What are my chances of getting into NYU

Currently, I am interested in NYU and Barnard for college. I am going to be a senior this year. Here is all of my information.
GPA: 3.7
SAT Math: 420
SAT Crit. Reading: 520
SAT Writing: 540
Class Rank: 16% (10%-20%) </p>

<p>I plan on taking my SAT again this Fall and I am also going to take the SAT Subjects Tests in Literature, Math I and US History or Psychology. </p>

<p>I took AP English Language and Composition and AP Psychology my junior year. I took the AP Exam for English and got a 3 but did not take the AP Psych exam because I didn't feel prepared for it thanks to my teacher. </p>

<p>For senior year, I am taking AP English Literature &Composition and also AP US Government. For math I am taking a mix of Elementary Functions (pre calc) and Statistics (it's the same class) and I am taking the yearbook class at my school which is exclusive for seniors and you have to write an essay and prepare a spread to be considered for the class. I am also taking either Sociology or Women's Studies depending on the AP class scheduling for this year. </p>

<p>I go to a creative and performing arts high school and am the Literary Arts major there. I also went to a creative and performing arts middle school for Creative Writing. Through this program I have had the opportunity to work with famous writers and poets. I have attended the Stratford and Niagara On the Lake play festivals with them as well. Just recently, I decided that I want to major in Fashion Journalism in college instead of Sports Psychology. </p>

<p>Also, I am a member of my student council, which consists of four people. I am on competitive dance team which has really left no time for any other extra curriculars due to the practice and competition schedule. I am a member of Peer Helpers which is a group ran through Planned Parenthood. I volunteer at my church during the summer. </p>

<p>And one last thing, for my Graduation Project, which my major class completed with help from the Theatre majors at my school, I directed one of my fellow students' plays which was performed in a play festival at my school and we also had one at a playhouse a block or two up from our school. </p>

<p>I know I really need to work on my SAT score. My grade point average is considerably great for the competitiveness of my school and I have retained an A in my major since freshman year which means I wil get a chance to intern later on in my senior year. </p>

<p>I know this is long, but I really am hoping to get into NYU. Also, suggestions for my essay would be great, I was thinking on writing it about the importance of the arts in schools.</p>

<p>In an earlier post, you said you come from a low-income family. Are you aware that NYU costs $60,000 per year and does not meet full need of its students? NYU is infamous for offering horrible need-based "aid" that often consists of nothing but giant PLUS loans. Your SATs are nowhere near what might get you merit aid, either.</p>

<p>You need to know that you are unlikely to be able to afford NYU - so throw an app in as your dream school, but don't get attached.</p>

<p>I didn't learn much from the Admissions office about the financial aid for NYU. Thank you for the information. I'm still intent on applying.</p>

<p>I think as long as you up your SAT scores and do well on the SAT Subject Tests, you have a good chance. Is your GPA weighted or unweighted?</p>

<p>So I am a senior in high school, and I am freaking out about being accepted to college. The school I want to go to the most (like A LOT) is New York University. I just do not know if I am going to to get in, and it worries me. So any help would be greatly appreciated. Here are my stats and stuff:</p>

<p>SAT: CR - 500 Math - 600 Writing - 570 Total: 1670
ACT: 22
Weighted GPA: 4.0
Unwieghted GPA: 3.86
Class Rank: 13/148
Only 750 students in my high school; Hispanic; First generation; semi-low income; Did cross country, soccer, tennis; did the drama productions; active at church....i think this stuff matters?</p>

<p>I applied for the Music Technology major. I am pretty diverse when it comes to the arts; I sing, I can play instruments; I write songs, I can act, I can dance a little. I love music, but i do not think I am good enough to make it a profession, so I thought what better way to life of music then to produce it. SO NYU is my TOP choice and I really hope to get in.</p>