My Chances at Duke

<p>I'd appreciate any thoughts on my chances at Duke. I'm not an URM, I live in Illinois.</p>

<p>1450 SATs 740 Verbal, 710 Math
34 ACT
SAT II's 710 Math IIC, 710 Writing, 660 US History
4.4 weighted GPA
3.76 unweighted
ranked 115/~800
National Merit Semi-finalist
work 2 jobs year round
I run a powerpoint slide show that advertises all the dogs and cats at the local animal shelter.
varsity lacrosse
taking hardest schedule school offers </p>

<p>AP's Completed
U.S. History - 5
Microeconomics - 4
Macroeconomics - 4 </p>

<p>I'm currently taking AP English, AP BC Calc, AP Environmental Science, AP Government and Honors Latin</p>

<p>Your rank just might get you...</p>

<p>ED or RD?</p>

<p>Your ECs don't seem very substantial, but I am assuming that you elaborated more on your actual application. Yeah your grades are ok but not great, as are your SAT IIs.
Trinity or Pratt?</p>


<p>Thanks for your comments. I'm applying RD. </p>

<p>I go to a large public school in Chicago. Through six semester 40 kids have never gotten a B. In addition they don't give you weighted credit for more than 3 honors of AP classes. I typically took 5 honors of AP classes every year and only got weighted credit for 3 of them. So you see that a kid taking a non weighted class can have an advantage in class rank. Too bad I didn't think about that when I was a freshmen.</p>

What a bizarre weight distribution. For only three? Where's the incentive for taking more AP's?!
You might want to have your GC explain your circumstance in his/her rec.</p>