Please chance me for Columbia, UCLA, USC, and NYU!

<p>Hello all,</p>

<p>I would be incredibly grateful if you could chance me for the following schools:
-Columbia University

<p>I realize that none of these are really safety schools for me, but don't worry; they're not the only schools I'm applying to!</p>

<p>Anyways, here's some brief information about me.</p>

<p>GPA: My high school doesn't calculate GPAs. However, I can say that I go to a VERY competitive, academically prestigious private high school, and I am in the top 5th in my grade.</p>

<p>SAT: 2230 (although I am retaking it in the fall and hope to improve!)</p>

<p>Extracurriculars: In my freshman year, I did classical piano and won many competitions. However, I realized I wasn't enjoying it and decided to switch to singing and playing popular music. I am very proud of this decision, and plan on writing about it in my app (following my passion, questioning what I was doing, etc.) </p>

<p>I have a music channel on Youtube and am fairly successful. I also perform at local coffee shops.</p>

<p>I am also the leader of my school's all-girls' a cappella group. </p>

<p>I volunteer as the assistant choir director and accompanist at an elementary school. </p>

<p>I am also a co-editor of my school's literary magazine. </p>

<p>In the past few summers, I have participated in a local jazz festival and a summer program at Barnard.</p>

<p>WHAT DO YOU THINK?!? Thank you so much; any feedback is GREATLY appreciated.</p>

<p>What is your field of interest? Are you intending to apply as a music major? If so, will you be a performance major?</p>

<p>Are you intending to apply to a popular music program or take music as a minor?</p>

<p>It would be very difficult to tell without your GPA, which your HS does not calculate. Your SAT was fantastic though. You could have better EC's though.</p>

<p>Only regarding your SAT and EC, I could predict you can get into UCLA and USC. But it depends alot on your GPA, which I don't know. Are there any grading system in your HS which gives a number? A's, 95's, 4 or such?</p>

<p>I'd say you're in at NYU, UCLA and USC, and a reach at Columbia.</p>

<p>Your EC's are good in my opinion; they're concentrated in one area which shows a passion and dedication. Just find a way to really sell them as a cohesive whole, and explain your motives. A youtube channel can be an amazing and unique EC if you starts getting lots of views and awards.</p>

<p>What high school do you attend? Stuyvesant or Philips Exeter?</p>

<p>Hi everyone! </p>

<p>Thank you so much for the quick responses. I have consistently gotten A's in English throughout high school; the rest of my grades are A-'s and (unfortunately) a few B+'s. However, like I said, my high school is VERY tough. NO ONE in my grade has a 4.0. </p>

<p>And sorry, but I would prefer not saying which high school I attend! I will say that some of the richest men in the country graduated from it, though!</p>


<p>Phillips Andover?</p>

<p>When you say you're in the top 5th, do you mean top 20%? Because that's not that impressive... (It'd be better if it was top 5% and I'm just understanding it wrong...)</p>

<p>^ Well top 20% of one of the best high schools in the country could potentially be alright, it just depends.</p>