Chances..Harvard RD

<p>Can I get in?---Chinese 12th grade dude from Idaho (I don't grow potatoes)
biochem major</p>

<p>gpa = 4.0 uw
school doesn't rank
SAT1 = 1600 first attempt
SAT2 chem = 800, math2c = 800, writing = 800
AP's: chem=5, us history=5, calc ab=5
APs this year: bio, stat, gov, physics</p>

<p>EC's: Not stellar...
-president 'o chess club
-been on my team's "scholastic bowl" since 10th grade
-violin player/teacher: local orchestras, one student of my own </p>

<p>Awards: few and far between...
-national merit semifinals
-science award B&L from U. of Rochester
-won a few violin awards like to scholaship to a Wash. DC music camp, all-northwest & all-state (have you heard of that?), Wyoming violin competition...</p>

<p>Recommendations & essays: uncertain...</p>

<p>Oh yeah, I've also lived in Texas and Wyoming in 9th grade</p>

<p>You're an absolute stud, and, comming from Idaho, I'd say your a lock.</p>

<p>Why are you even asking if you have a chance?</p>

<p>My ECs are weak/nonexistent...my essay-wrtiting abilities are on par with those of a garden rake...I'm an Azn male...</p>

<p>Should I still bother to apply, or will I just be buying a $65 rejection letter?</p>

<p>k sure ure app would be better with a few more ECs.
But I'd still give u a solid 50% chance for Harvard. Ure test scores are WILD. And if u scored 800 for the Verbal SAT and writing sat, u cant be that bad at essay writing. True, Harvard says that they reject thousands of valedictorians and 1600ers every year. Whatever. If u don't apply, then nobody will!
Take me for instance. My scores are lower (1520 sat&3.96uw gpa) though i do have a few solid ECs (music among others) and CS. Does that mean i stand a better chance than u do? I dont think so... But u can bet your ass i'm gonna be trying Harvard ;)
PS: are u a good speaker? the interview can seriously improve your chances. u don't need to brag about ec's and stuff, just show that ure a cool person.</p>

<p>Your scores almost seem fake. You have a good chance.</p>

<p>I'd say a solid 40% chance, or maybe even 50%, depends on the applicant pool this year</p>

<p>Hey, thanx for advice, I also play CS...maybe if I used that time to volunteer or something I'd have a good shot.</p>

<p>You mean counter-strike? Cool, i play it in my comp prog class on the LAN.</p>

<p>nice---CS w/out lag in school...it doesn't get much better than that
do you have the new CS:Source?</p>

<p>lool by CS i meant community sevice. but then i also play counterstrike loool.
great game!!!</p>

<p>You're in; don't even bother asking us... seriously.</p>

<p>No, i don't have the new CS: Source....but yeah, you have a good chance at acceptance because your high scores make up for ECs and Awards...forshizzle.</p>

<p>You Have No Chance At All. You Will Never Get In. You And That Other Indian Kid Who Sits Next To You Will Not Beat Me Into Rice! Never! I Will Victor Even Though You Sat Is 230 Points Higher Than Mine! Never! See My Fist!!</p>

<p>Rice is so damn easy to get into</p>

<p>High five... welcome to the "4000 club" :-P</p>

<p>Obviously you need to apply. Write good essays about non-extracurricular things. Paint yourself as an academic. Talk about books you've read, discussions you've had, theories you believe in. Nearly all non-Ivy schools (and a few of the Ivies too) will be blown away by your test scores, so chill... there's no pressure.</p>

<p>succor102, you're such a show-off! :) j/k dude... Anyways, I don't doubt your stats, but I do doubt the purpose of this thread.</p>

<p>
[quote]
my essay-wrtiting abilities are on par with those of a garden rake

[/quote]
How the sentence is written and what it says are really ironic.</p>

<p>Anyways, well-done on your 4000! I'm currently at 3200... hope to join the club soon...</p>