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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
PE/Health-P

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)


ECs
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)

Awards/Recognitions
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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