NYU 2018 Transfer

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NYU 2018 Transfer

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:20 am

Decided to create this thread...applied last month but it took forever for final grades to come out. Sent the transcript last week, hoping to see some movement soon.

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Re: NYU 2018 Transfer

Postby nls336 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:08 pm

App went under review 6/11, still haven't fully completed all of the requirements. Only the college questionnaire is left, but forcing a friend of mine in NY to literally have NYU's registrar sign it (my undergrad) and walk it down to MacDougal since the app went into review without it and I wont get my decision until everything is complete. I submitted the app May 7th, transcript got down there about a week and a half ago.
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

honestly just so nervous to know if I get in or not.

here are my stats:
T1 (top 30 #25-30) Law School
GPA 3.505 (first semester didn't quite finish the way I would have wanted but second semester finished 12%--> Top 30% cumulatively which I know is NOT IDEAL but you know sometimes you just have to dream). I'm hoping the stark improvement between semesters and the people who've written recs for me from NYU will help my GPA but who knows.
Also waiting on Georgetown and Columbia (suuuper reach but why the heck not)
waiting on Law review judgement

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Re: NYU 2018 Transfer

Postby suckmysolidsnake » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:54 pm

Probably not going to get in but I've got a full scholarship at my T2. So if I don't get in, screw it, I'm gucci.

T2, school ranked 70-80
GPA: 3.63
School doesn't rank, curves to a 3ish.

My transcripts are taking forever to get sent in!

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Re: NYU 2018 Transfer

Postby numisma87 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:09 am

TT (50-75)

3.57 top 9% based on class of 2019 data

just submitted

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Re: NYU 2018 Transfer

Postby turkeyncheese » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:16 am

3.678 (Top 10%) at a T1 (#25-30) Law School. Deciding whether or not to apply... I have none of the application materials ready & never seriously considered transferring until I got my grades back. Is it worth it?

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Re: NYU 2018 Transfer

Postby nls336 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:13 pm

turkeyncheese wrote:3.678 (Top 10%) at a T1 (#25-30) Law School. Deciding whether or not to apply... I have none of the application materials ready & never seriously considered transferring until I got my grades back. Is it worth it?


It really depends on what you're willing to do! My brother always says that it's a herculean undertaking to get to the top of the class at a new school all over again, trying to do law review again, and get yourself sorted at a new place. I would say if you like the market where you are, and you feel good about your school, (you're obviously doing really well), and think you have a good starting point to make it in the market of your choice you should give serious thought to whether transferring is the right choice for you. The is it worth it part of the question is going to be something completely different for you than for me or for anyone else. It really depends on how happy you are, how willing you are to move, feeling like you're well positioned or not well positioned for the job of your choice/market etc. etc. It's a big decision to make and it's hard.

I had to turn down a BC transfer admission earlier this month even though BC is by my parents/home, has AMAZING connections into the NE/NY, Boston Market and the average salary is about 160k for graduates just because of how badly I want to go to NYU AND because I just didn't think transferring up/down a place or two was worth it to me when I have some nice perks going at my school right now EVEN THOUGH I don't love the area where I am, or feel like I'm that well positioned for the markets that I ideally want.


I hope that helps, feel free to PM if you want to talk further

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Re: NYU 2018 Transfer

Postby miro » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:18 pm

turkeyncheese wrote:3.678 (Top 10%) at a T1 (#25-30) Law School. Deciding whether or not to apply... I have none of the application materials ready & never seriously considered transferring until I got my grades back. Is it worth it?


Well, it depends -- does your school place students in the market and firms or other employers you're considering? Do you have a scholarship? What do you hope to get out of transferring to NYU?

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Re: NYU 2018 Transfer

Postby turkeyncheese » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:28 am

miro wrote:
turkeyncheese wrote: Top 10% at a T1 (#25-30) Law School. Deciding whether or not to apply... I have none of the application materials ready & never seriously considered transferring until I got my grades back. Is it worth it?


Well, it depends -- does your school place students in the market and firms or other employers you're considering? Do you have a scholarship? What do you hope to get out of transferring to NYU?


Tbh I think I will come out of it with the same job/job prospects, at least in the short term. My current school places well in New York and in biglaw. As bad as it sounds I have just always wanted to go to a school with a big name. I'd be giving up a lot to transfer (potentially law review, a good scholarship, my bf will be staying at the school I would be leaving, & I would have to deal with subletting my apartment for a year). All signs point to staying at my current school & I know this is naive but there's something in me that lights up at the thought of being able to say I went to NYU.

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Re: NYU 2018 Transfer

Postby miro » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:47 pm

That seems like a fairly common reason for transferring. Personally, I would try to weigh how much it would mean to tell people you go to NYU against the financial and non-financial costs of transferring there (giving up a good scholarship to pay sticker plus housing expenses and finding a subletter, living apart from your SO, starting over, etc.)

Re: law review, NYU does hold a separate write-on competition for transfer admits after OCI/EIW, so you could write onto law review or one of the other journals, including Moot Court (it's a journal equivalent at NYU). Depending on what your current school's write-on/grade-on process is, the transfer write-on could be less of a sure bet, though.

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Re: NYU 2018 Transfer

Postby SomewhatLearnedHand » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:54 pm

turkeyncheese wrote:
miro wrote:
turkeyncheese wrote: Top 10% at a T1 (#25-30) Law School. Deciding whether or not to apply... I have none of the application materials ready & never seriously considered transferring until I got my grades back. Is it worth it?


Well, it depends -- does your school place students in the market and firms or other employers you're considering? Do you have a scholarship? What do you hope to get out of transferring to NYU?


Tbh I think I will come out of it with the same job/job prospects, at least in the short term. My current school places well in New York and in biglaw. As bad as it sounds I have just always wanted to go to a school with a big name. I'd be giving up a lot to transfer (potentially law review, a good scholarship, my bf will be staying at the school I would be leaving, & I would have to deal with subletting my apartment for a year). All signs point to staying at my current school & I know this is naive but there's something in me that lights up at the thought of being able to say I went to NYU.


Make no mistake, NYU will open more doors for you. Holding grades constant (say the median student) there is a BIG difference between opportunities from schools ranked T15-20 v T13 v. T6. The question is if those will outweigh the added cost.

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Re: NYU 2018 Transfer

Postby miro » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:37 pm

I agree, but the key thing is that people who are likely to be able to get into NYU as transfers aren't at median -- they're somewhere around the top 10-15% of the class (or somewhat higher or lower depending on their school and other factors). If their current school already has a solid rate of placing students at that grade level in their preferred job market, it's debatable whether transferring will give you much of a boost. If you are planning on doing OCI, firms will probably be evaluating you like a student from your 1L school with similar grades, given that you only have 1L grades at that point.



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