Hi guys, sorry to annoy you, but I want to know whether Princeton is a school that I can realistically have a chance at. I am currently a junior.
Here are my stats/credentials:
School type: Public magnet, top 20 in the nation, Average SAT score is top 5 in the nation. 15% of class goes to Ivies every year.
GPA: 3.92 UW (strong upward trend). School does not weigh, and all my classes have been honors/AP/IB.
School doesn't rank
SAT: 2300 single sitting/2320 superscored (700/720 CR respectively)
SAT II: have not taken any. I plan on taking Math II, Bio and USH
Junior Year Courseload: 2 IBs, BC Calc, Molecular Biology Course at college, honors classes
Senior year Courseload: AP Bio, Linear Algebra, another bio course at college, 2 IBs
Awards: Expected NMF (224 PSAT), but otherwise Model UN awards and a minor research award. Nothing that will stand out.
ECs: Model UN- coordinator of a regional conference (~500 kids show up), club president, team captain (team ranked top 20 in the US), some awards
Oncology research- have been doing research for the past two years, won one minor award, will be applying for Intel/Siemens next year. I can put together a paper as a supplement.
Varsity Cross Country (4 years)
Organizer for a local youth science fair
Recommendations: Honestly, I can predict that they will not be that great. There are way too many exceptional students at my school for me to garner the unsolicited attention of any teacher.
Volunteering: not much except 70 hours at a library and numerous hours through NHS.
Work experience: Paid internship set up at a top 10 global pharmaceuticals company, summer work at an accounting firm
Income at the higher end of middle class, will definitely need financial aid
I'm from an over-represented and populated state
I intend to apply for Bio or International Relations
I'm not sure if this counts as a hook but I emigrated from a poor Eastern European country when I was 9. The immigration has been very tough on my parents, and I intend to write my Common App essay on that.