chances at ivies?

<p>I'm an athlete with hopes to play in college, but if I can get into an ivy for school and not sports I will. I'm a junior and have taken the act and sat once each. Here are my stats:</p>

<p>ACT: 33
math: 30
english: 35
reading: 34
science: 31
combined english/writing: 32</p>

<p>SAT: 2130
math: 730
writing: 750
critical reading: 650 </p>

<p>classes:
freshman year: honors: geometry, english, regular: world history, biology other: wellness, orchestra, spanish II</p>

<p>sophomore year: honors: algebra II, english, physics, US History other: wellness, orchestra, spanish III</p>

<p>junior year: AP: US History, Statistics honors: math analysis (advanced algebra and trig and precalc), english, chemistry regular: anatomy other: Spanish IV</p>

<p>Unweighted GPA: 3.55 (weighted unknown) </p>

<p>Consistent dedication to one sport and dabbled in others, played violin (quit this year to make room for more classes), lots of volunteer work </p>

<p>My top choices are Columbia, Harvard, and Stanford, do I have a decent chance? My school doesn't offer APs to sophomores and juniors are only allowed to take two, and my school is ranked in the top ten in our state</p>

<p>You're not competitive for an ivy league unless you are recruited as an athlete.</p>

<p>can you be more constructive? what needs improvement? I'm also looking at tufts, bowdoin and bates do I have a chance at those?</p>

<p>Do you have any especially outstanding leadership? Did you start a business, raise $1000+ for some special cause, etc. etc.?</p>

<p>If not, grades and test scores are probably on the low end. Harvard and Stanford are far reaches, Columbia is probably a mid reach.</p>

<p>I am an elite athlete, I am ranked pretty high in my state and dedicate an average of about 30 hours a week, I have been invited to travel to arizona, florida, and virginia to compete on a national level, I have been on varsity since freshman year and I am a captain. I didn't start a business or anything, I peer tutor and I work a lot.</p>

<p>I think don't think your stats are good enough unless you happen to have legacy status. Here's some quick constructive criticism. Have you taken SATIIs? They would help your application a lot. Good luck!</p>

<p>I haven't taken the sat IIs and also I am hoping to bring my ACTs to a 34-35 and SATs above 2200...and my school has about a 25% acceptance at harvard if that changes things</p>

<p>A 25% acceptance rate for Harvard University is incredibly high, regardless of how competitive any high school is.</p>

<p>Does your school have a 25% chance with a 3.5? That seems unlikely. Your stats look good if you're a recruited athlete. A 35 would certainly up your chance without a hook, but when you're talking Harvard and Stanford, without a hook you need a phenomenal EC and/or serious academic awards.</p>

<p>Depends if you get recruited as an athlete. That GPA is low but probably the hardest thing to improve upon quickly. I would very much like to know your class rank.
Bates, you'll get in. Tufts, Bowdoin, Cornell, and Dartmouth are matches. Columbia, Brown, Harvard, and Penn are reaches, with Princeton, Yale, and Stanford practically impossible. But other than those three, they're possible with hard work and dedication.
Chance back?</p>

<p>Harvard a reach but Yale and Princeton impossible? Penn a reach and Dartmouth a match? Take all of the above misguided post with a grain of salt. Every ivy is a reach, harvard is not easier to get into than the others, Dartmouth is harder to get into than Penn.</p>

<p>Your GPA and extracurriculars are too weak for the Ivies as they stand, unless, as others said, you are recruited for a sport. Definitely take some SAT IIs and try to get either your ACT or your SAT up.</p>

<p>Your GPA and SAT are definitely low for the Ivys. Unless you are an extremely strong athlete, I'd say that the Ivys are all a reach for you D:</p>

<p>...unless you're a URM? Then maybe it would be less of a reach!</p>