Just figured I'd bust this board's cherry. Go Hoyas!
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Have you already been awarded your degree?
Yes, I graduated with my Finance degree in 2006.
So 50-55% gets a B or B- (with something like 7% getting B-s) that said-- NYU does not rank so it is all speculative. However, it is pretty clear from my understanding that people with As generally have more than one and and that people with Bs generally have more then one. Apparently going across the 6 graded classes over the 1L year, B+s all the way through is 10%; I believe it just knowing mine and my friends grades-- that said-- NYU does not release that data and generally it is just rumor. It could be higher but I imagine we are pretty similiar to our peer schools-- so maybe someone from there can chime in with better knowledge. As for the jobs. The whole first group are really good public defenders that are tough jobs to get for public interest kids-- JJPL is juvenile justice project for louisana and the Brennan Center gets something like 1200 applications each year-- you can find them online to read about their mission, etc.
QuoteWell, I don't think I can afford to apply to schools that I'm pretty sure I won't attend.
Ah, that's a fair consideration. You might try fishing for merit based fee waivers, I've heard of people having some success with it (UVA gave me one for just talking with them at their forum table). If it's a real burden you could try waiting and applying to schools that arent on your list as you get waivers for them.
I very well may apply to any good school that offers a fee waiver.QuoteThe upshot I suppose is that sometimes admissions arent always predictable- CCN don't all accept and reject the same candidates, though your credentials are pretty sterling based on their admit data. Your stats are good enough that you want to diversify across the upper range of schools. Ultimately it gives you the choice of exploring your options in depth once you know which schools you have acceptances at, rather than pre-screening them and possible eliminating a school you'll get into that might be a serious consideration depending on how the cycle shakes out.
Yes, this is what I'm afraid of, and I think your advice here is sound.