A friend and I were debating over just now numbers-obsessed NYU is. According to lsn, a 165, 3.5/6ish seems impossible as an admit - especially since both are below their 25%ile. But do people know if this has happened? When numbers are below the 25, are they an autoding?
I don't think anything is necessarily an "auto-ding." Granted it is rare for certain schools like UChicago and NYU to deviate from high numbers, but then again this person could have been amazing. Also too, a 165 is not a bad score.