Chance me?

<p>So I've started to work on my application essays and I wanted to know what my chances may be, if I'm aiming for realistic schools. (Sorry this post is so long, I'm a bit of a CC newb)</p>

<p>I know my stats aren’t amazing, but I’m really hoping to study at a school with a strong/competitive programs in international relations. </p>

<p>Chance me for: American University, Georgetown, George Washington University, UMD – College Park, NYU, College of William and Mary, University of Michigan ?</p>

<p>Dream school would be Columbia but I honestly don’t think I have a chance.
Also applying to Rutgers, NB, where the advisors basically said that I was accepted and would have a very good chance at a great merit scholarship. Money isn’t a HUGE factor, but I am the oldest of four kids and I don’t want to drag myself and my parents into tremendous debt.</p>

<p>School Type: Public, Not as super-competitive as other schools in my area
Location: Central New Jersey
Race/Gender: White/Caucasian
Prospective Major: International Relations/Affairs or Political Science with an international concentration
Unweighted GPA: 3.97
Weighted GPA: 4.5
Class rank: 13/368</p>

<p>SAT I Scores
SAT I Math: 730
SAT I Critical Reading: 690
SAT I Writing: 660
1440/2080, Taking again in October</p>

<p>SAT II Scores
SAT II Literature: 710
SAT II U.S. History: 640
SAT II Math IIC: 610
Taking German with listening and Math II again in November.. Took these three on two hours of sleep after prom, so expecting much better next time</p>

<p>AP Scores
4 – Statistics
Took all honors classes throughout high school, APs you can take are limited until you are a senior because of prerequisites
Senior Schedule: AP German, AP Literature, AP Government, AP Calculus, Honors Wind Ensemble, Honors Business Practice (No Science – will this hurt my chances considering the rest of schedule is very work heavy?) </p>

<p>Work Experience
Cashier at local farm – Started summer after seventh grade until this spring, 18 hours/week during school, 40 hours/week during the summer (about 24 weeks/year)
Front Office Staff at a Physical Therapy Office – (10 to present) 20 hours/week, 40 weeks/year
Lifeguard – (Summer after 11 to present) 20 hours/week, 20 weeks/year</p>

<p>Extracurricular Info
Marching Band (9, 10, 11, 12)
People to People Student Ambassador to Europe (Summer after 10)
German Club (9, 10, 11, 12)
German Exchange Host and Participant (11, 12)
German Honor Society (11, 12)
Band (9) – Honors Wind Ensemble (10, 11, 12)
Junior Varsity Swim Team (9, 10)
Musical – Orchestra (9, 10, 11)
Piano – 8 years</p>

<p>Leadership Positions
Student Government – Class Vice President (9, 10, 11, 12)
Marching Band - Percussion Captain (10, 11, 12)
German Club and Exchange - Treasurer (11) President (12)
National Honors Society - Public Relations Officer (12)</p>

Red Cross Club (9, 10, 11, 12) – About 30 to 50 hours doing various community service projects
- Bus Safety: Teaching bus safety to first graders
- Whale’s Tale: Teaching beach and pool safety to kindergarteners
- Participated in various craft projects for local senior centers and hospitals
- Fundraised for March of Dimes
Tutor (10, 11) – About 10 hours a month
People to People (10) – Three different environmental service projects as we travelled</p>

High Honor Roll (9, 10)
Honor Roll (11) – I got one B+ in Stat</p>

<p>This fall I got an internship with a local campaign for the House of Representatives, as well as participating in several political events at Rutgers over the end of the summer and the school year.</p>

<p>just fyi ur sat 1 is a 1420 and i know a lot of people who have gotten into to michigan and i'd say u have a good shot at getting in. i wouldn't send them ur math sat2 test tho cuz its kinda low.</p>

<p>Eek, I missed that when I was retyping this, my first one was a 1340.
And thanks!</p>

<p>I know my math II was absolutely terrible, its like 35% and I know I can do better. I took three Sat IIs the morning after I went to senior prom... Two hours of sleep... you can tell that I took Lit first, then History and saved Math II for last.. To be honest I left the last section blank and went to sleep. I'm retaking it in November so I can send those scores in :)</p>