|By Isabella10122 (Isabella10122) on Saturday, August 30, 2003 - 09:49 am: Edit|
Hi, I'm a senior and want very badly to go to NYU. Here is the problem though. My grades are much less impressive than my artwork. My weighted GPA is a 3.0. I've taken AP English and History courses every year, and AP Psych last year with 4 on the AP exam. My SATs scores are 720 Verbal and 560 Math. ACT 27. SAT IIs will be taken soon. I've won numerous state and national art awards and have reccomendations from teachers and professional photographers. I play sports, am on several Boards at school, belong to several clubs, volunteer, make films and do plays, do art programs in the summer, and have a part time job. I am also a mix of a few minorities.
So with all that said, will my portfolio get me accepted to Tisch regardless of my grades?
(Other schools I'm looking at are Bennington, Cooper Union, School of Visual Arts, and U of M.)
|By Ksolo (Ksolo) on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 02:20 pm: Edit|
NYU's Tisch admissions weighs an applicant's portfolio more than their GPA and SAT scores. Your portfolio is at least half the battle. For instance, if an applicant has a really high GPA and SAT, but a mediocre/average portfolio, Tisch WILL REJECT such a student. They are looking for great artistic/creative ability, skill, and talent. This is most important with them. After that, they will of course want to see if you are also smart academically. But they aren't looking for you to be a GENIUS either (maybe a creative genius however).
So I suggest you apply. Include copies of all the awards you won also. Even newspaper mentions.
|By Anotherdad (Anotherdad) on Thursday, September 04, 2003 - 04:01 pm: Edit|
Also check out the New School. Same neighborhood as NYU and Cooper Union and kids with your type stats.
|By Ericng314 (Ericng314) on Thursday, September 04, 2003 - 09:41 pm: Edit|
New School = Mediocre quality.... It's based on a more liberal arts cirriculum.
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