Chance Me-UNC Chapel Hill: In-State Applicant

Hi, I’m a current HS senior, and I was just wondering if you guys could let me know the likelihood of getting into UNC-Chapel Hill as an in-state applicant with these stats

SAT: 1490
ACT: 33
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
Weighted GPA: 4.75/5
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 16/475
AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Psychology (5), AP Human Geography (3)
All IB classes senior and junior year (IB Chem HL, IB Bio SL, IB Spanish SL, IB English HL, IB History SL, TOK)
IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
4 Dual-Enrollment Classes throughout junior and senior year (

Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Placed Top 10 in State HOSA Event (Freshman Year), Placed 3rd in State HOSA Event (Sophomore Year), Placed 2nd in International HOSA Event (Junior Year), Placed 3rd in State HOSA Event (Junior Year), Placed Top 10 in International HOSA Event (Junior Year), Regional Awards in 2 Science Olympiad Events (Junior Year)

Red Cross Club (officer),National Honor Society (officer), Science National Honor Society (officer), Spanish Honor Society, Science Olympiad, HOSA (Regional Officer Position) BETA Club, Founded a New Club at my school (president), Adopt-A-Freshman Member, Student Council Representative, Medical Workshops (all of freshman year), virtual dance (Bhangra) classes since junior year spring, piano since 5th grade, tutoring for high school students and babysitting for neighborhood kids, lifestyle blog that I regularly update

Job/Work Experience: Worked at tutoring center since freshman year, Internship at a neuroscience clinic for around 50 hours

Volunteer/Community service: ~100 hours at 3 hospital (wanted to do more but COVID-19 :/), 50 hours at nearby Hindu Center, 70 hours due to club, Hosted 5 Individual Scholarship Blood Drives in and around my community through the American Red Cross and was able to raise over 100 pints of blood (40 hours), Collected used Indian Traditional clothing from the Indian community in my area and donated around 500 pieces to a village in India for my CAS project (duration of 4 months)

Summer Activities: Minor work as lab assistant/research at UNCC, held a couple of small sanitation drives where a friend and I collected funds and then used them to buy sanitary products to assemble kits and donate to a nearby juvenile homeless shelter

Essays (rating 1-10, details): 7

Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): 7

Intended Major: Neuroscience, Chemistry
School Type: Public
Race: Asian
Gender: Female
Income Bracket: ~$120,000
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none

My heart is set on UNC-Chapel Hill. Unfortunately, I applied regular decision, as I really needed more time on my essays and to get to know some of my teachers. I just wanted to know my chances, as I know other people with more extracurriculars didn’t get in. Thanks!!

I believe you have a high chance for admissions because something that really stands out about you is that you represent the phrase “non sibi”(not for self) and schools in general usually admit those students in the first round.

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thank you so much!! lol you gave me so much hope because I’m panicking sm!

I would also recommend you reach out to Dr. Folami Ideraabdullah and build a great relationship with her because she could put in a good word for you and make you more desirable.

that sounds like a really good idea, do you have any suggestions on how to approach/reach out to her?

I would particularly her these questions. As for approaching I would just introduce yourself and the high school you attend or attended. Furthermore I would state i’m an applicant and express that you are deeply interested in her line of work. Finally, I would compliment her either as inspirational or a project she has completed that you have found intriguing.

If you had to describe your job in 5 words or less what would it be and why?

Who Influenced you?

What is one lesson you hope your students takeaway?

How would you describe your students?

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thank you so much!! this was extremely helpful:))

No problem

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Congratulations on your achievements.

It’s too late to be contacting a prof and take the time to build a relationship such that they would be able to impact your admissions decision.

I can’t chance you, but if your school uses Naviance or Scoir, that should help your understand your likelihood of admission.

Have you been accepted elsewhere yet? Have you applied to at least one affordable safety?

Yes, I have gotten into NCSU, App State, UNCC, University of South Carolina, and Clemson (all the schools I have applied to thus far), but my heart is really set on UNC though so I’m hoping I get in.

prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Don’t be upset if you are denied it’s not you that signed the rejection it’s you just didn’t fit the school profile.

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Definitely! You have all the things they are looking for. My son got in with similar stats, and he was OOS, which is even more difficult. Good luck and Go Heels!

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