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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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NYU acceptance rate stays at 8% for class of 2028

Overall applications to NYU decreased for the 2023-24 admissions cycle for the first time since 2007, but the university saw its greatest-ever number of early decision applicants.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor April 8, 2024

NYU’s acceptance rate stayed at 8% for the 2023-24 admissions cycle, the university announced Monday evening. Successful applicants, who received their acceptance letters on...

A purple flag with the logo of N.Y.U. hangs from a building.

Off-Third: NYU spends entire budget on admitted students weekend

NYU is courting accepted students with the intent of long-term commitment.
Lily Ritterman-Peña, Contributing Writer April 20, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. NYU has reportedly spent nearly its entire endowment on Weekend on the Square, the welcome event for the incoming class of 2027, giving them...

An aerial view of the Washington Square Arch with a crowd of N.Y.U. students wearing purple outfits in front.

Opinion: Bring back the ‘Why NYU?’ essay

It makes sense that NYU has decided to go test-optional. Essay-optional, however, is a whole different story.
Naisha Roy, Deputy Opinion Editor April 7, 2023

Just about all of us remember sitting down at the computer, staring at the “Why NYU?” supplemental essay on the Common Application, and asking ourselves that very question:...

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NYU acceptance rate drops to 8% for class of 2027

After reviewing more than 120,000 applications, NYU sent acceptances to the most selective class in its history on Tuesday.
Arnav Binaykia, Editor-in-Chief March 28, 2023

NYU’s acceptance rate dropped to 8% for its newly admitted class of 2027, the lowest ever recorded at the university’s New York campus. The university’s newest class received...

An illustration of a podium with the Columbia University logo sitting on the first place with a green check mark next to it. The N.Y.U. logo, with a red cross next to it, sits on the second place. “Silly purple school” is written next to the N.Y.U. logo in purple.

Off-Third: Columbia is better than NYU

Columbia embodies everything a traditional college should be, from its campus, its student body, its sports and its academia. NYU can’t compete.
Pritheva Zakaria, Contributing Writer September 26, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Let me be the first to address the elephant in the room — everyone who attends NYU was rejected from Columbia. It’s the one characteristic...

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Off-Third: A sincere apology to our readers. College rankings do matter.

In a response to a previous article, Liberal Studies’ own Alexandra Cohen admits that she was wrong and that college rankings do matter — when they’re good.
Alexandra Cohen, Opinion Editor September 14, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Last semester, I made a grave mistake out of my own insecurity of NYU’s placement in the top 30 rather than the top 25. I claimed that...

NYU Will Never be Prestigious Without Better Financial Aid

NYU Will Never be Prestigious Without Better Financial Aid

Each year, NYU embarks on an ambitious mission to better its reputation and world-standing, yet does nothing about its infamously poor financial aid offers.
Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor April 6, 2020

Just days ago, NYU announced its annual admittance of the “most selective class” in its history. The acceptance rate for the Class of 2024 fell to 15%, more than halving its...

NYU recently released regular admission decisions for the incoming Class of 2024. NYU’s acceptance rate among other statistics have changed once again this year. (Staff Photo by Chelsea Li)

NYU Acceptance Rate Drops to 15% for the Class of 2024

The Class of 2024 will be the most selective and diverse in the University’s history.
Mina Mohammadi, Deputy News Editor April 1, 2020

The acceptance rate for the Class of 2024 fell to 15% — the lowest in NYU history — as shown by admissions decisions released on Monday. NYU extended admission offers to...

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NYU Students Don’t Know if the Degree Is Worth the Debt

Students and alumni of the university talk loans and the school’s hefty price tag.
Aashna Agarwal, Contributing Writer November 11, 2019

Phillip Youmans was 17 when he started production of his feature film “Burning Cane,” 18 when he submitted it to Tribeca Film Festival as an NYU first-year and 19 when he became...

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Acceptance Rate Drops to 19 Percent for the Class of 2022

Sarah Jackson, Deputy News Editor March 30, 2018
The acceptance rate for the NYU Class of 2022 fell to a record low of 19 percent after admissions decisions were released this Thursday.
NYU Class of 2021 has the lowest acceptance rate in the last 16 years, falling at 27 percent from last years 35 percent.

NYU Acceptance Rate Drops to 27 Percent

Jemima McEvoy and Natasha Roy April 11, 2017
The acceptance rate for NYU's class of 2021 fell from 2016's 35 percent to 27 percent. The admission demographic also highlights the largest percentage of international students in NYU's history and the largest percentage of African-American and Latinx students in the last 16 years.

University sees record number of applicants

April 7, 2014
NYU admitted 18,000 of the 52,000 applicants.