I am aware that Princeton accepts a significantly higher percentage of applicants from Jersey than any other state/region. I am a true Jersey girl, born and raised.
I am considering applying early to Princeton. It has been my dream school ever since the second grade.
I do not want to waste my single-choice, binding EA though. I would just like a realistic opinion on whether I should bother applying early. If not, I intend on applying to Cornell's ILR school, which I have heard is looking to attract more applicants. I already know I would like to apply as a sophomore to the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Relations.
I am not proud/satisfied by my current stats but is it what it is.
I am ranked 8/422.
My weighted GPA is 5.39
SAT II: 750 in Lit and 730 in US History
SAT Taken once- 2100
***Plan on taking SATS and ACTs in the upcoming months. Average a 34 or 35 in ACT practice tests.
AP- 5 in US History and 5 in Gov, 3 in AB Calc and 3 in European History *** Should I include my 3's?
Will be taking AP Bio, AP Chem, AP Lit and AP Psych this year
State President of the New Jersey Association of Student Councils- (the overall student council board for the state)
Overall President of the Student Council and Class VP
Chapter President of Future Business Leaders of America- Qualified for States- Second in Southern Region for Intro to Parliamentary Procedure, 6th in Business Law
Founded Action For Africa- a community service based club promoted at informing, impacting and educating students about what is happening in Africa
** Plan on starting a Bi-partisan political club- but that is still up in the air
27th in DIV III Fencing at Summer Nationals in Reno, E Rated Fencer
Youth Leader at Fellowship Alliance Chapel's Youth Group
-A handful of insignificant clubs ie
community service- Key Club
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
National Honor Society
Intern for the Republican National Headquarters- Specifically Christie re-election focused-Top recruiter for Super Saturday
Hourly Associate at Panera Bread
Chinese School Teacher's Assistant
February 13 Declared 'Rachel Yee Day' in my Township
John Hopkins CTY
Student of the Month
School and Regional Invention Convention-1st Place Winner
Obviously getting is almost like a lottery system with all of the over-qualified candidates, but I would like to know if I have any chance at all.