Crummy SAT scores :/

<p>Now don't laugh at me...
I applied to Stanford, USC, UCLA, UCB, UCI, UCSD, UCSB
and my SAT score is 1790.</p>

<p>I know, it sucks major balls.</p>

<p>But I have a total GPA of 3.9 taking rigorous, advanced classes
I've been a photographer for 5 years
won a local art contest
participated in a deb program
traveled the world
Community relations/interact club member for 4 years
have really good recs from teachers/counselors.
volunteer at church, homeless shelter, and retirement home
i'm black (wooh!)</p>

<p>I think i have more "edge" than I do good scores. I'm interesting as a personality but my SAT scores aren't that hot and i'm hoping that makes me a good candidate to be admitted into a school like Stanford even though they usually admit geniuses with 5.0s and perfect SAT scores who got 5s on all their AP tests...</p>

<p>what do you all think?</p>

<p>happy halloween!</p>

<p>With SAT's that low you've got to have a MAJOR hook. Not saying that it is impossible, but Standford, UCLA, USC, and UCB are very high reaches. Good luck - you've definitely got a shot at UCI USCD and UCSB</p>