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By Tati244 (Tati244) on Thursday, November 06, 2003 - 10:07 pm: Edit

Is anyone applying to USC or NYU. If so, what are your stats, what school are you applying to, and what essay are you doing?

By Bmurry (Bmurry) on Thursday, November 06, 2003 - 10:21 pm: Edit

Both but strongly prefer USC

1480 (750M 730V)
Mid 700's SAT II's
National Merit Semi
Swim Team Captain
3.2ish uw and 3.8ish w

More EC's and awards

I don't know which essay's yet.

In general I think I am a fine applicant but GPA is my Achilles heel

By Ghewitt04 (Ghewitt04) on Thursday, November 06, 2003 - 10:55 pm: Edit

Both- strongly prefer whichever one accepts me

1390 SAT
Did not take SAT2's (not required are they?)
Varsity letter in Track & Cross Country
4 AP's
3.93 UW GPA
Boys' State, NHS, Treasurer of a club, and a few other minor ECs/Awards... Do I have a shot at either? I was planning on applying to NYU-stern but now realize that I have no shot of getting in so I may apply to CAS...Not sure what my major will be yet...
Other colleges I'm considering
Naval Academy
University of Washington
Boston University
University of Michigan

Do I have a shot at any of these schools?

By Emyh (Emyh) on Thursday, November 06, 2003 - 11:36 pm: Edit

Both -
1340 SAT
SAT 2: Math IC - 650, US History - 740, Writing (retook in Nov)
9 APs
3.5something UW, 4.15 W GPA
Applying to NYU CAS & Annenberg School
Class Rank: 97/809
Typical awards & ECs - too lazy to type

Also applying to - Boston U, UCLA, Cal, UT Austin, & Barnard

By Tati244 (Tati244) on Saturday, November 08, 2003 - 09:35 am: Edit

Ghewitt04 NO CHANCE? How can u say that? Your credentials are awesome. Geez. I'm the one that has no chance

By Crumbledsugar (Crumbledsugar) on Saturday, November 08, 2003 - 11:26 am: Edit

NYU's Gallatin.

3.6 unweighted, no rank at competitive girls' school
Hardest humanities classes, respectable math/science
Edtor of newspaper, pres of students for Justice

Trust me, the people on this board aren't representative of the average NYU applicant.

By Calidan (Calidan) on Saturday, November 08, 2003 - 01:39 pm: Edit

NYU Stern and USC Marshall
expecting a 680V/720M (but could be between 1300-1400)
SAT IIs: writing, math Ic, french (haven't taken yet, so no scores)
3.85 UW, 4.11 W
2 foreign languages
4 APs, 1 Honors
Pres. of 2 clubs, member in many others, Golf team
school does not rank

Other colleges:
UNC Chapel Hill, UCSB, UCLA, UCB, UCD, UVA, Boston U, Boston College...What do you think my chances are??

Good luck, everyone! :)

By Tsdad (Tsdad) on Saturday, November 08, 2003 - 07:06 pm: Edit

Last year's average SAT I was 1341 so I think you all have a good chance as far as that goes. Do expect the average to go up though. The GPA was high. I can't remember exactly. Why don't you search on the USC website for information on the class of 2007?

Make sure that you let USC know of your interest. Go to their recruiting sessions if they have one near you, and try to visit them on campus. Cultivate the admissions officer responsible for your part of the country.

By Alise (Alise) on Saturday, November 08, 2003 - 07:36 pm: Edit


not submitting SAT II's if i can help it...cuz i know you can't just submit the math and not the writing =)
3.59 UW 4.7 W
18/239 (hopefully that'll rise this semester)
9 APs
Editor in Chief of lit mag
Squad leader marching band
NHS, Wind ensemble...

By Jennyzsong (Jennyzsong) on Saturday, November 08, 2003 - 08:27 pm: Edit

Both are my matches.

1430 (690V 740M, retaking)

4.0 GPA Unweighted

No AP's (my school doesn't offer)

Co-editor of school paper
Treasurer of Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving
Ski Club
Concert Band
Jazz Band
Grade 10 Piano/Grade 3 History/Harmony with the Royal Conservatory

Numerous academic and piano awards

Applying for Communications.

Also applying to (reaches)

By Onlynyu (Onlynyu) on Sunday, November 16, 2003 - 08:31 pm: Edit

What is the average applicant like? What kind of people would you say we're up against in the admissions pool?

By Jadesark (Jadesark) on Sunday, November 16, 2003 - 11:50 pm: Edit

oh man, if this is what the average NYU applicant is like, I'm screwed.

By Bmurry (Bmurry) on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 12:23 pm: Edit

I don't think this board correctly reflects the average applicant.

By Pennylane (Pennylane) on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 02:30 pm: Edit

I'm applying to NYU - CAS.

SAT: 1330 (720V/610M)
SAT II: Writing - 650, Literature - 700, US History - rather not say
GPA: 3.9
Rank: 9/211

Mostly theatre & music EC's, some others, held same job for about 2 years, newspaper internship, Brown University Book Award, etc.

Great essay (I think) and soon to be great recs.

By Jim2003 (Jim2003) on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 04:31 pm: Edit


Regular decision at NYU: I'm a senior, white male, whose grandfather attended NYU and was a football star hehe. with a "good essay"? and needing aid. at a decent/pretty good NJ public high school. GPA :4.255 weighted (don't know the unweighted), SAT1: 720 Math, 680 Verbal (1400 total). Class Rank: about 5/250. SAT2 Math2C and Writing: bombed (600+) but retaking, Physics: 730
Senior courses: A.P. [History, English, Physics, Calculus], Cisco Networking 2, Concert Band (trumpet). Possible major: Mathematics

Extras: V.P. of Senior Class, President of Interact (Highschool Rotary) Club, Secretary of Concert Band, Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America), National Honor Society (&tutor), my highschool's Honor Society, Spanish Club, Math League (2 recognitions), volunteer math tutor, Summer job(s), Theatre (2 years), Indoor Track (4 seasons), Track (2 seasons), Varsity Golf (2 Seasons), Numerous class rank honors, Science League (with recognitions), CPR/Frst Aid Certified, Private trumpet lessons, National Physical Fitness Award, church confirmation, lots of community service, and BSA awards. That's all I can think of.


By J0h (J0h) on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 09:43 pm: Edit

SAT I: 1440
Physics - 730
Math IIC - 760
Writing - 650

128 of 970 at TTT Public in California

AP Scores:
Physics B -5
Calculus AB -5

Will have taken 4 AP class, 3 College classes by graduation.

VP of couple of clubs
Student Technician
School Webmaster
200 hours + Community Service

I REALLY hope i can get into NYU

By Xtech (Xtech) on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 10:13 pm: Edit


-730 Writing
-720 US History
-690 Math IC

I am either going to retake SAT I's in December to get my math up or retake Writing and Math IC

GPA: 3.5UW/3.8W
Very strong upward trend, Freshman year was nothing special but I kept improving every year even while taking harder courses.

Rank: Top 30%(done by deciles, if anything this is the killer for me) at a good public HS in NJ

Tough coursework: 6 AP's total and 9 Honors

-Young Politician's Club 11,12, President 12
-Computer Club 10,11,12 Vice President 12
-National Honor Society 12
-Tennis 9+10
-Mosque Volunteer Group 9+10+11+12 Lead Student Coordinator

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