Chances for Ivies and other schools.

<p>well, I've finalized the list of the schools that I am applying to. Could you guys please evaluate my chances at</p>

<p>Carnegie Mellon University
Duke University
Princeton University
Rice University
Stanford University
University of Chicago
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
University of Pennsylvania
Vanderbilt University
Yale University </p>


<p>stats are here:
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<p>btw I retook my SAT last saturday and I think I will have a higher verbal score :)</p>

<p>thanks mucho :)</p>

<p>What's up athlon...I believe we talked the other day over AIM about the SAT. You'll definitely get a higher verbal score, and with that higher score I think you'll have a strong chance at Yale. What are you writing your essays about?</p>

<p>Just for your information about your SATs - you combine the highest verbal with the highest math - if you got 800(M) on the first plus 720(V) on the second your total is 1520.</p>

<p>in - 70% for sure.</p>

<p>Thanks for the replies guys. clipper... I'm predicting a 720 verbal on this Oct sat... I'll have to wait till the 21st to know for sure what I got though :(.</p>

<p>I'm planning to write one of my essays about my summer experience @ NASA SHARP... mostly the diversity I encountered and the research/engineering experience I gained. I'm not sure about the other essay... it's gonna be more personal and artsy :)</p>

<p>I hope you get in Athlon (Yale EA Unite!) You seem qualified. I really think the essays are important, and you have a good topic to go with.</p>

<p>thanks Newt. Same goes to you and all my fellow Yale EA'ers on the board.</p>

<p>Anybody have any thoughts on my other schools?</p>

<p>Apply to Dartmouth + Brown
What's up, Science Olympiad?!?</p>

<p>You have a shot, fair as everyone else. Yale, Princeton, Stanford are toss-ups, though, no matter how good you are.</p>

<p>I was right when I said you were pragmatic... your stats confirmed it. I think you have a big chance in getting into all the schools on your list. Good luck!</p>

<p>By the way, we shared 3 schools on our lists.</p>

<p>drownindreams: Dartmouth is probably a bit too rural for me and I hear greek life is pretty big there and I'm not too into that. Brown might be alright but I already have a lotta reaches and I've been slacking and haven't written any essays lol. Are you a fellow SciOly member? I do mostly written events in Chem & others! w00t haha.</p>

<p>geniuzclone: lol, thanks. Which 3 schools do we share?</p>

<p>Btw, does anybody know the chances of getting merit aid at schools like UChicago, Duke, Vandy, CMU, etc.? I'm really hoping that I can get some because I most likely won't qualify for much finaid.</p>


<p>UChicago would be really good.</p>

<p>Thanks, anybody else know anything about merit aid at these schools? I heard CMU offers it generously... but only to females!</p>

<p>I'm really worried </p>

<p>Hey, I'm really worried because I'm an early graduate with only three years of high school after graduation and only two for college admissions purposes. I've talked to Yale, Harvard and Princeton officers and they all swear to me that they do take early grads and dont' discriminate however I'm still scared. If you could look at my stats and tell me honestly how you think they match me up I'd really appreciate. By the way, I'm graduating early because I've exhausted my school's Advanced Placement offerings with only three more possibilities next year and because of family financial instability(we just moved and are dealing with paying for two houses at the same time).</p>

<p>Indian American Male
Highly competitive public school in Houston,Texas
Rank: 48/697
Weighted GPA on a 5 scale: 4.5806
Unweighted GPA on a 4 scale: 3.674
SAT- 1580(800V and 780M)
SAT IIs: 800 Writing, 780 Math IIC, 780 Biology, 800 US History
APs done: 5 US History, 5 Music Theory, 5 World History
IBs done: 7 US History, 7 Music Theory with Musical Performance
APs for this year: Calculus BC, Physics B, Latin Vergil, Latin Literature, Biology, English, Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Domestic Government, and Comparative Government
IB HLs for this year: Math, Economics, English, Latin
IB Diploma Candidate</p>

<p>This year courses: Calculus BC, IB Math HL, Physics AP, Latin IV AP, Biology AP, English AP, Yearbook, Micro/Macro AP, Government AP</p>

