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My chances into smeal/ college

gopadubgopadub Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
edited October 2010 in Penn State
I have a 3.68 gpa at a top 3% high school in the nation.
1810 out of 2400 / 1250 out of 1600 680=math, 570=reading
I am in the IB diploma program and recently got a 5 out of 7 in my IB business and management class SL
I play tennis volunteer a lot and have recived community awards for volunteering.
I also started/ founded a business club ( investment club, I was inspired from the Nittany lion Fund )
I live in Ohio
I want to do investment banking for Goldman sachs after college and i believe that the nittany lion fund can get me there.


Also what are the requirements to get in the fund?? I want to get in right when I get to Penn State and eventully be the president.

Thanks for al responces i really appreciate it.
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Replies to: My chances into smeal/ college

  • eromano333eromano333 Registered User Posts: 534 Member
    I think you will get in easily. I am applying as well
  • rocknroll52rocknroll52 Registered User Posts: 322 Member
    don't want to discourage you, but the guidance counselor at my daughter's school has told us that Penn State Main Campus admissions have become super competitive. They base admissions almost solely on your GPA and SAT scores, and they don't take the time to determine whether you have come from a highly competitive school or not. Unless you are a recruited athlete or an underrepresented minority, no special consideration is given. According to an old grid posted on the web, with an 1800 combined SAT they are looking for a 3.8 GPA so you would not be in theblue "admit" zonebut l ikely offered admission to a branch campus. Since admissions at Main Campus have become more an more competitive, I would say good luck but make sure you have a "plan B" http://admissions.psu.edu/info/counselors/bubble_chart06.pdf
  • cagb1016cagb1016 Registered User Posts: 219 Junior Member
    The grid not only says that you will likely be admitted to a branch, but that additional review would be needed to determine eligibiliy for admission to University Park--so it's a "maybe" for UP. I believe they use your weighted GPA--not sure if you're providing weighted or unweighted. Apply before the end of October. The first round of acceptances usually go out in November and the later you apply, the harder it is to get in. It IS harder to get into Smeal than to some of the other colleges. Good luck!
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