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14chasar14chasar 6 replies4 threads New Member
edited November 2013 in Cornell University
Hi, I'm currently a senior from Michigan and I was wondering if people could give me guesses at my chances at Cornell. I think I posted this elsewhere but that may have been on Parchment. In any case, I can't find it :( so here goes. I'm applying to the College of Arts and Sciences.
Valedictorian of 111-person class (sort of small school)
2270 SAT I (CR 800, M 670, W 800)
SAT II Math I 670 :(
SAT Lit 760
4.0 unweighted, 4.05 weighted GPA (APs from this year not yet factored in)
ACT 33 (36 English, 31 math, 28 science :( and 36 Reading)
Legacy (grandpa and great-grandpa went there)
Applying ED
NHS Treasurer
Quiz Bowl
Forensics state semi-finalist
Youth in Government
Academic All-State in track, state finalist in multiple events
Drum major in marching band
Saxophone section leader in concert band
First chair CMU All-Star Band by audition
Jazz band
Tutoring/volunteering with church/Right to Life
Should have good essays/recs
PSAT wasn't very good, it only got me commended (208), but that means a major improvement on the actual SAT (2270 as I said before)
All AP classes this year, plus band and Spanish independently
Also have a 20-hour-a-week job, although I work less during swim/track season
Participated in a county-wide strategic planning committee on education with staff from schools all over the county and two other student delegates

So, Cornell is my dream school. It's the most beautiful place I've ever seen and in a perfect location in the country and the academics are superb but from the students I've met it seems like an innovative environment rather than a psycho rigid one. So, what would my chances be, especially considering ED application?
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