<p>Plan to apply:
1.Harvard EA

<p>ECs by category:
HMTA 9th grade Theory Test Gold Medal, HMTA 9th grade overall winner for performance, Performance at HSPVA Young Musician's Night, UIL State Gold Medal,HMTA 10th grade Gold medal, HMTA gold medal for overal top performer, Houston Chopin Society Finalist(2nd place overall), National Chopin Competition SemiFinalist, Houston Symphony Youth Concerto Competition Winner(Performed with Houston Symphony as a soloist), Performance of Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto along with University of Houston's Moore's School of Music Symphony Orchestra, Rachmaninoff 3rd Piano Concerto performance at Rice University's Shephard School of Music, same music performed at the Jones Hall(Houston's premier Performing arts center), Performance with Clear Lake Symphony Orchestra as winner of Youth Concerto Winner</p>

UIL All Region Band(2nd Chair) 9th grade, UIL All Freshman Region Band(1st Chair), UIL Ensemble Gold Medal 9th grade, UIL Solo Gold Medal 9th grade, Member of Houston Youth Symphony Orchestra(1st chair), Attended Interlochen Summer Program in Michigan 9th grade, UIL All Region(1st Chair) 10th grade, UIL Solo Gold Medal, Attended Interlochen Summer Program as advanced student, Attended Tanglewood Program in Boston.</p>

<p>Student Government:
Elected as Secretary of 9th grade class, elected as Recording secretary of Freshman Advisory, Elected as Secretary of 10th grade class, Elected as Sophmore Advisory Vice President 10th grade,Treasurer of 11th grade Class, Vice President of Junior Advisory Selected to Students as Allies as one of 28 students selected from 3,400 in 10th grade, Elected as Vice President of SaA 10th grade, Attended National What Kids Can Do Conference at Houston, Chairperson of schoolwide Teacher-Student Relations, Selected as one of three students for the Youth Police Action Committee 11th grade, Continued position as Chairperson and Vice President in 11th grade</p>

Fall Fever Fun Run(Age 14-15) Winner, Winner of Rice Invitational-9th grade meet, Varsity Cross Country(9,10,11) and Varsity Track(9,10 because 11th grade track hasn't started yet), District Freshman of the Year, Regional Newcomer of the Year(both for Xcountry),Fall Fever 5K 3rd place in 17 and younger category, 3rd place at Rice Invitational Varsity Meet, Participant in HP Houston Marathon with time of 2 hours 58 minutes, Winner of Rice Invitational 11th grade</p>

3rd place finisher at State Qualifying Tournament at Woodlands High School in Cross Examination Debate in 9th grade, University of Houston 5th place overall speaker 10th grade, OctoFinalist at Texas Forensics Association Competition 10th grade, Participant at St.Marks Tournament of Champions 10th grade, State Qualified TFA 11th grade, Participant at Greenhill Tournament of Champions 11th grade</p>

Yearbook Staff Writer 10th grade, Yearbook Editor in Chief 11th grade, Yearbook won Columbia award of Excellence in 2003 and 2004</p>

National Latin Exam Summa Cum Laude 9th grade, Junior Classical League Regional Certamen 9th grade, Junior Classical League State Derivatives Overall Winner 9th grade, National Latin Exam Summa Cum Laude 10th grade, Junior Classical League State Geography Overall Winner 10th grade, Recording Secretary of JCL 10th grade, President of JCL 11th grade</p>

Joshinmon Karate State Kumite(14-15age group) 1st place in 9th grade, Joshinmon Karate State Kata 1st place,Joshinmon Karate National Kumite(14-15 age group) 3rd place in 9th grade, Joshinmon Karate National Kata 2nd place, Joshinmon Karate International Competition in Japan 4th place Kata, Joshinmon Karate Internationals in Japan 2nd place in Kumite.</p>

Summer of 10th grade/Beginning of the next school year-Employed by Electrophysiological Practice in Texas Heart Institute to read EKGs, Worked 5 hours daily for 12 weeks. Earned 20 dollars hourly. Attended National You Leadership Forum on Medicine</p>

<p>I'm receiving letters of recommendation from my Latin teacher, my English teacher(student govt. sponsor), and my piano teacher.</p>

<p>Additionally, I'm sending off two supplementary cds to be evaulated. The piano cd has Chopin's minute waltz, Mozart's Variations on Twinkle Twinkle and Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata. And the oboe cd has two Telemann Oboe Concerto's and a Handel Oboe Sonata.</p>

<p>I'd really, really appreciate if someone can evaluate my chances for me. Also, I went on a campus visit and REALLY LOVED Yale. I know that's it a frickin' hot school because the numbers from last year were insane. Advice would be WONDERFUL. Thanks so much.</p>

<p>I just copied and pasted this from another thread-the chances at the ivies one, so don't consider me one of those people that goes around copying people's stats and trying to make others intimidated or what not. I just want to hear what others say.</p>