Do you think I could make it to Princeton (junior)?

<p>I know that Princeton is a long shot for anyone, but I love the school and I'm wondering how you think I compare to other applicants at this point. Any input is appreciated :)</p>

<p>Gender: Female
Race: White
Location: East Coast
Competitive public high school (ranked in the top 100 nationally)
Income: 750,000+</p>

<p>PSAT: 226 (above the cutoff in my state for National Merit Finalist)
SAT: 2320 (will retake-I should get 2350+)
GPA: 97.5 average unweighted (my school doesn't weight grades)</p>

<p>Junior Year Schedule and projected AP score:
-AP Lang (4 or 5)
-APUSH (5)
-AP Biology (5)
-AP Physics C (5)
-AP Psychology (5)</p>

<p>Senior Year Schedule:
-AP Government
-AP Literature
-AP Spanish
-AP Calculus BC
-AP Biology
-AP Studio

-President of 4 clubs (and member since freshman year)
-Varsity track (8,9,10,11)
-Varsity tennis (9,10,11 and 2-year captain)
-8 years of guitar
-Volunteering at art gallery
-Volunteering at animal shelter
-Art classes with professor at local university
-Peer mentor (10,11)
-Math club (9,10,11)
-Summer internship at local hospital (10)</p>

-American chemical society award (10,11)
-Scholastic art and writing awards (11)
-Ribbons at school fine arts festival (9,10)
-School English award (9)
-School art award (10)</p>

<p>Let me know what you think, and if you have any suggestions for what I should do to improve!</p>

<p>Why on Earth are you retaking a 2320... You won't get in to Princeton because you are retaking a 2320.</p>

<p>My question is, why and how on earth are you president of FOUR clubs.</p>

<p>Pretentious troll detected(?)</p>

<p>^Exactly what I thought! But then I was like, nah. Trolls always post all perfect scores.</p>

<p>I'm more curious about OP's parents' jobs. 750,000+....?</p>

<p>Well, I'm not a troll (I promise) and my dad is the second in command at his law firm. I'm pretty organized so the club presidencies aren't that bad but it gets a little overwhelming at times, but I like all of them so it's okay.</p>

<p>In all seriousness, exactly HOW did you get to be President of 4 clubs? I mean, were you elected, or volunteered? Did others vie for the same position? No faculty (or other students) objected to a single student taking 4 key leadership roles? (I believe many high schools may frown upon this -- although I realize colleges likely love it). </p>

<p>Also, may I ask, "Why do you want to attend Princeton as what I am assuming is your first choice of school?" (Do you live in NJ?)</p>

<p>It won't matter that she's the president of four clubs if she doesn't convince Princeton that she has a certain type of passion relating to those clubs. EC-wise she looks like a jack-of-all-trades but master of none because there isn't any evident focus. Good chances obviously, though.</p>

<p>Go to the chance threads</p>

jack-of-all-trades but master of none


<p>I was thinking the same thing</p>

<p>There's no point in retaking the SAT. If anything it would just come off as you being insecure and trying to convince them that you're "good enough" by trying to get an even higher score than one that only a few people can achieve.</p>

<p>First of all
Wrong subforum</p>

<p>Second of all, you don't come off as passionate about any of the things you've listed. So it's either the cold, emotionless medium of the internet, or you're not really into any of your clubs and are just doing them because you think it'll look good.</p>

<p>It's not like you have no chances at all, and you'll likely find yourself at a good institution in the future, but what makes you think that you stand out against the thousands of equally, if not more qualified individuals applying to Princeton every year?</p>

<p>damn you're rich</p>

<p>Can I live with your family? So rich.</p>

<p>Your EC's are too scattered, tone it down.</p>

<p>i was going to chime in but everyone's been great at covering the bases.
i do hope you have strong-rooted passions because slaving over ECs isn't the only way to get into Princeton.
additionally, i recommend looking up 'signal theory in high school students zhongwen.' (the website is called zhongwen.) it's a great study, but i'm not sure if i can link it here.</p>

<p>Essentially what all the above posters are saying is that you have to have a passion in order to be admitted to these Ivy league schools. They want somebody who has made a difference and continues to make a difference in the lives of other people as well as their own. Every year they get 4.0 students with perfect extracurriculars and near perfect sat scores such as yours, so essentially you are going to have to do something to make you stand out from the crowd. You are asking us to chance you for princeton, I don't think we can accurately do that since we don't know YOU as a person, so we wouldn't be able to tell exactly if you're going to be admitted. Remember the admissions process is mostly holistic, so we cannot exactly predict based on just numbers. But anyways, good luck applying!</p>

<p>She'll get in because she'll be full pay tuition lols.</p>

<p>The fact that you think it matters whether you have a 2320 or a 2350 means you're not ready for college, let alone Princeton</p>