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What are my chances at NYU?

airfire1928airfire1928 Registered User Posts: 250 Junior Member
Hi! I'm currently a senior who is waiting for their last college -- NYU! I got accepted into Stony Brook, Binghamton, Queens, Baruch and Hunter (just got into the honors program!). However, I got rejected from Northeastern (lmao rip) and Boston Univeristy. What are my chances for NYU? I'll be majoring in journalism so I'll be in CAS!


ACT (breakdown): 28C (29E, 26M, 29R, 26S)
*I know it's low
Unweighted GPA: 93 UW, 101 W
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
AP (place score in parenthesis): AP World, APUSH, AP English, AP Stats, AP Gov, AP Bio
(I know my AP scores are bad, I'm only going to report the APUSH score)
Senior Year Course Load: Calculus Honors, AP Stats, AP Bio, AP Gov, College English
*I took college accounting my junior year, got an A+ and received 6 credits for it


Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
Red Cross (secretary 10-11, Vice 12)
Key Club
Writer for school newspaper
Environmental (Vice 12)
National Honor Society
Math Honor Society
English Honor Society
Science Honor Society
History Scholar Honor Society

Essays: I'm not good at judging my own stuff, but based on what teachers/students have said: 8-9/10. My common app essay was definitely better than my NYU supplement I think.
Teacher Recommendation: Got one from my APUSH teacher who apparently writes really good ones. I was her intern junior year! Also asked my math teacher who loves me. I really pushed him to make my recommendation good and not generic.So like 7/10?
Counselor Rec: Probably really generic. She doesn't really know me. (5/10)

Awards/Honors (not impressive):
Semi Finalist for Stony Brook Japan Essay Competition
Published original poem in a book

Intended Major: Journalism
State (if domestic applicant): New York
School Type: Public school, not very competitive
Ethnicity: Asian! (Chinese)
Gender: Female

Replies to: What are my chances at NYU?

  • softiestudiessoftiestudies Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    I think you have a great chance getting into NYU you're EC's are diverse and strong and you seem like a hard worker as long as your supplements were good, I think you have a really good chance. Don't worry too much just try to keep focus, I'm pretty positive you have a good shot getting in regardless of score.
  • airfire1928airfire1928 Registered User Posts: 250 Junior Member
  • oklivxooklivxo Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    good shot-chance me back
  • collegesplzzcollegesplzz Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
    Scores and GPA are on the lower side, but you do have quite a lot of ecs. Did you only apply to CAS?? CAS is one of the tougher NYU schools to get into. There is honestly nothing you can do right now, and decisions come out in a week. Just wait and see...
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