<p>I go to a gifted school in Florida that is ranked in the top 10 in America, but because of this I have a lower GPA. Overall unweighted for the first 3 years of HS I will have around a 3.3 uw GPA but around 4.0 weighted, and around 1400 SAT. I'm a very social and friendly person, and I'm pretty sure I'll have a great interview. I play Varsity Lacrosse, President of school clubs, 100 hours community service, and some great recommendations..</p>

<p>Do I have a shot? Thanks for your input!</p>

<p>Yes, you have a chance, and your application will be considered seriously (as will just about everybody else's who has posted chance threads here).</p>

<p>What I don't know but you do is why you are interested in a school like Chicago. Your gifted high school in Florida is one clue, but I'm sure there are others, and those should be drawn out as much as possible in your application.</p>

<p>I'm sure if your high school is top 10 or whatever, that admissionspeople from lots of colleges know about it and probably think very highly of it.</p>

<p>But the more important lesson to gain here than what you think about what I think (you don't even know me) about whether or not you might be admitted to Chicago is that you will continue to be a great person with the acceptance in hand or without it.</p>

<p>Thanks Alot, that was a very nice post..</p>

<p>I'm interested in U of C for a variety of reasons, from the campus to the city, oh and I also wouldn't mind being part of a University that has brought 81 noble prize winners!</p>

<p>If I applied EA do you think I have an alright chance of getting in?</p>

<p>My GPA for Sophomore and Junior Year is about 3.6 uw (4.3 w? or so) I just happen to have a horrible Freshman year for multiple reasons.</p>

<p>EA doesn't give you a bump compared to regular. Because it's non-binding, we have no reason to be more generous with admits.</p>

<p>The only "chance" in an admissions decision is whether your file gets read before or after the coffee break. I don't know what the applicant pool looks like as a whole, and I don't know how admissions officers will read and interpret your file.</p>

<p>I think you have the tools to see here: <a href=""&gt;;/a>
that you are in the range of admitted students, so you can be assured that your file will be taken seriously.</p>

<p>This year, the admit rate for EA was, I believe, higher than for RD (or as Chicago prefers, RN). Some may argue the EA pool is stronger, but I have seen no firm evidence that that is the case.</p>