New York University building on the NYU campus

All about studying at New York University

New York City is many things. Some call it the Big Apple, to others it is the city that never sleeps. However, that’s not all it’s known for. Located in the heart of the city is one of its crowning jewels, New York University.

Ranked 27th by TIMES World ranking, NYU is an alma mater to over 37 Nobel laureates, inventors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and founders of Fortune 500 companies. Built in 1831, the university is situated in Manhattan with a campus that measures a whopping 230 acres. NYU is a mix of University and city, with typical uni life when inside the campus and an incredible experience of the city life just a few steps outside the campus. Besides this huge NYC campus, NYU has 11 other academic centers in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tel Aviv, Israel and 2 other campuses in Abu Dhabi with 22 majors and Shanghai with 18 majors.

Academics and Admissions:

Admissions Ambassadors at NYU (Picture credits-NYU admissions ambassadors website)

New York University has 11 schools and over 230 areas of study and 10 libraries with over 5.9 million volumes. NYU is famous for its Arts and theatre programs offered by the Tisch School of the Arts. Other than these, they also have prominent programs in accounting and finance, engineering, mathematics, law and legal studies, psychology and philosophy. Being one of the top universities, it has a fairly strict international students acceptance rate of 32%. Moreover, like most prominent universities, NYU expects good academic scores along with other prerequisites:


IELTS – 7.5/9 bands

GRE – 160 (Quantitative), 4.0 (Analytical Writing)

GPA – More than 3.7

SAT – 1382

ACT – 31

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Financial aids and expenses:

Scholarships can help you pay NYU tuition.
NYU provides scholarships, financial aid and educational opportunities to all talented students. (Picture credits-

While New York University holds a place in the list of most expensive colleges in the US, with the NYU tuition at $47,750 on an average; NYU also offers average scholarships worth $30,319. It also provides financial aids like the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program which provides grants up to $3,965 to the students, the Federal Pell Grant, FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY GRANTS (FSEOG) and many more. Along with these aids, the university also offers students employment programs which can provide NYU tuition fees cancellation and a stipend. The cost of boarding for the NYU students is around $17,578 and the total expenses might round up to $59,801.

NYU Social Life:

Students at New York University's Strawberry festival
Students volunteering at the annual Strawberry Festival ( Picture credits- New York University-

NYU has not only the best academics but also a wide range of extracurricular activities. Each of its schools has clubs which organize fests and events every year/semester. Having the highest number of international students, NYU also has students’ associations like Graduate Indian Students association which organizes Indian festivals and events which make one feel right at home on these special occasions. A delicious highlight of the year is NYU’s Strawberry Festival where you can enjoy carnival games, giveaways, music, and the longest strawberry shortcake!

New York City Central Park
The iconic Central Park (Picture credits – Virtual Tourist –

Want to live and explore the NYC life? All you have to do is step out of the university grounds! New York City has a lot to offer and is often dubbed as the greatest city in the world. Take a walk in the sprawling beauty of the Central Park and drop by the Conservatory Garden. Visit the garden hiding amidst the crowded NYC on the rooftop of the iconic Rockefeller Centre. Experience the various cuisines of the world, explore the city’s unique culture, and be a proud New Yorker!

So what are you waiting for? Apply to New York University right away! To know more about other Universities, you can also check out our other blogs such as the ones on Boston UniversityMIT and Harvard. We keep filling in details about different universities on our blog site, and if there is something that’s still unanswered you can reach out to us on our website or call us on+91 22 62863000. We at iSchoolConnect are always glad to help students with any higher education-related questions.

Rashmi Kango

A writer by day and a reader by night, Rashmi is a quirky cog, in the wheel that is iSchoolConnect. She spends her days writing intriguing and informative articles about all things Higher-Ed.

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