About GPA

<p>I have a 3.4 GPA. But I have a 36 ACT,great extracurriculars, great recommendations, 11 AP classes, good essays, and an upward trend ( the reason I have 3.4 is because of freshmen year; sophomore, junior, senior years are straight As). What do you think my chances are at Ivies, UC Berkeley, UVA, Stanford, etc. (top tiers)</p>

<p>Some schools (Stanford and Princeton I believe) don't consider freshman year grades (though they still have to consider your rank as is--are you top 10%?). Those schools are your best bet.</p>

<p>The upward trend is great, but there are people with a much higher UW GPA and similar applications. You'd need amazing essays to get into Ivies/Stanford, but remember that getting into an Ivy is an uphill battle for anyone and you shouldn't "expect" anything. Shoot for the moon and you'll land among the stars.</p>

<p>@glassesarechic My county does not rank.</p>

<p>You got something like a 1.6 freshman year? Even if your school does not rank colleges will develop an approximate rank based on your school profile.</p>

<p>^ 2.5, I got a couple of B's first semester of sophomore year.</p>