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So we have Leora, you could see me in the mirror. Look at this. Look at that. Enormous near in the background, Behind the scenes footage. You could just jump right in. And, uh, can you tell us what your favorite and least favorite part of you? Sing, get it? It's like, Yeah, yeah. And like. Like this playwright can directing. Like just like you appreciate it. I like everything. Like. But like my least favorite thing, probably. Would be like You get like for us into New York. You think people are gonna hear? But like in the end, you have to realized who are you? It's scary. Let's go. We are What is your favorite and least a republic? And you, you're tied. Maybe a little bit specific tastes. Say my favorite thing. You are professional environment. We're like you're expected Teo trumpet on your sport either. And like the kind of people that that track, just like the blinds and creativity and there's people that I've ever met. And it's just like, so wonderful in this environment was cultivated Lee, for this lovely people on like to go up hospital, many smooth size of school because I know that outside of my bubble there are so many people just like words like out there never here. So kind of like make your bubble in order to live. Make your course good point. Hi. I'm happy. Welcome to my door. Come on. All right, here we have the kid. Jan. We have lots of cabinets, so that's always good. Lots of fun. Storage. Yeah. Seeing my grave. Big fridge, stove oven. That's pretty cool. And some dishes was, uh, going to be a kitchen that we have our common area over here. We have a little table. You have a little main fridge over there and lamp. So four people live in this room by choose roommates live over here. That's Camilla. Thought eso these use. This used to be a one bedroom apartment, but they converted it into a four person sweet. So because there's no door here, my suitemates put there just like this. A little current. Give them some privacy, make sense their closets Right over here. We got here too. A closet over here, people to bathroom stuff and clean there. And here is our chore chart. See who's cleaning. Keep us cleaning. Oh, and also, we love to paint when you have a lot of artworks. There's an art over here and some over here, too. And then we have the bathroom bathroom shower sink. Here, here, here on the back of the store. And then we have support story there and Karen down here. And this is my room. My room, mate. Hayley lives on this side and I live on this side. You can tell he's clean freak. Um, yeah, I'm really just the posters. And I really like rock music. So I have a lot of rock man posters. I think lights is a super big essential tohave because, like in this room, we don't have any overhead lighting. So I have we have over here on my roommate has a lamp that's really important, especially at night. Also, something important I feel like is one of the usual Kanai shooter. And I'm asked because if you remain to staying up on the computer lately, this is really happening. My desk over here kind of give all my belongings, my books, painting stuff here, stuff make up everything. I need more artwork over here and then my beautiful closet. It's so big s o holy night. Sure, this cause it ourselves in the left, all ours. Ryan is on the right. We actually kind of rainbow colored it, which is pretty cool in the house cleaning stuff up there in the sides and shoes. My bike held it and also under my bed. I have a lot of storage to hear. I have, like blankets and bags, sheets and towels my guitar and then have suitcases for I go home. Also over here I have my dresser that they gave me a picture that my boyfriend gave me. Very cute. And in here I have medicine and bags and technology and chargers and stuff like that that steps all really important. A stool for a friend to see it. It is an essential and say so I go and why you. This dorm is located writing Union Square's called Carlisle Court. It's a really great location because units, where is awesome and the subway's right there. But I'm lucky because I don't have a view of Union Square, which would be really loud. I instead have a view of our courtyard, which is really nice to the other two buildings to the left and writer the other two towers of this dorm. And yeah, I think again, when the most important things is my lamp, because there's no overhead lighting in here, so it's super super important. Then I have my laundry bag. It's awesome because it's also a backpack, so it's really easy for me to carry it out. Here's what I have to do my laundry. And I think the most important thing about storming here is just making your own space and decorate how you want to. I really like that we have our paintings because that's really thought. I like seeing my drawings in the morning stuff. I just I'm going. It's good to see pictures of your friends and stuff, too. It's pretty much my door. hi guys and the soft board and way drinking, urban design and architecture studies, and I'm here to give you some final advice about applying to college. I think the most important thing is to stay confident in yourself that you're special and amazing, and colleges will realize that about you. It's also not the end of the world. If they don't back, whatever happens is meant to happen. And that is the place you're gonna find yourself. And at every campus and every university, there's always two three clubs and dorm events and lots of places where you can find your people in your community. And I'm sure that you absolutely will find that. So another advice