Chances at Stanford EA, Ivies, etc

<p>Asian Male (Korean)</p>

770 Verbal, 730 Math (1500)
700 US History
700 Writing
730 Math 2c</p>

<p>GPA (UW): 3.97
Rank: 5/141
Currently taking 5 APs (Comp Sci AB, Calc AB, Lit, Gov, Physics B)
(3 in AP US History, 4 in AP Comp Sci, 4 in AP Language, 11th Grade)</p>

<p>(I have taken 8 AP Classes out of the 12 AP Classes my school offers)</p>

<p>Intended major(s): 1. Economics 2. Comp Sci 3. Poli Sci</p>

-Model United Nations, 3 years
-Assistant Secretary General (VP equivalent)
-Was part of the 15 member team that won the Secretary General's
Award at the 4th Annual UNA-USA MUN Conference in NYC out of 90
high schools
-Earned Letter
-Founder of SAT Prep Club at school
-Lupus Support Foundation Volunteer, 2 years
-National Honor Society, 2 years
-Varsity Tennis team, 1 year
- Earned Letter
-Renaissance Committee, 3 years
-American Red Cross Youth Volunteer, 3 years
-Class Representative, 3 years</p>

<p>-Formal Presenter at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in
Tsukuba City, Japan, 10th grade
-Platinum Card Award for maintaining 4.0 GPA
-District finalist for Senate Youth Program
-National Merit Scholarship Commended Scholar
-Who's Who Among American High School Students featured student</p>


<p>The top schools I am applying to are Stanford EA, UPenn, Columbia, Dartmouth. How are my chances at each school? Should I apply Stanford EA or raise my SAT II scores and apply RD? Also, is UPenn Wharton School a lot harder to get into than UPenn? Thanks.</p>

<p>Nothing about you really stands out, so i'd say a 50/50 chance at columbia, dartmouth
I lot better chance at upenn, it's really not that hard if you have the stats
stanford ea-it was brutal last year and i expect a similar performance this year, so probably not</p>

<p>wharton is harder than the college, but not as much as some people think</p>

<p>The 3's and 4 on AP scores might hurt you if you mention don't. Otherwise good chance at Penn Columbia Dartmouth and schools of that level, because you have good stats and have cool EC's. What is the Senate Youth Program? Is that like the 'paige' thing at us congress? Its ok if you don't know what I'm talking about. </p>

<p>Good essays and recs will give you a good shot at Stanford too. All the best kids in my grade are probably applying there early, and you have the same stats as them practically. Penn college is easier stat-wise, and Wharton requires a whole different type of EC's (more business oriented I guess).</p>

<p>4's are good, 3's not so much</p>

<p>So will the two 4s and one 3 hurt me more than help me? I shouldn't mail them my AP scores at all then? Well, the teacher writing my recommendation was my AP US History teacher. She's usually pretty modest and she might say in the recommendation that it was her first year teaching AP, so I didn't do as well on the AP test as I should have. I guess thats not something I should count on though.</p>

<p>keep the 4's not the 3's, 4's are still very good</p>

<p>That's terrible advice. Send your 3's. Not sending AP scores at all is a very questionable thing in the first place.</p>

<p>Your test scores indicate that you are capable of doing college level work. You may simply be hindered by the resources and teaching capability of your high school. The admissions committee will certainly understand. Not sending in your scores would suggest that you took the class without taking the AP, or that you got a 1 or a 2.</p>

<p>District finalist? So are you actually going to the Senate Youth Program? I'm a State Semi-Finalist right now (10 out of the state), and I still have to interview. Have you done an interview yet?</p>