How big of a dealbreaker could this be?

<p>Lets say that when it comes to application time, you have great EC's with devoted membership/leadership/community service and a few internships and even help organize a fundraiser and got multiple awards from the events your club participates in. Plus you have done with research with well-respected professors the past summer and will have your work published.</p>

<p>Your SAT scores are outstanding with a 2300 and 800 for two of your SAT subject tests and one 750.
Your AP scores are stellar with all 5's and you became an AP scholar.</p>

<p>You're a very interesting and unique person and as a result you teachers and counselors love you and write great recommendations for you while you write an unique essay about becoming a better person through your resolutions. Also, you had a great interview due to your charisma and deep thoughts about life and your passion for the school.</p>

<p>But ur only flaw is your GPA. Your GPA is on a 3.7 because you were a slacker at first but learned how to refocus yourself to be better during your junior year.</p>

<p>I realize that GPAs mean a lot in admissions but would someone still be rejected in top colleges such as Harvard,Yale, NYU, and John Hopkins because of their subpar grades or would everything else overpower it?</p>

<p>I wouldn't say that it is much of a deal-breaker... You don't need a 4.0 to get into a top university.</p>

<p>You're showing an upward trend along with everything else. It won't be the single item that keeps you out of the Ivy schools.</p>

<p>bump bump!! any other opinions?</p>

<p>Tippy top schools have an abundance of applicants with the whole package; students with subpar GPAs are a distinct disadvantage.</p>

<p>Oh come on. A 3.7 (unweighted) is great. Don't listen to a bunch of high school kids. It's absolutely not a dealbreaker. If your SATs are that good you are fine. You won't skew the college's statitics.</p>