Application Review Process

During the application review process, NYU Wagner looks very carefully at the applicants’ academic history and assesses the applicants’ academic aptitude. The Admissions Review Committee primarily looks to the academic transcripts and academic recommendations to make this assessment. We also look favorably upon applicants who have extensive relevant research experience and have written for academic publications, especially for doctoral candidates.

NYU Wagner does not have a minimum GPA requirement as admissions decisions are based on multiple factors. We generally would like to see a recommended 3.0 cumulative GPA and we do also take into consideration applicants’ major GPA.

We also do not have any required relevant course work or majors prior to application or matriculation. Admitted students come from all undergraduate majors, such as English, Politics, Economics, Business, Fine Arts, Dance, Sociology, Psychology and many others. We do look for some demonstration of applicants’ aptitude in both quantitative and qualitative course work, so if your undergraduate curriculum did not include any quantitative course work, we strongly recommend that you consider taking the GRE or GMAT to demonstrate your quantitative abilities. See standardized test scores page for more information. NYU Wagner requires quantitative courses in the five schoolwide core courses.

Before submitting the online application, it is a requirement of admission that transcripts be scanned and uploaded into the online application. Transcripts submitted after the application deadline will not be accepted. Failure to complete this requirement may result in withdrawal of an application.

Official transcripts will be requested upon admission. All official transcripts must show proof of Bachelor’s degree received.