Chances at these schools...???

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By Shuffman654 (Shuffman654) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 12:44 pm: Edit

I posted last night, but didn't get any responses, so I'll give you a list of schools I'm considering and you can tell me my chances.

The College of William and Mary
Virginia Tech
University of Richmond
George Washington University

Here are my stats...

White Middle Class Male
Rural West Virginia
ACT: 30 (m33, e28, s30, r30) (SAT really isn’t popular here. All emphasis is put of ACT. Does this matter on admission since they accept both?)
GPA: 3.97 uw (end of jr year. will go up)
Rank: 6/128 (middle of junior year…moved up at the end of the year. Not exactly sure where…probably top 3)
I’ve taken all honors classes and every math class offered...AP Calc next year. I have many math and soc. Studies classes…civics, economics, law, world history, us history, 20th century history.
I've taken or will take several college classes through WVU...
College Algebra- A
College Trig- A
Pysch 101- A
Soc 101- A
Hist 152- likely A
Hist 153- likely A
College Composition- A
College Literature- A

Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY…135 selected in the state)
National Honor Society
Spanish Club Secretary
4 year academic letterman
Won an essay contest on “character”
School Broadcasting Network…3 years…work as technical director. (I have proposed and will be the producer for the first DVD video yearbook at my school)
Math Field Day

Piano…self-taught. I’ve been playing since kindergarten. I am playing for our school ensemble choir next year.
Photography…plan to submit impressive portfolio with application.

Tutored middle school students my freshman year (approx. 40 hours)
Worked as mentor at summer school this year. I had a class and was a “teacher”. 6 week program...approx 175 hours.

2003 GEAR-UP Summer School Program- 50 hours
Clean-up/painting local 4H camp
Church pianist- 4 years

I will have excellent recommendations. Good essay. Where do you think I have chances of getting in? I need help! Thanks in advance!


By Shuffman654 (Shuffman654) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 04:45 pm: Edit

Any help? Please...

By Vancat (Vancat) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 06:05 pm: Edit

what exactly are you majoring in?

You picked VA Tech and Swarthmore, two schools at the complete opposite ends of the spectrum. You should redefine your school list, then we can give you a better answer

By Shuffman654 (Shuffman654) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 07:22 pm: Edit

Okay...take VA Tech off. That really doesn't fit with the rest. I really don't know why I even put it in there, but anyway... I plan to major in business, finance, or political science....still undecided really. I want to keep my options open for graduate school too...either business or law school. So out of these which do you think I have chances at???

The College of William and Mary

Add any other schools that you think would be a good match! Thanks!


By Momofthree (Momofthree) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 08:45 pm: Edit

Be sure to ask your guidance counselor about taking three SAT II subject tests in October, even if they are not given at your school. They will be needed at some of the schools you list. Check each college's website to see if there are specific SAT II tests you will need. (I am assuming you haven't taken these, of course.) Good luck!

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