Chances with a 3.7 GPA?

<p>Gender: Female
Ethnicity: African-American
High School Junior
First-Generation College Student
GPA- 3.7
Class Percentile Rank: Top 15% [ Could move up or down at the end of this year; aiming for top 10%]</p>

<p>Extracurriculars
(* Indicates leadership position)</p>

<p>National Honor Society
Interact Club(Possibly <em>)
Global Community Club</em>
Prestigious Ladies Of Power*</p>

<p>Volunteer Work
-Private Tutor (February 2011-Present)
-Open Door Reach out and Read(Reading to Children) [ August 2009- June 2010]
-Volunteer Ambulance Corps[Present]
-Book Buddies Program</p>

<p>Internships:
Summer of 2012- Internship at local medical center</p>

<p>Sports
Varsity Cheerleading( Possibly *)[August 2009-Present]-Goes from August to November every year
Varsity Track [ December 2011-Present]-goes through June. Will continue next year as well. </p>

<p>OTHER</p>

<p>STEP Program( Science and Technology Entry Program) [ January 2006-Present]
-Runs through the summer and two Saturdays a month for 6 hours each; after school twice a week; Includes conferences, workshops, college trips, etc. Large amount of time devoted to it. </p>

<p>Honors/Awards/Achievements</p>

<p>UCA All American Cheerleader 2009, 2010, 2011
ACT So Bronze Medal Photography
High Honor Roll 2009, 2010, 2011
Awards from STEP 2006-Present</p>

<p>What do you think my chances at Rice will be?
-I'm sorry, I know not all of the information is included, such as how good my recommendations and essays are, but I would appreciate it if you would give it your best shot. </p>

<p>*Expressed a lot of interest in Rice University i.e. class visits, overnight stay, information session, campus tour, and will schedule an interview.</p>

<p>Courseload: Very rigorous.
GPA stated above in unweighted.</p>

<p>Do well on the ACT/SAT, improve your class rank just a little bit (top 10% is ideal but if you're top 15% that's still really good and won't hurt you much, especially because of Rice's holistic admissions program), and make sure the subjective aspects of your app are good and you have a good shot. Nothing much that we can say beyond that.</p>

<p>Do you think you might want to talk to the track coaches at Rice? That might help too if you're interested in running in college.</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>See some of the responses here: <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/rice-university/1282644-3-6-gpa-good-enough-get-into-rice.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/rice-university/1282644-3-6-gpa-good-enough-get-into-rice.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>It's definitely worth a shot, especially if you have an upward trend in your GPA. If you continue doing well, the number itself will also go up a bit.</p>

<p>First-generation college student and URM status will also provide a bit of a bump.</p>