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Chance me for Davidson

ravensnickravensnick Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
I applied regular decision to Davidson

White Male
32 ACT Composite with 11 on the Writing Section
2000 SAT
SATII:
Math II 720, Physics 680, US History 750
GPA:
Unweighted: 91.5/100
Weighted: 96.7/100
top 7% in my class of 285

Academic Achievements:
Part of the Scholar's program at my high school. 4-year program, with a honors and AP course load, cumulating in a 20 page or longer thesis paper. Did my thesis paper on salary cap management in the National Football League
National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete for my school (Senior)
JV Football Scholar Athlete (Freshman, Sophomore)
National Honor Society Member
Achieved Honor Roll every semester


Sports:
Football (Freshman-Senior)
Track (Junior-Senior)
Lacrosse (Freshman)

Clubs:
Italian Club

Volunteer Activities:
Church Youth Group (3 hours/week, 52 weeks a year, all 4 years of high school)
Summer Camp (80 hours total)
Lacrosse Camp (40 hours total)
Food Pantry (30 hours total)
Tutor (2 hours/week during the school year, Junior and Senior)

Leadership:
JV Football Team Captain, voted for by my team (Sophomore Year)
Thrower's Captain, voted for by the throwers on the track team (Senior Year)
Youth Group Leader

Jobs:
Camp Counselor, 2012-2013 (80 hours each year during summer)
Lifeguard,2014 (30 hours a week May-September)
Farm Worker, 2015 (25 hours a week June-September)

Replies to: Chance me for Davidson

  • gandalf78gandalf78 Registered User Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    I would say that you are borderline: your test scores are fine, but your GPA may be a problem.

    Is there any chance that you could do football or track at the collegiate level? Or do you have some other potential "hook"? That would definitely help a lot.
  • wstravwstrav Registered User Posts: 240 Junior Member
    If you haven't done so already, make sure that you demonstrate your interest in Davidson by visiting or by engaging with your Admissions rep. For Davidson, much stress is placed on your perceived fit in the student body. The highest grades and test scores mean little if they believe that Davidson is a backup school for you or that you won't embrace the liberal arts atmosphere. Hopefully, your essays and recommendations showed that you would do well there. That being said, with your ECs, work, and leadership roles, you certainly have a chance. Good luck!
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