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New York University

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Your Combined ACT:
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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at NYU
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at NYU
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
18,487
27,292
# Admitted
5,784
9,282
% Admitted
31.3%
34.0%
% Overall
32.9%

Students who got into NYU:

Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (57), Grades (70), Sports/Extracurriculars (29), College Essay (43)
It's competitiveDec 03 2017Other
It's competitive. Take AP/HONORS and make A's, do well on ACT. If your parents have money$$$$, that helps. NYU will like you more. Although I do give them some credit for admitting students from diverse backgrounds.
ACT: 31 Male
If you really want to go here, just "donate"Sep 30 2017Biology
If you really want to go here, just "donate" money to the school. There are simple instructions, just email the financial aid office or the dean. If you do not have the financial means to offer "donations" or "charities", then you can always work hard in school. You don't have to be at the top of your class. I have seen kids at the top 45% of their graduating class and subpar GPA and essays and extracurricular get in. LOL this school is really desperate for money. but it tries its hardest to market itself as a "world elite college."
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Don't worry about the money, Just apply! You'll neverApr 26 2015Computer Science
Don't worry about the money, Just apply! You'll never know what you'll get.
SAT: 1220 Male
I am in Tisch for Cinema StudiesFeb 03 2015Telecommunications
I am in Tisch for Cinema Studies. I want to be in the business, but not actually make film, so this department was a perfect fit. My GPA was 5.5/5.0 (because of AP classes, etc. so the GPA was great). ACT was 27, not too great. For Tisch, you have to do some artistic work, in addition to the essay, so there is a lot to consider. ALSO: remember that each school within NYU has a different acceptance rate. AKA: Tisch accepts 12-15% of their applicants, and that goes lower depending on which department you are in (lots of drama kids, fewer film kids). CAS, Steinhardt, etc. are about 30%, the usual NYU rate. Your essays are important. They value you even more if you are somewhat cultural, has an ambition to travel the world, speak different languages- actually, they love all that. Just be smart on coming here, because it is competitive but you will be so ready for the real world in 4 years. While your friends are working as waiters, you will have an internship. And in 10 years, you will have a great job. NYU is a name to have on your resume, and it will impress, trust me.
ACT: 27 Female
Keep your grades up, at least a 3May 27 2014Neuroscience/Cognitive Science
Keep your grades up, at least a 3.5 to get into the more academically-centered schools (CAS and Stern), take a few AP's if your school offers them, do extra-curriculars, etc. Gallatin, Steinhardt, and LSP are really not that hard to get into. CAS and Stern require better applicants as they are better schools, and Tisch applicants, well, good luck. Have good test scores, and on your application to NYU, make sure that your supplemental essays are well-written. This is one of the main ways NYU determines your level of interest in their school, so pay a lot of attention to these extra essays. Other than that, it's around a 30% acceptance rate so it's really not *that* difficult to get into.
ACT: 33 Male
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