Chances at top 30 colleges?

<p>Race: Hispanic; Puerto Rican (first generation)
Sex: Female
Average Cumulative GPA: 3.6 (weighted)
SATS- 1840 (aiming for 1900)
Essay: I talked about challenges and experiences of discrimination and struggling financial issues.
APs: Took/taking AP English, AP Lit. & Comp, AP Statistics (There are only about 4 APs offered at my school. I will be taking an AP bio class at a community college.) </p>


<p>Senior Year
• Most Valuable Player, Varsity Tennis Team
• Student Sage Scholarship Award,
• Honorable Recognition Award,
• Honors Academic Award,
• Volunteer of the Year Award, </p>

<p>Junior Year
• National Honor Society
• Most Improved Player, Varsity Tennis Team,
• Sportsmanship Award, Winter Track,
• Junior Math Award
• Honorable Recognition Award,
• Honors Academic Award (maintaining a 90+ average)</p>

<p>Sophomore Year
• Core Values Award, Varsity Tennis Team
• Dedication to Service,
• Sportsmanship Award, Track and Field
• Active Participation Award,
• Honors Academic Award</p>

<p>Freshman Year
• Core Values Award, Varsity Tennis Team
• Honorary Freshman
• Social Awareness Dedication Award
• Honors Academic Award</p>


<p>• Tennis
• Track and Field
• Community Service/Outreach
• Anthropology
• Social Sciences
• Engineering
• Chess</p>


<p>Senior Year
• 2nd Singles, Varsity Tennis Team,
• Co-Captain, Varsity Tennis Team,
• Conducted fundraiser to support those affected by Hurricane Irene
o Raised $730.42 for those affected by Hurricane Irene
o Coordinated neighborhood clean-up
• Volunteer Tutor,
o Tutored underprivileged and special needs children of all different ages in all subject areas
• Volunteer, hospital
o Assisted medical staff (e.g., doctors, nurses) in different departments with administrative duties
• Volunteer, Animal Rescue Center
o Aided animals who have been abused and neglected
• Volunteer, Soup Kitchen
• Coordinated food and drives for underprivileged people
• President, Social Awareness Club,
o Conducted fundraisers and organized volunteer work around the community
o Conducted donations for non-profit organizations
• Production Director, Drama Club,
• Student Council Vice President, Student Government,
• Employee, Aeropostale </p>

<p>Junior Year
• Member, Varsity Winter Track,
o 200, 400 meter dash, 800,1500 meter run, Pole Vault
• Volunteer/Day-Camp counselor, YMCA
• Volunteer Tennis coach, Racquet Club
• Conducted campaigns for Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD),
o Promoted awareness and created fundraisers for the group
• Conducted a fundraiser for the National MS Society
o Raised $573.25 for the MS Society
• Conducted successful Toys Drive for underprivileged children
• Member, National Honor Society,
• Member, Chorus,
• Co-founder, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender () Alliance,
• Intern, Business and Marketing Office, Hospital
• Intern, Director of Catherization Laboratory, Hospital
• Student Council Vice President, Student Government,
• Conducted a fundraiser to donate hair, Locks of Love (a national non-profit organization)
• Co-founder, Multicultural Club,
• Conducted a fundraiser for earthquake victims in Japan
o Raised $1,020.40 for Japanese victims</p>

<p>Sophomore Year
• 3rd singles, Varsity Tennis Team,
• Student Council Secretary, Student Government,
• Member, Model United Nations,
• Established successful drive for earthquake victims in Haiti in 2010
• Member, Spanish Club,
• Assistant Editor, Yearbook Club,
• Artist Volunteer,
• Raised $720.32 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
• Volunteer, Cancer Unit, Medical Center
• Raised $864.55 for the American Cancer Society
• Coordinated annual school blood drive,
• Hospital Volunteer, Health Unit (, Haiti)
o Assisted medical staff and helped bring medical supplies to disadvantaged families.
o Built houses and wells in community
• Member, Varsity Spring Track and Field,
o 100, 200, 400 meter dash; 800 meter run; high jump and discus</p>

