single family home $80K income
33 ACT (Probibly will take again)
Sat II 770 Math 2, 740 Chemistry, 720 US History
4.0 unweighted GPA (School does not do weighted)
Public high school in top 100 in country, New York State
School does not do class %
Have or will have taken 7 AP classes and 9 AP tests, so far 5 euro, 5 Us History, 4 Chemsitry
have taken 4 other college level classes
Have taken all honors classes if offered
250+ hours of community service
Varsity football (includes lift 3 times a week and practice once a week in off season)
Played JV Baseball, 2 offseason camps that year
Varsity club, engineering club, junior statesmen of america (Debate Club), and national honors society
Honors student all throught high school
Assistant Little league football coach, run flag football camp
Assistant Modified baseball Coach
cordinated gifts to be sent to troops in Afghanistan
Help at Middle School activity night
Relay for Life
Probibly will volunteer at hospital and/or animal shelter latter this year
Works at Community College bookstore summer of junior and senior year
I will probibly go into Math and hopefully double major in international relations. I will most likely apply during the regular admission. Thanks
Just going off Brown admissions data, you're probably just as competitive as anyone. However, GPA, EC's, and test scores are only a portion of your application.
The fact is, no one outside the admissions committee can say anything for sure. Even accepted students, alumni, and other CCer's say means bupkiss because no one knows what Brown is looking for in any given year. I encourage you to work on your application, to enjoy your senior year and to not worry about "probabilities" of getting into X school; at this level of admission rates, for Brown and other Ivies/top schools, there really is no predicting anything.
Thanks guys basically I will try to get good recommendations, essays, and do some more extra curriculars. Basically after that all I can do is pray. Ivies are long shots but I will never get in if I don't apply
Nman, I wouldn't sound so despondent. You're in the ballpark, and will likely make the first-round cut. That said, you could really benefit from a memorable project that will make you stand out from the crowd of finalists.
You need to think about yourself as a product: how would you sell yourself in a 15-second radio spot? Because that's exactly what will happen: your reader/advocate on the committee will have maybe 15 seconds to summarize your achievements and make a case as to why you deserve admission over the other fine "products." I elaborate on this in Brown's chance thread started by Clueless, a little way down the page.
Brown likes self-directed people because they are most likely to benefit from the Open Curriculum. I think you should skip random "just show up" volunteering this fall and start a volunteer project of your very own. You like sports. Can you do anything there? Start a little league team for the mentally handicapped? Raise money for uniforms and transport for an inner-city team of poor kids? Offer a free skills training seminar? You can, of course, associate with a larger organization, but the planning and leadership should come from you.
It doesn't have to be about sports or even about volunteering, but it needs to be something that makes you stand out -- something that can be summarized in 15 seconds and argued passionately by your advocate on the admissions committee.
It looks to me like you have a better shot than the clear majority of the applicants - but, again, nothing's for sure, so you'll want to work hard on polishing your ECs. Keep up that 4.0, too; I'm so jelly!