Do I have a Chance at Harvard?

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Discus: What Are My Chances?: April 2004 Archive: Do I have a Chance at Harvard?
By Getmein (Getmein) on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 03:18 pm: Edit

Here are my stats could someone tell me if i have a chance at a place like harvard:

1600 SAT by some fantastic stroke of luck
800 math IIC
770 Bio SAT II (took it freshman year don't know if that matters)
750 writing SAt II

4.0 unweighted gpa about 4.8 weighted

I don't have exceptional ECs but notable ones would be 4th place nationally at ARML (american regional mathematics league), state chess champion for my rating group, math team, prez of chess club, chemistry club, school soccer team, club soccer team (first place in our division). I have other community service hours and clubs and such but they are mostly just boring space fillers.

I guess my main hook at harvard would be that my my mom and uncle both received undergraduate degrees there, and both of my cousins are currently enrolled as undergrads.

So anyone think i have a chance?

By Itscool (Itscool) on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 03:21 pm: Edit

yea...I would say so...being a legacy really helps...and your grades are good...

By Sherwin (Sherwin) on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 03:26 pm: Edit

Do you have an IB Diploma, or have you taken many AP Tests? Have you taken many college courses or anything. By your 4.8 weighted GPA, I'm sure your classes are at least somewhat rigorous, but maybe it could help were you to specify. Also, seeing as how you're a legacy and that your test scores are pretty top notch (except for maybe writing, which isn't bad), I think you'll have a fair chance.

By Getmein (Getmein) on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 03:35 pm: Edit

That's right I forgot to mention, by the time i graduate i will have taken probably 8-9 APs (my school doesn't offer IBs). I'd say I'll get a 5 in most with one or two 4s and maybe one 3

By Getmein (Getmein) on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 04:28 pm: Edit

and what about other schools like yale and princeton where i don't have any legacy. do i have a chance to get in (and if so a good one)?

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