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Hey folks, I need some help. Was looking at the stats on collegeboard.com for UNC and noticed that the acceptance rate is around 36 percent, which isn't half bad. However, I was reminded that because I am from PA, that number does not apply. Now, I have yet to visit UNC but I already know that it is my first choice because I WANNA BE A TAR HEEL. I have heard many amazing things about the campus, and from seeing pictures of friends visiting there, and doing research on the school, I know it is the one for me.
My first question is, is there an Early Decision choice for Chapel Hill? It was unlisted on collegeboard, and I want to apply by contract to the school to make my chances as good as possible.
Second, assuming that I apply ED, or EA if that is the best choice available, will I have a good chance of being accepted? Here are my stats:
SAT1 - 790 math, 720 verbal, 680 writing
SAT2 - 760 chemistry, 750 math, 740 physics
Strong Courses: Honors English grade 9, Honors Biology, Honors Earth and Space Science (sort of like geology and astronomy combined), Honors Algebra 2, Honors Pre-calculus with Trig, AP Calculus, AP Calculus 2, AP Chemistry 2, Honors Physics, AP Bio 2, Honors Biochemistry.
ECs: Key Club, JV Lacrosse Captain (650 kids in each grade, sports teams are highly selective due to large pool of students and small number of spots to fill, so still no Varsity), Tudoring neighbors, Worked since end of Freshman year roughly 25 hours per week (3 different jobs with no breaks between them), National Honor Society
My EC's have a lot to be desired, but it's too late now. Please be brutally honest, I want the facts and I'm not the type to be discouraged by someones opinion...whether you guys think ill get in or not, I'm still applying!
One more thing -- I have decided that I want to major in Biochemistry, and then possibly go on to Med School. I do not want to go strictly Pre-med so as to avoid making Medical School be my only professional option out of college. (I'm not even sure Pre-med is a major at UNC, anyway) Any opinions on that one?