What are my chances for GMU, JMu, and VTech
Hey, I'm a black male, senior in HS and I will be applying to George Mason Univ, James Madison Univ, and Virginia tech. All will be regular action. I'm really worried if I will get in any of them. My top choice is GMU since its close to my house. I'm worried because of my gpa and SAT. My gpa is 3.56 and I took all regular classes except for AP Psych. Surprisingly the AP class helped me junior year to get above 3.8 which I got an academic letter for. My SAT is pretty bad: 490 CR. 620 Math, 490 W. 1600 on the 2400 scale and 1110 on the 1600 scale. I visited GMU this morning for the open house and I like it.
I also don't have a lot of extracurriculars, I'm in:
French Honor Society (2 years)
French Club (2 years)
Chess Club (2 years)
Winter Track (1 year)
I know that Vtech is a high reach but my 2 brothers go there so I'm just applying even though I will probably not get accepted. So do I have a chance in getting into either JMU or GMU? I heard being black and a minority helps, is that true? Thanks!