Chances for some Ivies and others

<p>Pretty new to this whole thing, but I was hoping for some chances at these colleges. I am concerned I don't have a good safety school.</p>

<p>[ *] Harvard
[ *] Columbia
[ *] Wake Forest
[ *] Boston College
[ *] Dartmouth
[ *] Duke
[ *] Emory
[ *] Johns Hopkins
[ *] Middlebury
[ *] Stanford
[ *] William & Mary
[ *] UChicago
[ *] UPenn
[ *] Washington University in St. Louis</p>

<p>I was deferred early action to Yale, probably because it was my first application and the essays weren't very good...it was expected. Anyway, I just want to make sure I am accepted at least somewhere next year. Here are my stats:</p>

<p>Objective:</p>

<p>[ *] SAT I: 2270 (800 CR, 690 M, 780 W)
[ *] ACT: 33, didn't send
[ *] SAT II: 760 U.S. History, 740 Literature
[ *] Unweighted GPA: 4.0
[ *] Rank: Top 10% (school only does decile rank)
[ *] AP scores: English Lit & Comp (5), English Lan & Comp (5), Psychology (5), U.S. History (5), U.S. Gov & Pol (5)
[ *] Senior Year Course Load: English 201 (at state college), AP French, AP Euro, AP Comp Gov, AP Chem, AP Stats, Precalculus H, Physics H, Chorus,
[ *] Awards/Honors: National Merit Semifinalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, English, History, and Math awards at school (one each year, only one student selected per category per year), All State Chorus, All State Jazz Chorus, National Honor Society</p>

<p>Subjective:</p>

<p>[ *] Extracurriculars: Vocals and keyboards in a rock band started with my friends in 8th grade, now with a record deal and touring in NE; Debate team (LD captain, 2nd in state, top 32 in major national tournaments); Theater company (lead roles in both plays so far this year); Student Council (Vice President); Model UN (2-time head delegate), Varsity cross country (18:58 5k PR); French horn playing in city orchestra; School newspaper (editor of the Op-Ed section); 200+ hours community service; working at an insurance billing center and marine education program over the summer
[ *] Essays: probably pretty good
[ *] Teacher Recs: English and History teachers who liked me; should be good
[ *] Counselor Rec: I actually know her pretty well, so it should be good as well
[ *] Interviews: Haven't had many but I absolutely love interviewing</p>

<p>Other</p>

<p>[ *] Financial Aid: No
[ *] Intended Major: somewhere in political science/international relations/public policy
[ *] Location: Northern NE
[ *] School Type: Public, very good
[ *] Ethnicity: White
[ *] Gender: Male</p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>As a white male in this world, it is sad but true that you need a special and unique hook to get you in the door! I would say you have great chances at Wake Forrest, BC, W&M, Emory, Hopkins, WashU and UChicago! But the ivys will be very tough! With that said, you are a very well qualified applicant and I think you should hold out hope! Good luck!</p>

<p>Harvard, Columbia, Dartmouth, Stanford, and Yale are total crapshoots for everyone, but I think you'll do very well with the rest of your schools :).</p>

<p>Harvard, Columbia, Dartmouth, Stanford, Chicago, Penn: Reach</p>

<p>JHU: Not sure but reach</p>

<p>Emory, Wash U, Middlebury: Decent chances</p>

<p>WF, BC, WM: Very good chances</p>

<p>Good luck to you!</p>

<p>Thanks everyone! I'll chance back where applicable</p>