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law2015
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PLEASE help me make the most important decision of my life!

Postby law2015 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:57 pm

I have a 173 on a retake and a 3.5x gpa. Really want to stay in NY. Where would it be smarter to ED, Columbia or NYU? What are my chances without ED?

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Re: PLEASE help me make the most important decision of my life!

Postby tennisking88 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:05 pm

law2015 wrote:I have a 173 on a retake and a 3.5x gpa. Really want to stay in NY. Where would it be smarter to ED, Columbia or NYU? What are my chances without ED?


Repeat after me. COLUMBIA = NYU = COLUMBIA = NYU = COLUMBIA

law2015
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Re: PLEASE help me make the most important decision of my life!

Postby law2015 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:09 pm

Do I have a chance with an ED to Columbia? The LSN sample is very small for people with numbers similar to mine. What would you do?

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Re: PLEASE help me make the most important decision of my life!

Postby tennisking88 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:22 pm

law2015 wrote:Do I have a chance with an ED to Columbia? The LSN sample is very small for people with numbers similar to mine. What would you do?


I would visit both Campi and decide which you like better or flip a coin because they are totally and completely the same in every respect when it comes to admissions. No one knows if one is more lenient with ED than the other.

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Re: PLEASE help me make the most important decision of my life!

Postby SA1928 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:27 pm

Even though the sample is small on LSN, it looks like the same people had better luck at NYU than Columbia. It also seems that most of them were RD. If you can, go visit both schools, see which one you prefer.

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Re: PLEASE help me make the most important decision of my life!

Postby Bodhi_mind » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:23 pm

Columbia or NYU accept nothing else!!

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Re: PLEASE help me make the most important decision of my life!

Postby law2015 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:42 am

Thanks guys. I visited and liked both schools equally, just hoping they like me back. Also hoping that a decrease in applications helps.

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Re: PLEASE help me make the most important decision of my life!

Postby sky7 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:57 am

tennisking88 wrote:
law2015 wrote:I have a 173 on a retake and a 3.5x gpa. Really want to stay in NY. Where would it be smarter to ED, Columbia or NYU? What are my chances without ED?


Repeat after me. COLUMBIA = NYU = COLUMBIA = NYU = COLUMBIA



I've heard this many many times. Enough to believe it. What I wonder, then, is why you wouldn't just go with the better name? If they are exactly the same, I'd totally take the lay prestige.

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Re: PLEASE help me make the most important decision of my life!

Postby top30man » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:57 am

NYU is almost guaranteed. If you want the guarantee, go NYU.




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