Chance at Northwestern and other schools?





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By Sammo (Sammo) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 12:07 pm: Edit

Korean American male, Junior in Georgia in one of the top public schools in my state

4.1 Weighted, 3.83 Unweighted GPA, Rank: 37/512 (plan to be top 5% soon)
SAT: 1430- 780 Math, 650 Verbal, trying hard to raise that verbal
- if English is 2nd language I learned, will colleges be lenient even though I have lived here since I was ten yrs old? Probably not, but just asking.
- Will take SAT IIs in Math IC, IIC, US History, Spanish
(I do not know about writing because of New SAT coming up)
should I take SAT II asap or wait, because I could take Math and Spanish now?

Taking 3 APs (U.S. History and AP Calc AB, BC) & 5 Honors this year; I will take at least 4-5 APs Senior year (Gov, Mic Econ, Stat, Spanish, Physics)

ECs (is this enough or do I need more?):
NHS- President
Habitat for Humanity- Vice President
SGA- Homeroom Rep
Key Club- Board
Beta Club- Secretary
Spanish Club
Spanish Honor Society
Math Team
Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society)
Lacrosse (JV)
Concert Band
Guitar Club

Volunteer:
Habitat for Humanity in Downtown Atlanta (summer)
Scottish Rights Childrens Hospital for 8 wks; worked with kids (summer)
Spend 2 wks in Mexico / 2 wks in Peru for Mission Trip (summer)
Praise leader for church worship band; play guitar & piano well
Teacher for Vacation Bible School for 5 yrs.
*So far I think I have about 500 hrs of volunteer work. Is that enough?*

Awards / Honors:
Honor Band (trumpet)
Concert Band (1st chair)
Student of the Month (responsibility)
World Geography
Spanish
Math Team
Math Honor Society
National Honor Society
Spanish Honor Society

Schools Iím thinking of applying:
Boston U
NYU
Emory
Tufts
Rice
Northwestern
Georgetown
Washington U in St. Louis
Cornell
U Penn
Brown
Columbia

more schools I should consider?

Majors Iím considering are East Asian Studies, History, Geography, Urban Studies, Mathematics, honestly Iím quite not sure. Is that such a bad thing?

By Sammo (Sammo) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 09:56 pm: Edit

dudes plz help me out~

By Copper45 (Copper45) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 10:45 pm: Edit

Your rank and SATs look very similar to mine. I will attend Emory next year. I was rejected from Columbia early decision and Penn regular decision.


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