|By Dickied414 (Dickied414) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 12:31 pm: Edit|
hey i'm a white male senior at a public high school in amssachusetts...i have a 3.58 UW GPA, and i dont know my W GPA...i am 25/485 in my school(top 6%ish)...i took 1 ap soph and junior years(eurp. and us), and 3 this year (cacl bc, econ, chem)...my SAT1 is 1290(690 math, 600 verbal), retaking next saturday...SAT2's will be in november...my extracurriculars include 3 years varsity basketball, 2 years varsity baseball, NHS, 10 years altar serving at catholic church, 100+ hours various community service, tutoring, and summer job last 2 years a baseball camp...i will also have many good letters of recommendation...what are my chances at the following schools? location has no infulence
UMich- Ann Arbor
UC-Santa Barbara...also if any has a recommandation for somewhere else please let me know...thanks a lot in advance
|By Dickied414 (Dickied414) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 02:43 pm: Edit|
can anyone help me?
|By Piman3141 (Piman3141) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 03:48 pm: Edit|
no, no one can.
|By Ohio_Mom (Ohio_Mom) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 03:53 pm: Edit|
BC - reach
Holy Cross - match/reach
Dartmouth - super reach
UMass-Amherst - in
Providence - match
Syracuse - match
Penn State - match
Pittsburgh - in
UMich- Ann Arbor - match
UWisconsin- Madison - match
Wake Forest - reasonable reach
Your list is perfectly reasonable for getting multiple acceptances (and will be strengthened if your SAT retake goes well). But - what are you interested in doing once you get to college?
USC - reach
Pepperdine - match
UC-Santa Barbara - don't know UC schools
|By Dickied414 (Dickied414) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 04:31 pm: Edit|
to be honest with you i'm really not sure, but probably something in business
|By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 04:47 pm: Edit|
Ohio Mom, I realize you come from the Buckeye state and that you, by your very nature, hate Michigan, but come on now! Hehe. Seriously though, with an SAT score under 1300 and a GPA under 3.7, I would say Michigan is a reach for an out of state applicant. The mean for out of state applicants is about 1350 and 3.85.
|By Ohio_Mom (Ohio_Mom) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 04:47 pm: Edit|
If you're not sure of your major, looking at schools with all or most majors you might like is a plan. Then you can start looking at personal preferences (small LAC, big Uni, east coast, west coast). How many have you visited? What did you like? What bothered you? Are finances a consideration? Do you want to continue sports?
|By Ohio_Mom (Ohio_Mom) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 04:54 pm: Edit|
I don't follow football, thank you! However, I didn't realise the instate/out-of-state differential was that much at Michigan. So much for truth in advertising. So, Michigan needs to be a reach unless the OP nails the SAT retake.
|By Dickied414 (Dickied414) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 05:13 pm: Edit|
ive only visited the schools near me (BC, holy cross, umass-amherst, providence, dartmouth)..theres nothing i like in particular about any of them they're all fine with me...finances are not a mjor consideration and i might play baseball in college but i am not being recruited it would be as a walk-on
|By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 05:28 pm: Edit|
You don't know how relieved I am to hear that you do not follow Football Ohio Mom! LOL Actually, the differential between in-state and out-of-state is not that great at Michigan. In-state average is about 1280 and our-of-state average is about 1350. As for GPA, in-state average is 3.7 and out of state average is about 3.85.
The differential is much greater at the UC schools, or at state schools like UNC and UTA.
|By Dickied414 (Dickied414) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 05:43 pm: Edit|
if you were me and you had to cut down to 10 schools which would you choose?...not based on anything but my stats and my ability to get into multiple schools...like what would be my ideal list?
|By Ohio_Mom (Ohio_Mom) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 05:46 pm: Edit|
you're not making this easy! Let's try another approach. Pretend it's April, 2005 and you have been accepted at UMass, BC, Holy Cross and Providence. Which would you pick?
For the one you picked - and maybe the second choice - see if you can schedule an over-night. That will help you see if you really like the environment or not.
|By Dickied414 (Dickied414) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 05:59 pm: Edit|
i pick BC, then holy cross...i know those are my top 2 but if i dont get in i have to find somewhere else
|By Ohio_Mom (Ohio_Mom) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 06:35 pm: Edit|
Ok, that's better. You seem to be comfortable with Catholic schools, so also look at Villanova, Marquette, Loyola of Chicago for starters.
You have a shot at BC, especially if your SAT retake is in the upper 1300's. You might want to apply Early Action - the acceptance rate is 40%.
However, if you are really concerned with acceptance, and you *really* like Holy Cross, you might think about applying ED there. The ED acceptance rate ED is 61%.
|By Dickied414 (Dickied414) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 06:37 pm: Edit|
ok thanks a lot
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