Chaaance me! Another boring kid with high scores.


<li>SAT/ACT: 2370 (800 CR/ 800W/ 770M)</li>
<li>SAT IIs: 800/800/800</li>
<li>GPA: 4.0 UW, above 4.5 weighted.</li>
<li>Rank: top 10% for sure. School doesn't rank, though.</li>
<li>APs: Calc B/C: 5, Bio: 5, French Language: 5</li>
<li>Course load: most difficult</li>
<li>Other stats: Qualified for AIME</li>
<li>National Merit Finalist</li>


<li>Essays: I thought they were pretty good?</li>
<li>Teacher Recs: One was really good, didn't read the other.</li>
<li>Counselor Rec: Pretty good, I think.</li>
<li>Interview: None.</li>
<li>Major EC's: black belt, President of something, co-president of something, treasurer of two things, co-captain of waterpolo. 2 years varsity waterpolo & 2 years JV, 4 years JV swimming.</li>
<li>Work experience: business internship, and various tutoring</li>
<li>Hook: none</li>


<li>State or Country: CA</li>
<li>School Type: Pretty competitive public</li>
<li>Ethnicity: white</li>
<li>Gender: female</li>
<li>Income Bracket: middle/low</li>
<li>Financial aid?: yes</li>
<li>Intended Major: Biological Sciences (Weinberg)</li>

<p>You should be admitted to Northwestern. It's interesting to note my reaction to an applicant with a black belt in a martial art differs depending upon whether the applicant is male or female; a black belt for a male represents aggression, while for a female it represents defense.</p>

<p>Hmmm not all girls in martial arts are meek and defensive...</p>

<p>Thanks for the reply though :)</p>

<p>Lol, this is exactly what you say, another boring kid with high scores. Ha, not really. You're probably really interesting, but how would I know?</p>

<p>'re more than qualified for Northwestern. I'd say you're in in a heartbeat. </p>

<p>On another note...I think that a female with a black belt represents empowerment and strength more than defense. Hot.</p>

<p>On yet another note...I bet you were mad about your 770 on your Math weren't you? A tiny blemish. Ha!</p>

<p>^you trying to get a date or what?</p>

<p>Lol. Something like that.</p>

<p>I just think a black belt represents more of an empowered woman than a weak and defensive one.</p>

<p>I am not saying this as a direct response to you, but if you come into applications thinking you are "just another boring kid" you will most likely look like exactly that to the school. Change your attutude to "a talented individual with special skills" and your chances skyrocket. luck to you!</p>

<p>Hey p<em>hp</em>fan, where do you live? ;) I like how you think.</p>

<p>And yes, I was a little disappointed with the 770. I always did better on practice tests. However, on practice tests I usually did worse on CR, so I'm not (really) complaining :)</p>

<p>Thanks for the replies, all.</p>

<p>retake SAT and get 800 on math</p>

<p>Kristina, you DO NOT need to retake the SATs to try to get 30 more points in math. The probability of getting a lower score is much higher than getting the 800.</p>

<p>2370 is nothing to be disappointed about.</p>

<p>I'd say you're a def. in at Northwestern.</p>

<p>haha... it's a little late to retake now!</p>

<p>Thanks Speak_Easy.</p>