My chances at Swarthmore, Haverford, Hamilton, etc.

<p>Hey, I've posted in here before but hadn't had my list as narrowed down as I could have. Also, I just got my subject test scores. I'm looking at Swarthmore as my top choice, and Haverford and Hamilton as next on the list. I'd also like to know if I have too many reaches and not enough matches, since I'd really like to go out of state.</p>

<p>White male
Public HS in CA, going into senior year</p>

<p>GPA: 3.89 UW 4.59 W
Rank: 10/488
SAT: 730 CR 780 M 700 W = 2210 T
ACT: 33
SAT Subjects: 720 Lit 760 Bio M 770 Chem</p>

Freshman year - Human Geo: 4
Sophomore year - World History: 5, Chemistry: 4
Junior year - English Lang, Bio, US History: all pending
Senior Schedule - AP English Lit, AP Stat, AP Physics, AP Psych, AP Spanish Lang, AP Art History</p>

-Lacrosse: grades 9-12, team captain 11 and 12 grade. This was a huge commitment for me, and I'm definitely highlighting it on my app. I put in at least 25 hours per week for this.<br>
-Surf Team: 10th grade
-Peer Mentor: 11th grade; I was a mentor for incoming freshmen and made myself available if they had any questions, etc.
-Chemistry tutor: 10th & 11th grade; Tutored chemistry about 6-7 hours a week
-Volunteer at local hospital in patient discharge: This is what I've been doing this summer, and I'll hopefully have around 150 hours of it by the end of the summer.</p>

<p>Essays and recs: Should be decent, but I'm not sure if they'll be spectacular or anything. </p>

<p>Schools (in order of preference)</p>

University of Virginia
UC Berkeley
UC Davis
UC San Diego</p>

<p>Thanks a lot.</p>

<p>Bump. Anyone?</p>


<p>I do not have sufficient experience with the CA schools to give you any advice. However, I would say that Swarthmore and Haverford probably woud be reaches. Make sure your essays for Swat and Haverford are excellent. I think you have a decent chance of getting at least one acceptance from the other three; G-town, UVA and Hamilton. You have a wide range in terms of types of schools; if possible visit or speak with current students since Georgetown and UVA are very different than Swat, Haverford and Hamilton.</p>

Hamilton MATCH
University of Virginia SLIGHT REACH</p>

<p>Thanks. I actually visited all of the schools except Davis and San Diego a few weeks ago. I realize that Georgetown and UVA are different, but I still like the environment there. I also e-mailed the lacrosse coach about my interest in playing for Swarthmore's team, but it didn't seem to make much of a difference. Thanks to both of you for your input.</p>

<p>Hrm, bumping one more time. Sorry.</p>