My reach schools are Johns Hopkins and Univ. of Chicago and I am wondering about my chances, which will effect where I apply ED.
GPA: 3.6 (unweighted)
SAT: 1530 (780m, 750v)
2 APs last year, 4 APs now, honors classes, 2 PLTW classes, Ind. Science Research
National Merit Semi-finalist
3 sport athlete (football, wrestling, lacrosse)
3 year captain, wrestling, 3x all-section, top 30 NYS
Captain lacrosse, 2021 Hudson Valley all-star
Independent Science Research - 1st place & 2nd place at regional competitions
NYU summer pre-college (4.0 in 2 freshman Eng classes.)
Decent community service and jobs
I plan to be an aerospace engineer and know I will need advanced degrees. At UChicago I would major in Astrophysics.
I will wrestle in college. UChicago coach will support my admission, but not sure how much that means. I am not on the JH coach’s recruiting list, but I am hoping I can get on his radar.
I already have 4 “likely letters” through the recruiting process from very good schools that I am excited about, but I think I should (my parents REALLY think I should) try one of these reach schools. I think ED is my best chance. What do you think? Which may be a better chance?