<p>I'm just curious as to whether or not some of the rumors I've heard are true regarding NYU and majors. I've heard that certain people are accepted more liberally than others because of the fact that they've chosen certain majors. I know that this is true of most schools and I'm curious if anyone happens to know which majors are 'easier' to get accepted into NYU as. Also, does anyone know if applying to NYU Early Decision as an undecided major hurts your chances at all? I've heard from some that it doesn't really matter and from others that admissions officers look down upon that. Any input is appreciated!</p>

<p>Cem, </p>

<p>It depends on what you are talking about.</p>

<p>This is certainly not true if you are speaking of freshmen admissions in schools like CAS and Stern where you don't apply into a major at all. The major you select as a preference (not binding on you) has very little bearing on whether you'll get in. For if this were not the case, loads of people would be checking these "certain majors" on apps, that make supposedly it easier to get in. Also at these schools, applying undecided as a freshmen does not hurt you at all, many kids don't have an idea what they want to study in college, and many also change majors...admissions knows this full well. </p>

<p>Where major selection might make a difference is when you apply as a transfer. First, your reason for transferring is very important, admissions wants to know what makes you want to leave your current school and come to NYU for a particular department. So if you want to transfer as a English major, it would be in your interest to have taken some english classes or show some interest in the field in any way form. Also transferring is based on the number of seats available, so if a particular department is in need of students to study there because the current NYU students are not that interested in it, those who wish to transfer to that department might be at an advantage due to the simple laws of supply and demand.</p>

<p>Good luck.</p>

<p>-NYU class of '00</p>