boundlesscorpuscle

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what does “smart casual” mean for second look? aka can i wear jeans?
I would go with khakis/slacks or dress/skirt for the adcom and faculty events on Friday. Nice jeans may be appropriate for the social events with students on Friday evening and Saturday. That's just my personal interpretation though.
 
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Is the general consensus that LOIs don't matter much here? On the waitlist and I'm debating if I should send one in.
 
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Hello! I have a couple of questions about the grading system at NYU. I know preclinical is P/F, but I've seen some older posts saying that it's not true P/F (i.e. NYU does internal rankings). I'm not sure whether those posts were accurate, outdated, etc., so I wanted to check with people here. Also, are the clinical years graded on any sort of curve (like only a certain percentage of students can get Honors)?
 
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Hey for people who were WL, when do you think offers might start to come out? Do you think there’s any chance that they may start after April 15? Considering that people have to narrow they choices down to 3 at that point.
 
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Hello! I have a couple of questions about the grading system at NYU. I know preclinical is P/F, but I've seen some older posts saying that it's not true P/F (i.e. NYU does internal rankings). I'm not sure whether those posts were accurate, outdated, etc., so I wanted to check with people here. Also, are the clinical years graded on any sort of curve (like only a certain percentage of students can get Honors)?
Hi Drdrpizza, thanks for the questions! Preclinical is true pass-fail. There are no internal rankings, as long as you get above a 70 or two standard deviations away from the mean (whichever works more in the students' favour), you're golden. There are no curves that I have heard of for clinical years (although I am a first year). From what I know, you get your grade independent of everyone else. Feel free to ask any followups or any other questions!
 
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boundlesscorpuscle

MD Class of 2023!
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@NYUAmbassadors or anyone else who might happen to know: when should we expect to receive information on applying for student housing? I'm eager to start planning my move!
 

boundlesscorpuscle

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Hi @boundlesscorpuscle, thanks for the question! Last year we received housing information sometime Mid-May. I'm not sure if it will be the same, but be on the look out for an email! Let us know if you have any other questions!
Is housing for the most part guaranteed for M1s as long as they submit the housing app or is there a lottery/waitlist? During second look they said that they'd be moving all the med students to Vilcek and then residents would be in Greenberg so just wandering if there would be any availability issues there.
 
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@TempuraOreos As far as I know, housing is guaranteed for all M1's and all medical students at NYUSoM if you want it, as long as you submit the housing application by the deadline. It is true that all medical students are moving to Vilcek, but there should be more than enough room due to the recent decrease in class size. Let me know if you have any other questions!
 
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The accepted student guide said an email containing housing information and student health forms would be sent in early April, did I miss mine?
 
Feb 25, 2019
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Apologies for the neuroticism, but does anyone have a feel for what WL movement will be like? Are we thinking one wave of offers (that may have already passed) or individual offers trickling out over the next couple weeks?
 
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This is actually pretty surprising, given the free tuition at NYU. I suspect schools such as Harvard, Hopkins and Stanford have expanded their parameters on need-based aid because they can afford to. And schools like Penn have expanded parameters for both need based and merit aid. They dont want to be outbid for top students. Unsure what Columbia is doing as their FA and merit situation appears quite confused.
 
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This is actually pretty surprising, given the free tuition at NYU. I suspect schools such as Harvard, Hopkins and Stanford have expanded their parameters on need-based aid because they can afford to. And schools like Penn have expanded parameters for both need based and merit aid. They dont want to be outbid for top students. Unsure what Columbia is doing as their FA and merit situation appears quite confused.

Perhaps they underaccepted thinking their yield would be high, given free tuition. They had no baseline from to work.
 
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This is actually pretty surprising, given the free tuition at NYU. I suspect schools such as Harvard, Hopkins and Stanford have expanded their parameters on need-based aid because they can afford to. And schools like Penn have expanded parameters for both need based and merit aid. They dont want to be outbid for top students. Unsure what Columbia is doing as their FA and merit situation appears quite confused.

Perhaps they underaccepted thinking their yield would be high, given free tuition. They had no baseline from to work.
Wash U gives free tuition to 50% of students now and Columbia I suspect is close to the same with many of those even receiving over free tuition
 
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WashU makes total sense. Probably UChicago adjusted too. Mixed reports from Columbia, according to postings this cycle.
 
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WashU makes total sense. Probably UChicago adjusted too. Mixed reports from Columbia, according to postings this cycle.
Columbia doesn't even consider parental income in efc until above $125,000 income. <$125,000 income makes up 40-50% of the national matriculant pool, so assuming Columbia's accepted students don't differ too much from the national income distribution, 40-50% of students will be in the "parental income free" group. Unless they have a ton of personal assets, I can't imagine anyone in this group getting less than free tuition, as that would require an efc of like $25,000. I have no clue what NYU's cutoff is for providing aid above free tuition, but I doubt it's as generous as Columbia's
 
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I applaud what NYU is doing by providing everyone full tuition. It seems the fairest model.

Some schools have a tiered system, merit aid, need-based aid with some students full pay. That model I think will prove unsustainable, in part because I believe it will be challenged legally as dicriminatory. Just a matter of time.

Better to give everyone some form of reduced tuition (does not have to be full) and have everyone bear roughly the same debt burden upon graduation. Right now you have a form of cross-sudsidization going on that, imo, is unfair.
 
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I applaud what NYU is doing by providing everyone full tuition. It seems the fairest model.

Some schools have a tiered system, merit aid, need-based aid with some students full pay. That model I think will prove unsustainable, in part because I believe it will be challenged legally as dicriminatory. Just a matter of time.

Better to give everyone some form of reduced tuition (does not have to be full) and have everyone bear roughly the same debt burden upon graduation. Right now you have a form of cross-sudsidization going on that, imo, is unfair.
Equal cost for everyone does not mean equal debt burden. The closest thing you get to equal debt burden are the need based schools which give everyone a loan minimum, which is set based on the resources of the school, and then cover the rest with a combination of need-based aid and efc. Whether or not it's "fair" is obviously going to be very subjective but my understanding (albeit without access to the outcome data to back it up) is that this system creates the narrowest distribution of debt upon graduation
 
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Could anyone let me know how long it usually takes to receive your N Number and all that other jazz after being admitted? Neurotic and excited over here haha