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Compared to other IVY/TOP Schools.......

gogochrisgogochris - Posts: 110 Junior Member
edited July 2005 in New York University
How hard is it to get into Stern compared to other top schools...?
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Replies to: Compared to other IVY/TOP Schools.......

  • CardinalCardinal Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    I'd say Stern is easier to get into than Ivy Leagues. I applied to Wharton (ED), Columbia, and G-Town in '04. Deferred, then rejected at Wharton, rejected at Col. and G-Town. Stern took me w/ a scholarship and acceptance to the Scholars program.
  • quakermanquakerman Registered User Posts: 231 Junior Member
    clearly your example is an accurate representation of all applicants.
  • CardinalCardinal Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    A fair point to make, quakerman. However, a lot of people I know at Stern are Wharton rejects, some are also Columbia rejects, and I would not be surprised if there are others. At the same time, there are some people who got into Ivys that turned them down for Stern (normally for scholarship reasons). Now some point to the average SAT score of 1412 and claim that this should put Stern in the league of other Ivys. However, it is common to find Sternies with high 700s in math, with lower verbal scores (high 600s) that would potentially keep them out of Ivy league schools. Further, the admissions requirements for NYU aren't as strict as Ivys (only one essay, non-business related, only one teacher recommendation).

    This being said, Stern is definitely getting more competitive. I know, for example, the average SAT of the incoming Early Decision pool for the class of '09 was about 1430. Dean Blount-Lyon is definitely a leader with a vision to take Stern higher up in the b-school rankings. So currently, I would say Stern is still easier to get into than Ivys. Will it continue to be that way? Doubtful.

    And for some full disclosure, I'm pretty sure the reason I was ultimately rejected from Wharton was my laziness senior year, as I finished the first semester with straight B's and B+'s.

    Better quakerman?
  • quakermanquakerman Registered User Posts: 231 Junior Member
    I can agree. There's a good number of wharton rejects and I'd say half choose stern over columbia but it is definetely getting stronger. I don't follow the usnews rankings since the ug ranks are identical to the mba rankings, which are widely discredited. I see it as wharton stern and sloan and I would like Stern to get stronger compared to wharton.
  • gogochrisgogochris - Posts: 110 Junior Member
    Does ED bring up chances for Stern? I have no interest in becoming a i-banker but I wanted get into a management consulting firm. Should I just go CAS ED for their Econ?
  • CardinalCardinal Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    Stern isn't ALL I-bankers...just 99%. Lol, j/k. If you plan on going into business I would say go with Stern. CAS econ is more theoretical. There are two major consulting firms I can think of off the top of my head that recruit at Stern: Deloitte & Touche and McKinsey. ED does improve your chances for getting in, but it screws you over for financial aid.
  • mattistotlemattistotle Registered User Posts: 1,743 Senior Member
    nyu gave finaincal aid preference to ED'ers I thought (only school in the country to do so)

    id say Cornell is easier than Stern , from friend experiences ..but perhaps cornell just likes my wonderful scohol with 70% graduation rate, and 40% college rate.
  • hhhuanghhhuang Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    well...i got rejected from Corenel, but got accepted by Stern...so...it's all relative
  • BigRed25BigRed25 Registered User Posts: 577 Member
    based on my school, i don't think cornell is not easier than stern to get into even though cornell LOVES our school. three of my friends got waitlisted at cornell but received huge scholarship offers from stern.
  • MikestrmanMikestrman Registered User Posts: 111 Junior Member
    You cannot compare the two, first it depends on what you are going to Cornell for, and second Stern is more about Statistics, and Cornell is the whole package deal...Some schools in Cornell are equal to Stern in terms of admissions difficulty.
  • moose35moose35 Registered User Posts: 165 Junior Member
    yeah i think it does depend on what school you apply to. i know a lot of people this year who got into cornell a&s without a super application but als didn't accept a lot of people, me included. (i applied for aem, one of the harder majors to get in for). i applied to gtown ea and got in, but some people might point out i applied to msb, easier to get into than the college and sfs. so it definitely depends, i think.
  • gogochrisgogochris - Posts: 110 Junior Member
    it sucks how ED people don't get as much financial aid...
  • hhhuanghhhuang Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    ED people aren't the only ones that get sucky finanacial aid. NYU, overall, is known to be one of the worst when it comes to financial aid. For example, i'm RD Stern this year, and i got NOTHING.
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