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Dec. 26th, 2009 | 05:50 pm
posted by: phookie in nyu_cas

Hi, I'm applying for Regular Decision to CAS; my planned major is Middle Eastern Studies with a minor in Persian. However, I'm rather nervous...my SAT is a 1900 (out of 2400), and my (unweighted) GPA is a 3.8. Does NYU seem to care more about GPA/SAT compared to essays, extracurricular activities and recs?

My essays are pretty good and I'm sure my teacher gave me the best rec in the world (most of her family attended NYU). And my extracurriculars are great; I have over 400 hrs of community service (including 115 hours at a cancer research lab/hospital). I'm secretary of the Poli Sci club and secretary of an honor society, and a member of Key Club. I'm also the graphics editor of an award winning high school newspaper and have won several awards for my art and front page designs. I'm also iranian and can speak/write the language, and I'm from a small town in FL. My dad attended CUNY, if that counts for anything.

I'm so worried :( And could anyone inform me further about the middle eastern major at NYU? Thank you so much, and I hope this is allowed.

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Yeison

You are set!

from: thinkdiffusely
date: Feb. 25th, 2010 04:01 am (UTC)
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Did you hear back yet? My opinion is that you are set. If they don't accept you I will personally walk up to the admissions office and punch them in the face. Then ask them what the hell is wrong with them.

p.s. What part of FL are you from?

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protein shake

Re: You are set!

from: phookie
date: Feb. 25th, 2010 11:26 am (UTC)
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Hi! I actually recently heard back! I got into LSP. :) I'm actually pretty jovial about this because (guess what) I didn't even send my SATs!! I'm sadly not allowed to go to NYU (blame strict persian parents) so I'm going to attend University of Florida. Honestly, I thought I would be flat out rejected from the school. I'm pretty happy, even if I didn't get into CAS, since I'm still considered part of the class of 2014 (right?) :)

And I'm originally from Lutz, a small town right next to Tampa (I go to school in Tampa). Thank you so much!

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protein shake

Re: You are set!

from: phookie
date: Feb. 25th, 2010 11:28 am (UTC)
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And I think the reason I got in are because of my EC's, awards, letter of reccomandation (it must have been pretty good) and my short responses/essays. I spent a good time on them and I concentrated on one theme throughout (my persian heritage). The only short response that wasn't related to that was the ~famous NYer~ (I wrote about Anderson Cooper ;P)

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