NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

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How many optional essays did you write

0: I'm lazy/none of them interested me
230
61%
1: One really fit my needs
93
25%
2: Couldn't have just one
39
10%
3-6: Neurosis levels.. rising..
7
2%
7: I am an actual crazy person
9
2%
 
Total votes: 378

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby Shortterm12 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:56 pm

Congrats to everyone getting in! I am wondering if it's a good idea to send a LOCI in, I have been UR1 for about 4 months with no movement but I did write a "Why NYU" in my original application. Does a new job/transcript update justify a LOCI?

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby samoby » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:16 pm

Is it generally considered a good idea to write a "Why NYU" essay? I know some schools really like that and encourage it, but is NYU one of them? I didn't on my original application, but now I'm wondering whether or not I should.

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby mirroroferised7 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:57 pm

Shortterm12 wrote:Congrats to everyone getting in! I am wondering if it's a good idea to send a LOCI in, I have been UR1 for about 4 months with no movement but I did write a "Why NYU" in my original application. Does a new job/transcript update justify a LOCI?


This is relevant to my interests.

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Postby californiauser » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:59 pm

Shortterm12 wrote:Congrats to everyone getting in! I am wondering if it's a good idea to send a LOCI in, I have been UR1 for about 4 months with no movement but I did write a "Why NYU" in my original application. Does a new job/transcript update justify a LOCI?


same here...no idea what to do

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby matilda0401 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:06 pm

In via phone! Aaaaahhh! I listened to the voicemail twice to make sure I heard correctly and checked the area code to make sure I wasn't being pranked… it seemed too good to be true!

LSAT >75, GPA <25. Very average softs, except for really good LORs (according to my recommenders at least). Didn't apply for any named scholarships.

Submitted 1/28
UR 1/30
Decision 2/11.

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby Slytherpuff » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:07 pm

matilda0401 wrote:In via phone! Aaaaahhh! I listened to the voicemail twice to make sure I heard correctly and checked the area code to make sure I wasn't being pranked… it seemed too good to be true!

LSAT >75, GPA <25. Very average softs, except for really good LORs (according to my recommenders at least). Didn't apply for any named scholarships.

Submitted 1/28
UR 1/30
Decision 2/11.

That's a crazy turnaround time. Congrats!

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby Slytherpuff » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:08 pm

legal-eagle wrote:rejectedddd

:( I'm sorry to hear that!

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby Power_of_Facing » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:16 pm

mirroroferised7 wrote:
Shortterm12 wrote:Congrats to everyone getting in! I am wondering if it's a good idea to send a LOCI in, I have been UR1 for about 4 months with no movement but I did write a "Why NYU" in my original application. Does a new job/transcript update justify a LOCI?


This is relevant to my interests.


I'd say that a shiny new job is totally worth an update -- but keep it brief!

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby ftbchamp231 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:21 pm

Power_of_Facing wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:
Shortterm12 wrote:Congrats to everyone getting in! I am wondering if it's a good idea to send a LOCI in, I have been UR1 for about 4 months with no movement but I did write a "Why NYU" in my original application. Does a new job/transcript update justify a LOCI?


This is relevant to my interests.


I'd say that a shiny new job is totally worth an update -- but keep it brief!


Is there a protocol for LOCI? Who do I email, is it an attached doc, etc.
I think I might point out my undergrad gpa is now .13 higher than my LSDAS gpa after last semester (no retakes, just high school "college" credits I was dumb enough to take).

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby musharraf » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:32 pm

ftbchamp231 wrote:
Power_of_Facing wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:
Shortterm12 wrote:Congrats to everyone getting in! I am wondering if it's a good idea to send a LOCI in, I have been UR1 for about 4 months with no movement but I did write a "Why NYU" in my original application. Does a new job/transcript update justify a LOCI?


This is relevant to my interests.


I'd say that a shiny new job is totally worth an update -- but keep it brief!


Is there a protocol for LOCI? Who do I email, is it an attached doc, etc.
I think I might point out my undergrad gpa is now .13 higher than my LSDAS gpa after last semester (no retakes, just high school "college" credits I was dumb enough to take).


For transcript updates, you should have your school submit an update directly to LSAC. For something like a new job, I wouldn't write an essay about it. A brief sentence or two should do the trick.

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby coolbean2013 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:25 pm

samoby wrote:Is it generally considered a good idea to write a "Why NYU" essay? I know some schools really like that and encourage it, but is NYU one of them? I didn't on my original application, but now I'm wondering whether or not I should.


Curious about this as well...any thoughts?

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby Cocoblues » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:19 pm

coolbean2013 wrote:
samoby wrote:Is it generally considered a good idea to write a "Why NYU" essay? I know some schools really like that and encourage it, but is NYU one of them? I didn't on my original application, but now I'm wondering whether or not I should.


Curious about this as well...any thoughts?


I did not write a "Why NYU". And from what KB has advised, top 6 schools essays are best left until after you get on the waitlist (If you do).

