New York University (NY)

New York University (NY)

Common Application 

Early Decision: Nov. 1, 2016
Early Decision II: Jan. 1, 2017    
Regular Decision: Jan. 1, 2017 

Essay Questions:

Common Application Essays:

The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don't feel obligated to do so. (The application won't accept a response shorter than 250 words.)

l   Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please          share your story.

l   The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn            from the experience?

l   Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?

l   Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal                         importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.

l   Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.


Supplemental Essay Questions: 

l   We would like to know more about your interest in NYU. We are particularly interested in knowing what motivated you to apply to NYU and more specifically, why you have applied     or expressed interest in a particular campus, school, college, program, and/or area of study? If you have applied to more than one, please tell us why you are interested in each of        the campuses, schools, colleges, or programs to which you have applied. You may be focused or undecided, or simply open to the options within NYU's global network; regardless,     we want to understand - Why NYU? (400 word maximum)

Documents Required: 
  • $70 Application Fee or Waiver 
  • Standardized Tests Results (One of the following)
    • Official score reports from the SAT or ACT
    • 3 SAT Subject Test scores
    • 3 AP exam scores 
  • Official score reports of TOEFL or IELTS
  • Secondary School Report
  • Mid-Year School Report 
  • 1 to 2 Academic Teacher Evaluation 

Other Information:

Address: 665 Broadway, 11th Floor
               New York, NY 10012-2339
               United States of America

Phone: 212-998-4500
Fax: 212-995-4902
Application Info:

SAT/TOEFL Code: 2562
ACT Code: 2838