Chance a nervous boy!

<p>Gender: M
Location: Connecticut
College Class Year: 2013
High School: Public
High School Type: sends some grads to top schools
Hispanic (Argentine)</p>


<p>GPA - Unweighted: 3.95
GPA - Weighted: 4.64
Class Rank: top 10% (9/496 UW, 15/496 W)
Class Size: 496</p>


<p>SAT I Math: 670
SAT I Critical Reading: 690
SAT I Writing: 730</p>

<p>ACT Composite: 32</p>

<p>SAT II Math Level 1 (IC): 730
SAT II Biology - M: 800</p>

<p>AP Biology - 5
AP English Lang - 4</p>


<p>Significant Extracurriculars: Latin Club, A.R.I. (Volunteer group for mentally challenged adults), Interact, Marine Wildlife Club, Red Cross Youth Corps., columnist/photographer for school newspaper, scuba diving, piano, bass guitar</p>

<p>Volunteer/Service Work: Interact (Blood drive, food drive, etc.), Costa Rica-helping schools, national parks, etc. (2 weeks in the summer)</p>

<p>Honors and Awards: Science Fair - Honorable Mention, University of Michigan book award, National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar, National Honor Society</p>

<p>Senior Year Courses: AP Art History, AP English Lit, AP Envi Sci, AP Calc BC, AP Physics B, Independent Study Biochemistry</p>

<p>My list (no order):
Yale (legacy)
USC (Southern California)
UNC - Chapel Hill

<p>For admissions purposes, South Americans are not hispanic URMs. Those are Mexicans, Central Americans and Puerto Ricans.</p>

<p>Your test scores are a bit low, but I think the Hispanic factor cancels out that out. Is your courseload the most rigorous your school offers? I mean, you're not incredibly unique but you've got great grades and pretty good EC's. Being Hispanic will also really help at most of these schools.<br>
Yale (legacy) - reach
Brown - reach
Duke - low reach/reach
USC (Southern California) - low reach
UNC - Chapel Hill - high match
McGill - match I think, but I'm not too familiar
UToronto - not familiar
UMiami - not familiar
UConn - in
Emory - match/high match
Occidental - no idea
NYU - high match
Sorry if this seems pessimistic, but I feel like too much optimism isn't always good.</p>