chance a pessimist-be blunt please

<p>major: philosophy w/ interest in foreign languages and euro studies
sat: CR 680 M 720 W 690
sat ii: French w/ Listening 800, Eng Lit 680
act: 30
gpa (w): 4.06
7 AP's throughout highschool: Calc BC: 3 (subscore 5), Fr Lang: 5, Eng Lang: 4, US Hist: 4, now Eng Lit, STudio art, Envi Science
white, female, private school, TN
essays: one about a modern German philosopher's novel that my host dad in Germany recommended me, the others well-written but prob. more about the programs i want at the school than about me
rec's: one stellar, the other two i'm sure were positive
1st semester sn. grades were falling into low a's b/c i had a part time job (i've had alot of these), but i didn't explain this fact to them; i hope it's self-evident
exc's:editor-in-chief of newspaper, writing cntr tutor, yearbook editor, jazz band singer, actress, ap scholar w honors, nat merit commended scholar, frend club
i've taken alot of art classes in the last 4 yrs but didnt elaborate too much in essays</p>

<p>ACT is alright, GPA is alright, ECs are alright. You don't have a spectacular shot, but you do have a shot. I'd say 50/50?</p>

<p>i'd agree, you probably aren't a clear case where you have a "good shot," but your stats are there, it all depends on your recs/essays. did you apply to medill with your editing/writing experience?</p>

<p>i think a waitlist???</p>

<p>Interesting profile. Strong chance if you apply ED. Probably 60% chance RD.</p>

<p>Nah. Given the application surge this year due to common app, stay pessimistic. I mean, if UChicago's acceptance rate can lower from 40% to 27% with their uncommon app...</p>

<p>but... the common app isn't new this year. do you really think there's a huge surge in applicants? I'm doubtful that there's a spectacular increase. </p>

<p>Also, where'd you find the info on U chicago's acceptance rate?</p>

<p>There IS a huge surge in applicants. Check the NW website, I believe they released that information themselves. And check the UChicago forum for their admission rates.</p>

<p>I see. I wonder why this year, in particular, there is such a surge? I'm going to go look it up. Thank you guys!</p>

<p>and good luck OP!</p>

<p>We're the biggest graduating class in history?</p>

<p>I actually think you may have a reasonable chance. Being a girl from Tennesse will help. And you expressed a genuine interest in Philosophy in your essay (though perhaps at the risk of seeming to be trying too hard to be intellectual?). Depends on your recomendations, honestly. It's a reach for sure, but you definitely have the possibility.</p>