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Re: NYU 2010

Postby englawyer » Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:31 pm

scribelaw wrote:Does anyone know whether it's true that NYU averages multiple LSAT scores?

I've seen people say that's the case on here, but I can't find confirmation on the NYU Web site..

I have 164 -> 173. Are they going to split the difference and treat me like a 168-169?


many people believe they are bluffing, and will evaluate your 173

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby blue5385 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:37 pm

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby tylt13 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:16 pm

Hey everyone,

I was ED/deferred a couple of weeks ago, which was honestly better than I was expecting. Anyone have any idea what the odds are of getting accepted now? I tried looking up LSN to see last year's cycle, but I couldn't find data for the people that were ED/ deferred.

Also, what are you planning on doing to try to get in at this point? I was planning on having an additional 1-2 LOR and write an additional essay. Is the timing on this important? Would it be better to send this info ASAP, or to assume that they won't be revisiting my app for a while, so there it would be better to wait?

Any advice at all would be appreciated.

Thanks :)

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby kinch » Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:17 am

blue5385 wrote:
scribelaw wrote:Does anyone know whether it's true that NYU averages multiple LSAT scores?

I've seen people say that's the case on here, but I can't find confirmation on the NYU Web site..

I have 164 -> 173. Are they going to split the difference and treat me like a 168-169?


I'm a retaker and wondered about this when I was applying, so I emailed the admissions office and asked. This is what they wrote back:

WEBINQ, Webinq to me
show details 6/10/09


Thank you for your email. Yes, NYU takes the average of multiple LSAT scores.

Thank you for your interest in NYU School of Law.


Sincerely,
Office of Admissions
NYU School of Law
________________________________________
From: xxxxxxxxxxx [xxxxx@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 5:00 PM
To: WEBINQ, Webinq
Subject: Question regarding NYU Law admissions

NO NO NO. NYU generally doesn't average. Look through this topic. Many people here, myself included, were accepted with stats that would've been questionable if NYU straight up averaged scores.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby regatsrj » Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:23 am

kinch wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
scribelaw wrote:Does anyone know whether it's true that NYU averages multiple LSAT scores?

I've seen people say that's the case on here, but I can't find confirmation on the NYU Web site..

I have 164 -> 173. Are they going to split the difference and treat me like a 168-169?


I'm a retaker and wondered about this when I was applying, so I emailed the admissions office and asked. This is what they wrote back:

WEBINQ, Webinq to me
show details 6/10/09


Thank you for your email. Yes, NYU takes the average of multiple LSAT scores.

Thank you for your interest in NYU School of Law.


Sincerely,
Office of Admissions
NYU School of Law
________________________________________
From: xxxxxxxxxxx [xxxxx@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 5:00 PM
To: WEBINQ, Webinq
Subject: Question regarding NYU Law admissions

NO NO NO. NYU generally doesn't average. Look through this topic. Many people here, myself included, were accepted with stats that would've been questionable if NYU straight up averaged scores.


I keep seeing posts like this on TLS, insisting that schools are lying when they say they average. Clearly there's anecdotal evidence to suggest this is true, but I still don't get it. What's their motivation to lie? If they take the highest score, why not just say so? By lying about it, it seems like they'd needlessly discourage a lot of people from applying. Am I missing something?

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby AppsAbound » Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:36 am

I spoke to an NYU rep at an LSAC law forum who told me they do indeed average unless there is a 6+ point difference.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby gahthelaw » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:50 pm

NYU says they don't average so that they can choose to average or not at their discretion - the higher score helps their US News rankings anyway, and they have more flexibility to do whatever they want. if they like you, maybe they won't average. if they don't like you, then maybe they will.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby FZJ80 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:44 am

gahthelaw wrote:NYU says they don't average so that they can choose to average or not at their discretion - the higher score helps their US News rankings anyway, and they have more flexibility to do whatever they want. if they like you, maybe they won't average. if they don't like you, then maybe they will.


i agree. they are only reporting the top score, so what in the world is their motivation to average? nothing basically, except strategy i suppose

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby IAFG » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:19 am

AppsAbound wrote:I spoke to an NYU rep at an LSAC law forum who told me they do indeed average unless there is a 6+ point difference.

six exactly. com'on NYU, i like you, please like me too.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby ornbarn » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:27 am

Applied yesterday, and luckily got a hidden fee waiver. Now that wait begins!

