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NYU said that they were impressed with my performance on the standardized test?

justin7473justin7473 Posts: 201Registered User Junior Member
edited June 2013 in College Admissions
NYU said that they were impressed with my performance on the standardized test, but my sat scores haven't been released yet.

Why is this?
Post edited by justin7473 on

Replies to: NYU said that they were impressed with my performance on the standardized test?

  • Etuck24Etuck24 Posts: 1,284Registered User Senior Member
    UChicago also added me on their mailing list and invited me to apply after I got a 1750 on the SAT.

    Don't put much, if any, stock in information like that you get in email/letter form. Unless it's clearly personal and not a generic email.
  • stressedoutttstressedouttt Posts: 3,992Registered User Senior Member
    did you give out your contact info to college board or cappex or something of the like? colleges send out mass emails to prospective students to get more people to apply. this is probably one of them. they never actually look at individuals before sending these things out
  • justin7473justin7473 Posts: 201Registered User Junior Member
    yeah i did that, thanks!
  • T26E4T26E4 Posts: 15,291Registered User Senior Member
    ... it's called Marketing.
  • SaugusSaugus Posts: 3,879Registered User Senior Member
    Because NYU wants to get as many people to apply as possible so that they can appear selective.
  • prsguitarprsguitar Posts: 191Registered User Junior Member
    I got that too. Didn't think any thing of it though, as I consider all mail like that spam unless I specifically ask for it.
  • Crimsonstained7Crimsonstained7 Posts: 1,123Registered User Senior Member
    Saugus is exactly right. NYU isn't exactly as big an academic powerhouse as they come off, mostly because they get everyone to apply by having a huge marketing system. UChicago is similar in doing a lot of marketing, but they have vastly superior academics to NYU.
  • barrk123barrk123 Posts: 3,445Registered User Senior Member
    It means nothing, and NYU's academics/financial aid are mediocre for a school well known as it is.
  • stressedoutttstressedouttt Posts: 3,992Registered User Senior Member
    ^well, they're not relying on it, in the sense that they absolutely need it, but it does help them "boost" their stats. it makes them look better. more people apply. perhaps the acceptance rate will go down, making them look more selective and impressive. or maybe some bright kid who wasn't really considering them will give them a second glance, and they'll end up with a great student at their college that they wouldn't have had otherwise.

    marketing helps them look good and helps them get better accepted students
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