Hoping for Georgetown

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By Gonavy5 (Gonavy5) on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 09:01 pm: Edit

Hey, I'm wondering what my chances of getting into Georgetown, Northwestern and Columbia are? Let me know what you think. Thanks!

ACT -31
SAT II Writing -660 Math IIC -670 US History 700
GPA 3.76
Class Rank -11/119
Lots and lots of e.c.a.

By Crnchycereal (Crnchycereal) on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 09:08 pm: Edit

Your scores are a little lacking for those three schools, especially for Columbia. Class rank is decent. But you're too vague in saying you have lots of extracurricular activity. That could very easily be a BAD thing. Schools aren't looking for a huge list of ECs, they're looking for dedication and distinction in a few.

By Gonavy5 (Gonavy5) on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 11:03 pm: Edit

Extracurricular Activities

Band - Lead Trumpet
Marching Band - Drum Major
JROTC - President
Cross Country - Varsity and Academic All-Conference
Musicals - Lead Role
Math and Science Team

Part Time Job as a Columnist for Local Paper
Lots of Community Service

By Thedad (Thedad) on Friday, November 14, 2003 - 01:08 am: Edit

It's not impossible but on the purely academics you're a little light across the board: class rank, GPA, tests scores. Your EC's aren't bad but I don't see anything that is going to make an adcom stop and say "Wow!"

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