Modest chances for a hard working international





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By Theplaymaker (Theplaymaker) on Saturday, October 18, 2003 - 10:44 pm: Edit

Im an international student wondering what my chances are at Tulane University. Here are my stats, rate my chances.
*P.S. Im using my brothers account, we are not the same person.

1540 SAT
34 ACT
SAT 2: 800 MATH 2c, 800 Writing, 780 Physcs, 800 Spanish, 720 Literature, 740 French.
GPA: 4.7
Hardest work load, all AP's.
Physics-5
Calculus BC-4
English Comp-5
Biology-5
Chemistry-5
European History-5
Macroeconomics and Microeconomics-5
Art-5

EC's
Captain of varsity basketball, and varsity soccer teams. (National player of the year for consecutive years in basketball)
Student Council President
President of NHS
Personero (Student body representative for board of directors.)
150 community service hours in high school
MUN commission president
Cheif Editor for newspaper
National Recognition in Academics award
Summer work at MIT and Boston College

So could someone tell me what my chances are? My brother says that its a good match for me, but I don't know much about the process of admission in the US. Nobody seems to answer in the other forum. If this college is too hard or whatever, please suggest other options.

By Y17k (Y17k) on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 05:08 am: Edit

im... why the •••• wouldnt tulane accept u?

personally i havent heard of tulane so im thinking its nowhere hard to get into as the ivies.

btw, with those scores, you have good chances at all top 10 scores

By Theplaymaker (Theplaymaker) on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 01:19 pm: Edit

What other colleges should I apply to then? Any ideas?

By Greekstyle (Greekstyle) on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 08:27 pm: Edit

Theplaymaker those are impressive stats. You should consider applying to the Ivy League universities.

If you are financially secure enough to pay for school without financial aid, then apply to a lot of the top-tier U.S schools. If you will be requiring financial aid, check each school's website to make sure they offer need-blind financial aid to international students (as schools are split on this topic).

Apply to the Ivy League schools which you think are appropriate for you, as well as some of the top non-Ivy League schools such as Stanford, RICE, Georgetown, Berkeley, Duke etc. Obviously you will have to choose the school that is right for you, according if you want to live in urban/rural area, if you want a school with many students or few students etc.

By Theplaymaker (Theplaymaker) on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 08:48 pm: Edit

thanks

By Gabypa (Gabypa) on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 08:57 pm: Edit

I agree with Greekstyle. You have great stats and a lot of school leadership.

Where are you from?
"Personero" is a hint but doesn't suffice, hehe.

Central, South America, perhaps?

Btw, I'm Peruvian.

By Theplaymaker (Theplaymaker) on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 09:17 pm: Edit

Colombia actually

By Gabypa (Gabypa) on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 09:25 pm: Edit

Cool!!

Pero eres Colombiano, Colombiano, o simplemente un extranjero en Colombia?

Es chistoso, pero una gran parte de nuestros "stats" son bastante, bastante parecidos.

Estudias dónde en Colombia? Bogotá, Cali?

By Theplaymaker (Theplaymaker) on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 09:40 pm: Edit

Soy Colombiano en Colombia, estudio en Bogota.

By Gabypa (Gabypa) on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 09:42 pm: Edit

Chévere!

Que tengas mucha suerte!

By Sidis (Sidis) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 07:53 pm: Edit

Hola! yo soy de Ecuador! Estudio en Quito, y tambien espero estudiar en los EEUU. Lo que no entiendo es como Theplaymaker puede tener APs en Colombia, y hacer cursos en el MIT (Salvo que tenga mucho dinero...?) Y como carajos lograste tener un 1540 en el SAT! (cuanto en el Verbal?)

Supongo que mis stats no son tan espectaculares, tengo un 1320 (en una prueba de practica, con 700m y 620v) pero sigo con el animo para la prueba de verdad...

Saludos y suerte para los dos.

Sebastian

By Sidis (Sidis) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 07:58 pm: Edit

Hey BTW, what other colleges are you applying to?

