RD NYU College of Arts and Sciences Chances?

<p>SAT: 2080/2400 (630 CR, 730 M, 720 W)
SATII: Math II 740, US History 630
GPA: 3.7UW/4.1W</p>

<p>AP Scores:
AP Language and Comp: 5</p>

<p>Senior Year Classes:
AP French, AP Government, AP Literature, Calculus H, Journalism H, Computer Graphics</p>

<p>Teacher/Guidance Recs: Very good/Good
Essay: Outstanding</p>

Journalism 4 years: Staff Writer, Assistant Sports Editor, Managing Editor, Editor-in-Chief
Basketball: 2 years, Sportsmanship Award
National Merit Scholarship Program Letter of Commendation
2 Jobs waiter/childcare for around a year
Tutoring Russian-American children
Kids-for-Kids volunteering</p>

<p>I just got rejected from Cornell, but NYU is my number 1 choice... what do you guys think?</p>

<p>It's a yes (more so of one than mine, anyhow). But from the ED decision thread, result is a bit unpredictable. I remember someone said their admission is snotty from another post. (also take a look at "Rejected, but how?!" thread)</p>


<p>It's hard to say. Numbers-wise, you look good, but NYU Adcom is not at all easy to predict. You have a good shot, I'd say. No guarentees, though.</p>


<p>What exactly does "snotty" mean?</p>

<p>Snotty, adj. Having or showing a superior or conceited attitude. That's from my dictionary. I think they received this reputation due to the fact that there are instances admission and rejection of applicants seem rather random (or at least appear to be)</p>


<p>That seems more like "fickle, adj. Marked by lack of steadfastness, constancy, or stability; given to erratic changeableness."</p>

<p>I don't disagree at all with your analysis of the adcom, just your choice of adjective. :) For that reason, I think chances threads are not reliable, simply because it's clear that NYU doesn't feel obligated to take the people with the best numbers.</p>

<p>I got into CAS ED, very similar qualifications, you're sat is 50 points higher, my weighted GPA is higher. With your writing ability just nail the essays and short answers. If NYU was your #1 choice why would you have applied Cornell ED and not NYU ED?</p>

<p>For one thing, NYU ED is a definite YES or NO. My counselor told me I might want to chance with CU instead of NYU. Cornell and NYU are my two number ones (well, it's def. NYU now).
Plus, Cornell's tuition is lower and you are further away from distractions that will cost you $$.
Often people who reach for Cornell are also in reach for NYU.</p>

<p>My parents thought that I should try for the best school I could get into so they kinda forced me to try Cornell. I love the city though and I'd love to go to NYU. Thanks for your help guys.</p>