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    2019 Fall
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    MSW

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  1. MSWFall2019

    UT Austin MSW Fall 2019!?

    Thanks for sharing!! When did you apply?
  2. MSWFall2019

    NYU MSW Fall 2019!?

    Thanks for responding! any tips / advice on reasons to give for making the appeal? I only got 12K and would like to get it bumped up to the 17 or at least 15, but without knowing what they base the awards on it's hard to know. The other schools I applied to are public schools so I don't expect to get much if any aid, but their total dollar $ is still lower, so planning to use that.
  3. MSWFall2019

    UT Austin MSW Fall 2019!?

    Just FYI if you haven't seen it - since UT is public, you can see the average GPA / selectivity / yield by program here: https://gradschool.utexas.edu/admissions/where-to-begin/admissions-and-enrollment-statistic Was helpful to me!
  4. MSWFall2019

    NYU MSW Fall 2019!?

    Hi guys! Does anyone have insight on what additional funding might be available beyond the up to 17K that is given in the admissions offers? I know that there's other scholarships that you can apply for after being admitted / over the summer? But I'm wondering what the odds of getting those are, what average award is etc. Trying to get a sense for what the final sticker price is actually likely to be. Also, has anyone met with financial aid at one of the open hours and found it helpful? For context - I'm a career changer who has decent personal savings from my past jobs, so I'm probably not a candidate for most need based awards, but I may be wrong. We'll see how FAFSA shakes out.
  5. MSWFall2019

    MSW Fall 2019 Decisions!!!

    Nope, applied first week of Jan, application switched to "in review" and "forwarded to grad committee" maybe 10 days ago?, but haven't heard a decision.
  6. MSWFall2019

    UT Austin MSW Fall 2019!?

    yeah the switch to "your app has been forwarded to the graduate committee" was a real teaser, I thought I'd hear shortly after that!
  7. MSWFall2019

    UMich MSW Program Fall 2019 Admissions

    Thank so much! It is rolling admissions.
  8. MSWFall2019

    NYU MSW Fall 2019!?

    I'm fortunate to be in the NY area before school, so leaving some points I have heard in conversations with people who both attended NYU and people who chose not to (note: most of these are anecdotal, treat them as such!): Potential pros: + Students at NYU are really happy - have heard from everyone they loved the program, even secondhand / to the point of promotional (e.g., "my friend goes there and loves it!) +Student services / support staff are great - will "white glove" you more than other schools. This is in contrast, to Hunter, for example, where people say dealing with administration feels like you're getting advocacy practice + Really strong clinical background - if you think you might want to go into private practice or pursue further clinical studies (e.g., additional psychotherapy training, applying to clinical psych PhD programs), NYU is very strong +People seem happy with placements - but no moreso than students at Hunter (if you are comparing between the two / looking at NY schools). In general, NY has most cities beat on the wealth of placement options +I work in NY now, and if you plan to stay in NY, the people I see in leadership roles at non-profits / agencies most commonly have their degrees from NYU or Hunter. Notably, come across Columbia less commonly (which maybe be because more of their grads leave NY and / or are international) +Seems to be more of a social community (more younger folks / people attending full time / not commuting too far to school) +Brand recognition out of state +Strong other grad schools (Policy, Psychology, etc.) Potential cons: - Explicitly less focus on macro (may not be a con for you) -Higher debt (obviously) -Student body likely to be less diverse (economically and racially) than a state school, due to $$, Hunter actually directly levied the "we're more social justice orientated" charge at NYU during an info session -Student body seems to have fewer people with many years experience in social work who you can learn from (the way you would see at Hunter, where you'll get more people with 10+ years experience doing classes at night, for example) (this is the converse of the social community pro) -Hear slightly more respect among New Yorkers for folks going to Hunter who plan to work in NY - some light judgment of folks who choose to take on the debt of NYU vs. go to Hunter (NYU kind of has a reputation in general in the city as a "rich kid" school, and there's a lot of pride in the CUNY school system)
  9. MSWFall2019

    UMich MSW Program Fall 2019 Admissions

    Thanks for replying! When did you apply, if you don't mind me asking? I submitted later (1/31) so I'm trying to figure out when I might hear back
  10. MSWFall2019

    UMich MSW Program Fall 2019 Admissions

    Anyone who applied after the Dec priority deadline hear back yet? Trying to get a sense of how long it'll take to hear
  11. MSWFall2019

    MSW Fall 2019 Decisions!!!

    I work in the NY area and generally NYU is better regarded than Columbia - have had several people tell me not to apply / go to Columbia. Columbia is focused on international work though and has some great poverty research though, if those are of interest. If not, would def go NYU. You also should be able to get a little more aid from NYU than Columbia.
  12. MSWFall2019

    Hunter Silberman School Fall 2019 Admissions

    I applied mid January and have not heard back yet either. Hunter is known to be pretty slow. They're more cash strapped so their admin staff is leaner than somewhere like NYU. From what I've gathered on other posts / forums, the bulk of interviews / acceptances happen in March, with some in late Feb, and not uncommon to hear back in April (but imagine you would be earlier since you applied earlier, unless your application is on the border).
  13. MSWFall2019

    MSW Fall 2019 Decisions!!!

    To be clear - I mentioned the acceptance rate to encourage the individual who wasn't sure if they could get in that they should give it a shot, not to knock NYU. I don't think acceptance rates for MSWs are what you should make a decision on (so many programs have high acceptance rates, and even among the most selective, they're still not that low, e.g., 30% for Michigan). By all accounts I hear NYU is a great program, except for the issue of the exorbitant cost of the program. Many people I meet who live / plan to work in NY choose or chose Hunter because of the price tag / value. I would bet that is why NYU's admit rate is higher - I'm sure they have lower yield.
  14. MSWFall2019

    MSW Fall 2019 Decisions!!!

    I live in NY and that's just what I've heard from folks in the area, but a quick google search and I found a stat of 89% here: https://www.petersons.com/graduate-schools/new-york-university-silver-school-of-social-work-000_10013941.aspx Obviously not official, so not sure how accurate.
  15. MSWFall2019

    MSW Fall 2019 Decisions!!!

    Not sure about certificates or anything, but you should def apply to NYU if you're interested! Not sure where else you're applying, but NYU's admit rate is fairly high (70-80%). They're just $$$$$
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