New York University

Last updated: Feb 2, 2016

What's the most famous and prominent New York university? Things to know about the application process. How to get into one of the best universities of New York? How much does it cost?

New York University

Best New York Universtites

There are hundreds of univerities in New York area, but there are only a few which ranks the highest and call everyone the Elite Universities.

Columbia University
It is located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, close to the northern tip of Central Park and Broadway. Columbia University has a strong offering across the full subject spectrum such as arts and humanities, social sciences and management, natural sciences and life sciences, medicine, engineering and technology.

Cornell University
Cornell offers both academic and vocational courses. However Cornell University's main campus is in Ithaca (200 mi away from New York City), there are campuses in NYC too. The medical facility is located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Tech campus is in the Chelsea district, schools of financial engineering and architecture are based in Manhattan, and a new campus construction will be finished on Roosevelt Island by 2017.

New York University
NYU is focusing on internationalization, with a number of campuses abroad. The university has a large number of international students, and also supports local students to study in location outside the US. Over the years NYU has attracted an extensive mix of writers, artists, musicians and intellectuals to study in its creative atmosphere.

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Find your New York University

Spend some time to discover the institutes. There are hundreds of colleges and thousands of programs to choose from in New York. To find the right college which serves the best your professional goals requires an in-depth research.

You can choose from public and private New York universities. There is a great website called Noodle where you can browse among different campuses, universities, and league schools in New York filtering by location, size, cost, and more.

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About The Application Process

New York universities define their own Application deadline. This is often 10 months before the start of the school term. Most universities offer web application form on their websites. To fill in them properly will take significant amount of time and effort. You'll need to write personal statements. You also need to collect recommendations and transcripts from your teachers. Finally you need to sign up for required entrance exams. So start the preparation for your academic studies in time.

Most New York City universites and colleges expect from you to take some standardized admission tests before you get green sign into education courses. Search for the following terms SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, TOEFL, IELTS and get yourself prepared. Required tests depend on the institution and the course you apply for.

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Are You An International Student?

International students often underestimate the amount of time needed to apply for admission to a university in New York. You'd better start the preparation steps 18 months before your actual studies in New York City.

If you are an international student, most of the universtities will require to verify the authenticity of your documents. There are services known as Credential Evaluators who can translate and certify your previous education documents.

An international student also needs to apply for a Student Visa in the US. But once your application is accepted, your universtity will provide the necessary information on this.

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How much does the education cost?

Study in New York costs a lot. Here you find some estimated expenses for one academic year (2015-2016) from New York University. Based on past experience, cost increases 5% in each year. These data are for informational purposes only. Other universities may have different cost figures. Students must demonstrate that they have sufficient liquid assets to cover tuition and living expenses for at least one year of study.

Tuition & Fees
This cost vary on the course you take. In average it's US$ 45,000, but for instance there is an Advanced Programs for International Dentists course for US$ 78,000.

Living Expenses
This cost includes housing, food, books, and other miscellaneous costs associated with day-to-day life in New York City for a student coming from abroad. For a 12-month period it is around US$ 24,000.

Health Insurance
It is around US$ 3,200 per year.

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