The Common Application is required for students applying to any or all of NYU's three degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, or Shanghai. Required school documents may be submitted directly through the Common Application or separately.
NYU applicants pay a non-refundable application fee of USD 80. Students who are unable to pay the application fee can request a fee waiver.
Watch this helpful video to learn about the process and deadlines.
Send official score reports or predicted scores. Results from scholastic exams are an important criteria for evaluating our global pool of applicants. With that said, NYU has one of the most flexible testing policies of any college or university. You only have to submit results from one of the following:
Note: Test scores must come from an official source to be processed. Use your name exactly as it appears on your passport or birth certificate on your application and supporting documents.
English Language Testing
All NYU students must have a strong command of the English language to be successful in a fast-paced, rigorous academic environment. If English is not your native language, we recommend you submit results from an English language testing exam.
You will need to submit one teacher or instructor evaluation. When you start the Common Application online, make sure you have contact information for a teacher who will complete the Teacher Evaluation form.
Once you provide an email address for your school officials in the Common Application, they will be sent a message inviting them to fill out the evaluation form online.
Remember: Use your name exactly as it appears on your passport or birth certificate on your application and supporting documents.
You will need to submit a short response to one question on the Common Application: Why NYU? This is probably one of the most important parts of the NYU application. Make sure you talk about why you're interested in studying your intended major. If you're undecided, you may talk about why you want to figure it out at NYU.
To be considered official, all documents (including academic transcripts) require an original signature of the registrar or other designated school official, or the institution's seal. If a document isn't in English, then a translation should be provided (a school official or a translation agency accredited in your country can issue the translation). All official testing should come from the relevant examination board or testing agency.
Note: Transcripts and test scores must come from an official source to be processed. Use your name exactly as it appears on your passport or birth certificate on your application and supporting documents.
or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are certain NYU Abu Dhabi is the right university for you, consider applying through Early Decision.
If you are interested in pursuing certain majors within the Arts and Humanities, you have the option of submitting an artistic audition and/or portfolio.