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Could i get into NYU ?

lamranewlamranew Posts: 5Registered User New Member
edited November 2012 in What Are My Chances?
My name is Ryan, I'm 16 and i'm graduating this year ; In fact, i graduate early.
I always have lived in Casablanca, Morocco and my dream is to return to America (not saying that Morocco is boring, it's just an amazing country), and more precisely in New York City. Due to the fact that i'm always a teen, be next to my old sister in new york would be almost necessary.
As my father and my grandfather i would like to become a doctor, and one important thing for me is to enter at the college of art and science of NYU to spend my premed there. So, i think i will major in biology (i think it's the easiest way). I get a 3,7 GPA and a 1800 in the SAT. My recommendations letters are great. By the way, I speak three languages fluently (French, arabic and english) and i can institute a conversation in spanish. I am the captain of my volleyball team and i play piano and guitar for 7 years now. I'm involved in the most important charitable association which is the Rotary club. I also played drama for 6 years. With all of that extra curricular activities, i don't think i will be admitted. When i see the graphs of the precedent years admissions, i find my self under the average, so i am really stressed. I plan to apply with the early admission II on January 1st. Do you think i would be admitted ? Do i get my chances in columbia university (i don't think so but...) ? Can you advise me other schools near New York with the same courses level ?
I really thank you in advance for your advices.
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Replies to: Could i get into NYU ?

  • lamranewlamranew Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    Oh and i'm between the first fifth and the first fourth of my class in general.
    Thank you again.
  • ArtsyGirl13ArtsyGirl13 Posts: 2,986Registered User Senior Member
    Your stats are rather low for NYU, it is a high reach. As for Columbia you are right it is unrealistic (also if I remember correctly you need subject tests to apply there). Your GPA is a little low, but the bigger issue I see is your SAT score (you would want to have at least a 2000, if not a 2100) and class rank. There are several other schools that are in the New York area that are more realistic, but there pre-med program will not be as strong as that of a top tier school.
  • KalebGetsMoneyKalebGetsMoney Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    I agree with ArtsyGirl, I would be concerned with your SAT scores and GPA depending on your class load.
  • lamranewlamranew Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    So what schools should i apply for ?
  • sbrandsbrand Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    There is Fordham University in the Bronx, Yeshiva if you are Jewish, St. John's in Queens
  • TylerNarkTylerNark Posts: 232Registered User Junior Member
    Are you a minority? I'm not sure the benifits of applying when your 16 but that must help somewhat. If you're hispanic, I would say you have a a decent shot at getting in!
  • lamranewlamranew Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    @TylerNark, I am african american.
    What about Georgetown University in Washington, DC? Is it better? Do i get better chances or is it totally insane?
  • ArtsyGirl13ArtsyGirl13 Posts: 2,986Registered User Senior Member
    Georgetown is more competitive then NYU, it would be unrealistic. If you increase your SAT, GW might be good though.
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