My chances...

<p>What do you think my chances are?
I'm a white, catholic male; junior; from Georgia:</p>

GPA- 3.78
SAT- 2110 (750 Math, 680 Reading, 680 Writing; I'm retaking though because I've only taken once.)
SAT IIs- None yet, but I'm taking math (predicting a 750 or so), Chemistry, Biology, and spanish.
Class Rank- My school doesn't give them, but I'm pretty sure top 15%
After graduation, I will have taken 10 APs (Calculs BC, Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, US History, Human Geography, English Language, English Literature, Spanish, Spanish Literature) and 8 honors classes (English I, English II, Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra II, Precalculus, Biology, Chemistry).</p>

Habitat for Humanity- Vice President
Walkabout (outdoors club)- Student Instructor
The Play (theatre)- Secretary
Writing Center Tutor
The Baylor Notes (school newspaper)- editor
Peer Tutor
Spanish Club
Honor Council
Varsity Tennis
International Club
Political Forum (club)
Model Congress
Spirit Commitee
Earth Advocates
Round Square (went on an international conference trip)
I went on a People to People trip for tennis
I went on a Walkabout (my schools outdoor club) trip to India (trekking) and on one to Costa Rica (kayaking)</p>

<p>Applying to (sort-of in order):
George Washington/American
Johns Hopkins
Tufts/Boston University
U Georgia (backup)</p>

<p>I attend a fairly prestigious school, Baylor School. It's very prestigious in the south. It's also relativley competitive.</p>

<p>I'm interested in journalism and political science.</p>

<p>What do you all honestly thing my chaces are? I will be applying to Medill so that will just make it harder right?</p>

<p>No one...?</p>

<p>average applicant chance, about 25% i'd say</p>

<p>Anything I could do to help boost those chances these last years?</p>

<p>I'd say you have about a 50/50 chance. Apply ED and you'll have an even better shot. And remember essays are HUGE for NU.</p>

<p>Hmmm, does ED really help THAT much, because I'm not SURE that NU is my top school; it's between NU and Georgetown, and I just don't know. I'd hate to know I'd be missing out on such a helpful opportunity.</p>

<p>ED really helps... trust me if you looked at the stats, about 50% admit rate for ED, and overall admit is 30%, which means RD admit rate is lower than 30%</p>

<p>Raise your SAT score. 100 points or so will greatly improve your chances. Good luck.</p>

<p>sat & gpa are both a bit low without any type of hook.</p>

<p>25% chance are you kidding me? I know standards have gone up since I was a freshman (2001), but your qualifications are definitely on par with most people I knew at NU. I think you have a pretty good chance, especially if you rock the essays.</p>