lsacqueen wrote: Mal Reynolds wrote:
lsacqueen wrote:Not sure if this has been covered before here, but I"m applying to NYU next cycle and it's really my dream school. Visited last weekend and LOVED it. My numbers are 3.83 / 170 (166 first time). They say they average but if I have a compelling reason for discounting the lower score, do you think I'd get in?
And should I ED if I can't pay for the school without substantial scholarships? LSP puts me at 40-50% with a 170
I think you have a pretty good shot RD. However, I don't think EDing with your numbers would be a bad idea. I think you are just a little low for scholarship money. But who knows next year might be different since there will presumably be even less applicants. I think I was right on the bubble of getting money but I have one point higher on my GPA and only one LSAT score. I guess it will be up to you to make that decision. If it were me, I would RD then use the money I got from MVPB-which you are likely to get-to try to negotiate.
Yeah, sounds about right. Do you think the first LSAT will lead them to ding me? Are you going to NYU, MR? - how much $$ did you get?
That is very difficult to say. There are people with your scores that have not gotten in to NYU and there are some that have. So if you get dinged I don't know whether or not it will be because of your LSATs. That would be a reason to ED if you just can't see yourself going anywhere else though. I think MVPB schools are awesome and you will be in a great position for money there and at places like Duke, NU and Cornell. I just don't know if I could give up that chance.
I got $37,500 plus Im gonna sell my car so I will contribute somewhere around $50,000 myself-plus hopefully some 2L summer money. That was enough for me to tell MVPB to go kick rocks because I loved NYU, NYC, the village what have you. If I had to pay sticker price I would have decided to go to a lower ranked school.