Chance for Penn ED and other schools! Ill chance back!

<p>Still need to narrow it down, but what are my chances?
-UPenn Early Decision (CAS)
-Cornell
-Princeton
-Yale
-Brown
-Johns Hopkins
-Brandeis
-Tufts
-Vassar
-University of CT
-University of Vermont
-Fordham
-University of Rochester
-StonyBrook University</p>

<p>Standardized Testing:
2180 Composite (780 M, 780 W, 620 CR) - Retaking to raise CR in fall
SAT II:
- Chem - 720
- Math II - 750
- Bio M - 650 </p>

<p>ACT:
- June 2011: 31 Composite (31E, 31M, 29R, 31S, 11 Essay)</p>

<p>Unweighted GPA: 3.9 ish
Weighted GPA: 4.3
Class Rank: 2-5/250ish</p>

<p>AP Classes (so far):
-AP Chemistry (5)
-AP Statistics (4)
Have taken all honors classes and a gifted english class, as well as an honors level chorus.</p>

<p>Senior Schedule:
-AP Biology
-AP Calculus
-AP Comparative Government
-AP Physics
-Honors English
-Honors Special Chorus</p>

<p>Extracurriculars:
-National Honor Society (President)
-International Thespian Society (Vice President)
-Amnesty International (Vice President)
-Spanish Honor Society
-Peer Counseling (4 yrs)
-Math League (Champions)
-Drama Club (4 yrs)
-Piano Lessons (10yrs)
-Drama Productions and Musicals: "Godspell" (Ensemble), "How to Succeed" (Womper), "Brighton Beach Memoirs" (Stanley), "RENT" (Paul), "The Wiz" (Lion) - extreme devotion and passion for this.
-Small Group Choir
-JV Boys Soccer (9th and 10th)
-JV Boys Tennis (10th)</p>

<p>Community Service:
-Various events/activities through NHS and SHS, including a Book Fair, Sponsoring FOOD at the Annual Cabaret, an Electronics Day, a Charity Auction.
-Tutoring thru NHS
-Teacher Assistant since 10th Grade for the same teacher, 4 hrs/wk
-Peer Counseling: Teacher Dinner, Freshman Orientation, New Teacher Tea, New Student Breakfast, Breakfast for Haiti (2010)
-Battle of the Bands sponsored by Amnesty International to raise money for Cambodia - I also was the M.C. of the event</p>

<p>Major Awards, etc:
-Undergraduate Award (9th) - World History Honors
-Undergraduate Award (9th) - Spanish II Honors
-Undergraduate Award (9th) - English I Honors
-Undergraduate Award (9th) - Foundations of Health, Science, and Technology
-Math League Champions (10th)
-Harvard-Radcliffe Book Award (11th)</p>

<p>Summers/Work:
Summer@Brown 2010 - Neuroscience Course
CJSA Certified Soccer Referee - Fall and Spring
Dunkin Donuts Counter Attendant - Year Round
Summer Theater Productions - RENT (2010)
Private Paid Tutor (2010-2011)
Paid Piano Accompanist for the Danbury Summer Chorus (2011)
Summer Theater Workshop for 2 Weeks</p>

<p>Other:
- Major: Pre-Med Track - Biochemistry/Biology
- State: CT
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Gender: Male
- Income: Approx. $120K
- Essay-Struggle with a chronic inflammatory bowel disorder (entered high school at 50-60lbs and weak) which has inspired me to want to specialize in gastroenterology and have empathy for others who have similar disorders. (Also wish to further along any current research to the best of my ability in med school). <em>Passion...</em> will write my essay about how the experience in hospitals, diagnosing, and tests has changed my view on life and what I want to do with my life in the future with my education (Before the diagnosis, I was -more or less- the "average joe" in terms of academics and future endeavors)
- Recs:
1) AP Chemistry Teacher - Writes very good recs
2) Honors Alg II Teacher and AP Calc teacher - have a personal relationship
3) Additional Rec - Library Specialist that I TA for/Advisor of NHS- Already got this one and it made my mom cry, if that counts? lol</p>

