Am I Ordinary

<p>Along with a 3.9 weighted ranking a 44/456 ranking and 1440 SAT (780M 660V) Am i just an ordinary applicant or do my community servies, awards, and extracurricular activities allow me to apply to higher teir colleges like Emory and Duke.
National Honor Society. Grades 11, 12
Latin 1 Examination: Magna Cum Laude. Grade 11
Shield and Key Award. Grade 10
2002-2003 National Honor Roll. Grade 10
Met qualifications for Bloustein Scholar Award.</p>

Varsity Track (Winter/Spring).- Grades 9, 10, 11, 12. 100 Mile Club: Grades 9, 10, 11. Placed in several events and participated in several Statewide competitions.
Junior Varsity Soccer. Grades 9, 10, 11. Co-Captain: Grade 11.
Lacked skill, but work ethic earned myself a spot on the team where I contributed to the best of my abilities.
Junior Statesman of America.-Grades 9, 10, 11, 12. Executive Board Member: Grades 10, 11, 12. Monitored weekly debates, participated in seasonal conventions to Washington D.C. and helped to arrange meetings with such distinguishable political personalities as Ralph Nader and others.
Athletes for a Better Community.-Grades 9, 10, 11. Arranged annual food drives for various homeless shelters.
Octagon Club.-Grades 9, 10, 11. Organized annual walk-a-thons to raise money for cancer and other foundations.</p>

Sunrise Assisted Living. Grades 9, 10, 11, 12.- 250+ hrs: Assisted residents in daily activities. Participated in weekly reminiscing activities, arranged holiday festivities, and aided Alzheimer’s patients in performing everyday functions.
Other. Grade 11.-successfully lobied for the creation of a pedestrian crosswalk after one of my peers was critically injured.</p>


<p>I often feel that I am also an ordinary candidate (and still do). Personally, I think you are a great candidate and your EC are very impressive. I especially liked the fact your campaigned at Was. D.C. and stuff. That will stand out on your application.
What about your opinion about me? My stats at at the thread "What are my chances."</p>

<p>You are a good candidate for schools like Emory, Vanderbilt, Case Western, URochester, Grinnell, Hamilton, Trinity C (CT), UWisconsin, UIllinois, UWashington, UFlorida, Villanova, Trinity U (TX), Connecticut College, Denison, Furman, Skidmore, Bard, Whitman, etc...</p>

<p>you get the point. There are many top tier schools to choose from. Don't be discouraged, just do your research, and you'll have many options. Just remember to have Reaches/Matches/Safeties on your final college list.</p>

<p>Hope this helps.</p>

<p>Thanks a lot blaineko. Yea I'm real interested in Emory and Vanderbilt but if I applied ED to Duke do I stand a chance or is it unlikely.</p>

<p>Pump it up!</p>

<p>You're solid at Emory, Duke is a reach, but give it a try and try to interest the track coach, that would push you over the line.</p>

<p>bump plz bring to top</p>

<p>Contact the coach at Duke...he would definately help your application, and if you ED at Duke, you'll have a good shot. As for Vandy and Emory, I believe you have a good chance--excellent, if you get in touch with the coaches at each school.</p>

<p>well im def. applying ed at duke but I don't think I'm college material for athletics</p>

<p>lets plz bump this up one more time</p>

<p>Emory ED would be a good chance(over 75%). Duke I would say 40%</p>

<p>ty very much</p>

<p>Last time I bump, I promise</p>

<p>plz last time officially</p>

<p>plz other schools match/reach</p>

<p>But thats beside the point...your question is far too relative. In comparison w/ people on, you are extremely ordinary and maybe even below average. In context of the nation: you are an extremely bright fellow with an equally bright future. You have a decent chance at your list of schools; good luck with the application process...and if your EC's are as awesome as you make them sound, don't be afraid to brag.</p>


<p>P.S. please evaluate my stats in the "Princeton" or "What are my chances" forum.</p>

<p>P.P.S. no, I usually do not bump</p>

<p>alrite thanks this is the end of the thread after i lsat for my last time for anyone elses advice on other schools ty</p>

<p>yeah, noone is perfect. The trick is to show the uniqueness on the application. The best place is the essays.</p>

<p>and ValdezVivasMR is totally right. you are ordinary here but a shining star in the nation.</p>

<p>Might want to look at Colgate, Holy Cross, or Bowdoin.</p>