NYU Abu Dhabi Admissions is responsible for the recruitment of students and the evaluation of applications for undergraduate programs at NYU Abu Dhabi. The team is based across three continents, with staff based in NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU London. Additionally, the team directs and supports the work of the Institute of International Education, who conduct global outreach on behalf of NYU Abu Dhabi. The admissions team is supported by marketing and operations teams based in New York, as well as enrollment management and admissions leadership.

The admissions team works to attract and recruit students with the academic excellence and global outlook needed to succeed at NYU Abu Dhabi and beyond. In addition to conducting extensive outreach throughout the year, the team supports the local community by hosting events, workshops, and programming on campus for prospective students and students looking to better understand the landscape of global higher education. The team is also responsible for the evaluation and selection of applicants, including the planning and execution of on-site candidate weekends.

Leader Profile

Valentina Lopez
Executive Director, Recruitment, Admissions and Financial Aid

Key People

Susan Balch

Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

Jenny McMahon

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

General Inquiries


Abu Dhabi
Phone: +971-2-628-5511


New York
Phone: +1 212-992-7230