Chances for a Physics major

<p>Right, well this is just your typical chances post. Looking to find out what you guys think my chances are at getting into the following schools for physics: Cornell, Princeton, Tufts, Penn State, Lehigh, Bucknell, Villanova, Binghamton</p>

SAT: 1470 (770 verbal 700 math)
SAT II: 750 iic, 730 physics, 710 bio, 700 writing
GPA: unweighted 3.8, weighted 4.2 (4.0 scale)
AP's taken: physics, u.s. history, calc ab, economics, government, english, chemistry
Essay and Recs will be good (this is not baseless, have had AP eng teacher and multiple other critiques on my essay)</p>

-Volunteer Internship at Cooper Union; worked with 2 graduate mechanical engineers on projects for Con Edison
-National Merit Commended Scholar
-Art Honor Society (President)
-International Society of Poets; Publication and Editor's Choice
-Olympics of the Visual Arts; 2nd place finish in group drawing competition (statewide)
-Appearence in C.W. Post Art Exhibit
-2 years work experience at Staples ~20 hours/week
-News Editor for Edge Network (
-Various volunteer activities; breast cancer walks, multiple sclerosis walks, senior citizen luncheons, etc.
-random other things; NHS, principal's list 4 years, art department award</p>

<p>Provide an answer, receive a cookie</p>

<p>jeez come on guys, please give me even a guess as to what my chances are?</p>

<p>Average for the Ivies, decent for the rest.
I want my cookie.</p>

<p>what kind of cookies are you offering??? If they are filthy peanut butter cookies then no deal!!!!!!!!!</p>

<p>those math test scores are a little low, if you could bump those up then your chances would definetley get better. If you could get your physics teacher to write you a good rec and you are able to show your passion for the school and physics in your essays and interviews then that would help too.</p>


U Penn

Tufts (though this may be a bit tougher than the other matches)
Lehigh (I'd be surprised if you didnt get in here)</p>


<p>and I dont know what the hell Binghamton is.....</p>

<p>Good Luck!</p>


<p>Hahaha, thanks guys. binghamton -> SUNY binghamton (the school where NY ivy rejects go :P ). And i figured my 750 iic could outweigh the sat i math a bit. I get 800's on practice tests all the time, but i always make retarded mistakes on the test. A 700 is ~4 questions wrong or 3 wrong and 2 blank or something. Stupid mistakes...they're probably somewhat aware? haha. I really don't think I'll take it again. But thanks for the candid reply :)
THe cookies are chewy chocolate chip with m&m's. (.',) there you go. hahahhaha what a loser i am.</p>

<p>lol haha
mm cookie
Binghamton! ughh yea that's like the safety of safeties.</p>

<p>by the way, I meant penn state university park, not upenn :)</p>

<p>final bump? (thats a lie)</p>

<p>final bump@</p>

<p>average/slightly below average chances for ivies, good chances for the rest</p>

<p>What makes ya say slightly below? just it the math sat i? Is it really gonna hurt me to the point that I should take it again?</p>

<p>well since you're going to be a physics major i would suggest having really strong math</p>

<p>So you think I should take it again? The chances that my math will go up is probably 50/50 as I cant seem to stop making stupid errors and the chances that verbal will go down is great. Knowing this, would you still recommend taking it again?</p>

<p>No, if that's the case, I would leave it.</p>

<p>One last dying, kicking bump</p>