Chance me please

<p>Hello, I am looking to go to the University of Pennsylvania in the Fall of 2012. Please be so kind as to rate my chances of being admitted into the Wharton School. I am currently a senior in high school, and I'm planning to major in Finance/Accounting/Business. Here are my credentials:</p>

<p>Scores/Grades:</p>

<p>Weighted GPA: 4.5 out of 5</p>

<p>This GPA does not factor in my first term senior year grades, which are:</p>

<p>Accelerated English - A-
AP Statistics - A
AP U.S. Government and Politics - A-
Accelerated Mandarin IV - A
AP BC Calculus - A</p>

<p>Class rank: Top ~10-15% (there are ~360 or so students in my grade). My school does not provide students with actual class ranks, so this is only an estimate.</p>

<p>Freshman Year classes: Accelerated English, Accelerated Algebra II, Accelerated World History, Honors Biology, Honors Mandarin I, and other irrelevant electives. At my school, the "Accelerated" level is the highest level besides AP. "Honors" level classes are one level below "Accelerated".</p>

<p>Sophomore Year classes: Accelerated English, Accelerated Geometry, Accelerated World/American History, Honors Physics, Honors Mandarin II, and other irrelevant electives.</p>

<p>Junior Year classes: Accelerated English, Accelerated AB Pre-Calculus, AP U.S. History, Accelerated Chemistry, Accelerated Mandarin III, and other irrelevant electives.</p>

<p>Senior Year classes: Accelerated English, AP BC Calculus, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Statistics, Accelerated Mandarin IV, and other irrelevant electives.</p>

<p>AP Tests: AP U.S. History - 5
AP BC Calculus - not yet taken
AP U.S. Government and Politics - not yet taken
AP Statistics - not yet taken</p>

<p>SAT Reasoning Test: Math - 800 Reading - 690 Writing - 740
SAT Subject Tests: Math II - 800 U.S. History - 770 Chinese with Listening - 740</p>

<p>Extracurricular Activities/Clubs:</p>

<p>Mandarin Club (4 years): Member
Speech and Debate (1 year): Member, won 3rd place in Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate
Chinese National Honors Society (1 year): Member/tutor
Writing Center (1 year): This is a tutor center for people who need help with writing. Member/tutor
Investment Club (1 year): Member/secretary
Piano (5 years): 5 years District Winner (in National Piano-Playing Auditions), ranked as Advanced-C level by American College of Musicians</p>

<p>Other factors:</p>

<p>I was born in China and came to the United States in 2nd grade. I live in Massachusetts. I am fluent in Mandarin in terms of speaking and listening, but less so in writing. I am generally accepting of people because I value the perspective that others can add to my life.</p>

<p>Thank you so much for reading over this. If there is anything I forgot, please say so and I will provide it. Thanks again!</p>

<p>While you have the rigor, your GPA is subpar for Wharton. You also don't have any leadership positions, and your ECs don't seem to last long, you have 1 year for most of them. You also have to take into the account that recs, essays, work experiences, etc. count. </p>

<p>You can focus on mandarin and piano since those seem to be your passions, but being Asian hurts you (I feel for you). I'd have to say Wharton is a high reach for you, but it is for everyone anyways.</p>

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<p>Thanks a lot for the feedback! Yea I kinda realize that Wharton is a pretty big reach, and I don't really plan on getting in, but I feel like I should apply to at least one Ivy, and since UPenn has amazing business programs, why not? Thanks again.</p>

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<p>I agree that your chances are low, but why not try? It's a crapshot for everyone anyway.</p>