just thought id share..
so SAT scores are looked at, but they're not a deal-breaker. meaning, if your SAT score isnt perfect, ITS OKAY. I would say 2100 and above is a good goal to keep on that front.
Grades matter, but the courses you've taken matter more. if you're taking the toughest classes your school offers and you're still maintaining a 4.0 GPA, thats excellent. therefore, academic rigor is good as long as it is coupled with good grades.
i know it seems like every college says that SAT scores are only a part of the admissions process, blah blah blah, but at NYUAD its true. they're looking for the whole package.
obviously, this isnt to intimidate anyone, its always to better to take a shot and apply!
i can answer other questions too if needed.