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Chances 2011

paj8989paj8989 Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
edited May 2006 in Bates College
I just wanted to know what some current Bates undergrads thought my chances were on getting in:

General info:
White male. Middle Class from New Jersey.

Extremely Competetive Public Magnet High School. Actually just named a "Public Elite" by Newsweek (only like 20 schools got that award).

Freshman year:
GPA 3.779
Honors Biology
Honors Intro Chem
Honors Alg II & Trig
Honors Amer. History
Honors Amer. Lit I
Honors Spanish II
Medical Science Seminar

Sophomor Year (no AP's offered):
GPA 3.801
Honors Chemistry
Honors Intro Physics
Honors Adv. Analysis I (Pre-Calc)
Honors World History I
Honors Amer. Lit II
Honors Spanish III
Molecular Biology I & II
Organic Chem I

Junior Year:
Should finish with another 3.8_ GPA
Honors Anatomy and Physiology
Honors Inter. Physics
Honors World Literature I
Honors Spanish IV
Honors Latin I
Honors Adv. Analysis II (Pre-Calc II)
IB History

Senior Year:
Courses I will be taking:
AP Bio
AP Calculus AB
AP Chem
IB History (2 Year course)
IB Enviromental Living Systems
Honors World Lit II
Honors Spanish V
Honors Latin II
Molecular Biology IV & V

Overall GPA ~3.8
Class Rank: School does NOT rank.

Test Scores:
SAT V: 670
SAT M: 760
SAT W: 660
I am retaking them. My PSAT Writing was a 760, and I should be able to get at least a 760 in writing on the SAT.

Am taking SAT IIC Math

Model United Nations 9-12 (possible Sec-Gen of next year's conference (will find out soon))
Debate Team 10-JV, 11 & 12 Varsity (possible Captain (will find out soon)
National History Day 10, 11, 12
Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) 11, 12
400 Hours of Volunteer work at Local Boy's and Girl's Club
National Honors Society 11-12
Volleyball 9 & 10 JV, 11 & 12 Varsity (Captain Next Year)
2 Medical Summer Programs
Senior Year Internship (most likely at Plastic Surgeon's office)

Awards and Recognition:
Various Model UN Awards at Conferences (e.g. MIT, GWU)
5th Place JV Debate Team in County
National Merit Commended Student (possible Semi-Finalist)
Local Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year
Possible NJ Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year
2nd place Senior Group Documentary at NJ History Day
Top 14 in Nation Senior Group Documentary at National History Day
3rd Place Biomedical Debate at NJ HOSA competition
Dean's List every trimester in school

I just want to know if I have a decent chance of getting in?
Also, what do you think I need to improve upon?
Post edited by paj8989 on

Replies to: Chances 2011

  • autmaineautmaine Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    Yeah, I'd say you have a good chance... but you never know. Make sure you have a good interview. Bates will like your debate experience, they have one of the best debate teams in the country.
  • paj8989paj8989 Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
    Thanks autmaine,

    I never knew that Bates had one of the best debate teams in the country. That is good to know, seeing that I am looking to continue my debating in college.
  • autmaineautmaine Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    Yeah, they're pretty well known for debating. Go to: http://abacus.bates.edu/people/orgs/debate/ to find out more. It's one of the oldest teams in the country. They compete against Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, and all the big schools every year (article: http://www.bates.edu/x62228.xml). They do well on an international level. It's really good for kids who are thinking about law school. I think you could get in to Bates, if you show that's where you want to go. Bates, however, is known for being really wacky with admissions, you just can never tell.
  • thegwall822thegwall822 Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
    If they like you as a person you have great chances. Just be friendly and talk about how you love Bates.
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