Chances at Penn

<p>I am a senior at a very small private Christian school in Pennsylvania and I want to know my chances at Penn. Also, I would welcome recommendations for some match and safety schools. I have some in mind, but I like to get others' opinions too.</p>

<p>Note: My school does not rank and does not offer AP classes. However, many of the junior and senior classes use college curriculum and the history teacher was a former college prof who uses curriculum he wrote for college students and is currently writing.</p>

<p>My Stats:
4.3 GPA (my school gives you .33 for and A+ so they call it unweighted, however, if a college was to "unweight" it I would have a 4.0) </p>

<p>2230 best SAT (730R, 740W, 760M)
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math II, 670 US History, 640 Chemistry (retaking in 6 weeks, estimate over a 700 score)</p>

<p>2013 PSAT Semifinalist</p>

<p>Reserve Champion and Champion (2 different years) of county science fair (also 1st place in division)
Intel ISEF Finalist
Harrisburg bioGENEius honorable mention
numerous other science fair awards: army, national water federation, american society of civil engineers, women geoscientists etc.
hoping to get letter of recommendation from prof. who's lab I used at Lehigh University</p>

<p>College Math 101 course 3 credits 4.0
3 College credits from George Mason
currently enrolled in college Latin 101 with 4.0 GPA, plan to take 102 in spring</p>

<p>Honor Roll and King's Court (straight A's) four years</p>

<p>School basketball team 4 years- going to be captain this year
Yearbook staff 11th/12th- editor this year</p>

<p>Over 200 hours of community service: very involved in my local church (A/V during weekly service, VBS teacher etc.) also elementary teacher aide at school (K and 1st grade)</p>

<p>NYLF/Med participant
Junior Volunteer at Reading Hospital SurgiCenter- received letter of commendation from chairman of surgery at hospital (only volunteer to ever get one as far as I know, not something they send to everyone)
Going to be shadowing a physician at Hershey Medical Center this fall</p>

<p>I also have a part time job, working 20 hours a week from March to October (its an icecream and burger place, so we close in the winter)</p>

<p>Really good teacher recommendations because they all know me very well since I go to such a small school</p>

<p>I think I have a pretty good essay idea, so expect an average to excellent essay (I don't want to get too overconfident)</p>

<p>I think you have a very good chance. You are definitely qualified. </p>

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<p>You have a great chance, especially if you apply ED.</p>

<p>I second the previous responses- you have a good shot. For safeties, you could probably go for Penn State (maybe Schreyer) and Pitt. Are you looking into applying for Engineering? Also, are you sure Penn is for you? It's very different from a small Christian school.</p>

<p>I think you have a decent chance. Do you have any hooks that could give you a slight edge?</p>