NYU Grad Film school Fall 2021

Cy98

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Hi everyone! Just thought I should start a thread to all those that are applying to NYU grad film for fall 2021
 

Cy98

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Hello! I just applied to NYU grad film for the fall 2021 semester.
Nice! Same here too. Now we just gotta wait a while until we hear back from them 😭
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
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Nice! Same here too. Now we just gotta wait a while until we hear back from them 😭
Well these forums are certainly good for moral support in that regard. :)

Be sure to add your applications to the tracker when you can.

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Thanks to our many members, the FilmSchool.org Application Database and Tracker consists of over 2,900 applications that date back to 2015, making it one of the most advantageous tools on the website. Its basic function is to track film schools’ rates of acceptance, minimum GPAs, and decision...
 
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catmom

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Hi! NYU is my top choice because I’ve been living in NY. I’m super nervous because of the low acceptance rate!
 

Cy98

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Hi! NYU is my top choice because I’ve been living in NY. I’m super nervous because of the low acceptance rate!
You’re not alone! You shouldn’t be deterred by the low acceptance rate though. I’m sure they will see your talent and creativity through your portfolio!!
 

catmom

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You’re not alone! You shouldn’t be deterred by the low acceptance rate though. I’m sure they will see your talent and creativity through your portfolio!!
Hopefully! I wish we could skip ahead to interviews and acceptances ha, the wait is the hard part for me.
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
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Hi! NYU is my top choice because I’ve been living in NY. I’m super nervous because of the low acceptance rate!
Yeah.... Acceptance rate is low even for our tracker info. (And that's self reported) AFI's is surprisingly high on our tracker but that'll change as we get more data.

NYU - Graduate Film
  • FilmSchool.org NYU Acceptance Rate: 19% (43 out of 222 applications)
  • Lowest Reported Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • Earliest Interview Notification Date: February 8
  • Earliest Interview Date: February 22
  • Earliest Decision Date: February 24
NYU - Dramatic Writing
  • FilmSchool.org NYU Acceptance Rate: 35% (29 out of 82 applications)
  • Lowest Reported Minimum GPA: 3.1
  • Earliest Interview Notification Date: February 22
  • Earliest Interview Date: February 23
  • Earliest Decision Date: March 4
NYU - Producing Program (Dual MBA/MFA)
  • FilmSchool.org NYU Acceptance Rate: 33% (5 out of 15 applications)
  • Lowest Reported Minimum GPA: 3.7
  • Earliest Interview Notification Date: January 30
  • Earliest Interview Date: February 17
  • Earliest Decision Date: March 18
Film School MFA Acceptance Rates, Minimum GPAs, Decision Dates, and more... (UPDATED with 2020 stats)

Film School MFA Acceptance Rates, Minimum GPAs, Decision Dates, and more... (UPDATED with 2020 stats)

People often ask "What is the minimum GPA for USC film school?" Or "What is the acceptance rate of NYU film school?" The problem is that Film Schools are often very tight lipped and secret about their acceptance rates and the minimum GPAs that they accept. However thanks to the over 3,200...
 

catmom

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Yeah.... Acceptance rate is low even for our tracker info. (And that's self reported) AFI's is surprisingly high on our tracker but that'll change as we get more data.
Yeah, since I went to a public NY college for undergrad, we have a good history of students going to NYU or Columbia for grad school but it likely has more to do with location than any other advantages. Also one of my recommenders is a professor for Tisch's musical theatre writing MFA and I'm not sure how much weight it carries for a different Tisch program.
 

Cy98

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Hopefully! I wish we could skip ahead to interviews and acceptances ha, the wait is the hard part for me.
I feel you on that one. I’m going to distract myself by watching a bunch of movies and tv shows, that’s my recommendation
 

ScriptToScreenDream

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Supporter
Hi! I know that other documents have particular requirements like spacing, # of pages, etc. I noticed that the Personal Statement doesn't? It just says what content to include and ~2-5 pages in length. Am I reading this correct? They don't care if it's double- or single-spaced?
 

Cy98

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Hi! I know that other documents have particular requirements like spacing, # of pages, etc. I noticed that the Personal Statement doesn't? It just says what content to include and ~2-5 pages in length. Am I reading this correct? They don't care if it's double- or single-spaced?
My personal statement was double spaced. If NYU cared about spacing, they would have definitely said what spacing format to use in the directions.
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
Deadline is December 1st!

How many of you have turned it in? When do you plan on turning it in if you haven't?

I highly recommend not waiting to the last moment btw as one year technical difficulties caused someone to miss the deadline. 😬
 

Cy98

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@Chris W turned mine in back in September! I didn't want to face that problem you mentioned
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
FYI re NYU:

Just got this email from them that says they're extending the deadline to tomorrow noon EST! :D

"As a result, we will be extending the deadline for all programs that had a December 1st deadline, including Film and Television, until tomorrow, December 2nd at noon (EST). "
 

Cy98

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Not sure. You can ask the school or the students you might know about how much the scholarship is.
 

Cy98

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@Carrie How do you check? I posted my short film directly to slideroom
 

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