Hello, New to College Confidential.
I'm a confused Senior about to make decisions for colleges and I've decided that I want the best education possible(sounds cliche)
My main interest is Stanford, I've spoken with various alumni of Stanford and they've all said it was the best decision in their life to decide to attend Stanford, and I would feel the same way. I've attended SNFI(debate) for two years in a row, and am in love with the atmosphere/campus:
My Reccomendation from a teacher has reccomended two applicants for Stanford University in the past four years, and both have been accepted, so she is my strong point. My other teacher has also had similar results with their reccomendation letters, bringing people into ivies and UCs, I'm also very confident in one of my essays
Starting with my AP Tests,
AP Biology-> 5
AP Calculus AB-> 5
AP Calculus BC-> 5
AP European History-> 5
AP Physics-> 5
AP Statistics-> 5
AP US History-> 5
Summary: 7/7 5's
The ACT Score: 35
The SAT I Score: 2320
The SAT II Scores
Thinking of declaring pre-med
As of Right now, my class rank is unkown, but I'm fairly confident i'm in the top 3% of my class of 650 individuals.
Cumulative Unweighted GPA: 3.75
Without Freshmen Year: 3.933
Unsure of weighted, class rank is weighted though.
Evident upward curve of GPA over the course of my highschool education, low to high. I understand that certain colleges disregard your freshmen year- but does this mean they recalculate your GPA of the last 3 years of highschool? If my comprehension is correct, this would place my GPA unweighted much higher, I'd estimate: 3.933
Four years of Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate, attending Stanford Debate camp over the summer, qualifying to Nationals of Debate in my junior year Captain of Debate Team
Work experience over the summer at Best-Buy
100+ Hours of Volunteering at a local hospital
(Unsure as of now, I'd estimate 50+) Hours of Community Service
Unsure if I will attain officer status in any of these, but will list anyway:
member of National Honors Society
member of Philosophy Club
member of Spanish Language Club
member of Medicial Club
member of Community Service Club
Tutor for 4th grade students in various subjects for two years.
Varsity Tennis Player for two years(Love to play on a Varsity Team at any of these universities) Possible Candidate for Captain
I also don't think it would be in my best interest to apply EA or ED because my senior year could help my GPA further, along with retaking ACT and SAT.
So Here is my question: With my relatively low cumulative unweighted GPA with freshmen year included, do I stand a chance even with my SAT ACT AP getting accepted to Stanford? And if so, about what chance, if not, why not? If none of those, what would be my chances at the other colleges listed. Any and all comments are greatly appreciated, thank you.
Notice: This post is also in the "What are my Chances" thread for other colleges included, but I would really appreciate specific chances into Stanford University, any help and anything I can do my senior year before december is appreciated!