Chances at UA, Auburn, UGA, UTenn, & other southern schools?

<p>Gender: Female
Race: White
State: Texas
High school: Public, somewhat competitive</p>

<p>GPA: 3.7
Rank: 41/290 (as of end of fall semester, should be higher now)
SAT (first attempt, retaking): M:560, CR:560, W:650
ACT: haven't gotten scores back yet
AP: haven't gotten scores back yet</p>

<p>9th grade classes & ECs:
Pre-AP English I
Pre-AP Biology I
Algebra I
World Geography
Spanish II
Yearbook Staff (head photographer)
Volunteer Organization (trustee)
National Junior Honor Society
Piano (National Piano Guild)</p>

<p>10th grade classes & ECs:
Pre-AP English II
Chemistry
Geometry
Pre-AP World History
Spanish III
Volunteer Organization
Piano Lessons (National Piano Guild)</p>

<p>11th grade classes & ECs:
AP English III
Physics
Algebra II
AP US History
AP European History
Newspaper Staff
Journalism Team
Volunteer Organization (in-school)
Volunteer Organization (outside of school, Manager)
Piano Lessons (National Piano Guild)
Future Career and Community Leaders of America</p>

<p>12th grade classes & ECs:
AP English IV
AP Environmental Science
Pre-Cal
AP Economics
Dual Credit Government
Newspaper Staff (editor-in-chief)
Yearbook Staff (section editor)
Journalism Team (captain)
Volunteer Organization (in-school)
Volunteer Organization (outside of school, Manager)
Piano Lessons (National Piano Guild)
Future Career and Community Leaders of America
National Honor Society (maybe, there's some confusion with the sponsors at my school)</p>

<p>AWARDS & HONORS:
9th grade:
President's Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence
Chosen for National Junior Honor Society</p>

<p>11th grade:
Various journalism awards at the state, regional, district, and local levels
Temple Sweetheart (volunteer award)
Chosen as All-American Scholar
Washington Journalism and Media Conference: National Youth Press Correspondent nominee
National Student Leadership Conference: program nominee
National Young Leaders Conference: program nominee
People to People: leadership program nominee
United States Achievement Academy: English Award
Chosen as a published author in the Creative Communications essay and poetry contests
National Society of High School Scholars</p>

<p>By the time I graduate, I will have approximately 850 volunteer hours.</p>

<p>Some of the schools I'm currently considering are:
University of Alabama
Auburn University
University of Georgia
University of Tennessee
Belmont University
Vanderbilt University
Lander University
Rhodes College
Texas A&M University
North Carolina State
University of Arkansas
Baylor University</p>

<p>I know that's a LOT of schools, but I'm trying to cut down my list and choose my final few before I start applying.</p>

<p>Thanks in advance.
Also, feel free to suggest other schools I should look into if you think they'll be a good fit for me.</p>

<p>Vanderbilt high reach
Rhodes reach</p>

<p>Do you think it's possible for me to raise my SAT scores enough to make those schools lower reaches?</p>

<p>The scores I listed above were with no studying prior to the test and with no previous exposure to the test. I'm studying a LOT this summer to bring those scores up drastically.</p>

<p>Bump? Haha:)</p>

<p>You could bring the scores up enough to make them mid to low reach. Also are you in/near College Station b/c that happens to make a difference for acceptance chances.</p>

<p>Thanks:) And I live nowhere near College Station. Haha:)</p>

<p>Bump? I'd like all the input I can get!</p>

<p>UGA and Tx A&M also may be reaches, given your SAT scores and, in the case of A&M, class rank.</p>

<p>What about the rest of the schools? Are those matches or reaches?</p>

<p>Bump? I'm probably annoying everyone. Sorry!</p>

<p>Get your SAT up to a 1900 and I say you have a good shot at getting into UGA.</p>

<p>I think you're in at AU and UA. I don't recommend that you apply EA to Auburn because Auburn EA is just pure stats- they don't consider ECs in that round, which is your strong point.
I highly encourage you to tour both Auburn and Alabama. Try to catch a football game at either. It's contagious. You'll fall in love with Auburn, definitely.</p>

<p>Thanks, everyone! Bump(:</p>

<p>Buuuuump! (:</p>

<p>I just for my ACT scores. They are as follows:
Composite- 25
English- 26
Math- 25
Reading- 25
Science- 24</p>

<p>Bump! Thanks to everyone who has given me their opinions so far. (:</p>

<p>Bump! Thanks in advance(:</p>

<p>It might depend a lot on you're schools performance reputation, ranking, and economy (weird I know haha) buttt...</p>

<p>University of Alabama- in
Auburn University- in
University of Georgia- slight reach
University of Tennessee- in
Belmont University- no idea
Vanderbilt University- slight reach
Lander University- no idea
Rhodes College- reach
Texas A&M University- instate you should be good
North Carolina State- slight slight reach
University of Arkansas- in
Baylor University- in</p>

<p>Thanks for the input!</p>

<p>delta3girl- I'm confused. You said Vandy was a slight reach and Rhodes was a reach, but Vandy is more selective than Rhodes.</p>

<p>Anyway... bump!</p>