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Chance Me For NYU Stern!

CanIntoIvyCanIntoIvy 26 replies9 threads Junior Member

Prerequisite Information: I'm a Junior, I want to study economics/finance (I'll choose one eventually)

SAT I: 2300
ACT: Not Taken
SAT II: US History (780), Chemistry (770), World History (800)
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.5
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Unranked
AP (expected score in parentheses): AP English (5), AP Chemistry (3), APUSH (5), AP Microeconomics (Self-Taught, 4), will take AP Biology, AP Macroeconomics, AP English Lit. and AP Statistics Senior Year
Major Awards: American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) High School Essay Competition Honorable Mention, National Catholic Forensics League National Qualifier


Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Politics Club (President), Student Body Representative, National Speech and Debate (3 years, 2x Tournament winner, National Qualifier), Saxophonist (4 years)
Job/Work Experience:Intern at a small Hedge Fund in Utah (over the summer, will do again) , Intern at Law firm in Egypt (1 month)
Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer at Kidney Transplant Hospital in Egypt (1 month)
Summer Activities: Yale Economics for Leaders Program
Essays: REALLY Good in general



Other


State (if domestic applicant): Utah
School Type: College Preparatory Private School (rated hardest in the state)
Ethnicity: African American
Gender: Male
Income Bracket: $50,000-$150,000
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM, First-Generation, Parents were refugees, spent first 2 years of high school in Egypt, I'm a Day Trader for my Parents.
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  • SternBusinessSternBusiness 958 replies62 threads Senior Member
    Even though Stern is definitely a tough school to get into, I honestly think there is no chance that you will not be admitted. The combination of your SAT scores, extracurricular activities (intern at a hedge fund will look great), ethnicity, and story are all huge pluses in college admissions.

    I just got in this year, so if you have any questions about my application process let me know.

    Good Luck!
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  • CanIntoIvyCanIntoIvy 26 replies9 threads Junior Member
    @SternBusiness

    I was really afraid my GPA would bring me down, thank you so much for the support! I am actually very interested in the application process - how did it go for you? What are your tips for me to make my story and ECs shine? And what do you think is most important in my application so far (that I should probably stress)?

    Thank you so much.
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  • gormar099gormar099 314 replies7 threads Member
    edited March 2016
    Your GPA will bring you down, but that's ok since everything else is essentially perfect. Is there any chance you can raise that GPA a little by the time you apply?
    edited March 2016
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  • CanIntoIvyCanIntoIvy 26 replies9 threads Junior Member
    No, it's spring term and the most I can get is 3.5_ before I send EDs fall term of my senior year.
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  • CanIntoIvyCanIntoIvy 26 replies9 threads Junior Member
    Bump, more chancers please.
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  • CanIntoIvyCanIntoIvy 26 replies9 threads Junior Member
    Bump!!
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  • CanIntoIvyCanIntoIvy 26 replies9 threads Junior Member
    Hey, I just scored an internship with Goldman Sachs, and I was accepted into the Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS), how does my application look now?
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  • sycophantasmsycophantasm 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Hey @SternBusiness can you please tell me more about your application? email me on [email protected] please
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  • ben69420ben69420 85 replies1 threads Junior Member
    1. Your GPA is low, but that may be forgiven due to your high SAT score. If you can, try to raise your GPA to a 3.6-3.7 during senior year.
    2. Your ECs are great, so don't worry too much about them.
    3. Are you Egyptian? If you are, then you'd be considered white by U.S. census standards, not African American.
    4. Don't put down the Goldman Sachs internship. Colleges would think why would a high schooler get an internship at a prestigious investment bank? It makes you seem like some privileged, well connected kid which would ruin your poor refuge/first-gen immigrant hook.
    5. Write good essays and you have a pretty good shot! NYU Stern's admission rate was 13% last year so good luck!
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