<p>Hi! I'm a rising high school senior from Alabama. I'm very interested in UNC but I have a couple of questions.</p>
<p>I'd assume the competition for scholarships is pretty fierce. Do "most" people get merit-based aid? Can anyone tell me, based on my stats, how likely I am to get any money? I will probably get a full ride to UA, so cost is a HUGE factor in my college choices.</p>
<p>Also, I've heard that OOS students sometimes don't like the school as much because they feel left out or something. Any truth to that rumor?</p>
<p>Also, more importantly, I was wondering if I even really stand a chance of getting into Chapel Hill.</p>
<p>(I just sort of copy/pasted this part from a thread I posted on the Georgia Tech board. I hope that's okay.)</p>
<p>My UW GPA for core classes only is 3.378 and cumulatively (including electives) it's a 3.476. If it matters, I attend a magnet school that's ranked the 20th "best" high school (4th for magnets) in the country by US News, so it's kind of hard. I'm not sure how UNC weights classes. By my school's system, I'd have W core of 4.178 and W cumulative of 4.095.</p>
<p>Overall, for my academic classes, I think I've made 6 A's and 9 B's. I made two B's in half-credit electives also (required Art I and Drivers' Ed), though I made A's in half-credit Research, Speech, and Debate and Health, as well as full year Yearbook, PE, and Creative Writing. Again, though, I have no idea if electives even matter.</p>
<p>My AP classes are as follows.
10th grade: US History (didn't take the exam)
11th grade: Lang/Comp (4?), Biology (definite pass, no idea about score), French (fail), Euro History (3-4), Cal AB (2-3) -- I also took Environmental Science (pass), though I did not take the class
12th grade: Lit, Physics or Chem (haven't decided), US Gov, Stats -- I may also take the APUSH or Comp Gov exams</p>
<p>I took the ACT once, in Oct 2009. I scored a 33 composite, with subscores of: 34 English, 33 Science, 32 Math, 32 Reading, and 31 Combined Writing and English.
I took the SAT once, in May 2010. I scored a 2250, with subscores of: 790 CR, 690 M, and 770 W.
I scored a 214 on the PSAT, which will qualify me for NM/NA. I am biracial so I will qualify for both.</p>
<p>My ECs are scholars bowl (9, 10), forensics (9-12, in which I have won numerous awards), student council (9-12), MUN (9-12, I am now chairing our school's invitational and helping to form a new annual conference), Government Club/mock trial (10), yearbook/Quill & Scroll (10, 12), Green Club (10, the only year it existed), Heritage Club (10), French Club (9-12), NHS (10-12), French Honor Society (9-12). I might also do Science/Enviro Bowl next year. I won a literary award last year for a short story I wrote. I used to volunteer at the Department of Archives and History and I might volunteer at a center for children this summer.</p>
<p>Any guidance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you all in advance!</p>