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Do I have a Shot? My GPA is hurts :(

bearcatpigbearcatpig Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
edited January 2013 in Emory University
Hi Guys My gpa Is wicked lame but let me know what my chances are :)

GPA: 3.3 UW
SAT:2210(630 CR 780 M 800 W 12Essay)
730 Math 2
-Co-President of FBLA
-President and Founder of the Marketing and Financial Club
-Marketing team won 2nd place in the state competition
-Entrepreneurship team won 1st place in the state
-200 Hours of community service total
-Marketing Internship and financial analyst internship at a company for Senior Summer
-Founder of a start up company
-start up was admitted into an incubator program, 1st place in the pitch competition
-start up was featured in two news articles, one in a big city paper
-start up won an honorable mention at a competition sponsored by companies like google amazon microsoft.
-startup is currently in a business plan competition
-Captain of the Varsity Golf Team
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Replies to: Do I have a Shot? My GPA is hurts :(

  • aigiqinfaigiqinf Registered User Posts: 4,032 Senior Member
    It was worth applying, but your GPA (and ranked mentioned in other threads will hurt you).

    Frankly, you should have applied to Oxford...
  • Candles2014Candles2014 Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
    Don't know your chances but those are impressive sounding ECs for a business major. Are you interested in the financial component of business?

    Good luck, friend.
  • bearcatpigbearcatpig Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    Yeah I am, Im actually going to be interning at a hedge fund this summer which I am totally pumped out of my mind about. Yeah I know oxford would have been easier but I really wanted to go to emory. Thanks for the feed back I know its gonna be quite a reach, any other thoughts?
  • JRswishJRswish Registered User Posts: 1,170 Senior Member
    i think its a match for u. ur GPA is low but ur stats seem great good luck :)
    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1447554-chance-me.html ?
  • trex792trex792 Registered User Posts: 104 Junior Member
    You'll probably get in. I don't think that Emory is that hard to get into anymore. They try to market it as a competitive school, but it really isn't. Nowhere near a hard to get into as Washington University, Johns Hopkins or Northwestern. Easier to get into than the University of Michigan in many cases. The number of applicants stopped rising for a while and then the school just encouraged a bunch of Asian international students to apply. They don't have to give these students any financial aid. I assume they also give preference to students from wealthy areas to help offset the huge financial promise they made with Emory Advantage (even though they deny it). I would guess that a lot of the people applying to Emory, don't really have any intention on actually going to the school. There are a lot of students who just apply to 10 or more top schools.
  • nalatieernalatieer Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    trex792 's words on Asian international student are kind of right....but any way you have great ECs and good SAT result! Just try it!
  • musicbuffmusicbuff Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    dont worry! i met a girl at MIT who had a GPA of 2.8 and still got in..your internships, summer jobs, start ups, research papers, recos etc count a lot more than you can imagine!
  • bearcatpigbearcatpig Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    Thanks for the chances guys, Im just really nervous my gpa will be a huge deal breaker, but I'm praying that my other stuff really drags me up.
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