In the pre-dawn hours of March 31, NYU admission decisions for all 3 of our campuses will drop around the world the old fashioned way – by email.
Decisions will be released in waves over the course of the day to minimize disruption to most (not all) school day time zones, meaning decisions will be released into the late evening hours and possibly into the early morning hours of April 1. We will make decisions available online through our NYU Albert student information system on Monday, April 4, or you can call us by phone on Monday and we will release your decision then.
The admitted Class of 2020 – selected from a record-breaking applicant pool of 63,000+ students, looks to be the strongest class we’ve admitted in recent history and they will include our largest ever African-American, Latino/a, and international communities.
The NYU Class of 2020 will include Broadway stars, recording artists, worldwide science Olympiad winners, valedictorians, state and national champions in every sport imaginable, and start-up CEOs (including a guy who won the Infiniti Global Start Up Competition and who moonlights as a member of the Lebanese National Swim Team – on deck to be admitted to NYU Shanghai).
But one of the luxuries of being the largest independent research university in America is that while NYU does, in fact, attract our share of superstars, there is room for mere mortals – students who haven’t already accomplished greatness but who are on the verge of greatness.
This year, there was room in our class for students with healthy (not perfect) test scores. There was room for students with strong (not perfect) grades. There was room for students who didn’t serve as president or captain of everything and instead held down a part-time job to pay for college. There was room for students who didn’t win any awards but raced home after school each day to care for their younger siblings or their grandparents.
There was room for students who have struggled with depression and anxiety, room for students with excellent writing ability but unremarkable essays, and room for students who weren’t the best in show in all that they do but demonstrated they are good citizens and caring human beings.
Though admission to NYU is, in fact, an international competition of the highest level, we’re proud and humbled to welcome the entire Class of 2020 – regardless of what they’ve achieved thus far.