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Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (57), Grades (70), Sports/Extracurriculars (29), College Essay (43)
What a joke!Jul 31 2003Undecided
What a joke! I decided to apply to NYU a few days before the deadline. It's a piece of cake to get in.
SAT: 1420 Male
Work hard in high school and try to parlayJul 29 2003Business - Management and Administration
Work hard in high school and try to parlay a sport into NYU--it will make admissions a bit easier on your application.
SAT: 1370 Male
I don't think NYU read my essayJul 18 2003Biology
I don't think NYU read my essay. Just have good SAT scores (1400+) and be towards the top of your class. I tend to meet a lot of newspaper and yearbook editors, too. Unless you fence, NYU doesn't care so much for athletics.
SAT: 1440 Female
I graduated HS in 1996May 17 2003Political Science
I graduated HS in 1996... and from what I can tell its only getting more and more difficult to get into a top school. While its not the option for everyone, I wasn't ready for college right after HS and ended up taking classes at community college. Thats not to say i didn't have the grades (1320 SAT)... I just don't believe college has to be the immediate step out of HS. For all those who complain about how expensive NYU is, in reality its not that much more than any other private school, and the difference isn't really unreasonable considering the schools location, which is really waht you're paying for. If you're budget minded, NYU probably isn't for you. But after 2 years of community college at 3k a year, NYU's tuition is very doable. 4 years... maybe not so much unless the 'rents are doing well these days.
SAT: 1320 Male
I had over 10 extracurricular activities, high SATs, andMay 06 2003History/Histories (art history/etc.)
I had over 10 extracurricular activities, high SATs, and I spent a great deal of time on the essay. I think the essay is probably most important, as NYU tends to be more about individual behavior, not necessarily just SATs and grades (though these still must be at least decent).
SAT: 1410 Female
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