Deferred?

Back in December, the admission committee determined that we would defer a larger than typical cohort of candidates (roughly 400) to our Early Decision II and Regular Decision rounds for admission. In previous years, we would defer relatively few students who applied for Early Decision admission. Our rationale then was that applicants applied to receive an early decision on their application and we aimed to provide them with closure on their application with NYU.

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A Welcome to the Class of 2021

At 5pm Eastern Standard Time, 1885 students will be the first students offered admission to the NYU Class of 2021. All admission decisions will be available on our NYU Albert website (named after NYU’s founder Albert Gallatin) beginning at 5pm. We no longer send admission decisions by email. Read more about how to access your admission decision from my colleague Jasmine here.

Our Early Decision I admission process for all three of our campuses has now concluded and we look forward to welcoming students from 43 states and 83 countries!

If NYU becomes your first choice between now and January 1, we would still welcome your Common Application and would love to consider your candidacy as an Early Decision II or Regular Decision applicant. Our final application deadline for both rounds of admission is January 1.

Where’s my decision?

Here’s how to access your decision online:

  • Log in to NYU Albert using your NYU NetID and password. Instructions for activating this account are included in your application confirmation email.
  • Ensure that the pop-up blocker in your browser is turned off. Details on how to turn off your pop-up blocker are available here.
  • Click on the Application Status link for your decision.
  • Click “Admissions Decision” to view a copy of your admission letter.

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Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

Yes, PokémonGo has taken over NYU. Since July 6th, basically the entire NYU community took to the streets to swipe Pokéstops, hurl Pokéballs at the critters to add to our Pokédex, and take over the gym at the Washington Square Arch (may the odds be ever in your favor with that one).

And with Pokémon Sun and Moon’s release this past weekend, our fervor to catch them all is anything but a passing phase. We in Undergraduate Admissions are avid Pokémon trainers, and it’s been a literal lifelong dream to experience our favorite childhood show/game in New York City as adults, and now we get to interact with fellow trainers in the great outdoors! (Don’t get us started on which teams we picked, though…)

Speaking of outdoors, there are quite a lot of Pokéstops around the Square, and we wanted to take you on a tour NYU’s campus through the eyes of a Pokémon Trainer.

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Why You? Why NYU?

The Early Decision I Deadline has passed and Early Decision II and Regular Decision are quickly approaching.

One question that I always got at my high school visits from students was some variation of “How do I show I’m interested in NYU?” or “What do you look for in my essays and application?”

And like I’ve told all my Texan students, I’m telling the NYU blogosphere this:

“Fit.”

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NYU Move-In Day 2016

Sunday, August 28th was the start of something special in NYC. From 7AM to 7PM, over 5,300 students in NYU’s Class of 2020 moved into 11 residence halls in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Move-in Day at NYU is a sight to witness. It starts early, around 6am. Hundreds of staff and student volunteers grab coffee and organize luggage bins to prepare for the onslaught of clothes, refrigerators, microwaves, and whatever else crafty college students can fit in a suitcase or the trunk of a car. It also happens fast. Most families unload their car in under 10 minutes. Welcome to New York, right!

I helped students move into Othmer Hall in Brooklyn at the Tandon School of Engineering. You can say whatever you want about engineers, but I think they do the best job packing their cars. NYU’s President Andy Hamilton and his wife Jennie showed up at 9AM sharp to welcome new NYUers. Move-in day always reminds me that NYU brings people together in a special way.

So the Class of 2020 is on campus and Welcome Week starts today. During Welcome Week NYU’s Dean of Admissions, Shawn Abbott, will turn the Class of 2020 over to our colleagues in Student Affairs. It’s so exciting to see the students we’ve worked with over the past year arrive to start their college lives. But we also know what that means for the Office of Admissions.

 

If you’re still reading and can’t stop thinking about how much you want to be part of NYU’s Class of 2021, I have good news. My colleagues and I will soon be traveling the globe to meet with you; click here to see if we are hosting an event in your city and check with your guidance counselor to see if we are visiting your school. If you come see us, you will learn about NYU’s three degree-granting campuses and the hundreds of academic programs you have to choose from. We will tell you about study abroad and internships and I’m sure you’ll walk away dreaming about exploring NYC in your free time.

If you can’t see us, don’t worry. You can stay in touch on TwitterYouTube, Facebook, and Instagram with @MeetNYU.

Sunday, August 28th 2016 was the start of something special for the NYU Class of 2020. We look forward to working with you over the coming year to make sure August 2017 is equally great!