Chances for Junior at Princeton, Columbia, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Wash U

<p>Asian Male
Small Private School
Class of 2009
Most Rigorous Courseload (mostly honors classes and AP's)</p>

<p>UW GPA: 3.9 (one B+ this year)
School does not do weighted GPA.
School doesnt rank.</p>

Euro- 5
Spanish Lang - currently taking
Calc AB - taking
English lang - taking
US History - taking</p>

<p>SAT I: 2340 - 780 V 800 M 760 W
SAT II: 800 Math II, 790 Physics
PSAT: 230 (most likely National Merit Semifinalist)</p>

4 years Varsity Cross Country/ Track- Captain of the Cross Country Team/ Winter Track Team for Senior Year
Top Scholar/Athlete award for Track Team</p>

<p>Piano- 9 years - a bunch of regional awards/medals and I passed the Royal Associated Board of Music Grade 8, which is the highest level.</p>

<p>PIng Pong: Nationally ranked top 20, #1 in state, other state and national level tournament accomplishments, I am also the head coach of a clinic, and I give private lessons</p>

<p>A couple of random school clubs, but Im not in leadership positions so Im not really sure if they matter (ex. writer for the newspaper, writing advisor)</p>

<p>National Spanish Honor Society
Cum Laude (top 10% of school)
I won the Math, Science, and character awards at prize day sophmore year (kinda significant, maybe).</p>

<p>Yeah, so... chances at the ivies and some other schools.</p>

<p>Columbia (ED)
Johns Hopkins
Wash U</p>

<p>Thanks in advance!</p>


<p>Ping Pong.....???</p>

<p>Pretty good scores, however its kinda hard to chance without a Weighted GPA or Class Rank. Then again itspractically impossible to realistically chance anyone for the top colleges. </p>

<p>So, YES you do have a chance, but so do all the other thousands of applicants who apply to said colleges.</p>

<p>The Ping Pong thing is pretty unique, I think.</p>

<p> last time</p>

<p>whoo! classic asian. <em>high-five</em></p>

<p>you pretty much exemplify the archetype. GPA is great, SAT scores are great (should take another one though), EC's are very solid. that ping-pong thing is pretty significant too, you get my respect for that =P</p>

<p>I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you're in at Columbia (don't kill me for saying so .__.). Princeton is always a crapshoot, but you have a chance.</p>

<p>yeah, i pretty much am the classic asian, especially with the ping pong...
zephyravatar, why should i take another SAT?, jw</p>

<p>I think zephyravatar meant that you should take another SAT II, as your top reaches require 3 SAT II's, anyway.</p>

<p>Aside from ping pong, your EC's are pretty lacking. Grades and scores are fine. I say for you to focus on your EC's--get some leadership positions.</p>

<p>yeah, that's what I meant >.< need a third SAT II for Princeton and such</p>

<p>captain of cross-country isn't bad for leadership, though perhaps you can find a leadership position in some sort of volunteering. I think the ping pong is almost as good as a hook though. I'm sure they'll understand that being a ping pong coach takes up lots of time.</p>

<p>not to be negative, but ping-pong isn't that great of a hook, given that you're asian. but, seeing as columbia is just dying to have high yield rates, you're almost definitely in at Columbia ED, (don't get arrested and you'll be fine)</p>

<p>mention your ECs, being a "leader" in a club doesn't necessarily mean you have to have a leadership position.</p>

<p>depending on the private school (if it's a feeder school, really prestigious, etc. you ahve a decent chance at princeton). take a third SAT ii tho.</p>

<p>your stats are comparable to mine (<a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;) except that you have awards and I have leadership positions but i think you will have an edge. don't stress too much but try to sound unique.. as great as you are at ping pong, remember that you ARE asian but i doubt that will affect you :)</p>

<p>good luck!</p>

<p>is ping pong really that asian?? haha</p>

<p>haha ya it really is lol</p>

<p>it is, but if you're nationally ranked, it's still gonna be good on paper.</p>

<p>but im worried for ur asian/pingpong/piano combination.</p>

<p>haha...i doubt college admissions officers take race into consideration **that **much.</p>

<p>chancing people for ivies in tough. getting in is so ridiculous that they turn down very qualified people, so it's a toss up. but, you are probably good for hopkins and wash, and have a decent chance at stanford (my friend who is less qualified than you was wait listed), although i would put it in the same league as the ivies.</p>