Chance me!

<p>If you could please take a look at my stats and let me know what my chances are of getting into each of my listed schools, I would really appreciate it!</p>

<p>SAT: 2120 (2140 SuperScore)</p>

<p>ACT: 33</p>

<p>GPA: 3.9 unweighted; 4.4 weighted (~4.2 weighted UC GPA)</p>

<p>Top 10% of Class</p>

<p>9th Grade:</p>

<p>Honors English 1/2 (A,A)
Honors Spanish 3/4 (A,A)
Honors Biology (A,A)
Honors World History (A,A)
Geometry (A,A)
Service Elective (A,A)</p>

<p>10th Grade:</p>

<p>Honors English 3/4 (A,A)
Honors Physiology (A,A)
Honors Spanish 5/6 (A,A)
Advanced Algebra/Trig (A,A)
Service Elective (A,A)</p>

<p>11th Grade:</p>

<p>AP English Language (A,A)
AP Biology (B,A)
AP Comparative Govt (A,A)
Honors Precalculus (A,B)
Honors Spanish 7/8 (A,A)
Service Elective (A,A)</p>

<p>12th Grade (classes I'm taking):</p>

<p>AP English Lit
AP Physics
AP Calculus AB
AP US Govt
Service Elective</p>

<p>AP Test Scores:
Biology (5)
English Language (4)
Comparative Govt (4)</p>

<p>SAT Subject Tests:
Biology - 750
Math Level 2 - 680
Spanish - 650</p>

<p>Extra-Curriculurs:</p>

<p>Teen Volunteer at Hospital (9,10, including summers) (150+ community service hours)</p>

<p>Advisory Board Member (11, 12)
11 & 12 - Secretary</p>

<p>Model UN Club (9,10,11,12)
10 - Secretary
11 & 12 - President</p>

<p>School-Wide Action Committee (9,10,11,12)
10 - Assistant Secretary
11 - Secretary
12 - Vice-Chairman</p>

<p>Science Club (9, 10, 11, 12)
11 - Treasurer
12 - Secretary
*Won Medals at Two Annual Science Olympiad Competitions</p>

<p>Youth Group Member (Since I was a kid)</p>

<p>Achievements:</p>

<p>Principal's Honor Roll (9,10,11,12)</p>

<p>California Scholars Federation (9,10,11,12)</p>

<p>National Honor Society Member</p>

<p>National Spanish Exam Winner (10,11) (Bronze, Silver)</p>

<p>President's Volunteer Service Award (10,11) (Gold, Bronze)</p>

<p>Prospective Colleges (** = top colleges):</p>

<p>*UCLA
*USC
*UC Berkeley
*Pomona
*Stanford
*UCSD
Boston University
Princeton
Columbia
Cornell
Duke
UPenn
Johns Hopkins
Brown
Dartmouth
Yale</p>

<p>You have strong numbers and good ECs. For most of these schools, it'll be a crapshoot. Applicants with your stats consistently get in or are rejected from a lot of these schools. A lot will rely on your essays and what you intend to major in.</p>

<p>UCLA - possible acceptance (they are weird)
USC - likely acceptance/spring admission (SAT could be higher)
UC Berkeley - see UCLA
Pomona - waitlist/rejection
Stanford - rejection (not gonna happen with that SAT)
UCSD - likely acceptance
Boston University - acceptance
Princeton - rejection (SAT)
Columbia - rejection (SAT)
Cornell - possible acceptance
Duke - possible acceptance
UPenn - rejection (SAT)
Johns Hopkins - possible rejection
Brown - possible rejection (SAT)
Dartmouth - possible rejection (SAT)
Yale - rejection (SAT)</p>

<p>So, I'm hoping you see the problems with your list -- too many Ivies for your SAT score. It's a really good score, so don't get yourself down, but those schools are hard enough for anyone to get in to in the first place, and there will be many applicants with your GPA with 2300+ scores. I don't really see the Ivies (except Cornell) happening for you.</p>

<p>You need to pick more schools along the lines of USC. I actually think USC is a good match for you!</p>

<p>Try looking at:
Occidental
NYU
Case Western
Vanderbilt
Boston College
UCD
UCSB
Cal Poly SLO
Carnegie Mellon
Barnard (assuming you're female)
Georgetown</p>

<p>Thank you for the reply. But what about my ACT score? I got a 33 on my ACT, which I thought most schools considered to be a high score. Would this change my chances of getting into any of them? I'm not so worried about the Ivies I listed, so much as I am about UCLA, USC, UCSD, Berkeley, and Pomona. If you could give me your opinions on those schools, considering my ACT score, I'd really appreciate it. :)</p>

<p>Oh, my bad, I didn't see the ACT. That's a good score, but still not a sure thing for the Ivies. I think you might get into Brown and definitely Cornell, though. Dartmouth and Columbia are possible as well. HYP are unpredictable.</p>

<p>I think with a 33 you have a decent chance at UCLA/UCSD and good (but unpredictable) chances at Cal. You're an ideal USC applicant (speaking as an alum).</p>

<p>Pomona is weird. I was waitlisted there despite being in their 75th% of applicants. You probably have a decent chance, though.</p>

<p>Might look at Holy Cross and Tufts in the Boston area both considered stronger than BU.</p>

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<p>Thank you for the response, @Zelda. I really appreciate it. Yeah, I'm mainly aiming for UCLA and USC, so your reply helped. Thanks again.</p>

<p>I would appreciate any more chances from other people!</p>

<p>Hahaha go to USC! (Seriously. With all the UC budget problems UCLA can't give anyone money and it's a lot harder to graduate in 4 years. Even my friend who is a PhD student there is having a hard time with funding + classes.)</p>

<p>What if I'm planning on majoring in Biology in preparation for Med School? UCLA's more renowned for it's pre-med and medical studies, isn't it? If I were to get into both USC and UCLA, would my choice of major influence which school I decide to attend?</p>

<p>I'd look into the budget crisis right now if I were you. Bio/sciences are an impacted major at UCLA and it would most likely take you 5 years to graduate because of class availability. I don't see the problems with the UCs getting any better the way things are financially in California right now.</p>

<p>But if you can pay full price tuition at UCLA for 5 years, then go wherever you like. I'd recommend sitting in on a class there though and talking to bio majors to see what their experience has been like. It's likely you'd be in a lot of very large lectures; my PhD friend says she's had to teach a huge amount of UGs as a TA because they're overpacking the classes.</p>

<p>Thanks for the input. I appreciate it. I guess I'll have to wait and see where I get accepted into before I make any final decisions. :)</p>

<p>I'd appreciate any other chances/advice from other members!</p>

<p>When you got accepted into USC, did you get any substantial financial aid? That's one of my main issues with USC - the tuition cost. Did you come out with a huge debt when you graduated? Were you fond of your undergrad studies there? What did you major in/get a degree in?</p>