|By Futuredoc123 (Futuredoc123) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 07:01 pm: Edit|
At one point I had considered Columbia or a similar university to be much tougher to get into than Georgetown but after looking at the stats on the georgetown webpage, I'm not so sure...
which university do i have a better shot at?
Brown kid in suburban central New Jersey
SAT I --1530, 800 V 730 M
SAT II -- Math 2C: 770
PSAT National Merit Semi-Finalist
Senior Year Classes: AP Literature
GPA: 3.9 unweighted
Top 5% of Class, we don't do class rank
-Co-Founder of the Literary Circle Club
-Class of 2005 Treasurer (3 years)
-Special Events Director for the Social Studies forum (11th, 12th)
-Staff Writer/Sports Columnist for Newspaper
JV Tennis Team (9th, 10th)
JV 3rd Singles County Champion (9th)
JV Tennis Team Captain (10th)
Varsity 1st Doubles (11th)
GMC County Tournament Finalist
Winter Track -- 2 JV Letters
Acapella Choir -- Audition to get in, 2 years
Avid Piano/Guitar Player for 4 years
-National Honors Society
-Spanish Honors Society
-Best Delegation -- St. Peters MUN Conference
Honorable Mention -- Ivy League MUN Conference
Outstanding Delegation -- William and Mary MUN Conference
--Habitat for Humanity Group Leader
--200 or so hours at local hospital
--100 hours in First Aid Squad
--Shadowed a Doctor two summers in a row
--Job as Tennis Instructor in local camp
--Skipped a grade
Alright. Most of it is crap compared to what people generally post here but that's what I've accomplished...I'm not sure if the handicap would help me at all but I felt like putting it down. Thoughts on my chances?
|By Futuredoc123 (Futuredoc123) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 12:49 am: Edit|
|By Futuredoc123 (Futuredoc123) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 09:34 am: Edit|
just one response.
|By Ace707 (Ace707) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 09:52 am: Edit|
i honestly think you can get into both. Your stats are great. I think you have a better chance at getting into Georgetwon then into Columbia. But like i said i wouldnt suprised if u got into both.
|By Futuredoc123 (Futuredoc123) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 04:45 pm: Edit|
ah thanks alot..any other thoughts? i thught lack of leadership might be a problem, everyone seems to have two or three presidency positions while im only president of something i myself founded.
|By Netmet (Netmet) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 05:50 pm: Edit|
I think you have a decent chance at both. The founding is good, but there is a definite lack of leadership. Are you planning to play tennis in college? Because possibly that would help you then. But, grades and scores are great. You are right in the ballpark
|By Nealious (Nealious) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 06:58 pm: Edit|
I think its awesome that you're hearing impaired yet you still are active in sports and EC's, not to mention the good academics and test scores. Mention that in your personal statement. I'd say you have a great chance at any place. You have a decent amount of leadership, it seems to me, since you were a director of an activity and a co-founder of a club, not to mention student council.
keep up the good work.
|By Chasgoose (Chasgoose) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 12:52 am: Edit|
Columbia ED is easier to get into that Georgetown EA. They accept so many people ED that if you want to go there the most it would be foolish not to apply.
|By Futuredoc123 (Futuredoc123) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 12:01 pm: Edit|
thanks alot for the input!
yeah, it certainly seemed that even though georgetown has the higher acceptance rate or 23% or so, the EA seems to be a bit more challenging at Georgetown than the ED-happy admissions of Columbia...anyone have an idea of which school i should apply early?
|By Futuredoc123 (Futuredoc123) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:25 pm: Edit|
anyone have an idea of which school i have a better shot at early?
|By Cornellhopeful (Cornellhopeful) on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:32 pm: Edit|
apply to Gtown early. At least if you're not sure you want to go there, you can change your mind. The acceptance rate for Gtown is 21% overall, with early about 23%. So there isn't that much of a difference(especially when generally the strongest applicants apply early). So i'd go with Gtown, unless you're set on Columbia.
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