Chance me for these top schools

General: White, male, upper class
State: PA

3.83 UW
4.25 W
31 ACT (36E, 32R, 30M, 27S), 1390 SAT (720 RW, 670M)
8 APs, 3 DEs, 5 honors classes


  1. President of Debate Club
  2. Secretary of Student Council
  3. State officer in Model UN
  4. Political activism (Parkland, environmental, etc.) - invited to national congressional and presidential speeches
  5. Internship for governor’s campaign in 2018
  6. Student member of district’s board
  7. Student body leader
  8. NHS
  9. School ambassador
  10. Peer leader in an organization the superintendent appointed me to
  • All ECs are at least 2 years (most being 3-4)
  • Around 100 confirmed hours of community service


  • Dartmouth
  • Cornell
  • Lehigh
  • Brandeis
  • Colby
  • Carleton
  • Grinnell
  • Kenyon
  • Denison
  • Bates
  • URochester
  • Babson

For the first two on your list you’re around the 25th percentile on standardized tests and GPA, that makes admissions not very likely.

For the other 10 on your list, I’d expect you to get in to around 3 or so.

ED will help

Some of those schools don’t seem to fit- Dartmouth & Cornell are really really different experiences. Carlton / Grinnell / Kenyon / Bates make sense with each other, but not so much with the others.