I am a 2003 graduate of Francis Lewis High School. Upon graduation, I attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice. As a freshmen, I did not take my classes seriously. Like many of my fellow classmates, I spent too much time socializing and not enough time studying. I did not realize how two semesters of coursework could critically affect my academic standing. As a result, my G.P.A. was below average and I was extremely dissatisfied with myself. I looked back over my first year of college and thought about what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. It is not easy to look in the mirror and be honest about what is there but I knew if I wanted to succeed, I had no choice. After much reflection, I decided to change my major and transfer to LaGurdia Community College. Majoring in Business Administration, I applied myself, choosing to succeed in my educational career. My experiences at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and LaGurdia Community College are as different as night and day. This Spring, I will graduate from LGCC, and as of now, with 64 credits, my overall G.P.A. is 3.278.
Today, I am highly motivated and determined to move forward. My goal is to graduate with a B.S degree in Business Administration. I believe that New York University can help me meet my academic and personal goals. With a diverse campus and curriculum, I can pursue my objectives and grow academically and personally by taking part in the many programs available to students. NYU’s mentoring and networking programs will be especially beneficial. To be the best, you have to learn from the best. NYU is known for having the best instructors in the nation and providing opportunities to network throughout the city.
I plan to gain as much knowledge as possible to become a well-rounded person. NYU is the best place to accomplish that objective. Academic success is not just a result of excellent
curriculum. Academic success includes the extra-curricular activities that make up that curriculum. NYU is renown for providing its students with every needed resource, including hands-on experience. Teaching students to think outside the box is a NYU trademark. To be a part of such an outstanding community is an opportunity of a lifetime. I know that NYU can help me meet my academic and personal goals. I would be proud to make NYU my new academic home.