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby englawyer » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:29 am

FZJ80 wrote:
gahthelaw wrote:NYU says they don't average so that they can choose to average or not at their discretion - the higher score helps their US News rankings anyway, and they have more flexibility to do whatever they want. if they like you, maybe they won't average. if they don't like you, then maybe they will.


i agree. they are only reporting the top score, so what in the world is their motivation to average? nothing basically, except strategy i suppose


while admissions is numbers based, that doesn't mean schools are COMPLETE us news whores. they might still want to put together the best law school class and think the average is more predictive of 1L performance.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby rockchalk86 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:01 am

englawyer wrote:
FZJ80 wrote:
gahthelaw wrote:NYU says they don't average so that they can choose to average or not at their discretion - the higher score helps their US News rankings anyway, and they have more flexibility to do whatever they want. if they like you, maybe they won't average. if they don't like you, then maybe they will.


i agree. they are only reporting the top score, so what in the world is their motivation to average? nothing basically, except strategy i suppose


while admissions is numbers based, that doesn't mean schools are COMPLETE us news whores. they might still want to put together the best law school class and think the average is more predictive of 1L performance.


Tell that to the 30+ people who got in with less than a 168 average.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby bloodonthetracks » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:29 pm

i applied 10 days ago and haven't received a single email from nyu. is this normal?

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:31 pm

bloodonthetracks wrote:i applied 10 days ago and haven't received a single email from nyu. is this normal?


For them, absolutely.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Eazy E » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:33 pm

regatsrj wrote:
kinch wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
scribelaw wrote:Does anyone know whether it's true that NYU averages multiple LSAT scores?

I've seen people say that's the case on here, but I can't find confirmation on the NYU Web site..

I have 164 -> 173. Are they going to split the difference and treat me like a 168-169?


I'm a retaker and wondered about this when I was applying, so I emailed the admissions office and asked. This is what they wrote back:

WEBINQ, Webinq to me
show details 6/10/09


Thank you for your email. Yes, NYU takes the average of multiple LSAT scores.

Thank you for your interest in NYU School of Law.


Sincerely,
Office of Admissions
NYU School of Law
________________________________________
From: xxxxxxxxxxx [xxxxx@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 5:00 PM
To: WEBINQ, Webinq
Subject: Question regarding NYU Law admissions

NO NO NO. NYU generally doesn't average. Look through this topic. Many people here, myself included, were accepted with stats that would've been questionable if NYU straight up averaged scores.


I keep seeing posts like this on TLS, insisting that schools are lying when they say they average. Clearly there's anecdotal evidence to suggest this is true, but I still don't get it. What's their motivation to lie? If they take the highest score, why not just say so? By lying about it, it seems like they'd needlessly discourage a lot of people from applying. Am I missing something?


No, some people just can't accept fact.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby knola002 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:34 pm

Found a delightful purple envelope in the mail this morning. Hell yeah 8)

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Unitas » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:35 pm

knola002 wrote:Found a delightful purple envelope in the mail this morning. Hell yeah 8)


Date sent?

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby knola002 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:43 pm

Kakarot wrote:
knola002 wrote:Found a delightful purple envelope in the mail this morning. Hell yeah 8)


Date sent?
December 21st. Took a while, but I'm in CA.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Unitas » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:44 pm

knola002 wrote:
Kakarot wrote:
knola002 wrote:Found a delightful purple envelope in the mail this morning. Hell yeah 8)


Date sent?
December 21st. Took a while, but I'm in CA.


Sorry I forgot: Congratulations. :)

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby regatsrj » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:01 pm

Does anyone know when NYU's ASW is? I forgot to put it on my calendar.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:02 pm

regatsrj wrote:Does anyone know when NYU's ASW is? I forgot to put it on my calendar.


March 4-5

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Veyron » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:59 am

This is what I get for checking my mail once a month. Could have saved myself lots of stress. Hai guys.

Does anyone know if NYU pays for our airfare to fly out for ASW?
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Re: NYU 2010

Postby los blancos » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:01 am

Did anyone do any sort of special essay for NYU? Is it necessary to alter PSs or will they see right through at? i.e., do you take the Ivey approach and just send your normal PS and hope for the best? (I'm know I'm probably destined for the WL)

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Veyron » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:03 am

No, in fact NYU is one of the few schools where the dean has come out and said that an NYU specific essay is not required nor helpful. That being said, my original PS already tickled all of NYU's sweet spots so it really couldn't have been tailored better if I had tried.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby DallasCowboy » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:28 pm

NYU hates me. I'm basically the only competitive applicant to not hear yet from the 11/17 complete batch.




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