Hey all. I'm about to send in my applications, and I've come to the conclusion that the only school I really want to go to is the University of Michigan with a major in Actuarial Science.
Applying Early Action, not that it makes a difference.
I'm a white male from Pennsylvania.
SAT-2130 (730 math, 710 writing, 690 CR) I'm retaking this weekend. Will a 2200+ help my chances significantly?
SAT subject tests are pretty insignificant for UMICH admissions.
GPA- 4.0 Unweighted, weighted 4.42
AP Classes- 11th grade: US History, Statistics, Calculus AB
12th grade: Gov, Calculus BC, French
All the rest of my classes were honors classes.
Class Rank- 3/400
Academic team - 4 years (JV Captain 10th, 11th grade; Varsity Captain 12th grade)
Future Business Leaders of America - 4 years (Vice President 12th grade)
French Club - 2 years (President 12th grade)
School Musical - 4 years
Student Ambassadors - 2 years
Student Forum - 2 years
NHS 2 years
I've done choir all 4 years.
Participating in a very time consuming musical production this summer.
Also joined the Mock Trial Team this year. Not going to help much, just doing it for fun.
Volunteering- 40 volunteer hours at a soup kitchen, 50 volunteer hours at an underprivileged kids camp associated with the soup kitchen.
Recs will be quite good, I think. One from my 10th and 12th grade English teacher and Academic Team coach who knows me very well and will be able to speak for my character. The other from my 11th grade statistics teacher who will be able to speak for my statistics abilities.
Essays will be very good. Everybody who has read my common app essay has loved it, and I'm hoping I have some interesting points to make in the two Michigan supplement essays.
National Merit Semi-Finalist, hopefully eventually a finalist.
Semi-Finalist in the Ayn Rand Institute "Anthem" Essay Contest - 11th grade
Semi-Finalist in the Ayn Rand Institute "Fountainhead" Essay Contest - 12th grade
Any idea about my chances? Thanks in advance for any feedback you all can give! Go Blue