Chance me! (NYU, BU, Northeastern,...

<p>I'll chance back!!!</p>

<p>List:
NYU - reach
BU - reach
Northeastern - reach/high target
UConn-Top choice if I don't get into any of my reach schools
Rutgers New Brunswick
UMass-Amherst
Penn State(maybe...scandal)
UPitt
Ohio State
Drexel
Rowan
Temple
U South Carolina</p>

<p>GPA: I have four categories for each grade - UW GPA/W GPA - UW core class GPA/ W core class GPA</p>

<p>Freshman - 83/85 - 79/83
Classes UW/W:
CP english 9 - B
CP Global Issues - B+
Spanish 1 - C+
Acc. Geometry - C-/C+
Acc. Biology - C-/C+
Gym 3 - A+
Frosh Health - A+
Web Design - A+
Techniques of Writing B</p>

<p>Sophomore - 86/88 - 83/85
Classes UW/W:
CP English 10 - B
CP US History - B+
Spanish 2 - C+
Adv. Problem Stat & Trig - C/C+
Acc. Chemistry - B/A-
Gym - A+
Divers Ed - B
Music Theory - A+
Music Recording & Engineering - A+</p>

<p>Junior - 90/95 - 87/93.5
Classes UW/W:
Acc. English 11 - B+/A
CP US History II - A-
Adv. Pre Calc - B+/A-
AP Chemistry - B-/A-
Gym - A+
Forensics - A+
A/I cuisine - A+
Junior Health - A+</p>

<p>Senior: no grades yet, looking to be about 86/95</p>

<p>AP Calc AB
AP Biology
AP Environmental
Acc. Physics
AP English
Holocaust
Vietnam
Gym</p>

<p>SAT I:
Cumulative - 1840/2400 1260/1600
CR - 590
M - 670
W - 580</p>

<p>SAT II:
Chemistry 610/800</p>

<p>AP:
Chemistry 3</p>

<p>Extra Curricular Activities:
3 Years Habitat For Humanity
2 Years STAND Club
1 Year Leo Club
5 Years Guitar
4 Years Soccer
3 Years Winter & Spring Track</p>

<p>I am a white male from NJ</p>

<p>Preferred Major:
Chemical Engineering</p>

<p>Also note:
CP = College Prep - it is a regular class
Adv./Acc. = advanced and accelerated - They are honors classes
AP ... You know what it is.</p>

<p>Overall GPA 87/89 - 83/87</p>

<p>Can you translate your GPA to the 4.0 scale that many of us are used to (that would help)? NYU is a big reach based on SAT alone. If you can get your SAT CR+M well over 1300, that would give you a good chance at schools like BU and Pitt. You're pretty close based on your solid math SAT score for engineering. Good luck!</p>

<p>Take SAT one more time to see if you can improve your score a bit, otherwise, NY is a reach.</p>

<p>I am taking the SAT one more time. my overall GPA on a 4.0 scale is 3.2 UW/3.4 W. My junior year is 3.5 UW/4.0 W my freshman and sophomore year are what is holding me down as far as cumulative GPA.</p>

<p>anyone else?</p>

<p>Right now I'd say your on the edge, definatly with improved SAT scores and excellent essay's it'll look like it could go your way</p>

<p>@Neu - i'm on the edge of what? my reach schools, or the majority of them?</p>

<p>Northeastern. With improved SAT's. Penn state and below look like great targets and you have great shots</p>

<p>What about the ones above it, uconn, umass, rutgers.</p>

<p>Also, with how weak my freshman and sophomore year were, is that enough to keep me out of a college like Northeastern, BU, or NYU? I really nailed it junior year with a 3.9 weighted GPA, but my freshman weighted GPA was only like 3.2 and my sophomore weighted GPA was only 3.3. Can I still get into a top Uni?</p>

<p>That's actually really good to have such a great upwards trend. Send your senior year grades so far if they are consistent, but you def. can because the colleges will recognize your transition into a great and focused student. Can you chance me for NEU? I'm the one right below you haha</p>

<p>I will most certainly chance you, you have been extremely helpful to me. Out of my reach schools and uconn, is it easier or harder to get into them as engineering majors? I take it most of them are art and science based. correct me if i'm wrong.</p>

<p>BU and NYU are more focused on arts and humanities, but with your clear distinction and aptitude for math/science and focus your supplements on that, but still branch out that should work. I'm not sure about the rankings of UConn, but for the others I would estimate its not more difficult. Have you visited the schools/talked with any admission reps?</p>

<p>I visited BU, UConn, UMass, NEU, Rutgers, Rowan, Drexel, Temple, UPitt, Penn State, U South Carolina. I did not get interviewed at any though, and I did not visit NYU. I was impressed with BU, UConn, NEU, and Penn States campuses, but I don't really want to go to Penn State anymore.</p>

<p>Apply anyway just because you have the option to turn it down. Are you taking anymore science/math subject tests? That might help</p>

<p>yeah, i'm taking calc, physics, and maybe bio if I an do them all.</p>

<p>anyone else?</p>

<p>Only schools with which I'm familiar are uconn (although I'm instate so I might view admission there as slightly easier), NYU, northeastern, Umass Amherst, and BU.</p>

<p>I'd say you're into Umass. Uconn and Northeastern are mid/high targets. Admission to BU and NYU seems unlikely unless you manage to bring your SAT up by several hundred points. I'm pretty sure BU requires 2 subject tests, but you only listed one.</p>

<p>Did you apply EA to Uconn? If not, you should (deadline is dec 1st). Your chances for RD are pretty low (I know people with very good stats who have gotten declined) but your EA chances are pretty decent. Definitely try to bring the SAT up.</p>

<p>Good luck! You're applying to all of the schools I applied to early... weird haha.</p>

<p>Yeah, I did EA to UConn, I am applying to some schools early while others who view gpa more heavily later because I am having a decent senior year so far with 4 AP's. I really want to go to NYU, BU, NEU, or UConn, but i'd be fine with most of the others.</p>

<p>NYU & Northeastern are going to be difficult, maybe USCarolina too, but BU and everything below should be great bets.</p>