New York University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$46,590

2.9% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$35,147

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.19%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

31.9%

60,724 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

50,550

81.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

84.7%

3,536 Graduates

About

New York University is a higher education institution located in New York County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at New York University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (564 degrees awarded), General Business (499 degrees), and General Economics (486 degrees).

In 2016, 16,758 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at New York University. 56.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,757 degrees), 2.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2214 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at New York University is $46,590, which is $20,734 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at New York University is $46,590, which is $20,734 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$46,590

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at New York University was $46,590. The cost of tuition at New York University is $20,734 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$35,147

2016 Value

0.117%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 New York University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,147. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of New York University grew by 0.117%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,580

Room and Board

$1,070

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at New York University was of $17,580 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,070. The cost of room and board increased by 4.76% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at New York University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.51% with respect to 2015, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

2.19%

2015 Default Rate

189

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at New York University was 2.19%, which represents 189 out of the 8635 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

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.

Acceptance Rate

31.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

19,351

Accepted Out of 60,724

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of New York University was 31.9% (19,351 admissions from 60,724 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 32.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 5.19%, while admissions grew by 4.52%.

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SAT Scores

64%

Submission Percentage

3,899

Scores Submitted

64% of enrolled first-time students at New York University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

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, 9.89% Hispanic or Latino, 5.18% Black or African American, 2.9% Two or More Races, 0.127% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at New York University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (18.9%), followed by White Male (13.7%) and Asian Female (10.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (16.7%), followed by White Male (13.1%) and Asian Female (5.59%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at New York University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50,550 students. The full-time enrollment at New York University is 41,374 and the part-time enrollment is 9,176. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at New York University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at New York University was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), New York University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    16,875

  2. Asian

    7,795

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4,997

The enrolled student population at New York University is 33.4% White, 15.4% Asian, 9.89% Hispanic or Latino, 5.18% Black or African American, 2.9% Two or More Races, 0.127% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.127% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3,509 students (6.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 2134 more women than men received degrees from New York University. The majority of degree recipients at New York University are white (5,757 degrees awarded). There were 2.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2214 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at New York University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (1,023 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,995 degrees), and Math & Statistics (462 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at New York University are Designers (187,698 people), Social workers (185,541 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (166,425 people), Miscellaneous managers (148,956 people), and Postsecondary teachers (105,275 people).

The most specialized majors at New York University are Legal (1,023 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,995 degrees), Math & Statistics (462 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (943 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (133 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at New York University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at New York University are Legal (1,023 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,995 degrees), Math & Statistics (462 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (943 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (133 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at New York University are Elementary & secondary schools (336,690 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (205,453 people), Computer Systems Design (120,883 people), Hospitals (118,064 people), and Individual & family services (112,082 people).

The most specialized majors at New York University are Legal (1,023 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,995 degrees), Math & Statistics (462 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (943 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (133 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 564 degrees awarded

  2. 499 degrees awarded

  3. 486 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at New York University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 564 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 7,312

  2. 9,446

In 2016, 7,312 degrees were awarded to men at New York University, which is 0.774 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (9,446).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 825 degrees were awarded to men at New York University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2 times more than the 412 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 536 degrees were awarded to women at New York University in Social Work, which is 6.46 times more than the 83 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

72%

100% Completion Time

82%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 72% of students graduating from New York University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at New York University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6.56% of graduates (232 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,757 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    2,214 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    1,589 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at New York University is white (5,757 degrees awarded). There were 2.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2214 degrees).

9.48% of degree recipients (1,589 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    3,287 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,470 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    1,283 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at New York University is white female (3,287 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,470 degrees).

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Operations

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 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, New York University had a total expenditure of $5.03B. Of that $5.03B, they spent $2.34B on salaries and $5.03B on benefits.

New York University employs 1,010 No academic ranks, 844 Professors, and 530 Associate professors. Most academics at New York University are Male Professors (596), Male No academic ranks(514), and Female No academic ranks (496).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at New York University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1508 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1174 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 1000 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.48B

2015 Endowment

1.19%

growth from 2014

New York University has an endowment valued at about $3.48B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of New York University grew 1.19% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.21B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $357M - Federal

  2. $17.3M - State

  3. $2.62M - Local

As of 2015, New York University received $357M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $17.3M from state grants and contracts, and $2.62M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$2.34B

Salary Expenditure

$5.03B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, New York University had a total expenditure of $5.03B. Of that $5.03B, they spent $2.34B on salaries and $5.03B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at New York University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$2.34B

2015 Salaries

11.3%

growth from 2014

In 2015, New York University paid a median of $2.34B in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($5.03B) and a 11.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.9% growth from 2013 and a 8.22% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$387M

Instructional Salaries

2,981

Number of Employees

In 2015, New York University paid a total of $387M to 2,981 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

1010 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1508 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at New York University were No academic rank with 1,010 employees; Professor with 844 employees; and Professor with 530 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at New York University were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,508 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,174 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 1,000 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. Female No academic rank

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at New York University was Male Professor with 596 employees, Male No academic rank with 514 employees, and Female No academic rank with 496 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at New York University.

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