Am I overreaching in my school choice????





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Discus: What Are My Chances?: November 2003 Archive: Am I overreaching in my school choice????
By Letmein101 (Letmein101) on Sunday, November 23, 2003 - 01:34 am: Edit

Here are my stats. I'm getting a little low on confidence, and was wondering whether it was with good reason. Help me out please.

Asian Male

SAT I 1460 (740v,720m) retaking in January(hopefully +1500)
SAT IIs 770writing, 780IIC, 760IC, 740CHEM, 720US
GPA 5.65 on 5 scale, 4.65 unweighted
RANK 15/570 at #2 Public High School in IL
Currently in all AP classes
3 4s on APs, (EURO, US, MICRO)

ECs
Capitan(2 year)of Model UN
Vice President Habitat for Humanity
Varsity Tennis
Varsity Indoor Track
Math Team
Future Health Professionals of America

Research
Breast Cancer Research at UofI (study going to be published)

Work
-Direct Marketing Manager at #5 Investment Banking Firm, Fastest Growing Firm in the Nation
-Trade Checking Clerk at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Volunteer
100 Hours at Hospital

Internship
75 Hour Medical Internship

Honors/Awards
Best Delegate Awards at UN conferences, (UofI, MUNUC, SMUNC)
Gold Medal State Latin Exam
Varsity Letterman Tennis (Note: not good enough for collegiate level)
Varsity Letterman Track (Note: not good enough for collegiate level)
Full Scholarship to Leadership Academy
Others not so outstanding

DECENT TEACHER RECS
OUTSTANDING OUTSIDE RECS

Right now I'm Applying to HYP, Stanford, Penn, Brown, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Wash U, Vandy, Duke, UCberkley, UCLA

By Stillwaters (Stillwaters) on Sunday, November 23, 2003 - 03:40 pm: Edit

Decide where you really want to go. This list just looks like a laundry list of the most prestigious schools in America. Your stats are good but not amazing; if I were you, I would pick maybe two of the Ivies and leave the rest of your schools on the list.

By Fallentear04 (Fallentear04) on Sunday, November 23, 2003 - 03:52 pm: Edit

And make sure there's one clear safety just in case.


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