New York University Shanghai

Shanghai, CN

New York University Shanghai

Shanghai, CN

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New York University (NYU) is The University Without Walls.

With degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shangai and 12 academic centers worldwide, NYU is a truly global university. NYU students enjoy extraordinary liberal arts curricula, research opportunities, and an extensive professional network regardless of where they are in our global network.

NYU in New York City
New York City is an extension of NYU’s campus. Home to world-class theater, music, film, libraries, museums, and galleries, New York offers students a plethora of opportunities to engage with the city. Studying here also gives you access to internships that complement your professional goals. NYU’s nearly half a million worldwide alumni and partnerships with corporations, government agencies, and social institutions will help propel your career forward. 

NYU Abu Dhabi
NYU Abu Dhabi blends global academic experiences with a liberal arts, sciences, and engineering curriculum. In Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s most dynamic cities, you’ll conduct research, volunteer, intern, and travel in the region and throughout NYU’s global network.

NYU Shanghai
Our liberal arts campus in China’s financial and commercial capital gives you access to Asia’s top companies, media outlets, and museums for class trips and professional opportunities. You’ll gain a humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences foundation before pursuing your major. 

Global Academic Centers
NYU believes that studying abroad is critical to your education and personal development—so much so that we make the process as easy as possible, from logistics to adjusting to your new environment. Study abroad is available on six continents with a variety of courses offered to allow you to pick the location that worksbest for your academic progress. 

Admission to NYU is highly selective. The Admissions Committee evaluates each application based on many factors, including your academic record, standardized test scores, letters of evaluation, and your personal and “Why NYU?” admission essays. The committee also reviews your talents, personal attributes, and goals. For details, visit


NEW YORK, NEW YORK, is one of the most influential cities in the world. As the capital of finance, communication, and culture, New York offers the best in theater, dance, music, film, museums, and galleries in the United States. NYU’s campuses in New York are located in Greenwich Village, a calm oasis in an energetic city, and Downtown Brooklyn, a growing hub for tech and innovation.

NYU At A Glance

Type of school: Founded in 1831, NYU is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian research university.

Number of Students: 58,461 total students (fall 2019): 26,981 undergraduates, 25,904 graduate and professional students, and 5,576 in non-credit programs

Number of Faculty: 5,050 faculty members; 10:1 student-faculty ratio

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Three degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai; 10 undergraduate schools and colleges; over 230 areas of study; more than 5,000 courses

Geographic Diversity:
• New York: Students from all 50 states and 130 countries 
• Abu Dhabi: Students from 100+ countries 
• Shanghai: Students from 60+ countries 

International Student Services: NYU is home to the highest number of international students in the United States, with over 17,000 international students and scholars from over 140 different countries. The International Student Center builds community among international students with year-round programming and support.

International Student Budget:
• Tuition and Fees  $53,508 
• Room and Board $18,684
• Total $72,192 

Financial Aid: Scholarships and grants are limited for non-US residents and permanent residents. To be eligible, international students must complete the CSS/PROFILE.

Test Score Requirements: Applicants may submit a variety of test results to apply. International students whose native language is not English must submit an English-language proficiency test. Visit for details.

Application Deadlines and Fees: 
• Early Decision I: November 1
• Early Decision II: January 1
• Regular Decision: January 5
• Application fee: $80

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