|Students who got into NYU say:|
Essay (39) |
Essays are key. As they are I think for most schools. DON'T slack off on 'em, they can make or break you. That more than anything is my advice for applications.
| Political Science|
| Dec 04 2003 |
Also getting a 1540 SAT score helps, but that's sort of a freaky exceptional thing not everyone can (or needs to) replicate...
I got a 1410 SAT, a 3.4 GPA or so, but I had an awesome essay and teacher recommendations. Play on the heartstrings of the admissions committee, and work hard. I don't think NYU read my essay. Just have good SAT scores (1400+) and be towards the top of your class. I tend to meet a lot of newspaper and yearbook editors, too. Unless you fence, NYU doesn't care so much for athletics.
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 |