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Chances at Cornell

Bill_h_pikeBill_h_pike Registered User Posts: 1,208 Senior Member
edited August 2005 in Cornell University
My stats
-white male from Upstate New York
-planning on being a math major
-2050/1420 SAT (Math: 740, Verbal: 680, Writing: 630/8)
-SAT lls: Math level 2:800, Bio-m: 720, Predicting 700+ for chem
My APS
.....-AP Comp Sci A (did not take exam) in sophmore year.
.....-AP Comp Sci AB(5), AP Bio (4), and AP US history(5) junior year
.....-AP Calc AB, AP US Gov and AP Chem Senior year.
-Rank ~35 out 525 in less then competive suburban public school.
-about a 95 weighted GPA (I got a B- in AP bio that took down that average)

My ECs
.....- Science Olympiad
............- Member grades 10-12
............- Regional Medal winner grades 10-11
............- States grade 10
............- Treasure grade 12
.....-Quiz bowl
............- Member grades 9-12
............- Team captin grades 10-11
............- All star grades 10-11
......- Fed Reserve Economic Challenge
............- Member grade 11
.....- Model UN
............- Member grade 9,12
......- Boy Scouts
............- member from age 10
............- Eagle Scout
............- served 3 summers on summer camp staff as merit badge
............ instructor, working 140 hours a week
............- spend 15 + hours a month volunteering
......- School Newspaper
............- Assistant editor/writer grades 10-12

What are my RD chances like at Cornell?
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Replies to: Chances at Cornell

  • jmarsh2006jmarsh2006 Registered User Posts: 712 Member
    Your RD chances are pretty much as good as anybody's. you're by no means a sure thing, but you're definitely competitive. Your SATII's are pretty good, but your SAT writing will probably hurt you, although I'm not sure what Cornell's policy is on the writing section. The boy scout thing will also look very good, as you seem to have a lot of dedication to it, and it would make a great essay, in my opinion. So, decent shot I'd say. but in your case the essays and recommendations will b=pretty much get you in, since you're on the border between acceptance and rejection. Good luck.

    P.S. where do you live in upstate NY?
  • Bill_h_pikeBill_h_pike Registered User Posts: 1,208 Senior Member
    I live in Lancaster, a Buffalo suburb.
  • seicheongseicheong Registered User Posts: 400 Member
    served 3 summers on summer camp staff as merit badge
    ............ instructor, working 140 hours a week

    140 hours a week? surely this is a typo?
  • Bill_h_pikeBill_h_pike Registered User Posts: 1,208 Senior Member
    Not, its not a typo, I lived and worked at a Boy Scout camp. I was required to be at the camp all day, every day except Saturday. I only worked about 13-15 hours a day, but I did spend 140 hours a week at camp.
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