I’m a rising high school senior and I’m an international student. In college, I want to double major in film and math (yes, I know its a weird combination, but I love both!), though I have a slight priority on film.
I want to become a director in the film industry, therefore it is very important for me to attend a school that has internship opportunities in Hollywood and has connections in the industry, while also allowing students to practically improe themselves. That’s why I though NYU would be a perfect match.
The sad part is though, I need full financial aid (yeah, it sucks and especially because I am an international). If I don’t receive full tuition, I will not be able to attend, and I know it will drastically affect my chances of getting in.
In terms of films, I think I have an average portfolio. It’s not exceptionally strong but not bad in my opinion. I compose my own music for my films though, and I think they are very good (better than my films at least). I am also a female, even though it might not have a particular advantage in the admissions, it might be a plus since female directors are more supported than males nowadays.
Also, I am an IB student and my stats seem to be above average. Even though stats are not a huge part of the application especially when applying to Tisch, I still believe they will be a plus sign for me. My predicted will probably be something like 43, including a 7 in IB film HL and Math HL. My GPA is near 4.0 (96.5/100) and I will take the SAT this August, and looking at my previous practice tests it will probably be above 1500.
I am considering applying ED I or ED II. Yes, I know that applying ED might not be a wise idea since I need financial aid but it does state in NYU’s website that if you do not get the amount of aid you wished for you can withdraw your application.
Every year, there are many students who get into NYU from my high school but the majority of them do not have financial aid. I really want to become a film director and I feel like NYU is my only chance to form connections and network within the industry, and it’s my only chance to become a director. Do you think I will get rejected because of the financial aid?
Your response would be so helpful for me! Thank you