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Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (59), Grades (70), Sports/Extracurriculars (36), College Essay (45)
I'm pretty sure it's based all on grades/test scoresFeb 04 2003Business - Management and Administration
I'm pretty sure it's based all on grades/test scores. I could be wrong, but I didn't really have any real extra curricular other than sports.
SAT: 1500 Male
I applied and got high SAT scoresNov 23 2002Undecided
I applied and got high SAT scores. SAT scores are really all that counts.
SAT: 1420 Male
Have decent grades, you don't need a 4Oct 24 2002Political Science
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.
SAT: 1400 Male
NYU is an emerging powerhouse in higher education, orSep 21 2002Political Science
NYU is an emerging powerhouse in higher education, or that is what they want us to believe. It still has a high percentage of in-staters, which is something it is trying to lower, so the bar for students in-state is higher.

Luckily, I am from the Texas, and I think there is a slight consideration of geographical affirmative action. When I applied, I had a 4.12 weighted GPA with 1320 SAT score and 31 ACT score. I was class president, prom chairman, and was a leader in many smaller groups, I played two instruments, I won awards from the community, I volunteered in AIDS effort, and I was in the IB program.

I doubt I needed all of that to get in the school, but every little thing gives you an edge. Admissions into this school is a crapshoot, because the administration is known to try to create diversity. Though scores are very important, everything else puts you over the top.
ACT: 31 SAT: 1320 Male

Be DifferentAug 01 2002Economics
Be Different. Make sure you tell them why you are special and different than everyone else applying. Everything and anything is accepted at NYU and the university wants many different kinds of people. Even if you are a rich white kid from the suburbs, tell them why you are different. I know that helped me.
Being a female athlete helps too, especially if you are good at basketball.
SAT: 1330 Male
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