NYU Stern Chances

<p>Hey all,</p>

<p>NYU is definetly a reach school of mine, but I was looking for a little feedback on what my chances seem to be when I apply there.</p>

<p>My GPA (unweighted): 3.0 - I slacked off a good amount; no real progression from year to year.
SAT Scores: 720(M) 630(V) 580(W)
I have taken something around 13 honors/AP courses throughout my high school. During my senior year (this year) I was accepted into University of Vermonts Academically Talented High Schoolers Program, which is basically 15 or so other kids in Vermont taking classes at UVM as well as at their highschools. I'm taking 4 AP's at HS, and taking 8 credits at UVM this semester (8 next as well). I've taken classes at UVM since the summer of 7th grade, all regular college courses, not designed for high schoolers. I've done much better in my college courses than in high school (3.67 right now in college). My extracurriculars range from tutoring students, being in various clubs, playing 4 years of varsity tennis; but my most time consuming EC was starting my own business. It's a pretty interesting idea, and the site launches in mid-November, so I'm real excited for that, but I dunno how colleges will weight this (if at all). My senior class has nearly 400 students in it, and I don't even fall within the top 50% (missed by a few spots). Keeping in mind that the gpa's are unweighted, I personally think class rank is useless, but colleges put emphasis on it I assume. Does anyone have any suggestions to other schools I should look at applying to for finance and international business dual major or if I have a good chance of being accepted into NYU? Thanks in advance.</p>


<p>Any feedback/opinions are appreciated, thanks.</p>

<p>I'm in the same situation as you. However, I'm in college atm and I think going to a college for a year or two and then transfering to Stern is a better idea. They told me (advisors from NYU) that a competitive student wants a 3.5 GPA, and at least 30 credits under their belt. However that's not a guarantee transfer. They look for things like ECs and essays as well. </p>

<p>That's just what I've heard, and I'm researching more about it in the coming weeks.</p>