Chances at LACs and other top schools...

<p>White male from
Long Island public school</p>

<p>GPA: 95.5 unweighted
Rank: 7/180
SAT: 670V/730M
SAT II: 740 Writing/710 Math IC/660 Latin
AP: 5 Euro/4 English Comp/3 US History</p>

<p>All honors/AP courses in HS (except regular Eng/Soc in 9th)
Senior Courses:
AP English Lit
AP Calc BC
AP Bio
AP Latin
Senior Humanities Program (Eng/Soc)

National Merit Commended Scholar, National Honor Society, Tri-M, Foreign Language Honor Society, National Honor Roll (scholarship winner)</p>


<li>Key Club/Community Service - VP (11,12), some awards, 242 hours</li>
<li>Chorus and Madrigals - 4 years</li>
<li>Latin Club - President (11,12) - founded Junior Classical League chapter in my school</li>
<li>Band (principal player since 10th grade)</li>
<li>Gay-Straight Alliance</li>
<li>Quiz Bowl Team (varsity member since last year)</li>
<li>SADD - VP (12)</li>

- Piano lessons since I was 7
- Very politically involved/interested - volunteered for Kerry over the summer
- took an anthropology course at columbia this summer (grade: A)
- Academic Tutoring in Math and Latin several hours a week</p>

<p>Prospective Majors: Classics, Political Science, Econ</p>

<p>Schools (in order of preference, sort of):
Vassar (ED)
U Chicago
Boston U
Conn Coll

<p>Very good recs, pretty good essays</p>

<p>I'd appreciate it if anyone could evaluate my chances at any/all of these schools. Thanks!</p>

<p>OMG! You're applying to Vassar ED too!!! So am I!!!</p>

<p>I've only met like a few other people on this site that are applying to Vassar ED, so I'm always shocked to find another. You should post on the Early Decision thread I started on the Vassar board. Are you applying ED I or II? Just put it on my thread.</p>

<p>Okay, anyway. By looking at your stats, I'd say you have good chances at all the schools you're applying to. Good luck!</p>

<p>Hey thanks Iheartvassar - i'm applying EDI actually - i sent everything in already... I really love vassar. it was one of the first schools i visited, and after visiting about 12 other schools, i realized that i was just comparing all of them to vassar (which, i must say, is incomparable)... the atmosphere that is just so stimulating... i hope we both get in.</p>

<p>anyone else have opinions - i'd love to hear some specific school-related chances - thanks</p>

<p>i'd appreciate any feedback - thanks guys</p>

<p>it looks like you have a really good chance</p>

<p>what school do you go to? I also live on LI</p>

<p>You will totally get into Vassar...Its an awesome place, have fun there!</p>

<p>what about the other schools? can some people run down my list and predict likelihood of admission perchance? thanks</p>

<p>what are my reaches, major reaches, matches, safeties, etc</p>

<p>Bump Bump Bump</p>

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<p>Here's just my 2 cents on your school's list:</p>

<p>Vassar (ED)...Match/Safety (based on ED acceptance rate, and male/female ratio)
UChicago...Reach/Match (take care with your essays, less predictable than most)
NYU...Match (just because there are many LI applicants)
Swarthmore...Reach (again, essays, recs and fit are very important here)
Haverford...Reach/Match (chose based on fit, and interview recommended strongly)
Wesleyan...Reach (is a bit numbes driven as of late, and depends on major interest)
Conn Coll...Match

<p>Again, just my 2 cents. Remember at some schools, more than others, the essays and recs and fit are extremely important. Good luck. :)</p>

<p>thanks very much blaineko</p>

<p>No prob, Prospy.</p>