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NYU Stern Early Decision

fireman144fireman144 Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
edited May 2010 in What Are My Chances?
I'm a junior in high school now. What are my chances of getting into NYU Stern Early Decision with these stats?

GPA: 3.37 weighted (school doesn't do unweighted GPA)
SAT: 560 CR, 650 M, 720 W (1930 combined, plan on retaking it though)
ACT: 27 (hope to retake that also)
Class Rank: N/A (no class rank in school)

So far taken only 1 AP, but senior year taking 2 AP's.
-various honors classes throughout high school

-a few hours of international community service
-tennis player
-involved in various clubs (Junior Statesmen of America, Forensics, etc...)
-piano player

-I should have good teacher/guidance counselor recommendations and I should write a good essay.
-I don't need financial aid (if that matters)

Any advice/response would be nice. Thanks.
Post edited by fireman144 on

Replies to: NYU Stern Early Decision

  • sozesoze Registered User Posts: 2,261 Senior Member
    Very, very slim.
    I would say that NYU in general would be a reach for you, Stern even more so.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Registered User Posts: 82,545 Senior Member
    If you don't have financial need, go for it.

    What state are you from?

    There is a girl with lower stats than yours who got in last fall ED at NYU. She ended up having to decline because she didn't know that NYU was lousy with aid.

    However, be sure that your parents are willing and able to pay the full freight. :)
  • synny201synny201 Registered User Posts: 235 Junior Member
    Mom2, while that may be true for the general NYU, Stern is one of the toughest schools to get into in the US...as it stands, you have very little chance.
  • lebronjameslebronjames - Posts: 567 Member
    If that is your weighted GPA, it is a bit low for NYU Stern.
    Do you have any hooks?
    Good luck!
  • nyyankees2012nyyankees2012 Registered User Posts: 319 Member
    NYU CAS would be a very high reach. Stern's a bit tougher, so I'd say it's pretty much out of the picture... Sorry :(

    Maybe check out some good business programs at state schools? UConn and Penn State are possibilities.
  • vonlostvonlost Super Moderator Posts: 23,755 Super Moderator
    "I don't need financial aid (if that matters)"

    It (sadly for you) doesn't matter; NYU is need-blind. But it could help (these days, perhaps a lot) at need-aware schools.
  • fireman144fireman144 Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    Yeah I thought I wouldn't have much of a shot either. The only reason I'm asking is because my school is pretty competitive and a few people in my school have applied early decision to NYU with a lower GPA and SAT score than me and somehow gotten in.
  • nyyankees2012nyyankees2012 Registered User Posts: 319 Member
    ^Yeah I've heard of some pretty surprising ED admits as well, but it's really no guarantee.
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