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So it's already late March and browsing through the results it doesn't look like anyone's gotten a notification of acceptance or rejection? Has anyone heard an update yet?

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This was posted this morning on the apply section of the site.  Anyone have additional information?

Fall 2017 MS and PhD Admissions Update as of April 3, 2017: We are currently reviewing applications for both the MS and PhD in Data Science programs. You will hear from us when a decision is made.

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Well they've already made a few decisions for the PhD program but none so for Masters from the grad cafe survey. I emailed today asking about the status but it seems to be taking much longer than previous years

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basically same reply as everyone else. they're still reviewing the applications so i'm guessing we won't know for a few more weeks

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Came here after the post on NYU Data Science Results page: "Hey waitlisters, let's commiserate together in this thread"

Anybody has any idea about the class size, number of offers made and the size of the waitlist? Is there any realistic chance of acceptance after being waitlisted? It's even more confusing since the waitlist is not ranked.

Also, a few posters asked for being referred by someone declining the admit. Does it really work that way?

 

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No, they definitely won't let you refer someone to take your place. That would be incredibly unfair to the rest of the wait list. Class size was 60 last year so should be roughly the same this year. 

I think the wait list isn't ranked because once they have an idea of who is joining they'll try to re-balance based on diversity of candidates. I'm sure there's some clustering of candidates that can help them send the second / nth wave of acceptances.

10 hours ago, dementor said:

Came here after the post on NYU Data Science Results page: "Hey waitlisters, let's commiserate together in this thread"

Anybody has any idea about the class size, number of offers made and the size of the waitlist? Is there any realistic chance of acceptance after being waitlisted? It's even more confusing since the waitlist is not ranked.

Also, a few posters asked for being referred by someone declining the admit. Does it really work that way?

 

 

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Admitted student here, I dropped by CDS at NYU last week after the decisions went out and talked to a counselor from the program. I asked about the cohort this year and it looks much larger (I heard up to ~100) than last year. Because of this there are chatters that some on the waitlist will be admitted this year, although that may just be pure speculation. I have no idea what the WL size is or how it's ranked.

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So, stupid question time... Are they actually notifying people that they're on the waitlist, or is it just that if you haven't been accepted yet then you're on the waitlist?

 

I applied to their PhD program, but I haven't heard anything from them yet. 

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Same boat here, still no response. Initially applied to the PhD program, asked to be considered for the MS if I wasn't accepted to the PhD. If ya hear something let me know!

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@wlg3 We were notified by emails. And today they emailed the same again, as some of the candidates had not received any notification.

@sfbae89 Congratulations :) I guess you're going to attend the program? 

I also vaguely remember an increase being mentioned in an admissions seminar on their website. But even then, they might have accepted (say) 1.3x candidates for the same, and waitlisted another 1x (guess this is the standard admissions procedure). Hope these numbers are much smaller in reality than 1.3x and 1x.

Hoping for the best, fingers crossed!

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