Myself: Trinity, Hampshire, Grinnell, Macalester, and others

By Sidis (Sidis) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 08:03 pm: Edit

Hey BTW, what other colleges are you applying to?

Myself: Trinity, Hampshire, Grinnell, Macalester, and others

By Gabypa (Gabypa) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 08:19 pm: Edit

Hola, Sidis!

Jaja, me encanta encontrar otros latinos por aquí. Somos tan escasos! (Puro asiático hay en este forum, no? Jaja)

Como sea, les deseo buenísima suerte a los dos.

Ah, Sidis, es posible tomar AP exams en cualquier colegio americano. Bueno, si quieres llevar los cursos mismos en los colegios - ahí necesitas estar inscrito en uno, por supuesto.

Sobre lo del SAT, es posible. :-) (Estoy esperando que lleguen mis notas del examen de octubre. Deséame buena suerte! Ya les contaré de los resultados luego.)

Sidis, ten en cuenta además que SATs no son todo.

Asumo que Theplaymaker fue a algún tipo de Summer School? Pero en MIT? Los únicos programas en MIT que conozco son RSI (ULTRA SELECTIVO) y MITES2 (para minorities), pero que yo sepa ambos sólo aceptan a ciudadanos gringos o a gente de países que tengan "conexiones" con RSI.

Para darte una idea, yo apliqué a RSI y recibí una respuesta bastante disilusionante. Básicamente, me dijeron que era espectacular, pero que por ser peruana (RSI no tiene sponsorships con Perú), no podía entrar. Bah.

Una mierda.

Al final la tipa dijo que iría a forward mi file a MIT.

Quién le cree.

(Sigh)

No sé, no sé... Yo también estoy interesada en ese asunto de MIT. Tal vez el OP sea Colombiano-Americano (lo que ayudaría para MITES2 por diversity), o, quién sabe, tal vez Colombia sí esté afiliada a RSI! (Lo que, para ser franca, sería una sorpresa :-( )

Pero como sea.

Bueno, ahora me voy.

Chau, chau, y no se pierdan de vista!

By Sidis (Sidis) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 09:36 pm: Edit

En efecto, hay BASTANTES asiaticos en este foro (La gran mayoria, con stats impresionantes). Bueno, viendo tus buenos resultados en el SAT me he decidido a estudiar un poco mas a ver si llego a los 1400 (pero realmente 1500+ es increible... debes ser muy inteligente, o hablar bien el ingles claro) Como mi ingles no es perfecto, apenas llego a un 620 en verbal aunque pienso llegar al 650-670 antes de la prueba (y aumentar un poco mas mi math, tengo 700 por ahora, esque soy muy descuidado y malo para las pruebas...)

Bueno, ya te imaginaras la tension por tener una buena prueba, parece como si todo dependiera de ese resultado porque me abriria muchas puertas. Bueno, y despues de Harvard, que otras universidades tienes en mente? Que piensas estudiar?

Yo voy a estudiar fisica pura y arte (mis dos pasiones)

Saludos

Sebastian

By Alise (Alise) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 09:41 pm: Edit

good god i wanted to post something but i got distracted by all the spanish.
oh yeah, Theplaymaker, its people like you that make me wanna withdraw my ED for columbia. you definately have what it takes for the ives. I'd apply to Harvard if i were you.

By Sidis (Sidis) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 09:48 pm: Edit

whoops.. double post

By Theplaymaker (Theplaymaker) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 09:59 pm: Edit

Heh, nah man dont worry, apply to Columbia ED and I wont apply there at all. I want a good business major and Columbia doesn't have that. UPenn, MIT, and Berkeley are the only top schools I'm thinking of right now. I think im going to copy my brother and go to law school aftwerwards. Sounds like a good idea, although a degree from MIT would probably be enough in today's world.

By Leejwwc (Leejwwc) on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 07:42 pm: Edit

Hola!


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