N.Y.U.’s applicants most ever

By Albert Amateau

New York University has received a record number of 42,242 applications for the 2015 class, exceeding last year’s freshman applications by 11 percent.

More than 41,000 of the applications were for the estimated 4,800 places at the Washington Square campus, according to a Jan. 24 university announcement.

Nearly 4,700 of the Washington Square applicants asked also to be considered for admission to the university’s new Abu Dhabi campus in the United Arab Emirates. The 1,184 applicants who applied only for the Abu Dhabi campus represent a 24 percent increase of applicants over last year for the first class of the U.A.E. campus. There are spots open for about 150 students this year at N.Y.U. Abu Dhabi’s World’s Honor College, according to the announcement.

N.Y.U. this year received 7,625 applications from students outside the U.S. to all N.Y.U. campuses and academic centers.

“We’re immensely proud and grateful that so many extremely talented high school students from around the world are interested in N.Y.U.,” said Randall Deike, N.Y.U. vice president for enrollment management.