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grimson
Justin Bryant

Jun 10, 2005, 8:45 PM

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I recall a couple of people saying they were accepted. I'm going. If you are too, let's talk.


(This post was edited by motet on Dec 4, 2009, 3:15 PM)


bighark


Jun 11, 2005, 12:26 PM

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Did NYU offer any aid to speak of?

I hear they're more likely to award aid than the other NY schools.


grimson
Justin Bryant

Jun 14, 2005, 12:20 AM

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Partial funding first year with the option of participating in any of several outreach programs (teaching workshops in NY hospitals, prisons, and schools) that all offer stipends. I still have to fully explore those options. Second year funding much better, with numerous TA opportunities.


morehouse


Jul 9, 2005, 2:44 PM

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What is your genre focus?


grimson
Justin Bryant

Jul 9, 2005, 3:04 PM

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Fiction.


toothy


Mar 18, 2006, 1:19 PM

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Does anyone know how many people NYU accepts every year?


Aubrie


Mar 19, 2006, 11:02 AM

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Hey Toothy - at the Open House they stated that they get about 1,000 applicants and accept about 30. I'm not sure how that's broken down into fiction and poetry. I think it might be one of the (if not THE) most competitive school out there for MFA if only for how many people apply.


gussy


Mar 21, 2006, 5:57 PM

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Hi all,

Since NYU and UC Irvine, among a few others, are famous for sending notifications quite late in the season, I thought I might open up this thread for those of us waiting to hear from NYU (and later we can do the same with Irvine).

For whatever it's worth, I called NYU and was told that notifications were sent last Friday. They said they have a strict policy against disclosing information over the telephone or the e-mail -- regular mail only. But I seem to recall someone saying they were called by NYU people? If anyone can clarify this, I'd appreciate it.

So, the NYU ball is rolling... Comments? Tips? Questions?


Aubrie


Mar 21, 2006, 6:01 PM

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Hey Gussy -
NYU made their acceptances last week by phone.
There is certain poster here (ahem) who has not come forward to get her due congrats yet, but I know they called her.
So I suppose the rest of us can either wait for a waitlist hope (yes, please) or a rejection letter.
Oh well.
There's always next year.


gussy


Mar 21, 2006, 7:47 PM

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Thanks for the update, Aubrie! And congrats to the Mysterious NYU Acceptee, whoever (s)he is!

OK, so this will be the who-got-waitlisted-at-NYU thread. [With mortuary enthusiasm] Yay.

(Why would the NYU people give me all that BS about “we do regular-mail notifications only”? Couldn’t they have said “We’ve notified our acceptees by phone already?” Am I right in feeling slightly annoyed, or is this purely rejection-funk?


Lglabor


Mar 22, 2006, 11:21 AM

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I'm not sure it's time for NYU applicants to give up all hope. I work at NYU, in a completely different department but same school (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), and we've been receiving repeated warnings from the director of admissions NOT to give out any information over the phone. The official procedure is to send the department's decisions to the central admissions office, and then admissions sends out the letters, accept and reject, supposedly all at the same time. Maybe not everyone in every department abides by this strictly--I do and don't, that is, when someone calls asking the status of their submission, if the admissions process is close to finished and that person has been accepted, I say something coy like 'I'm not supposed to tell you, you have to wait for the letter from admissions, but relax, you have nothing to worry about'--but still my guess is that, even if someone reports having been informed on the phone, the game isn't entirely over for everyone else who hasn't heard yet.

I applied to NYU's MFA program a couple years ago, and got my rejection in the mail on March 23. So all of y'all should hear any day now. Please accept good luck wishes from someone who's too poor to go anywhere else than the school where she's employed and would have gotten free tuition.


gussy


Mar 22, 2006, 11:58 AM

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Lglabor,

Thanks for the info about NYU ! We'll see what McFate has decided on that front...

And as for "being too poor..." for this or that, maybe this helps: what would you rather be: head of a mouse, or tail of a lion? (Old saying in Spanish :)). I mean, I'd rather be poor and live in a city like NYC, than rich and live in the wilderness [plug in your least favorite region of the world].

