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Emory Scholars

burnedout21burnedout21 Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
edited September 2007 in Emory University
Does anyone know what the typical academic profile is for Emory Scholars? Do you think I have a chance for Emory Scholars or should I not bother?

Asian (Bangladeshi) male who goes to a private school in Indiana. school sends everyone to college, some to top colleges. avg SAT=1260/1600
will apply for financial aid

GPA- 4.09 w, ~3.7 uw
Rank- school does not rank
SAT I- 740 CR, 720 M, 700 W
PSAT- 214
ACT- 34
SAT II- US History 770, Math IIC 730, Biology M 680, French 530
AP- US History 5, Biology 5, Calculus AB 5, English Lang. 5

9th grade
English 9 B+/A
French II A-/A
Adv Alg II A-/A
Adv Biology A-/A
World History A/A
Theater/Adv Theater A/A

10th grade
English 10 A/B+
French III A-/B+
Precalculus A/A
Adv Chemistry A/B+
Gov/Econ (1 semester each) A/A
US History A/A

11th grade
English 11 A-/A-
French IV B+/B+
AP Calculus AB A/A-
AP Biology A/B+
AP US History B/A
Utopian Novel (semester) A

12th grade (projected)
AP English Lit.
AP Calculus BC
AP Physics B
AP Euro History
Middle East (semester)
Env Science (semester)

Academic Research with college professor- 7 papers co-authored and presented at national conferences
Speech Team-2x state finalist in extemp and impromp, missed junior year due to flu (9,10,11,12)
Newspaper- asst Opinion editor, nationally recognized newspaper (10,11,12)
Red Cross volunteer- ~100 hours (9,10,11,12)
Student Council Rep. (11)
Senior Leader (11, 12)- supervise student workers in lunchroom
Model UN (9,10,11,12)

National Merit Semifinalist
Wabash Book award (11)
Dean's Award Commendation (11)
Social Studies Dept Commendation (10)
Excellence in Persuasive Speaking Award (10)
Headmaster's List (4 semesters, >4.0 w)
Honors List (2 semesters >3.7 w)

Recommendations: should get a good one from my math teacher (10,11) and a great one from my history teacher (10,11)

Probably major in pre-med. What should I improve or is it too late? Thanks for the help.
Post edited by burnedout21 on

Replies to: Emory Scholars

  • dell123dell123 Registered User Posts: 333 Member
    I don't think that a 1460/1600 is Scholar material. More likely 1500+. I'll let others answer the question better though.

    3.7 is also pretty average. 83% I think have a 3.5 or above. Scholar material would be 3.85+.
  • PearlPearl Registered User Posts: 754 Member
    I don't suppose your speech team is actually a debate team, is it? If so, there is a separate scholarship for debate at Emory and from what I understand, they like to recruit in this area.

    Do a search under Emory Scholars; I posted some averages for SAT and GPA concerning ESP awhile back, but I can't remember what those figures were. I think your SAT is fine. The GPA may be slighly under what they normally accept. Regardless, make sure that your counselor recommends you for Emory Scholars (they can recommend 4 from your school) and make sure all the paper work is in to them (Emory) by the end of Oct. - given your research, they could have additional interest in your application, regardless of the GPA.
  • ST2ST2 Registered User Posts: 878 Member
    From what I remember the magic SAT score (old 1600 scale) was around 1500 for Emory Scholars.
  • PearlPearl Registered User Posts: 754 Member
    From Emory's own materials:

    25 - 75% of admitted students had:

    660-740 Math
    640 - 720 CR
    640-730 WR
    29-33 ACT
    3.8 ave GPA

    For Emory at Oxford:
    550-670 Math
    550-670 CR
    540-650 WR
    23-28 ACT
    3.5 GPA

    Competitive SAT for Emory Scholars Competition:
    Emory - over 2100, GPA 3.9

    Emory at Oxford - over 2000, 3.85 GPA
  • ST2ST2 Registered User Posts: 878 Member
    Admitted students have little to do with Emory Scholars. I stand by my 1500 - research past Emory Scholars stats and I believe you will find my numbers to be correct. This was certainly the case 2 years ago when my student turned down Emory Scholars for another school. I immagine that the qualifying stats have not gone down since then.
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