Hello, I am currently a junior and am applying to the following schools this year: UMich, Duke, UNC-CH, PSU, and UT-Austin. I am especially interested in UNC, so if someone could help me figure out my chances I would really appreciate it.
I am a white female, out of state, living in rural PA. I go to a small school where very few Honors or AP classes are offered, and I have not had the opportunity to gain any experience in my intended major (anthropology) for this reason. I have taken every advanced class I could:
6 Honors classes (out of 7)
1 AP class (Biology, which I was lucky to have because it is only offered once every few years because of how few people sign up for it. The only other AP class here is AP History, which was only offered my junior year and was impossible for me to fit in my schedule.) I scored a 4/5 on the exam.
I am 4/71 rank wise. My GPA is 4.0 weighted.
I qualified for PMEA Region Band 2 years in a row and PMEA All-State Band last year, and this year I hopefully will as well. I have been our marching band’s drum major 2 years in a row and have had other leadership positions before that. I also placed 1st in last year’s PMEA District Jazz Festival.
I am involved in NHS and have volunteered a little bit outside of school.
My SAT score is 1420, and if this is too low, I could always apply test optional if that is a better choice.
I am pretty good at writing essays, so let’s assume that my essays are, I don’t know, 7, maybe 8/10?
My recommendations should be good, so let’s also assume that those are in a good place.