chance me please!!

<p>I am a junior graduating in 2011. I am really passionate about attending either Columbia or NYU. I am from New Jersey and would like an opinion on my chances of getting into NYU. Thanks so much to anyone who is willing to help! Here's my resume:</p>

<p>Rank: first in my grade (250 students)
Overall GPA: 100
SAT I: first time CR 650 (I hope to raise to 700), W 710, M 710 (I hope to raise to 750)
ACT: first time 30
I am still in the process of taking SAT II Subject tests. I plan to take Chemistry, Math I, and Literature.</p>

<p>I hope to major in pre-med.</p>

<p>Extra Curricular: 100 hours in local hospital volunteering with children and elderly as part of a special, selective program
120 hours volunteering in senior home
2 years in Key Club
2 years in National Honor Society
One of main photographers on my yearbook staff
Started my own clothing collection drive for young, local girls in foster care and provided them with the typical shopping experience for free and supplied them with full wardrobes for the school year
Participation in various walks for medical-related causes
Run track on the school team for three years and lettered in varsity this past season
Have won merit awards and been selected to take part in a leadership workshop at Rutgers this upcoming June
I hope to add more activities to this list throughout the upcoming summer.</p>

<p>I have taken the most difficult courses offered to me including every honors class that fit into my schedule.
So far I have completed up to Pre-Calculus Honors and plan to take either AP Calculus A/B or B/C next year.
I took two years of honors Italian but transferred schools and had to switch to Spanish, which I have taken three years of.
I have taken all honors science classes including Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry. I have also taken AP Chemistry and plan to take Honors Physics and AP Biology next year.
I am in AP Composition and have taken honors english courses.
Have taken honors history as well.</p>

<p>If there are any suggestions you have or questions you want to ask feel free. I would really appreciate it if I could know where I stand and what I have to do to get into NYU. I plan to do early decision if I see that I have the potential to be accepted.</p>

<p>Thanks so much!</p>

<p>You should be able to get into NYU. I don't know about Columbia, since I didn't apply. Honestly, I didn't think NYU was that hard to get into. I applied for Stern and got in. As for Columbia, if you have some kind of sport, you can get in. People from my school go there b/c of a sport. There was a guy at my school who really wanted to go there, but he didn't get in so he'll be going to Cal.</p>

<p>If it helps, I'll post my stats so you don't have to do some CC stalking.
GPA: 4.33w, 3.95uw
ACT: 33
Applied for: Stern School of Business
EC: Volunteer every weekend, been in 2-3 volunteer clubs w/leadership positions for 3-4 years, etc.
Senior load: AP Econ, AP Calc, AP Psych (taking all 4 AP tests)
AP Scores: Euro (4), Chem (4)</p>

<p>Any questions? PM me.</p>

<p>I think you definitely have all of the credentials to get into NYU, but what is important is to show how much you really want to go to the school through your application. A friend of mine applied to NYU and was at the top of her class and had extracurriculars but got wait-listed. Other students in my school were much lower in rank and didn't take as many AP and honors classes but were interesting people and showed how much they really wanted to go to NYU through their applications. They got in. You seem to be doing everything right in school and outside of school, just make sure you show how interesting you are and that you would be a great fit for the school. Good luck next year on your college application process!</p>

<p>I completely agree with 2ndsemsenior2010! My best friend graduated at the top of our class (I was like #27 in the class), with a much more well-rounded extra-curricular list than I. She, however, got rejected from NYU, and I got in. </p>

<p>I really do think it has a lot to do with how interesting you are, like 2ndsemsenior2010 said. Through your essays and other application materials (I'm a film major, so I honestly have no idea about pre-med app requirements) bleed your heart. Show what interests you, and why and how badly you want to get in. You definitely have all the schtuff to get into both Columbia and NYU! </p>

<p>If you're strapped for cash (even though with credentials like yours I don't know how every scholarship committee wouldn't be running after you!), I'd pick Columbia. I heard they give amazing financial aid. NYU, though, is rated worst fin. aid in the country. </p>

<p>If you feel in your heart, though, that NYU is for you, I say go for it! Reach for the stars! If you have any questions, feel free to message me from now until you apply.</p>