In need of advice.....should I apply to these schools?





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Discus: What Are My Chances?: November 2003 Archive: In need of advice.....should I apply to these schools?
By Trojan1444 (Trojan1444) on Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 11:00 pm: Edit

I've already sent my Early Action app off to Georgetown, but I'm trying to decide exactly where else i'm going to apply, and I'd appreciate some honest comments on my chances at some schools.....

Besides Georgetown and various UC's, I'm thinking about applying to Brown, Penn and Stanford. Do I have any chance for those?


White male
large public school in Cali

GPA: 4.25 W, 4.0 UW
Class rank: 3 of 530

SAT I: 1530 (780 Verbal, 750 Math)
SAT II: 800 Math IIc, 800 Writing, 740 US History

AP's from junior year - English Comp (5), US His (5), Chem (3), Span (2)

AP's this year - Calc, Stats, Lit, Gov

EC's:

-Speech and debate team VP and manager (a few awards)
-News editor of school paper
-Varsity golf team four years
-School Site Council Rep
-I've created my own political commentary website (http://politics2004.blogspot.com)
-A few honors clubs, including math tutoring...

This last summer I:
-Interned for my state Senator
-Took a macroeconomics class at a local university (got an A)
-Went to Presidential Classroom.

I also went to "National Student Leadership Conference" last year.

National Merit Semi-finalist

Essay is about passion for politics.

HOW DO I LOOK FOR: Brown, Penn, and Stanford (I know that's a big reach, but everyone from my school applies there.)

By L0serchild99 (L0serchild99) on Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 11:03 pm: Edit

i think you've got a pretty good chance at all...everyone from your school applies to stanford, but there are only 2 ahead of you in the rankings...so go for it. lol

i know i'm not a big genius in college admissions, but your stats are awesome.

By Callofthewind (Callofthewind) on Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 11:08 pm: Edit

Your chances can be defined with the following expression: lim n-->infinity 1/n

By Trojan1444 (Trojan1444) on Sunday, November 16, 2003 - 03:19 am: Edit

hilarious

By Trojan1444 (Trojan1444) on Sunday, November 16, 2003 - 06:15 pm: Edit

bump

By Warriorlax22 (Warriorlax22) on Sunday, November 16, 2003 - 06:27 pm: Edit

"Your chances can be defined with the following expression: lim n-->infinity 1/n"

it diverges? i don't get it.

By Trojan1444 (Trojan1444) on Sunday, November 16, 2003 - 08:41 pm: Edit

again, bump

By Jimjunior (Jimjunior) on Sunday, November 16, 2003 - 10:02 pm: Edit

Good chances, that 2 in spanish might hurt considering your teacher awarded you straight A's in the course. Nothing is a guarantee

By Voigtrob (Voigtrob) on Sunday, November 16, 2003 - 10:21 pm: Edit

Warriorlax: as N approaches infinity, 1/n will get progressively closer to 0, but since we can't define infinity he's basically saying his chances are infinitesimally small. ;P

Uh your stats are totally sweet, haha. I think you have a very good shot at Stanford even, go for it.


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