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MIT swimming chances?

FptswimFptswim Posts: 11Registered User New Member
edited April 2011 in College Admissions
I was wondering what type of shot I have to get into MIT with swimming, I have been corresponding with the coach but I've heard that coaches don't have a lot of influence when it comes to admissions here. I would say I'm a pretty good swimmer for high school and I also have other extra curricula activities as well.

Some of my times:
100 free: 47.99
50 free: 21.25 relay start
50 fly: 23.19 relay start
100 fly: 54.5
200 im: 2:02

Here's some academic information...
Gpa: 99.42
Class rank: 1 out of 574
SAT: 2280 (taken it once)
SAT IIs: chemistry 800, math 1 800

I know that the best chance anyone has to get into MIT very small, and I'm no super genius, so will swimming help me get in over the many other Asians who have high sat scores and play a strig instrument?

Thanks
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Replies to: MIT swimming chances?

  • FptswimFptswim Posts: 11Registered User New Member
    Oh and I'm a junior right now
  • jengajenga117jengajenga117 Posts: 593Registered User Member
    I have a friend who is faster. 35 on ACT, 790 math 800 chem and 800 ushistory
    2/700. He was deferred Early Action, Rejected RD. He is Asian
  • jengajenga117jengajenga117 Posts: 593Registered User Member
    4.0 unweighted gpa
  • FptswimFptswim Posts: 11Registered User New Member
    Yea right now I'm trying to weigh all of my options, I'll end up applying to all the Ivies and a good deal of others as well. I'm trying to maintain my class rank but it's difficult since I'm in 5 aps this year and my closest competition are only in 1 or 2 with unweighted as well. Too bad there are so many smart Asians..... Lol
  • gseymourgseymour Posts: 61Registered User Junior Member
    lol relay starts don't count. i have spoken with the coaches from yale, harvard, brown, upenn, and columbia about recruitment trips for next year (i'm a junior) and here are my times:

    50free-22.25
    100free-48.40
    200free-1:48.95
    50fly-24.54
    100fly-52.37
    200fly-1:55.25
    200im-1:58.53

    i also have 4.1/3.7 gpa and really good extracurriculars
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