<p>(I'm a junior)
Hey everyone! I'm looking at the top schools minus HYPS and those types of schools. Mainly LAC's like Claremont McKenna, Pomona, Amherst, and then a few others (Brown, UCLA, Dartmouth). </p>
<p>I have about a 3.7 weighted GPA and an unweighted of 3.5. My class doesn't rank but I'm not very high at all on the decile (like top 40). My school is a really good public though and the student typically go to ivy's/equivalents (somewhere around top 20 percent give or take). My schedule was the most rigorous, but it was still somewhat rigorous.</p>
<p>My SAT was somewhat decent for a first time (2010). I'm retaking it in May in order to get it higher.</p>
<p>Here is where it gets interesting... I'm going to be a recruited athlete. I have excellent, VERY GOOD leadership experience. Captain of varsity sports team since sophomore, president of many clubs, did some unique volunteering, and will most likely be coaching (or helping) coach a special olympics team.
One of my immediate family members (sister) we have had trouble with and that person died this year, so obviously it affected me heavily which can explain the lowish grades.
I'm a white and very well off financially.</p>
<p>I was just curious if even though my grades and sat is not right on target for most schools if I could get acceptances at some due to my extracurriculars, my athletic status, and the hardships I have gone through.</p>
<p>Thanks for your input!</p>