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10 months ago
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Can I get into NYU with these scores? If not, what schools that offer great law/humanaties/social sciences are can I go?
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I have an unweighted gpa of 3.86

Took five ap classes during high school including:

AP psyc:5

AP lit and comp:4

AP CSA: 5

AP USA History: 4

AP Gov: 5

with two more tests/ exams that I did not take classes for:

APMicroMacro Econ:5

I have done extracurriculars such as:

Basketball: Varsity team+comp prizes

NJHS with treasurer officer spot

Investment and Econ with participation in wharton global youth investment comp with no prizes

MUN with one Best Delgate

Debate with some regional prizes and no national ones in PF

And am also in the school band club.

What universities can I get into? is NYU possible? Why are so many people saying its easy when I can only get a 20% rate of acceptance with this? Where should I be targetting?

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Your GPA is above average for NYU and you show that you can excel in college-level courses- all great things! According to my own research, colleges look first at grades and activities, then decide whether or not to pursue looking further into your application. While I don't exactly know your admissions chances, I believe your grades/activities show a well-rounded student who is likely to make it past the first round of deliberation. With a strong essay, I believe you would have a pretty decent chance! Schools that offer great law/humanities/social sciences (and have higher than single-digit acceptance rates) include

East Coast:

CUNY

Wesleyan University

UMD

Carnegie Mellon

UVA

West Coast:

UCLA

Claremont Mckenna

USC

UC Irvine

Midwest:

University of Michigan

University of Notre Dame

WashU

South:

Vanderbilt

UT Austin

Davidson College

UNC-CH

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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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SAT: 720 math
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