Chances at Harvard/MIT, etc. with the following Stats?

<p>Hello, I will be applying for college very soon and I would like some insight on my chances at Harvard and MIT. If possible, insights into my chances at other institutions including Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, and Northwestern University would be appreciated too.
My statistics go as following:</p>

<p><em>Academics</em>
Class Rank- N/A
GPA (Weighted on a 5.0 Scale)- 4.73
GPA (Unweighted on a 4.0 Scale)- 4.0</p>

<p>AP Courses Taken:
-AP European History- 5
-AP Physics B- 5
-AP English Language and Composition- 5
-AP Calculus BC- 5
-AP Spanish- 5
-AP US History- 5
-AP Biology- 5</p>

<p>Other Notable Courses Taken:
-4 Years of Spanish, Precalculus Honors, Geometry Honors, Chemistry Accelerated, Computer Programming Accelerated, Freshman English Accelerated, Sophomore English Accelerated</p>

<p>Courses for Senior Year:
-AP US Government, AP Macroeconomics, AP Statistics, AP Themes and Literature, AP Chemistry, AP Psychology, Honors Calculus III, Advanced Linear Algebra</p>

<p>ACT Composite Score: 36
ACT Writing Score: 10</p>

<p>SAT Score: None
PSAT Score: 228
SAT Subject Tests:
-Biology- 800
-Math II- 800
-US History- 780
-Spanish- 700</p>

<p>Academic Honors:
-National Merit Scholar Semifinalist (upcoming Sept.)
-Gold Honor Roll (every semester for the last 3 years)
-AP Scholar with Distinction
-Ambassador Award</p>

<p><em>Extracurriculars</em>
Attended the National Youth Leadership Forum Summer Session on Medicine</p>

<p>Stevenson High School Math Team:
<em>Member of the following squads</em>
-2009- Freshman/Sophomore Relay Team ICTM State Champion
-2009- Freshman/Sophomore 8-Person Team ICTM State 7th Place
-2010- Geometry Team ICTM State 8th Place
-2010- Freshman/Sophomore 8-Person Team ICTM State 3rd Place
-2010- Orals Team ICTM State 3rd Place
-2011- Algebra II Team ICTM State 3rd Place
-2011- Junior/Senior 8-Person Team ICTM State 3rd Place</p>

<p>Stevenson High School Scholastic Bowl (Quiz Bowl) Team:
-2009 JV Team Member
-2010 JV Co-Captain
-2011 Varsity Team Member
-2011 IHSA State Scholastic Bowl Competition 3rd Place
-2011 Masonic Illinois State Scholastic Bowl Team Champions
-2011 NAQT Illinois State Scholastic Bowl Team Champions
-2011 PACE NSC National Quiz Bowl 4th Place
-2011 NAQT National Quiz Bowl 4th Place</p>

<p>Cross Country Varsity Athlete
Cross Country Team Manager
Track and Field Varsity Athlete
Lake County Track Club Member </p>

<p>100+ Volunteer Hours at the Hospital</p>

<p>Worked as a Lifeguard the Summer of Junior and Senior Year
Worked as a Pool Leader and Swim Instructor Junior Year</p>

<p>What is your ethnicity?</p>

<p>I think you can make it!</p>

<p>chance me? <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1195414-columbia.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1195414-columbia.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Asian.</p>

<p>Chinese to be more specific, but does that actually hold weight in admissions??</p>

<p>Wow! I think you have a great shot at any school you apply to!</p>

<p>Being asian holds a lot of weight in admissions especially for schools like MIT. You are compared directly with other Asians. And, as many Asians go for math/science, a lot will have amazing accomplishments along with other stellar ECs. So it's a fair bit tougher. Are you male or female?</p>

<p>Male, not particularly sure if that's good or bad</p>

<p>Male is noticeably worse (especially for MIT). Being an asian male is probably the worst demographic. You'll be compared with other asian males with national level achievement in math/science, multi-club presidencies, and so on. Schools like Harvard/MIT don't really give a crap if you have perfect scores (especially being Asian). Once you pass the cut-off, it's all about ECs and in terms of ECs, they're not bad, but they don't seem Harvard/MIT level, especially against the asian male competition.</p>

<p>Your chances are quite high. As others have said, Asian Male + Math oriented isn't going to help you, but your accomplishments are still spot-on. It'll come down to essays.</p>

<p>I've read the posts after me and the one I missed before I posted, and yeah, being a male asian doesn't help. It seems unfair, but it's true. I'd still say you have a good shot on getting in to at least one of them.</p>

<p>Thanks for everything so far</p>

<p>Does anybody have any insight into any of the other schools listed?</p>

<p>If it helps at all, my father was a graduate student and earned his PHD at Cornell, and oddly enough, I was effectively born on their campus</p>