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09/04/2019

So I got into Brandeis and Penn State but not Columbia and NYU, what r my chances of getting in Upenn?

QUESTION
So I got into Brandeis and Penn State but not Columbia and NYU, what r my chances of getting in Upenn?
or Cornel. Brandeis is ranked 15 spots before NYU! Why didn’t I get into NYU? Brandeis is ok but I would love UPenn or Cornell! This doesn’t make sense.

ANSWER
I think you’re odds aren’t great at UPenn if you didn’t get into NYU or Columbia but without more information I can’t really give much detail. Cornell is a little more likely but I wouldn’t count on it. Perhaps Brandeis was looking for something specific that you have to offer. Otherwise it could be that they emphasize grades, essays and recommendations over SAT scores, if that applies in your case. Bigger schools like NYU tend to focus more on test scores. Good Luck! Remember, you can always apply next year as a transfer if you have your heart set on a school that you didn’t get into.