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Demographics-White/Hispanic Male,Second Gen Immigrant(Parent wasn’t born here), current sophomore in high school
- State/Location of residency: Massachusetts (state is important if you apply to any state universities)
- Type of high school- I go to a small charter school(graduating class of 80), but it has a pretty decent reputation locally
I want to do something with political science and economics, whether it’s a major/minor or double major, or even the combined thing Dartmouth has
GPA, Rank, and Test Scores
- Unweighted HS GPA: School doesn’t report, but I think it’s around a 3.7?
- Weighted HS GPA (incl. weighting system): 4.3, weighting system is standard Honors+.5 and AP+1
- Class Rank: School doesn’t rank
- ACT/SAT Scores: Aiming for 1440-1540 or above
APs: APUSH, AP Lang(A year early), AP CS A, will be taking AP Chem, AP Lit, AP Stats, AP Gov, AP Psych, AP Bio, maybe AP Spanish
*Attended journalism class with Harvard Crimson,
Was a campaign intern on Joe Kennedy’s failed senate campaign last year(as a freshman), helped coordinate high school internship for them,
Model UN(Will almost certainly be President senior year)
History/Quiz Bowl(Will be captain senior year)
Student government representative(will run for student body president)
Theatre since 7th grade, a few leads,
I’m also hoping to attend some stuff like NSLI-Y and TASP,
I was going to be a senate page this summer but it was cancelled(applying again for any terms I can)
I’m a pretty strong writer, so let’s assume good essays, and I know I have at least one good LOR from my theatre director/ future AP lit teacher
Cost Constraints / Budget
My max cost w/aid would have to be about 40,000(calculators usually give me about 30,000, so that should be fine
(List of colleges by your initial chance estimate; designate if applying ED/EA/RD; if a scholarship is necessary for affordability, indicate that you are aiming for a scholarship and use the scholarship chance to estimate it into the appropriate group below)
University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa(diversity elite scholarship)
UMass Amherst(Instate, RD)
Likely- UW Madison, likely admit but want Powers-Knapp scholarship, would anyone know if I have a shot at it?
George Washington University(RD)
William & Mary(RD)
Colgate University(RD, top match choice)
All ivies minus Columbia and Dartmouth RD
ED to Dartmouth(Top choice excluding HY)
Vanderbilt RD or EDII
Sorry if that’s too many schools, I’m still in the building up my list phase, I might have to cut it down a little before I actually have to apply.
So, does anyone think I have a shot at any of my reaches, particularly Dartmouth ED and Ivies RD?