What Are My Chances to be Accepted As a Questbridge Finalist??
In 2016 there were 14,491 applicants, and 5,338 were selected as finalists. This is 36.84% of applicants. Over the past five years, the acceptance rate gets 2.06% less.
The Average Stats for a 2017 QB Finalist:
UW GPA: 3.89
SAT Middle 50%: 1320-1450
ACT Middle 50%: 28-32
Class Rank: 88% were in the Top 10%
Median Income: $34,390
First-Generation: 72% were
UW GPA: 3.56
No SAT (I got a 1050 Sophomore PSAT, and a 1290 Junior PSAT)
Class Rank: Top 15%
Income: No clue, but at least $80,000
Not a first-generation student
No AP tests
I have ECs where I am just a member of the club and without a leadership position. I have one good EC, which is how I am the morning news anchor, and this is something I do nearly every day. I was selected into a STEM program at my HS that takes 25 students per grade. I am in dual enrollment courses with a college GPA of 3.875. I was a winner in the National High School Poetry Contest. I also have maybe 6 or 7 more distinctions I have received locally or from my high school.
I don't think I have much of a chance, especially considering that I do not meet the academic standards and I am in comfortable financial standing. If I do write a very well-written essay, do I have a shot at being a finalist?