Harvard RD chances.

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By Sandersan (Sandersan) on Saturday, December 27, 2003 - 01:21 pm: Edit

1530 SAT 780 m, 750 v
-800 2c
-770 american history
-800 Writing
-700 physics

-1/389, 4.0 UW, 5.2778 W (6.0 for AP, 5.0 for honors)
-APs taken:
-AP European 4
-AP Statistics 5
-AP American History 5
-AP Physics B 5
-AP Latin Catullus/Horace 4
-AP Calculus BC 5

Sr year
-AP Environmental
-AP Literature
-AP Government
-AP Latin-Vergil
-Advanced Math Topics (class my school offers that is weighted as an AP, but there is no corresponding exam)
-Econ 010 class at local university, received an A

-2 years of JV baseball, sportsmanship award during Sophomore year
-Worked throughout all Junior and Senior year 10-15 hours a week during school
-Boy Scouts, received Order of the Arrow Distinction
-National Merit Commended
-Student Government Senator all four years of hs, served on executive board during jr year
-Co-President of Debate Club
-President of Math Club
-Vice-President of Latin Club
-Began a Teenage Republican chapter in my county, served as Chairman of organization
-Served as Membership Director and Director of Voter Registration on state Teenage Republican board
-Served as a Page in State Senate and House
-Nominated to be a United States Senate Page
-Interned in local congressmen's re-election office
-Attended Teenage Republican Leadership conference, raised all 800 dollars of trip from state politicians
-Worked on several local campaigns
-Attended Academic Workshop at the United States Military Academy
-Placed 3rd in Physics at the College of Charleston Competition
-Placed 3rd at Elon University math competition
-National Honor Society
-Latin Honor Society
-Play Piano, was admitted to regional guild (have to audition to be accepted)
-Should have two very strong recommendations
-Essay should be solid

Any comments would be appreciated.

By Spacechic20 (Spacechic20) on Saturday, December 27, 2003 - 01:51 pm: Edit

I see that you have a lot of activity in Republican events. Be careful, the Ivy's are very liberal.

By Scarletgirl (Scarletgirl) on Saturday, December 27, 2003 - 03:08 pm: Edit

Being a conservative is an advantage bc ivies are so liberal...as long as you appear unrednecklike and not too overbearing with your republican ideas.

By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Saturday, January 03, 2004 - 04:19 pm: Edit

Where else are you applying? And where are you from?

By Masamune707 (Masamune707) on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 05:26 am: Edit

oh hehe color me ignorant but...i thot princeton was considered conservative...? hm no? lol

By Sooky6 (Sooky6) on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 01:35 pm: Edit

None of the Ivy administrations OR student bodies could be described as "conservative", except relative to one another to some degree. They are all dominated almost exclusively by political liberals. Buy in my experience, I've seen no difference in acceptances, with stats being held equal, between students of with different political backgrounds/activities.

What sticks out to me in your ECs are (1) work experience during school, which shows commitment and character (2) political EC leadership. Academics excellent across the board but nothing that leaps of the page. I think you have a tossup chance, which is as well as anyone can do RD!

By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 04:23 pm: Edit

Hope you also looked at Dartmouth, Stanford, Colgate, Cornell, Georgetown, UVA, Williams, Amherst, and Middlebury, among others.

By Sandersan (Sandersan) on Thursday, January 08, 2004 - 11:22 pm: Edit

I'm from Virginia, I'm also looking at Wharton, Columbia, and Georgetown among others. By the way, I was deferred at Yale along with the just about everyone else. Sometimes I feel that if I couldn't cut it at Yale than I don't have a shot in the dark at Harvard, but I don't know, I guess I'll have to wait and see.

By Hegemonhenenen (Hegemonhenenen) on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 09:27 pm: Edit

Quick, do something liberal! Then you'll be seen as a moderate=)

By Thenamek (Thenamek) on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 09:35 pm: Edit

You might be admitted, you might be rejected, or you might be waitlisted.

Hope this helps.

P.S. Any other "informed opinions" you receive from this board should be taken with a large grain of salt - unless, of course, Mr. Fitzsimmons has a habit of posting here . . .

By Sandersan (Sandersan) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 12:55 am: Edit

I guess I forgot to mention this elsewhere, but I'm Chinese, in case you guys were thinking I was a good ole' boy from the south.

By Hegemonhenenen (Hegemonhenenen) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 06:33 pm: Edit

Once a conservative, always a conservative

*except in Senator Robert Byrd's case

By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 06:52 pm: Edit

Sandersan, since I'm guessing you were born here, you're American, not Chinese.

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