I really like Carleton, especially its Quiz Bowl team. What kind of chance do you think I have of getting in?
Ethnicity: White Gender: Female State: Michigan School: Decently competitive public "magnet." We're a silver-medal USNWR school, for what that's worth. We send a lot of kids to the University of Michigan, and a few to top LACs/public universities, though no Ivies in the past twenty years or so. Majors: I'm thinking biology or history.
Unweighted GPA: 3.98 Rank: We don't officially rank until graduation, but I'm on track to be salutatorian.
Classes: I've taken the most rigorous courses I can. This includes a multi-year countywide gifted and talented course for English. I've taken all honors classes available to me, as well as three APs last year and three more this year.
Test Scores Submitted October SAT: 780CR, 680M, 800W (2260) Subject tests: 780 USH, 750 Lit AP tests: AP English Lit (5), AP English Lang (5), APUSH (5)
--Four years of professional choir
--Four summers of mentoring at an opera camp for young children
--Three years of Quiz Bowl (including two years at the varsity level and one year as co-captain of the varsity team)
--Three years of legislative debate (with some regional speaker awards)
--Internship with local hospital this past summer
--Student Council this year (secretary)
--First place in literature in state competition (10th grade)
--Numerous awards in regional writing competition (9th grade)
--National Merit Commended
--School departmental awards in English (9th/10th), biology (9th), French (9th/10th), creative writing (9th/10th), mathematics (9th/10th/11th)
One is from a history teacher I had for two years, and the other is for my precalc teacher. They are both quite good, along the lines of "top in my career" type of thing. The history one is brief, though.
Thanks, everyone. :)