Chance someone who was deferred EA from Princeton...

<p>Male
Uncompetitive Catholic High School that will RARELY send someone to a top school (this worries me) ; first generation to a 4 year institution
ACT: 34 (30 e, 36 m, 35 s, 33 r, 12 essay)
SAT 2s: 800 Math 2, 750 Bio M
Average:100.5091
Rank: 1/176</p>

<p>Senior Schedule:
IB Biology HL
IB English HL
IB History HL
IB Math Studies SL
IB Economics SL
IB Italian SL
TOK
AP Chemistry
AP Calculus AB (Independent study)</p>

<p>Ecs:</p>

<p>Volunteer at St. Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen (9, 10, 11, 12)
St. Vincent De Paul Summer Outreach (11)
Lector at Church (9,10,11)
Babysitter/ tutor of my 9-year-old cousin (9,10,11,12)
Math Club (9,10,11,12)
President (12)
Staff of The Equinox Literary Magazine (10,11,12)
Editor (11)
Senior Editor (12)
Member of Student Council (10,11,12)
Social Chairperson (12)
Member of Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Committees (10,11,12)
MSG The Challenge Academic Quiz Team (12)
Member of The National Honor Society (11,12)
Member of School Bowling League (12)
Team Captain (12)
Freshman Mentor (12)
Member of DECA (12)
Director of Communications (12) </p>

<p>Most clubs/activities just started, so that's why they're sporadic. </p>

<p>Cornell University Summer College (11)
“The Business World”
Internship with Senator (11)
Religious Instruction Teacher/Catechist (12)
Emmaus Retreat Program (11) </p>

<p>Awards:
Honorable mention for Italian heritage national essay contest
3/4 merit scholarship for my school
IB Diploma candidate?</p>

<p>recommendations: from Senator (great), from Professor at Cornell Summer College (great), Assistant Principal of Academics (smartest kid we've ever had), Math Department Coordinator ("math genius"), counselor (great as well)</p>

<p>Chances for:
Princeton RD (deferred EA)
SUNY Binghamton EA
Macaulay Honors College at Hunter
Harvard
Yale
MIT
Columbia
Cornell
JHU
Brown
UPenn
Swarthmore
Williams
Amherst
Dartmouth
Wesleyan
UVa</p>

<p>Thanks in advance =)</p>

<p>What state are you from? Are you low income?</p>

<p>NY; Middle income (anti-hooked -_-)</p>

<p>I'd say the ivies are an uphill battle given no stand out EC and a just OK ACT.</p>

<p>I think you'll get into Bing, JHU, UVA, CUNY honors, and Cornell if it's a Land grant school. If your app was excellent you may get lucky with others.</p>

<p>Oh okay...thanks!</p>

<p>Don't loose hope ZaZa, some really great applicants were rejected and you were just deferred. I'm sure you'll get into great schools</p>

<p>Why are you applying to 17 schools...?</p>

<p>Thanks Tan! I hope Cornell Architecture works out for you too!! & strom, my guidance counselor/academic dean pretty much "forced" me into applying to every ivy...so that's 8 right there...</p>

<p>can anyone chance me on the school's individually?</p>

<p>schools* 10char</p>

<p>I would say all of them are reaches for you. Your application looks as if you joined a bunch of random clubs in 11th and 12th grade as a resume padder.</p>

<p>I agree with howdoudo. I don't see much of a direction in your ECs other than perhaps your writing stuff. I hate to say it but your application may seem club-joiner status.</p>

<p>I'm wondering how I didn't get straight up rejected from Princeton now....</p>

<p>What other IB courses does your school offer?</p>

<p>the only ones that I take...that's it.</p>

<p>Why are all the ivies on the list? What do you like about each one? They're all very different.</p>

<p>yes I am aware of that ~
Cornell- I went there for summer college and I loved the atmosphere there - it wasn't too snooty, but it was kind of in the middle of nowhere for me...
Dartmouth- party school!~ =D
UPenn- I love Philadelphia/city life in general, only 2 hours from me...
Columbia- felt like a campus in the middle of the city~ a sanctuary in the middle of the hectic city
Harvard- Has honestly been my dream since I was 5 years old
Princeton- I loved the undergraduate focus and the fact that it is less than an hour and a half from me
Brown - no core curriculum
Yale- might as well round it out...</p>

<p>Unfortunately, I agree with howdoudo. It seems like you joined a bunch of random activities as a 12th grader just to stuff your application/resume. If some of them aren't important to you, don't list them on the CommonApp. </p>

<p>Personally, I can say that it's really hard to "chance" someone. As rank 1 at your school, it would seem like you would be the most academically qualified and would do well at an Ivy. HOWEVER, the most important thing is, how good of a fit you are to the school. Personally, I had no hooks, no major awards, and nothing that distinguished me as a student, but Harvard accepted me early this year.</p>

<p>So my main point is if you're not really interested/passionate about some of those activities, then don't list them. It'll make you look less like a mindless high school student that's desperate to stuff his/her resume.</p>

<p>And to answer your question, you didn't get rejected because schools like Princeton only reject those that are blatantly unqualified academically (I suppose).</p>

<p>I have to disagree with your last statement, my friend, who attends a top 50 high school, has a 98.12 avg, aps galore, etc. he is first generation, 33 ACT, and 2 750+s sat2s, he got straight up rejected from Yale...and he deserved atleast a deferral</p>

<p>Have you heard from Bing? If not, I'd say choose another safety- maybe Villanova or Fordham. It's conceivable that you won't get in to any of those reach schools.</p>

<p>If you have gotten into Bing, then just sit and wait.</p>