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What is Realistic?

fred6464fred6464 6 replies3 threads New Member
As I'm in the middle of the college application process, I am growing forever more curious about what really is realistic in terms of being accepted.

My SAT's are 800/710/710.
ACT: 33
I'll be taking the 3 subject tests in two weeks.

GPA: 3.7 (unweighted), 3.953 (weighted).

Class Rank: 56/564 (Exactly top 10%)

International Baccalaureate student with 2 AP classes as well. (IB considered "most rigorous")

White, but a US - German dual citizen.

From Nebraska (only a small number of students applying from the area might help?)
High School: number 1 in the state (but then again, it's Nebraska)

A youth law program (4 years)
Speech and Debate (PF captain) (2)
National Honor Society
German National Honor Society
Model UN
400 community service hours in the past 2 years, more throughout the rest of hs
Peer tutor
Volunteering for state's congressman's election

What are my realistic chances at the schools i'm applying to?

Georgetown U
George Washington U
UTexas at Austin
UNebraska - Lincoln (already accepted, safety)
Boston College

Please help me out, thanks!
edited October 2010
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  • fred6464fred6464 6 replies3 threads New Member
    Just an additional note, my gpa is that low because of the difficulty of IB classes... my counselor explained that this would be made evident in the HS school report
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  • ramannoodlesramannoodles 36 replies7 threads New Member
    Hey! Don't really have all that much experience with college confidential in general, but I'll throw an opinion out there...

    Georgetown U - match
    George Washington U - match
    NYU - match
    UChicago - match
    Harvard - reach
    Yale - reach
    UTexas at Austin - safety
    Boston College - don't really know enough about it to give an opinion

    Let me stress that my opinion doesn't really mean much, considering I'm just another high school student...but that's my best guess :)

    Good luck with college! I really hope you do well and get into all these schools!
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  • fred6464fred6464 6 replies3 threads New Member
    Thanks! Anyone else?
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