Chance me for U Mich./NYU/UCSD/UCSB/UCLA/USC/Carnegie Mellon?

<p>I'm a junior attending a Blue Ribbon High School in Southern California (top 10 public school in state). I'm planning to apply to the following schools and would like to know my chances:</p>

<p>University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
New York University
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
UC Los Angeles
University of Southern California
Carnegie Mellon</p>

<p>Please give me honest feedback/suggestions, thanks.</p>

<p>Weighted GPA: 3.94 (will rise above 4.0 this year)
Unweighted GPA: 3.54</p>

<p>SAT: 1340/1980 (re-taking to get 2000+)</p>

<p>Critical Reading: 640
Math: 700
Writing: 640</p>

<p>APs
US History: probably 4 or 5
English Language: probably 5
AP Environmental Science: probably 5</p>

<p>Subject Tests: Math II and US History in June</p>

<ul>
<li>California Scholarship Federation</li>
<li>National Honor Society</li>
<li>AP and honor classes</li>
<li>Varsity Cross Country 9, 10, 11; Basketball 10; Varsity Track 9, 10, 11</li>
<li>Team captain for Cross Country and Track next year</li>
<li>Boy Scouts, Senior Patrol Leader, Eagle Scout</li>
<li>Volunteer at Verdugo Hills Hospital (6 hours per week, 250+ hours total)</li>
<li>Freshman Class President</li>
<li>Sophomore Class President</li>
<li>Photography Club President</li>
<li>LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) Club Officer</li>
<li>Scholastic Regional Gold Key Award for Photography</li>
<li>Scholastic Writing Awards Contest Merit Award for Persuasive Essay</li>
<li>Nominated as an Outstanding Student in Photography</li>
</ul>

<p>i said good for the UCs, everything else needs the higher SATs i would say since your UWGPA is pretty low. definitely doable though</p>

<p>Are you in the top 10% of your high school? Visit</p>

<p><a href="http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Type in the name of your potential school then find the "how do I stack up" link.</p>

<p>Michigan - 63% of Freshman 3.75 UW GPA, Avg SAT 1995, proj admit rate 40%, - low reach/high match (as an OOS applicant be aware that financial aid beyond loans will be difficult)</p>

<p>NYU - 39% UW GPA at 3.5-3.75, avg SAT 2005. Match. (NYU notorious for lousy fin aid)</p>

<p>UCSD - 80% High School GPA 3.75+, 100% top 10% of class, avg SAT 1895 - Reach unless you're top 10%?</p>

<p>UCSB - 76% UW GPA 3.75+, 96% top 10% of class, SAT 1815, less of a reach than UCSD but are you in the top 10% of your class</p>

<p>UCLA - 93% UW GPA 3.75+, 97% top 10% of class, Avg SAT 1940. Probably biggest reach of your UCs</p>

<p>USC - Avg admitted GPA 3.8, Avg SAT 2135 (25th%tile is 2020) - Reach</p>

<p>Carnegie Mellon - 48% GPA 3.75+, Avg SAT 2080 (your SAT is just above the 25th%-tile) - Reach</p>

<p>In short you have a very tough list. There is no one school that I can look at and say it's a definite admission. That's not to say you won't get into any of these schools but it is to say that you have a lot of people ahead of you in line. I'd visit the individual school forums here on CC and see how your stats measure up to admitted students this year. I'd also add some schools with lower admission statistics just to be sure that you have a place to go come September 2012.</p>