My chances at NYU Tisch? (photography)

<p>Hi. I'm a Korean male non-citizen who used to live in New York City up until my senior year. My family decided to move down to Georgia right before my senior year started... haha. </p>

<p>Anyway, I was wondering how Tisch evaluated their applicants, if they consider the portfolio/recommendations more than the GPA and SAT scores. </p>

<p>I'm also going to be applying to CUNY Baruch for business, Rutgers University - New Brunswick and Boston University and major in political science. I wonder what my chances are for those schools?</p>

<p>Right now, I have a 86 average (3.1?) and a 1350 (700 math 650 on verbal). I took two SAT IIs, 640 in both math Ic and writing (I know, they're not so great). I'm planning on taking the SATs again later this week but I don't know if my scores will improve much if at all. </p>

<p>My extracurriculars aren't so outstanding. I was the secretary of the Korean club, a member of the American Red Cross, cross country and indoor track during sophmore year, Photography club in senior year. I also sing in the school chorus and I've had some solos. I'm also a member of my high school's barbershop quartet.</p>

<p>I guess it's hard to judge without seeing any photographs. If anyone is really interested, you can shoot me an email or contact me on AIM for some pictures. I've been doing photography for about 8 months, and I've gotten pretty good at it (using a Canon Digital Rebel right now and a Nikon N70 film SLR). </p>

<p>Thanks for the help in advance.</p>


<p>I also want some feedback on other schools I should be applying to for either photography or political sciences around NYC area or Boston. Thanks a lot.</p>

<p>have you visited tisch yet? if not, I really recommend you do, I went and was extremely dissapointed w/the facilities and the atmosphere. I found out tisch really spends most of its time and money on film and performance art. so, definitely check it out before committing to anything. I've also been looking for photo schools and heres what I found out. unless you can create a portfolio of photos AND drawings, art school is generally out of the question. I showed a portfolio at National Portfolio Review day of all photos and got the "these are great photos but where are you drawings" thing every time. so, i decided to apply to universities where I can double major in two different schools. places w/great photo programs: syracuse (newhouse if you want photojournalism), wash u (lets you double major), upenn (not a separate school, and has an amazing photo dept, my top choice) just keep looking around. ps - i also shoot digi but w/canon 10d, and canon rebel 35mm. cool.</p>