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Now, compared to everyone else on this site, I look like i don't belong but i wanted to get some serious chances on my NYU application
I go to Rutgers Prep which is one of the top private schools in the state of NJ.
GPA: 3.0 ..yes i know its horrible. let me explain at the end.
SAT I: 690 Math, 670 CR, 680 WR
Guidance Rec: Really good..put ina lot of volunteer work at school
2 teacher recs: both teachers know me very well and know how hard i try
-Started non profit foundation --> raised over $10000 so far.
-Medical Education video project--> over 50000 views on videos total
- Varsity Basketball/Tennis
-Started Cultural Sunday School--> attended by 50 + students now
- Designed multiple websites etc.
- Paid Job at Kumon as a tutor
Legacy: Uncle went there, have 4 cousins at NYU right now. <--dont know if it makes a difference
Finally, the explanation for my GPA. i really want to know if this will make a difference to them...
My freshman year, I missed about a half year of school when my mother passed away from a brain tumor. The two years after that, i spend in and out of different psychologists office and because of this depression and mental health issues, my grades suffered greatly and i couldn't focus in school. This year, the first quarter, i have picked it up and tried to get myself together.
Will NYU actually read this and understand and take it into consideration or will they just see my GPA and turn me away?