After reading through more than 75,000 admissions applications for its campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai (a 12 percent increase over last year, and more than 100 percent increase over 2007), NYU has as of today notified 15,722 prospective students of their acceptance to NYU’s class of 2022. For the first time in NYU history, the initial acceptance rate for students at the Washington Square campus has dipped to 19 percent—from 28 percent last year and 35 percent five years ago.
The NYU Class of 2022 is also the most diverse in NYU history, with a 33 percent increase in African American students accepted and a 14 percent increase in Latinx students accepted, making up 11 percent and 21 percent of the overall admitted population, respectively. No ethnic group makes up more than 23 percent of the total students admitted to the New York campus, or 21 percent of the total global class. First generation college students comprise 20 percent of the class, which will number approximately 6,500 for fall 2018 across all NYU campuses—roughly equal in size to last year’s. Read more.