Can I get in (from an average student)

<p>Im an out-of-stater from Northern VA in Fairfax County. My school uses the IB program and has a grading scale of 94-100 = A, 90-93 = B+ etc. I wish to study journalism. Here are my stats:</p>

<p>HS GPA: 3.35
SAT (I know not great): 1640
Rank: School does not rank</p>

<p>Not including the four Pre-IB courses in 9th and 10th grade, I will have 5 IB's by the end of my senior year.</p>

<p>Extra- Currics:</p>

<p>1) Sports Editor/Columnist/Talk Show host for one of the top high school newspapers in the country
2) Jewish Culture Club (Three year pres. and founder)
3) Marching Band (Two-year section leader)
4) Symphonic Band (1st chair, three year all-district, all-state runner-up)
5) Model UN Member
6) DECA Member
7) Coached youth basketball
8) Summer Councelor (two years) and a few others</p>

<p>Im looking at Indiana University (My mom is an an alum.), Ohio University, Michigan State and possibly Penn State. Can I get in?</p>

<p>Yeah, you'll get into Ohio, MSU, and Indiana. Penn State is stretching it though, I don't know if they'd accept you especially OOS.</p>

<p>Anyone else?</p>

<p>I think you make all 3. Penn State may send you to a branch campus, but I doubt it.</p>

<p>What is the SAT breakdown?</p>

<p>Penn State and Mich are reaches, but i'd say all the rest are pretty reasonable/matches.</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>You'll get in at Indiana, Michigan State, and Ohio. Penn is match/reachy.</p>

<p>I have slightly lower GPA and slightly higher SATs, i'm in state at Penn State and I still wouldnt get in. Doesnt matter. I'd much rather go to Pitt.</p>

<p>Penn State--No
Indiana/MSU--Slight Reach
Ohio U.--In</p>