My ** Almost ** Final List





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By Tlaktan (Tlaktan) on Saturday, August 21, 2004 - 03:31 pm: Edit

Okay, I'll give you what I have so far.

GPA-Wise
3.741 Weighted
3.67 Unweighted (3.7 Rounded)
3.9 UC (4.1 with final points addition)
Most Rigorous Course Taken (Says the Counselor)
Class Rank: 29th out of 808

Test Scores
680 - Verbal
640 - Mathematics
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1320 - SAT I (May 2004)

700 - US History / 740 - World History / 780 - Writing

5 - AP English Language / 4 - AP Environmental Science / 3 - AP Art History

Current Classes
AP Biology
AP English Literature
AP US History
AP Psychology
JROTC
Tutoring
Statistics (Community College)
Principles of Mathematics I and II (It's a 2nd Tier Math Course, just below Statistics in tiering. Way above Algebra II, NOT a kickback course)

Next Semester Courses
All courses minus AP Psychology, which will be replaced with AP Macro-economics

Extracurriculars - Top Ones Only
JROTC - 4 yrs - Battalion Commander
World Affairs Council - 3 yrs - Sen. Student Rep.
Mock Trial - 3 yrs - President/Founder
Freedom's Foundation - 1 yr - Nat. Delegate
American Legion: Boys State - 1 yr - Judge of the Year/Superior Court Judge
International Relations Competition Team - 3 yrs - Team Captain

Sundry
Race: Korean-American
Location: Los Angeles, California
Intended Major: Political Science/International Relations
Linguistics: Tri-lingual (English, Korean, and Japanese)

Super-reaches
Georgetown University (Application P-I sent, Transcript Sent)
Northwestern University (Application P-I and P-II sent)
Notre-Dame University (Application P-I and P-II Sent)
University of California, Berkeley
University of Chicago

Reaches
University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor (Application in progress)
University of California, Los Angeles

Reach-Matches
New York University
Bowdoin College

Matches
George Washington University
University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Maryland - College Park
University of Rochester

Safeties
American University
Fordham University
Northeastern University

I need a few more matches and safeties; I also take suggestions on reaches.

I took a look at Macalester and a few other small liberal arts colleges, but I already ruled them out.

I also ruled out Boston College, because, well, I don't feel I'm qualified.

I also ruled out Boston University, because.. well.. I've heard not-so-good things about it.

I don't think I have a shot at Tufts or JHU, so I left those two off the list.

Any other suggestions?

By Tlaktan (Tlaktan) on Saturday, August 21, 2004 - 04:42 pm: Edit

/bump

By Jeffreysan (Jeffreysan) on Saturday, August 21, 2004 - 06:13 pm: Edit

just a note

I know people that got into UofM with significantly lesser stats. Then again I dont know how much of a factor in state residence is.

By Baltodad (Baltodad) on Saturday, August 21, 2004 - 11:57 pm: Edit

Maryland would be good for internships in Washington.

They have a variety of honors programs that elevate the quality of teaching above the norm. (Not sure you'd qualify for honors, however.)

By Tlaktan (Tlaktan) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 01:48 am: Edit

Thanks! Anything else? (I doubt I'd qualify for honors)

By C_Vasoontara (C_Vasoontara) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 01:18 pm: Edit

I would say if u are gonna apply to NW, U of Chicago, and G-town, I would say u should apply to both Hopkins and Tufts as well. As a matter of fact, Tufts is a little easier to get into than NW, Chicago, Hopkins crow. Should be a little higher than NYU and about the same as UCLA. Good luck!


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