NYU is located right in the heart of one of the largest, busiest cities in the US. This private, not-for-profit university, which was founded in 1831, is large enough to accommodate its more than 50,000 students. The school’s doctoral university carries a Carnegie classification of having very high research activity, which displays its high academic value. Students who have passed advanced placement exams will receive credit for those exams and students who wish to earn dual credits in high school and their first year of college are able to do that as well. And students who have life experiences are able to earn academic credits for them in specific situations as well.
Overview of New York University
To serve a large student body, this university needs a large faculty. The total faculty stands at 5,723. Once students begin their classes at NYU, they will be able to venture out beyond the university to learn about their new home—New York has many sights to see. These include the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty National Monument. If they don’t want to go to the dining center for a meal, they can go off-campus and enjoy a meal in the city, though costs are high in the city so they may not want to do so too often.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||City: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||9:1|
Top Rankings For New York University
#24 in Nursing Colleges
#21 in Psychology Colleges
#24 in Business Colleges
#20 in Business Administration
#47 in Computer Science
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NYU Acceptance Rate and Admissions
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||Recommended|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||November 1|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
NYU Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
The sticker price (tuition, fees, books, supplies, room/board, and other) is around $75,500. For a family that can’t afford this, they may think that it’s too expensive for their student to attend BYU. However, if the student fills out the FAFSA and learns they do qualify for financial aid, these awards can bring down the final cost considerably.
The average net price, the tuition and fees remaining once financial aid has gone into effect, for a recent academic year was around $39,900. You can see it broken down by family income below.
- Families earning up to $30,000 pay around $29,080
- Families earning between $30,001 and $48,000 pay around $28,607
- Families earning between $48,001 and $75,000 pay around $36,729
- Families earning between $75,001 and $100,000 pay around $57,678
- Families earning more than $100,001 pay around $57,678
Federal and institutional financial aid is awarded to 45% percent of freshman students. Grants or scholarships are paid to 2,716 or 45%, with an average award of $29,832. Institutional grants and scholarships coming from NYU are paid to 2,641 or 44% of students. The average award is $27,303.
|Average net price||2017-2018|
|Average Total Aid||$29,832|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||51%|
|Room & Board||$18,684|
- Tuition In-State - $53,308
- Tuition Out-of-State - $53,308
- Books and Supplies - $752
- Room & Board - $18,684
- Other - $2,758
NYU posts a 94% retention rate; this means that most freshmen return to the university after their first academic year of instruction. The 4-year graduation rate is 76% and the 6-year graduation rate is 9 points higher at 85%. This follows a national trend toward students spending longer in their degree programs before graduation.
The student-to-faculty ratio stands at 9 to 1, which makes it somewhat easier for students to have one-on-one time with their professors, should they have difficulty with one of their classes.
The total student body was mentioned earlier as including more than 50,000 students; undergraduates make up 26,733 members of the student body. Graduate students are a little less than one-half that number, at 25,114. Evening classes are not offered to undergraduates or graduates at NYU. Instead, students who hold down daytime jobs are able to access classes via online classes.
The most popular degree programs at NYU include biological and biomedical sciences; business, management, marketing, and related support services; communication journalism and related programs; and computer and information sciences and support services. Other majors that are offered here include education, engineering technology and engineering-related fields, English language and literature/letters, foreign languages and linguistics, health professions and related programs, legal professions and studies, liberal arts and humanities, mathematics and statistics, psychology, public administration and social service professions, social sciences, and visual and performing arts.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|Visual and Performing Arts||1094 Total Graduates / 18%|
|Cinematography and Film/Video Production||372 Graduates|
|Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General||371 Graduates|
|Visual and Performing Arts, Other||94 Graduates|
|Playwriting and Screenwriting||50 Graduates|
|Music Performance, General||49 Graduates|
|All Social Science Majors||839 Total Graduates / 14%|
|Econometrics and Quantitative Economics||366 Graduates|
|Political Science and Government, General||181 Graduates|
|Social Sciences, Other||81 Graduates|
|Economics, General||36 Graduates|
|All Business Majors||831 Total Graduates / 14%|
|Business/Commerce, General||409 Graduates|
|Management Information Systems, General||136 Graduates|
|Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other||99 Graduates|
|Real Estate||52 Graduates|
|Hotel/Motel Administration/Management||51 Graduates|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities||550 Total Graduates / 9%|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies||533 Graduates|
|Biology/Biological Sciences||100 Graduates|
|Humanities/Humanistic Studies||17 Graduates|
|Health Professions and Related Programs||521 Total Graduates / 8%|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||411 Graduates|
|Public Health, General||73 Graduates|
|Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist||22 Graduates|
|Dental Hygiene/Hygienist||15 Graduates|
|All Computer Information Science Majors||435 Total Graduates / 7%|
|Computer and Information Sciences, General||331 Graduates|
|Information Technology||63 Graduates|
|Computer Software and Media Applications, Other||32 Graduates|
|Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other||3 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||31%|
Outcome & Salary
Earning a degree from NYU gives graduates a definite salary advantage. Their average salary is $75,000, while their early-career salary is $56,000 and their mid-career salary is $77,400. Keeping these numbers in mind, an average graduate’s return on investment (ROI) from their education ranges from $590,260 (10-year projected ROI) to $1,364,260 (20-year projected ROI).
Their 10-year salary earnings potential is $750,000 and their 20-yer salary earnings potential is $1,524,000. Given their four-year cost of education ($1,59,740), it’s easy to see that graduates do realize a substantial ROI.
High school graduates who don’t go to college earn a national average salary of $37,960. Their 10-year projected income is $379,600 and their 20-year projected income, $759,200.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$56,000|
|College Grads Average Salary||$75,000|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$77,400|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$750,000|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,524,000|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$159,740|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$590,260|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,364,260|
|No Colleage Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$37,960|
|10 Year Projected Income||$379,600|
|20 Year Projected Income||$759,200|
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