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Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (59), Grades (70), Sports/Extracurriculars (36), College Essay (45)
Do really well in one thingJan 15 2010Psychology
Do really well in one thing. Show them your passion for a single club, activity, or area of study.

It can't hurt to be rounded, but all in all set yourself apart in a unique way. They want a 'well-rounded community' of very unique and polarized individuals. Not well-rounded individuals.
ACT: 35 Male

It depends on what school within NYU you applyJan 04 2010Biology
It depends on what school within NYU you apply to as I know they all require different things. In general, it is very very important to have high grades and good SAT/ACT scores. I am sure that a good high school profile will also help as many kids come from very reputable high schools.
ACT: 34 Female
Make sure to get as involved as possible inDec 22 2009Economics
Make sure to get as involved as possible in high school (this is very important). I mean, SAT scores are important and, of course, your grades are also very important, but there are many other intelligent students out there who want to go to NYU. You have to differentiate yourself from the rest of the pack.
SAT: 2020 Male
The "hardest" part about getting into nyu is theDec 21 2009Language - French/Spanish/etc.
The "hardest" part about getting into nyu is the number of applicants. If it weren't so high, it wouldn't be so difficult. The average GPA here seems to be lower than many "lower ranked" universities (that many would consider to be better than NYU anyway).

It also depends highly on which school you are applying to. Stern is competitive. CAS average. Steinhardt seems to accept 100% of its applicants. Tisch, I don't know. If you apply to Gallatin, make sure your made up major is as pretentious and ridiculous as possible.

Hope this helps. Good luck.
SAT: 2140 Female

Have a plan about your life, even if youNov 24 2009Business - Management and Administration
Have a plan about your life, even if you might change it at a later point. Know what you want from NYU.
SAT: 2050 Female
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