Johns Hopkins and Wesleyan chances, I'll chance you back

<p>I am applying regular decision to Johns Hopkins University and Wesleyan University. </p>

<p>I'm a white male living in the suburbs of eastern Pennsylvania and going to a good public school.</p>

GPA- 97.13\100 (weighted)
Rank- on the lower end of the top 10%
SAT- 760M 760CR 680W 1520\2200, I only took them twice and with nearly identical scores
SATII- MathII 760, and US History 770
APs- 5 in American History, 4 in English Language, 5 in Macroeconomics, and 4 in American Government
Senior Courses: AP Physics B (2 credits), AP Psychology, AP European History, AP English Literature, AP Microeconomics, CP Statistics (the only math that fit in my schedule), and Modern World Issues.</p>

Scholastic Scrimmage (general knowledge quiz bowl team), captain. I've been involved since freshman year and have been on varsity since sophomore year. Two years ago we were in conference semifinals and the semifinals of a 40 school tournament. Last year we were 2nd place in district and in the semifinals of the same tournament.
Debate, cross examiner, on the finals team this year, we were conference champions last year, and I am on the top tier team.
Philosophy Society, president
Students for Political Action, libertarian party chairman
Young Republicans Club, vice president
Chess, varsity
Mock Trial Court, I'm one of only eight students to make it on
Creative Writing Club, executive committee officer since sophomore year
Principal Student Advisory Board
Library Advisory Board
Won 2nd Best Representative at Pennsylvania Model State Assembly last year
Voted "Class Einstein" in senior superlatives
I've worked at my local library for 2.5 years</p>

<p>My essay is quite good but "wouldn't be amazing to Ivy League schools", according to people who used to be admissions readers.
One of my teacher recommendations is going to be very good and the other is going to be absolutely fantastic. My counselor rec is going to be average.</p>

<p>Thanks and I will chance you back as soon as possible.</p>

<p>I'm not sure about Wesleyan, but you Definatly have a great shot at JHU. You have a super high SAT & grades and with no faults in the categories of essays or rec. I think you have a 88% chance of getting in. In state or out?</p>

<p>You have a great shot a both schools. Superb SAT, solid GPA and course rigor. Great EC's. Your most likely in JHU. </p>

<p>Chance please.</p>

<p>I think Wesleyan is going to be more a good bet than a maybe, even more than JHU.</p>

<p>you will most likely get into both</p>

<p>These are very different schools. Both excellent in their own ways, but how did you happen to settle on those as your top choices?</p>

<p>Thanks everyone!
Neu2017, I'm out of state for both, about 2.5-3 hours away.
Froshdad, Brown's actually my top choice (applied ED) but I already got a lot of feedback on that. I know they're really different, which will make choosing quite difficult if I happen to get into both. For Hopkins it was the SAIS program (I'm planning on majoring in political science), the proximity to DC, the symposium programs, the city environment and resources, and something about it that just felt right. For Wesleyan it was the excellent polisci\econ programs, the open curriculum, and the extracurriculars.</p>

<p>I think you have a good shot for both schools. You definitely show a clear focus in political science through your ECs, which is great. Good test scores, good GPA. But is there something that sets you apart from the crowd? An award that very, very few people won? A special circumstance in your life that will make your essay unique? At very selective schools like JHU and Wesleyan, there's no guarantee that you're in, as you will be with thousands of other applicants with very similar stats, or better. You have a good shot still, but I'd really look for something in yourself that makes you different and unique, so you can get attention when someone reads your application.</p>

<p>You have a great chance! That gpa with the sat is really strong! Good luck!</p>

<p>I think you are most likely in both of those schools. Your GPA and SAT scores are high and you have quite a lot of strong extracurriculars. Good luck to you! (:</p>

<p>Chance me please!</p>

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<p>Ah, well, Brown and Wesleyan certainly make sense on the same list. They share sensibilities about the sciences and liberal arts and their campuses probably still have similar vibes. At Wesleyan and Hopkins, my sense is that student life and to some extent intellectual life are very different animals. You don't say if you've visited both campuses and talked with current students, but I'd strongly advise doing so while classes are in session. You decision may come down to your gut reaction about which place you'd rather spend the next four years inside and outside of the classroom. Good luck!</p>

<p>Thanks, I've already visited Wesleyan while classes were going on, and I'm scheduled to visit Johns Hopkins again soon.</p>