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Discus: What Are My Chances?: August 2004 Archive: Colleges for finance - plz help
By Gstudent1 (Gstudent1) on Saturday, August 07, 2004 - 04:16 pm: Edit

Hi everyone!

First of all, I want to laud your great forum for its helpful members.

From the college search forum I came up with a list, but I don't know my changes of getting accepted. Thus I wanted to ask you guys, if you could organize them into categories, like safe, match and reach - where could I get a scholarship?

Personal info:
Originally, I come from Germany, where I studied till 8th grade. I am German, but my family won the greencard so that I now want to study and live in the US.
Then I went to a public high school in Irvine, CA during 9th grade, where I (I have to admit) took the easy courses (Algebra 1, Science 1 etc), since I did not know the US course system back then.
The following school year, 10th grade I went back to Germany.
Last year,11th grade, I went to a private high school, called Mercersburg Academy(in PA) and took the following courses: English 3 (87%grade), US History(90%), Latin 2(97%) (again too easy), Physics 3(98%) Honours and AP CAlculus(98%). I belonged to the top 5% of my class and was in some clubs (not too active) and joined the track team.
I also took the SAT 1, where I got a 1230 - 570 English[very happy] and a 660 in math [very sad, studied this summer, very sure to get above 700 next time, hopefully around 750 ;-)]. So, I am shooting for a ~1310 next time.
In addition, I took the AP Calculus AB exam, where I got a 5 [very happy].
Plans for next year: Attend Mercersburg Academy again. Take English 5, 3 for graduation required courses related to religion, music and art(each for one term), AP Physics (get a 4 on exam), AP Statistics (get a 4 or 5 on exam) and either AP Calculus BC (get a 5 for sure) or Math 60 (more advanced than AB Calc BC) - which course would you guys recommend. Furthermore I want to take the SAT 2 MAth 2C (hopefully around 650-720), and SAT 2 Physics (around 750) and SAT Writing (between 600 and 700).

The college list is the following:

Carnegie Mellon
Michigan-Ann Arbor
Texas-Austin
NYU
Baruch College
College of William and Mary
Wagner College in NY
Susquehanna
Southern Methodist University
Lehigh U
UVA
UNC

I would be very grateful for your help.

Thank you,
Maher

By Gstudent1 (Gstudent1) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 08:46 am: Edit

Hi to everyone,
Come on guys - I really need your help.
Thank you,
Maher

By Gstudent1 (Gstudent1) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 11:04 am: Edit

Why is nobody responding???????????

By Gstudent1 (Gstudent1) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 11:05 am: Edit

Why is nobody responding??????????

By Collegewannabe (Collegewannabe) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 11:07 am: Edit

Carnegie Mellon -reach
Michigan-Ann Arbor -reach
Texas-Austin -reach
NYU -reach
Baruch College - dont apply here not a good school
College of William and Mary -reach
Wagner College in NY -never heard of it
Susquehanna -same as wagner
Southern Methodist University
Lehigh U -high match
UVA -reach
UNC chapel hill is a reach


i suggest looking at maryland penn state babson gwu and bu

By Gstudent1 (Gstudent1) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 03:37 pm: Edit

Hmm, could some of you guys give me some good finance colleges, which would be safes and matches?
Thanks,
Maher

By Cama (Cama) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 04:02 pm: Edit

Umass Amerst Isenberg school of business, SUNY Binghamton Business school

By Gstudent1 (Gstudent1) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 04:26 pm: Edit

Hi,
Thank you Collegewannabe .

I have updated my list according to your answers from the forum and come up with the following list. Which 3 of the 5 reaches should I keep(where do I have the best chances) . It would also be nice if you could categorize the other into reaches, matches and safes so that I can narrow down my list.

University of Texas-Austin -reach
NYU -reach
College of William and Mary -reach
UVA -reach
UNC chapel hill -reach

University of Maryland -College Park -match
Penn State -match (is Penn really good for finance- read bad stuff about penn)

Southern Methodist University
Baruch College
Susquehanna
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Purdue University - West Lafayette
George Washington University
Bentley College
Indiana University Bloomington
Miami University in Ohio
University of Illinois - Champaign Urbana
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities


Someody said that Baruch college would be a bad school and that he had never heard of Susquehanna.
- Should I still keep those ones

Thanks,
Maher

PS.: I already crossed some previous colleges off my list. To do that I used studentsreview.com and the unbiased Kaplan Guide.
Does somebody have the list of the top colleges for finance from usnews (or another good source)

By Kepler797 (Kepler797) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 09:15 am: Edit

hey cama, I'd apply to uconn business school before I'd apply to a suny or umass school. Keep baruch it's a good school, don't listen to them. It is a very strong safety.

By Gstudent1 (Gstudent1) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 10:07 am: Edit

Hi,
Thanks Kepler and cama for the advise. Could you tell me, why to keep Baruch and not suny or umass and add uconn?
Would you be able to cateforize the colleges into reaches, matches and safes:

Baruch College
Susquehanna
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Purdue University - West Lafayette
Indiana University Bloomington
Miami University in Ohio
University of Illinois - Champaign Urbana
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Thank you,
Maher

By Drake (Drake) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 03:14 pm: Edit

well, most people agree that UPenn's Wharton is the best for finance. Unfortunately, your stats don't come close to that.
However, what I (and many others) believe to be the second best is NYU's Stern.
This will still be a reach however.
You'll need to apply ED and increase your SATs to at least 1400.

By Drake (Drake) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 03:15 pm: Edit

well, most people agree that UPenn's Wharton is the best for finance. Unfortunately, your stats don't come close to that.
However, what I (and many others) believe to be the second best is NYU's Stern.
This will still be a reach however.
You'll need to apply ED and increase your SATs to at least 1400.

By Vulcano (Vulcano) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 03:36 pm: Edit

Look at Tulane University. Not only do they offer great financial aid to international students, but they have a finance course called Burkenroad Reports that pretty much guarantees a good job at graduation. Besides, what better place to live than New Orleans right?

By Haithman (Haithman) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 05:40 pm: Edit

IF you can apply to Stern, you can apply to Wharton. Wait a month more to take the SAT and study HARD to get that 1400. Apply ED to Wharton and hope you dont have to worry about other schools.
BTW Maryland has a 1300 cutoff (I live in MD) so unless you get a 1300 or more, you have no chance.
GoodLuck!


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