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NYU is my top choice school, and has been for several months now, but on a recent visit, I went to a Gallatin information session and loved it. However, I'm still not sure if that or just CAS would be the best for me. NYU has programs for the things I want to study in depth (Politics and Metropolitan Studies), but I feel like Gallatin could give me a lot more leeway to combine the two and take more classes in related fields that don't fall under those majors, like Urban Design and Architecture and Sociology. I feel like it would also be nice to have the ability to take classes at all the schools, so it would be easy to take a class at the School of Social Work or at Steinhard if one interested me.
So, as you can probably tell, I'm leaning towards Gallatin now, but does anyone have any opinions as to whether CAS would be better for me? And is one harder to get into than the other? My grades aren't stellar (3.6 UW) but I feel pretty confident in my ability to get into CAS based on my SAT (2180, I'm retaking in November because I'm also applying to schools that will really want a better score than that) and my ECs (extensive involvement in politics and urban planning over the years). Thanks so much!