Chances for Cornell ED/UChicago EA

<p>Hello, so I love both of these schools, but I love Cornell more, hence the ED. I am currently highly interested in and amazed by Cornell's biology program as well as their physics department. I love Cornell!</p>

<p>My High School sends 3-4 kids to Cornell each year, and 1-2 to UChicago. It is quite competitive, with everyone in the top 5% scoring 2200+/33+ (hence not much grade inflation). I have taken the most rigorous curriculum (only core classes, no b.s. ones):</p>

<p>Freshman:
H Geometry A-
H Biology A
H Latin II A-
H English A-
World Cultures A</p>

<p>Sophomore:
H Chemistry A
H Latin III A
H English A-
H Algebra II A
US History A</p>

<p>Junior:
AP Biology A
AP US History A-
H Precalculus A
H Physics A
H English A
H Latin IV A-</p>

<p>Senior:
AP English Literature
AP Physics C: Mechanics
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Chemistry
AP Calculus BC
AP Latin: Vergil</p>

<p>UW GPA: 3.93; W GPA: 4.30 (Honors count as 4.5, AP = 5.0, band and other unleveled courses dragged down my W a bit)</p>

<p>Class Rank: 4/260; Top 5%</p>

<p>Scores:
ACT Composite: 33
E: 35
M: 34
R: 32
S: 30
Will take SAT in October, though I'm satisfied with my ACT (Yes, I could probably bring it higher, but past a certain point I really don't care, and a few little mistakes are all it comes down to, not overall intelligence)
SAT Subject Tests:
Physics: 800
Math II: 800
Biology E: 760
AP Scores:
Biology: 5
US History: 5</p>

<p>ECs:
National Honor Society -- Math Tutor (11-12)
Varsity Tennis (9-12) -- Captain
Varsity Soccer (9-12)
Marching Band (9-12)
Concert Band (9-12)
Jazz Band (9-12)
Tri-M (Musical Honor Society) (11-12)
Math Team (9-12)
Yearbook (11-12) -- Editor-in-Chief
Kipp Academy (11-12) -- Math Tutor
Volunteer Program for Recreational therapy at Local Hospital -- Founder</p>

<p>Teacher Recommendations should be superb.
My Essays will be fine.</p>

<p>Chance Away!</p>

<p>Oh, I forgot to mention...I'm a triple legacy at Cornell (My mom went to CAS; Dad went to Engineering)</p>

<p>Bumppppppppp</p>

<p>Most likely acceptance at UChicago.</p>

<p>You will have absolutely no problem at Cornell. Don't even worry about it. I'd be very surprised if, as a triple legacy applying ED, you were rejected at Cornell.</p>

<p>yup you're in</p>

<p>I agree you have an excellent chance. One thing is pestering me though, does your school count A- as lower than 4.0?</p>

<p>Well, my school counts everything as weighted, but an unleveled class's A- would be equal to a 3.7, which is what I based my self-calculated unweighted GPA on.</p>

<p>In at Cornell. Most likely in at UChicago if your essay's good. Chance me back please? (on first pg)</p>

<p>Sure thing Uni.</p>