NYU ED: In or out? 3.7x/17x

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NYU ED: In or out?

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21%
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vicuna
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NYU ED: In or out? 3.7x/17x

Postby vicuna » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:06 pm

I have a 17x and an LSAC GPA of 3.7x at a non-HYP Ivy. I have decent softs, a strong personal statement, and probably average recommendations. I'm interested in PI/Gov work and as such, NYU is my first choice.

My GPA is above their median but my LSAT is below. What are my chances if I apply ED?

Also, assuming UChicago's median LSAT remains at 171, would I actually have a better shot there? Apparently they like candidates from more prestigious undergraduate programs?
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Re: NYU ED: In or out? 3.75/170

Postby Steven Perry » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:15 pm

If you apply early enough you might be accepted, but I don't like what you say about the rest of your application profile. Decent softs and average recommendations don't exactly give me a lot of confidence. Is there a way to improve those LOR?

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Re: NYU ED: In or out? 3.75/170

Postby dissonance1848 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:23 pm

You need a higher LSAT, at least a few points higher.

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Re: NYU ED: In or out? 3.75/170

Postby dissonance1848 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:02 pm

UofC would be a easier shot for ED, I think.

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Re: NYU ED: In or out? 3.75/170

Postby vicuna » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:14 pm

dissonance1848 wrote:UofC would be a easier shot for ED, I think.


Because of the undergrad rep thing or the (potentially) lower LSAT median? I would prefer NYU, given both its location and PI reputation. Obviously Chicago is an amazing school, but I'd have to be fairly confident that it would provide an easier route to admission before deciding to ED there instead.

Steven Perry wrote:If you apply early enough you might be accepted, but I don't like what you say about the rest of your application profile. Decent softs and average recommendations don't exactly give me a lot of confidence. Is there a way to improve those LOR?


I'm being conservative about my softs and recommendations. I have fairly close relationships with my recommenders but since I'm not reading their letters, it is safe to say that they are "probably average."

I have very typical work experience and community service work (lots of tutoring, worked on campaigns, worked for a Congressman, taught low-income students in a Teach for America-esque summer program, etc.). Perhaps my best card to play is that I am a cancer survivor and my personal statement revolves around that experience, which was three years ago. So, you tell me: is that enough for NYU?

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Re: NYU ED: In or out? 3.75/170

Postby thechee » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:27 pm

Just going off of what I recall from LSN, I don't think any non-URMS were admitted to Chicago ED who didn't have at least one stat at the median. I don't believe that this was the case at NYU, but I may be wrong.

FWIW, I ED'd at Chicago with a 3.6x/170, and was WL'd. Turned out for the best, since I got some decent money from other T14s, and I realized that I don't have a huge desire to work in NYC,

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Re: NYU ED: In or out? 3.75/170

Postby vicuna » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:17 pm

thechee wrote:Just going off of what I recall from LSN, I don't think any non-URMS were admitted to Chicago ED who didn't have at least one stat at the median. I don't believe that this was the case at NYU, but I may be wrong.

FWIW, I ED'd at Chicago with a 3.6x/170, and was WL'd. Turned out for the best, since I got some decent money from other T14s, and I realized that I don't have a huge desire to work in NYC,


Last cycle, a 171/3.7, a 169/3.81, and a 169/3.73 were accepted ED at NYU on LSN, though a 170/3.95 (applied right at the deadline) was denied.

The year before, 170/3.81 and 170/3.7 in, though one 170/3.69 was waitlisted.

Perhaps reason for optimism?

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Re: NYU ED: In or out? 3.75/170

Postby dissonance1848 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:19 pm

Yeah, I'd say so. Go for it then, ED NYU. Can't hurt. Besides, you can play the UVA gambit if they don't take you as ED.

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Re: NYU ED: In or out? 3.75/170

Postby vicuna » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:25 pm

dissonance1848 wrote:Yeah, I'd say so. Go for it then, ED NYU. Can't hurt. Besides, you can play the UVA gambit if they don't take you as ED.


I'd prefer Michigan. I think I am fine there RD, given that I'm above both medians.

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Re: NYU ED: In or out? 3.75/170

Postby im_blue » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:34 pm

vicuna wrote:
dissonance1848 wrote:Yeah, I'd say so. Go for it then, ED NYU. Can't hurt. Besides, you can play the UVA gambit if they don't take you as ED.


I'd prefer Michigan. I think I am fine there RD, given that I'm above both medians.

Since you have a strong shot at Michigan, I'd ED at NYU. Your chances are borderline, but your Ivy UG should help a bit.




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