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which NYU college is easiest to get in to?

fonzaiifonzaii Posts: 2Registered User New Member
edited June 2010 in New York University
Hey everybody, like most people on this part of the board, I really would like to get into NYU, but of course my SAT scores suck, and my GPA is mediocre. Dont worry, this is not a " WHAT ARE MY CHANCES" thread. I just would like to know which would be the easiest college to get into. I am not too informed at that level, that is why I am asking where most people have an idea about whats going on. Anyways, I do realize the School of Business is really difficult to get into so, that is obviously not one of the responses I hope to get, =P. Well Thanks in advanced guys, I hope everyone on this board gets in!
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  • Quark11Quark11 Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    I'm not too familiar with how it works but the General Studies Program (GSP) is easiest to get into. I do not think you can apply directly to it though. I think you apply to CAS and if you aren't qualified or something they may offer you a place in the GSP. There is an entire section in the forums about it.
  • RyechuRyechu Posts: 110Registered User Junior Member
    I dunno, GSP has a lot of talented and smart people in it. I think it'd probably be Steinhardt, because a lot of the programs in there require an audition/portfolio, which pretty much counts as 50% of whether you get in or not, but the competition isn't as stiff as Tisch, which also requires portfolio/audition. Which is good. Because I'm applying to Steinhardt for Music Ed. xD Thank god.
  • ijailin89ijailin89 Posts: 283Registered User Junior Member
    Steinhardt is also for communication and education, and yes, it tends to have the lowest stats among the admitted students in general (besides Tisch, but Tisch is extremely difficult to get into, because of the portfolio required). Actually, I would think most programs in Steinhardt do not require a portfolio/audition, since isn't it just music that needs it? And music is a small part of Steinhardt.

    I would say, though, that you should apply to the school that has what you're interested in. If you end up at NYU but not in a school with a field that interests you, it's worse than going to your back-up school.
  • nyumomnyumom Posts: 761Registered User Member
    That's not necessarily the case - it all depends on how competitive the applicants are for that particular or given year.
  • sushiisgoodsushiisgood Posts: 22Registered User New Member
    I'm not sure, but I think probably Steinhardt.
  • nyumomnyumom Posts: 761Registered User Member
    All of the schools/programs are equally competitive, because the students who are applying, generally speaking, have higher stats than the norm.
  • ijailin89ijailin89 Posts: 283Registered User Junior Member
    All of the schools/programs are equally competitive, because the students who are applying, generally speaking, have higher stats than the norm.

    Well, yes, someone who doesn't know how to read music can't get into Steinhardt music, probably, so in that case, yeah.

    But because fonzaii is talking about how their stats are low, I'm assuming they want to know which school will be most lax with their scores? Admission rates differ by school as well -- I would not say they are equally competitive in that regard. I'm not bashing Steinhardt or any other school; I'm just saying, stats-wise, the accepted applicants' scores are on average lower in Steinhardt/Tisch, although I'm sure there are some years where that may not be true.
  • nyumomnyumom Posts: 761Registered User Member
    Actually, none of the schools at NYU are lax - it's actually all very highly competitive. Students who are in Tisch/Steinhardt, for example, are just as competitive as in any of the other schools - these are kids who chose to apply to these particular schools because of their specific programs, and could, in fact, choose to also apply to one of the other schools based on their stats - I have two kids who have been through the system, plus know many others who are in both Tisch and Steinhardt - they could be highly successful in pre-law, pre-med, business, etc., but they chose to apply to those schools because of their particular passion and interest. These kids are not only highly intelligent, but are also exceptional in all areas.
  • nyumomnyumom Posts: 761Registered User Member
    I've been very impressed with the students that I've met through my kids, and they are extremely articulate, talented and absolutely brilliant!
  • prehistoricprehistoric Posts: 53Registered User Junior Member
    Steinhardt probably
  • JennyD123JennyD123 Posts: 251Registered User Junior Member
    gsp. or cas. anything that requires an artistic audition (tisch, steinhardt) will not be easy.
  • NOCCA JuniorNOCCA Junior Posts: 399Registered User Member
    It also depends on your abilities. For academics, definitely Stern and CAS, I'd say, are hardest. For performing, visual, and writing arts, Tisch and the arts programs in Steinhardt are the most competitive. Gallatin, I think, is hard but in a different "whole person" way. Probably GSP is the easiest academically, but you can't apply directly to GSP (which may change in the near future, see Washington Square News article: Students may apply directly to GSP - News)
  • hsseniorlookinghsseniorlooking Posts: 653Registered User Member
    Does anybody really try to aply to the "so called easiest school" or do people bite the bullet and just apply to the school they want to go to. That's what I did. Stern 2011.
  • richmerinorichmerino Posts: 102Registered User Junior Member
    apply to the school in which you intend to graduate from! its simple. and if you think ur not gonna get in, apply anyway! i got in with average stats! lol NYU STERN 2012 BABY
  • treeexoxotreeexoxo Posts: 156Registered User Junior Member
    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.
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