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Discus: What Are My Chances?: September 2003 Archive: Chances @ Chicago and WUSTL
By Anduin (Anduin) on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 01:42 am: Edit

I know that no one's a lock at Yale, Harvard, and (to a lesser extent) Brown, but would you be so kind as to rate my chances at the University of Chicago and Wash. U?

Tests:
SAT I Verbal 770
SAT I Math 800
SAT II Math II/C 800
SAT II US History 800
SAT II Latin 750
ACT composite 36
BC Calc AP 5
Latin Vergil AP 5
US History AP 5

Grades and school stuff:
I go to an extremely, extremely competitive public (not magnet) school with lots of resources of which I have made extensive use.
Class rank: 36 out of 768
GPA 4.3 out of 4.0
Workload: The heaviest. I am in all AP classes this year, including a nationally regarded Chem-Phys program, and for math I am taking a Real Analysis course in conjunction with Northwestern University and the University of Chicago

EC's:
Math Team 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades
2nd in state on Junior level individual contest in 2003
Member of state champion frosh-soph relay team in 2002
Member of state champion Freshman team in 2001
Scholastic Bowl 10th, 11th, and 12th grades
Varsity co-captain 11th and 12th grades
I have been active in my church's youth group throughout high school
Tutoring 10th, 11th, and 12th grades

Summers:
1-week missions trip to Mexico
Participated in the 6-week Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics

Recommendations (I expect): Glowing, full of superlatives

If I'm missing any useful info lemme know.

Thanks.

By Anduin (Anduin) on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 01:56 am: Edit

One clarification:
I took BC Calc Sophomore year, Vergil and USAP junior year
One addition:
I will likely be working with a professor at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management on a project involving small-world network theory

By Girl (Girl) on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 12:54 pm: Edit

In my totally non-expert opinion, you have an awesome shot at U. Chicago and a great shot WUSL.

For both schools (esp. U Chicago), I also heard it is a bit of a benefit to NOT be from the midwest, but your scores/ECs are so stellar, I'm sure it won't matter much. Good luck!

By Pgs1300 (Pgs1300) on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 01:16 pm: Edit

You should get in easily,you can even push for a scholarship.Very good candidate.Please eval my stats under

Chances at RPI,MIT,U.MICH...

By Firebird12637 (Firebird12637) on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 03:48 pm: Edit

"GPA 4.3 out of 4.0"

if the maximum GPA is 4.0, how could u possibly get a 4.3??

what is your UW GPA??

By Anduin (Anduin) on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 05:26 pm: Edit

I can get a 4.3 out of 4.0 by the magic of weighted grades. I honestly don't know what my UW GPA is, sorry.

By Futureal (Futureal) on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 05:42 pm: Edit

how long have you studied latin for?

By Anduin (Anduin) on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 05:50 pm: Edit

This will be my fourth year of Latin, and second of AP.

By Anduin (Anduin) on Monday, September 01, 2003 - 02:18 am: Edit

Bumpity

By Reba616 (Reba616) on Monday, September 01, 2003 - 11:23 am: Edit

You have a 1570, perfect grades, an awesome class rank, and good ECs... why would you bother to post here asking that?

By Sosodef (Sosodef) on Monday, September 01, 2003 - 12:49 pm: Edit

you are wrong a 4.3 out of 4.0 gpa is not possible if your gpa is wieghted then its 4.3 out of 6.0

By Anduin (Anduin) on Monday, September 01, 2003 - 02:20 pm: Edit

To Reba: I posted the same reason almost all of the crazily qualified people who post on this board do so: to seek information and to shore up one's own insecurities.

To Soso: True, it would be 4.3 out of something greater than 4.0 (I would estimate somewhere in the neighborhood of 4.6). I'm not sure what you mean by 6.0; is that the way your school does it?

Thanks for the encouragement all


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