Chance at Penn?

<p>I applied regular decision so I won't hear for another month, but I was interested in getting your opinions.</p>

<p>STATS
GPA: 3.93 out of 4
Rank: 18th out of 571 students
SAT Scores:
Reading: 760
Writing: 780
Math: 740
(2280)</p>

<p>Literature: 790
Math I: 750</p>

<p>AP Scores:
AP Physics B - 5
(Taking AP Calculus AB and AP Studio Arts this school year)</p>

<p>ECs:
Band - 9-12
*Section leader
*Active volunteer for Music Boosters
Drama Club 9-12
*Executive board 3 years
*Student leader 2 years
*Qualified for national acting competition sophomore year
Chorus 9-12
* Two years in the auditioned select choir
Pep Band 10 -12
*The only student-run music group at my school
*Student leader 11-12th grade
* Responsible for doubling the amount of participants my senior year
National Honor Society 11-12
*Vice president this year
Spanish Honor Society 11-12
Science Honor Society 11-12
Art Honor Society 12
Student Senate 11-12</p>

<p>Work Experience:
Got my first job a a car sales place in the spring of sophomore year, organizing the file room. Worked there for about a year until there was no longer a need for my position. Now I work at Old Navy as a sales associate.</p>

<p>Volunteering:
All four of my honors societies require volunteering hours and like I said, I volunteer at nearly every music department fundraiser and event. Outside of that, not much.</p>

<p>"Hooks":
- I think my essays were pretty solid, I'm a good writer.
- I attended St Paul's Advanced Studies program, a 5-week summer course for outstanding New Hampshire students. I received excellent evaluations at the end of the course and sent them in with my college app.
- I am a first-generation college student from a single-parent home.
- My Penn alumni interview was the best college interview I've had yet. The interviewer complimented me on being able to show a good piece of who I am.</p>

<p>Thank you from a nervous college applicant! :)</p>

<p>bumpity bump</p>

<p>Not bad, I'd say you have as much chance as anyone. By the way, when people refer to hooks on this board, they usually mean URM or First-gen college student. So you have 1 hook. While your activities aren't as amazing as some on this board, I think they're pretty decent.</p>

<p>Hooks = Recruited athlete, legacy, URM, first-gen to college. You are first-gen to college, but none of your other "hooks" are hooks.</p>

<p>Okay, thank you!</p>