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby jdapplicant » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:47 pm

Cocoblues wrote:
coolbean2013 wrote:
samoby wrote:Is it generally considered a good idea to write a "Why NYU" essay? I know some schools really like that and encourage it, but is NYU one of them? I didn't on my original application, but now I'm wondering whether or not I should.


Curious about this as well...any thoughts?


I did not write a "Why NYU". And from what KB has advised, top 6 schools essays are best left until after you get on the waitlist (If you do).


+1

While I think its a good touch to incorporate some non-generic (program-specific, etc) sentences about "why X" into your personal statement, its really not necessary for T6 schools. They all have good matriculation rates and don't have to YP. At this point, if you're comfortable with your numbers and think your application has a good chance of getting accepted, I think you should just hold off and submit an LOCI if you get WLed.

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby checkin2014 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:08 am

Congrats to all admits!!!
Seems like many on LSN with my UR1 date (1/17) got a DLS.
Do they just send admit wave first then ding/waitlist ?
With a UR2: 2/10, but no DLS today, almost sure I am dinged.
Take your time, NYU, but try to let me know next week :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby ftbchamp231 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:32 am

Well looks like we wait another week.

Looking at that graph, maybe i will catch that end of march bump.

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby yarrow » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:42 am

checkin2014 wrote:Congrats to all admits!!!
Seems like many on LSN with my UR1 date (1/17) got a DLS.
Do they just send admit wave first then ding/waitlist ?
With a UR2: 2/10, but no DLS today, almost sure I am dinged.
Take your time, NYU, but try to let me know next week :shock: :shock: :shock:


Actually, I'm pretty sure that this recent wave was people with UR2 1/24-1/27. Going by this, if you were UR2 on 2/10, I would expect to hear back next week or the week after that.

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby Trig » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:52 am

At one 75th and above another and still UR1 at 12/13. The struggle is real.

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby ftbchamp231 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:23 am

Southbridge wrote:At one 75th and above another and still UR1 at 12/13. The struggle is real.


Wow... can you think of any problems in your app? Now that people who submitted after me are getting DLS with lower number than me I am starting to think there is something wrong in mine.

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby Trig » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:56 am

ftbchamp231 wrote:
Southbridge wrote:At one 75th and above another and still UR1 at 12/13. The struggle is real.


Wow... can you think of any problems in your app? Now that people who submitted after me are getting DLS with lower number than me I am starting to think there is something wrong in mine.


I have gotten in to several T14 and had interviews at several others so I really have no idea what is going on.

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby ftbchamp231 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:26 pm

Southbridge wrote:
ftbchamp231 wrote:
Southbridge wrote:At one 75th and above another and still UR1 at 12/13. The struggle is real.


Wow... can you think of any problems in your app? Now that people who submitted after me are getting DLS with lower number than me I am starting to think there is something wrong in mine.


I have gotten in to several T14 and had interviews at several others so I really have no idea what is going on.


I got into Duke, but I applied after December LSAT scores were released so I'm not worried about most of them. This seems like a strange cycle. I am curious to see where medians go and the application numbers from this year.

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby Shortterm12 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:14 pm

ftbchamp231 wrote:
Power_of_Facing wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:
Shortterm12 wrote:Congrats to everyone getting in! I am wondering if it's a good idea to send a LOCI in, I have been UR1 for about 4 months with no movement but I did write a "Why NYU" in my original application. Does a new job/transcript update justify a LOCI?


This is relevant to my interests.


I'd say that a shiny new job is totally worth an update -- but keep it brief!


Is there a protocol for LOCI? Who do I email, is it an attached doc, etc.
I think I might point out my undergrad gpa is now .13 higher than my LSDAS gpa after last semester (no retakes, just high school "college" credits I was dumb enough to take).


I read the Contact Us section and it sounds like they are busy enough without LOCIs or inquiries. I think I'm just gonna wait and hope for the best. Good luck all!

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby buffalo_ » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:59 pm

Southbridge wrote:At one 75th and above another and still UR1 at 12/13. The struggle is real.


Did you apply for a named scholarship?

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby Slytherpuff » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:02 pm

yarrow wrote:Actually, I'm pretty sure that this recent wave was people with UR2 1/24-1/27. Going by this, if you were UR2 on 2/10, I would expect to hear back next week or the week after that.

I like to think that my UR2 1/28 means I just missed this wave and will hear back next week. :)

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby angels2fly » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:35 pm

Do we know if the whole no-dls-yet-because-of-named-scholarship is real?

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Re: NYU c/o 2017 Applicants Thread!

Postby Serett » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:50 pm

angels2fly wrote:Do we know if the whole no-dls-yet-because-of-named-scholarship is real?


I'm not sure if it has been confirmed not, in any case, to be true (because it could be related to only certain named scholarships, or something), but some people who have applied for named scholarships have heard back already, so it's certainly not a general rule.




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