@boss7266 Thank you for sharing. Your stats (which, I believe are great) show that NYUAD considers its applicants in a more holistic approach than any other college. I see that some are accepted for academic excellence, some for extracurricular excellence, and some for a blend of the two. It's not just about 2400's and playing the flute and the piano and coming from a white, protestant family background with a steady financial status. That's why I'm so intrigued by NYUAD.
i've been reading this thread for a while now so decided to start posting to join in with all the nyuad discussions!
i've applied ed1 and i'm nervously waiting to hear back! it's really hard for me to compare my stats as i'm a british student, does anyone know of any other british students applying? i want to compare grades (i've already recieved mine as i'm on a gap year now)
also does anyone know the average age of students that go?
good luck to everyone!
@boss7266 You're too humble. I think that is one of those "screaming NYUAD!" applications. Congrats again!
@unfathomable Well, in my opinion, there are a lot of schools that focus on a diverse, holistic approach in their admissions: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc. But what's unique about NYU Abu Dhabi for me is their dedication to globalism throughout their vision. I think that idea is reflected through their geographical location and cosmopolitan student body.
@LizaTB What were your grades? I'm predicted A*A*A in Economics, Psychology, and Literature. Oh, and I'm taking two extra Advanced Subsidiary subjects in my nine month gap time.
@FrancaiseLove I got A*AA in maths, further maths and physics with an A* in my extended project about the Large Hadron Collider (equivilent to an AS)
I guessed that I was a weaker candidate grades wise so just got to hope that my extra curricular stuff will count for me! I've got a friend there who's in his second year and he got A*A*A so it sounds like you could be in with a good chance
also just a general question, do they tell us if we're unsuccessful? or do we just have to wait and then figure it out for ourselves if we don't hear anything? plus if i've applied ed1 would they only invite me for the candidate weekend for ed1? or could they invite me for a later one? sorry for all the questions
@FrancaiseLove Well, I was thinking more like Williams, Amherst, Swarthmore, and Pomona (infamously and maybe erroneously dubbed "White Anglo-Saxon Presbyterian")...The Ivy Big Three - I don't know enough about their admissions and preferences to say anything. So I'll keep my mouth shut.
But what I was basically getting to was that NYUAD is unbiased in its selection of applicants. I mean, I'm pretty sure they're looking for SOMETHING, but it's not a "2400 on the SAT = Accepted" kind of school. It's willing to embrace diversity, and like you said, globalism.
But to be honest, I don't think right now is the time to fuss over this. We all applied to NYUAD because, obviously, it was our first choice. That should speak for itself. I'm sure we've all done our research on NYUAD. But really, thanks for your insight
@LizaTB They will tell us that we were not accepted on December 15th, but on the website, it tells us that if we don't get invited to the Candidate Weekend, then we're probably rejected. And I don't think there was a case in which a person was not invited to CW and was accepted to NYUAD.
And if you applied ED1, then you will only be invited for the ED1 CW, unless you email them to let them know that that specific weekend will not work for you. Then they might consider letting you come to the next one. But I think it's a rare scenario.
@unfathomable Oh, don't mistake my unnecessary commentary as fussing, haha. Just like having a meaningful discussion is all. You're right though; the fact that we chose NYUAD as our first choice speaks for itself.
@ahtesham I totally know what you're talking about. I have these bouts of heart palpitations combined with insanely sweaty palms while refreshing my email over, and over, and over, and over... you get the idea, haha.
@LizaTB Why yes, I am a fellow ED1er. Glad you joined us!
@FrancaiseLove hahaha, Thats also the case with me. lolz
@LizaTB I totally agree with francaiseLove. You have amazing grades and OMG you have A in Further math.I am sure you are considered a star in your school.
So hey fellow EDers- so I'm still a pretty nervous wreck!
The jitters come every once in a while when I start thinking about it all (which I try very hard NOT to do).
To make myself feel better (haha not really) I like to look at the pictures students at NYUAD share on Facebook or on Flickr and then imagine I am there with them and life is good at NYUAD with my feet sinking into the scorching hot sand on the dunes as I listen to the various languages my fellow peers communicate with.
NYAUD is my 1st choice because it dared to be radically different, just like NYU Shanghai promises to be too (I didn't apply there though, preferring the Middle East).
I'm sure all of you received a meaningful experience just through this process.
I faced some difficult confrontations with my parents as to whether I should even consider studying so far away (I live in VA, USA).
Yet I don't believe the location was what really convinced me but rather the entire concept- the idea of this group of completely diversified individuals collaborating together through a prime liberal arts education in the culturally rich metropolis of Abu Dhabi- now THAT is what intrigues me.
I don't really believe in fate too much but man oh man NYUAD has completely moved me in terms of what I feel an education should truly be like.