Information for Counselors

Our Commitment to You

NYU Abu Dhabi’s mission to build strong, lasting partnerships with school counselors predates the university’s founding. From the very beginning, we have been committed to identifying key schools and counselors — organizations and individuals who will work with us to identify students who will thrive in NYU Abu Dhabi’s dynamic and diverse environment. 

Nominations are unique to the NYU Abu Dhabi admissions process and provide an opportunity to highlight a student you feel may be a particularly strong fit for the university.

Students and faculty in a classroom at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Why Nominate?

By nominating, you have the opportunity to bring a particular student to our attention and highlight why you feel they would be well-suited to our campus and community. Through our rigorous and selective application process, we aim to learn as much as possible about the various aspects of an individual student’s application. We understand that you, as a counselor, are ideally placed to provide insight and perspective on the many elements of a student’s profile, including key attributes such as high academic achievement and demonstrated leadership that are at the heart of what makes an NYU Abu Dhabi student

About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first liberal arts and science college with engineering in the Middle East that is part of a major US research university. In keeping with our commitment to providing an engaging and challenging liberal arts and science education, NYU Abu Dhabi will always have a small student body (approximately 1,000 students currently, or about halfway to our overall goal) and a student-to-professor ratio that will never exceed 8:1 (currently 4:1).