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Does a specific "major" affect admissions?

123lar123lar 1 replies1 discussions Forum Champion
Let's say I'm applying to CAS. Does the major I choose to apply with affect my admissions?
E.x.: applying with bio as my major vs. econ
edited May 2013 in New York University
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  • NYU2013NYU2013 42 replies0 discussions Junior Member
    Basic answer: No

    More detailed answer: That depends on your grades - if you have poor grades and SAT scores in math subjects compared to high scores in CR/W and good grades in English/History/etc. it won't look good that you're applying for say... Math or economics. But this is true of ALL universities, for EVERY program.
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  • 123lar123lar 1 replies1 discussions Forum Champion
    But it's not like the university sees econ for say, and thinks "well, a lot of people applied saying "econ"... so maybe we'll choose someone who chose bio since we have a smaller number of people who put down bio?
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  • NYU2013NYU2013 42 replies0 discussions Junior Member
    Nope, you're admitted to the college of arts and sciences, not really a particular major.
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