SopranoSaxophone wrote:I wish I had some understanding as to why so many people above both 75ths who submitted months ago have not been admitted yet.
Probably definitely for yield protection. They are accepting people who they think NYU will be their best option (best ranked acceptance). For people above both 75ths... they assume applicants are hoping for Columbia, HYS (NYU safety)... Unless maybe a Why NYU essay was included?
I'm above both 75ths for NYU with a DLS today (though that decision could be WL or ding lol but I'm trying to stay positive), but I submitted a Why NYU. Also didn't get the still reviewing email last week.
On another note, how far above both 75ths would one need to be for consideration for the Vanderbilt scholarship and other merit aid (without having applied for RTK et al)? I'm having trouble finding stats on people who've gotten it!