Chance me for IR at Tufts?

<p>Hey guys, I'm a rising senior right now, I'm really interested in international relations, and my goal is to become a foreign service officer one day. I know Tufts has an amazing IR program, and I'm trying to figure out how much of a reach it is for me.
My GPA is a bit low because of freshman/sophomore slacking, but in junior year I really buckled down (straight A's, which I plan to continue), and now I have a HUGE upward trend if that helps. Let me know what you guys think!</p>

<p>Middle Eastern male, school doesn't rank, but top 10-15%, very competitive high school, in the top 30 in the nation, famous for grade deflation.</p>

<p>GPA: 3.7
WGPA: 4.2 hopefully 4.3 by the end of first semester (out of 5.0)</p>

<p>SAT: 2180 (retaking in October)
710 Math
670 CR
800 Writing</p>

<p>SAT IIs: taking World History, Biology, and Spanish in November
ACT: taking in September</p>

<p>APs:
Sophomore year - Gov/Politics, 4
Junior year - Environmental Science, Spanish Lang, 5's on both
Senior year - Psychology, Spanish Lit, Micro/Macro Econ (also taking honors English and honors Calculus)</p>

<p>ECs:
-Founder/President of the Global Students Association
-Officer of Spanish Honor Society
-Model UN
-National Honor Society
-FBLA
-Key Club
-German school on Saturdays</p>

<p>Honors:
-Maryland Commended Scholar
-NMS semi-finalist
-German language diploma (this would let me study at German universities)
-Black belt in Taekwondo (though I got this before high school so I don't know if it counts)</p>

<p>Internships:
-Internship at Global Media Trail, foreign media analysis company
-Internship at Radio Free Europe, contributed significantly to (name will also be published on it) a think-tank presentation/report for foreign policy makers regarding the threat of Islamist militancy in Central Asia
-Internship at the Office of Rep. Chris Van Hollen, MD</p>

<p>Recommendations:
One from my English teacher, one from my Spanish teacher. Both should be very good (I hope), as I am very close with both. Also getting one from my boss, the editor-in-chief of Radio Free Europe.</p>

<p>Language:
-Fluent in Farsi (Persian)
-Fluent in Spanish
-Fluent in German
-Fluent in Portuguese, completely self-taught
-Learning French/Italian
-Completed intensive German language course at Goethe Institute in St. Peter-Ording, Germany
-Presented the International Declaration of Human Rights in Spanish and Portuguese at the International Human Rights Day Rally in 2010</p>

<p>So yeah, as you can see, International Relations is and has been my dream field of study for quite a while. I'm very into politics, and very into foreign cultures/languages, so naturally, I was drawn to IR. If you guys could give me some feedback on what you think my chances are, that would be great.
Thanks to anyone who took the time to read all of this!</p>

<p>Honestly, I think you have an amazing shot due to your clear focus on IR. You are clearly have more success applying your skills in a real-world setting (rather than academia) and although that will hinder you to some extent, you have the bonus that you have actually been in real-world settings. That is what gives you an edge, because you have the extra level of credibility over a student who claims that they will be more successful in real-world settings but has not accumulated any actual experience to prove that claim.</p>

<p>Good luck! Chance me back? <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1177541-chance-rising-senior.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1177541-chance-rising-senior.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>~Class of 2012~</p>

<p>I would be quite surprised if you didn't make it. Your numbers look quite good, and you seem to be the type of engaged and self-motivated student Tufts is looking for. </p>

<p>Put in a lot of good work with your essays, and you should be fine.</p>

<p>thanks, ibfootballer!
any other opinions? I just got my ACT scores back, and I got a 33 if that helps</p>

<p>Any other opinions? SAT is now at 2280, if that makes a difference. </p>

<p>Thanks!</p>