|By Neelesh (Neelesh) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 08:29 pm: Edit|
weighted GPA- 3.95
ECs-key club, renaissance club, honor society, volunteer at hostpital for 4 years- 350 hours, summer jobs like sams club, in top 20% in school ranking, volunteer at science expo for 3 years, spanish club, cant remember more
Am i even close to these schools? Berkely, University of Miami, Rice, Brown, Yale, Washington University in ST.Louis,
|By Neelesh (Neelesh) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 08:30 pm: Edit|
oh, im from Idaho, and im asian indian, if that matters
|By Neelesh (Neelesh) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 08:54 pm: Edit|
how about DArtmouth, or Columbia
|By Dukedreamer (Dukedreamer) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 09:05 pm: Edit|
|By Neelesh (Neelesh) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 09:10 pm: Edit|
is that a none?? :-(
|By Ella05 (Ella05) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 09:38 pm: Edit|
It's a lottery. You have fewer chances than some and more than others. No one on this board knows a thing, so don't even bother asking. That said, go ahead and apply and tell us next April how close you were to these schools. ;-)
|By Neelesh (Neelesh) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 01:25 am: Edit|
|By Reidmc (Reidmc) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 02:45 am: Edit|
Based only on the information you've provided here, which will not be the only information you supply in your applications, all the schools you ask about are reaches and unlikely admits for you except for University of Miami. Boosting your test scores and/or your GPA next Fall may get you in the mix at a couple of them.
|By Perintastic (Perintastic) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 03:15 pm: Edit|
not to be an ass, but i doubt it. i have similar stats (higher GPA, slightly higher SAT, but fewer ECs) and the best school i got into was u of delaware. =/
do some more searching and find some schools you like that you might have a better chance at. there's really no saying with anything, but i'd hate for you to wind up not getting in anywhere.
|By Unluckycharms (Unluckycharms) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 03:24 pm: Edit|
Err... set your sights a little lower.
|By Jer728 (Jer728) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 03:31 pm: Edit|
If you can get your SATs into the 1400s you might have a chance at Wash U early decision. But yeah, you're in at Miami.
|By Dm101 (Dm101) on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 04:10 am: Edit|
First of all, take with a grain of salt the insulting comments of several of the above posters...
Neelesh, look, no one here can tell you where you can get in especially since, as Reid said, you'll submit more stuff to the colleges than you can here. If you write a stellar essay or have some hidden hook unrevealed here, you have a shot anywhere. Special situations have gotten people with similar or worse stats into top schools.
I agree with Ella: it's a crapshoot and I say, if after careful research and consideration of schools, you really like Yale or wherever, then go for it. Just do what everyone should--have a few backups.
|By Docarchitect (Docarchitect) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 02:28 pm: Edit|
Stop volunteering right now. More hours won't make a bit of difference.
Asian Indian? Very kewl.
University of Miami Yes, but why?
Washington University in ST.Louis Yes.
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 07:02 pm: Edit|
All of the schools on your list are high reaches except for the University of Miami which is a match, not a safety. I'd suggest you narrow down the schools on your current list to at most THREE schools and then concentrate on finding some good solid matches and safeties. The schools on your list are also all quite different - seems like you're just picking names based on prestige, not because they are necessarily a good fit for you. If you can let us know what you are looking for in a school, that might help us to make some suggestions for match and safety schools. Questions: size of school? location? social life? interests in majors? do you need substantial financial aid?
|By Glowingamy (Glowingamy) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 08:27 pm: Edit|
Docarchitect, it will make a difference to the patients
|By Kousuke (Kousuke) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 11:08 pm: Edit|
im not sure if you guys realized this but the 3.95 is a weighted gpa not an unweighted one. that being said i think your chances are Rice are not too good.
|By Syders11 (Syders11) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 12:00 pm: Edit|
you have a very good chance at these schools..i had a 1380 on my SAT and got into Wash U. I had some more ECS but around the same G.P.A. Don't let people discourage you from applying to these schools because many of them are looking for more than just perfect scores and perfect G.P.A.s. Of course still have safeties but also reaches.
|By Kousuke (Kousuke) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 01:11 pm: Edit|
whats your unweighted GPA?
|By Twojaw (Twojaw) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 01:36 pm: Edit|
What is your class rank? That might be real important. If you are in the top 2% then the lower SAT might not necessarily be that important. SAT II's? Academic difficulty? Being from Idaho might also be really important for the state quota thing ("we accept from all 50 states"). Otherwise, stat wise you are low for Yale, Brown, Berk, Rice and WashU. (Yale's AVERAGE SAT was 1500). Berkeley put a lot of emphasis on GPA but in difficult tract (IB especially)
|By Mom101 (Mom101) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 01:49 pm: Edit|
SAT is too low for the ivys unless a minority other than Asian. A white or Asian non legacy generally has an SAT score higher than the school's average by a fair bit. Focus on getting the score up.
|By Monoe (Monoe) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 04:20 pm: Edit|
You can get into all those schools. SATs are not that important. You need to be in the range, then other things outweigh SATs. Why else do colleges reject so many 1600s?
Cultivate and expound upon your interests. Find a few things that interest you and pursue them voraciously. Show colleges your passions.
Spend an exorbitant amount of time and thought on what your essay says about you.
|By Mom101 (Mom101) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 04:30 pm: Edit|
Your interests would have to be incredibly unusual to get into a top 10 school with an SAT score in the low 1300's if you are white or asian. That's about 100 points below average, and I'll repeat--a fact--whites and asians who do not have legacy or athlete status (and a few others) are above the school's SAT average in the vast majority of cases. In no way am I saying don't go for it, you may have incredible things going for you. But the truth is that the competition at school's you've mentioned, Dartmouth (which I interview for) and Columbia for example, is formidible and you will have to REALLY stand out with a below average SAT score.
|By Duke3d4 (Duke3d4) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 06:06 pm: Edit|
Mom, race doesn't matter if your white or asian, STFU
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