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Chance for EDII?

triathlontodeathtriathlontodeath Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
edited December 2013 in Emory University
GPA: 3.91 W, 3.78 UW
SAT: 2300
SAT II: 780 Math II 710 English Literature
APs: 5s in APUSH, English, and Psych, 4 in Euro, 3 in Statistics,
This year: 4 APs, English, Government, Physics, Calculus

ECs:
Paper in edit for a scientific journal, I can't say exactly which, but it has an impact factor of 30, and I am third author
President of government club
President of key club
YIG/MUN, Elected speaker of the house
Volunteer teaching resume writing at a battered women's shelter

Awards and Honors:
Boys State attendee
Boys nation first alternate
Scientific poster competition, 4th
triathlon top ten finishes

I am asian, so there's that problem, so chance me?
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Replies to: Chance for EDII?

  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    You're gonna get in. Ethnicity is not a problem (It doesn't seem that most Asians are particularly better credentialed than say, Caucasians at Emory. Doesn't seem that Emory is one of the places that really expects more from Asian prospective students) ....
    1) Emory needs as many people with your stats as possible (especially those essentially committing to come. )
    2)You appear extremely strong or at least interested in several areas academically. You would probably make a good addition to Emory's academic and social life. Just don't be lame; use your AP credits to place into more advanced courses or your talent will go to waste. This even applies if you're pre-med. You're too strong to join the bandwagon with more average or "boring" students.
  • triathlontodeathtriathlontodeath Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    Really Emory doesn't make it harder for asians to get in?
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    I don't think so. Most (both southeast Asian and "east" or whatever you want to designate it) that I know don't have stats higher than white students. Seems pretty much the same. I feel like if we did, the average SAT/ACT at Emory would be much higher than it is. It seems like the norm for both Caucasian and Asian students is somewhere between 1350 and 1450 with neither really having an edge on either side. I mean, think about it. If the median is already a very high score near 1400 give or take a little, why say "we really wanna see 1500 from applicants from one particular demographic"? Doesn't make sense. In addition, it is well known that some or many of the international Asian students are cut some slack on their scores (seems that the writing and verbal get a lot of slack, and the "slack" often results in scores that are actually below the median, much less the lower "mean" which is maybe 1350-1380 each year. I actually am willing to suggest that many, especially those applying in the ED round, may have scores more stereotypical of many URM and first generation college students admitted to elites because of deficiencies in those two areas).
  • mpgh000mpgh000 Registered User Posts: 190 Junior Member
    You have a very good chance in competitive colleges, especially Emory EDII. I'm sure that you have a high chance to get into Emory through RD. Being asian won't be a problem with your test scores for Emory. Wish you the best of luck!
  • aluminum_boataluminum_boat Registered User Posts: 1,539 Senior Member
    You have a very good chance in competitive colleges, especially Emory EDII. I'm sure that you have a high chance to get into Emory through RD. Being asian won't be a problem with your test scores for Emory. Wish you the best of luck!


    Don't take this the wrong way, but you should not make statements as strong as this. Especially when you are not an Emory student. Or even a college student for that matter.
    RD Emory admissions < ED Duke (where he applied) in terms of acceptance rate (comparing like this has its flaws, but still).

    EDII, I think he will get in. Emory would want to lock him down. RD, it's a crapshoot like always -but he's competitive for sure.
  • triathlontodeathtriathlontodeath Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    Yeah I got deferred from Duke, so I moved to my second choice
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    Wow, well I'm shocked you didn't put that other school (the twin environment to Duke that has Harvard's architectural themes. You know who it is. ;) ). I assume you're aware that the vibes are a bit different though. As in, I was gonna say it's like a Duke vs. Chicago difference, but I guess not that drastic. More like Chicago vs. Brown or something. Point is, Emory may be more like these latter two in vibe (more academically oriented), so be aware of that. However, again, according to your credentials, you would make a better fit for Emory's type of environment than a lot of other people. I think you'd care to or know how to take advantage of the resources here which are amazing whether you're serious into study and/or your EC life. Again, if you come, just use those credentials to set yourself on the best path to seeing and using these resources early in your Emory career. You're less likely to see what's so great about Emory if you "undermatch" your coursework and stuff.
  • triathlontodeathtriathlontodeath Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    Aluminum what do you mean by lockdown?
  • aluminum_boataluminum_boat Registered User Posts: 1,539 Senior Member
    You're definitely qualified.
    If you do ed2, then emory knows you will come if they accept you. So they're locking you down as part of the incoming class.
  • triathlontodeathtriathlontodeath Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    So I'm feeling myself slipping grade-wise, assume get three Bs this semester, because more likely than not it'll happen, what are my chances then?
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    Still solid. GPA will still probably be above 3.7. Just chill. We'll be mad if they don't accept you because you got some sort of Bs in some classes.
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