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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
2.9% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
60,724 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
81.8% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
4,600 Graduates

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The median tuition at New York University is $46,590, which is $14,380 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,147.

In 2016, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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New York University received 60,724 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.19% annual growth. Out of those 60,724 applicants, 19,351 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 31.9% acceptance rate.

There were 50,550 students enrolled at New York University in 2016, and 64% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

New York University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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New York University has a total enrollment of 50,550 students. The full-time enrollment at New York University is 41,374 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,176. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at New York University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at New York University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.4% White, 15.4% Asian, 9.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.18% Black or African American, 2.9% Two or More Races, 0.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at New York University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (9.3%), followed by White Male (6.73%) and Asian Female (5.39%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (5.43%), followed by White Male (4.26%) and Asian Female (1.82%).

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In 2016, 2,134 more women than men graduated from New York University. The majority of students graduating from New York University are White. These 5,757 graduates mean that there were 2.6 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 2,214 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at New York University is Liberal Arts & Sciences with 564 graduates, followed by General Business with 499 graduates and General Economics with 486 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at New York University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Legal, with 1,023 graduates, followed by Visual & Performing Arts with 1,995 graduates and Math & Statistics with 462 graduates.


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New York University has an endowment valued at nearly $3.48B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $37.9M (1.09%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, New York University had a total expenditure of $5.03B. Of that $5.03B, they spent $2.17B on salaries and $608M on benefits.

New York University employs 999 No academic ranks, 861 Professors, and 524 Associate professors. Most academics at New York University are Male Professors (607), Male No academic ranks (507), and Female No academic ranks (492).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at New York University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1,388 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1,176 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 965 employees.



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