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What are my chances of getting into Lawrenceville?

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  • skieuropeskieurope 39765 replies7241 threads Super Moderator
    edited February 16
    Does anyone have any more opinions?
    Yes. Give people time to respond

    Original post: Today at 1:07 am
    First bump: Today at 4:16 am

    The above times are US Eastern time, where a large chunk of users live. Few people are reading chance threads in the middle of the night and it's the weekend.
    Which ones do u think I’m likely to get accepted?
    Nobody here can say that you have a chance for a particular school, since none of us are AOs reading all the applications and viewing you in comparison with everyone else. You're certainly qualified for many of these schools, but the reality is that is is more difficult to get accepted as an international applicant. What does help (for some schools) is that you don't need FA.
    will it help if I ask the schools to send me the contacts of the coaches?
    If you plan to continue the sport, most schools have a contact link/interest form for the coaches on their website.
    he was teally impressed with how many sports I do, is this a good sign?
    Read nothing into this;he's making polite conversation.
    NMH, but that’s my safety school
    NMH is not a safety for 99% of applicants.

    Good luck.
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  • CaliMexCaliMex 1831 replies34 threads Senior Member
    In general, smaller schools prefer kids who play multiple sports and are involved in multiple activities because they need to field just as many sports, clubs, etc with a fraction of the students.

    Larger schools like specialists who have excelled in a specific sport or endeavor because it means that particular team or club will do well.

    This is a gross generalization, of course..
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  • Stargirl222Stargirl222 22 replies12 threads Junior Member
    @CaliMex which are, in your opinion, the smaller schools out of my list?
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  • austinmshauriaustinmshauri 9081 replies337 threads Senior Member
    Nobody here can really tell you your chances of admission. They can speculate that your stats are within range or tell you which schools might be reaches based on your stats, but I think you already know those things. You have 3 weeks until decision day. I think that all you can really do at this point is hope for the best.
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  • CaliMexCaliMex 1831 replies34 threads Senior Member
    Size of school is not a matter of opinion ;-) You can look up the # of students at each school at boardingschoolreview.com ... You did not apply to any of the smaller, well-known boarding schools (Thacher, Groton, St. Andrew's School in Delaware, Cate, etc)
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  • ilovechoateeeeeilovechoateeeee 396 replies15 threads Member
    edited February 16
    I think you're a strong applicant and you'll probably get choices on M9/10. Good luck!!!
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  • Stargirl222Stargirl222 22 replies12 threads Junior Member
    @CaliMex @ilovechoateeeee which 3, in your opinion, am I most likely to get into?
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  • ilovechoateeeeeilovechoateeeee 396 replies15 threads Member
    For the smaller sized boarding schools?
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  • ilovechoateeeeeilovechoateeeee 396 replies15 threads Member
    I would say Groton is the hardest just because it has 8th grade. However, each school has a distinct culture, and that might not fit everyone.
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  • skieuropeskieurope 39765 replies7241 threads Super Moderator
    edited February 17
    @CaliMex @ilovechoateeeee which 3, in your opinion, am I most likely to get into?
    Why are you sooooo obsessed with this? As @austinmshauri correctly points out, you will find out for real in 3 weeks. Nobody here has inside info to discern which schools are more likely, particular a 9th grader (although a knowledgeable and mature one from what I've seen) in the same boat as you. Ask the Magic 8 Ball - the degree of accuracy is probably similar. :) Patience is a virtue my friend.
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  • CaliMexCaliMex 1831 replies34 threads Senior Member
    @ilovechoateeeee The OP didn’t apply to Groton, though for the record, Groton and Thacher are tied for selectivity with acceptance rates of 11-12 percent.
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  • ilovechoateeeeeilovechoateeeee 396 replies15 threads Member
    @ilovechoateeeee Yes I’m aware, I thought she was asking me to chance her for the smaller boarding schools that she didn’t apply to
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  • harlemgirl121harlemgirl121 72 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @Stargirl222. Good luck to you wherever you decide to go. You seem to have alot going for yourself, so remember your greatness no matter what! YOU are the prize and they are lucky to be getting you .
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  • Stargirl222Stargirl222 22 replies12 threads Junior Member
    Hey! I noticed I haven’t posted my decisions here so here they are:
    Accepted to; l’ville, deerfield, cranbrook, peddie, taft, loomis, NMH waitlisted: Milton and andover
    I will be attending L’ville
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  • Heading2HSHeading2HS 123 replies9 threads Junior Member
    wonderful results - congrats
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