Honestly, will I get in?

<h2>I realllllllly want to go to FSU, it is my first choice school. However, since I am from Virginia, out of state, my parents and friends are telling me that i probably wont get accepted. here is my resume</h2>

<pre><code>Academic:
Unweighted GPA 3.70
AP - Language & Composition, Economics, Literature, Government
Honors - Chemistry, Geosystems
Pre AP – English, History

National Honor Society

Athletic:
Varsity Track and Filed
Junior Varsity Basketball
Freshman Basketball

Extracirricular:
Volunteer, Jump Start Program (mentoring 7th graders
adjusting to middle school)
Volunteer, various charity events and school related functions
</code></pre>

<p>Employment:</p>

<pre><code>Giant

Summer 2011
Grocery Store Clerk

Burke and Springfield Youth Club Basketball

2009-Present
Youth Basketball Referee

Self Employed

2008-Present

Disc Jockey
</code></pre>

<p>Other Talents, Awards and Activites:</p>

<p>Proficient Guitar Player (5 years)
Advanced Piano Player (12 years)
AAU Basketball Player (8 years)</p>

<h2>Grassroots Basketball Coach and Manager (6 months)</h2>

<p>My SAT scores are 570 Math, 700 Reading, 610 Writing.
I've also heard that because I'm a black male I have a better chance of getting in but idk how much truth there really is to that. </p>

<p>And if I wouldnt get accepted into FSU what do you think my chances are of getting into UCF?</p>

<p>Thanksss in advance :D</p>

<p>I think you are easily in.</p>

<p>^^i agree^^.
At UCF you are a shoe in as well. Apply early though to UCF, as in before the end of September.</p>

<p>You should be fine getting into FSU, and if anything, getting into UCF will be easier.</p>

<p>Virginia's public colleges (UVA, William & Mary) may be hard to get into out-of-state (they are ranked high on the US News rankings, etc.), but that isn't really true of FSU. Living in Virginia may have skewed your family/friends' opinions.</p>

<p>Only 11% of FSU's students are OOS, but I don't think that that is because of a rule (ex. UNC says only 18-19% of students can be OOS), and is instead because fewer [qualified] OOS students apply. Only half of FSU students have a GPA higher than yours, and your SAT scores are on par or above average.</p>

<p>I think it's true that black males have an advantage applying to some schools. (I think of this as <em>partly</em> because of Historically Black Colleges like Morehouse and Howard.) </p>

<p>Males in general may have the slightest of advantages - 56% of college students/applicants are female (or so ChaCha told me).</p>

<p>well thanks everyone! this is really giving me some relief :)</p>

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Males in general may have the slightest of advantages - 56% of college students/applicants are female (or so ChaCha told me).

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It's true... every time I look at the diversity profile of any college/university, the females always outnumber the males... I don't think I've ever seen an equal ratio or one where the females don't outnumber the males by more than 3 or 4%.</p>

<p>Under Board of Governors regulations, non-Florida resident enrollment across the state university system, now at about 8 percent, is capped at 10 percent. See this article in the tampa paper:</p>

<p>Florida's</a> state universities look at new revenue streams - St. Petersburg Times</p>

<p>Having said that, I think you look pretty good. Make sure you apply for the first admissions cycle. From the gist of the article, I'm not sure you can count on a lot of financial aid as an OOS.</p>

<p>Good Luck!</p>

<p>Some schools, especially the more selective ones either make sure to balance out their male-to-female ratio with majors like engineering that draw a higher percentage of male applicants, or decline more female applicants to make it even. Northeastern, U of Dayton, and a decent number of other non-Ivies have balanced ratios. But yes, it is uncommon!</p>

<p>Sorry for the false information about Florida's system! If you would like to go to a Florida college, and not getting financial aid is potentially a problem, then you could look into some of Florida's private colleges like University of Tampa. You qualify for $10-12K per year there (The</a> University of Tampa - Financial Aid - UT Scholarships and Grants), and it's tuition is only a couple thousand more than FSU or UCF.</p>

<p>Oh its all good, at least ur giving me some information, which I am grateful for! For me, financial aid is not a problem at all, and I doubt I would ever get any need based aid due to family income. However the 10-12k grant is very, very appealing :D Do you know if there are any major differences in the quality of education between UT and FSU/UCF</p>