Apply early or not to NYU

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What should i do?

Apply regular decision to NYU?
8
73%
Apply early decision to NYU?
3
27%
 
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confused891
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Apply early or not to NYU

Postby confused891 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:27 pm

I am deciding whether or not to apply early to NYU- i have a 3.6 and a 174, with relative mediocre to poor softs except for going to a top 25 undergrad, there isnt much else.... 2 years out of UG with ok work experience. I have taken the LSAT three times...cancel, 169, and a 174...but i wrote an addendum hopefully that compels them to only count the highest score. I applied to NYU last year with only the 169 and was wait-listed.

So here is the question, do I apply early to NYU or regular decision. I have my application all ready. I am receiving mixed answers when I call the admissions department at NYU, some people are saying that there is no difference in the criteria for early decision/regular decision and that all it really does is limit any chance i have of receiving merit based grants. But i have trouble believing that it isnt easier to get in early decision and with my numbers/resume, i dont think i stand much a chance to get money anyway. What do you guys think?

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Patriot1208
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Re: Apply early or not to NYU

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:30 pm

You likely do not need ED. Like 90% of people on LSN with similar or even slightly worse numbers got in last year.

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2014
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Re: Apply early or not to NYU

Postby 2014 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:11 pm

Is NYU without a doubt your #1?
You are likely to be in RD like the poster above said, but considering that their medians went up, it won't be as solid as 90% last year.

However, if you definitely want to go to NYU if you get in, you are extremely unlikely to get any scholarships if you hold out for RD, so why not ED?

If you want the option of money at UVA or Mich for example, then RD is better.

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ravens20
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Re: Apply early or not to NYU

Postby ravens20 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:20 pm

With those numbers you have a shot at some scholarship money at NYU. Why ruin chances at that with an ED?

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im_blue
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Re: Apply early or not to NYU

Postby im_blue » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:17 pm

You don't need ED, especially if you want scholarship money or would consider lower T14 schools with big money. You have a shot at Columbia/Chicago possibly with money, or T10 with big money.

http://nyu.lawschoolnumbers.com/applica ... ,8&type=jd

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Re: Apply early or not to NYU

Postby birdlaw117 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:29 pm

2014 wrote:Is NYU without a doubt your #1?
You are likely to be in RD like the poster above said, but considering that their medians went up, it won't be as solid as 90% last year.


The new medians were from the class that was admitted last year... So doesn't that mean OP would be just as likely if the medians don't continue to go up (which is not unlikely)? I guess I just don't really follow that logic.

confused891
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Re: Apply early or not to NYU

Postby confused891 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:01 pm

Thanks everyone. I appreciate it. I just applied regular decision, but they said I can change my application to early decision up to November 15th. NYU is definitely my first choice but I don't know how I feel about being in 200+ debt when it comes down to it so i thought i leave myself more options. I hope it doesnt bite me in the end.

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Re: Apply early or not to NYU

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:24 pm

confused891 wrote:Thanks everyone. I appreciate it. I just applied regular decision, but they said I can change my application to early decision up to November 15th. NYU is definitely my first choice but I don't know how I feel about being in 200+ debt when it comes down to it so i thought i leave myself more options. I hope it doesnt bite me in the end.


Probably the best decision especially given you have a very good chance RD.




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