Chances at Cornell AEM, Northwestern, UMich Ross

<p>Public High School
Weighted GPA: 3.65
SAT: 730M, 720CR, 660W
ACT: 30, took it again should get a 32
SAT IIs: 750 Math 1, 750 Math 2
APs: World - 5, U.S. - 5, Language & Comp - 4, Computer Science - 3, will be taking Calc AB, Literature, Physics, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics next year</p>

<p>Good recs, essay should be good.</p>

<p>White Male</p>

<p>Academic Prizes
Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica
AP Scholar</p>

<p>Extra Curriculars
Varsity Tennis: 11, 12
National Geography Bee Finalist
100+ hours community service at a senior center
Took a finance course at Long Island University
Spanish Club
Science Club
International Club</p>

<p>Catches: Sextuple legacy at University of Michigan (non-Ross)</p>

<p>Your GPA is slightly low for Cornell and Northwestern, considering it is weighted. Your SAT scores neither help you or hurt you and your ECs are kindof weak. I would say that Cornell and Northwestern are medium/high reaches and UofMich is a high match, although I know little about the UofMich.</p>

<p>C+ in 8th grade accelerated math and B- in 9th grade chem honors are killing my GPA, I know it's low. Do you think Admissions will notice the low grades were early on in high school (and junior high) and care that they improved?</p>

<p>Oftentimes, admissions officers do take notice of upward grade trends. In your case, I think that your upward trend will help you and account for your slightly low GPA. If class rank is provided at your school, it would be beneficial to any 'chancers' looking to give you an accurate assessment. Also, I'm surprised to know that 8th grade marks affect your high school GPA. I would assume that at the very least admissions officers would disregard that C+.</p>

<p>Despite the upward grade trend, I stand by my initial statement that Cornell AEM will be a mid/high reach. As you probably already know, the AEM program at Cornell has a lower acceptance rate than Cornell's overall acceptance rate. If you plant to apply ED, like myself, your chances will increase, but it is still a reach.</p>

<p>Without including 8th grade and including junior year my weighted GPA should be 3.7-3.75. Also, I will be applying ED.</p>

<p>Anybody else have an opinion? Oh, I forgot a 730 on World History SAT II.</p>

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<p>I assume Ross is even harder than Cornell AEM, not too sure about Northwestern because they don't offer a business parallel. Ross's acceptance rate is 18% and this is for their preferred admit class. However, the percentage goes up dramatically for freshmen applying as transfers into the business school. Cornell AEM boasts a lower acceptance rate at 11%, but in reality, I believe is much higher. I had very similar test scores, fairly stronger extracurriculars and an unweighted GPA of about 3.8 in an average public school (URM). I was accepted by Cornell AEM, and rejected by Ross as an out of state preferred admit. I hope this helps your planning. Good Luck.</p>

<p>All high reaches without considering legacy. Michigan, due to legacy, might be a match. Are you in state?</p>

<p>University of Michigan is such a big institution. Open to 40% of applicants. You can see how it lacks exclusivity. To me, the Universities where legacy is truly significant are generally much smaller and higher tier privates. When I applied I don't even remember it asking me if I had a legacy, and its not something you should really rely on to increase your admission chances. If you are in state, expect a higher possibility of admission into Michigan as a preferred admit. If you are really looking to go into business, Michigan is a great option. Realistically, it is very unlikely for you to be accepted preferred admit. There is another way to gain admission into Ross however, and that is by applying as a freshman while enrolled at UM for any major in whichever college. Since Ross offers a 3 year undergraduate business program, you will not miss anything by being admitted a year later. Note that UM Ross is ranked higher than Cornell AEM in the business program rankings, according to US news. This seems like the best option, and you should look into it in the case you are not admitted preferred admit, AEM, or Northwestern-which are all very high reaches. Good Luck.</p>

<p>Weighted GPA is 3.70 now if that makes a difference. I'm not in-state and if I don't get into Ross preadmit, Northwestern, or Cornell AEM I will be going to Michigan for a year and then transferring into Ross after freshman year. Assuming I get in, which shouldn't be a problem given the fact I believe Michigan is a match and then I also have sextuple legacy. I'm looking at stats of people who got into Northwestern and Michigan from my school, NW is a reach although I wouldn't say a high one, but Michigan is a match. Several people with lower SAT scores than me got in regular decision.</p>