Can I get into Duke?

<p>By the end of Senior year, I will have a GPA of 4.17 (9 APs)
I started my own program (<a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;)&lt;br>
I started my own club at school and I am the president (Operation Smile Club)
I am the treasurer of the environmental club at my school
I am in a bunch of other clubs and honor societies
I volunteer at a hospital for 3 hours every week (since summer after freshman year)
Summer after Sophomore year I went to Jamaica on a volunteer trip for 2 weeks (for non-profit organization)
I am an ambassador for a organization called LearnServe International
SAT: 2060</p>

I am currently a Junior so any advice will be helpful!</p>

<p>are you in state Virginia? If not, getting into WM or uva will be challenging. If you’re instate you’re probably a match/high match. Georgetown and Duke you’re a low reach simply because Georgetown and Duke are reach schools for everyone.</p>

<p>yup I live in VA. But why will it be hard for me to get into Duke or Georgetown? </p>

<p>Because it is hard for everyone regardless of qualifications. You could be more qualified than someone else and get rejected instead of them. </p>

<p>okay, but what are my chances of getting in? Is there anything I can do to improve my chances?</p>

<p>What will be your unweighted GPA by the time you apply? Weighted GPA is not very descriptive and can vary.</p>

<p>A 3.81</p>

<p>Need better scores. Even with better scores, no one ever has a good chance of getting in at Duke or Georgetown. </p>

<p>do you mean on SAT?</p>

<p>yes, your SAT is low for those schools</p>

<p>what would be a decent score?</p>

<p>For Duke and Georgetown, 2200+ (but like I said, that won’t ensure acceptance… but it would ensure you as a competitive applicant) </p>

<p>For Virginia and WM, probably 2100+ since you’re in-state. </p>

<p>Look at the second page of this PDF</p>

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<p>However, like I said multiple times now, once you reach that level of scores, you can’t expect and acceptance. Duke (and Georgetown) are very very selective.</p>

<p>CAN you get in is very different from WILL you get in, which is what jibler is trying to point out. There are way too many people as qualified and more qualified than you are who also want to get in. The school cannot accept everyone who is qualified, so a lot comes down to luck. </p>

<p>I totally understand what you guys are saying! I just want to know that do I stand a chance? </p>

<p>You’re definitely on the right track. With my first post, I clearly said what the “problem” is with your application in regards to Duke – your SAT score (it’s good, but not up to Duke’s standards)</p>

<p>Don’t worry too much about your sat with uva and wm. My score was much lower than yours and I was accepted to both in state. Although my gpa was higher and I had slightly more leadership. Essentially you need to have something that will make you stick out from other applicants. Be that an incredible essay or incredible EC’s or whatever, make sure you have something that will make you stand out from the other applicants. If the dean of admissions for your area goes home and remembers your specific essay or your app in general, then you’ve done a good job and stand a chance.</p>

<p>I started my own organization and I have 3 leadership roles. I also volunteer a lot and spent two weeks in Jamaica over the summer volunteering. Is this not enough for EC’s? Any feedback would be great!</p>

<p>I mean, how many times have you taken the SAT</p>

<p>once Sophomore year. I plan to take it again in May and then if Im not happy then October next year</p>