Chances at ivies and equivalents.. comments please





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By Jessica_H (Jessica_H) on Friday, April 23, 2004 - 05:55 pm: Edit

I live in england and have dual us/uk citizenship. what would you say would be good safety schools and could I get into yale, stanford, harvard, brown,georgetown (dad alum),columbia..? thank you for your time

stats:
gpa translates into a 4.0 (basically perfect, I don't understand the unweighted/weighted stuff)
sat I 800v 700m
sat IIs: taking literature,writing,math IIc and bio
no class rank
recs will be really good
essay very good too

ecs:
lacrosse team, 1998-2004
track team 2001-2004
karate 1998-2004
piano 1998-2004
great british softball team 2002-2004
basketball team 2001-2003
netball 2002-2004
debating 2000-2004
photographic society 200-2004
medical society 2000-2004
cooking 2000-2004
peer support program 2003-4
set up a company with friends this yr, made £1000
science editor of the school newspaper 2003-4
6 hours community service a week
oct 2003 -oxford mun
july 2003- smith summer science and engineering program - focus in genetics
july 2003 -1 week internship at a hospital with a doctor
august 2003-counselour at a day camp for disadvantaged kids
august 2004 - will have a 4 week long research project in cystic fibrosis at a lab
july 2004 - lax tour of america

math awards, lots of sports awards, community service awards

so please be honest - comments appreciated!

By Nicksummers (Nicksummers) on Friday, April 23, 2004 - 06:30 pm: Edit

I'm impressed. You have a great shot anywhere! Don't go in too overconfident, though: we've all seen top applicants get sidelined in the applications process for some reason or another - there are no sure things!

Georgetown should be a lock, while chances at the rest are very strong. good luck!

By Quantumguy (Quantumguy) on Friday, April 23, 2004 - 06:47 pm: Edit

whats funny is a lot of your stats look like mine...hmmmmmm...

By Jessica_H (Jessica_H) on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 02:51 am: Edit

bump

By Ivysearch (Ivysearch) on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 09:56 am: Edit

lacrosse team, 1998-2004
track team 2001-2004
karate 1998-2004
piano 1998-2004
great british softball team 2002-2004
basketball team 2001-2003
netball 2002-2004
debating 2000-2004
cooking 2000-2004
I would focus on just a few of these. Listing all these makes it seem like your activities are spread too thin to be really good at anything. Pick a few and describe your accomplishments in each (ie-captain, titles, awards, etc)
The Ivies look for talent.

By Jessica_H (Jessica_H) on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 11:28 am: Edit

thank you for your comments!

By Jessica_H (Jessica_H) on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 05:13 pm: Edit

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