Chance Me??!

<p>Schools : Penn State University Park (#1 choice), University of Minnesota (Minneapolis/Twin Cities), Purdue University, and University of Illinois at Chicago</p>

<p>GPA: 3.0, top 50%
All Honors classes for all 4 years, No AP
ACT comp: 26 (should i take the SAT?)</p>

<p>EC's: Art and Camera Club for 2 years.
Volunteer Work: The Color Run - Filled and handed out cups of water to over 200 people, took inventory.</p>

<p>My profile seems pretty bad compared to others trying to get into Penn State, what do you think?</p>

<p>Hmm if say your in. Class rank could b higher. Obviously apply Ed if its first choice</p>

<p>Penn State: High match (Penn State has no ED, and GPA is ~2/3 of the whole process)
UMinn: Reach
Purdue: High match (if you don’t want to do engineering)
UIC: Low match/Match</p>

<p>UIUC: high reach
U Minn Twin Cities: high reach
Penn State: mid reach
Purdue: high match / low reach</p>

<p>I recommend you retake the ACT, as your GPA is at the very low end of the typical accepted GPA range for Penn State and you have no APs, and a higher ACT score than the average applicant will boost your chances. Also, use first semester senior year to bump up your GPA. </p>

<p>And look, just because some of these schools are a little out of your reach, it doesn’t mean you’re not a competitive applicant. Just find schools that are the right fit for you! :)</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>