Chance a junior!! ^__^

I would love it if anybody could chance me </p>

<p>[ul]My G.P.A.
3.5 W
(My school does not report U.W.)[/ul]</p>


<p>[ul]Freshman (These are all honors classes)
Algebra I
Latin III
U.S. History I[/ul]</p>

<p>[ul]Sophomore- All honors
U.S. History II
Latin IV

<p>[ul]Junior- Full I.B. Diploma student (for those of you who do not know what it is, it is a variation of AP, for the lack of a better definition)
Math Studies SL
Enviormental Systems and Societies SL
Art SL
English HL
Latin V HL
History of the Americas HL
(All these classes are advanced, uppel level classes like a HL class is much higher than a regular AP while a SL class is either the same or a tiny, tiny bit harder)[/ul]</p>

1580 (That is my first attempt without any prep. I'll do it a few more times with some prep)[/ul] </p>

Swimmer-2 years
College office Intern-2 years
Lit Mag-3 years
Yearbook-1 year
School newspaper-2 years
Created my school's spirit club-3 years
Created my schools writing club-3 years
Created my schools culture day (it's a huge assembly with dancing, music, singing, fashion show ets, I read a speach and stuff)-1 year
Public Library Teen Writer Club-1 year (This will be my second year)
Student council-3 years
Classics Club/ Latin Club (goes under two names, but is really one club)-3 years
Art Club-2 years
Creator of a teen writing group, we mentor, teach and have workshops and perform slam poetry -2 years
Played guitar for school Orchestra-2 years</p>

<p>This summer i'll intern as a teen reporter for my local news station ...[/ul] </p>

<p>I want to major in Journalism</p>

<p>and i'm African American if that counts for anything.</p>

<p>Thanks for any help that you might be able to give! ^_^</p>

<p>Journalism is one of their stronger programs. With that said,</p>

<p>Your SAT scores are rather low - actually, they’re average, even. The university does not guage preparation for the exam, they only see your score. So they wouldn’t know that score is the product of 0 preparation. You really should shoot for an 1800+, ideally in the 2000+ range. Syracuse is a very competitive university, and there are applicants with outstanding credentials who have applied to top-tier universities, including the Ivies. Odds are, their SAT/ACT scores are 2200/30+, min. The salutatorian for the class that graduated after I did went to Syracuse. Keep in mind, if you’re below the 50% standard (I call 50% the Admissions Gold Standard) then you need impressive credentials elsewhere.</p>

<p>Also, take AP courses, or, if your high school does not offer, independently study and take the exams, at least. They’re difficult exams that serve as barometers for your preparation for and understanding of the subject material. Competitive universities like to see high scores.</p>

<p>Ensure you’ll have glowing letters of recommendation, and very strong essays. These are important criteria, and the essays themselves can fluxuate your odds. Essays show the university that you’re diverse, you’ve experienced a lot, and you’re a good thinker. Above test scores and grades, universities seek to establish a graduating class that exhibits character, diversity, and motivation.</p>

<p>[MIT</a> Admissions: The Match Between You And MIT](<a href=“]MIT”></p>

<p>While that regards MIT, it is applicable to most universities. They seek a fluid, dynamic student body, not just one that is cerebral and academically successful. Think of the things you can do to improve your community. How can you volunteer and be part of the change? Gandhi said be the change you want to see in the world, and many universities embody that ideal. They want students who have experienced things, done things, become things, not just students who have spent their Friday nights studying for a calculus exam. High quantatative marks are impressive and important, but a viable candidate is far more than objective, numerical data. With that - be as active in your school and community as possible. Volunteer to whatever end you can. Organize events. Start a club at your high school. Do things like petition, raise awareness and advocate something. </p>

<p>Syracuse University is a major research university with a moderately competitive admission’s process. Being a successful candidate is difficult and time-consuming, but, when you receive that glorious letter that congratulates you on your admission, it will all be worth it. Work hard now and enjoy the fruits of your labor later. </p>

<p>Be the change you want to see in the world, and change your life for the better.</p>

That was really long, but very helpful.</p>

<p>i take IB which is a bit higher than AP, so I am good there.
I know that I need to bring up my SAT. I only said that I did not study for it so that you could all know my starting grade.</p>

<p>All the things you said in your second to last paragraph I have already done. I did them all in 2009 and I am still doing them.</p>

<p>On their site the student profile makes me know that I am a low reach/match.</p>

<p>The nice thing about the link you gave was that to even become an IB student you must show those things (at least in my school).</p>


<p>I’ll take your words to heart.</p>

<p>I would have to agree with Solaris, you have to understand that Syracuse it a highly competitive university with candidates that have perfect SAT’s and perfect GPA’s. Do you feel that Syracuse will be a good fit for you academically at this point in time?</p>

<p>You have a 3.5 weighted? just to put things into perspective for you, I have a 3.72 unweighted and 1810 SAT’s, and many people do not think I will get into Syracuse because of my SAT’s being so low… </p>

<p>It’s great that you have a lot of extracurriculars and IB credits, but you also need good board scores to help your app. My advice would be to try and boost your GPA in the time remaining and take the SAT’s at least two more times to get better scores. Hopefully admissions will look closely at your rigorous course load so you won’t have to worry about GPA that much. Also, make sure your essays are outstanding and reflect your character well. Do you have any volunteer work? colleges love people that help their community.</p>

<p>I wish you the best of luck :)</p>

<p>Rowing unless your trying to get into newhouse you SATs are def not low at all for Syracuse. You should check out their website they middle 50 sat scores are pretty low according to the site: Applicants to Syracuse University present a variety of academic and extracurricular credentials. Therefore, it’s virtually impossible for us to use a set formula to determine who we admit each year. The Admissions Committee will review your application individually, taking into account your academic credentials, as well as your unique personal qualities. For students entering the University in the fall semester of 2010, the average GPA was 3.6 and the middle 50 percent of SAT scores ranged from 1610-1870.</p>

That’s why I was confused. I compared my SAT and GPA to the ones on the site and they were close enough. I will of course continue to work hard so that I can get higher grades. I was just wondering how I was as of right now.</p>

<p>Newhouse was my goal but I know it is competitive so I am looking at other programs.</p>

<p>Do you know where I can get a brekdown of SAT and GPA scores per major?</p>

<p>and Thank you very, very much.</p>

<p>You have to understand that you can’t base last years scores and stats to predict admission. Every year is going to be even more competitive with more kids applying. For the class of 2015, the University received 25,300+ applications and I’m pretty sure they will receive even more for the class of 2016. So comparing your stats to last year’s is only going to set you up for disappointment (that’s not to say you don’t have a chance for admission at all). </p>

<p>Other than that, Solaris is spot on in her assessment.</p>

<p>Oh okay.
Thank you for your honest opinion.