Are there any cutoffs for CAS or Stern?

<p>Do admissions officers of CAS and/or Stern "auto-reject" anyone who doesn't meet a certain requirement? For example, if the GPA cutoff was 3.0 or the SAT cutoff was 1800, admissions would automatically reject applicants with stats lower than the cutoff. Does NYU have policies like that?</p>

<p>If you have a sub 3.0 and sub 1800 SAT, I really don't think its worth applying to NYU unless you have some ridiculous EC's/explanation. </p>

<p>But to formally answer your question, there is no cutoff. However, please be realistic when applying for schools. I see too many people (in my school) going like "OMG COLUMBIA REJECTED ME *** MAN" when they are applying with an 84 GPA with 2 AP's and sub 2k SAT w/o EC's.</p>

<p>Smugness,</p>

<p>What</a> is New York University's average act/sat score? - Yahoo! Answers</p>

<p>College</a> Search - New York University - NYU - SAT®, AP®, CLEP®</p>

<p>According to College Board (second link and the first link has similar stats), the median SAT I scores are 1860 to 2170 and median ACT scores are 28-31 for admitted students to NYU. </p>

<p>However, please note: There was a recent discussion about the fact that College Board stats may need to be updated (for ex. it states the admission rate is 38% overall for NYU but according to NYU's own official stats, the admission rate is lower, from 26-32% - without LSP and with LSP stats included, respectively). So the median SAT and ACT scores may be off a little.</p>

<p>The point here is that under SAT I score of about 1860 and ACT score of about 28, you
are below the majority of NYU candidates and the probability is that you need to have strengths in other areas that will get the admissions committee to consider you and not put you in the discard pile. </p>

<p>No one knows if there is a minimum cut-off except for internal staff at NYU's admissions office. However, you can operate on the above info and know that if you are below the median range of scores, you will have to beef up other aspects of your application (if you are not too below range). </p>

<p>Obviously, if you have a SAT total of, say, 1500 or a GPA of, say, 2.5, you really should not be applying to NYU, unless there are some really extraordinary circumstances or standout strengths in other areas that can justify your applying with some hope of being considered by NYU.</p>

<p>By the way, the above standardized score cut-offs are higher for Stern (vs. CAS), though we do not have the official stats. For Stern a SAT in the 2000s will be in the lower end of their range and the higher end of the range would be 2200+.</p>

<p>LOL my GPA and SAT aren't 3.0 and 1800. I was just using those as examples of low stats. My real GPA is 3.5 and SAT is in the 2100s. Sorry if I didn't make it clear :P. Thanks for the information though.</p>

<p>smugness,</p>

<p>Your GPA is a little below the average GPA of 3.7 for CAS but your SAT Is are towards the upper end of their range. Of course, for Stern, even SATs in the 2100s is not considered very high for them. Go above 2200+ (for Stern) and bring up that GPA as much as possible (for both CAS and Stern even if it is for the first quarter or first half of senior year; that is, if you are finishing up junior year right now). Then present strengths in other areas as much as possible, essay, ECs, recs, etc.</p>

<p>Since it's already pretty much the end of junior year, I'm afraid that it might be a little too late to raise my GPA. I'm going to end up with a 94 W this year with a very rigorous schedule (my school only calculates weighted GPA on a 100 point scale... the 3.5 I wrote above is an optimistic estimate of the GPA on a 4.0 scale). I bombed freshman and sophomore years with an 88.5 and 90 W GPA respectively, so there's obviously a huge upward trend. On Naviance, it says that 94 W is the average GPA for people accepted to NYU for my school. Do you think that if I have a GPA 2-3 points lower than that average, but with a higher SAT score (say... 2300+. 2138 is the average SAT score for people accepted to NYU for my school), I'll have a decent shot at Stern or CAS? Thanks in advance. I'm so worried and ****ed off that I slacked off freshman and sophomore years >:O</p>

<p>Obviously numbers aren't the only part of the admissions process, but I'd say with that projected SAT score and the GPA that you expect to get, you won't get rejected purely based on your grades. Alternatively, they won't be enough to get in if they are the primary strength of your application (as opposed to if you had a 4.0 and/or 2400/36 SAT/ACT score). Bottom line, if you can get a 2250+ SAT score, 90+ GPA and good EC's and essays, you should be decent shape.</p>

<p>Hey Smugness, if your school offers Naviance, then you can basically weigh your own chances of getting into the school. Naviance basically helped me apply to ALL of my schools.</p>

<p>Quick few facts about Naviance/Applying in General:
1. Average GPA accepted is not a good indicator. Many people will probably apply to NYU as a safety (in my school they do). Check out the GRAPH portion. This is really the best way to see if you have a shot or not. Study it. See how many people with your stats actually got in. Look below the average, what percentage of people got it? Obviously, Naviance won't show specifics for Stern/CAS, but if you see that you're kind of in a zone where it's "iffy", then you should just apply to CAS to increase your chances of getting in. If you're in a zone where 75-80% kids either get accepted or waitlisted, why not aim for Stern (if you really want to).
2. Remember, don't freak out when you see the 4.0 GPA's accepted in the "Accepted Thread". Different schools have different grading guidelines. A 4.0 in one school might be the same as a 3.6 in another school in NYU's opinion.
3. A 3.5 GPA won't kill you. Just keep it up man. Ace those SAT's and SATII's!</p>

<p>In conjunction with obutto's post:
1. Naviance can be awfully unreliable if you don't make sure that the data is for a large amount of people. For example, I went a public high school in Massachusetts. With over a hundred applicants to UMass-Amherst from our school in the past few years, the data/graphs become quite useful. However, this year I was the only kid to apply to UCLA out of my high school. If you just took a quick glance at the data, you might see that the average ACT score is quite high and can be discouraging before realizing that it reflects a single student.</p>

<ol>
<li>The stats posted by other people aren't always the best guidelines either. A lot of times it's just the people with scores above the average acceptance who enjoy showing off their accomplishments. </li>
</ol>

<p>There's no sure-fire formula other than maybe finding a cure for AIDS or something like that, so I wouldn't worry to much about what other kids have had to do to get in and just do as many things that would be looked upon favorably by a college and hope for the best.</p>

<p>Idk about your school, but in mine, usually all stats are posted up because its completely anonymous. If a college doesn't have enough data/less than X amount of people, the data for it is invisible.</p>

<p>And you don't get to choose which stats you "post up" on Naviance so that's not a problem at all.</p>

<p>oh, for #2 I was referring to when people post their stats on this forum.</p>