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New York University Stern School of Business


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Office of Undergraduate Admissions
383 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
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Total Cost (In-State): $276,750*

Total Cost (Out-of-State): $276,750*

Average Debt: $24,599

Internship Rate: 98.1%

Graduates With Jobs 90 Days After Graduation: 97.04%

Total Average Compensation (Including Bonus): $78,349

International: 22%

Minority: 25%

First generation college students: 16%

When do students declare their majors: Freshman Year

Acceptance Rate: 11%

Average SAT: 1468

Average ACT: 33

HS Class Top Ten: 71.11%*

*Total Cost In-State and Out-of-State is the estimated total cost of earning the degree over four years including tuition, fees, room, board, and living expenses for the most recent graduating class.

* HS Class Top Ten is the percent of the student population that graduated high school in the top ten percent of their class.

New York University’s Stern School of Business is highly ranked yearly in its undergraduate business program. Yet, perhaps the greatest asset it provides undergrads is its location: New York City.

In the fall of 2016, NYU’s Office of Student Engagement (OSE) debuted “Stern Talks”—an Undergraduate College series that invites Stern alums to give “TED-style” presentations across a variety of industries such as investment banking, marketing, financial technology (fintech), entertainment, and sustainability. Geeta Menon is the dean at the undergraduate college at NYU Stern. Menon says the series is a way to introduce students to industries they may be interested in.

“Stern Talks sets a great backdrop of the work world and primes them to begin exploring their career interests,” Menon says. “Once they have a better understanding of the type of roles available to them, OSE helps them prepare their resumes, ready for job interviews and learn to network through the Professional Development Series.”

NYU Stern has also introduced new academic initiatives such as concentrations in Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship. In 2012, NYU Stern started “Academic Tracks,” which provide roadmaps of coursework to help students develop areas of interest that cross traditional disciplines. Current tracks include: Asset Pricing, Business Analytics, Corporate Finance, Digital Marketing, Luxury Marketing, Management Consulting and Real Estate, and are designed to be multidisciplinary, in-depth, and supplemental to students’ business concentrations.


New York City is central to NYU’s identity, but it doesn’t limit opportunities to only the Empire State. At Stern, students are required to participate in the International Studies Program (ISP): a semester-long, course on global business. The program includes an international business trip to Asia, Europe, or South America for about 600 juniors. Students visit companies they’ve studied all semester and participate in a city field study. Students then give presentations of business strategies developed from their trips.

In addition, 56% of NYU Stern students study away for at least one semester through NYU’s Global Academic Centers or International Business Exchange Program.

“After freshman year, students can study away for up to four semesters through one of NYU’s 13 Global Academic Centers or through one of NYU Stern’s 18 International Business Exchange Program’s (IBEX) partner schools,” says Menon.

Curriculum includes core and applied learning

For the BS in Business, Stern has 14 required core business courses including:

  • 4 Business Tools courses – Cohort Leadership Program (CLP), Principles of Financial Accounting, Statistics for Business Control and Regression/Forecasting Models, Microeconomics
  • 4 out of 6 Functional Business Core courses – Managerial Accounting, Foundations of Finance, Info Tech in Business & Society, Management & Organizations, Introduction to Marketing, Operations Management
  • 2 Global Business Core courses – Economics of Global Business, International Studies Program
  • 4 Social Impact Core courses – Business & Its Publics: Inquiry & Discourse, Organizational Communication & Its Social Context, Law, Business & Society, Professional Responsibility

For a BS in Business & Political Economy, Stern requires 16 required core business courses:

  • 4 Business Core courses – Cohort Leadership Program (CLP), Principles of Financial Accounting, Foundations of Finance, Introduction to Marketing
  • 4 Social Impact Core courses – Business & Its Publics: Inquiry & Discourse, Organizational Communication & Its Social Context, Law, Business & Society, Professional Responsibility
  • 3 Economics Core courses – Microeconomics, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Advanced Economics Elective
  • 4 Business Politics courses – Intro to Economics and Political Thought, World Politics, Political Economy of East Asia, Business and Government
  • 1 Capstone course — BPE Senior Seminar

The Stern curriculum also gives students the opportunity to pick from 14 various applied experimental learning courses, such as the Stern Program for Undergraduate Research, where students can work one-on-one with Stern faculty to develop research methodologies and directly support research in the field.


Roughly 89% of 2017 Stern grads accepted full-time positions in the Northeast region which further highlights the strength of NYU’s central location in NYC, where an estimated 48,176 NYU Stern undergraduate alumni live. According to Menon, the number one characteristic that differentiates NYU Stern from other schools is its location.

“A world center for commerce, technology, art, culture, food and sports, NYU’s official unofficial campus, NYC is woven into student life and learning like no other university,” Menon says.

For its career services, NYU’s Office of Student Engagement offers professional development programming that, according to Menon, “helps students explore, prepare, and connect with industry professionals and alumni.” She adds how NYU’s career services office leverages its New York City location by “working closely with industry partners each year to develop and execute the programming.”

Pooja Eppanapally is a Corporate Development Associate at Nielsen and graduated Stern in 2015. Eppanapally says the career resources and alumni network at Stern gave her access to internship and employment opportunities.

“NYU’s career center is very helpful,” she says. “There are many internships and jobs posted on their website. I found my sophomore summer internship on the portal. Through the more formal on-campus recruiting process, I secured my junior summer internship and my full-time job in investment banking. I also informally reached out to NYU Stern alumni via LinkedIn throughout the recruiting process.”


NYU reports that 97.04% of class of 2017 Stern graduates seeking employment were employed full-time within 90 days of graduation with an average salary of $72,577. Roughly 34% of 2017 grads graduated with an average of $24,599 in student debt.

In P&Q’s survey of Stern alumni, 51% of participants found the business program’s efforts to bring them into contact with practicing professionals and alumni was “exceptional.”

Some 74% of participants surveyed by P&Q say they partook in a “signature experience” through the business program that was a key part of their business education—higher than the vast majority of other schools to be surveyed. These experiences range from NYU’s International Studies Program to case study competitions to non-profit consulting.

What Alumni Say:

“The International Study Program at Stern provided me great opportunity to conduct first hand due diligence and propose business strategy recommendation, which helped me developed professionally.”

“I was able to take an intensive course in Abu Dhabi over winter break. It was my first time out of the country and was subsidized by financial aid. It was a great experience being able to take class outside of the country.”

“The school made a concerted effort in create experiences in which we learned through doing: traveling, presenting, listening to world-class speakers, etc. There was never a point at which I felt that the learning was too classroom oriented. From freshman year through graduation, we were engaged in group work, cultural immersion, and other forms of learning outside of the classroom.”

“No regrets – would not have wanted to go to any other school except Stern.”

 All quotes are from members of the Class of 2015, who completed the Poets&Quants alumni survey.

The top 10 employers for Stern graduates in the Class of 2017:

  1. J.P. Morgan
  2. PwC
  3. Citi
  4. EY
  5. IBM
  6. Deloitte
  7. Barclays
  8. Goldman Sachs
  9. UBS
  10. Morgan Stanley

For an in-depth, exclusive interview with NYU Stern Dean of the Undergraduate College Geeta Menon, go here.