Chances at MIT and the Ivies....

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By agentx004 on Friday, January 31, 2003 - 11:55 pm: Edit

what colleges can i get into? am i MIT material?

GPA - 95.3 UW (i live in nyc, where they only give number grades, is a 95.3 a 4.0?)

RANK - top 10%

SAT1 - 1470 (M-750 V-720)

SAT2 - 790 biology, 700 writing, 750 math ic

EC's - Vice President (senior year)
Science Club (founder, 4 years)
School Newspaper (own column, 3 years)
Math Team (3 years)
Tennis Team (4 years)
School Service (150 hours)
Hospital Internship (2 years)

2 awards in science, 2 poetry publications and i'm recieving some other awards this year before graduation. i've taken AP bio (5) AP european history (4) AP english (4) AP physics (waiting results) im in all honors courses except for spanish, and i have a vast array of courses taken, including art history and 4 years of science research classes. my regents scores are all in the 90's except for one 79 on the earth science regents. will this count against me since new york state is the only state that takes regents exams?

By wer on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 12:34 am: Edit

you are not.

By incognito on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 12:35 am: Edit

what did your guidance counselor say?

By agentx004 on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 10:25 am: Edit

guidance counselor knows nothing.

By Ra on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 10:41 am: Edit

sure u can get into A college, but just not MIT.

By advise on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 11:36 am: Edit

dont ask the people here, on this post. its a waste of your time.

By NYperson on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 11:58 am: Edit

I've heard from a trillion sources that your grades on Regents have very little to no value in the admissions process. Regents are just an assesment which corresponds with the whole "no child left behind" crap.

By agentx004 on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 04:25 pm: Edit

why don't i have a chance at MIT? can you please give some useful advice? and thanks NYperson for the info

By wr on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 04:57 pm: Edit

you haven't done anything exceptional.

By Thedad (Thedad) on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 08:35 pm: Edit

The 750 Math Ic score is a warning light. If you had the chops for MIT, you'd be taking the Math IIc test.

By dxiw on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 09:05 pm: Edit

A lot of people on here don't know anything. You are a fairly strong candidate, however, being how techy MIT is, I would say unless you take Math level 2c and make a 780+ your chances would not be verygood..

By i agree on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 09:57 pm: Edit

SAT I Math and SAT II Math 1c score are probably too low. Also, taking Math 1c instead of 2c will hurt a lot.

By agentx004 on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 10:46 pm: Edit

well what about my chances at nyu and other ivy leagues? will the math ic hurt that much? i could take another science SAT and just not report the math ic score.....

By Thedad (Thedad) on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 11:00 pm: Edit

Thing is, MIT requires a Math SAT II. (I just checked in Barrons.) I'd take a deep breath and take the Math IIc. Assuming you're a junior now--gotta be, because it's late to be talking about an app for this year--I'd also re-take the SAT I next year and see if you can improve your SAT I score.

By Thedad (Thedad) on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 11:03 pm: Edit

Side note. I just looked more closely.

For the 1999-2000 freshman class--so this is dated by a couple of years--12 percent of SAT I verbals at MIT were under 700. This implies that your 750 SAT I Math is doable.

By Pat57575 (Pat57575) on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 11:16 pm: Edit

How can that be? Collegeboard reports that MIT's 25th percentile verbal is 670.

By Thedad (Thedad) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 04:13 am: Edit

My bad. 12 percent of _Math_ below 700. Which makes sense if you look at the question I was answering. That 25th percentile for Verbal looks right.

By JohnScarrat on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 06:51 pm: Edit


3.65 unweighted, 4.3 weighted.
C in English Junior Year.
Myriad of EC's.
Any hope at an ivy.

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