Do I Even Have A Chance @ Acceptance?

<p>Im kinda new to this site, and while my main goal at the moment is to get into a decent college, Im not as hip to the selection process as Im sure many of you guys are.</p>

<p>Do I have a chance at getting into UNC-Chapel Hill, Tulane, Case, NYU, Berkeley, or any other good school with my stats:</p>

<p>For what its worth I am Black</p>

<p>SAT: 1360 (M=610,V=750) Planning to take both english SAT 2's
Studied abroad in France (4 months)
GPA: 3.8
Approximately 14% class rank
Taking 11 college courses
100+ community service hours
A good number of EC's</p>

<p>Thanks for the help!</p>

<p>At Chapel Hill and Berkeley I think it really helps to be in-state.</p>

<p>At the other schools, I think your chances are excellent. Good luck!</p>

<p>Thanks I appreciate it</p>

<p>UNC-Chapel Hill...Good
NYU...Very Good
Case Western...Excellent

<p>Other schools you should look at:
Duke U...Good
John's Hopkins...Very Good
Notre Dame...Very Good
Colby...Very Good
Bates...Very Good
Vanderbilt...Very Good
Emory...Very Good
Vassar...Very Good
Carnagie Mellon...Very Good
Wesleyan U...Very Good
Grinnell...Very Good
Oberlin...Very Good
DePauw U...Excellent
Wake Forest...Excellent
Trinity C...Excellent
Denison U...Excellent
Furman U...Excellent</p>

<p>Just a range for you to check out. Hope this helps.</p>

<p>I REALLY appreciate your response (I know for a fact it wasn't a cakewalk to to type).</p>

<p>Ive recently been granted a full ride scholarship at Howard University, as a black male, to be given this scholarship from a prestigious HBCU such as Howard is an honor to say the very least.</p>

<p>But as an aspiring doctor would it help for me to attend a big name school, as far as residencies go. This has been a problem of mine for some time and an honest, objective opinion (my h.s conselor is a Howard alum.) would be a breath of fresh air.</p>

<p>Well, do you like DC? I highly recommend The George Washington University. You stand a good chance at admittance without your URM status, but I think you can qualify for scholarships. Tulane WILL give you a scholarship most likely with your stats.</p>

<p>I have to add that UC berkely is a reach. They don't use Affirmative action, and out of state there is near impossible. 99% of their entire freshman class is in the top 10%, so you are most likely not getting in there. Ditto for UNC chapel hill.</p>

<p>Instead of going for out of state schools, I think you should aim for mostly privates. With your URM status, you stand a great chance of scholarships at almost anywhere.</p>

<p>What do you want to study? Do you want an urban environment?</p>

<p>biology; bioinformatic, biotechnoly, (anything with biology basically)</p>

<p>I would love an urban environment, but the quality of the education is most important in my book</p>

<p>It's interesting that you should mention Georgetown, because I was told by one of my teachers that I couldn't get in (He meant nothing by it, and was just looking out for my best interest).</p>

<p>You may want to retake that SAT and get at least a 1400. That would make you alot more eligible, even though you still have a decent chance with that 1360.</p>

<p>Im not a star at math, so I was thinking that instead of taking the SAT 1 over Id just do both english SAT2s. Isn't that just as good?</p>

you need to check individual colleges for which SAT II's they require or recommend. You might try taking a practice math test for IIC or IC; you should be able to improve your score with some prep. The SAT II math is not as 'tricky' as SAT I math, and you may do better on in. If you are thinking of a bio major, some schools might want to see that as an SAT II. Again, you will have to check school by school. Some want any 3, some want writing, some want writing + math + another, some want writing + math + science. </p>

<p>We visited Colby and Bowdoin - both are actively looking for diversity and qualified applicants. If you can stand cold weather, I would recommend both - but they are pretty rural.</p>

<p>You should try taking the ACT too.</p>