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By Tvwatchesyou (Tvwatchesyou) on Monday, January 19, 2004 - 10:20 pm: Edit

Hey folks, another thread here looking for some predictions regarding admissions chances. I've done a lot of applications, from safeties to my dream school, but I'm not quite sure what to expect inbetween. Here are my credentials and hopeful colleges. Thanks for any input you can provide.

Penn State
Case Western Reserve
Carnegie Mellon - legacy: father (grad school), uncle
Johns Hopkins

Possible Poli Sci/Econ double-major

Top 5% in a class of ~225
~3.85 unweighted GPA
~3.95 weighted GPA

Senior schedule: as tough as my [public] school offers
Physics II (weighted)
German IV (weighted)
Psych/Econ (weighted)
AP English 12 (weighted)
Concert Band
Calc AB (weighted)
Intro Law
Biology II (weighted)

720 SAT I Math
730 SAT I Verbal

770 SAT II Writing
760 SAT II US History
710 SAT II Math 1C

5 on AP US History test

Eagle Scout & various BSA elected positions
Science Olympiad and several regional awards
1st chair in Wind Ensemble
Key Club
Habitat for Humanity
Model UN
Westinghouse Science Honors Institute (competing for a summer internship)
NHS, German Honor Society
Intramural Ice Hockey
Summer college program overseas at Cambridge - Int'l affairs, US/UK Intelligence, Brit Cultural History

White, middle-class kid, so no help there...

Anyway, I realize no one’s a genuine Ms. Cleo at this, but a few outside opinions do provide some peace of mind. Thanks in advance.

By Tvwatchesyou (Tvwatchesyou) on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 03:16 am: Edit

Anyone care to weigh in?

By Lanceuppercut (Lanceuppercut) on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 04:12 am: Edit

Penn State - hmmm, i dont know

Case Western Reserve - maybe, i dont really know

American- no clue

NYU - uhhh.. i dont know

Carnegie Mellon- you could get in there easily.
or not at all, i forget

Vanderbilt-not sure

Chicago - sorry, i have no idea

Cornell -i dont know

Johns Hopkins - maybe youll get into this school

Georgetown - or this one

Penn - or this one

Yale - or maybe this one....or none at all, i have no clue

sorry i cant be of more help

By Acennace (Acennace) on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 09:21 am: Edit

Penn State: IN for sure
Case Western Reserve: Not sure
American: 80% IN
NYU: 60% IN
Carnegie Mellon - legacy: father (grad school), uncle: 80% IN; univ hates to reject a legacy
Vanderbilt: Not sure
Chicago: 60% IN
Cornell: Flip of a coin
Johns Hopkins: Not sure
Georgetown: Not sure
Penn: Flip of a coin
Yale: Flip of a coin

Basically you have higher chance in non-ivy leaguers. IVYs flip a coin to decide the admission (!!!).

By Mlc328 (Mlc328) on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 08:49 pm: Edit

I'm a freshman in Penn now... here's my stats, for comparison:

Top 1% in a class of 550
Unknown unweighted GPA (My school didn't tell us)
4.8 weighted GPA (on a scale of Unweighted A+=4.6)

Senior schedule: public school, almost max load
AP Physics (weighted)
French V (weighted)
Human Conscience/Civil and Criminal Justice (unweighted)
English Honors IV (weighted)
Calc BC (weighted)
Western Civ (weighted)

750 SAT I Math
790 SAT I Verbal

780 SAT II Writing
780 SAT II US History
800 SAT II Math 2C

4 on AP US History test
5 on AP Calc BC
5 on AP Physics B

Marching Band Section Leader
1st Chair Wind Ensemble/Jazz/Pit
Treasurer of French Honor Society

White, middle-class from NJ

So, basically, I had better academic stats, but you beat me in EC's. I'd say, for any of the Ivy's you're applying to, you have a pretty good chance, and almost guaranteed (almost, not definitely) if you go Early Decision.

By Virgo007 (Virgo007) on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 10:10 pm: Edit

Penn State - In
Case Western Reserve -?
American - In
NYU -Good shot
Carnegie Mellon - legacy: father (grad school), uncle - Good shot
Vanderbilt - In
Chicago - In
Cornell - Good shot
Johns Hopkins - Ehh..
Georgetown - Eh...
Penn - Roll of dice.
Yale - Roll of dice.

By Slayer (Slayer) on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 10:14 pm: Edit

i don't know anything about the rest of the schools but i'd guess you have a good shot at vandy

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