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Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (57), Grades (70), Sports/Extracurriculars (29), College Essay (43)
I applied to NYU as a senior with aFeb 20 2010Communications
I applied to NYU as a senior with a few good clubs, some leadership, 3.7 GPA, but HORRIBLE SATs. After being rejected, I took the ACT and did better than I did on the SAT, got almost a 4.0 during my first semester of college, joined several clubs with leadership roles, improved my resume by adding many more important awards/honors, got a job, and elaborated on my hundreds of hours of community service. And my essay was pretty good too. NYU wants you to be not just book smart, but also have a variety of interests outside of the classroom. Get excellent grades, but also have a lot of leadership roles and a job/volunteer work wouldn't hurt either.
ACT: 25 Male
Plan on having a 3Feb 01 2010Political Science
Plan on having a 3.8 or better. And write a knock-em-dead-you-can't-live-without-me-essay. Then prove it. That's all I can say.
Male
Have the full packageJan 17 2010Finance
Have the full package. Grades, scores, athletics, leadership. It all matters.
ACT: 32 SAT: 1310 Male
Do really well in one thingJan 15 2010Psychology
Do really well in one thing. Show them your passion for a single club, activity, or area of study.

It can't hurt to be rounded, but all in all set yourself apart in a unique way. They want a 'well-rounded community' of very unique and polarized individuals. Not well-rounded individuals.
ACT: 35 Male

It depends on what school within NYU you applyJan 04 2010Biology
It depends on what school within NYU you apply to as I know they all require different things. In general, it is very very important to have high grades and good SAT/ACT scores. I am sure that a good high school profile will also help as many kids come from very reputable high schools.
ACT: 34 Female
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