Chances Please?

<p>Hey there guys,</p>

<p>Here are my stats:
Frosh Year: No honors. No AP. 3.33 GPA. My only club was Young Democrats. I was a slacker to say the least.
English: B+
Spanish II: B+
Physics: B
World History: B+
Algebra 1: A-</p>

<p>Sophomore Year: I matured greatly here. No honors or AP, but I did really well:
English 10: A
Spanish III: A-
World History II: A
Chemistry: A-
Geometry: A
Tis a 3.88 GPA. This year, I got really into everything. Joined the newspaper, debate team, World Politics Club, Young Democrats, and the Key Club. I completed over 200 hours of community service as well.
Took Algebra II with Trigonometry over the summer and got an A.</p>

<p>Junior Year:
English 11 Honors: A
Spanish IV: A
European History AP: A
Pre-Calculus: A-
Biology: A
It is a 3.94 UW GPA and a 4.24 W GPA. I still completed the community service, which is what I am dedicated to. As you can see, I slacked around Frosh year and matured greatly Sophomore year. Cared about school. In Junior Year, I still stayed in debate, newspaper, World Politics, Young Democrats, and the Key Club. I also made it on Model UN. Also, a bunch of debating awards. I am a lawyer hopeful. I interned at a Law Office. Overall, it is a 3.71/3.81 I UW/W I believe.</p>

<p>Senor Year Courses:
English 12 AP
Spanish IV Honors
American History AP
Chemistry AP</p>

<p>I got a 2240 on my SAT's and a 34 on my ACT's. My essays are absolutely amazing (heh, I am modest), and my recs were very good to excellent as well. I was the VP Junior Year and Senior Year as well. I live in Florida. Rank is top 20%. Also, I am in the process of writing a mafioso book, and have been a Powerseller on eBay for quite awhile (not sure if I should include hahah).</p>

<p>Thanks a lot guys!</p>

<p>Adult here, as should be obvious from my screen name. Kids are rougher on each other, but honestly you sound very "NYU" to me! You matured academically after 9th grade and then didn't let yourself down; stayed steady, no roller coasters. Adults understand that; it's the opposite directionality that's upsetting. You have high grades and SAT's, plenty of community activity/service/passion, a focus of concern (law, even if it changes, your activities to date back it up). You make sense, in other words, and the pieces and parts fit together, all within their high expectations for grades and scores. Although you sound like you have confidence you are also about more than just yourself, as evidenced in your choices for spare time activities. Confidence and independence are necessary to negotiate NYC, so I hope they view you as well as I did. I hope your dreams come true.</p>

<p>Thanks a lot, paying3tuitions. I had an interview that went incredibly well. I know it may sound cheesy, but I love doing community service and seeing the satisfaction on the elderly's face when they see me. I appreciate the lengthy post!</p>

<p>pardon my asking, plzacceptmeYO, but how did you arrange an NYU interview?</p>

<p>It wasn't an official interview, per se, but my aunt knows somebody at NYU that spoke to me pretty briefly about my interests. Do I have any chance at Stern? I doubt it, but maybe?</p>