Chances for Ivies, LACs, etc.

<p>Gender: Male
Race: Chinese
Religion: Jewish (not devout, but I participate)
Region: North East</p>

<p>Parent Affiliation: Dad went to Weslyan/Harvard, Mom went to Yale/Wharton</p>

<p>**Weighted GPA:<a href="9">/b</a> 4.11, (10) 4.15, (11) 4.45
**Unweighted GPA:<a href="9">/b</a> 3.70, (10) 3.70, (11) 3.75
-- *note: I've taken the hardest courseload without being advanced a level. My school only offers 2 AP courses (AP WH and AP USH) until Senior Year-- I took both. I took 3/3/4 honors courses for 9/10/11th grade (maximum possible). I am a grade ahead in Spanish, but I took an optional Honors class (usually only available to Seniors) during my Junior Year instead of AP Spanish.
-- *note2: highest possible weighted GPA for my school is 4.42/4.62/4.76</p>

<p>Rank: Top 5% (Class Size: 200)
SAT I: 2320 (770V 750M 800W)
SAT II: MathIIC: 800, World History: 730</p>

<p>AP: 5 on AP World History (Sophomore Year), 5 on AP US History (Junior Year)
Senior Year Courseload: AP Calculus BC, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP European History, NO Spanish (didn't fit into my schedule)</p>


<p>I've played Cello for 12 years (since I was 5)
- School Orchestra, 3 years (section leader all 3)
- Senior District Orchestra, 3 years (~60 students audition, top 14 are selected) -- section leader for Junior year
- All State Orchestra, Junior year (top 50% of each of 4 districts audition, top 14 are selected); concert is at Symphony Hall in Boston, MA
- Pit Orchestra for school musicals
- approx 150 hours logged of Community Service related work (accompaniment for community chorus, Jewish shabbat services, elementary school instrument presentations, etc.)
- toured Europe in Summer 2005 with American Music Abroad; program requires an audition to attend, lasts 3 weeks, toured through Switzerland/France/Germany/Austria</p>

<p>-Summer work experience at Knowledge@Wharton, an online business publication (think Harvard Business Review)
-Summer work experience at the</a> Mars Gravity Project at MIT, a NASA-funded UROP.
-Summer work experience at a local camp</p>

<p>-Member of the Mountain Sports Club (school ski club)
-Member of the Asian Student Union
-Founder & Officer of the Outdoors Club (rafting, hiking, camping etc.)
-Founder & Officer of Bridge Club (as in the card game)
-Member of the National Honor Society</p>

<p>-qualified for AIME, stage 2 of AMC
-qualified for National Merit Scholor
-certificate of achievement in Spanish (11th grade)
-certificate of achievement in English (9th grade)
-certificate of achievement in Orchestra (11th grade)
-University of Michigan achievement award (6 awards from various colleges are given to Juniors, selection by guidance counselor based on academic achievement-- the college has no significance)</p>

<p>-event coordinator for Relay for Life (11th grade); one of about 8 event coordinators who organized the Relay for Life, a cancer fundraiser. Second year event for our school, raised approx. $45,000.</p>


<p>My life in a nutshell.</p>

<p>First, to anyone who read all that: THANK YOU.</p>

<p>Anyway, I'm shooting for UPenn, Stanford, and Yale as my top 3. If I applied UD to Stanford or Yale I'd have to take a 3rd SATII before the deadline; I have no idea which one it would be.</p>

<p>Also, my dad is faculty at Upenn. Does anyone know how much of a factor that is in terms of admissions?</p>

<p>I don't have any ideas yet for safeties; I am a late bloomer on this whole "panic about college" craze. Also, any other recommendations on where I could get in with my credentials would be extremely welcome.</p>

<p>Finally, sorry about the length, I sort of got carried away. Requests for an abridged version will be honored as soon as I find the time. ;)</p>

<p>Thanks in advance!</p>