I am a junior at a decent public school in NJ. I just want to see other people’s input of my chances at these schools. I want to major in some business field, so for Cornell for instance, I would apply to Dyson school of business. Duke is my dream school, and I would likely ED to their arts and sciences school.
Ethnicity: Asian(Sri Lankan-American)
Income bracket: top percent
Weighted GPA: 4.64/5
Unweighted GPA: 3.95/4
Class Rank: 8/276
^^Weighted GPA expected to drop to 4.58-4.61/5 after this semester and class rank to 10 to 12/276 because I took regular English this year.
Course Load: Pretty good, I have taken mostly honors courses.
Freshman Year consisted of: personal finance(regular/1 semester), intro to design tech(regular/1 semester), honors English 1, honors geometry, gym/health(required), honors biology, honors world history, honors Spanish 2, lunch
-All A’s, one A- in english
Sophomore Year consisted of: Honor CP Accounting, honors english 2, honors human development, honors algebra 2, gym/drivers’ ed, honors chem, Honors/pre-AP US history 1, honors spanish 3, (Skipped lunch this year)
-A’s except two A-'s in english and Chem, two B+'s in algebra 2 and history(lol i messed up)
Junior Year consists of: gym/health, regular english 3(dropped honors to manage time), honors precalc, AP Stats, Honors physics, APUSH 2(school splits into two years so I took AP 1 as a soph), Honors Spanish 4, lunch
-Expecting As except A- in precalc, stats, physics, apush(maybe B+ in one of those if I mess up like sophomore year)
Senior Year will consist of: AP Calc, AP Spanish, AP Econ(micro and macro), AP Chem or APES(prob AP Chem b/c APES might look bad being easier), regular English, digital photography(required to take one year of art), gym/health, lunch
-Expecting As/A-'s first semester
SAT I: 1480/1600 in June of sophomore year, 750 math, 730 english, taking again this June and hoping for a 1500+
ACT: not sending in
SAT II: will be taking Math II and US history, expecting anywhere from 700-800
-captain/second leading scorer(maybe I will get an honorable mention or third team all conference award) of varsity basketball team as junior(as a senior, that will be 3 years varsity and two year captainship)
-organized Project Backpack fundraiser, giving backpacks and school supplies to underprivileged kids(raised around $9,000 myself by writing to local companies and bigger ones like Macy’s, helped 150 kids)
-attended summer programs Summer Institute for the Gifted at Princeton/Yale freshman and sophomore year, Cornell University Summer College(took Intro to Bus Man and did better than most students to earn a general rec letter from the professor), applied to UPenn LBW this year(hopefully I get in, chance me at this if you want!)
-took Mandarin outside of school for three years, passed HSK Level II standardized test(allow me to work in businesses in China)
-VP of school JSA chapter
-2010 TeleBrands/Liberty Science Center Inventor’s day winner(on news networks)
-have been volunteering at a rehab/homeless center since 7th grade, serving food
-organized a coat drive in my community
-volunteered at orphanage in Sri Lanka(I am Sri Lankan)
-volunteer basketball coach in rec league 2014-2015
-worked as a basketball camp counselor every summer in high school
-National Spanish Exam Honorable Mention award
-member of DECA and FBLA(1st in virtual state marketing for DECA last year, good chance of making FBLA nationals this year), member of Peer leaders, stuco general assembly, Spanish Honor Society, (applied to NHS and national business honor society), students in action, key club(frosh/soph year only)
Any input would be useful. Thank you!