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Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (57), Grades (70), Sports/Extracurriculars (29), College Essay (43)
Obviously good grades and test scores speak for themselves,Jun 24 2004History/Histories (art history/etc.)
Obviously good grades and test scores speak for themselves, though they are not the only factor. Since NYU (save Tisch) does not have personal interviews, I would say use a well written essay as a way for the admissions committee to really get a glimpse of you as an individual.
Good test scores and a high GPA tends toJun 15 2004Math
Good test scores and a high GPA tends to do the trick. You can back door it by doing GSP, although I wouldn't recommend it as GSPers sometimes don't completely fit in--they were noticeably not as smart as the CAS / Stern students.
SAT: 1540 Male
I was highly involved in extracurricular activities in highApr 22 2004Communications
I was highly involved in extracurricular activities in high school. It didn't hurt that I also ranked in the top ten percent of my high school class and did well on my SAT's.
SAT: 1390 Male
I have had several friends who have worked inMar 27 2004Economics
I have had several friends who have worked in the admissions office for the College of Arts and Sciences. I cannot speak for other departments but, from a CAS standpoint, admissions is very "number" oriented. High GPA (top 5% of your class) and a high SAT (1400+) work to a candidate's advantage. In addition to the numbers, the essay plays a fairly critical role. It is important to demonstrate your writing abilities and your creativity. Everything else is secondary and not really critical unless the candidate is a borderline case (though I wouldn't advise taking any of these sections lightly). NYU is getting more competitive each year, so assuming that you are an ace for admissions, is probably playing with fire.
SAT: 1420 Male
SAT is important but not necessarily that most importantFeb 13 2004Philosophy
SAT is important but not necessarily that most important thing. If you are a film student, I am not sure u need to worry about that. Attend their summer programs for high-school students. These programs are expensive but a high percentage of the people who attended it get into NYU. Have some movies to show.
IF you want to get a liberal degree like I am doing, I guess u need to have a lot of extracurricular, good grades... dunno really.
SAT: 1320 Male
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