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By Nyyankees408 (Nyyankees408) on Thursday, September 25, 2003 - 07:17 pm: Edit

I am having real issues in where to apply and whether to go early decision or not. I would like to major in business and here are my

choices:
Emory E.D.,
Wake Forest,
University of Illinois-Urbana,
Boston University
Case Western Reserve University,
Tulane University,
Syracuse University,
University of Maryland at College Park,
Indiana University at Bloomington,
Pennsylvania State University
Brandeis University,
University of Michigan Ann-Arbor.


My stats are as follows:

650 Verbal, 630 Math (retaking Oct. 11th should raise math at least 20 points)

560 Bio SAT 2s on score choice (probably not releasing)...took with only a college prep Bio class

Math IC and Writing to be taken on Nov.1 (Not sure what to expect, hopefully in the 600's range for Math and in high 600s-700s for Writing)

Class Rank will hopefully be in 10% range.

Recommends are from two very bright Harvard educated teachers, and are hopefully pretty helpful.

Essay is in the works, but is about music and seems pretty good at this point.
Grades:
Freshman: Algebra B-, Earth Science B+, English A-, French 2 B+, Guitar 2 B+, Health B+, World History A-

Sophomore: Art 1 A-, Biology A-, English HON B, French 3 A-, Geometry B+, Health B+, World History A-

Junior: African/Latin America Issues HON A-, Chemistry A, Economics HON A, English 3 HON A-, French 4 A-, PreCalc/Trig B+, US History HON A-

Senior: Physics HON (probably C or C+), French 5 A-, Calculus B+, AP Psych B+/A-, English A-/A, Intro to Java Programming HON A- ***(these grades are unknown at this time and are just a rough guess)***

Extra C's:
Worked 3 jobs in High school (Freshman year at Restaurant), Sophomore/Junior Year at CVS Pharmacies, Senior Year at Dry Cleaners. 4 Years on School Newspaper (Senior Year Editor). Investment Club member Junior/Senior. Volunteered 2 hrs per week junior year at Children's Library. Town Rec. League Basketball (9-12), Town Rec. League Baseball (9,10). Played Guitar since age 11, Songwriter. JV Track Sophomore year. Won Runner-Up in StockMarket Challenge Junior Year (stocksquest.com school wide). Rec league B-ball champs 9th, 10th grade.

Caucasian Male/Jewish, Father is physician/assoc. prof at Brown...attended Brandeis and Rush Med. Mother is a social worker with masters from Boston University, undergrad from Univ. of Buffalo. Grandfather got doctorate from Boston University also, and uncle taught there. Sister attends Brandeis.

Please be blunt about your opinions at how I will fair at each school's admissions office...here''s a little bit of into as far as acceptance ratios go for each of where I am applying.

Emory University--ED: about 56-62% Acceptance
Wake Forest University--41% Acceptance
Boston University--58% Acceptance
Case Western Reserve University-78% Acceptance
Tulane University 56% Acceptance
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign--60%
Syracuse University--69% Acceptance
University of Maryland at College Park--43%
Indiana University at Bloomington--81% Acceptance
Pennsylvania State University--57% Acceptance
Brandeis University--42% Acceptance
(source usnews 2004 rankings).

Thanks a lot in advance, if you need anymore information from usnews feel free to ask!

By Nyyankees408 (Nyyankees408) on Thursday, September 25, 2003 - 11:42 pm: Edit

bump before I get lost in the crowd :)

Also to update I am thinking of not applying to UMich since it is very, very difficult to get into out of state... and instead maybe applying to Umass-Amherst Sports Management Program as a safety. What do you think?

By Rubenizm (Rubenizm) on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 12:32 am: Edit

I'm not so sure about Emory ED, but most of the other ones look good.

By Nyyankees408 (Nyyankees408) on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 06:58 am: Edit

Thanks Rubenizm,

It seems I might forget about applying to Emory E.D. because of the fact that it's binding. Also the business school is a seperate entity you must apply to junior year (i.e. if you don't get in and that's what you want to do you have to transfer...). My application probably isn't good enough anyways :)

By Nyyankees408 (Nyyankees408) on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 01:01 pm: Edit

Do you think I should apply to Emory regular or would I have a better chance at U Mich than Emory?

By Nyyankees408 (Nyyankees408) on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 09:57 pm: Edit

bump

By Nyyankees408 (Nyyankees408) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 12:37 am: Edit

bump


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