GSP is the "easiest" because it has people who got, by definition, lower scores than the people accepted to CAS or Gallatin. That's the point of it, people who are on the cusp, with potential. I have heard Steinhardt is the easiest to get into, but it depends on your major. I am a Childhood/Special Ed major (I applied as Math Ed, but changed my mind a year in), so it didn't take any extra interviews or auditions or anything.
However, I would strongly discourage you from applying to the "easiest" school and attempting to transfer. Plenty of people in my year (I'm a Junior) who I met at orientation applied as Science Ed majors because there aren't many of them and then transferred to do Pre-med type majors in CAS. Therefore, people are already doing this, and the more people that try to do it, the harder it is going to be to internally transfer because as the semesters go by, unless you keep a 4.0, it'll be tougher and tougher to transfer. Just apply to wherever you actually wanna go and save yourself the trouble of being stuck in Steinhardt and having to transfer to a different University altogether if things don't work out.
You can apply for GSP (now renamed LSP btw) because it now has a 4 yr major. But most people in LSP are CAS rejects, although applicants from other schools can get put into it. Stern applicants cannot get placed into LSP.
however, whats the point of applying to the easier school? steinhardt is fairly easy to get into, but would you be happy majoring in education, communication, or any of the steinhardt majors? if not, then apply to what YOU are interested in. Internal transfers are not easy.
It is a complete misconception that Steinhardt is easiest to get into.
I know for the studio art major, only 60 kids get in.
If you want an easy way into NYU, art is definitely not the way to go.
A lot of us applying to Steinhardt's studio art program have worked so hard all through high school to compile a portfolio. It's not an easy thing to do.
I think he meant easiest in terms of GPA/SAT. Steinhardt's Studio Art major is based a lot on the portfolio, so even if you're grades aren't that great and your SAT isn't too high, but you have a rockin portfolio...you can get in. But yeah, I understand that the portfolio is no easy feat and it takes a lot of work. Same thing for Tisch students who have to audition...talent comes into play.
SAT/GPA wise, the easiest 3 to get into are SCPS, LSP/GSP, and Steinhardt (esp for something like Communications)
I'm currently a Junior at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Majoring in Vocal performance. I am looking into Steinhardt at NYU for their graduate program in getting a Master of Music with a concentrate on Musical Theater, how hard is it to get into the program, I'm coming from one of the best music schools, but not for theater. My Gpa is a 3.2, but I have a lot of performing experience, does anyone know anything about the audition process, or do you have to take the GRE'S or do they look at your sat's or high schools grades? I'm not a straight A student, just average, what are my chances of getting in? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated thanks!
Definitely GSP... or LSP, as it's called nowadays.
Steinhardt is also not as difficult to get in compared to the rest of the university, plus they are more lenient with AP exemptions for required courses. Then again, the majors they offer may not fit your interests.
I just graduated NYU this past spring, and I have a pretty good take on which schools are the easiest to get into. If I had to name one, it would be SCPS, which stands for "The School of Continuing and Professional Studies." It's technically a graduate school, but they have those two majors allocated for undergraduates - Sports and Leisure Studies and Hotel Management. If you want to apply to SCPS and then skip over to CAS while you are an NYU student, it is possible. I know someone who transfered from SCPS to CAS, and I think that the decision depended on his grades he received in college. I am pretty sure he said that it wasn't that difficult. Steinhardt is definitely one of the easier schools to get into, as long as it doesn't require an audition (then, obviously, a large part of the decision would depend on your audition). GSP - which by the way was just renamed LSP, (Liberal Studies Program) is also easier than CAS to get into. People can apply to any undergraduate school at NYU and then get "selected" for LSP. I know students in LSP, and the majority applied to CAS, but there are many that are on "track" for Gallatin, Tisch, Stern, and I think others. The short version is that most kids in LSP are on the lower end of the acceptance pool, and tend to have an SAT/GPA that still fall within the range, but on average the statistics are lower than the typical CAS student. Not many students at NYU has the LSP thing down 100%...there is a rumor that people in LSP mostly pay full tuition and NYU uses it as a way to rake in more tuition money, but there is no way to confirm that - it's just something that I have heard and also personally noticed. Also, this is just my personal guess, but I do not think that LSP students are included in the student statistics of NYU since in fine print it says that the student statistics reflect four year undergraduate programs, and LSP is technically a two year associates degree program with a guaranteed transfer junior year into the school that you originally applied to (as long as you maintain a 3.0 GPA and a few other requirements). After at least having, if I had to say a number, something like an 1870 and a 3.55 out of high school (just an estimation based on students I have talked to that were in LSP) the way they choose LSP kids is a little random and might have to do with how you convey yourself as a student. I think it has something to do with liking small class sizes, portraying yourself as a well rounded liberal arts loving student, and someone who has a decent amount of tuition money.
Gallatin - is hard to say whether or not its "easy" to get into. If I had to pin it against CAS, it might be a little easier, but Gallatin looks for students who stick out more, have really focused and driven interests, and I'm pretty sure they look at your out of school life more - such as if you play an instrument, clubs, leadership positions, etc. etc.
Nursing and Social Work are very small schools and I'm not too sure, but I heard that they are generally easier than CAS. Nursing used to be part of Steinhardt until they broke off into their own school.
Tisch and Stern are both pretty difficult to get into. Tisch is 50% portfolio, and 50% SAT/GPS, etc. Stern is a lot of very overachieving and highly competitive students who are graded on a curve and crunch numbers for many of their classes.
So, in summary, SCPS is the easiest, followed by Steinhardt (for majors such as Communications, etc. that do not require and audition), and then LSP. Social Work and Nursing are on the easier side, maybe around the level of LSP, but I do not know that much about them. And again, this assessment is a collection of rumors I've heard throughout my years as a student, my personal experiences with the students, and general information that the staff tells us. CAS is one of the more difficult schools, and Tisch and Stern are the hardest.
Just to correct some misinformation out there - LSP is NOT becoming a four year program. What some of you are referring to is GLS, (Global Liberal Studies), which was started by the dean of LSP, but is NOT the same school. This school is a four year program that is similar to an IR major, has a senior honor's thesis, a required Junior year abroad, and a very rigid curriculum (only 6 free classes). You would get a degree in "Global Liberal Studies" and many of the kids would be going to law school I would assume.
LSP is still going to exist as a separate two year program as it always did.
If you have enough credits wherever you are trying to transfer from, which is around second semester sophomore year, you don't need to submit your SAT stores.
I think you should just apply for what it is you want to do. NYU does care about the person behind the number, and admissions sees many applications, so they probably can gather a sense of whether the student is genuinely passionate about their intended major.
People who ask questions like this anger me.
If you are the kind of person who is going to apply somewhere in order to get an "easy in" you are insulting every person who actually wanted to be there AND, if you get in, taking the place of a student who would want to be there.
Do yourself a favor: Evaluate who you want to be and find a school that fits that. By apply to an "easy" school you are only doing yourself a disservice.
To everyone saying Steinhardt is the easiest. I'm transfering to Steinhardt next year. I worked my ass off to get in. I'm going into the Educational Theater Program. The program only has 45 people in it and is one of the most prestigious programs in its field. I am so proud to have been accepted. Don't bash the different NYU schools just because it's not where you go/doesn't have a field you would consider being a part of.
Hi, im really looking forward to Stern ED next year.
Are there a lot of internationals in Stern? Do internationals need to have uber scores to get into there? Lol, seems funny but pass few days wandering around CC makes me damn nervous about entrance into a competitive b school in US. Everyone seems to have monstrous scores.