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Do you think I will get in??

jabnerjabner Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
edited June 2005 in Colgate University
I'm an an asian female from Northern VA and going to a very competitive public school.
Currently, I am a junior and interested in applying early to colleges.

GPA 3.75 uw, 3.9 w
SAT took the June SAT. but the old SAT ranges around 1300~1400
AP / Honors courses

AP world (4)
AP stat (3)
AP psych
AP cal ab
AP Lit (next yr)
AP bio (next yr)
Honors english
all honors math classes

Extra curricular...dont have much
math team secretary 9, 10
virginia math league 9,10, 11
viola since 5th grade
senior district 10, senior regional 11
chamber soloist 11 (and next yr)
solo recital next year
debate team 10
yearbook 11 and next year

Other Interested colleges are...
Wellsley, Smith (#1 choice), Mount Holyoke, UVA, penn state (uni. park)

Any opinions or suggestions would be great.

oh btw, how good is the financial aid for internationals at Colgate? I heard it's pretty good but I would like more info plz.
Post edited by jabner on

Replies to: Do you think I will get in??

  • Colgate13Colgate13 Registered User Posts: 136 Junior Member
    If you’re from Virginia, why are you asking about fin aid for international?

    If you apply ED I, you'll probably will get in. If you do RD, it’s more of a toss up. That SAT range is a borderline area. The class of 2009's average SAT score was 1391. If you score in lower end of your range, you may be aiming too high for the like of Smith and Colgate.

    By the way, based on what I heard from a junior at my school you won't be able to apply to the main campus of Penn State. She said that starting this fall, freshman applicants will have to go to a branch campus first.
  • RaboKarabekianRaboKarabekian Registered User Posts: 2,820 Senior Member
    Definitely send in a violin recording of yourself if you're interested in playing violin at Colgate. They really like good musicians, and have built one of the best chamber music programs at a small non-music school.
  • jabnerjabner Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    Colgate13, although I am from VA, I have a citizenship from other country. So that makes me an international student even though I lived here for 10yrs. Does Colgate really look into the SAT scores?

    RaboKarabekian, thanks for the info. I was thinking of sending a record too but now I know I will definitely send it in. (btw, it's viola not violin :) hehe...)
  • kimmibee16kimmibee16 Registered User Posts: 232 Junior Member
    colgate thats not tru about penn state. a lot of kids from my high school are going to university park this fall
  • Colgate13Colgate13 Registered User Posts: 136 Junior Member
    You miss read my message. I also known a lot of kids who are going to State College this fall. I got in there myself. What I was saying is that this year's juniors will not be able to go there next year.
  • RaboKarabekianRaboKarabekian Registered User Posts: 2,820 Senior Member
    If you're good at viola, and say you will do something with the music program (not necessarily major, but do chamber music, orch, etc), the department will pull hard for you. Definitely send in a tape. Usually they have to convert violinists to play viola.
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