If there is one university that can witness the trend of Chinese students applying to study in the United States, it must be New York University (NYU).
Ten years ago, NYU’s ranking on the US News list was outside the top 30 (ranked 33rd in 2012). The acceptance rate at that time was 35%.
Fast forward ten years, NYU has climbed to the 25th spot, entering the prestigious top thirty club. However, both the number of applicants and the acceptance rate have undergone significant changes.
In the just-concluded 2022-2023 application season, NYU received nearly 120,000 undergraduate applications, marking a 13% increase from the previous year and setting a new historical record.
However, the acceptance rate is plummeting to a staggering 8%, reaching a historic low. In fact, the acceptance rates of three undergraduate schools are below 5%.
Many applicants are expressing their astonishment after receiving the admission decisions. Schools that used to be considered as safeties are now completely out of reach.
Some applicants, upon receiving rejection letters, have already started planning how to transfer:
“After being rejected by NYU, I feel mentally disoriented. It’s the dream school I’ve been fond of for two years…”
“I am the master of my fate. Although I received a rejection letter, I have already decided to transfer starting from my freshman year…”
Why is New York University becoming increasingly popular?
It must be said that, compared to higher-ranked American prestigious universities, NYU has a unique charm.
First and foremost, its location is extremely advantageous.
NYU’s main campus is situated in the heart of Manhattan, New York City. From the university, one can enjoy a view of the Empire State Building, and it’s just a 10-minute drive to Wall Street.
Next, New York University offers a comprehensive range of majors, with over 10 different schools and 200+ distinct programs available for undergraduate and graduate students. Particularly renowned are the Stern School of Business, Tisch School of the Arts, and the social sciences.
Most importantly, the career prospects for NYU graduates are excellent.
In the latest QS Graduate Employability Rankings for 2022, NYU is ranked 16th globally.
According to employment data published on the university’s official website, at NYU, on average, one out of every two students holds at least two job offers from prestigious companies. The average salary and bonuses for graduates are as high as $84,903 (approximately 600,000 RMB).
New York University is an excellent institution, and students who aspire to study at NYU must plan ahead and be well-prepared.
Based on the admission data from the past five years, NYU places a strong emphasis on students’ academic achievements during the selection process. This includes not only the GPA but also standardized test scores, particularly in subject-related research capabilities.
Recently, we discovered an official summer research program affiliated with NYU called NYU-ASC.
Hosted by New York University and co-sponsored by the American Scholar Committee, this program offers a three-week intensive research learning opportunity for high school and college students.
The program aims to provide international students with a strong academic drive with more research opportunities.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive NYU transcripts, course credits, a program certificate, and academic research assessment reports from professors at American universities, enhancing the value of their applications.
01 The "Support" of Esteemed Professors
Although this research program is affiliated with NYU, the mentors involved extend beyond its boundaries, with professors from Columbia University also participating.
It is worth noting that the NYU professors involved in the program come from prestigious schools within the university, such as the Stern School of Business.
The range of research topics is remarkably wide. Just this year, there are as many as 18 different directions, and they will continue to be updated. From humanities and social sciences to natural sciences, including chemistry, physics, and biology, as well as business disciplines, applicants with diverse interests can easily find suitable research topics.
02"High Returns" Rare Projects
Now let’s take a look at the return on investment, as this research project offers particularly high returns.
Firstly, upon successful completion of the program and meeting graduation requirements, all participating students will receive New York University’s transcript, course credits, and program certificate.
Secondly, students who apply and are admitted to the program will be granted a lifelong student account (NetID) at New York University.
This account remains active for an extended period and keeps a record of the student’s involvement in this program, including their performance and transcript.
In the future, if students apply for degree programs or non-degree programs at New York University, this account can be used for the application process. The project experience will be directly accessible through NYU’s internal system, eliminating the need for multiple submissions.
In addition to official transcripts and course credits, students participating in the program will have the opportunity to produce research outcomes and write research papers.
Outstanding students will have the chance to receive recommendation letters from supervising professors, and exceptional papers can be submitted for publication opportunities.