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double legacy.. does it help with my chances?

ThatsSoNFTYThatsSoNFTY Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
edited December 2008 in What Are My Chances?
High School GPA: 3.875 (unweighted on a 4.5 scale- school doesn't weight-- after first completed marking period of senior year)
SAT Score: 1950 (that is my first time score)

Classes Taken: (School does not offer Spanish honors =[)

Freshman Year- 4 Honors, Spanish (7 period schedule- 5 academic, gym, & elective)
Sophomore Year- (1st time school allows APs)- AP US History I, 3 Honors, Spanish
Junior Year- AP US History II, AP English, 2 honors, Spanish
Senior Year- AP Euro, AP English, AP Calc AB, AP Spanish, AP Chem

Academic Electives Taken- Holocaust & Genocide, Human Behavior (school's version of Psychology), Sociology & Anthropology

School doesn't rank, but in top 10% in a grade of 350
Honor Roll Student for every marking period since beginning of high school career (16 MPs)

-Girl Scout for 13 years (kindergarten - senior year; earned bronze and silver awards)***
-Member of National Honor Society
-Member of National Spanish Honor Society
-Member of National Art Honor Society
-Volunteer at Religious School since 7th grade
-Art Club
-Interact (community service club)
-STAND ambassador (students taking action now darfur)
-Youth Group Board Member for four years (Membership VP for 1, Communications VP for 2, and President for 1)

***- have accumulated over 300 hours of community service (total hours include 50 hours volunteering in a shelter in Israel)

Schools I am applying to:

Tufts University ((DOUBLE LEGACY))
Boston College
William & Mary
American University
George Washington University
Rutgers University
Brandeis University
Kutztown University
Emory University
Wesleyan University

Can you tell me my chances? Thanks in advance!
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Replies to: double legacy.. does it help with my chances?

  • hmom5hmom5 Posts: 10,882- Senior Member
    From my experience, legacy status helps when you have the median stats for a school.
  • ThatsSoNFTYThatsSoNFTY Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
    anyone else?
  • ThatsSoNFTYThatsSoNFTY Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
  • kansasdemocratkansasdemocrat Posts: 436Registered User Member
    Your chances are good, but for the love of God, try and boost that SAT. BTW, try and cut the fat out of that EC list- several of those will have little/no effect on admissions.
  • ThatsSoNFTYThatsSoNFTY Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
    next scores coming in tomorrow at 8 am. so ill update it then
  • bdl108bdl108 Posts: 436Registered User Member
    double legacy didn't help for me, but that was at Brown...

    GPA seems solid for Tufts, which sounds like your top choice. However, SATs are definitely low, but the legacy might compensate. To be honest, your ECs are bland. You're going to need a very solid essay and good recommendations.

    You should have a decent shot at the rest of your schools. Good luck!
  • 174IQPartier174IQPartier Posts: 256Registered User Junior Member
    It depends.
    Is that a 1400/1950 or a 1200/1950?

    A 1400/1950 will take you farther in your goals.
  • ThatsSoNFTYThatsSoNFTY Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
    1400. anyone else?
  • HuntHunt Posts: 20,833Registered User Senior Member
    I would just say that I don't think there's anything wrong with your EC list. Of course, when you apply you will emphasize the most important ones (that is, the ones most important to you).
  • ThatsSoNFTYThatsSoNFTY Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
    thanks guys.. anyone else?
  • acsgmhsacsgmhs Posts: 13Registered User New Member
    it sounds like Tufts is your top choice and I think that it might be a match if your SATs come up into the 2000s atleast.
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