Please evaluate my chances

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By Student9 (Student9) on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 - 08:21 pm: Edit

Alright here it goes:

GPA: 3.9 UW
4.5 W

SAT I: 1210
expected score in Oct: 1350-1400

Approximate SAT II scores:
Physics: 750-800
MATH IIC: 750-800
Writing: 600-650

National Honor Society
CAptain of Varsity tennis team
Sate scholar athlete award
Mathematics Club
Martial arts student (more than 5 years)
Silver medal: City martial arts tournament
Teaching martial arts and Turkish
Guitar concerts
Academic Excellence award

What are my chances for these schools? (considering that I write good essays?)

MIT? (great interview)

Any opinions or comments would be appreciated.

By Calidan (Calidan) on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 - 08:24 pm: Edit

cornell is a good bet, but columbia, yale, and MIT are kinda big reaches (in my opinion). especially MIT with your SATs. try to get those up, and you have a pretty good shot! :)

By Student9 (Student9) on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 - 08:40 pm: Edit

Thanks Calidan.

I am applying for the Fu Foundation of Columbia SEAS.

Anyone else?

I forgot to mention that I am Canadian Citizen educated in the US, an International applicant.

By Student9 (Student9) on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 - 08:47 pm: Edit


By Student9 (Student9) on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 - 09:16 pm: Edit

I am definately guaanteed admission to Penn State University Park and College Park (U of MD) right?

By Student9 (Student9) on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 - 09:36 pm: Edit


By Student9 (Student9) on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 - 10:09 pm: Edit


By Obiwan (Obiwan) on Thursday, September 25, 2003 - 02:10 am: Edit

Student9, please do not BUMP your post more than once a day. It clutters up the board. If people have something to say, they will say it. In fact, you won't be able to stop them. Excessive bumping may lead to you being banned.

--Moderator Obiwan

By Wjk323 (Wjk323) on Thursday, September 25, 2003 - 03:19 am: Edit

Obiwan is pretty serious when it comes to "bumping." so take him seriously. are probably going to get into Penn State and U MD. LIke Calidan said, Cornell might be within your reach but schools such as Yale, MIT is kinda a long reach for you.
BTW, are you applying for financial aid?

By Student9 (Student9) on Thursday, September 25, 2003 - 09:00 pm: Edit

Yes I am, but it won't make a difference since Canadian citizens are also entitled to US federal aid. (I recieve the same aid as regular U.S. applicants)

And sorry for the excessive bumping.

So what needs improvement in my situation?
SAT scores, anything else?

What would be a necessary score range for me for entering Columbia SEAS?

I know that international admissions is very tough, especially at MIT.

By Serdu (Serdu) on Thursday, September 25, 2003 - 11:10 pm: Edit

Oh so good chances! Like me, the SAT's are the main thing you need to work on. study. I am approaching a 720 verbal, but i odnt wanna talk about the math :( Dont worry, I think you will get in, based on your stats!

By Student9 (Student9) on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 06:03 pm: Edit

Alright Serdu.

I appreciate everyone's opinion.

Good luck Serdu.

By Student9 (Student9) on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 08:23 pm: Edit

How important is the SAT II writing test for someone interested in engineering?

By Student9 (Student9) on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 08:41 pm: Edit

Can you all also rate my chances between 1 and 10?

10=best chance

I would really appreciate it

By Giants (Giants) on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 09:16 pm: Edit

I don't think you have much of a chance with your SAT as it is.

By The_Slc_Bug (The_Slc_Bug) on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 11:01 pm: Edit

I got a much lower verbal score on my SATs in comparison to a friend who goes to A&S Cornell (he had 750). Yes, it was a tough time for me in high school and that affected my performance, and the only place I faltered was the analogy section, but I proofread and correct the grammar in his papers for him-- and it usually takes a fair amount of editing.

SATs suck.

People get into selective colleges for various reasons. While you won't get in with an 800, there are much more important things than test scores. If you can make yourself SHINE, and I mean SHINE (and this is if you don't significantly improve your SAT), they will consider you for sure. Adcoms like personality. A number is just a number. Just show them who you are. If you don't get in, you can always try to transfer later.

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