|By Lyonne (Lyonne) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 11:51 pm: Edit|
Is NYU looking very competitive this year? It seems like there are a lot more people looking to apply there this year. I have a 4.1 rated GPA and 750 verbal, 660 math, but I am concerned about what might give me an edge to get in. It is my first choice, but I'm not going ED. What are they looking for in the regular pool? Is it going to be really tough to get in this year?? Do they have quotas, index numbers, etc? Please help!
|By Jwblue (Jwblue) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 05:06 pm: Edit|
Admission to NYU is highly competitive. If you are looking for an "edge", the best thing I can say is write a great essay. I used to work in the NYU adm. office, and despite the enormous number of applicants, the essays do get read and are taken seriously. You'd be surprised at the number of people with stellar stats. that got rejections because they didn't bother to submit a decent essay.
Also, if NYU is your first choice, you should apply ED. In addition to giving you a better chance, you'll have first dibs in scholarships and dorm preference.
Best of luck!
-NYU class of '00
|By Lostnconfused (Lostnconfused) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 08:54 pm: Edit|
NYU was my first choice my senior year but i was denied admission. I am now a freshman at UCSC, but am hoping to transfer out. Any words for advice for me?? Any classes that i should or should not take? Please... im desperate... NYU is my dream... what are my odds as a transfer student my first year? how bout my second?
|By Jwblue (Jwblue) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 09:13 am: Edit|
What are your stats? HS and college record?
|By Lostnconfused (Lostnconfused) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 04:22 pm: Edit|
stats: 33 ACT, 730 Lit, 720 Math IC, 620 Writing
GPA (high school): 2.9
senior year GPA first semester: 3.7
Senuor year GPA second semester: 2.6 (ouch)
first year at UCSC... dont have stats yet.. still first quarter.... im taking and international perspectives writing course, politics- citizenship and action, and spanish II. starting to get involved in student gov, and Model UN, etc.
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 12:13 pm: Edit|
Your HS GPA is what killed you at NYU -- Your top test scores are a direct contradiction to your academic performance. Since your HS transcript will be part of your transfer application, it'll still be a strong factor in any decision. To offset that, you'll need to have a 3.5 or better to prove you can do college work and not slack off like you did in HS. Because it's more difficult to transfer after freshman year, I'd suggest you do so after sophomore year - and have a great GPA to go along with those great scores.
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