New York University: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from New York University’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

New York University Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: 70 Washington Square South
  • State: New York
  • Institution: Private
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Semester
  • Retention Rate: 94.70%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 29,401
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Optional 
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 8:1

Factors in Admission Decisions


Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized test scores
Application Essay


Very Important
Extracurricular Activities
Character/personal qualities
First Generation
Alumni/ae relation
Geographical Residence
Racial/ethnic status
Volunteer work
Work experience
Level of applicant’s interest

GPA Breakdown

23.20% of enrolled students have a GPA of 4.0 

44.40% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99

5.30% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74

25.50% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49

1.20% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 ‎‏

0.40% of enrolled students have a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: January 5
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (1 year maximum)
  • EA/ED: Yes (Early Decision)
  • EA/ED Deadline: November 1

Student Life Information

Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 7,532 International (nonresidents) students
  • 4,838 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 2,290 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 6,404 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 46 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 5,889 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 31 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 1,134 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 1,237 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown


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Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $422,446,991

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $53,565,711

The data presented here was collected from the New York University Common Data Set 2022-2023.

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