Chance a URM for LAC's and I'll chance back :)

<p>F, African American, Upstate NY</p>

Rank: Top 15%
GPA: 93.456/100 Unweighted (my school doesn't weight -_-)
SAT: 2060, 760 W, 680 CR, 620 M
ACT: 34
AP's: USH = 3, Language & Comp = 5
Senior Course load: AP Euro, AP Bio, AP Lit, Honors Precalc, Honors Econ, Honors Pig, French</p>

President of Human Rights Club
President of Youth Against Racism
Vassar College Political Science Summer Scholar '09
Model UN
Mock Trial Lawyer
Student Government representative
Varsity Field hockey captain for 2 years
200+ hours of service at local hospital
Christian Summer Camp Volunteer
National Honor Society
Youth Leadership member
SADD member
Leo Club member</p>

Model UN Honorable Mention x2
National French Contest 8th in the nation
County Scholar Athlete Award</p>

Ethnicity: African American/Ugandan
Athlete: Yes, field hockey</p>

My recommendations will be from a social studies teacher of 3 years and Mock Trial coach who LOOVEESSSSMEEE ! And my french teacher of one year who also loves me and helped me win the National French Contest! So I think those will be good.
Guidance Counselor Rec: We barely talk! Haha but she's been a GC for 20 years so maybe she can write a stellar rec?</p>

<p>Where I'm applying!
ED: Amherst</p>

<p>If I get deferred/rejected
Reach: Duke, Stanford, Brown
Target: Vassar, Pomona, Swarthmore, Wesleyan, Bowdoin
Safeties: Bryn Mawr, Haverford, SUNY Albany</p>

1) My reaches honestly aren't my priority so I don't feel insecure about my low SAT scores with them but for my targets and ED school, are they okay? :(
2) Are my EC's too scattered? Most of them are centralized around my intended major International Relations/Political science. However, should I leave out SADD and Leo Club as they are kind of random?</p>

<p>Thanks a ton for all the feedback guys :D</p>

<p>Was your 34 ACT with writing? For Amherst that is all you would need. In fact, Amherst doesn't actually require the essay, but it is recommended. Your 34 is at the 75th% for Amherst, so there is no need to worry about that!</p>

<p>Guidelines for Standardized Tests
First-year applicants should submit one of the following: </p>

<p>•SAT Reasoning Test plus two SAT Subject Tests OR
•ACT (with essay recommended)</p>

<p>Yeah I took the writing too just because some other schools require it and I thought I might as well get it out of the way! Haha but thanks for the feedback!</p>

<p>Does anybody else have any tips? :)</p>

<p>bumpppppp :)</p>

<p>I wouldn't put Haverford as a safety, as they only have a 25% acceptance rate.</p>

<p>Hi, thanks for chancing~
I think you stats are alright, and rather good ECs. Although not spectacularr..but since you are applying ED, I think you have a reasonable good shot =).
I think your reaches are a bit "reaching", but it's worth a try. Keep up the good work!</p>

<p>I think you have an above-average shot at Amherst ED. As long as all those EC's fit on the application, I think you should include them all. They can't hurt you.
Have you thought about applying to Hamilton? I've been looking into it and it seems like a fantastic school. I'm sure you've heard of it, being from upstate New York. Anyways, Brown and Stanford will be reaches (they are for everyone..) but overall I'd say you have a pretty good shot at them. </p>

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<p>Pomona and Swarthmore are reaches in my opinion. (but if you get into Pomona, I would love to have you on our mock trial team!)</p>

<p>First off, how the hell did you get a 780 on the SAT II for USH and a 3 on the AP test? I got a five on the AP test and a 740! haha that is so odd</p>

<p>Anyways, you have really great ECs (you guys have good clubs at your school!), but perhaps leave the SAT score off/retake it because your ACT one is way better and your GPA on a 4.0 scale (3.738) isn't fantastic (but then again my school has totally effed up the GPA system so we are in the same boat). Everything looks great for Amherst, and I say you have a pretty good chance!</p>

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<p>Thanks for all the feedback guys! If you want a chance back just PM your link :)</p>

<p>Sweetsmiles, the only reason haverford is one of my safeties is because I have family members who work there and the coach has displayed significant interest in me. I understand how hard it is to get in though so maybe I should change it to a target school!</p>

<p>Fatum no problem for chancing you and ugh I know my reaches are such high goals hahaa! But to be honest, I'm only looking at them to please my mother! :0</p>

<p>lolcats4, I know pomona is more of a reach but is swarthmore too?! ahhh you're making me nervous.</p>

<p>And Yaintime21, ugh I ask myself the same thing each day hahaa. I seeeriously think that collegeboard confused my AP Language and AP US scores but I'm too cheap to pay them to fix their own mistakes -_-</p>

<p>I think you have a pretty good shot at Amherst, as for RD: I think Brown and Stanford are reaches, you do have a chance but I would say it's on the low side. Duke is probably a slight reach but you could make it. As for the rest, I think you have a great shot except maybe Swarthmore</p>

<p>Awesome thanks dude!</p>

<p>I'd put Swarthmore, Amherst, and Pomona on the same level of selectivity. They'd probably be low reaches for you, with Duke (and maybe Brown, not sure). Stanford is a whole 'nother deal.</p>

<p>Haverford should be a target (same level as Bowdoin, slightly higher than Vassar/Wes) unless the coach is actually recruiting you. (Are you being pressured to apply ED? Have you been promised an admissions tip?) Bryn Mawr should be relatively safe IF you make a convincing argument for why a women's college is the right fit, since it's the only all-women's school you're applying to.</p>

<p>That leaves you with only one "true" safety, SUNY Albany, which is far from an LAC. Have you considered applying to another women's college (not Barnard or Wellesley, too selective to be safeties)?</p>

<p>(I'm not watching this thread, so please reply by PM if necessary.)</p>

<p>It's crazy how in less than 3 weeks since posting this my list has changed yet again!
Stanford, Brown, and UofA are off. And I've decided Haverford is now a match.
But thanks for your input anyways :]</p>