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How much will my 3.69 GPA hurt me?

mariella28mariella28 Posts: 88- Junior Member
edited June 2010 in College Admissions
Are my chances extremely low - none with an UW GPA of 3.69 at most schools and a 3.84 at schools which don't look at freshman GPA's (Stanford, Carnegie Mellon..)? My W rank puts me in the top 3-4% of my class.

I attend a public school and have taken the most rigorous courses available, with the exception of my freshman year in which I only took 2 out of 5 offered Honors courses. I have taken more AP's than the average AP-taking student (9).

I went from a 3.40 freshman year to a 3.68 sophomore year, to a 4.0 my junior year, and I'm expecting to have a 4.0 my senior year as well. I know that many other factors are included in college admissions, but just based on this GPA, how low are my chances at top-tier schools?

*About my school's grading scale:
93-100 is an A, 90-92 is an A-, 86-89 is a B+, 83-85 is a B, etc, so it's more difficult than at schools where a 90-100 is an A.

Junior Year:
AP Language & Composition
AP Calc AB
AP Psych/Creative Writing
H Physics
H Spanish IV

Senior Schedule:
AP Calc BC
AP Lit
AP Spanish
AP Euro
AP Bio
Independent study
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