Chances of Getting Into Yale and Columbia

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Discus: What Are My Chances?: March 2003 Archive: Chances of Getting Into Yale and Columbia
By Andrew (Andrew) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 08:00 am: Edit

I am a junior in high school and I was wondering what everyone thought my chances would be for getting into Yale(quite a reach eh?), Columbia, Georgetown, UC Berkeley, Emory, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest. I go to a private high school in New Jersey and I am white, non-legacy at any of these schools. Well my great uncle and myunt went to Yale but they didn't donate or anything and I don't think that relationship is legacy anyway. Here's all my stats, have fun! Thanks for your thoughts.

GPA: 4.0 un-weighted all As in everything so far, it's a 4.3 weight cumulative I think.

Taking Maxed Classes and all scheduable APs.
Junior Year: AP Bio, Honors Physics, AP US History, AP Language & Comp, Honors Pre-calc, Honors Spanish 3, and Band.
Senior Year (registered for next year): AP Chem, AP Physics, AP Calc AB, AP English Lit, AP Spanish, AP European, and Band.

SAT I: 720V 710M - I'll bring it up this April, maybe.

SATII Writing: 750
SATII Chemistry: 690
SATII Biology: 750
SAT Math Ic: 660, messed up taking IIc instead

Advanced Stage, Concert, and Pep Bands - trumpet.
VP/co-founder History Club
Executive Producer School TV Studio
President Photo Club
Photgrapher for Literary Magazine (cover photos,etc.)
Executive Member Amnesty Intl.
Science Club Member, NASA rocket project
Basketball manager

Summer Stuff:
Worked full-time for most of two summers.
Marine Science at Southampton
Tufts Vet Science Program

Applying to some research programs for this summer and volunteering at hospital.

Already know who writes good recommendations at my school, already have written some essays, they're really good - or at least I think so. That's everything I think, any opinions are appreciated. Thanks a lot.

By Kalitiha (Kalitiha) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 11:05 am: Edit

sounds very impressive for a junior...keep up the good work

By Andrew (Andrew) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 05:29 pm: Edit

Thanks, Kalitiha - other people, some other thoughts please. Thanks

By Him2 (Him2) on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 01:00 pm: Edit

I wouldn't say Yale is that much of a reach for you. You have really good stats!

By Bizman (Bizman) on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 04:15 pm: Edit

Try to get your SAT I over a 1500, that will really help. Also get one more SAT II over 750 and you will be in good shape.

By Andrew (Andrew) on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 05:06 pm: Edit

Thanks everyone, I'm trying to get over 1500 in April. I think I can get an 800 in verbal because on practice tests I've been getting only 800s, math is always a toss up though I mean I could get like 4 wrong or all right - it just depends on the test I guess. Thanks for the advice, keep the opinions coming.

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