<p>Thanks for your time! :) I'll chance back- send me the link!</p>

<p>Raise your test scores for Princeton, Brown, Yale, and Hopkins. You're ECs are numerous and you have decent amount of leadership in them, but they aren't really focused. You major awards are good, but they aren't anything spectacular. You're story is inspiring: milk it. UPenn, Yale, Princeton, and Brown are reaches due to test scores and lack of an obvious hook. Cornell is a good match. I think you'll get into most of the others for sure.
Chance me back please (also in chance forum)?</p>

<p>You chose well to go Penn ED in terms of the ED advantage which posits you favorably in the admissions process. However, I shall warn you that Penn has an extremely competitive pre-med program. 2/3 of penn pre-meds take a gap year before entering med school and I know several people who have been kicked out of the pre-med program and have had to switch majors because of the difficulty. Seeing that you are not the academically strongest student (def. not weak) you should be cautioned. Of course other schools have competitive pre-med programs, but I've never had a good feeling about Penn for pre-med. If you are satisfied with your choice and believe you can handle it, by all means go for it.</p>

<p>Thanks for the post Illusionist!
And thank you for the warning dblazer - I'll keep that in mind.</p>

<p>Can anyone else chance me? I'll chance back!</p>

<p>Anyone? :&lt;/p>

<p>-UPenn Early Decision (CAS)-high match
-Cornell-high match
-Princeton -reach (but you have a shot)
-Yale-same as princeton
-Brown-better than yale & princeton
-Johns Hopkins -high match
-Brandeis-don't know
-Tufts -don't know
-Vassar-don't know
-University of CT-safety
-University of Vermont-safety
-Fordham-don't know
-University of Rochester-in
-StonyBrook University-don't know</p>

<p>You have great ECs but just lifting your test scores by a couple points would make you perfect.</p>

<p>Chance me back please?
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<p>BUMP! ... anymore opinions? :)</p>

<p>I think you have a decent shot at UPenn ED, like a 50/50 chance. Your stats are great, but you don't quite have that wow factor, so stand out in your essays and I think you'll have a great shot. I'd say youd get into the others, minus Princeton, Brown and Yale (if you go RD at the latter two)</p>

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<p>Thanks for the chance! I'm planning to have very strong essays and hopefully very strong recs.</p>

<p>Any other chancers please? :)</p>

<p>-UPenn Early Decision (CAS)- low reach
-Cornell-high match
-Princeton - crapshoot
-Yale- crapshoot
-Brown - reach
-Johns Hopkins - low reach
-Brandeis-don't know
-Tufts - high match
-Vassar- ???
-University of CT-safety
-University of Vermont-safety
-Fordham-don't know
-University of Rochester-in
-StonyBrook University- safety (dont go here, lol)</p>

<p>-UPenn Early Decision (CAS)- low reach
-Cornell-high match
-Princeton - high match/low reach
-Yale-(retake that SAT and you're in)
-Brown - reach
-Johns Hopkins - definite reach
-Brandeis-don't know
-Tufts - high match
-Vassar- ???
-University of CT-safety
-University of Vermont-safety
-Fordham-don't know
-University of Rochester-in
-StonyBrook University- safety (dont go here, lol) </p>

<p>You have a good GPA and good grades and you're essay must be amazing!!
Good luck! and (50-60 lbs) in high school!! THAT'S FREAKISHLY DEADLY!!</p>

<p>Chance me!!
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<p>UPenn Early Decision (CAS)-high match/low reach
-Cornell-high match
-Princeton -reach
-Yale-reach
-Brown-low reach
-Johns Hopkins -high match
-Brandeis-high match-
Tufts -match
-Vassar-match
-University of CT-safety
-University of Vermont-safety
-Fordham-low match
-University of Rochester-safety
-StonyBrook University-safety</p>

<p>I think you have too many safety and not enough matches to be honest.</p>

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<p>UPenn Early Decision (CAS) - reach
Cornell - reach
Princeton - reach
Yale - reach
Brown - reach
Johns Hopkins - reach
Brandeis - match
Tufts - match
Vassar - high match
University of CT - safety
University of Vermont - safety
Fordham - safety
University of Rochester - safety
StonyBrook University - don't know enough about it to give an accurate chance assessment</p>

<p>@starbound19</p>

<p>you're suggesting yale and Princeton is less or equally selective to jhu, lol.</p>

<p>I don't understand how anyone can definitely be "in" to Yale...</p>

<p>UPenn ED - reach, low scores</p>