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Chances for NYU Stern?

kellyyhuangkellyyhuang Posts: 18Registered User New Member
edited December 2012 in What Are My Chances?
Hello! I ED for NYU Stern, and I just wanna see what are my chances? Thanks!
My intended major is Finance.
I am Chinese.
First in my family to attend college
I know that I dont have the best grades, but what I'm counting on is my extracurriculars.

GPA: 4.08 (3.32 non-Weighted)
SAT: 2200 (writing score 11)
ACT: 33
SATII Math 2C: 770
SATII Chem: 690
SATII Physics: 680
AP Chinese: 5
AP Calc AB: 5
AP Lang: 5
AP Chem: 4
AP Physics: 3
*took the hardest classes school offered


1. Vice President of FBLA (11-12)
2. Debate Club Secretary (11-12)
3. Founder of Science Olympiad (11-12)
4. Freshman Class Vice-President (9)
5. Publicity Commissioner (10)
6. Volunteer at Boys and Girls Club (volunteered over 1000 hours)
7. member of a non-profit organization (10-12)
fundraised over $20,000
8. published 2 education manuals
9. participant member of Youth Citizenship Seminar
hosted at Pepperdine University. 300 applicants out of over 2000, was offered over $1000 in expense scholarship
10. Teacher and Director of a summer enrichment program (10-12)
11. Founder and teacher of a online learning center (like Kahn Academy)

9th Place in State for FBLA
YCS Certification
President's Volunteer Service Award (Bronze, Silver, and Gold Levels)
FRA National Writing Contest 10 Grade Winner
Piano Certificate of Merit w/ Theory Level 8

Work Experiences:
1. Senior Intern/ General Manager's Assistant/ Financial Advisor's Assistant at Shanghai Securities (9-12)
was awarded Sales Star of the Year
2. Market Consultant/Founder/Investor of Gucheng (a financial website in China)(similar to Yahoo Finance) (9-12)
3. Manages my own stock portfolio for over 5 years. steady profits every year.

Thanks for the help!
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Replies to: Chances for NYU Stern?

  • wavetechwavetech Posts: 68Registered User Junior Member
    The one thing that will really hurt you is your GPA. Everything else is great for Stern. Do you have a class rank? If its high (i.e. 10th percentile), then perhaps they'll see it in a different way, but if not, your GPA may kill your chances.
  • kellyyhuangkellyyhuang Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    well, the reason for my poor gpa is because there was a time where a family member got cancer, and i was really depressed for a while.

    do you think if i explained that to the colleges it would be better for my chances?
  • Pat1120Pat1120 Posts: 602Registered User Member
    Seems to be a low reach, but its hard to tell... I would definitely try to explain the low GPA, because it is killing your app. Everything else seems strong.
  • CatriaCatria Posts: 9,602Registered User Senior Member

    Baruch isn't a good option for you?
  • kellyyhuangkellyyhuang Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    BUMPBUMP!! i would really want some more opinions

    i understand my grades arent top-notch (dang) but i was hoping that since my extracurriculars are strong enough that i would still pass.
  • ahovahovahovahov Posts: 116Registered User Junior Member
    Match-Low Reach

    Idk why CC thinks NYU is so prestigious, it's just a 4.0 W, 2150 SAT to get into Stern for my school (I go to a pretty competitive one in NJ). Just don't say your applying for Financial aid and pay the 55k a year.
  • kellyyhuangkellyyhuang Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    i am not applying for financial aid, will that make my chances better?
    omgah ED results come out in less than 3 weeks!!
  • Carbine865Carbine865 Posts: 41Registered User Junior Member
    Match to low-reach just because of your GPA. If they can get past your GPA, you have a great resume. ECs are good and your SAT is definitely good enough. If you're willing to pay the tuition, this may help you, not sure. I'm sure you have a good chance since you applied ED, only my opinion though. Chance back?
  • pumpkin05pumpkin05 Posts: 42Registered User Junior Member
    First in family to attend college is definitely a huge advantage on the app, and with your scores, GPA, and extracurriculars, as well as the fact that you're applying ED, I would be really surprised if you didn't get in!
  • kellyyhuangkellyyhuang Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    bumpity bump bump!!
  • kellyyhuangkellyyhuang Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    Please help! Bump!
  • eelizabetheelizabeth Posts: 61Registered User Junior Member
    I'm not an expert, but it seems like everything is in order. Use the fact that you had some emotional issues at the time to your advantage, your extra curricular activities seem very strong, and good luck with everything!
    I think that you'll have a good chance.
  • kellyyhuangkellyyhuang Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    Thanks! :D
  • catsarecatscatsarecats Posts: 239Registered User Junior Member
    stuy kelly huang?
  • kellyyhuangkellyyhuang Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    sorry, what does stuy mean?
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