I'm a junior in a selective private high school. My school doesn't rank, but if it were to, I would probably barely make it into the top 25 percent.
2300 SAT (800 CR, 700 M, 800 W)
3.78 GPA UW (School doesn't weigh)
Course Rigor: My school's courses are AP-level in all but name. We send three or four people to Ivy League schools every year. Our curriculum is very rigorous, and almost all colleges are aware of this.
Started a discussion group outside of school for Film, Poetry and Books with a membership of over 20 people from ages 15 to 22.
I am the president of my Junior Statesmen of America chapter.
I have participated very actively with a local political organization for two years.
I was a leading role in my school's musical.
I have a blog on philosophy, ludology and plays with over one hundred lengthy posts.
I have made a fully-functioning story-driven video game based on a work by Plato.
I don't know if this counts, but I am remarkably well-read for my age and am thoroughly well-versed in the Western Canon.
I founded my school's Quiz Bowl team which, in the year of its founding, ranked second in the state.
I am, by all accounts, a fairly talented visual artist, though this is not a talent I very much wish to pursue.
One hundred hours of community service at the city I live in's largest library branch.
Member and participant in Communist Party of America.
Either spent summers in India, simply soaking in culture, or working full-time at a grocery store. Worked part time during the year to help pay bills for my private school.
Prolific (but unpublished) filmmaker and writer. Four short films of ten to twenty minutes, countless short stories and philosophical essays.
Rudimentary knowledge of programming, Python language.
Interests: I am interested in the humanities, specifically philosophy.
I was wondering if, 1. My GPA would be extremely detrimental to my chances at most schools, and, 2. Which colleges any of you think might be a good fit for me.