How much do you think..

<p>How much do you think my chances are lowered at Ivies because of imperfect GPA & class rank, but excellent SAT, EC's, class rigor, essays & recs?</p>

<p>I'm bored and curious about your opinions.</p>

<p>What do you mean by "imperfect?" If by imperfect, you mean a 3.5 to 3.8, then you're probably okay. On the other hand, if you mean a 2.5, then you have a problem.</p>

<p>A 3.5 unweighted GPA at a typical public school will significantly hurt your chance; your transcript is the most important factor in admissions. A weak GPA is the hardest aspect of an application to overcome.</p>

<p>But yes, you need to clarify what you mean by "imperfect." I doubt you mean it in the literal sense.</p>

<p>3.74 UW, 4.47 W, Top 2% or so at a public h.s
Are my chances shot? I mean, looking at admitted students' stats, it seems like it's all 3.9's & 4.0's..</p>

<p>Is your high school nationally recognized as a top school? Is there an upward trend? Exactly how strong are your other factors?</p>

<p>Nahh. don't focus all of your attention on CC admitted stats. I'll admit that it makes it a little harder, but - I'm assuming your school uses a 4.0 scale - I still think that's pretty good, and your chances definitely aren't shot. If it makes you feel better, I know two kids going to Cornell and one going to Princeton - yes, Princeton - with a GPA around yours. Of course, I don't know their other stats, but yours seem to be fine. Not saying that you'll get in, because no one can guarantee that; however, it's certainly possible.</p>

<p>Steep upward trend.. 9th: 3.4, 2/5 H's taken, 10th: 3.71, All H's, 11th: 4.0, 4 AP's, 2 H's
SAT: 2340</p>

<p>The upward trend helps significantly (it's the primary way to help mitigate the negative effect of a somewhat subpar GPA). You're looking solid.</p>

<p>Wow, that gives me some hope :] thanks</p>

<p>okay, good! I'm not unrealistic, btw. I know I have a tiny shot and I'd be happy to go to many other schools.</p>