Tiago Splitter wrote: Tim0thy222 wrote: Tiago Splitter wrote:
Tim0thy222 wrote:Just curious, is there any sort of TLS consensus about what difference multiple LSATs makes at NYU? I mean, they say they average them, but do we really believe that?
I've looked at that graph a million times, but looking at it in that context, I see why it would show that they don't care about multiple LSATs.
Since I've got your ear (or anyone else's?), is there any evidence that ED gives a boost? They say no on their website, but I was hoping that was not true as well. However, I am going through all the ED applicants last year, and I can't seem to find anyone who was accepted that wouldn't have been accepted anyway.
I think that graph might answer this question as well. NYU is as big on numbers as any school in the T-14. If you have the numbers, you are in, and if the numbers come up short, you're out. This has the effect of making them very predictable, but that's not a good thing if your numbers don't stack up.
Having said all that, I would argue that someone with your numbers is potentially in some trouble under regular decision, and ED could provide the tiny boost you need. I think Strange will be fine RD.
It's definitely interesting to think about. I think that, based on the data from LSN, both NYU and Columbia don't give any kind of bump for ED -- a lot of schools have a sort of boilerplate 'ED will not make up for a weak overall application' thing to stop people from applying ED with 2.4/163 UPWARD TREND, or whatever, but these two seem to actually mean it -- it seems to be more like a binding early action. The only benefit is that you're guaranteed a quicker response. People are accepted and waitlisted from ED applications based on the same standards as RD, and the only flat rejection at the 3.5/173+ level (the 3.42/174) is from an ED.
I, and some people I've been talking with, are in a really weird spot with regard to EDing at the ~3.6/173 level -- Chicago & Columbia are probably out, even with ED, and NYU looks like a pretty safe bet with RD, with no boost from EDing. Because it's a good fit, I'd ED to NYU if I thought it would have some kind of benefit, but I don't think that there's any evidence that it will, from what I can tell.