New York University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.
The average composite SAT score for admitted New York University freshman is 1455 out of 1600. NYU students have the 30th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1455 is in the 98th percentile of all SAT test takers.
The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1370 to 1540. The 75th percentile score is 1540 while the 25th percentile score is 1370.
The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by NYU but we estimate it to be around a 1280 total composite SAT score.
The average score for NYU students on the math portion of the SAT is 750 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 700 and the 75th percentile score 800.
The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 670 to 740 and the average score for New York University students is 705.
Below are estimated chances of being accepted at New York University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 21.1%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.71.
An SAT score of 1540 or higher is very competitive at NYU and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 34% or higher.
Scores between 1460 to 1530 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 22% to 32%.
SAT scores between 1370 to 1450 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 12% to 20% percent chance of being admitted.
SAT scores from 1280 to 1360 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 11% chance of admission to NYU. SAT scores below 1280 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=193900 IPEDS survey data for New York University.