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Chance Me: Swarthmore

RyanJohnsonRyanJohnson 0 replies1 threads New Member
Hello. My name is Ryan and I am currently going into my senior year of high school. Not everything is complete as I haven't really started the college process. Also I plan to take a rigorous schedule next year with 5/6 Ap classes

California Resident, White Male

Parent Income: 500k+

Major: Biology or Environmental Sciences

SAT scores: RW 720 M 760

SAT subject Test Scores: Chemistry 720; US History 780

AP classes (test scores in parenthesis): Ap Comp Sci A (2), AP Chem (4), AP US History (4),

GPA: 3.91/4 unweighted 4.15/4 weighted

I plan to do a campus tour and interview.

Extra Curricular: Volunteer at the local zoo (400+ hours); Volunteer teaching Stem Subjects to elementary school kids (20+ hours); Local Charity Organization (50+ hours); Volunteer at the botanical garden (10+ hours); I strongly enjoy nature photography and have a personal website with my photos on it; I also plan to continue with all the work listed and I also would like to start volunteering at a local animal shelter.

Recs and Essays: Assume strong recs and essays

Anything Extra: I have lived in two foreign countries (Brazil and Singapore); I plan to apply early decision.

I know its impossible to accurately predict college admissions but any help would be appreciated. I would also appreciate if you left any feedback as to how I could improve my chances.
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  • RespectTheChemistryRespectTheChemistry 14 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Hey dude!
    I know this post was made a million years ago, but I'm going E.D as well and have very similar stats and background (tho I am on the East Coast.)
    My odds bounce between 25% and 50% as an ED candidate, so I'm assuming yours are similar--although they do get a lot of Cali applications. If your school has naviance, see if anybody's gotten in in the past. It never hurts to reach out. Oh, also--they track interest, so best to visit and interview asap.
    Doing a sport that Swarthmore typically recruits for is not a bad idea--even if you're not recruitable. I do fencing (even though they don't recruit) and my admissions rep was ecstatic to hear I might join their club.
    If you're curious about Swat and more schools, try using college vine. They have a paid service but for what it's worth the free version does a good job at chancing.
    Good luck! :smile:
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