Cornell: Safety, Match, or Reach? CHANCE ME!

<p>Hey guys
This is what I should have by the time I'm a senior (rising junior now):</p>

<p>Asian Female, PA, not-so-great public school :/</p>

<p>UW GPA: 4.0
W GPA: 4.95
Rank: 2/571</p>

<p>SAT: 760 CR, 800 M, 780 W (2340 Composite)</p>

<p>SAT2: 800 Math 2, 770 Chemistry, 780 USH</p>

<p>Freshman year:
-Honors Biology: A
-Honors English 9: A+
-Honors Alg. 2: A+
-Honors Precalc: A+
-Honors Western Civilization (History): A+
-Intro to Computer Programming: A+
-Spanish 2: A+
-Health/Gym: A+/A+</p>

<p>Sophomore Year:
-Honors Geometry: A+
-AP Calc BC: A+
-Honors U.S. History: A+
-Honors Chemistry: A+
-Honors English 10: A
-Spanish 3: A+
-Health/Gym: A+/A+</p>

<p>Junior Year:
-AP Chemistry: A
-Honors Physics: A+
-AP Statistics: A+
-AP U.S. History: A+
-AP English 11: A+
-Spanish 4: A+
-College to take Calc 3: A+</p>

<p>Senior Year Classes:
-AP English 12: A+
-AP Physics: A
-AP Spanish: A+
-AP Psychology: A+
-AP Microeconomics: A+
-Honors Human Anatomy: A+
-College to take Linear Alg: A+</p>

-varsity swimmer, (co-capt.) 4 years
-summer swimming, 6 years
-science olympiad (capt.), 4 years
-ARML (american regions math league) (Section leader), 4 years
-piano, 12 years
-student council rep, 4 years
-debate team, 3 years
-math team, (capt.) 3 years
-newspaper (Editor) 4 years
-art club, 2 years</p>

-Science Olympiad - 1st in Anatomy, 2nd in Ecology regional level
3rd in Ecology, 5th in Anatomy state level
-ARML - highest achieving female, team won the national championships 2 years in a row
-Swimming - most diligent swimmer award, i hold 4 team records for my summer team
-Piano - lots of national and state awards and recognition
-$3,000 Scholarship Winner to Cedar Crest College for Outstanding Mathematics
-Lehigh University Math Contest Fifth Place Individual
-Art displayed in Bethlehem’s Cultural Arts and Education Center</p>

<p>Community Service:
-300+ hours at Hospital
-50 hours choir piano acccompaniment
-100+ hours teacher's aide for chinese school
-100+ hours summer swim team timer</p>

-MATHCOUNTS teacher at community college
-Private swim coach</p>

<p>Essays should be unique, Interview should go well, but no hooks </p>

<p>Give me an honest opinion, guys!</p>

<p>Definitely a match (and bordering on safety). Your test scores, grades, and ECs are all very strong. If you don't get in, I can't imagine who will.</p>

But I have a question: I've been looking at the results threads, and I found that there are quite a few people who got into HYPSM and got rejected/waitlisted by Cornell. What is up with that?</p>

<p>It seems that Cornell with their 7 different colleges emphasis "fit" more than most. This is why there seems to be numerous cases of students with 3.75 GPA & 1350 SAT's getting in and 4.0 & 1550 students getting rejected. Once you decide which college to apply to you must "sell" how your life experiences, education, and future goals match up with the stated purpose and mission of the college.</p>