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I'm applying to Yale (my #1) and H and P, and also Chicago, WashU, and Duke... but I really care about Yale most. What are my chances still? Why was I deferred?
SATs: 740CR-780M-770W (10 essay)
SAT2s: 750 Math2, 750 German, 730 Physics
First in my class of 78 at a public school where no one's ever even applied to Yale
National Merit Semifinalist
5 AP German, 5 AP US Govt, 4 AP Eng Lang, 4 AP Phys B
Yale Book Award / Bausch&Lomb Science Scholar
Was a year-long foreign exchange student in Germany in 10th grade
Varsity cross country
President of this year's record-setting United Way (service) Club
Treasurer of Key Club
Founder of Model United Nations Club at my school
Winner of Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest
Academic Challenge Team (Top3- was on TV)
I took or am taking every AP class my school offers, and have aced all of them... I also have 3 top student awards... ive also done a couple other ECs, but not really anything to brag about, except my my university of notre dame summer experience thing this year.
i think one of my rec letters was really good, one was bad, and i dont know about my counselors... she wrote me one before and it kind of exaggerated a lot: "an inspiration to the rest of the school", "unbelievably brilliant", that sort of thing.