Chances at NYU, Villanova, JHU, Georgetown, and Some Ivies

<p>This is just a preliminary list of colleges I might apply to. I'm also probably applying to Rutgers, TCNJ, & Lehigh, but assuming that I'll get in and they'll just be safeties for me. Although I'm not expecting to get into Harvard, I'm probably going to apply so I might as well mention that my grandfather earned his PhD from Harvard, so I have a legacy there. He later was a professor at Rutgers (even though I don't need a legacy to get in there)</p>

<p>About Me:
White Male, rising senior in NJ
4.420 weighted GPA after junior year
School does not rank, but I project myself to be at least top 5% in a class of 750</p>

<p>Standardized Test Scores:
PSAT:
186 (do schools look at PSATs?)</p>

<p>SAT I:
2010 first time (590 CR/750 M/670 W)
2150 second time (640 CR/800M/710 W)
Taking them a third time in October, goal of 2200-2300</p>

<p>SAT II:
800 Math II
690 Latin
Taking Physics in November
Depending on how Physics goes, retaking Latin in December</p>

<p>APs:
None scored yet</p>

<p>Courses, Grades, Weighted GPAs, etc.:
Freshman year (frosh & soph years have two periods of electives, no honors/AP electives available until junior year):
English I H: A-
Algebra II H: A-
Biology H: B+
World Civilization II H: B
Latin II H: A+
Public Speaking (half year): A
Photoshop I (half year): A+
Culinary I (half year): A
Culinary II (half year): A-
Gym: A
Health: A
Freshman GPA: 4.169</p>

<p>Sophomore year:
English II H: B+
Precalculus H: A-
Chemistry H: A-
AP US History I: B+
Latin III H: A+
Art History (full year): A
Culinary III (half year): A
Intro to Business (half year): A
Gym: A+
Health: A
Sophomore GPA: 4.285
Cumulative GPA: 4.227</p>

<p>Junior year:
AP Language and Composition: A
AP Calculus BC: A+
Physics H: A+
AP US History II: A-
Latin IV H: A
AP Microeconomics: A
SAT Prep (half year): A+
Photoshop II (half year): A+
Gym: A+
Health: A+
Junior GPA: 4.808
Cumulative GPA: 4.420</p>

<p>Senior year (going to take):
AP Literature and Composition
Calculus III/Differential Equations H (listed as honors, weighted as AP)
AP Physics C
AP European History
AP Latin Vergil
AP Psychology
(possible self-study AP Macroeconomics)
Gym
Health</p>

<p>Extracurriculars, Awards, etc.:
Leadership:
Junior and Senior Class Treasurer
National Honor Society: inducted junior year, Sergeant at Arms senior year
Latin Honor Society: inducted sophomore year, Junior Consul junior year, probably Senior Consul senior year</p>

<p>Service:
Key Club: all four years
Student Council: freshman, sophomore year
100 hours of volunteering</p>

<p>Sports:
Cross Country: freshman, sophomore, junior year
Winter Track: all four years
Spring Track: all four years</p>

<p>Other:
Mu Alpha Theta: junior, senior year (possible officer position senior year)
Cultural Diversity Club: all four years
Invisible Made Visible: sophomore, junior, maybe senior year if it still exists</p>

<p>Awards:
Winter Track: [going to have] 3 Varsity Letters, possibly captain
Spring Track: [going to have] 4 Varsity Letters, possibly captain
National Latin Exam: maxima cum laude sophomore year (silver medal)
National Latin Exam: summa cum laude junior year (gold medal)</p>

<p>Work:
3 years at summer job (day camp for town's recreation department, work with kids going into third-sixth grade): 420 hours of work over 3 years</p>

<p>Letters of Recommendation:
-AP Language teacher (he said he only writes good letters, has a reputation for writing extremely good ones)
-AP Calculus teacher (she really knows me and my aptitude for math)
-Physics teacher (performed well in classroom, track official so he knows my character outside of the classroom)
-Latin teacher (had the past two years, going to have for AP, we're close)</p>

<p>Thank you for reading and chancing me. If you want me to chance you back I will!</p>

<p>You will definitely get into all ur safeties.
Harvard would probably be a mid reach for you.
U have some amazing stats and ECs. I would apply to more top schools (assuming u want to go there) to increase ur chances.</p>

<p>Please chance me back
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<p>Thanks pyxis. Any top schools you'd recommend? I really haven't put that much thought into what schools I want to apply to, so that list I had was very rough and preliminary.</p>

<p>Don't wanna be that guy, but bumping this up.</p>

<p>Harvard isn't a Mid reach. It's a high ****ing reach.</p>

<p>Well obviously Harvard's going to be a reach, I don't expect having someone in my family go there make it just a mid reach. Any other input?</p>

<p>since there are so many top schools u probably should research them ur self... it looks like ur math oriented so i assume ur looking in that field. i would suggest princeton and mit for math and stanford and cornell for engineering.
good luck</p>

<p>Anyone else?</p>

<p>Bumping this up =X</p>

<p>Bump10char, come on people.</p>