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Harvard chances for a B avg Hispanic girl?

maciethe7maciethe7 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
Hi,
I'm just wondering what my chances are to get into Harvard (id assume pretty low, but im just checking.)
I'm a Hispanic girl with a 3.1 GPA, a 1210 SAT, 450+ hours of community service, a strong essay, i play 2 varsity sports (and am captain of one) and i have tons of extra curricular activities.
Thanks!
Macie

Replies to: Harvard chances for a B avg Hispanic girl?

  • bjkmombjkmom Registered User Posts: 7,288 Senior Member
    Chances are Harvard are incredibly slim for EVERY one of the incredibly brilliant people who apply.

    Throw in a 3.1 and a 1210, and I can't see it as a viable option for you, regardless of your ethnic background, your gender, or your EC's.

    Sorry, but I would look elsewhere.
  • itsgettingreal17itsgettingreal17 Registered User Posts: 3,424 Senior Member
    You have 0 chance. Don’t even bother applying.
  • WeLoveLymanWeLoveLyman Registered User Posts: 180 Junior Member
    I wouldn't be as harsh as the above poster. That said, I had a Hispanic friend who got a scholarship to Harvard two years ago. It's not just your ethnicity that counts--he was Hispanic, and had close to a 4.0 GPA, and had a great SAT score. Your ethnicity can't make up for low GPA/scores when your peers are earning Harvard stats in high school.
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 37,402 Super Moderator
    edited November 8
    I had a Hispanic friend who got a scholarship to Harvard two years ago.
    Harvard proves aid based on need, not merit.

    Anyway, for the OP, according to the most recent common data set, 0.41% of enrolled students had a HS GPA<3.24. One should assume that they were seriously hooked, not a run-of-the-mill hook of being Latina.
    https://oir.harvard.edu/files/huoir/files/harvard_cds_2017-18.pdf

    There are many fine schools that may be right for you, so you should review this thread:
    https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/parents-forum/2018547-parents-of-the-hs-class-of-2019-3-0-to-3-4-gpa.html#latest
    Post edited by skieurope on
  • LindagafLindagaf Registered User Posts: 8,256 Senior Member
    There will be many many applicants with two sports and tons of ECs who will have far higher stats than yours, and they will be denied. Being blunt, it's not going to happen.
  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 Registered User Posts: 2,891 Senior Member
    Don't waste your time. Put your attention on the applications and essays of schools where you have a chance at admission. There are tons of good schools out there that will be happy to have you. What do you like about Harvard? Plenty of people here will give you suggestions if you need help creating your list. There is also a very active post on the parents' forum for B students. Do a search and look it up. Great conversation.
  • maciethe7maciethe7 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    thanks guys; i was looking for a blunt answer dont worry about being harsh!
  • starwars1starwars1 Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    @maciethe7 Another reason for not applying to Harvard isn't just that you will not get accepted. If you somehow did get accepted, with your low GPA and test scores, it would be very difficult for you to "compete" with other students who were at the top of their class in high school getting perfect to near perfect grades. For many classes graded on a curve, unfortunately you may be on the bottom of the curve many times. Just for your own psyche, it would not be "healthy" to be in that kind of an environment.
  • sanjanagupta1sanjanagupta1 Registered User Posts: 170 Junior Member
    you dont have a chance lol. I feel like you may think because you are hispanic you have some leeway but your stats are too low. I'd look into way less competitive schools
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 4,543 Senior Member
    Don't waste your time on applying to Harvard or any other Ivy based on your shared profile in the original post in this thread. For further emphasis, it is highly unlikely that you would be admitted, for example, to the University of Georgia.

    You need to be more realistic. Have you asked your school college advisor for suggestions ?
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