definitely joined a lot of clubs. That is how I know a lot of people and have friends. So definitely do that. And also another good advice. My beats are early decision to school of You're really sure you want to go there because that does your chances of getting in that also, make sure you get a lot of reference letters from your teachers coaches. Anybody like that in your life knows how awesome you are, and they could definitely tell your also having trouble with standardized has s a t u R E C team. I definitely suggests going to group tutoring class, getting private tutoring. That really helped me my score. Also, make sure you pull your skills on there. You might be doing some activities that don't seem like you know about it, but they really do want to know how. Well, definitely put it down there and you're gonna do amazing. Don't stress. Good luck. I don't really know what kind of wave that waas. Hey, guys, But, yeah, it's abandoned back at it again, But another college video education. Yeah. Okay. So, yeah, I can tell by the title I'm going to be doing it. Did you? About how I got into you. So my last video. So you guys asked about my stats and how I personally gotten to end you. So that's what that video is. This is what I'm gonna be telling you guys today. So without further ado, my name is the dude, so I'll just start off with some general information. So the anyway, you acceptance rate this year was really low. It was a record low. It was actually 19%. Um, it's kind of crazy, but yeah, keep in mind. And what you is one of the most applied to schools in the country? I believe so. You know, it's just a huge applicant. Pool s over my G p A. In high school, I had a 93 school only does like unweighted grades. AP classes don't have any value, so yeah, and it's on 100 point scale. So I had a 93 you know, it's not like the best GP in the world. It's not the worst. I honestly, I feel like I did work very hard in high school. I was just, like, bad at some classes, Math, but yes. Knows a g p a. And then I'll also talk about the classes I took a little bit after, so I'm just gonna tell you guys my stats for test scores. So the highest I got in the S a. T was a 13 70 that was after taking it twice. And after that, I was like, You know, I'm done with this like, I don't want to take this test again. So I decided to take the a C t. So I took the A C t. And I got a 31 and I was happy with 31 until I found out that it was basically the equipment of a 13 70 on the S a T. U. So I was like, Okay, I really just played myself. So I decided to take a seat, Egan and my goal is to get a 32. And like after that, I would stop and say good riddance to standardized testing it. So luckily, I did get a 32 on my second try, and that's what I sent to N Y. U and all the other colleges I applied to you, I believe, like the middle 50% a C t for you is about 29 2 33 So I was, like, definitely more within that range so personally through high school, I didn't take anything. That was like a crazy created course load. But I definitely liked to challenge myself. So in ninth and 10th grade, I didn't take any AP classes. But I took honors classes for English social studies and Matt and for science. I always took regents. If you are from New York, you know what regions is but basically just means like regular level. Um, And then in 11th grade, I took a peek, language or composition, and ap U. S history. I ended up getting a five on both of those exams. But I don't even think colleges see your AP score unless you send it to them. So just like try to do well in the class. If you do well on the exam, that's a plus, so yeah, and then also I know it's senior year, but definitely you still have to keep up your course load and your grades strings in years. So this year I am taking three AP classes. Yeah, definitely. Just say tried to, you know, go on upwards trajectory in high school. Even if you start out freshman year, not the most amazing grades, just try to work harder and harder. Um, every year I would definitely recommend when it comes to AP classes, just take a peek losses that you genuinely want to take and that you're good in that subject area. Don't just like taking Ap classes. Just like have another evening class on your transcript because, I don't know, I kind of just be miserable. So, for example, for me, I was going to take a pee computer science this year. Oh, I don't know what possessed me exactly, Too late even put that idea in my brain. But it was there to give you some contacts, like I took computer science for a year last year and like I don't even know how to code a sentence. So, like, I would just be miserable in AP Computer Science. So I'm really glad I didn't take it. And just know that, like, the difference between, like, maybe one or two AP classes under transcript is most likely Not this way. Um, in admissions decision. So, yeah, just do AP classes that you like and are interested in. Um, you know, don't make yourself miserable, but yeah, that's my advice. Particulars. So this is another big part, the college application process. So if you guys don't know on the common app, that's where you was all your extracurriculars, and you get about 10 slots to list them. So I'll just run through what I had quickly. I didn't use all 10 slots. You definitely don't have to. It's okay if you don't fill up all the spots, But this is what I had. So for stuff that I actually had a position in, like, an actual title, I put first, so I Well, I'm still in high school, a high school still going on, But I'm just gonna say this in the past tense. Where? So I put that I was