Chance at ivys and others

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By Jr8 (Jr8) on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 - 11:55 am: Edit

I'm a senior applying to a bunch of schools, of which many are very competitive: yale, mit, stanford, pomona, harvey mudd, williams, dartmouth, wash u, and bucknell. I'm looking to study engineering or some other science. What are my chances at those schools?


ethnicity: asian and caucasian

SAT I: 1570 (800 m, 770 v)
SAT II: 770 math iic, 800 physics, 770 writing
ACT: 34

Calc BC: 5
Physics: 5
US History: 3

GPA: 3.98 uw
rank: 4 of 356

most rigorous level available each year. AP Chem, AP English, AP Gov't and Calc III at local university this year.

basketball and soccer (9)
cross country and track (10-12)
varsity junior and senior years
captain in both sports senior year
ForUM: this club at our school that helps 8th graders make transition to highschool
Math Team
French Club
played violin for 7 years, guitar for 3
Model United Nations (9)

-outstanding jv and team player basketball (9)
-outstanding jv runner track (10)
-General Excellence Award (9th, given to one student in each grade)
-Outstanding Achievement in PreCalc (10th)
-Outstanding Achievement in Calc (11th)
-Caltech Signature Award
-Colorado School of Mines Medal of Achievement in Math and Science
-AP Scholar
-Invited to Youth Leadership Conference on Technology
-Invited to Presidential Classroom
-Model United Nations General Assembly Award (9)
some other stuff i can't remember

essays: pretty good i guess, one about the importance of music in my life and another about how i've lived all over the country and in japan

recs: should be awesome

By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 - 01:27 pm: Edit

You have a shot at all of the schools on your list. Best of luck.

By Bigman82085 (Bigman82085) on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 - 01:37 pm: Edit

This may seem nit-picky but I think MIT would give you more of a consideration if that SATII IIc score was 800. Besides that, you should have a good shot at getting in all of those schools.

By Kkgirl06 (Kkgirl06) on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 - 06:10 pm: Edit

Assuming that you applied regular decision for all of these, your range of chances (1500-1600 SAT range) would be:
Yale: 21.8-55.3%
MIT: 70.1-92.4%
Stanford: 38.2-73.7%
Dartmouth: 70.3-95.4%
These stats are from "The Early Admissions Game: Joining the Elite" (f.y.i.) Note that these percentages are based soley on SAT I scores, and your chances of admission could be positively or negatively affected by your other stats (i.e. GPA/rank, ec's, etc.)

By Jr8 (Jr8) on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 - 08:05 pm: Edit

anyone else?

By Riesenmy (Riesenmy) on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 - 08:21 pm: Edit

wow your stats are like identical to mine
i think you have a great shot at all your schools... please check out mine at "chances at about 8 schools"... it's creepy how similar we are... except i'm not asian.

By Jr8 (Jr8) on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 - 05:01 am: Edit

yeah we do have pretty similar stats...

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