Standardized Tests

There are no minimum standardized test score requirements. We consider only your highest overall scores. Therefore, feel free to re-take a test if you believe you can improve your performance.

GMAT or GRE

Before submitting an application, you must take the GMAT, administered by Pearson VUE or the GRE, administered by Educational Testing Service.

The GMAT or GRE must be taken within five years of the deadline by which you are applying:

  1st Deadline 2nd Deadline 3rd Deadline
Application Due Sep. 15, 2018 Nov. 15, 2018 Jan. 15, 2019
Test taken no later than: Sep. 15, 2018 Nov. 15, 2018 Jan. 15, 2019
Test no older than: Sep. 15, 2013 Nov. 15, 2013 Jan. 15, 2014

You are responsible for including your score on the online application and ensuring that Pearson VUE or Educational Testing Services is able to release and send your official score report. For applicants who select a primary and alternative program, official score report should include the primary program reporting code.

GMAT and GRE reporting codes:

Program GMAT Reporting Code GRE Reporting Code
MS in Quantitative Finance H7D-NP-52 4104
MS in Data Analytics and Business Computing H7D-NP-99 4104

There is no minimum GMAT or GRE score requirement. For applicants who take the test more than once, the Admissions Committee will consider only the test with the highest total score.

If you plan to retake the GMAT or GRE after applying, please inform the Admissions Committee of the date you intend to take the test in the optional essay. The Admissions Committee will proceed with the evaluation of your application using your submitted information and may issue a decision prior to receiving additional test scores.

IELTS or TOEFL

All applicants whose native language is not English OR who have not received a university degree taught in English must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

For applicants from countries where English is not the primary spoken language, but is the primary language used in education, such as India and Singapore, the IELTS/TOEFL is not required. If you are in the process of completing a degree in English prior to enrollment in the MS program, and it will be conferred prior to enrollment, you may have your IELTS or TOEFL waived. The IELTS or TOEFL must be taken within two years of the deadline by which you are applying:

  1st Deadline 2nd Deadline 3rd Deadline
Application Due Sep. 15, 2018 Nov. 15, 2018 Jan. 15, 2019
Test taken no later than: Sep. 15, 2018 Nov. 15, 2018 Jan. 15, 2019
Test no older than: Sep. 15, 2016 Nov. 15, 2016 Jan. 15, 2017

You are responsible for including your IELTS or TOEFL score on the online application and ensuring that your official score report can be released and sent to us. While an official test score is required for a final decision, the Admissions Committee can begin the review of your application with an unofficial test score.

IELTS and TOEFL reporting code:

IELTS Reporting Code TOEFL Reporting Code
NYU Shanghai C143

For applicants who take the test more than once, the Admissions Committee will consider only the test with the highest total score taken within two years from the application deadline by which you apply.

If you plan to retake the IELTS or TOEFL after applying, please inform the Admissions Committee of the date you intend to take the test in the optional essay. The Admissions Committee will proceed with the evaluation of your application using your submitted information and may issue a decision prior to receiving test scores.