Hi--I am a junior at a public high school. I am interested in political science
Here is my info:
over 4.0 (should be well over) GPA, will graduate with 13 AP classes and all As except honors chemistry, which I despise!
Rank 10th in class of 600 at a good public school
For the 3 AP tests that I have gotten my scores back for, I received 5s on all (AP human geography, AP world History and AP psychology), will soon have 4 more scores, recently took tests
Bad part: SAT 1320 and ACT 28 HOWEVER, I am going to take again and know I can bring scores up (being tutored in math now, reading and lang scores are very high, math not so much), the question is how much? I doubt I will do much more than 1400 new SAT.
My extra-curricular is strong, especially in leadership: Student government all 4 years, Governor of Georgia and Tennessee Joii (Junior Optimist International) club, as well as secretary; Beta club (which requires a lot of community service), National Honor Society, Girls State (very selective junior girls chosen for state program, one week away in summer (free) to participate in faux government activities, etc), was a page in state senate, received variety of awards within clubs, chosen as a freshman mentor in my high school and recently took over mentoring planning, focusing on suicide prevention after 2 student suicides this year.
I was on the swim team freshman year, but did not letter. I am VERY involved in musical theater and acting both in and out of school. I attended the inauguration of President Trump, which was open to AP history and gov students.
Math and science are not my thing, so I have not taken the highest level courses in those--not taking physics, but am taking AP environmental Science, not taking Calc, but am taking AP Stats. Will have 4 years of Spanish, including AP Spanish when I graduate.
I expect to have excellent recommendations. I am smart and VERY hard working, determined and dedicated, BUT I am not brilliant (you know those people who barely open a book)
I am social but kind of nerdy and want to be surrounded by hard working motivated people. I don't want a party school (I know there is partying at all schools, but don't want a school that is known for it). I'm not big on sororities, at least would like to be able to have good social life without drinking.I am religious and politically conservative, although I don't have to be at a right leaning school, but I would like an environment where all view points are accepted and it won't be held against me.
Here are some schools I am interested in: UNC Chapel Hill, Davidson, Princeton, Emory, Georgetown, possibly Duke. I am worried that I won't get into any of these. My fall back school is UGA, but I don't want to go there (I live in GA and it is also cheapest, unless I get great financial aid). Can I get into any of these schools and if not, does anyone have any suggestions as to a good fit for me?