Chances for Emory and Rice Universities?

Just wanted to know how good my chances are for these two universities?
Some stats:
Highest SAT: 1970</p>

<p>Current GPA: 3.91/4.0 (Please note, this is without any honours or AP classes, due to me moving from canada, where there are no AP/Honours in my school.)</p>

<p>Volunteered: Senior Center, Teaching adults about computers. Hospital research, Running a community soccer team, library volunteer, as well as childcare for the school on PTA meetings.</p>

<p>So what are my chances for Rice and Emory?</p>

<p>Low, you have a well below average SAT score and you haven’t taken any honors/AP which will hurt you since your competition will have taken many AP courses. It’s great that you’ve done a lot of community service, but you don’t have any ECs. IMO, i don’t think you have a shot at either of those schools.</p>

<p>K, i’m planning to take honours and A/Ps for senior year though.</p>

<p>My son got waitlisted at Emory with a 3.7 gpa, but a very high SAT score. So my guess is that you won’t get into Emory.</p>

<p>However, do you know about Oxford at Emory?. That is kind of a back door way of getting to Emory.</p>

<p>You have automatic admission to Emory in your third year.</p>

<p>Check that out.</p>

<p>Not sure how much easier the standards are, but they are somewhat easier.</p>

<p>And my impression is that Rice may even be tougher to get into than Emory.</p>

<p>Don’t be fooled by the acceptance rates. For example, Emory may say that they have an acceptance rate of 33%, but if you are not a URM or a legacy, then YOUR acceptance rate is probably much less.</p>

<p>You might look at Tulane. That is probably a little easier to get into, but still a good school.</p>

<p>Also, University of Miami.</p>