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Chance a U.S. Student for LSE (London School of Economics)

ZuVieleFragenZuVieleFragen 132 replies20 threads Junior Member
edited February 2011 in International Students
So I'm a junior right now (in the US) and will not be applying to college until next year, but I was curious about my chances at LSE (assuming a good personal statement).

My prospective major is International Relations (with Russian? Is that possible at LSE?)

SAT: 2200
Critical Reading: 760
Math: 700
Writing: 740

Freshman APs:
Human Geography: 4 (self-studied)

Sophomore APs:
AP World History: 4 (self-studied)
AP Euro: 5 (self-studied)
AP Comp. Gov. & Politics: 5 (self-studied)
AP Micro Economics: 5 (self-studied)
AP Macro Economics: 5 (self-studied)

Junior APs (projected):
AP Spanish Lang: 5
AP US History: 5
AP Psychology: 5 ??? (should I even bother taking this- it would be self-study)

Senior APs:
AP Spanish Lit
AP German
AP French
AP English Lit
AP US Gov
AP Statistics
AP English Lang.

Relevant ECs:
Debate team captain (Junior and, presumably, Senior year)
MUN (Junior and Senior years)

Also assume an excellent letter of recommendation (I'm having my debate coach write it for me)

So, chances? Do I have a chance at LSE in International Relations? What about Oxford (minus the interview and PPE test). In addition to that, what about Sciences Po?

Okay, thanks! I'll chance you back for US schools if you want!
edited February 2011
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  • periklisperiklis 101 replies21 threads Junior Member
    If you do well in the AP exams you will have very high chances on getting in! (Look also at Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial). I was offered a place into Imperials engineering department.

    P.S. Why you want to study in the UK? I am asking because in the US there are great universities for the subject you want.
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  • ZuVieleFragenZuVieleFragen 132 replies20 threads Junior Member
    Thanks! I'm trying to motivate myself to study more, and your comment helped :)

    I want to go to school in Europe mostly because it's far from home and I need something new, and also there are not the ridiculous required courses such as math and science that form the "perfect" broad education the US loves so much. I feel that I would be wasting my time here with math and science requirements.

    I'm also looking into Sciences Po, University of Geneva, St. Andrews, and of course, Oxford (my top choice, but I know it's impossible to chance on CC because of the interview)! Since I was extremely young I've dreamed of Oxford, and I think my chances of admission there are much higher than comparable US schools (mostly because I'm lacking in the ECs department, and my transcript is not Yale/Princeton/Harvard material). I love that UCAS doesn't even ask for a transcript from US applicants :)
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  • periklisperiklis 101 replies21 threads Junior Member
    Regarding the broad education let me say that it is better than the focused (up to some point of course) and I say that because here in Greece our educational system is really focused. Imagine that students that go for law school and etc have problems solving 2nd degree equations!
    Also don't lose hope about Oxford because the interview can be omitted! Imperial college requires an interview but in the offer they gave me, they waived it! (If you are good enough they will omit it) So study hard!
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  • ZuVieleFragenZuVieleFragen 132 replies20 threads Junior Member
    If I got 5s on 7 AP exams, and a few 4s not counting senior years exams, and have an SAT score of 2250, do you think the interview could be omitted? I would assume that I'd have to have a pretty excellent personal statement and recommendation for that. Perhaps though :) I can always hope!
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  • Dionysus58Dionysus58 - 788 replies11 threads Member
    If I got 5s on 7 AP exams, and a few 4s not counting senior years exams, and have an SAT score of 2250, do you think the interview could be omitted?

    No, periklis clearly has no idea what (s)he's talking about, Oxford interview everybody. The only people they don't are people who can't physically get their, in which case you're likely to have a phone interview.
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  • ZuVieleFragenZuVieleFragen 132 replies20 threads Junior Member
    Well, regardless, I think that I will have to go to Oxford for the interview anyway. I definitely do not want a phone interview, and it would be a nice vacation and an opportunity to see colleges. Again :).
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  • lselselselselselselselse 10 replies1 threads New Member
    Did you get in?
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  • Conformist1688Conformist1688 1306 replies31 threads Senior Member
    The OP hasn't been here since May 2012.
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