Chances at Competitive Liberal Arts??

<p>I'm looking (maybe too hopefully) at schools like Hamilton, Kenyon, Middlebury, Carleton, etc.</p>

<p>Yeah, I'm young, so I don't have it all together yet.</p>

<p>I have taken the ACT once with a score of 31; I am going to take it again.
I took the PSAT with score 1830; my writing section was very strong--MATH is where I need work (I scored in the high 500s, but I hear the math section is the easiest to improve upon.)</p>

<p>My GPA is currently around a 3.75 unweighted... I think..</p>

<p>ACADEMICS:
Freshman Year--
Honors English: A
Honors Physical Science: B+
Higher Algebra: A
Chamber Orchestra: A
Honors Civics: A-
Chinese II: A
Gym: A</p>

<p>Sophomore--
Honors English: A
Honors Chemistry: B
IB Mathematics Pre-SL: A-/B+
AP US History: B
Chinese III: A
Photography: A
Journalism: A</p>

<p>Junior Year Classes--
IB Mathematics HL
IB European History HL
IB English HL
IB Biology SL
IB Chinese SL
IB Visual Arts SL</p>

<p>Senior Year Classes are the same but instead of Bio I will be taking IB Physics SL and instead of Visual Arts I will be taking IB Theory of Knowledge. I will continue taking Chinese, but it will be HL rather than SL senior year.</p>

<p>EXTRA CURRICULARS:
Sports--
Figure Skating (11 years)
JV Nordic Skiing (3 Years)</p>

<p>Volunteering--
Help with VBS and Sunday School
Volunteered w/ Youth With A Mission in New Orleans
Tutoring summer and school year
Volunteer Organization (w/ school)
People-to-People (w/ school)
Volunteer at Children's Hospital</p>

<p>Music--
Pit Orchestra for 2 High School Shows
Violin Lessons (6 years)
3 Violin Contests</p>

<p>Misc--
National Novel Writing Month: Winner 2008, Participant 2009 [Projected Winner 2010 + 2011 ;)]
Editor on School Newspaper Staff (2 years)
Writing Tutor at School
POSSIBLE attendee of Carleton College Summer Writing Program OR New England Young Writers' Conference, ETC.
PROBABLE member of National Honor Society</p>

<p>It might be a stretch, but I'm looking largely at Hamilton, Kenyon, and Middlebury. Also Bates, Bard, and Colby.</p>

<p>However, if someone could chance me Iwith what I have so far) at UNC Chapel Hill (although I am out of state and in-state students are most widely accepted there), University of Wisconsin-Madison, or NYU, that would be great.</p>

<p>i know my PSAT scores are weak
i can definitely raise these scores for the SAT</p>

<p>I hadn't thought to put NaNoWriMo on my college app. Hmm.</p>

<p>Hamilton- match.
Kenyon- match.
Middlebury- reach, but a solid one. I would go for it if I were you.<br>
Bates- match/reach (more of a reach)
Bard- match
Colby- match/reach (more of a match)
UNC Chapel Hill- reach because of the IS/OOS issue
University of Wisconsin-Madison- safe(ish)
NYU- match</p>

<p>Might also look at Holy Cross and Bowdoin.</p>

<p>I really stand that much of a chance?!
Thank you; I just want to know where I should be looking.</p>