NYU - Did anyone else get this?

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dnptan
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NYU - Did anyone else get this?

Postby dnptan » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:11 pm

So I got my NYU Acceptance, and saw a little post-it on the top-right corner:

http://s22.postimage.org/5p5hko1e9/IMAG0043.jpg

So a little background: I wrote about founding a startup in my PS, and I graduated with a degree in Engineering. Does this show that softs are actually more important than the TLS people think outside HYS/Boalt?

Also - why can't I use the img code anymore?

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Re: NYU - Did anyone else get this?

Postby fruitoftheloom » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:13 pm

At NYU, it looks like they tried to give everyone a personalized note (source: the class of 2016 a/w/d thread)

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Re: NYU - Did anyone else get this?

Postby smaug_ » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:14 pm

NYU does this for every admit, but they are tailored to your file/background. There was some abuse of the image code going on so you need 100 posts for it to automatically show the image now.

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Re: NYU - Did anyone else get this?

Postby sinfiery » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:02 pm

Mine mentioned how my UG institution has prepared me well for LS. (T200 public)

I guess that was the most special soft I had

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Re: NYU - Did anyone else get this?

Postby Lasers » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:02 pm

sinfiery wrote:Mine mentioned how my UG institution has prepared me well for LS. (T200 public)

I guess that was the most special soft I had

hahahahha.

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Re: NYU - Did anyone else get this?

Postby lyra4 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:21 pm

William & Mary does something similar. I wrote my PS also about working at a startup & they wrote a short note at the bottom of my acceptance letter about how they loved my work accomplishments. I actually remember my W&M undergrad acceptance letter, same thing- it had a note commenting on my PS. Seems to just be a thing that a few schools do, although it amused me that W&M does it for both undergrad & law, apparently.

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Re: NYU - Did anyone else get this?

Postby KingFish » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:22 pm

sinfiery wrote:Mine mentioned how my UG institution has prepared me well for LS. (T200 public)

I guess that was the most special soft I had

Sorta same here. Something like "challenging undergrad coursework."

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Re: NYU - Did anyone else get this?

Postby M458 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:31 pm

Duke also does a short little note...my name was misspelled, haha.

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Re: NYU - Did anyone else get this?

Postby toothbrush » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:31 pm

sinfiery wrote:Mine mentioned how my UG institution has prepared me well for LS. (T200 public)

I guess that was the most special soft I had

your posts / cycle / your attitude make me laugh every time you say something about it,.

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Re: NYU - Did anyone else get this?

Postby dnptan » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:44 am

Aww, my special snowflake syndrome just melted away. Thanks guys!

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Re: NYU - Did anyone else get this?

Postby you'rethemannowdawg » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:31 am

Georgetown also sends small personal notes on their acceptances, and Michigan's dean wrote a quick note about something I mentioned in my Why Michigan essay on my acceptance letter.. Maybe I'm being too cynical, but to me it seems more like a tactic to make applicants think they were judged significantly on their softs rather than evidence that softs play a large role.

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Re: NYU - Did anyone else get this?

Postby jas1503 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:59 am

you'rethemannowdawg wrote:Georgetown also sends small personal notes on their acceptances...

The dean has to send 600+ personal notes per cycle!!! Worst. Job. Ever.

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Re: NYU - Did anyone else get this?

Postby M458 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:24 am

jas1503 wrote:
you'rethemannowdawg wrote:Georgetown also sends small personal notes on their acceptances...

The dean has to send 600+ personal notes per cycle!!! Worst. Job. Ever.


Try more like 2,500 personal notes...everyone who gets admitted gets a note.

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Re: NYU - Did anyone else get this?

Postby vzapana » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:37 pm

M458 wrote:
jas1503 wrote:
you'rethemannowdawg wrote:Georgetown also sends small personal notes on their acceptances...

The dean has to send 600+ personal notes per cycle!!! Worst. Job. Ever.


Try more like 2,500 personal notes...everyone who gets admitted gets a note.


well i didn't get a personalized note, so not everyone gets one.

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Re: NYU - Did anyone else get this?

Postby alex.feuerman » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:49 am

Pretty sure all ED'ers got one.
You are not a special snowflake :). (To clarify, neither am I.)




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