July 14, 2014

A Preliminary Look at the NYU Class of 2018

This year, for the seventh consecutive year, a record number of students applied to New York University; more than 52,000 students applied for freshman admission to NYU's three campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai. As students finalize their enrollment and make plans for the fall, here is a preliminary look at the NYU Class of 2018.

For the New York campus, more than 6,000 incoming freshmen have confirmed their intent to enroll. Here are a few highlights:

  • Freshmen are expected to represent all 50 states and a record-breaking 95 countries of primary citizenship beyond the United States.
  • A record-breaking 20 percent of this year's freshmen will be "international."
  • Just over 700 freshmen have confirmed their intent to enroll at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering—the largest freshman class with the strongest academic profile to arrive in Brooklyn in recent history.
  • The University expects to enroll the largest number of African-American freshmen in more than a decade, and the largest number of Latino/a freshmen ever at NYU. NYU will continue to be a University with no ethnic majority in its freshman class.
  • Roughly 19 percent of this year's freshmen are expected to be the first generation in their families to attain a four year college/university degree.
  • The average SAT scores of this year's freshmen are expected to be 2011 (Critical Reading, Math, and Writing) or a 1340 (Critical Reading/Math); the average composite ACT score is expected to be a 30.

For NYU Abu Dhabi, 276 incoming freshmen have confirmed their intent to enroll—the largest class ever to enroll at the Abu Dhabi campus.  Here are a few highlights:

  • Three-hundred and twenty students were admitted and 85 percent accepted their admission offer, which is arguably the highest yield rate of any American college or university.
  • Incoming freshmen will represent 72 countries of primary citizenship (81 countries if one includes dual citizens).
  • Twenty-two percent of this year's freshmen are expected to be the first generation in their families to attain a four year college/university degree.

For NYU Shanghai, 150 incoming freshmen have confirmed their intent to enroll. Here are a few highlights:

  • Of the students admitted thus far, 53% will be female and 47% will be male.
  • Students will represent 36 countries of primary citizenship (43 countries if one includes dual citizens).
  • Twenty-seven percent of this year's freshmen are expected to be the first generation in their families to attain a four year college/university degree.
  • Twenty-five percent of the students from the U.S. are under-represented students of color.