New York University actively seeks students who are varied in interests, talents, and goals, as well as in economic and social backgrounds.
Particular attention is paid to the degree to which candidates have made the effective use of opportunities available to them, however great or limited those opportunities may have been.
Each applicant is reviewed carefully to identify academic strength, potential for intellectual growth and creativity, and promise of fully utilizing the special offerings of the University and the city.
Each applicant's record is considered objectively and evaluated for participation in extracurricular and community services, in addition to scholarly pursuits.
Evidence of character and maturity are regarded as essential in potential students who hope to benefit fully from the unique offerings of the University and its urban environment. citizens nor permanent residents should refer to this section's heading "applicants with international credentials." The quality of an applicant's secondary school record is more important than a prescribed pattern of courses.
Participation in meaningful school and community activities is an important factor. Freshmen who are best prepared to succeed at NYU will have explored the following topics in their high schools: four years of English, with heavy emphasis on writing; three to four years of academic mathematics; three to four years of laboratory science; three to four years of social studies; and two to three years of foreign language.
A complete application will include: Candidates are urged to complete and file their applications as soon as possible, especially those seeking financial aid and/or housing.
(See below for application filing deadlines.) No admissions decision will be made without complete information.
All other applicants must take the LSAT or GRE no later than January 2020.
The oldest score we will accept is from the October 2014 LSAT administration.