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What are my chances of getting into Princeton RD?

sodagoodsodagood Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
edited June 2012 in Princeton University
these are my statistics:

SAT I (breakdown): Sitting 1: CR=690, M=780, W=780 (E=10)
Sitting 2: CR=750, M=740, W=670 (E=11)
Superscore: CR=750, M=780, W=780 (2320)
ACT: none
Freshman yr: 690 Bio M
Soph yr: 740 chem, 740 world history
Junior yr: 800 Math II, 800 USH, 780 Bio M
Unweighted GPA: 95.8
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 3%; I go to a very competitive specialized high school in NY (bronx science)
AP (place score in parenthesis): world history (5)
also took English Composition, Biology, and US History this year
IB (place score in parenthesis): none
Senior Year Course Load: AP spanish, AP Comparative Government, AP Chem, AP Calculus AB, AP Lit, Post-AP Biology, Math and Bio Research
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Gold Medal at a Math fair, possible Intel semi-finalist

Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Bio Journal (Editor), Lector and Alter Server at local church, Volunteer at Learn to Swim Program the last 6 years, Debate Team (1 yr)
Job/Work Experience: Intern at Memorial Sloan-Kettering the last 2 years.
Summer Activities: Internship, researching for intel project
Essays: working with a professional
Teacher Recommendation: English--should be very good
Bio Research--also has potential
Counselor Rec: I think it will be good.
Additional Rec: Probably from my Msgr in the church or my Intel Mentor

State (if domestic applicant): NY
Country (if international applicant):
School Type: Large Public ~5800 students
Ethnicity: White
Gender: Male
Income Bracket: 100-120k+, no FA is all i know really
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First generation college (none of my parents went to school, they are immigrants to this country)

Please help me with
Possible Schools I may get into and why:
Schools I should look into:

I am currently a junior who will likely choose a science (biology) major.

Post edited by sodagood on

Replies to: What are my chances of getting into Princeton RD?

  • njmomnjmom Registered User Posts: 398 Member
    Your stats are similar to my sons. He will be a freshman in the fall, but was more focused on English/Humanities (National writing awards including Scholastic Gold Medal, some film awards). He also is involved in our church, and is a first generation white male from NJ. I think you have a better than average chance (which is still very small, so love some other schools) as long as you distinguish yourself in your essays. Be careful that the "professional" you are working with does not take away from who YOU are by having too much input in YOUR essay. Best of luck to you!
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