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may anybody summarize my chances to get into Harvard? I'm currently applying for Oxford University, London School of Economics and University College London for 2013 entry. One of my friends encouraged me to give Harvard just a try, although my SAT score is really mediocre (at least partly due to the fact that I'm a non-native - but no excuse anyway). Do you think I would have any chance if I did well on the SAT IIs (guess, they're going to be Maths and Physics) and got good recommendations?
Please be honest as I'm actually thinking to have no chance at all whilst my friends tried to convince me of the opposite.
Thanks in advance, guys!
SAT I (breakdown): 1940 (M: 790, CR: 570, W: 580)
SAT II: n/a yet
German Abitur: 1.0 (best attainable) so equivalent GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2/80
Intensive courses: English (15/15), Maths (13/15) Further examination subjects: Social Sciences (15/15) and Physics (15/15)
Other minors: History, Spanish, Religion, PE, Art, Music, Philosophy, German, Latin,
Extracurriculars: spokesman of my year, member of the student representation (person in charge for public relations) - introduced social media communication between representation and students, founder and leader of soccer society, organized and introduced an annual soccer competition between our and our co-operation school, organized a charity concert for disadvantaged children in Afghanistan and raised several thousand euros, gave tutorials for younger students in Latin and Maths, won a management competition (business simulation), won a Math Olympiad on regional level, playing soccer at a competitive level (got offers for sport scholarships in the US), captain of my team while winning the states championship
Job/Work Experience: currently interning 6 months at Deloitte (Audit/Consulting) in the Enterprise Risk Solutions department (probably 3 months in Germany, 3 months in London), two-week internship at a lawyer's office
Volunteer/Community service: Voluntary youth tourist guide and group leader in Spain, see above
Summer Activities: See above
Teacher Recommendation: Are actually perfect (as for everybody)
Counselor Rec: Great
State (if domestic applicant): n/a
Country (if international applicant): Germany
School Type: Public school
Ethnicity: German mother plus Tunisian (i.e. North-African) father
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None