Student World Map

Globalization can appear to be automatic — the effect of economic and historical forces beyond anyone's control — but this does not mean that the virtues required to thrive and lead in a global world come automatically. It is these qualities — empathy and the ability to think across cultural boundaries; the fortitude to lead in a climate of uncertainty; an all-embracing sense of adventure; and the creativity to re-imagine not just solutions, but a complete vision — that NYU Abu Dhabi seeks to develop to the utmost degree in its students.

The students listed to the right are part of the NYUAD community because they already exemplify these virtues while exhibiting extraordinary potential to develop them even further. Click on the students' names to read their stories.

Student Profile Statistics 

 Class of 2015Class of 2016Class of 2017Class of 2018
Class size*161151175263
Male/female78/83
68/83
79/92
120/140
Number of countries
of origin

60

65

72

79
Languages spoken55516165
SAT – Math –
25th/75th percentile

710/780

720/790

715/800

725/800
SAT – Critical Reading –
25th/75th percentile

680/750

670/775

700/765

680/760
Total applications –
dual NYUAD & NYUNY (NYUAD primary)

5,858
(1,222)

15,520
(2,470)

4,284
(1,461)

12,543
(1,585)
Total applicants
admitted

195

208

204

320


* Total number of students beginning academic year

Student Profiles