WhiteGuy5 wrote: curiousgeorgia wrote: WhiteGuy5 wrote:
I'm pretty sure you're auto-admit.
No, he's not auto-admit.
She, I believe. And if it is true that NYU is favoring female applicants this year, I think those numbers would get her into an acceptance pile. Then again, I know nothing about the inner workings of adcomms...
My mistake, she* is not an auto-admit. I recall the discussion about why NYU would favor females this year, but I don't see them trying to fix it by "favoring" the fairer sex. I think they would just make sure to admit roughly equal amounts of both sexes. If they know their yield rate (and its remarkable consistency from year to year), this should be relatively easy. Last year's class is only 40% female--seven to ten percent less than what they normally like but not really a cause for concern.
And, even if I am wrong, and they do indeed try to fix this imbalance, that would mean they would seek a class that was 57-60% women as opposed to the usual 47-53%. That would give females a whopping 7%-10% advantage =).
Although...I wouldn't mind spending three years with a class that is disproportionately female
Actually I would think that she is close to an auto-admit if she applied ED. NYU had a two-fold problem for the last two years re: female applicants.
1. They don't accept roughly equal amounts of men and women (last year the acceptance ratio was 55/45, M/F).
2. Their yield for female accepted students was lower than their yield for male acceptees. Thus we ended up with an entering class with a 60/40 M/F ratio
ED would provide a great opportunity to stop that second problem, so I bet if anything, we will notice if people with seemingly lower stats get in ED, they are probably women.
That of course shouldn't diminish any female (or male) applicant's accomplishment of getting into NYU. No one gets into NYU that doesn't deserve to go, they are just typically one of the more numbers obsessed schools and thus one of the more predictable ones so it will just be interesting to see how this all plays out.