the president for French Club. I was a director for social media advertising for my school's writing center. Um, I put that I was a captain for gymnastics and I had also done it since ninth grade. Um, and I like, gotten some, like awards and honors in it. So, you know, put that too. I thought that I was a writer for a magazine outside of school, and I put my job, Um, and then for other things, I put that I didn't have a title. I felt like a member for key club member for photography club, a youth group and cross country and after track. My advice, really, eyes when it comes to extracurriculars, is do what you love in love what you do, I would say, Don't feel the need to be well rounded. I read somewhere that colleges really look to make more. They look to make a well rounded class, not necessarily to admit well rounded people. So don't feel the need to, like, place for playing instrument and be like some like research lab assistant to be well rounded. If you happen to do all those things and you just do them because you like them, then go ahead. But definitely don't feel the need to join a bunch of random stuff. So you're like, well rounded. Also another piece of advice for extracurriculars. If there are clubs or organizations or groups around you, that interest you, um, definitely create your own. I think colleges love to see when people start the room clubs or, like businesses, organizations, just seeing people who take initiative and our innovative. So, yeah, I definitely recommend doing that. Next thing I'm going to talk about is the N Y u um, supplement. So it's kind of a long question. I don't remember what exactly it said, but basically all they're asking you is why and why you? In the first paragraph, I just talked about my what I really liked and what I was passionate about, which was creating videos like filming, editing the whole process of that. And then I kind of did a little like transition that I talked about how this relates to N Y U and what I would be doing there. So, of course, I said that I need to be in tissue all arts. I said, My intended major, which is film and television production, definitely be specific state like a specific class that you want to take or a specific club or a specific professor. Just be very specific. And why use a huge school? So just let it be known what exactly you will be doing if you are admitted? They're So I talked about a specific program they have that I wanted to you, which is doing a drum major and fill the television production and doing a major in business. So I talked about that. So I wrote a really, like, cringing line at the under my essay. Like, I don't know what possessed me to do this, but oh, my God, I wrote I'm not exactly sure what I'd like to. I'm not exactly sure what I'd like to pursue post graduation, but if I attend and you I know the skylines, the limit Yeah, don't be cringing as me, but okay, also, but one major thing to not do in this essay is to make it all about New York City. So I mean, obviously in New York City is a huge part of N y u. But they're really asking why you want to go to N y. U Not why you want to live in New York City. So definitely make your focus more about and why you It definitely doesn't hurt to mention the city because obviously there's so many opportunities there. And that's basically why, like so many people attend and why you? Um yeah, I just don't like me get all about the city like that's kind of basic. So yeah, that's a pretty and why you advice. But I think I'm going to make a separate video about the portfolio process for a pint. And when you tish specifically for film and television Because I know when I was applying, I searched for, like, and advice video about how to get to test for television. And there's like no one who did that. I saw a lot of people who did it for drama majors, but not a lot of people did for film and television. So I might do that as the next video. Definitely. Let me know if any of you guys are interested in that. And yeah, I hope this video helped you guys out just like you. Some insight into my experience, Waas. So yeah, I'll see you guys next time and thank you for watching I How do you know? Like what I have no idea what I'm gonna wear. This is, um, the latest addition to my pajama collection there so Christmas, but I don't care. Okay, so we just got done eating breakfast. Now we're gonna head to our first class. It's looking pretty nasty outside. So So we just got out of our first class. We just got Well, I just got out of Spanish, which I love my teacher, but it has to be the hardest class I've ever taken. Guys, right now it's about, um 9 30 We just left the dorm or trying to goto Trader Joe's to get some stuff for some healthy shakes for tomorrow. Know that tomorrow morning, I'm not gonna feel like making a protein shake, so I'm just gonna see if I can buy one. We just got back from Trader Joe's. Got this organic vitamin D added whole milk yogurt, peach smoothie. It's a really good source of calcium and protein as organic milk and organic peach puree. So too right free. I knew it. That's what I said, right? I got Aria women's wellness protein powder. So basically, what you do is you put two scoops of this to around eight fluid ounces if they're cold water or milk. And lucky for me, I have both. Then I got these little tasting pomegranate seeds, which I'm gonna bust open tonight. We're waking up at, like, 77 30 tomorrow to go to the gym and then we're gonna go Thio are 11 o'clock class. I'm now. I'm just gonna go over to Alice's apartment. We're gonna maybe do some. No, we're not gonna do homework. I'm