Choosing to study at New York University is a great opportunity for those who wish to enter the job market with a wide range of experiences. It’s also an adventure that you won’t forget.
Study at New York University – the largest private research university in the USA , with impressive facilities, world-class lecturers and a vast budget to spend on researchers and professors. NYU has a reputation for being liberal, progressive, and having a diverse student community, with a high ratio of 11:1, student to faculty.
There are approximately 22,000 undergraduates and 20,000 postgraduates integrated into the life of one of world’s greatest cities – the Big Apple, the city which never sleeps. In line with the global vision of NYU, the university has the best study abroad programme in the US, and students can choose to spend a term, or a whole year, abroad in one of its academic centres, located in:
- Buenos Aires
- Tel Aviv
How many campuses does NYU have?
NYU has three degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. Students can move between the campuses and gain credits towards their degree. Acceptance rates vary: with the US campus accepting 15 per cent of all applicants, Shanghai taking 5 per cent and Abu Dhabi a highly competitive 2.1 per cent. Students can apply for any, or all, of the three campuses, with the New York site having 5500 places to fill, while Shanghai offers 300 and Abu Dhabi 235 places each year.
Are the campuses very different?
Yes, they are. NYU is currently placed 39th in the world rankings, and is going up from year to year, while Shanghai and Abu Dhabi are relatively new universities, which have yet to build a reputation.
Shanghai offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a totally different culture, learn Chinese, build a valuable network in a thriving FTZ (free trade zone) and play a part in the economic and social revolution which is pushing China to the forefront of the international community .
Students at Shanghai are accommodated in one of the residential halls , where they will share a vetted apartment or communal-style living space, with every facility, from laundry rooms to Wi-Fi.
In New York City, there is no central campus , and while the university does run co-educational dorms,58 per cent of students live in the city, within commuting distance of their faculty. Brooklyn Heights and Greenwich Village are popular if slightly expensive residential choices, but many students prefer to save money by moving to New Jersey or Queens and commuting in to Manhattan. Interestingly, if you do get a room in a dorm, you are allowed to keep one dog or two cats!
The Abu Dhabi campus provides accommodation for all its undergraduates and postgraduates , and living on campus is viewed as a very important part of the university experience. Residences are lively social hubs, where students are encouraged to take part in a large range of activities and events and provided with support and entertainment. You will never feel homesick in this setting, and the administrators try to promote diversity by putting together residents who come from different countries, to make sure no one is excluded and the groups that do form are based on friendship not ethnic background.
What are the most popular majors at NYU?
The ten most popular majors are:
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Social Sciences
- Liberal Arts
- Business management and marketing
- Cinematography and Film
- Biology and bioscience
- Physical sciences
- Health professions
In addition, NYU has over 100 Master’s programmes, including a range of courses at the Stern School of Business, founded in 1900 – one of the first and best business schools in the world – and the Tisch School of the Arts, the highly prestigious home of film making and cinema studies.
Study at New York University -requirements
If you have decided that New York University is your future spiritual and academic home, and that you are ready to march out, independently, to experience its streets, galleries, clubs and lifestyle, you need to check that you meet its application requirements:
- SAT : 1500 is the median score, although students have been accepted with scores from 1320-1500.
- IELTS: 7.5 upwards
- TOEFL: 100+
- IB: 38.7
NB: NYU does not expect applicants to write the SAT essay.
How much will it cost to study at NYU?
The most up to date estimates conclude that you will need $76,614 per year – $53,000 for tuition fees, while the rest will pay for food, accommodation, bills, daily expenses, books and entertainment etc. Since international students are not eligible for US federal or state loans, financial help depends on getting scholarships, either from third-party sources or the university.
There are not very many merit-based scholarships available , and since 28 per cent of the students at NYU are international students, competition is very fierce. Contact Elab and let us go through the options of applying for a scholarship from other sources, and answer any questions you may have about the cost of studying at NYU.
Alumni of NYU
This is an impressive list – and one far too long to reproduce here – which includes:
- Angelina Jolie
- Lady Gaga
- Anne Hathaway
- Woody Allen
- Adam Sandler
- Mark Ronson
- The Olsen twins
- Morgan Freeman ….
And finally- two strange facts about NYU
1. NYU has a World Champion Quidditch team which was ranked in the top 16 in the Quidditch World Cup. Harry Potter would be proud!
2. Every year, NYU holds a Strawberry Festival which, along with music, stalls and crafts, sees the city’s biggest strawberry shortcake (plus vegetarian, kosher and halal versions) being baked. The shortcake uses 2,500 eggs and measures 50 metres, give or take a slice or two.
NYU is a unique university set in the heart of a great metropolis. It offers a first class education, top teaching and the opportunity to live in a restless, creative and fascinating urban landscape. A modern, forward -looking university, it is climbing the global rankings and would enhance any CV and open doors in the job market. In short, it is the ideal choice for ambitious and independent thinkers looking for a holistic education in a stimulating environment.