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Chances? hmm? perhaps?

edited March 2012 in Babson College
Hello, I realize it's a little early, but I need to know my chances, other sources have not been too reliable.

I am a junior, I took the SAT once, no studying, taking it again next week with a prep course (hopefully a large improvement) but my first score was a 1930

good public school in Upstate NY, top 20%, but school doesn't rank.

3.5 GPA UW with the hardest course load, numerous electives, I will graduate all honors with at least 5 APs and a lot of college credits.

Extra Curriculars:

4 years (2 JV 2 Varsity) XC, 4 years varsity tennis, 2 years indoor track
MUN club
Class Government, VP of class sophomore year and a lot of involvement with prom planning etc.
Femtastic gender equality club, involved in a lot of advocacy movements
business experience working for my dad's company (too much to write about here, good stuff though)
Volunteer work with adaptive ski program, I help developmentally disabled kids ski
Camp Counselor all summer (following being a camper for 7 years)
7 week leadership summit last summer in which I helped developmentally disabled adults play sports and other activities.
Nominated for Boys State, will most likely be attending

Recs will be good i'm sure, and I will write a good essay.

what do you think my chances are ED? i'm dying to know. Sound off!
Post edited by BESTSTUDENTEVER on

Replies to: Chances? hmm? perhaps?

  • BESTSTUDENTEVERBESTSTUDENTEVER Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
  • 2010freshman2010freshman Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    It looks like you have a good chance at Babson. The best thing is to continue to improve your SAT score and show some interest in Babson by visiting. Also keep looking at the admitted students posts to see stats and info and how they compare to yours. If you are really serious, apply ED, because that will also increase your chances.

    If you are thinking of playing tennis contact the tennis coach. He may be able to also help with the application process. The students love to play on the sports teams at Babson.

    My D is at Babson and is having the most amazing experience and the opportunities are unbelievable. She is going on a Malaysia business trip over spring break with a group from Babson. This summer she is going with a Babson group to London to attend London School of Economics and doing an internship at an investment management firm.

    Good luck and keep up the good work!
  • BESTSTUDENTEVERBESTSTUDENTEVER Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    Thank you! The curriculum at Babson sounds so interesting, I visited once and loved to campus, too.
  • eXaOmegaeXaOmega Registered User Posts: 21 New Member

    I think you have an extremely good chance of getting in. I would try to improve your SAT scores.

    Your extracurricular activities are pretty much top notch for any applicant (sports and clubs in general).

    I kind of wouldn't recommend applying early decision. You're a junior. Visit other schools first, compare what options you have.
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