black female for harvard

<p>Name: blah
Age: 17
State: GA
Race: African American (black)
Income: approx. $30,000/year</p>

<p>GPA: 3.9/4.0</p>

<p>Standardized Test Scores: 1870 (SAT), 28 (ACT), 5 (AP US History), 4 (AP Language), 3 (AP Government), 710 (SAT 2 US History)</p>

<p>Currently taking: AP Lit, Comparative Religions, JROTC, AP Psychology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry</p>

<p>Extracurriculars/Honors/Awards:
American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary Award
Georgia Certificate of Merit
Military Order Of the World Wars finalist
Superior Cadet Award (x2)
Academic Excellence (x2)
AP Scholar
Distinguished Cadet for Scholastic Excellence (x3)
Academic Achievement Ribbon
2nd Place in State Drill Competition
Governor’s Honors Program participant
National Honor Society = Vice-President (10th), Secretary (11th)
National Beta Club = Asst. Secretary (10th), Secretary (11th)
National Spanish Honor Society
Watson Brown Junior Board
Columbia County Youth Leadership Group
Student Council = President (10th and 11th)
Grovetown High School JROTC = S-1 Adjutant (10th), Company Commander (11th), Battalion Executive Officer (12th)
Grovetown High School Model United Nations Team
Intern for U.S. Congressman Paul Broun</p>

<p>Strengths/Weaknesses: extraurriculars and community involvewment (approx 200 hours of volunteering)/standardized test scores suck and I need to take one more SAT 2 (preferably math)</p>

<p>College list (by preference):
Harvard
Yale
Princeton
Emory
GA Tech
UGA</p>

<p>Firstly, posting "black female" has very bad character implications. While URM's have a slight edge when they're competitive, for tier one schools like any Ivy League, no admission officer has to cut their standards for URMs. I would not introduce myself as black and female, for example, in an email subject line (just my opinion).</p>

<p>Secondly, your test scores are very low, and you only have one SAT II. There are only a handful of admits with these test scores who are not athletes, possibly under a dozen. This works out to an acceptance rate of about one tenth of one percent statically speaking. I also wouldn't send that APGov score.</p>

<p>You should apply some place else besides just GAT as a backup. There are other great schools at the same level, and you shouldn't just limit yourself to one. Use the NASAC waiver and you don't have to pay an admission fee. Also consider a service academy if you're into the military (JROTC) although these are extremely difficult to get into - worse than the Ivy's, but you would be a super URM there because there are not many black females...</p>

<p>You should expect allot of mean posts in this thread saying you'll never get in. While it's possible you will because there are always sub-30 and sub-2000 admits every year, it's highly unlikely just from a statistical perspective. </p>

<p>Good luck :).</p>

<p>At first glance it doesn't look like a good match - your test scores, as you know, aren't typical HYP caliber. But your ECs are actually very interesting. If I were an admissions officer trying to assemble a truly diverse and interesting class, I would give your application serious consideration.</p>

<p>'black female for harvard'.</p>

<p>you're making it worse for us.</p>

<p>The pool of Afri-American applicants has gotten more and more competitive over this decade. If you have your heart set on HYP, retake the ACT and aim for a 32 at least- that would put you in contention. Top Ivies want to be sure you can handle the rigor of their coursework; as well as graduate.</p>

<p>thank you... </p>

<p>your response is alot more reassuring that these other folks</p>

<p>I do plan on taking it again whenever I find out what is the last test date my colleges will accept for it and I need to take one more SAT 2.</p>

<p>excuse the poor grammar, I just want to get my point across</p>

<p>Hey, I am from GA,too. What year/major did you have for GHP? I went Summer 2010 as a social studies major. </p>

<p>I think your ECs/honors help to balance out the lower test scores. Good luck!</p>

<p>I attended GHP in the Summer of 2011 I was a SocStud too!!!</p>

<p>Yeah!!! Go Soc Studs!!!</p>

<p>Thanks for your reassurance as well.</p>

<p>I am going to retake the ACT again in February because the last available test date for some of my top schools is Feb. which will give me a tremendous amount of time to study.</p>

<p>Being a minority per se is not an admissions advantage, being an under-represented minority is. Neither women nor African-Americans are vastly under-represented at Harvard because Harvard is at the top of the admissions food chain; they have no trouble finding outstanding African-American applicants. If you go down that food chain a bit - let's say for example a school like Middlebury - you may find a situation in which the geography and culture of the campus make it more difficult for them to draw minority applicants.</p>

<p>um...okay, what is your point???
I never said anything about being and URM, jeez it is not like other CC posters dont put black male/female or african-american______.</p>

<p>Yeah, because I start all my threads with "White Female for Harvard". Anyhow, to answer your question, it's very unlikely for HYP.</p>

<p>I know a black female who got a 1900 on her SAT(after 2 summers of ELITE) and a 3.9 g.p.a(U.W, rank about 23) low SAT II's and virtually no EC's that anyone know of. She got in =P</p>

<p>Let's not use anecdotal evidence to try and predict her chances. By that logic, my friend (also black, female, and from GA) who had a near 2300 SAT, 4.0 UW GPA, and pretty unique ECs should have gotten in to HYP. She did not.</p>

<p>The crux of the matter is this: due to your objective scores/grades, you're at a severe disadvantage compared to the countless other phenomenal applicants to schools such as these. Your ECs, however, are fairly unique and not only show a passion, but also a high level of commitment/aptitude for what you do. Whether or not they can overcome your dearth of competitive test scores is something no one can chance. I wouldn't count out the importance of the subjective portions of the application, though. The essays/interview, if done convincingly, could prove to whichever admissions officer is reading your application that you could offer the Class of 2016 something that no one else could.</p>

<p>Good luck regardless!</p>