Duke, Vandy, UC's

<p>Hey... give me yur opinions, here are my stats:</p>

<p>SAT I:
760 Math
720 Verbal</p>

<p>SAT II (retaking in November):
710 Math IIC
710 Writing
640 Physics</p>

<p>4.18 Weighted
3.75 Unweighted</p>

<p>Ranked 22 out of about 250</p>

<p>Took almost the hardest schedule availabe at my school, here are my AP scores:
5 English language, 4 Calc AB, 3 Physics B</p>

<p>EC's: Eagle scout, Track (will probably run in college, can compete D-I), Youth group, Community service/missionary work.</p>

<p>I'm applying to these schools: Duke, Rice, Northwestern, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Washington University, Notre Dame, UCLA, UC Berkeley.</p>

<p>Also: National merit commended, used to play the oboe (schedule conflict kept me from being in the band this year), have worked as a lifeguard and a football coach... I think that's it.</p>


<p>Duke: Slight Reach
Rice: Match
Northwestern: Match
Wake Forest: Safe Match (?)
Vanderbilt: Match (?)
Washington University: Safe Match
Notre Dame: Safe Match
UCLA: Match
UCB: Match</p>

<p>also... im sort of a legacy for Duke and Wash U, my aunt used to do a lot of local admissions work for Duke and my sis does admissions work (interviews, etc.) for Wash U</p>

<p>I'd be more conservative and treat Duke, Rice, Northwestern, Berkeley, and Wash U as "reach". While your SAT I is great, your SAT II are just alright. Your ECs are not very spectacular but if you do have the ability to compete at D-I, then it'd open up everything because even the average SAT for athletes at Duke/Northwestern is just around 1200. I went to Northwestern and I know they LOVE to see good responds to their own essay topics (they don't accept common application). A great one can get you in.</p>