Chance me for HKU?
Hey guys - I'm really interested in HKU but I have no idea how difficult admission is, relative to American/British unis. Here are my stats:
US Citizen (Singaporean descent), lived in New York, Connecticut, Singapore and Shanghai. Currently in a British IB School.
I am considering taking my 3 choices from the following courses(haven't decided yet):
BBA (Law), Econs+Finance, Government and Law, Law, BBA
SAT: 2220 740/710/770. Will retake, ~2300 likely based on practice tests.
IGCSE Grades: 8A* and 1A
IB Predicted Grades: 43 out of 45
Student council Representative (2 years)
Head Boy (2 years) - I conduct the job interviews for all incoming members of staff, and personally played a role in the hiring of the current Head of School.
Marketing director and founding member for school radio station (1 year)
Debating team (2 years) - Won best speaker awards at numerous debating tournaments
Model United Nations (2 years) - Have participated in numerous international conferences all over the country. Eventually was selected to be the Deputy President of the Economic and Social Council for a large high school conference in Suzhou, China.
Volunteering (3 years) - I hold free English classes for local Chinese, which leads to official English Proficiency certifications. I also help organize sporting and recreational activities with the mentally and physically disabled every week.
NGO Volunteering (1 year) - I was selected to enter a social entrepreneurship course held by an international NGO, where I designed hats and scarves, marketed them, and delivered proceeds to an impoverished school in Tibet. With the same NGO, I also taught English to impoverished children weekly.
Journalism (2 years) - I am an occasional writer for a large urban newspaper (the Shanghai Daily) and various educational magazines. I write about charitable work, and also have represented my radio station and school. All works have been published.
Service Committee (2 years) - I have participated in organising anti-AIDS, anti-Racism, Environmental, etc, campaigns in school and fundraising.
CEO and Founder of a non-profit Microbank (2 years) - Last year I started a microbank, where we raise funds to give out microcredit loans to those in need. Originally intended to serve local farmers in China, we have since expanded to hold assets and capital in over 30 countries, with a particular focus on student loans in developing countries to send students to university. We have quarterly earnings of around 12,000 Chinese Yuan.
Volunteering/Exchange in South Africa - Volunteered in the slums, and in a rehabilitation and homeless shelter. Lectures from many social activists, college professors, speakers on developmental economics, race relations, and post-Apartheid politics. I now serve as an ambassador for the organization that I went with, promoting activism and humanitarianism at my school.
Ivy Scholars program at Yale University - I was selected to attend undergraduate and graduate level courses at Yale university in the areas of Political Philosophy, Law and Economics. Have attended courses and lectures from renowned professors in those fields such as Walter Russell Mead, Paul Solman (from CBS), Dean of Yale Law School Robert Post, etc etc
Economics courses at UC Berkeley - Self explanatory
So, how do I stand for admission to the courses I named? Thanks.