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Chance me Cornell? Princeton?

Goosegirl1Goosegirl1 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
edited December 2013 in Cornell University
Ok so I have a 2290 SAT super scored. First try: 740math 680reading 750 writing. Second try: 800math 740reading 710writing. I got an 800 on the Math II SAT and a 790 on the Physics SAT. I have a gpa of about 97-98, and don't know my exact class rank, but it is in the top 2%of 300. I have taken APUSH and am taking AP calc and chemistry. Obviously I plan to do well on the essays, but I'm sure that is what everyone does. I have done soccer for years, and an internship at a research lab, studying neuromorphic computing and physics. I want to major in physics and minor in cs. I have also done science olympiad for years, and have about 100 hours community service at a library. What are my chances?
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Replies to: Chance me Cornell? Princeton?

  • Goosegirl1Goosegirl1 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Oh and I got a composite 35 act, with a 36 in science, and the bausch and lomb science award at my school
  • HatersGonnaHateHatersGonnaHate Registered User Posts: 125 Junior Member
    Cornell and princeton are a reach for everyone but from what I can tell you're a strong applicant for either school. What you have to remember is that at the ivy leagues, scores and ec's like that are the expectation rather than a big advantage, especially if you're applying for a math/science field. If you convey passion and interest for each school in your essays, while tying your ec's in, you definitely have a good shot.
  • Swimmer726Swimmer726 Registered User Posts: 669 Member
    If you really want the best physics experience, you will find that at Cornell.

    Numbers are numbers. Everyone who applies to these schools does well. What makes you stand apart? A consistent history with community service and looking beyond yourself would be something that they would notice. Leadership, confidence, character. If you have those attributes, think about how you can illustrate them in your application.
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