Does NYU Give Merit Scholarships?

Hey everyone…

I’m currently considering applying to NYU, and I’m curious about their merit-based scholarship opportunities. Can anyone provide information on whether New York University offers merit scholarships? Am so concerned about;

  1. Availability: Are there merit scholarships available for undergraduate students at NYU?
  2. Criteria: What are the typical criteria for qualifying for merit scholarships at NYU?
  3. Amount: How much financial aid can one expect from these scholarships?
  4. Application Process: Any tips or insights on how to apply for these scholarships?

Any personal experiences or advice would be greatly appreciated…

Thanks in advance.


Yes, it (NYU) gives scholarships based on merit to help students pay for their degrees. About 52% of students who enroll receive these scholarships, and they are available to both full-time and part-time applicants.


NYU offers merit-based scholarships for undergraduate students, but they are competitive and limited. Here’s what you need to know to navigate your application:


NYU does provide merit scholarships for undergraduate students, but the majority of their financial aid is need-based.


Exact criteria for NYU’s merit scholarships are not disclosed. They evaluate a holistic application, considering factors such as:

  • High school GPA and standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)
  • Rigor of your high school curriculum
  • Extracurricular activities, honors, and awards
  • Essays and letters of recommendation


The financial aid awarded through NYU’s merit scholarships varies widely, ranging from modest stipends to significant tuition coverage.

Application Process:

You are automatically considered for all scholarships when you submit your application for admission to NYU. There’s no separate application for merit scholarships.

Focus on Strengthening Your Application:

To maximize your chances, focus on excelling academically, showcasing impressive extracurricular involvement, and crafting compelling essays that highlight your unique strengths and aspirations.


NYU primarily offers need-based financial aid rather than merit scholarships. However, there are some limited merit-based scholarships available for exceptional students,based on academic achievement or other criteria.

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Hey, have you applied for CSS or FAFSA? Only then will you be considered under the NYU promise. In my experience, I’ve found that it’s often possible to appeal merit scholarships even after being accepted.

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Yes, the New York University NYU does offer the merit based scholarships. These scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, leadership, and other personal qualities. NYU’s merit scholarships are competitive, and all applicants are considered for them automatically during the admissions process.