Do I have a chance at Dartmouth?

<p>Well I'm applying ED to Princeton, but I'm not so confident about it. Brown and Dartmouth are my next choices, and I was wondering if I had a chance at Dartmouth?</p>

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<p>School Type: Public
Location: PA
Race/Gender: African American/Black
Prospective Major: Political Science and Economics
Weighted GPA: 4.333
Class rank: 11 of 297 </p>

<p>SAT I Scores
SAT I Math: 740
SAT I Verbal: 610 </p>

<p>SAT II Scores
SAT II Writing: Oct
SAT II U.S. History: Oct
SAT II Math IIC: Oct </p>

<p>Long-form Info</p>

<p>Extracurricular Info
-JV Basketball (10th) </p>

-Journalism Club (9th)
-Baseball Club (10th)
-Key Club (11th)
-FBLA (9th-12th)
-On advisory board
-Forensics (12th) </p>

-Volunteer at YMCA (9th-12th 500 hours)
-Writer for Student Sun (9th grade 75 hours) </p>

-Employed at McDonalds (Summer of 9th grade up to fall of 10th grade) </p>

Sports Editor for school newspaper (12th) </p>

<p>I tutor math to kids in my grade that did not pass the state standardized tests (12th)
-Twice a week for 30 minutes at a time </p>

<p>Helped organize a school fundraiser for African kids to get vaccines (12th) </p>


<p>Other Info
Notes (in case this might be a bonus on my college app): </p>

<p>Accepted into "Amherst College Diversity Open House" -They're flying me out for a weekend, etc </p>

<p>Applying to Swarthmore Discovery Weekend </p>

<h2>Retaking SAT I in Nov, Taking SAT IIs in Oct </h2>

<p>National: </p>

<p>National Achievement Scholar (Top 5% of African Americans that took the PSAT) </p>

<p>National Society of High School Scholars </p>

<p>National Honor Roll </p>

<p>Microsoft Certified </p>

<p>Who's Who Among American High School Scholars </p>

<p>State: </p>

<p>"You can't do better than As"-Big 33 </p>

<p>Region: </p>

<p>Regional: 3rd place in Technology Concepts (Qualified for state competition)
4th place in Business Calculations </p>

<p>School: </p>

<p>Distinguished Honor Roll for 6 straight semesters </p>

<p>2nd place in Calculus Math League </p>

I was selected to the Rotary Student of the Month Program. They take the top 8 males and females, and they send them out of school to lunch to meet and conference with businessmen and businesswomen. It is based on class rank I believe. </p>

<h2>Some other school awards that I will add later if I need to </h2>

AP Calc AB: 5
AP U.S. History: 3 (horrible I know) </p>

<p>Senior Classes:
1st semester
Spanish 4
AP English 1
AP Bio 1
Honors Chemistry </p>

<p>2nd semester:
AP English 2
Spanish 5
Living with Art (mandatory fine art class)
BFS ('Advanced' Gym Class)</p>

<p>Hey man, I'm in a situation very much like yourself. Cept I really wanna go to Duke or Columbia instead of your Princeton and Brown. Your stats seem really similar to mine so I'll tell you what my counselor told me. Colleges like Dartmouth really look for their applicants to be "unique" and bring that unique aspect to help "build" their atmosphere. Doesn't mean too much, I know. I'd definately raise those SAT scores or at least try. I've heard that you can just submit your ACT scores and forego the SAT scores. My SAT scores are almost identical to yours cept I have a 34 on my ACT so I'll prolly only send that one in. I really like your EC's though that stands out in my view. I think that you should be fine, but admissions are never reliable. Just keep up your hard work and hopefully you'll end up wherever you want. Good luck.</p>

<p>You seem fine. One thing NOT put National Honor Roll and Who's Who on your application. It's basically meaningless.</p>

<p>Don't place on your application other college programs which you have been accepted to. If you apply to Amherst, you have a 75% chance of being accepted because you passed the first hurdle and got accepted into the Diversity Open house.</p>

<p>The Adcoms and Amherst, Williams and Dartmouth all know each other pretty well because especially when it comes to people of color (especially black men) the pool of candidates is so small. I usually don't weigh in on chances questions outside of the realm of general advice and to let students know that it takes all kind of people to build a class.</p>

<p>What does your unweighted GPA look like, because in the end everything will be unweighted because of the expectation that if you are applying to a selective school that you would be taking the most rigerous courses and doing well .</p>