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What if your SAT score is a little bit below than what NYU expect?

rohank10rohank10 Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
Hi! I'm a rising senior and I'm about to apply to several colleges; NYU is one of them. I want to major in Engineering and I've heard about NYU Poly a couple weeks ago. However, the only issue is that my SAT doesn't meet the requirements. I've taken the SAT twice and it was around a high 1500 and low 1600. I've been practicing and I rose my score up to 200 points. However, my actual aim is to get a 2000+. However, just because of misfortune, what if I get a 1900? What if my CR does not meet the 25 percentile requirement which is a 620? I know for a fact that I can achieve a 770+ in math and at least a 700 in writing (I've been practicing and I can write a very strong essay).

I've been told that the SAT is one part of the college process. I take the full IB diploma with an unweighted GPA of a 3.63 and a weighted GPA of a 4.5. If I meet all of NYU's requirements except for my SAT score, what chance do I have to getting in?

Just an FYI: I'm just sticking with the SAT and the SAT subject tests. I've taken the ACT and I'm more comfortable with the timing on the SAT compared to the ACT.

Replies to: What if your SAT score is a little bit below than what NYU expect?

  • aunt beaaunt bea Registered User Posts: 9,674 Senior Member
    NYU is notoriously expensive; can you pay their fees?
  • rohank10rohank10 Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    edited July 2015
    @aunt bea " Yeah, it is a bit expensive, but I think I can pay the fees. Do you think I could get in?
  • aunt beaaunt bea Registered User Posts: 9,674 Senior Member
    Sorry, SAT is too low.
  • DHMIS1DHMIS1 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Your SAT is too low at 1500-low1600. 1900+ should put you in the competitive range.

    I got accepted to #NYU2019 CAS with a 1900 SAT score.
  • rohank10rohank10 Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    @DHMIS1 My goal is a 2100. I was just asking if by any misfortune, what would happen if my CR reading score is a 600 and my math and writing score are above the 75th percentile?
  • KWotschKWotsch Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    I'm in the same boat. 520 math but 700 and 730 reading and writing, respectively.
  • uskoolfishuskoolfish Registered User Posts: 2,949 Senior Member
    I think that if you break 600 in your weaker area and are closer to 75th percentile on the other, then you have a shot as long as you have a decent gpa. That is assuming you plan to major in something that matches your strength on the SAT.

    D was accepted with a 610 math and 720 verbal. But since she is a studio art major, that factored into it, too.
  • gdlt234gdlt234 Registered User Posts: 481 Member
    I knew a girl who was accepted this year to NYU with a 1650 SAT. Not saying it's super common but it's possible.
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