Chances for Penn and Dartmouth

<p>Can someone please evaluate my chances regular decision for both UPenn and Dartmouth? Thank you.</p>

<p>Here are the stats:</p>

<p>White Male
Public School in NJ</p>

<p>SAT I: 1400 (750 math, 650 verbal) (Re-taking November, hoping for 1450+)
SAT II: Math2c 780, Writing 760… Spanish (took in October, 750+)
Rank: 4 of 225
GPA: Weighted- 4.57, Unweighted- 3.80
Most rigorous courseload possible
AP's Junior Year: U.S. History, English Language, Computer Science (4's on all of them)
AP's Senior Year: Calc BC, Biology, Statistics, English Literature, Spanish</p>

<p>Student Government – 4 years (Business Manager(11), Treasurer (12))
Spanish Club – 4 years (President (11,12))
National Honor Society (Treasurer)
- Tutor for Math and Computer Science
Spanish National Honor Society
- Tutor for Spanish at all levels
Habitat for Humanity (11,12)
JV and Varsity Tennis Teams – 4 years
Writer for school newspaper and school’s spanish newsletter</p>

<p>Volunteer Work and Community Service</p>

<p>High School Writing Center (11,12)
Peer Tutor for English/History writing assignments</p>

<p>Chairperson for Student Escort Committee – this is for a program our high school sponsors each winter – children from underprivileged elementary school invited to our school for a day of fun-filled activities and excitement</p>

<p>Volunteer w/ Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity, New Mexico (Summer 2004)
225+ hours of community service… over a period of 6 weeks.. June/July/August</p>

New Jersey Scholars Program
Semi-Finalist (Summer 2004)</p>

<p>National Merit Commended Scholar</p>

<p>Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
for Community Service, August 2004</p>

<p>UPenn - Good
Dartmouth - Good</p>

<p>Bump... Dartmouth and Upenn, both REGULAR DECISION</p>

<p>BUMP... please help me out</p>

<p>BUMP. last time, I promise.. would just like some feedback!!! please</p>

<p>You seem pretty solid, but also pretty ordinary. They might have 50 people just like you. I think you probably have a good shot at both (Penn more so than Dartmouth), but you really need to set yourself apart. From your EC's and SAT's and even your courses, it's all kind of generic. And there are some competitive people coming out of Jersey, too. In your case, it's not a matter of content, but a matter of packaging. I'd say, write an essay that really lets them know what your passions are, and find one major thing about you, and push it. Otherwise, you're the type to get lost in the shuffle.</p>