New York University is a highly competitive school and its admissions statistics make New York University one of the 50 most competitive schools for undergraduate admissions globally. Similar to the trends across all top schools, New York University acceptance rates have continued to decline over the past 8 years and will almost certainly continue to do so into the future.
The Class of 2019 was one of the most challenging years to be admitted to New York University ever to date. For the Class of 2019, 60,322 students applied to New York University of which 18,500 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 30.7%. Overall applications increased by 16% over last year (2018 to 2019) from 52,000 to 60,322.
For the Class of 2019, 2,500 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 7,749, yielding an early acceptance rate of 32.3%.