Can anyone suggest some match and reach schools for me?

<p>SAT: 2160
CR: 650

<p>SAT II:</p>

<p>Math II - 710
Chem - 720</p>

<p>ACT - 33</p>

<p>-National Honor Society
-Spanish Honor Society
-Cornell University Summer College
-Student exchange to Spain
-Vice President of Spanish Club
-Hindu Sunday School
-Varsity Soccer Team Member
-Club soccer team captain
-worked for family tax preparation business
-Clubs:chess, key club, future business leaders of america, distributive education clubs of america, end racism and sexism everywhere, indian cultural club, ski club
-over 100 hours community service
-GPA is mediocre (B to B+) and I fall in the top 18% in my school.</p>

<p>Would my dream college, Georgetown be a match as well?</p>

<p>What is your UW GPA? A 3.0? A 3.4? Please state first as it is just as important as ACT.</p>

<p>GPA is mediocre (B to B+) and I fall in the top 18% in my school. Our GPA is decided by letters instead of numbers. Above, is my UW GPA.</p>

<p>What kind of reach/match potential do I have at Georgetown, Cornell, Boston University, Boston College, Northwestern (Kellogg), NYU (Stern)? </p>

<p>(please take into consideration my scores,extra-curriculars, and everything I have to offer)</p>

<p>(B to B+ = 3.2 ish?) These are very low for Georgetown, Cornell, Northwestern and NYU (Stern). They may be below the unofficial cut off. The overwhelming percentage of students in those schools are in the top 10%. So unfortunately, you're borderline at best.</p>

<p>This being said, if Georgetown is your dream, Apply. The worst that happens is you get turned down. At least you won't have to wonder if you could have gotten in.</p>

<p>NYU (not Stern) is a better bet -- possibly a bit of a reach, but worth an application. I don't have a feel for BU or BC -- post something on their sites, or look up the stats on line.</p>

<p>For the schools you mention, your scores are ok, but not exceptional. (meaning probably not enough to overcome your grades) 2160 is great, but unfortunately, the writing component isn't considered by all schools This being said, 1410 is still very solid, but it won't blow away these schools.</p>

<p>ECs. There's nothing really exceptional here. (like a major award) or something showing commitment over many years (Eagle Scout comes to mind). A little leadership shown, but nothing major. My guess is that they neither help, nor hurt.</p>

<p>Do you think if I can raise my SAT score, it would partially help in balancing out my academic performance?</p>

<p>Also, any ideas on what I can do as a rising senior to give me that extra edge or make me a better fit?</p>

<p>You do realize that Kellogg is a graduate school...?</p>

<p>Your grades are the most important academic part of your application so higher test scores can only do so much. However, some schools won't look at freshman year, or discount it. An upward curve also helps. </p>

<p>That said, I agree with zephyr. You need to be looking at school where are you more likely to be accepted. Take a look at the Common Data Set for any school you are considering to see how you match up with the accepted student population.</p>

<p>bball -- when the new US News and World Report Survey comes out, they usually run article entitled "A+ Schools for B Students" or something like that. It's a good place to start. And lists many schools for you to consider.</p>

<p>Also, there's a College Search feature on the College Confidential site (College Search, College Match or something like that). Finally, there's always your Guidance Counselor or HS College advisor).</p>

<p>As M's Mom said, the Common Data Set is good (and free for schools that post it), or buy a college guide, which provides data for all major schools.</p>

<p>As far as bringing up your SAT. First -- Fair Warning, I'm not an admissions officer, so, by definition, I don't know what I'm talking about. Bringing up your SATs is never bad, though if each section is over say 700, there might not be much advantage. However, my guess is that the GPA is going to be tough to overcome for the top tier schools. </p>

<p>This being said, if there is a school of your dreams, you absolutely should apply. It only costs a few dollars and a couple of hours of your time, and even if you are rejected, you never have to wonder what if...?</p>

<p>You do realize Kellogg @ Northwestern is Graduate school right?
You can't apply there. They do have some classes, but it's not a place you can get into yet.</p>

<p>Sorry for the misunderstanding, I was under the impression that Kellogg @ Northwestern was available to undergrads.</p>

<p>Probably should consider the following:
Penn State</p>

<p>I'd say you should be able to get into BU.</p>

<p>Also, if you're hoping to pursue an international-based career, don't need financial aid, and have good AP scores, you should consider UK Schools. Most UK Unis concentrate more on standardized testing and hold GPA in little regard. Since your SAT/ACT are great but your GPA is sub-par (relative to the schools you listed) that could be something to consider.</p>

<p>zephyr15, M's Mom, and anyone else - I also plan on studying business in college. However, when you look at my extra-curriculars, I'm not sure if you are getting that "business vibe". I know my classes in school are more business focused. For example, over the last 3 years I have taken Pathways to Business, Desktop Publishing, Marketing, and AP Statistics. This upcoming year, I also plan on taking Honors Accounting (if my guidance counselor will cooperate and help me fit in to my schedule). In addition, my mathematics classes, for each grade, are the most rigorous ones availble, but I am not sure how much that will help in showing my interest in business. I was curious if there is anything I could do as a rising senior, in terms of extra-curricular activity or academic classes, to give off a strong "vibe" and passion for business. Please offer anything that comes to mind.</p>

<p>Unless if it's Ivy-tier or a specialized pre-professional undergraduate program, most schools could probably care less about your EC's unless their truly phenomenal.</p>

<p>I understand what you're saying, and it is probably true. But if there is something I could do to show my interest and just make myself as a student more appealing to universities, I would like to take those steps in doing so.</p>

<p>I understand what you are saying, but if there is anything I can do to further show my passion for business, I would like to take those steps as soon as possible. So any suggestions/feedback is welcome.</p>

<p>The best way to show your passion as a rising senior is to invest time over the summer in some compelling essays that showcase who you are and what you are hoping to achieve both at college and in life. And help the teachers and guidence counselor who are writing your recs help you by giving them the same information, in writing, along with what characteristics you are hoping they can highlight.</p>

<p>The last thing you can do is to research the schools you are applying to carefully, so that you can make a compelling case for why their business program is the best possible fit for you and why the school would be a great place to attend. </p>

<p>As for your grades, you want to keep the upward trend heading up so that you can make the case pursuasively that you have matured and gained in your focus, your organizational abilities and work habits with the resulting permanent improvement in your performance as a student.</p>

<p>Thank you for taking your time to respond back to my posts. This has been extremely beneficial for me. Thank you again. :)</p>