Of course, the best thing would be to be rich and live in NYC :)


emtothejay


Mar 24, 2006, 1:05 PM

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hello,
i'm not the person Aubrie is talking about (i think), but i got into NYU's fiction program. i heard from them late last week. they offered me half tuition for the first year and a small stipend (couple grand) for the fall. i was obviously totally psyched to hear from them!

i am also considering brooklyn college, whose program i just adore and whose tuition for the whole year is less than even fees for NYU. does anyone have any input on this? i am strongly leaning toward brooklyn, where i would get to work with susan choi and michael cunningham.


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Hey Gussy -
NYU made their acceptances last week by phone.
There is certain poster here (ahem) who has not come forward to get her due congrats yet, but I know they called her.
So I suppose the rest of us can either wait for a waitlist hope (yes, please) or a rejection letter.
Oh well.
There's always next year.



Kcchen


Mar 25, 2006, 12:49 PM

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Hi -- congratulations! How did you hear from NYU? phone, email, letter? did they call you or did you call them? can you tell im going nuts waiting? Plus I live in california, so it seems like everything takes an extra week to get here!


emtothejay


Mar 25, 2006, 1:54 PM

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hey, thanks! they called me, actually, about a week ago (last thursday). then i got some stuff in the mail this week. perhaps you are on the waitlist...i bet a lot of people who got in may not end up being able to afford it (i.e., like me).

good luck! i'm still waiting to hear from UVA and i know how the waiting game sucks.


Kcchen


Mar 25, 2006, 2:04 PM

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good to know.... the mail hasn't arrived yet today so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. good luck with UVA!


maoseley


Mar 25, 2006, 5:36 PM

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anyone deciding between sarah lawrence and the new school for nonfiction? any thoughts about those two in comparison with nyu and columbia? (haven't heard from either of them, guessing i didn't get in but...)


Kcchen


Mar 25, 2006, 9:34 PM

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got my rejection from NYU today. has anyone gotten rejected from Columbia yet? I expect that's coming along soon...


Aubrie


Mar 26, 2006, 5:03 PM

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i got my ding too! sittin' pretty waiting for the final rejection - Columbia.
i am already re-writing my SOP.
onward!


Kcchen


Mar 26, 2006, 11:18 PM

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rejections from columbia??? has anyone gotten one? please don't let me get my hopes up...

also what's the deal with BU? I read somewhere that they were calling ppl soon. again, anyone have any info?


Aubrie


Mar 27, 2006, 8:00 AM

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I don't think Columbia rejections have gone out yet. But I do think they've contacted everyone they want.


Clench Million
Charles

Mar 27, 2006, 1:05 PM

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They've contacted all the acceptances I"m sure (I got mine march 1st), but I haven't heard of anyone on a waitlist yet. And with a program of Columbia's size and cost, I'm sure people get in off the wait-list.


kodi


Mar 28, 2006, 12:18 PM

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Does anyone know about NYU's funding situation? I was waitlisted, but I'm guessing the list is huge, and I don't think I can afford it even if they offered me a spot. Anyone have specifics? The info on their website is vague.


Aubrie


Mar 28, 2006, 12:27 PM

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1. Brooklynpoet - thanks for all the info! I've been perusing their website lookin' for a little extra info...

2. I don't think NYU's funding is stellar. At their open house it seemed that they had precious few hefty fellowships, and then after that I believe they're about a couple grand each. But there is an opportunity to teach in your second year. And I believe that the program is set up to accomodate people working full time, evening classes, etc.


kodi


Mar 28, 2006, 2:46 PM

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2. I don't think NYU's funding is stellar. At their open house it seemed that they had precious few hefty fellowships, and then after that I believe they're about a couple grand each. But there is an opportunity to teach in your second year. And I believe that the program is set up to accomodate people working full time, evening classes, etc.


Thanks, Aubrie. Just to clarify: do the minor fellowships include tuition? Or you just get $2,000 and you're on your own? I contacted the director, but she hasn't gotten back to me yet.

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