Applying to Ivys and other highly selective schools, what are my chances??

<p>Small public high school in New York; school does not give out class rankings.</p>

<p>GPA: 97 unweighted, 98.5 weighted (out of 100 point scale)</p>

<p>SAT: 740 Math, 800 CR, 790 WR (2330 overall)</p>

<p>Awards: Excellence in Science, Excellence in Mathematics, Excellence in Music; High Honor Role (9,10,11), National Honor Society (most likely...), </p>

<p>ECs: LAW: Mock Trial Team - country champions (9), regional champions (9), state 3rd place (9); county finalists (10,11); captain (11,12)</p>

<p>MUSIC(trumpet): Area All State orchestra (10,11), All State Orchestra (11); soloist at local church services; volunteer teacher for underprivileged children</p>

<p>SCIENCE: 2 years of Summer@Brown, one course in genetics, the other in the biological basis of disease; volunteer in ER of local hospital</p>

<p>SPORTS: Taekwondo - 10 years of training; first degree senior black belt; hired as an instructor for children ages 3-13 (~10 hrs per week)</p>

<p>I'm applying to UPenn, Harvard, Brown, Northwestern, UChicago, BC, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins and maybe Duke or Vanderbilt. (looking to go pre-med)
I'm a white male from a pretty wealthy area(though my family isnt wealthy), so that might hurt my chances.
What do you think my chances are at these schools??? thanks! :)</p>

<p>also, including next year, I will have taken 8 or 9 APs</p>

<p>i have a question about my chances of getting into UCLA and USC.
i am an out-of-state resident (i live in new york)-but i hear that this might be to my advantage now when applying to a UC school since California needs the out-of-state tuition. Is this valid?
for UCLA my scores stand as:
28-ACT composite
720-Bio SATII
i havent taken the math SATII yet.
5 on AP bio exam
4 on AP english exam
im planning to take two more APs this coming year for my senior year.
freshman year my gpa was a 4.3-out of 4.6
sophomore year my gpa was a 4.3-out of 4.6
junior year my gpa was a 4.2-out of 4.6</p>

<p>The only difference for applying to USC would be that since it uses the common app and it superscores the ACT my new ACT composite would be a 32.</p>

<p>my volunteer work is that i have volunteered at a hospital for one summer and this summer i am volunteering at a children’s center. I have been involved in various dance benefits for causes such as Dancer’s responding to AIDS and Groove With Us-helping underprivileged dancers. I dance competitively for a dance company and that takes up most of my time outside of school. I was also chosen to be a Peer Leader this year which shows leadership.</p>

<p>Do you think i have any chance of getting into either of these schools? i know that both are extremely selective and my ACT score is not very strong.</p>

<p>Wait, I am confused here. Did you just hijack the thread?</p>

<p>bdpegno, i would say that you have as good a shot as most other applicants to these schools. vanderbilt and BC you can probably count on. the others, it is hard to say, as they are so selective. you have the stats, but so do a lot of applicants. i like that you have fairly focused extracurriculars, and your scores are very solid. good luck!</p>

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<p>Your stats for the Ivies are consistent wiht two groups:
1- those that are denied
2- those that are accepted</p>

<p>Example: Brown says “no” to 78% of those with an 800 Reading, 82% 9of those with an 800 Math, 68% of those with a perfect 36 ACT, 79% of Valedictorians and 84% of Salutatorians.</p>

<p>So, Go For It, but know that Ivies - and the near Ivies you are applying to - are a stretch for most applicants. </p>

<p>What is your safety school?</p>

<p>@Kei-o-lei, yeah, thats pretty much what I had figured. Sounds like it’s a little bit of a crapshoot, but hopefully it will work out in the end. Anything that would seperate me from the pack of students with really good scores and ECs?</p>