NYU Early Decision for Fall 2022 Admission

New York University offers Early Decision but does not offer Early Action for freshman admissions.

This year, the Early Decision 1 (ED1) deadline for NYU is November 1.

This year, the Early Decision 2 (ED2) deadline for NYU is January 1.

The cut-off time for applications is 11:59 p.m EST.


All ED1 applications should receive an admissions decision by December 15. ED2 will receive decisions by February 16. Last year, NYU admitted 3,846 of the 13,842 applicants who applied early decision. The acceptance rate was 27.79%.

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My S22 applied ED1 to Steinhardt, intending to major in media, culture and communication and minor in sociology.

GPA: 3.58 UW, though the school said it isn’t calculating or reporting GPA and is letting colleges calculate it from the transcript. Grades 10-12 at a rigorous suburban public in Massachusetts; grade 9 at a private international school in Switzerland (we were expats there for two years; four years before that in London)

URM (Black)

Four APs: AP Chem in 11 (3 on the exam, not submitting); AP Human Geo, AP Physics, AP Stats in 12 (explained on the app that he also would have taken AP French this year but had a schedule conflict)

All honors or above otherwise in 10-12, except electives. Grade 9 in pre-IB program

SAT: 1400 (700/700); not submitting

ECs: Main is basketball — varsity 11-12, JV 10; club basketball in Switzerland, and summer travel program from Switzerland to U.S.

Co-founded architecture club (11), but decided not to pursue as a career

Summer academy at Boston Architectural College

Co-founded landscaping business

One-week internship at FIBA

LORs: History teacher, math teacher, prominent NYU law professor for whom he did a small research project last summer

Essays: I think they’re both strong. Common App is on basketball and how it both shaped and didn’t shape his identity as we moved around the world. “Why NYU” mentions his wanting a connection with his late grandfather, who went there, but focuses on what he hopes to get out of MCC and sociology

We’re full-pay, though I understand that’s not a factor in the admissions decision.

Good luck to all applying!

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hello! I applied ED1 to Steinhardt for Vocal Performance with a Music Theatre concentration :’)

GPA: 3.93 UW/4.57 W

8 APs: Bio (4) Lang (5) Environmental (5) APUSH (5) Music Theory (5). I’m taking calc ab, world, and lit this year

34 ACT (35 English, 31 math, 36 reading, 34 science)

my main ec was theater (both in school, at community theaters, and some regional theater) and music (competitive pianist and vocalist). Other music things: I co-founded a music non profit, and I teach piano and cello to young students. I also interned on a congressional campaign last fall, and I interned for a local newspaper my freshman year. I also did a summer music theater program at Steinhardt when I was going into my senior year.

LOR: my English teacher wrote mine : )

Essays: I think (and hope hahaha) that they’re strong! my common app essay was about growing up with severe ADHD and how taking piano lessons helped me overcome a lot of the struggles I had being neurodivergent, and then using what I learned through that experience to help my piano students nearly ten years later. My Why NYU was about the program’s balance between academics and music (which is really important considering the fact that most BFA MT programs have barely any academics) and the accelerated music education dual degree program. best of luck to everyone applying !!!