|Students who got into NYU say:|
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| | Gallatin: Above 1300 on your SAT's MINIMUM. Also, your essays should show how you can handle creating your own program of study, your individualism, and your varying interests. Don't just say you're undecided. Pick intimate experiences to write about in your essays and responses. They want to see your personal spin on the same topic that everyone else is writing on. They receive the most applications out of any private university in the country, and anything to make you stand out is beneficial.
If you are applying to Tisch (especially film & dramatic writing), add as much emotion and sincerity into your essays as possible. Tell a story with your essays and make the reader feel what you feel.
my scores were great for my school and area, but average for nyu. my gpa was unimpressive. i think they must have accepted me based more on my essay and extra-curriculars / community service. they want decent, above average scores but also weigh personal elements more than other schools may. and dont underestimate your future giving potential as a deciding factor. recent fund-raisers have raised billions in the last two years. Summer School... talent... activities... essay