Chances of being accepted to Fordham University in New York?
Class rank- 49/322
All honors and AP classes
one year advanced in math
Intended major is biology/ pre-med with a minor in Spanish
Lifeguard and Swimming Lesson Teacher
Jingle Bell Walk (Team Captain)
Worked with the American Academy of pediatrics on a video textbook that will educate professionals about how to work with adolescents
Child Life Volunteer at the Local Children’s hospital in the oncology (cancer) and bone marrow transplant units (I spent half of the day working with directly cancer paients in their rooms and playrooms and the other half of the day attending seminars about medicine)
I went on a spanish cultural immersion and service trip to Costa Rica where I organized activities for and played with children at a rural elementary school and I also worked on a farm to help farmers harvest crops
Oboe in wind ensemble (honors band)
La Soceidad Honoraria Hispanica and World Language Honors Club
Medical scholars club
National Honor Society
Two varsity swim teams (one for school the other for a club in the summer)
High School CYO at my church (catholic youth organization)
Medalist in District and National Spanish Contests
Teen group leader-children’s hospital (I organized and presented a project to the doctors and staff at the hospital about what I had learned during the program)
Medical Scholars Club Vice President
academically gifted program (seminar and independent study program because I have a GIEP (high IQ) )
Certified in first aid, CPR and AED.
I'm not sure if this is relevent but I met a physician assistant at the Children's Hospital who allowed me to shadow her for a day in the cardiac intensive care unit and in the cardiac operating room
My essay is going to be about my struggle with a chronic illness called ankylosing spondylitis and how it inspired me to volunteer at the hospital where I'm treated to help other kids with medical conditions and how that experience really impacted me and further inspired me to go into pediatrics.
What do you think my chances of being accepted to Fordham are? What can I do to improve my chances? Thank you so much!