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NYU is an emerging powerhouse in higher education, orSep 21 2002Political Science
NYU is an emerging powerhouse in higher education, or that is what they want us to believe. It still has a high percentage of in-staters, which is something it is trying to lower, so the bar for students in-state is higher.

Luckily, I am from the Texas, and I think there is a slight consideration of geographical affirmative action. When I applied, I had a 4.12 weighted GPA with 1320 SAT score and 31 ACT score. I was class president, prom chairman, and was a leader in many smaller groups, I played two instruments, I won awards from the community, I volunteered in AIDS effort, and I was in the IB program.

I doubt I needed all of that to get in the school, but every little thing gives you an edge. Admissions into this school is a crapshoot, because the administration is known to try to create diversity. Though scores are very important, everything else puts you over the top.
ACT: 31 SAT: 1320 Male

Be DifferentAug 01 2002Economics
Be Different. Make sure you tell them why you are special and different than everyone else applying. Everything and anything is accepted at NYU and the university wants many different kinds of people. Even if you are a rich white kid from the suburbs, tell them why you are different. I know that helped me.
Being a female athlete helps too, especially if you are good at basketball.
SAT: 1330 Male
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