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Chances for Syracuse?

jjohnrossjjohnross Registered User Posts: 260 Junior Member
Im an applicant for the class of 2021 and I would most likely be applying to Whitman/Newhouse, either or and eventually double major in Public Relations and Business Management! Thanks for the feedback if you leave some :)

GPA: 4.58 (Weighted)
Class rank: 51 of 530 (top 10%) (extremely large, competitive suburban high school)
ACT: 30 Composite (34E, 28M, 30R, 28S)


Freshman year classes:
Bio A (R)
History A+ (R)
Algebra II B+ (R)
Spanish A (R)
Microsoft Office A+ (R)
English I B+ (Honors)

My high school freshman year did not offer any honors level courses in anything besides math and english. This was extremely frustrating, and I transferred to a new school sophomore year. The R is an academic level class, and its the highest available option in everything except Math and English. Although for Math, taking Algebra II as a freshman was rare and barely any kids took honors (my school literally discouraged students from taking honors -- so happy I transferred, terrible staff and teaching tactics)

Sophomore Year Classes:
Honors Geometry (A-)
Honors US I (A),
Honors English II (A-),
Chemistry (A),
Spanish II (A),
Digital Media and Photo Design (A+)

Junior Year Schedule:
AP English,
AP US II,
Honors Precalc,
Physics,
Business Management,
Financial Literacy
Spanish III


Sports: Freshman Soccer, Winter Track (2 years JV), Cross Country (3 years JV)

Extracurriculars:
Interact Club
Student Council (3 years) (Homeroom Representative Freshman year, leader of homeroom class) (Senator all three other years)
Newspaper Writer (3 years (Media Manager Junior year, managed schools instagram account),
Ski and Snowboard Club,
Photography Club,
Pre-Medicine Club

Internship with Local Hospital, 4 hours a week for the entire summer (35 hours total)
Internship with Local Library, 2 hours a week for 5 weeks (10 hours total)

Over 60 hours of service altogether

Jobs
Works on the Jersey Shore as Beach Staff at a Private Club, 12 hours a week all summer
Partnered with a Youtube Network, only a few bucks a month but its something

EXTRA: First Generation College Student, also a Twin which might affect financial aid

Replies to: Chances for Syracuse?

  • abbottqcabbottqc Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    Hi, only seeing this now but if you still wanted advice, I just got into the Newhouse Whitman dual for the class of 2020 with a merit scholarship. I had a 2050 SAT and high school average of 94 (some b's and a few c's over the years actually but at one of the best schools in Canada) I think what will set you apart will be essays and extracurriculars, showing you really have an interest in communications and business. Remember in the dual program you need to be admitted by both colleges
  • paparent106paparent106 Registered User Posts: 114 Junior Member
    @abbottqc...Do you mind sharing which scholarship you received? My daughter applied regular decision with very similar stats. Thx!!
  • jjohnrossjjohnross Registered User Posts: 260 Junior Member
    @abbottqc thanks for the advice! i think i might just apply to whitman and add a dual later on, just so i know i could handle it and wont be overwhelmed as soon as i get to school.
  • abbottqcabbottqc Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    @paparent106 sure, I got a Chancellor's Scholarship for 15,000$
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