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Chance me Boston College 2024

louise1019louise1019 41 replies9 threads Junior Member
Applied RD to MCAS as a psychology major with intended pre-med track.

GPA: 3.9/4.0 (UW - my school doesn't weight)
SAT: 1270 (reading and writing 690; math 580)
White female from MA/middle class
Roman Catholic
Top 2% of class out of 109
AP Classes: Physics 1, biology, psychology (school only allows 2 AP each year for juniors and seniors)
Taken the most rigorous and heavy course load that my school offers


-11th grade won the award for top student in humanities at my school

Extra curriculars:

-Service Learning (9-12): established a homeless shelter in my community that provides basic necessities + mental health resources to +100 individuals a week
-NHS (11-12) president, 350+ volunteer hours
-MUN (10-12) president
-founded journalism club + started school newspaper (Chief Editor)
-Creative writing (9-12) publishes original pieces to website I designed
[email protected]
-internship for State Senator
-Varsity Soccer (9-12) captain
-Varsity Lacrosse (9-12) captain
-study abroad program in Nantes, France (10th grade) stayed with host family and attended classes at high school
-Student government (9-12) class rep and treasurer


-extensive service learning resume: started class on mental health and addition at my school, hosted speaker series in my town with famous athletes who struggled with addiction, and other projects on that scale
-interned with my town's police department
-extensive independent research on my intended major

Recs and essays were all very solid
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  • crazymochacrazymocha 30 replies3 threads Junior Member
    edited February 8
    Your ECs are insane but your SAT score and geographical location will probably hurt you. I'd guess you have a 60-70% chance
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 6439 replies128 threads Senior Member
    Sorry to counter any advice. But at a 20 percent acceptance rate expected this year, very few students have a 60 percent chance. And RD will be more selective. Perhaps a 15 to 18 percent rate. That’s 8 out of 10 don’t get great news. But some do and it could certainly be any one application that stands out.

    The good news is you have a wonderful profile and have been super successful. Apply to a good selection and you will have wonderful options.
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  • crazymochacrazymocha 30 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Ya, I was probably overstating it. I do think they have a really good shot though if all of these ECs (ex: establishing a homeless shelter) are true
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