<p>Freshman Year
• 1sr Doubles, Varsity Tennis Team,
• Varsity Winter Track Team,
o 100, 200, 400 meter dash; 4x400 meter relay and discus
• Member, Production Crew,
• Member, Math Club,
• Volunteer, Alzheimer’s Unit, Nursing Home (, )
• Volunteer, Cancer Unit, Medical Center (, )
• Student Council Secretary, Student Government,
• Founder, Environmental Club,
• Teacher’s Aide,
• Volunteer Assistant Soccer Coach,
• Member, school newspaper,
• Member, Mock Trial,
• Member, Chess Team,
• Volunteer Tutor and Tennis Coach, Elementary School
o Tutored young children and assist teachers with after school activities
• Volunteer, lilbrary
o Read to underprivileged families</p>


<p>I am fluent in Spanish and English. I also have a working knowledge of the Italian, Russian, and Latin language. </p>

<p>TRAVEL </p>

<p>During the spring, I travel to poverty-ridden areas of Haiti and dedicate my time and services to underprivileged families by building homes, wells, and volunteering at a local hospital.</p>

Boston College
SUNY Binghamton
Syracuse University
Stony Brook University
University of Rochester
Penn State
University of Scranton
Barnard College</p>

<p>Impressive app, but you seriously need to bump that SAT score up to 2100ish. It would help your app A LOT.</p>

<p>Long list does not offset bad SAT score. Also you seem to have taken every activity your school offers, too much can be a bad thing. You're in everywhere except UPenn, Brown, Barnard, Boston College and NYU. Those are high reaches.</p>

<p>Though it might look it, I have not participated in EVERY activity. It is a detailed resume. I have only been involved in/founded clubs and activities that are important to me. Other than, they involve community service and activities that i have participated in for national honor society.</p>

<p>I think what the above people are criticizing your resume on is not that you necessarily participated in every activity offered, but that you certainly tried out many different activities without committing to most of them for many years. Whether this is a flaw that <em>should</em> prevent you from admission to top schools, it is something that <em>could</em> prevent your admission. </p>

<p>When you fill out the Common Application and many similar applications, they ask for 10 activities, max, to be listed in order of importance to you. While you can add a supplemental resume, a refined list of 10 activities that you've shown interest in for 2 or more years looks better than 10 fundraisers for 10 causes (that I'm sure did lots of good!) that took less than a year's time. It's just a lot to comprehend and if the college is unfamiliar with a program, a lot to research (which they probably don't do a lot of).</p>

<p>When it comes to Ivy admissions, I agree that your SAT score is a bit of a weakness, and your GPA could be as well. At UPenn, 87% had h.s. GPA of 3.75+ and 75% of students had an SAT of 2030+. </p>

<p>I think that you should consider refining your college choices with a little more research, so that you can concentrate on your favorite schools. Do you want insanely competitive classmates who could challenge you and/or occasionally make you feel insecure (UPenn, Brown), a co-op program where you could gain real world experience and job opportunities (Drexel, Northeastern), a campus that is truly a part of the city (NYU), or a college town that revolves around campus life (Penn State).</p>

<p>Chances are, you haven't had the opportunity to visit all of these schools, so you should look into virtual tours, YouTube videos conducted by outside organizations, and even admissions brochures (which should be scrutinized with utmost skepticism). The college's website is your best source of information.</p>

<p>...It seems to me that you really just looked through the college rankings and picked out some schools that seemed nice (and close to home?). But have you looked into them enough? Have you taken the SAT Subject Tests that are required for some of these schools? Have you thought about whether a rural location versus an urban one makes a difference to you? Do you think you have what it takes to brave a Syracuse winter? What school is your safety (financially plausible and where you have better grades/SATs than 75% of the student body)?</p>

<p>Did you apply to all 14 of those schools already? Have you heard back from any of them yet?</p>

<p>...Sorry I wrote that much.</p>

<p>Hey there are a lot of pros for you... I think the fact that you're First generation, a urm and have at least an A GPA will help you. Did you take the ACT? because right now your gpa is too low for any of the top 10 in my opinion... but if you're going to be recruited that's different. Also, is your senior year course load difficult? Will your grades look good? Because an upward shift from a 3.6 will definitely give you an edge. Realistically, I think that you have a good chance at Syracuse, Penn State and Northeastern (I don't know of the rest). Unless your essay is amazing, I don't know about Brown... seems like a very high reach to me. Good luck anyway!! Chance me back? <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>