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My chances

XuperdominicanXuperdominican 43 replies33 threads Junior Member
edited November 2004 in Amherst College
I already applied. I have a 1270 SAT, I am the valedictorian, captain of four teams and president of one club. URM from the south bronx. I know my sat are kinda below the midlle 50% but I am hoping they will take into consideration that the average score in my school is a 750.
edited November 2004
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  • collegeconfusioncollegeconfusion 288 replies30 threads Junior Member
    The average score of your school won't make any difference, it only shows that you don't come from a competitive school which hurts the strength of your class rankings aside from that I think you have as good a chance as any. Your SAT score isn't THAT low, without other info I can't really help you. GPA? Ranking? More specific ecs?
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  • XuperdominicanXuperdominican 43 replies33 threads Junior Member
    94 GPA, 1/120, just got my SAT II (670 m1c, 580 us hist. 570 wri)
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  • minoritymanminorityman 71 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Xuperdominican, you're stats are a bit low, but hey you never know.
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  • TupacalipseT96TupacalipseT96 66 replies12 threads Junior Member
    Your class average of 750 WILL help actually....

    Solely because it adds to the URM status ... they prefer URMs from disadvantaged environments over URMs from affluent areas. Im a URM also, but im from a top, affluent, public school. Ive heard that colleges will take that into consideration, and it will somewhat harm my URM status (altho no one can say for sure by how much).
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  • XuperdominicanXuperdominican 43 replies33 threads Junior Member
    that 570 writing will kill me thought
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