Clearlynotstefan wrote:Hey guys, I'm wondering what the ED boost looks like from NYU. As a super splitter I know tons about UVA/NU etc, but I'm not going to spend my ED to pay sticker at them when I stand decent chances RD, thus I'm looking to see what reach school might be worth a long shot ED. I'm a 3.01 176. App ready to go Sept 1. Would the ED boost help overcome my GPA to NYU? Figured I'd ask the experts.
Just from a mathematical perspective, you'll derive more utility from an ED at MVP. There are dings and WLs at CCN in your future. You wouldn't be out by default, but it's extraordinarily rare that they go below 3.2. You wouldn't have a great chance at MVP, but you would certainly be seriously considered.
Strategically, if you're not in love with any school, the best course of action may be a Sept 1 ED app to UVA (who, I believe, still guarantees a response in fifteen days). If they pass you up, you can send another one to wherever you want and you'll hear back before the end of the year, although it would be the most useful at M and P. I wouldn't count on money from any T14, so if that matters a lot, don't do it. This counts on you being okay with matriculating at UVA if they do accept you. You should be, because CCN more than likely will turn you down. Your targets should be NU (you seem to like it) and GULC.
But as always, if you feel uncertain, don't ED anywhere.