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My chances at being a spartan in 2011!

RonakPatRonakPat Registered User Posts: 142 Junior Member
edited June 2010 in Michigan State University
Hey guys! I was going around the forums and inquiring about my chances in my top picks for college!



-3.9-4.0 GPA

-ACT - 30 retook it a week ago, hoping for a higher score!

-class rank 29/513

-I took 5 ap classes but scores haven't arrived yet (hoping for mostly 4s and 5s in 4 of the exams)
AP Physics B, AP Calc, AP Lit, AP Gov, AP Chem

- EC - Mu Alpha Theta - math honor society senior member
Go Green - Enviromental - I was influential in many reforms in my school concerning
recycling, waste reduction etc.
Link Crew - a 8th grade to freshman transition program - senior member
150-200 Community service hours - tutoring, fundraising for school, relay for life

Essays - I have strong writing skills especially when it comes to diversity essays; i have a very diverse background that gives me alot to talk about.

Recs - i can get pretty good recs but i still have some questions (above)

hooks- none :(

Location: In state- chesterfield MI

Race - Asian - parents are asian, but i was born in Kenya.

gender - male

School type - public but i did half of my classes at a separate honors classes building


While we're at it, I was also concerned about MSU's rep as a party school. I want to have fun, but also have a healthy educational enviroment. Are these allegations true at all?

I have to admit UofM is my first choice but a few nights ago i watched videos about MSU titled "Live on MSU" or something like that (They are the vids they send you when you get accepted i think; already on youtube lol), and they succeeded in driving up MSU to the same consideration i had for UofM!


Thanks!
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Replies to: My chances at being a spartan in 2011!

  • H2013H2013 Registered User Posts: 169 Junior Member
    You're in for sure!
  • msufanx23msufanx23 Registered User Posts: 167 Junior Member
    I'm considering MSU too, sounds like your changes are higher than mine :) good luck!
  • hahalolkhahalolk Registered User Posts: 1,757 Senior Member
    I would be absolutely shocked if you were not accepted. Also. Michigan is a near lock. I've heard that too about MSU, but from people I have talked to, it sounds like it isn't that big of a deal because the school is so huge.
  • IsaacMIsaacM Registered User Posts: 465 Member
    MSU is a pretty easy to get into. I had a friend who had 2 E's and 2 D's his senior year and still got in. His gpa was like minimum. You'll be fine
  • fa-la-la-lenafa-la-la-lena Registered User Posts: 2,844 Senior Member
    You are definitely in, with your stats. In terms of its party school reputation, I was rather surprised to see that when I came there were actually a ton of students, similar to me, that really cared about their grades/futures. I don't know if my friends are a more select group of individuals but I found it easy to make friends with those who cared about working hard at the same level I did. Obviously there are plenty of parties (and a fair share of the stereotypical brainless idiots) but the large majority of students really know how to hit the books when need be. Maybe in years past there were more party-hardy students, but now I think in general the atmosphere has become more intellectual (though not in a competitive way). But as they say, "study hard, party harder" is definitely a phrase that can be used to generalize MSU students.
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 33,742 Senior Member
    Yeah, you're in.

    Isaac- Unless there was some major hook or reason for those Es, it's very difficult to keep admissions with ANY Es your senior year.
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