<p>Hey, I am currently a high school student in Denmark(5.5 mil. inhabitants). I have been looking into Wharton and thought that it was perfect, so I am wondering what my chances are.
The system in Denmark is different, so please bear with me. I can't really post much stats, just text.
I go to an elite high school, it's the best in Denmark. The school is actually much alike Wharton undergrad, it combines liberal arts with business and is focused on project-oriented leadership. There are various Economics subjects as well. We also individually get mentored 4 times a year by a CEO from a big company. Only 60 students attend the school and 20% drop out, because of the difficulty. Some students travel for hours just to get there, it's really the peach of young danish academics.
In Denmark we don't have all kinds of competitions, clubs, awards etc etc. Extra-curricular activities and school life are strictly separated. I wonder if that's a problem?</p>
<p>Individually, I skipped a grade and have top-top grades, most likely the best grade average in the entire country. It's difficult when I can't give you the stats, but that should say it, perfect score in almost everything.
Normal high schools in Denmark have 4 A-level subjects, the elite school has 6.
I am also a minority, most people from the Persian minority in Denmark are criminals and uneducated. On top of that, I am an immigrant and I lived for years in an asylum center. My parents fled from the dictatorship in Iran and my father went to jail for political crimes. He made a theatre, which was critical of the islamic regime.</p>
<p>I speak English, Persian(read and write the arabic letters), Danish, Norwegian and German.</p>
<p>My leadership abilities are great and people call me the Iranian Martin Luther King because of my charisma and excellent rhetorical and speech-giving abilities. I am absolutely not a robot, despite my excellent grades/stats. My curiosity is my drive and I don't work like a horse, because I want to 'be somebody', but because I am very curious and try to learn new things all the time.</p>
<p>I need perhaps 1/3 financial aid, but not sure about the exact amount.</p>
<p>Sorry if it's a bit atypical and essayish for a "Chances" thread, but it's not just all about stats, especially when things are radically different over here.</p>
<p>So, what are my chances?</p>