gonna start watching a TV show and I have a fire safety inspection. Cute piece. Good morning, everybody. Oh, that's a nice building. I am here with Alex right now. It's almost eight o'clock. We're meeting some friends to go to the gym. I'm actually super excited. My water bottle. No, we're excited. Come on. Oh, my gosh. But it's a really beautiful morning. It's sunny. It's a great day, like, start up. And, um, that's it. That's all I have to say. I will try to film some at the gym. Depends on the environment. So I'll catch you guys later. Okay? So I just got back from the gym. It's 9 20 right now, and it was good. It was really really relaxing, actually. Not like relaxing in the sense where like it, like, calmed my mind down, Not relaxing in the sense that I liked did nothing. I did waits, glutes, abs. And then I got tired. So we left. And then I went to the aster plate and I got a skinny GS movie. Now I'm going to take a really quick shower. I'm going Thio, do my hair and then I'm going to get dressed for the day, throw on some eyebrows, some lipstick and that's that's what it is. We have two classes today. We have Spanish and we have writing the essay, so I'll sort of maybe talk to you, like along the way. And it's such a gorgeous day, like after Spanish. I'm gonna go get, like, salad or something, and I'm gonna sit somewhere and it's gonna be really pretty end. I'll try to film that, and I'm gonna go to my second class and then after that, after Meet a friend for Stilic study. And that's all we have planned for today. Silver, See you later. So I just I got some coffee for my favorite bangle plays, but now I'm going to see if I can take you guys to Washington Square Park because it's beautiful in the fall, I'm going runway. I'm going the wrong way. I just made it to the park. Can't wait to show you. So I'm sitting in the park taking a quick break Look at these trees just to give you an update. It's a bound 3 30 I'm walking home from my second and last class. Look, See, I really don't have any eyebrows. Like, do you see what I'm talking about? Like to use the Andes amusing like it's just so beautiful in New York right now. Okay, so now people are starting to stare. I got Hey, guys, A few hours has passed. Now I'm getting dinner with me. No, by myself. Actually, I got like, Robin and I got a plan. Teen, some pizza, a nice variety, all of the food. All right, ladies and gents, we just left the apartments were gonna hop on the train to Brooklyn, okay? Somebody walked in the elevator, so it stopped filming. So all of you guys, when we get there, we made it. We're looking for the old Yeah, that we're staying in tonight What if I got a room? Shall we get a room? How much is the room? Like minded, I think. Okay, this is crazy. Hello. So I was just editing the clips that you just watched, and I realized that I never really explained where we were, why we were there or anything of the sort. So I'm really sorry if that was choppy or that didn't make sense. But basically, what happened is my friend Mary Alma and I I went to the one hotel by the Brooklyn Bridge. Um, I really love going to like fancy hotels, looking around, seeing what's up, See if I ever want to stay there because I don't live in the I live in New York now, but I don't usually live in New York. And Mary Alma came because Shawn Mendes was staying in the hotel, I think, that night before the Victoria's Secret fashion show the next day. So she thought it would be fun to really possibly saw him. We didn't end up seeing him, but it's fine. We went to, like the upstairs lounge and the rooftop area, and it was super fun and insanely gorgeous as you just saw the views were breathtaking. On one side was the Statue of Liberty, and on the other side was the Brooklyn Bridge. And then after that, we went to the River Cafe. That was where all the pretty lights were on the trees. It was right next to the hotel. So we just went there to film afterwards. Back to the video. Good morning, everybody. It's Thursday and I'm exhausted. But I'm gonna go print something up and go to class already. We're on our way to our first class of the day. I'm a little late, but that's okay. I have two classes today. You have the new student seminar, which is like a mandatory class for each student to take when they come to you. And then I also have Mac later. But this is a really nice breakfast place. It's called Smith. Sami Robinson was just there, and I missed her. But yesterday there was like this huge film truck parked outside. I think they were shooting some sort of movie. But today I'm so sore like everything just like, hurts so much because not only did I get out of bed with my thighs like killing because the work that I did yesterday was super intense. But I also got up and, like, immediately stubbed my toe on my roommate's bed. It's a really good thing I live in the city because it's not like you have to walk everywhere. You guys after my class, right? Here we go. So we're at Bluestone way. See, I slaughter days of ice cream shot of espresso. So? So it's about 5 30 Maybe about right now. And I have to go meet my friend to practice for our Spanish oral exam tomorrow. Guys, we just finished rehearsing Spanish. We're famished. So we're gonna go get some food, but we're all Spanish out. We have an oral exam tomorrow, and we're so nervous what we're gonna do. Really? Well, all right, I will catch up with you guys at the restaurant. Hello, everybody. And now I'm taking down the Halloween decorations. So much work. Wow. Uh, the rest of my night is gonna be pretty boring. Mature. Morning. I have class