Chance me, por favor

<p>I'm aware that Yale is a big reach for me because of my GPA, rank, and possibly my SAT score. I would like to know if it's worth my applying...if I have a decent chance or little - no chance. Thanks :P</p>

<p>School Type: Large, public, sends some to top schools
State: CT
Ethnicity: Middle Eastern & Eastern European (White :()</p>

<p>UW GPA: 3.71 – 92.75% average
Frosh: 3.4, Soph: 3.73, Jr: 4.0
Rank: 12/500+ (Estimation...won't find out actual rank until June)
W GPA: 4.44 </p>

<p>AP’s (can only take in junior & senior yrs): Lang & Comp: 5, Psych: 5, US: 5, Chem: 5, Enviro: 5 (self-studied)
Senior schedule: AP Lit, AP Spanish, AP Euro, AP Bio, AP Calc AB, Photography (Planning on doing an independent study on a current environmental topic)</p>

<p>SAT I: 2290
M: 710 CR: 800 W: 780 (I'm studying REALLY hard for the Math section. My projected score based on practice tests is a 750, making my score a 2340.)
SAT II: Bio: 800 Lit: 800 Spanish: 770</p>

<p>EC’s:
Writing:
-Literary & Arts magazine (10, 11, 12) Editor in Chief (12)
-Contributing writer for school newspaper & various other publications
-Intern at a local magazine during summer
-In the midst of publishing a novel (as a result of winning a prestigious, national comp.)
Awards: 3 national, 4 regional</p>

<p>Environment:
-Environmental Club (9, 10, 11, 12), President (12)
-Intern with city’s waste department (10, 11, 12)
-Spearheaded compost pilot program & organic garden at my school which served as a model for all public schools in my city
-Work on city recycling campaign – so far, have increased recycling rate by 10%
-Teach elementary and middle school students how to compost & garden
-Organized the first Earth Day Fair in my city
Awards: 1 national, 2 local</p>

<p>Photography:
-Founder & President of Photography Club (11, 12)
-Started a small business in which members of the club sell our prints on Etsy & all proceeds go to local causes
-Run my own photography blog
-Utilized some of my photographs in my city's recycling campaign
Awards: 2 national, 3 regional</p>

<p>Guitar:
-Founder & President of Guitar Club (11, 12)
-Performed at our school's talent show
-Compete in small, local competitions
-Perform at senior centers and nursing homes</p>

<p>Summers:
-Intern with city’s waste department
-Worked on composting at my school
-Intern with local magazine
-Tons of reading, writing, guitar and photography
-Self-studied chemistry
-Took Alg. II
-UVA Writing Workshop
-Intern with environmental studies professor at Yale</p>

<p>Volunteerism:
-Work with special needs child (10, 11, 12) About 100 hours so far
-Playing guitar at hospitals, nursing homes etc
-Selling photography for local causes</p>

<p>Work Experience: Babysitting & waitressing</p>

<p>Oh hey, another photographer! I'd love to see your work... care to trade portfolios?</p>

<p>Definitely! I'm not on my computer right now but when I am, I'll PM you or something :]</p>

<p>Awesomepossum (:</p>

<p>It would absolutely be worth applying. Your SAT score is already decent and will almost certainly improve, your class rank is excellent, and your GPA shows an upward trend (Yale does not require perfection; see the thread about people being accepted over their schools' valedictorians). Furthermore, your ECs are really excellent, by my judgment. I would say you have a fair chance with Yale, especially if your essays are strong - and that will probably be a safe bet given your writing credentials.</p>

<p>Thanks, livorneo! </p>

<p>I'm just nervous, considering I've seen maybe 2 people on here with a 3.7 or lower GPA from a not-so-competitive public school who were admitted. :/</p>

<p>Your EC's are great, and numbers are not bad. I think you have a good chance!</p>

<p>Thanks, kellian!</p>

<p>Would you guys say that Yale is a reach, mid reach or high reach for me? Hahah</p>

<p>It's hard to say. Strictly based on your GPA, Yale is a high reach. But everything else looks strong. Consider Yale a reach but within the realm of possibility for sure :) People with more impressive stats have been rejected, and people with less impressive ECs have been accepted.</p>

<p>From what I know about Yale admissions you are definitely qualified. But so are most of the others who are rejected. It will depend on how you present yourself in your essays, teacher recommendations, etc.</p>

<p>Thanks for your replies!</p>

<p>Anyone else?</p>

<p>Your grades are a little low for Yale (while the improvement from Freshman year is nice, Yale will have plenty of people who were at or close to a 4.0 all through high school)</p>

<p>Your ECs are way above average and should give you a boost - though I'm not sure it will be enough.</p>

<p>So basically, I think Yale is a reach school for you though certainly not out of the question.</p>

<p>Thanks for your honesty! :) </p>

<p>Also, do you think that publishing a novel is a "hook"?</p>

<p>you have a chance and it's probably the essay that'll be the tiebreaker for you now, so do well in it. :)</p>

<p>Okay, thank you.</p>

<p>Any other opinions?</p>

<p>Also, The 800 on the Lit Sat II is very impressive. I hear that is very hard to get. It should help your chances.</p>