Richard Rorty wrote:
173 for a decent shot, 174+ should give you a good shot. FWIW, I landed NYU last year with 3.49/173 and a late-January application. It's doable.
more info on your profile? I'm trying to figure out why I got WL everywhere with my 3.65/173, and I thought maybe it was because of my mid-December application.
Nothing too ridiculous - decent (but not exceptional, by any means) liberal arts college, 1 year of pretty interesting WE, helped bring a club sport from bottom of our league to a national ranking (which is what my PS centered around), and other basic softs of the sort. I honestly think my PS was what made the difference - I worked to hell and back on it, and I think it read pretty damn well.
Edit: White male, but I did write a diversity statement about life experiences I've had.