I’m a prospective NYU junior transfer student for fall 2020. I’m applying to the undergraduate journalism program at CAS. If anyone can give me any advice on what the journalism department is looking for/how competitive it is, that would be awesome. I know there aren’t any prerequisites for the journalism program, but is it impacted/hard to get into??
Also, please let me know your thoughts (constructive criticism is welcomed!) Here’s a quick look at some of the details that will be included in my application:
I started taking classes at a community college when I was 16, then moved to a different community college later on to continue getting my general ed out of the way. I’m currently at a private 4 year college (only staying here one semester). They don’t have a journalism major and their communication program is weak. (Main takeaway: I’ve attended 3 colleges so far)
College GPA: 3.5 after I retake some courses for a stronger grade
I’ll have more than 64 credits when I transfer, most of which are in the liberal arts. An admissions counselor told me the extra credits (since the maximum they accept is 64) can possibly be applied towards electives.
Volunteered at Family House in San Francisco (a place that houses and cares for terminally ill kids and their families)
Volunteered with Project Sunshine (similar to the above^^)
Winner of the best essays contest at my community college (published)
Art editor of my community college’s magazine
I’ll (hopefully!) have a news internship with KQED San Francisco under my belt by the time I apply to NYU
Letter of recommendation from a professor at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism
Please let me know what you think (no matter what it is lol!!!)