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Is There Any Point in Applying?

idk2015idk2015 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
Stanford sounds like a really great place and I'm going to be visiting in December, but I think there's very little chance I could get in with my GPA as low as it is. Do you have any opinions?

3.1 UW GPA
2190 SAT
34 ACT
Good but not amazing extracurriculars
And a possible legacy, my Uncle went to Stanford for his combined MD and JD. Do they count grad school?

Is there any chance of me getting in?

Replies to: Is There Any Point in Applying?

  • Jwest22Jwest22 Registered User Posts: 413 Member
    Everyone's chances are miniscule at a place like Stanford. Better to apply and find out than to always wonder "what if."
    Unlike WUSTL and Vanderbilt, Stanford considers much more than test scores. If you're high achieving it could tip you in when coupled with great grades.

    P.S. It's much harder to get in as a transfer so best to try your luck now than later.
  • cbacba Registered User Posts: 219 Junior Member
    Slimmer than the normal slim chance with your GPA and just "good" ECs. An uncle is not considered a legacy.
  • d33d33d33d33 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    Any explanation for the low GPA?
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