vicuna wrote:im_blue wrote:vicuna wrote:Trying to get a handle on what this median business may mean for my cycle.
If I have a 170/3.75, do I have a better shot at NYU (3.71/172) or Chicago (3.78/171)? I'm below both medians at Chicago, which common wisdom says means that I'm an autoreject, but I'm seemingly closer to the overall median index there.
Either way you will need strong softs to be viable at Chicago or NYU. Do you have a top UG, difficult major, or any prestigious awards or jobs?
I have a top UG (non-HYP Ivy), two social science majors (plus an honors thesis), and your usual array of summer internships. I am a cancer survivor (age 18) and and I wrote about what I learned from that experience in my personal statement, for what that's worth. Viable?
Only thing there that matters is cancer survivor. That could be used as a very powerful personal statement.
UG+Majors aren't impressive. Thesis doesn't matter. Internship is an average soft.