I am an upcoming senior in a very small high school, and I am wondering what my chances of getting into certain schools are. If it matters, I plan to major in one of the sciences and obtain my Bachelor’s, then go to PA school. I have mainly chosen reaches (because I plan to write a KILLER essay that I’ve been working on for some time), mixed in with some matches and safeties. They are listed in order of approximate difficulty.
Brown University (I am going to their summer program and applying early decision. Will this help?)
Wake Forest University
UNC at Chapel Hill
University of Connecticut
George Washington University
High Point University
Xavier University (my mother is an alumnus here).
What you should know about me:
Cumulative GPA for junior year: 4.24.
I got a 29 on the ACT, but I have two more chances to take it and my goal is a 32.
I took every available honors course every year of high school except for this year, where I took 3/4.
I was in band and choir.
I’ve played piano for the music academy in my city since Junior High and won several awards.
I am in National Honor Society.
I am a member of the Chick Fil A Leadership Academy.
I was on the high honor roll every year.
I was chosen to go to Beacon Orthopedics for a cadaver lab where I got to participate alongside a surgeon.
I volunteered at the animal clinic near me for two years.
I’ve also done at least one sport every year, but just for the fun of it.
Note: I was told early on in high school that I shouldn’t just jump into volunteer programs and take every opportunity, but instead focus on the ones I was passionate about, which is why this list is somewhat limited and specific.