Northwestern//Stern Selectivity

<p>Is NYU Stern for Actuarial Science (or statistics) harder to get into than Statistics for NW?</p>

<p>SAT score of around 2200</p>

<p>(Also, am I right in saying that NW glances at the Writing score?)</p>

<p>NU is harder to get in to. Period. What’s the section breakdown of that 2200?</p>

<p>And NU doesn’t care what major you declare. Are you interested in NU’s MMSS program?</p>

<p>I believe the best AS program in North America is Waterloo (Canada). NYU has crappy fin aid and I don’t think it’s worth the money if you want to be an actuary. Companies hiring entry-level actuaries don’t really care about which school you go to; what they care is whether you pass the first (preferrably two) actuarial exam. Also check out Wisconsin.</p>

<p>By the way, I personally think NYU is one of the most overpriced schools. Students there pay private college tuition but they are with over 20k undergrads like a public U and there’s no campus.</p>

<p>Thanks for the info Sam!! Ill probably be applying to Waterloo too.
But I just meant selectivity as a whole. Which one is harder to get into?</p>

<p>@arbiter – are you sure it’s definitely harder? Stern is very selective too…</p>

<p>[International btw]</p>

<p>They are about the same. The SAT scores are very similar (around 1440-1450). Some CC members wrote that Stern admission is a bit more numbers driven and predictable than schools with similar averages.</p>