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Match me-Do I have a chance of getting in?

collegegatsbycollegegatsby 6 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 8 New Member
Match me for the following schools: Brown, Yale, Wesleyan, Oberlin, Swarthmore, Clark, Dickinson, Skidmore, Binghamton, Ithaca College, Syracuse U

Also, would it be of any use to apply ED to one of my dream schools (Brown or Swarthmore)? When I went to an info session at Brown, they said not to apply ED because it won't help my chances. Is that true?

GPA: 98.23
ACT: 35
AP Scores:
APUSH-5
AP World-5
AP Lang-5
AP Chem-3

Currently taking 4 APs.

Subject Test Scores:
World History-800
US History-800
Chem-710

ECs:
Literary Magazine (Editor in Chief Junior and Senior year)
Model UN (Vice President)
Chinese Club (Secretery during Freshman year, Vice President during Sophomore year, President during Senior and Junior years)
Girl Scout (Silver and Bronze Award)
NHS
Job at preschool over the summer
Job at local small business all year round
Volunteer/intern in a county political campaign
Member of local political environmental initiative (youth leader)

Honors:
AP Scholar with Honors
Honors English 9
Honors English 10
Yale Book Award

I also have done film photography for the past few years and designed two independent study courses in film photography for myself. I don't know if that is of any importance but I thought I might include that just in case.

Thanks!

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  • gearmomgearmom 3900 replies6 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,906 Senior Member
    What is your home state? Any hooks?
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  • TheGreyKingTheGreyKing 2029 replies98 discussionsForum Champion Williams College Posts: 2,127 Forum Champion
    Your list is well balanced among reaches, matches, and safeties. And ED is a good idea.
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  • collegegatsbycollegegatsby 6 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 8 New Member
    I live in New York. I don't really have any hooks becasue I'm a white female from a rather well off area. If being a female interested in neurology and photography is a hook, I guess that would be mine.
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  • lookingforwardlookingforward 32224 replies336 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 32,560 Senior Member
    edited October 2017
    Be careful you've sufficiently researched any target before applying early. Or RD. And done the work to understand your full match, not just what you'd like.

    Swat, Yale, and Brown don't have neurology majors, though some classes will cover some material.

    ACT, btw, isn't just about composite. The sub scores matter. Your AP and subject scores in chem can affect chances. Earlier, you said 670 in math2. If you mean neuroscience, any ECs that reflect this interest?
    edited October 2017
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  • DeastonDeaston 273 replies13 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 286 Junior Member
    It is much more advantageous to apply early to a liberal arts school than an Ivy unless you are an alumni or an athlete.
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  • collegegatsbycollegegatsby 6 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 8 New Member
    @lookingforward I believe Brown and Yale both have neurology programs. That's area of study I've listed for both of them on the Common App. Swarthmore has a cognitive science major that I'm very interested in. For the ACT, my weakest area was math, which was a 33. I got 36 on the science section and 35 on reading and writing each. Will the lower math score be a big problem? (Also I won't be sending that 670 math 2 score).
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