Chances for UChicago and Cornell

<p>I've applied to UChicago EA and will apply to Cornell RD. What are my chances?</p>

<p>*Unweighted GPA: 4.0
*Weighted GPA: 4.162
*Rank: 7/391</p>

<p>ACT Score: 31 (31E, 31M, 25R, 35S, 10 essay)
ACT Superscore: 31 (31E, 33M, 26R, 35S, 11 essay)
SAT Subject Tests: Math 2 - 720; Chemistry - 710</p>

<p>*AP/Honors Courses: AP Chemistry, AP Calculus AB, AP U.S Government and Politics, AP Physics B, AP Biology, AP Statistics, AP Spanish Language, Honors Spanish IV, Honors Physics </p>

<p>IN-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:
1. Intel affiliated science fair competitions (9-12): significant time spent outside of class (~14 hours/week for 34 weeks) conducting independent research projects.
2. Freshman Class Council (9): weekly meetings all year long; helped with setting up for various school events.
3. Green Team (9): monthly meetings all year long.
4. Model United Nations (11-12): weekly meetings and additional outside of class commitment in preparation for the Model UN conference in April.<br>
5. Link Crew Leader (11-12): 20+ hours spent helping orient and making connections with the freshman class.
6. National Honor Society (11-12): monthly meetings all year long, as well as additional community service hours with NHS associated volunteer events.
7. Spanish Language Honor Society (10-12)
8. Published multiple times in school literature magazine, Kaleidoscope</p>

<p>ATHLETICS/ARTS:
1. JV/Varsity Cross Country (10-12): practice every day Mon-Sat for 1-2 hours for a total of 15 weeks.
2. JV Track & Field (9-12): practice every day Mon-Fri for 1-2 hours for a total of 15 weeks.
3. Intramural Basketball (9-10): 2 games per week for 10 weeks.
4. Piano (9-11): private lessons every week for 1.5 hours. </p>

<p>AWARDS/RECOGNITION:</p>

<p>Honor Roll Student (9-12): for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or above. </p>

<p>(Freshman-9th)
1. Honorable Mention in Microbiology at the district science fair: CREST Jane Goodall Science Symposium
2. Qualified for regional science fair: Intel Northwest Science Expo (NWSE) </p>

<p>(Sophomore-10th)
1. 1st place in Microbiology at the district science fair
2. Award for Best Representation of Field Knowledge awarded at the district science fair
3. 2nd place in Microbiology at the regional science fair (NWSE)
4. Award for Best Use of SI at the regional science fair (NWSE)
5. Qualified as student observer at the Intel-International Science and Engineering Fair in San Jose, CA</p>

<p>(Junior-11th)
1. 1st place in Microbiology at the district science fair
2. Best In vitro Project Award awarded at the district science fair
3. Scholarship to Oregon State University awarded at the district science fair
4. “Best in Fair” at the district science fair
5. 1st place in Microbiology at the regional science fair (NWSE)
6. Scholarship to University of Oregon awarded at the regional science fair (NWSE)
7. “Best in Fair” at the regional science fair (NWSE)
8. Finalist in the Intel-International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, CA
9. <em>3rd place</em> in Microbiology at the Intel-International Science and Engineering Fair</p>

<p>WORK EXPERIENCE:
1. Dishwasher at local cafe (11): 6 hours/week (November 2010 – June 2011)
2. Tutor at the Kumon Math & Reading Center (11-12): 3-4 hours/week (November 2010 – present)
3. Summer Intern at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (11): 40hrs/week, 8 weeks (June 2011 – August 2011)
4. Busser at Biscuits Café (12): ~4-5 hours/week (August 2011 – present) </p>

<p>VOLUNTEERING:
1. Research Volunteer at the Oregon Health & Science University (11-12): 200+ hours
2. Oregon Food Bank: 50+ hours
3. School Events/NHS Associated Volunteer Opportunities: 20+ hours</p>

<p>OTHER:
1. Partnership in Scientific Inquiry Course at the Oregon Health & Science University; met once a week for the entire spring semester
2. Worked with a mentor in a university research institution all years of my high school career at local universities, a medical school, and research institutions.</p>

<p>Bump..I'll chance back!!</p>

<p>aaaah I don't like to do this.. but bump...</p>

<p>You've got good chances for schools this competitive. Your ACT isn't outstanding, your APs are good and your ECs, mainly the research and science fairs, are excellent. </p>

<p>please chance me back
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<p>Thank you! I wrote back to you!</p>

<p>anyone else have some thoughts?</p>

<p>A ton of science EC's will definitely help you for these schools. (I'm assuming you're intending on majoring in biology or something along those lines) ACT is good, but why no SAT. Cornell and Chicago are both ridiculously hard chances but with your ECs and if you kill your essay, I think you will have a favorable chance at both!</p>

<p>Yep I'm planning on a biology related major. And my SAT is lower.. so I don't want to show colleges at all!!</p>

<p>anyone else have any input/thoughts?? Thank you!!!</p>

<p>University of Chicago-low match
Cornell-match</p>

<p>Your extracurriculars are amazing and GPA and ACT are decent. Good luck!</p>

<p>Chance me back please!</p>

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<p>Great chances at both! :)</p>

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<p>"University of Chicago-low match"</p>

<p>Hmmmmmm.......
am i missing something (hooks) here?</p>

<p>8700 applicants for U Chicago EA</p>

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

<p>This kind of depends on the rigor of your school's curriculum, but I would say that you definitely have a decent shot at UChicago. Your ACT's a bit low, but your EC and GPA are very solid. Good luck!</p>