Am i stupid?

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By Fishtanklove (Fishtanklove) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 01:58 am: Edit

Hello, here are my stats. Do I have a chance at getting in any of the top colleges

GPA: 3.7
6 AP classes
AP Comparative Government: 5
AP US government: 4
AP Economics (macro):4
AP Economics (micro):3
AP European history:3
AP Language: 3
SAT: 1150 (yeah sucks)

Note worthy things: took Calculus while junior (most in this board probably did take it in their junior year and really dont think its a big deal.. Well it is to me)

Extracurricular activities:
Saxophone playing
Piano Playing
Science Olympiad (1 place in building a tower of sticks)
Honor Society
Folk Dancing
Religious youth group
Professional sausage skewer

Internship at Sharp Inc.

Graduated top 10 percent in state
Graduated with 3.5 and above

Here it is, what chance do i have. Do i have a chance at Prinston?? I just visited the school, very nice! I like the trees, Oh and they have a really cool looking library with a cool statue.. The campus has castle like buildings... OOOO Neeto!!!!

By Tlaktan (Tlaktan) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 02:20 am: Edit

First off, there's no need to downgrade yourself by calling yourself "stupid."

Second, the SAT is a tad low, esp. for Princeton.

Have you graduated already? In that case, what's the reason for the delay between High School and applying to College?

By Theguy000 (Theguy000) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 02:20 am: Edit

Seeing as you can't spell Princeton I don't like your chances. Go for Brown, easier to spell. But all kidding aside you have about the same chance as me of getting in. In simpler words don't hold your breath. In an even simpler word, no.

By Zetsui (Zetsui) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 03:14 am: Edit

i second theguy000 if you want to get into princeton try to act more seriously

By Yugekorb (Yugekorb) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 03:41 am: Edit

Can you revive Shakespeare to get him to write your essays? If not, no.

"Go to Brown, easier to spell."
Someone should put that under "why Brown?" essay. "I was gonna apply to Prinston (is that spelled right? hmmm), but Brown has less confusing letters. :) "

By Ubercollegeman (Ubercollegeman) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 05:35 am: Edit

Better forget "University of Pennsylvania" too.

Anyway, to be blunt, I don't think you have a chance at Princeton. Far below average SATs + Fairly below average GPA + Fairly below average ECs = easy rejection. When adcoms are debating which 1500+/3.95+/Leaders in Everything applicants to accept, you're kind of out of the running.

By Alongfortheride (Alongfortheride) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 09:28 am: Edit

Professional sausage skewer?

By Northstarmom (Northstarmom) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 09:38 am: Edit

I really hate it when students post and ask a question like, "Am I stupid?"

My thoughts always are that anyone who thinks that that's the way to get advice about applying to colleges, particularly to elite ones, probably doesn't have the confidence or common sense necessary for acceptance to such a place.

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