Chances in NY

<p>hey what's up. i'd like to know where you guys think i stand currently. i am apply to gwu, northwestern, brown, nyu, and bu. thanks</p>

<p>SAT: 710M, 740CR, 750W (highest so far, taken it twice and my gc says take it again)</p>

<p>II's: 740Bio M, 750Physics, 710U.S., 650Chem (taking again in fall), Math II in fall</p>

<p>AP: 3Euro, 5U.S., 5PhysicsB</p>

<p>GPA: 3.78UW (I think); no rank</p>

<p>Taken toughest classes to date, next year:
AP Calc BC, AP Stat, AP Spanish B, AP English, AP Government, AP Macro/Micro, AP Chem.</p>

<p>Various extracurriculars:</p>

<p>trumpet since 6th grade: lead in jazz and symphonic bands and symphonic orchestra, co-president of jazz band, done nyssma festival 4 times, plan to do all county/all state next year</p>

<p>newspaper - managing editor, previously ent section editor</p>

<p>spent all summers of high school taking classes (bio, precalc, etc.)
volunteered at hospital, working in a engineering lab this summer (interning)
planning to do intel, siemens westinghouse, and isef next year</p>

<p>member of national honor society, national spanish honor society, tri-m music honor society, and nshss or something</p>

<p>various clubs and stuff: environmental club, medical club, rotary/interact, science research, mathletes, anti bias club (i hold positions in a few of these like vp etc.)</p>

<p>i've also won some awards in like science research over the years (honorable mention, merit at local fairs) and a medal for doing well on the national latin exam and spanish exams and stuff, but so far, nothing spectacular or anything. </p>

<p>p.s. if you wanna throw in some other schools, that would be great.</p>

<p>forgot to mention, I am a student from a pretty competitive school (even though its public) in Long Island,NY, where all the other schools are also very competitive. Will this help/hurt me and what should i do to look better. Thanks</p>

<p>what hs do u go to?</p>

<p>i go to mineola you</p>

<p>wheatley...your clubs and everything were just like ours so I didn't know if you went here too</p>

<p>wow we're neighbors</p>

<p>Apply to Rice/Baylor! I'd love to have more LI-ers in the program with me.</p>

<p>You might want to try to do some more health/medicine related stuff in the coming year, both for your own experience and to have something to talk about in the interviews. Maybe your family doctor would let you shadow? Or take an EMT course, volunteer in a clinic, etc.</p>

<p>Are you working at Garcia this summer?</p>

<p>nah i was rejected haha. rice/baylor, it's too hot in texas lol.</p>

<p>lol, about Garcia. I did the program, and it was only so-so, so don't worry about it.</p>

<p>It's hot in the summer, but you aren't there for most of that. And the winters are quite lovely. Doesn't sunbathing in March sound nice? I'm just saying, Rice/Baylor is, in my (biased) opinion, the best combined program in the country. So think twice before you completely dismiss it!</p>