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mksuperfanmksuperfan Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
edited February 2010 in Colgate University
I'm a junior female from a small town in NJ. I attend a competitive public high school.

Junior Year Classes:
Honors French 4
Pre Calc
plus electives

Senior Year Prospective Classes:

GPA W: 4.25 but likely to go up
GPA UW: 4.0

Don't have SAT scores yet, I know that makes it hard to chance. Sorry. I HOPE to get 2000+.

3 year writer for Newspaper - Editor as a senior (hopefully)
Leader at my church (help run retreats, give speeches on retreats, conduct discussion groups)
Lacrosse every year
Key Club
Big Brother/Big Sister once a week a couple towns over.. I mentor/tutor/and play with a 5th grade boy.. senior year will be my 3rd year with the same kid
National Honors Society
French Honors Society
3-4 Days a week I tutor 3 girls in my town who moved to the US from France 4 years ago. I have been tutoring them since I was a freshman. We have grown very close, and I will most likely be writing my essay on my relationship/experience with them!

I know it is really difficult to chance me with out SATs but if you could just try...
Post edited by mksuperfan on

Replies to: Chance Me

  • amon_13amon_13 Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    I can't imagine you not getting in if your test scores are where you expect them to be.
  • mksuperfanmksuperfan Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
    With those ECs and that GPA, what are the LOWEST test scores I can get and still have a very decent chance of getting into Colgate?
  • purpletulippurpletulip Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Personally, I would say 2000. I think that if you get 2000+ you have a very decent chance. If you get a 1950, I think you will still get in though. Under 1950, I'm not as sure.
  • DroughtDrought Registered User Posts: 807 Member
    1800. But there is no cut-and-dried distinction between very decent chance and moderately average chance.
  • tigerlily6tigerlily6 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    You have a tough load of classes, great grades, and good extracuricculars. However it is definitely hard to say without SATs, I agree that probably aim for a 2000+ and you'll have a good chance of getting in. Your recommendations and essays are important too though!
  • mksuperfanmksuperfan Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
    thanks everybody for responding
  • tenormamatenormama Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
    My D had similar stats to yours. She is a junior now. I think she had a 2085 on the SATs. She got in ED. It is a little easier to get in if you apply ED, so if you know you Colgate is your first choice, you might want to try ED. Also, I think they give the essays a lot of weight. The Dean of Admissions wrote a note on D's acceptance letter about how much they enjoyed her essay about our dog. So, it never hurts to write a good essay.
    Hers was a funny story about the adoption of our dog, who had a horrible case of pneumonia and an unfortunately bad hair day.
    Good luck!
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