If I Get A 2200-2300: What are My chances

<p>If my GPA isnt great (3.6 unweighted) and i do particularly well on the SATs....does that like save my life? or is it not so big a deal (in comparison with the holistic profile)</p>

<p>It depends on which schools you're applying to. At an Ivy League, I'd say 60-70% of the applicants have great SATs with a stronger GPA than 3.6. At Tier I schools, you might be able to get away with that GPA. But, as you've said, you're judged on more than just GPAs and SAT scores. Good luck! :)</p>

<p>You could probably get into state schools with a 3.6 and a 2200-2300 SAT, but say goodbye to HYPSM</p>

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I wouldn't say that at all. It's just that you won't have any advantage, so you'll have to make it up by amazing ECs and essays.</p>

<p>yeah, i have alot of good ECs....i was also a finalist in a national essay contest but im just asking does a 2200+ really help me out or not?</p>

<p>It matters by what your Math + Critical Reading composite is, to be honest.</p>

<p>i think i prob got 750+ on math and 720-740 on CR</p>

<p>GPA is more important than SAT because it's the best indicator of how you will do in college. If you've taken tough classes in HS and received top grades, you're a hard worker who wll do well in college.</p>

<p>That said, at top colleges you need both and they have more than enough candidates with both to circular file low anything. Good essays don't make up for low anything. Phenomenal ECs could, but they would have to be truly amazing.</p>

<p>Below the top schools there are many schools trying to climb in the rankings that salivate for high SATs. At those schools they are far more apt to overlook a lower GPA.</p>

<p>"Below the top schools there are many schools trying to climb in the rankings that salivate for high SATs. At those schools they are far more apt to overlook a lower GPA."</p>

<p>I agree. This is why I think at more prestigious state schools you have a great shot, and that you should make this your niche.</p>

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GPA is more important than SAT because it's the best indicator of how you will do in college. If you've taken tough classes in HS and received top grades, you're a hard worker who wll do well in college.

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<p>I agree and disagree.
I think at first the low SAT/high GPA students will beat the high SAT/low GPA students grade-wise in college BUT the high SAT/low GPA students simply don't have any study skills.. those who are disappointed by the poor grades they get (and have plans for graduate school) will focus on building study skills and these are the people whose GPAs will launch all the way up.</p>

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<p>Perhaps, but this still doesn't mean that all people with a low high school GPA have bad study habits. Some are just unable to do the work, and these are the people who will struggle in college. I think your statement is too general.</p>

<p>i think a good GPA means very little. without the excellent standardized test scores it indicates a less than difficult school. a 3.6 in a demanding college prep school is a lot different than a 3.6 in some public magnet school.</p>

<p>of course, as good news for everyone- ivy league has more than enough applicants with both so it doesnt really matter</p>

<p>See thread: <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/519416-amazing-4-0-a.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/519416-amazing-4-0-a.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>"You could probably get into state schools with a 3.6 and a 2200-2300 SAT, but say goodbye to HYPSM."</p>

<p>Are you serious? He/she could get into a lot better schools than just state schools with those stats...and that's without seeing any of the ECs, essays, rigor of classes, and rank.</p>

<p>You could get into private institutions, but still, none would be at the level of HYPSM. I think that even with a 2200-2300 SAT, a 3.6 GPA means that one cannot get into the Ivies (unless of course there are some really good extenuating circumstances). Boston University? Sure. Boston College? Maybe. Harvard? No.</p>

<p>It's UNWEIGHTED gpa. I think smart.cookie thinks it's weighted or something. Boston College would be like IN for sure.</p>