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Students who got into NYU:

Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (57), Grades (70), Sports/Extracurriculars (29), College Essay (43)
I was an average student and my SAT scoreJun 10 2011Other
I was an average student and my SAT score was the lowest out of those I've heard from my group of friends. I think what helped get me in was that I had taken two study abroad trips to Europe before I was 17 and in my senior year of high school, I was president of two intellectual clubs. Don't be afraid to call the admissions office and beg to get in, either, because I also did that.
Female
If you want to come here, focus on yourMay 12 2011Other
If you want to come here, focus on your extracurricular activities as much as you focus on your academics; they count equally as much.
SAT: 1890 Female
I worked hard i high school and I gotMar 10 2011English
I worked hard i high school and I got a good SAT score...I also have a unique cultural background and upbringing that made me unlike anyone else; since NYU fosters a multi-cultural student body (as do most colleges), I think that they were intrigued, though my good transcript helped, I'm sure.
SAT: 1750 Female
-community service lots and lots of itFeb 25 2011Psychology
-community service lots and lots of it
-high GPA
-1350 or above SAT
-select something to be amazing at...like sports, or art...win awards...or perform
ACT: 28 SAT: 1330 Female
You'll get inDec 15 2010Unknown
You'll get in. Seriously. They accept anyone with a pulse and 200,000 these days.

But, if you're like me-- bright and poor, here's the deal.

I know for a fact that average SAT scores, as low as 1200, aren't a problem if you had good grades at least an A- average. If you need a big scholarship though, study up!

Your essay is important. The university likes diversity. Showcase your economic diversity. Don't try to hide it. On the same note, the worst thing you can do it "try" to sound smart. There are a ton of pretentious kids here already, and all I hear the admissions lady bitch about is how she's going to jump off bobst if she has to read another piece about being an "abecedarian" or living in a "post modern millieu." Booo. Give them something genuine, hungry, and odd.

You are going to be okay, kid. I was. :)

If you aren't going in to film, or STERN listen to me:

DO NOT BOTHER

Especially for theatre. Seriously filmmakers and stage directors LAUGH at NYU theatre graduates. Too expensive!! Go to Hunter or Purchase if you can't do Julliard!
ACT: 33 SAT: 1500 Female

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