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Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (59), Grades (70), Sports/Extracurriculars (36), College Essay (45)
-community service lots and lots of itFeb 25 2011Psychology
-community service lots and lots of it
-high GPA
-1350 or above SAT
-select something to be amazing sports, or awards...or perform
ACT: 28 SAT: 1330 Female
You'll get inDec 15 2010Unknown
You'll get in. Seriously. They accept anyone with a pulse and 200,000 these days.

But, if you're like me-- bright and poor, here's the deal.

I know for a fact that average SAT scores, as low as 1200, aren't a problem if you had good grades at least an A- average. If you need a big scholarship though, study up!

Your essay is important. The university likes diversity. Showcase your economic diversity. Don't try to hide it. On the same note, the worst thing you can do it "try" to sound smart. There are a ton of pretentious kids here already, and all I hear the admissions lady bitch about is how she's going to jump off bobst if she has to read another piece about being an "abecedarian" or living in a "post modern millieu." Booo. Give them something genuine, hungry, and odd.

You are going to be okay, kid. I was. :)

If you aren't going in to film, or STERN listen to me:


Especially for theatre. Seriously filmmakers and stage directors LAUGH at NYU theatre graduates. Too expensive!! Go to Hunter or Purchase if you can't do Julliard!
ACT: 33 SAT: 1500 Female

Top 10 of class, high SAT score, lots ofOct 28 2010Business - Management and Administration
Top 10 of class, high SAT score, lots of extra-curricular activities, genuine interest in the school. It really depends
SAT: 2200 Female
Perfect Grades, excellent essays, decent SAT scores and amazingJul 29 2010Economics
SAT: 2320 Male
Be good at your craft if you're applying theJul 14 2010Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
Be good at your craft if you're applying the arts school. My SAT scores were mediocre, my grades were above average, but my entry film was very honest. If you're applying to the film school, I suggest submitting a film rather than a storyboard or script. Also, a strong recommendation is a plus
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