Do I have a shot in-state?

<p>I am currently a senior and I just finished applying to UNC Chapel Hill early action. I am very anxious to see my acceptance decision which is to be given out on January 30th. Does it look like I have a decent chance in getting in? I want to major in Biomedical Engineering</p>

<p>-In-state resident
-I am 5/89
-Unweighted GPA: 3.9 Weighted: 4.6
-27 ACT (I took the ACT again and am currently waiting for the results. I'm hoping for a 28-30)
-As for the SAT, I have taken it three times and by looking at my scores, I feel more comfortable with the ACT)
-Treasurer and Volunteer Coordinator of National Honor Society (junior and senior year)
-Senior Secretary in Student Government and Sophomore Representative in Student Government
-Photographer in Yearbook club (Senior Year)
-Did Project Uplift during the summer
-Science Club (Freshmen and Sophomore Year)
-Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer
-200+ hours of volunteering in local hospital
-Excellence in Pre-Calc award
-Excellence in Algebra II award
-Excellence in English IV award
-Excellence in Biology award
-Superintendent Award
-My school doesn't offer AP or IB
-I am took several college courses including
Calculus I, Calculus II, Principles of Microeconomics, Ethics, General Chemistry, General Psychology, English Composition I and II, and many more</p>

<p>Thank You and please be honest!</p>

<p>You really need like a 29 ACT or better. Your grades are great and the breadth of your ECs look good for instate.</p>

<p>I think you have a chance as it stands but hope for higher ACTs to lock you in. If you're interested in BME, are you also applying to NCState? They have a much more comprehensive engineering program than UNC.</p>

<p>Best of luck.</p>

<p>Thanks JohnBlack!</p>

<p>I did apply to NC State, but UNC is my dream school. I have always wanted to attend UNC. NC State is my backup if I do not get in. I really hope I get a 29+ on the ACT now.</p>

<p>Also my sister attended UNC. Does that increase my chances?</p>

<p>Slightly. Don't hope for much. UNC's admissions office said that in-state legacies aren't a big factor. Research shows that peripheral legacies (like a sister, uncle, cousin etc.) do help in admissions although the impact isn't nearly as strong as a primary legacy (i.e. parent that attended undergrad at that institution)</p>

<p>I don't know what JohnBlack is talking are almost definitely going to get in, especially if your essays were good. They place a huge emphasis on essays in admissions. And don't worry too much about test scores. One of my friends is a morehead and still refuses to tell people what she got on her SAT and took it like 6 times. Standardized test scores are absolutely NOT anything that will destroy your application. </p>

<p>Sit back and enjoy your senior year! I would definitely be shocked if you didn't get in (although there are some random highly qualified people who don't...but that's much rarer in-state). And coming from a current freshman, UNC really is as amazing as everybody says. :)</p>

<p>Great grades, class rank, and leadership. Your ACT is a little on the lower side but I'd still be optimistic; it's likely that it went up a point or 2 when you retook it. I'd say overall good chance.
Good luck!</p>

<p>Chance back?</p>

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<p>Thanks you guys! I'm still going to try and increase my ACT score. Sarah I'll chance you back ;).</p>