|By Merugo (Merugo) on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 03:20 am: Edit|
ok, i've narrowed down my huge list to these schools: nyu, emory, cornell, northwestern, berkeley, plus a few safeties (Cal Poly, UCSB, Davis). but seeing all these posts, i'm worried that i won't get into any. tell me what you think.
SAT I: 710M/760V
SAT II: 780 Writing, 730 Math IC, 720 Chemistry (can you tell I'm not a math person?)
PSAT: 190 (not great, i know)
Class Rank: 56/386 (top 15%, my school is full of rich smart kids)
APs: AP US History, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP German
ECs: (here's what may save me)
Newspaper Staff: 4 years (3 years editor, 2 years editor in chief)
German Club: 4 years (2 years VP)
Cultural Dance Club: 4 years (2 years co-captain)
Speech Team: 4 years (captain 1 year, Distinction in national forensics league)
Debate Club: 3 years (sole member my soph year, captain 1 year)
Gay-Straight Alliance: 2 years (founding officer)
INTERACT service club: 1 year (founding officer, senior year)
Student Council: 1 year
American Mensa: member at age 17
Boy Scouts: active member for 11 years
Quill And Scroll Honor Society (HS journalists): 2 years
Varsity Letters: scholarship, newspaper, speech
Who's Who of American HS Students (yeah, yeah, everyone's on it)
High honor's in five Golden State Exams
proposed majors: international relations, communications, psychology
i know it isn't a very strong application compared to what usually goes to those schools, but do i have a shot at any of them? emory if i'm lucky??
|By Merugo (Merugo) on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 03:35 am: Edit|
oh, and i'm white. italian/polish.
|By Navygirl18 (Navygirl18) on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 04:47 am: Edit|
your stats are so good so i do not know why you would have to ask others about your chances.
you def meet the min requirements for all the schools.
|By Navygirl18 (Navygirl18) on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 04:51 am: Edit|
and i really do not get your statement of "can you tell i'm not a math person"
above 700 is really good.
this is nothing personal but if you think that you arent a good math person with that score, what about those who got 500+ or 600+? what are they then?
well, all the best.
|By Lhm501 (Lhm501) on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 11:08 am: Edit|
Your ecs look great & hopefully that will help overcome your biggest weakness: not in top 10% of your class. Many schools (like northwestern) have a very strong preference for top 10. However, with a good essay & recs and those wonderful ecs you may well overcome that issue--you certainly have a shot.
|By Merugo (Merugo) on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 01:56 pm: Edit|
thanks you guys. this was a real confidence boost for me.
oh, and about the math comment: i didn't mean that i was bad at math, but in comparison to my verbal/writing scores, it's pretty obvious where my priorities lie. i didn't mean to offend anyone with 5 or 600's, honest! it's just that most of the people i know have gotten a much higher math score on Is and IIs than on the equivalent writing/verbal test. maybe that will help me, maybe it wont.
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