|Students who got into NYU say:|
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| | 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."
Have decent grades, you don't need a 4.0 but you certainly need at least a 3.0, probably closer to 3.5. You don't need a 1600 SAT either, but most people at NYU have SAT scores in the mid 1300's. I would say anything below a 1300 will hurt your chances of getting in. Just being honest. If you have under a 1300 and you're not a minority or have some other special feature to distinguise you, I'd say you need a GPA higher than 3.5 for sure. I think the reason I got in was because I was well rounded. Decent grades, good SAT, lots of extracurriculars, job, good rec's and a good essay.
| Political Science|| Oct 24 2002 |