Chances of getting into MIT

<p>I was thinking of applying to MIT but I'm not sure if I would get in. I don't have sports or instruments commitments, but I am part of a selective community volunteer program and I do lots of volunteering for that. I am a rising senior with GPA UW 4.29 and W 4.33 and SAT score of 2310 old scale 1530. Should I take the SAT again and do I have a chance at getting into MIT? I got a 720 in french subject sat test but 3 on AP exam. Got two 5s for econ though.</p>

<p>What's your SAT breakdown? If it is well-balanced, there is no need to retake. MIT does, however, require a math Subject Test and a science Subject Test.</p>

<p>I don't know how to interpret your GPA. What's your class rank? Can you list out your extracurricular activities? What's your location? Your gender? Your race/ethnicity?</p>

<p>Exactly. Provide us more information.</p>

<p>98-100 A+ 4.3
93-97 A 4.0
90-92 A- 3.7
87-89 B+ 3.3
etc. etc.
Weighting of 1.0 for AP classes added onto GPA</p>

<p>SAT: CR=730 (I was considering retaking to bring this one up)

<p>Location: D.C
Class rank unknown though my school does rank
Planning on taking Maths Level 2 in October and either Physics of Chem SatII tests</p>

<p>Extracurricular activites: volunteering, activities coordinator of french club, fitness club, key club, national french honour society, tennis/badminton (out of school and non competitive), am doing internship at insurance company working on flood risk later this summer.</p>

<p>Well, your SAT is just fine, so you can quit worrying about that. As far as I know, your CR is right in the middle for MIT and seeing as how it is primarily focused on the applied sciences, math would be more important in my opinion. Looking at your EC's, I don't see anything spectacular, so MIT seems a bit out of reach. It looks like you are interested more in the humanities anyway, why apply to MIT if you don't mind me asking?</p>

<p>Am I interested in a Maths and Science degree but I enjoy languages as well but am not interested in doing in a major in french. What kinds of "spectacular" EC's do they look for anyway?</p>

<p>I don't know, something that really shows you're passionate about something. I mean, I'm sure you're passionate, but I didn't see that in your ec's. However, you may be able to explain your passions in an essay. Me for example, I'm very passionate about children (I want to be a childhood immunologist/infectious disease doctor) so many of my ECs, volunteer work, and job involve children. You can express your other interests too, but I didn't see YOU in your ecs.</p>