Chances after Oct SAT scores..Georgetown, Miami (OH), PSU, GW, Cornell

<p>Personal: White male, straight, catholic
Location: big suburb of Pittsburgh
High School: First high school was Mount Lebanon High School (*Public Schools USA * rated as one of only two schools in Pennsylvania earning "A's," top 100 public HS in country. maintained a 3.25 unweighted, 3.43 weighted gpa there. Then, due to consistent migraine headaches I transferred to the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School for my junior year, where I had a 3.67 unweighted. I’m expected a 3.8 unweighted for my senior year.</p>

<p>SAT I: 1460 (670m, 790v)
SAT II’s: Taking Math Level I and Writing Nov. 6th
ACT: 32
GPA: 3.5 unweighted. Freshman-3.25, Sophomore-3.33, Junior-3.66, Senior-3.8
Rank: High school doesn’t have it.
Honors classes: 6
APs: No AP’s, aren’t offered at the cyber school. I did take an Intro to Business course through my community college, which is the hardest course offering the cyber school has. I will be taking at least 2 more of these courses second semester senior year.
Work: Little League umpire my freshman year. Since May 2004 have held the same customer service job, 15-20 hours a week.
ECs: This is my weak point.<br>
-Started an independent community service project with a friend junior and senior year delivering clothes to Interfaith Ministries
-intramural sports all through high school (co-captain)
-JV baseball my freshman year
-Hospital volunteer senior year
-St. Vincent de Paul Society volunteer senior year
-Political campaign volunteer senior year
-played Golf independently for the last 4 years
-played drums independently freshman year</p>

<p>I should have a couple good recs, and I'm usually pretty good with essays. :shrug:</p>

<p>Whew, now that that’s through, here are the schools I’d like some feedback about:</p>

<p>Georgetown University
Cornell University
Washington University in St. Louis
George Washington University
Miami University (OH)
Penn State University
Elon University
John Carroll University
Wake Forest
University of Maryland, College Park</p>

<p>What are my chances at these schools? I’m not sure where I stand as far as safe/realistic/reach now that I found out my October SAT score was 1460 (my previous score was 1300) – Wash U and Cornell I’ve always liked but I didn’t think I had a shot at originally. My dream was Georgetown, but I doubt I have the total package they’re looking for there.</p>

<p>Again thanks for any responses.</p>

<p>You're in at Miami........Miami is awesome. have u visited? ull love it</p>

<p>Yeah I visited a couple weeks ago. It's definitely in my top 3 that I've visited (Miami, Elon, GW)</p>


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<p>What's your intended major? It looks like you're in at PSU no matter what, and Cornell looks pretty good as well although the math SAT i is a bit low. Depends on your major.</p>

<p>Undecided really right now. I'm interested in Political Science, Journalism, Accounting and some other things but I'm not close to committing to anything yet.</p>

<p>Physical Therapy also looks interesting to me, but as of right now I'll probably just have to see what I like my freshman year and go with it.</p>

<p>You're in at George Washington.</p>

<p>Thanks for the replies so far...what about the other schools?</p>

<p>Georgetown University
Cornell University
Washington University in St. Louis
Penn State University
Elon University
John Carroll University
Wake Forest
University of Maryland, College Park</p>

<p>You are probably safe at Elon, that SAT score is good and way above their average. It is a really pretty campus too.</p>

<p>in at Penn State</p>

<p>Just based on SATs, you'll be fine for Wake and Elon.</p>

<p>If I were you apply ED cornell if you really like it, early accept rate is 63% as opposed to 26% regular.</p>

<p>just bumping this for more opinions</p>

<p>Georgetown University...Iffy
Cornell University...Okay
Washington University in St. Louis...Okay
Penn State University...Good
Elon University...Excellent
John Carroll University...Excellent
Wake Forest...Very Good
University of Maryland, College Park...Good</p>

<p>Just my 2 cents.</p>

<p>Thanks blaineko</p>

<p>Might want to look at Holy Cross-very good Catholic school which offers good financial/merit aid.HC'S location -1 hour from Boston.</p>