GPA: 3.86 on 4 scale
ACT: 26 (TERRIBLE test taker) Retaking it in December
GPA has shown big upward trend (4.2 junior year)
I will graduate with 4 APs (solid grades in all of them)
Rank: My school does decile I don’t know my exact one but definitely in top 40%
-Volunteer at Interfaith Food Pantry (once a week for an hour, 45 weeks a year)
-Eucharistic Minister and Usher at my church (one hour a week, all year)
-CCD Teacher at my parish. For two hours after mass I teach CCD to sophomores
-Future Business Leaders of America member (all four years, participated in events for business)
-Habitat for Humanity Volunteer (spent a week in West Virginia two summers in a row to help build houses. Won Rookie of the year which is hardest worker, total of 72 hours)
-I row crew for a competitive club for my sport (20 hours a week, 16 weeks a year)
-Board member for Special Needs Athletic Program (twice a week for an hour I help kids with disabilities play sports. 18 weeks a year)
-Work at an ice cream shop/cafe. (9 hours per week, all year except summer)
-Work as a director summer camp counselor in my town. (20 hours per week, played sports with kids. Some days I lifeguard at the town pool)
-Class of 2016 representative (includes planning events for our grade, fundraising, etc. meetings are pretty frequent and I put a good amount of effort into it)
English is my strong subject so I am confident in my essay and editors have said it’s excellent.
I have strong recommendations, one from the youth minister leader at my church.
Anyways here are the schools I think I’m applying to. I consider them all reaches to don’t sugar coat.
-Bucknell (visiting soon)
-Holy Cross (visited twice, legacy, interviewed)
-Cornell (just for the hell of it. Uncle went there and sometimes they accept some under average students)
-Lehigh (visited once)
-Penn State (as a safety maybe)
-Providence College (visited, tons of legacy)
-Villanova (visited once, probably my top choice)
I was thinking about apply to Michigan because it’s always been a school I’ve liked but I don’t think I have a chance.
Thank you for reading all of this. Please be honest and if you could provide some schools you think I should consider I’d appreciate it. (Better schools if you think I can get into anymore)