|By abner on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 11:44 pm: Edit|
what schools would be my most realistic "reach" schools considering my stats?
GPA 88 (about 3.5 in my hs), Top 15% of class
SAT 1180 (2nd highest in my hs)
ACT 27 (again 2nd highest in my hs)
Hispanic, born in Mexico (Resident Alien)
Low income (about $13,000 for a family of three)
Low performing hs in inner city
Have held a job for past 2 yrs to support family
Varsity Track and Cross Country
Business Professionals of America and DECA mem.
taking CC classes right now (6hrs Freshman Comp II and Intro to Psychology)
I want to study history and do pre-med. I would prefer a school in Texas or California
|By bump on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 10:04 pm: Edit|
|By gw on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 10:05 pm: Edit|
How about Univ. of Texas, or one of the UC schools?
|By Quaggs on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 10:17 pm: Edit|
All UCs, 70 percent at Berkeley.
|By abner on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 07:30 pm: Edit|
seriously? You really think at all UC's?
I've been told that I could probably only make it into UC Santa Barbara and like 10% chance at UCLA and no chance at UC Berekely
|By hhh on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 07:50 pm: Edit|
Apply to Duke University. They have a good minority recruitment program, and are also likely to give you a lot of financial aid. They are not as far from the south as the ivies, and not as competitivve as Stanford. If you raise your sat to a 1400, you will probably get in almost anywhere
|By j on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 07:54 pm: Edit|
I very much doubt that you will get into UCLA or UC Berkeley as I know of people with stats better than yours who did not get in. Your best bet is probably UCSB, UCI, or UC Riverside for CA schools.
|By Drusba (Drusba) on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 08:15 pm: Edit|
If you are a California resident you have a very good shot at the UC schools except for possibly Berkeley or UCLA (but don't rule those out completely). If you are not a California resident then consider them all reach schools. In Texas, you have a very good shot at any of the University of Texas schools and Texas A&M but University of Texas Austin becomes iffy if you are not a Texas resident. Also note that if you are a Texas resident and get class rank up to top 10% you will be automatically admitted to any public Texas university you apply to regardless of SAT or ACT score.
|By bumper on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 10:03 pm: Edit|
|By bump on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 03:46 pm: Edit|
|By woninil on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 06:44 pm: Edit|
I suspect you have a far better shot than many posts are leading you to believe. Apply to any and all schools you are interested in-surely you can have application fees waived with your family income
27 ACT is going to be good enough for selective state schools
And I think cc classes and a REAL job can only make your application stand out. Volunteering sounds wonderful but no one fires you if you dont show up!
|By abner on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 01:14 pm: Edit|
yes I do have a job and have had the same one for the past year and 9 months which i think is a long time consisidering my age. and yes i do use the money to supplement my families income. this job also kept my gpa low and my rank low because i didnt have time for hw. i dont want to brag but if i hadnt had this job i would be either 1-5 out of 319 of my class, but oh well right........
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