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u think ill get in

Doogie311Doogie311 Registered User Posts: 1,723 Senior Member
edited May 2005 in Colgate University
I am a junior in HS, i am expected to get around a 1300 for my SAT's and am planning on taking the ACT's (28-30). I have a 3.8 GPA 2nd decile in a VERY competative high school in Clarkstown New York (first decile starts at 4.1 and goes to 4.7....HOW SICK IS THAT!?!?!) ok well...ive taken a pretty tough courseload through HS...heres what im working with

English 9h
Math 1h
Spanish

Bio H, Math II H, Principles of Engineering, English 10, CAD, Spanish II, Global History H

*CAD-computer aided design, engineering course

Chemistry, Math III, English 11, Spanish III, CAD II, Global History H (2nd part), Critical Health Issue (Honors Health course)

AP Physics, Spanish 200-201 H, Math 12 (Pre Calc), AP American History, College Business Law H, Social Physc, Public Speaking, Journalism (English electives because i finished a year early)

AP Micro economics, AP Macro, AP calc, AP Stats, AP Bio, AP art history, AP Lit, Public Policy H (required for graduation)

I also do alot of extracurricular stuff including:

Ambulance Corps (over 1500 hours of community service) achieved NYS certification through a 4 month course) I have been Secretary of the youth corps there, 1st Liutenant, and now captain. I am also receiving a County EMS Award for most accomplished youth corps of the year, first to receive the award.

started a youth chapter of the American Red Cross...first ever in my county we organize blood drives and do courses for the little ones (more community service in addition to the 1500)

JSA for 2 years, president and vice president of Engineering Club for 2 years, President of Red Cross for 2 years, National Honor Society for a year, science achievement award, Social Studies achievement award (3 years), Math National Honor society (Mu Alpha Theta), Spanish Honor Society. Citizenship Award, Whos Who Among American HS students (3 years). I also played hockey for 2 years in HS, physics bowel....im also gonna have exceptional essays and reccomendations.

So what do you think my chances are at Colgate??
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  • Colgate13Colgate13 Registered User Posts: 136 Junior Member
    With a 1300, I'm sorry that I would have to say that the odds of you getting in are less than the odds of you being rejected.

    Other stuff looks good though but I only skimmed it.
  • kimmibee16kimmibee16 Registered User Posts: 232 Junior Member
    I think that u will be fine b/c it never hurts to try
  • lax8scr13lax8scr13 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    You will most likely get in ED.
    You will be waitlisted/rejected in the RD pool.
  • kimmibee16kimmibee16 Registered User Posts: 232 Junior Member
    i disagree. I applied RD with a 4.25 gpa and 1130 SAT's and I got in
  • OldhatOldhat Registered User Posts: 138 Junior Member
    There is always a chance. Two D's applied, 1330 and 1360 respectively, first one waitlisted and got in, second one waitlisted and withdrew from waitlist. Always try if it is something you really want, but be sure to have back-ups that you will be satisfied with. Good luck!!!
  • Colgate13Colgate13 Registered User Posts: 136 Junior Member
    kimmibee,

    Aren't you a minority? I'm not trying to start anything, but you need to specify that when you tell people that they will get in and you use yourself as proof. I would bet that even a white or asian recruited athlete would have a very hard time getting in with that SAT score.
  • OldhatOldhat Registered User Posts: 138 Junior Member
    Kimmibee,

    Colgate13 has a valid point. Full disclosure is important as to not mislead anyone with 1100 SAT scores as that is an unusually low score for Colgate admission. I realize you may have many redeeming assets to balance the scores you posted but you should state them.
  • kimmibee16kimmibee16 Registered User Posts: 232 Junior Member
    Yeah i'm a minority, but i think that applicants shouldn't doubt themselves and if thats their dream school, then they should go for it. For example, my dream school was (and still kinda is) USC. But i didn't apply because i was scared of the competion. Who knows if i would have gotten in? Thats my whole point in telling ppl to try. It's not like u have to pay an application fee (if u do it online).
  • lax8scr13lax8scr13 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    Knowing that kimmibee16 is a minority, I feel quite comfortable standing by my original post. You will get in ED, but not in RD.
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