|Students who got into NYU say:|
Essay (40) |
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).
| History/Histories (art history/etc.)|
| May 06 2003 |
Ace the SAT. I got an 800 verbal and a 680 math. Also, it helps if you have some really out-there English teacher write you a recommendation about some bizarre aspect of your personality. My teacher wrote about how I wore all brown on class color day to protest something so trite as Homecoming week in the wake of September 11.
| Music - Performance|
| Apr 24 2003 | I wanted to go to NYU my whole life and in hgh school I did very well. Since I went to a small private school in Brooklyn, I knew I needed to make my application shine somewhere else. Fortunately for me, I did very well on my SAT - 1350 and I was captain of my high school basketball team for three years ( I started all four years). I was active in many activities in and out of school - volunteer work, National Honor Society, various clubs, ... etc I took a chance with my essay and did not write about what was asked on the application. I wrote an essay from the heart because I wanted them to accept me, not some B.S. fictional impersonal rablings for the purpose o impressing them and filling up a page with words. I don't know if I'd suggest this, but I suppose it worked for me. Also, over the course of four years I made a lot of friends who respected and loved me. Therefore, when I asked them to write me a recommendation letter they were honored and thrilled. Make your application shine, beccause maybe you'll get a full scholarship somewhere else and give your parents something to brag about other than - "My baby got into NYU and I'm paying a fortune." I did nothing out of the ordinary. I think, though, that NYU values maturity and diversity more than most places. Show them that you are self-motivated enough and a standout in drive and personal goals and they'll be impressed.