until, like, two. Then I'm gonna get dressed, and I'm gonna go meet my friends, Going to a little event at the hotel where, like her friends, staying at, which is gonna be super fun. And then after that, I'm gonna finish packing my clothes and some things that I want to take back home for the weekend. So excited. I'm gonna see my high school play. We're gonna meet up with some friends, but I think I'm gonna end of log here. So I hope that you guys enjoy this video and you should totally subscribe. And you should like. And you should comment on banking on the whole ordeal. You know how it goes. You're very familiar with this concept, I believe. And, um Bye, guys. Thank you so much for watching. Hey, guys. So I wanted to give you a quick tour of my dorm so that you can see what it's like in here. Um, everyone gets their own desk, their own bed and their own set of drawers. Eso you have enough room for all your clothes? Everything. There's even a closet. The nice thing about palladium is that they're actually walk in closets, so it's a pretty big space you can see. And there's enough side one for your roommate, One for you. Um, but yeah. So here's my bed. Put up some pictures because, you know, college on DH, then? Yeah. You have your desk for homework or books or make up. Mostly, um and yeah. So are dormant. Room is pretty small, but that's because in play diem and sweet style so we have a common room as well. Uh, this is our common room right here. We put up some light so that everyone can see I'll show you the view. We don't actually have a street view, but palladium has a courtyard because there's a dining hall down in the middle. So this is what you see if you look out, um you can kind of see into other people's rooms, so we try not to do that that much in each sweet. They also have a kitchen, which has been super helpful this year. A lot of sophomores that I know actually don't have meal plans any more because they've decided that they just want to cook for the whole year, which is super great for them. Uh, here's a quick shot of our bathroom, so you can see, uh, you had a shower toilet sink. We put up these cool shelves because there's a lot more space this way on one of our mirrors even opens up like a little compartment, so it's pretty cool. Um, and yeah, that's our suite. Hey, guys. So right now I'm gonna show you what the subway looks like, Right near Washington Square Park. It's called West fourth. We're going to go put some money on my stuff. The subway is definitely my main form of transportation besides walking. If you ever want to go uptown, Brooklyn or anywhere, really take. Hey, guys. So this is my roommate, Christian on DH. He's going to help me answer some questions for you about what it's like to be here with you. Uh, Christian, You want to tell them what your major is and where you're from? So Christian has an interesting experience. And I where he actually got here in a different course that he wanted to. You want to tell them I got in for premed. But I'm not doing that anymore because I hate math inside. Try switching toe mcc, which is media, culture and communications. Yeah, it's a really cool program. My minder is actually in it because I'm learning about arts business. So I got to take business classes at the Stern school, and I get to take them in an artsy way. So I learned how to use it within my industry too. On a Christian. What is your favorite and your least favorite thing about you? Oh, definitely. How expensive is my least favorite life? That's true. Yeah, yeah, Favorite they give us like a lot of life, not like attention, but they look like they kind of cater to our needs, like letting us choose our classes. And, Yeah, that's tough, Definitely. And what do you think? What's your favorite thing to do in New York? Or for everything that you've done so far. I like staying at home with my friends. Yeah, that's true. Honestly, New York is amazing, and you can go out and find something fun every single day. Uh, but if you want to just hang out and chill with your friends at home, we do that all the time. And I can definitely say that it's worth it if you just want to hang out with people that you love. Um yeah, All right. Hey, guys. So right now we're gonna go take a tour of Lipton Dining Hall, which is the dining hall directly in my building. Next Washington Square Park. Let's go. A little back area back here. Yeah, Little ice cream section, ice cream. This is it. What a sweet fruit stand. I'm here with some real life and what I used to do a little something to say about you. It's good, actually. Good. Yeah, I was a little bit. There's so many options. But if you want to get a burger, just be ready to wait in line for like thirty. But you can also order things on your phones. What? What is that? Yeah. Just like you like, I think. Ready by the time you want. Do you have any opinions? Yes, I think down scene has been my source of life for every breakfast. Third North's breakfast is not good. Everything else besides brunch is not gonna play him. Yeah. What is palladium Brunch. Have you ever been to a place? You've never been to palladium? Why let me talk about so late? Brunch is one meal, so you go in there. I think it's eleven to three on Sundays, and it's literally unlimited like it's there's so much food, there's deserts. There's like cheese. There's a papaya juice found naked. And then there's like, There's steak and chicken and like everything you could ask for brunch on. And it's like, All here, right? It's all here. It's already all around here in the place. It's wonderful. Yeah, amazing. Thank you so much.