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It seems a lot of people that come on here have really high credentials and can get into pretty much any school they want. But I'm in no way a "top of my class" student. Babson has been a school I've shown great interest in and plan on applying to later this fall. Seeing how some current Babson students visit these forums, I'm hoping I can get a better assessment of where I stand among other applicants.
It is important to notice that I suffered from depression my sophomore year and in result caused me to have a dismal of a year. But I was able to jump back my junior year and had a vast improvement over my sophomore year. I've listed numerous things about my achievements thus far and I hope it can give you a better idea where I might stand.
Class Rank: 69/207 (class size was originally 263 freshmen year)
Cumulative GPA: 89.410
SAT: M = 520 - CR = 540 - WR = 530 (1590)
Junior Year Grades: Honors English (94), Honors History (96), Spanish III (92), Accounting (98), Pre-Calculus (93), Honors Chemistry (87)
Clubs: Newspaper, FBLA (placed 3rd in state for Personal Finance), and Spanish Club
Community Service: Worked many hours at the local soup kitchen and also managed a web site for a local non-profit organization.
Other EC's: Started my own web development firm and worked on 3 projects in total with various clients in my local area.
Awards: Most improve student award during my junior year, an excellence in Accounting award, and made honor roll all 4 quarters during my junior year.
I take honors classes in every subject that I can and I'm taking AP history this year (senior). Also, I'm enrolling in my fourth straight year of Spanish.
That pretty much covers everything and like I said, my sophomore year really weighted me down due to low marks. My SAT scores aren't very high either, but I'm really going for how much I improved through out my junior year. These statistics aren't very good compared to a lot of people on this forum, but I thought I'd give it a shot.
I've visited Babson once and did a tour of the campus and I'm pretty sure an interview will be needed sometime this fall to explain both my situation and my interest in the school. Anyone that can reply with some good feedback will be greatly appreciated!