poor little white girl ?!

<p>do i have a change at getting into these schools. this is where i'm applying. i know alot tf them are reaches but if igure why not
.. which ones are reaches/matches/safeties
sat: 2110
gpa: 4.25
no class rank
private catholic school in New Jersey
great recs
english/history major</p>

<p>schools: mit, harvard, rice, carnegie mellon, nyu, drexel, university of miam, fordham, university of st. andrews (scotland), university of chicago (1st choice), columbia</p>

<p>Honors and Awards and ec's
Villa Victoria Academy (VVA) Academic Scholarship (9, 10, 11,12)
$1000 scholarship awarded annually based on academic record
VVA High Honor Roll (9, 10, 11)
Russel Sage College Student Sage Nomination Award (11)
National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student (12)
Math Team JV (11)
-Catholic High School Math League Jr. Varsity Division B team
-Four competitions a year
-Individually placed 1st of Villa Victoria Academy students
-10th of all participating students in league of 29 teams
-JV team placed 3rd in league
VVA French Honor Society (10, 11)
Champions of Caring Award (10)
1st Place Winner Princeton University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest (10)
Honorable Mention Winner Princeton University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Radio Spot Contest (9)
Third place Triangle Art contest (9)
Honorable Mention Ewing Historical Society Drawing Contest (9)
Encorp Theater School Inc. Lessons (9, 10, 11, 12)
Encorp Theater School Broadway Theater Camp and Show (summer 2005)
Fall Drama (11)
-Steel Magnolias: Annelle (11)
Spring Musical (9,10)
-Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Benjamin (9)
-The King and I: Little Topsy (10)
Flute lessons (9)
Rising Stars (9)
Broadway Dance Center: Theater Dance Intensive (summer 2002)
Poem “Play” published in Celebrate! Young Poets Speak Out (New Jersey Fall 2004) (11)
Poem “Skydome” published in Celebrate! Young Poets Speak Out (New Jersey Fall 2002) (9)
Poem “Dinnertime” published in Aspirations (9)
Poem “Persephone and Hades” published in Aspirations (9)
Artwork published in Aspirations (9)
Artwork published in Dot, Dot, Dot (9)
Yearbook committee (9, 10, 11,12)
-Layout designer (9,10,11): designed yearbook pages on the computer
-Assistant editor (11): designed, edited, and prepared yearbook pages for submission
Public Relations Club (9, 10, 11, 12)
Executive Board Treasurer of Student Council (12)
Math Team (11, 12)
Newspaper, The Print (10)
Padi Licensed Scuba Diver (5 years)
People to People Student Ambassador (summer 2005)
Geometry at the Hun School of Princeton (summer 2004)
Oxbridge Cambridge Prep Experience (summer 2003)
Summer Institute for the Gifted (summer 2002)
Martin House Learning Center (9, 10, 11, 12)
Stony brook Watershed (9, 10, 11, 12)
American Heart Association (9, 10, 11, 12)
St. Ann Parish Youth Group (12)
St. Francis Medical Center Charity Gala (9, 10, 11)
Operation Santa Clause (9, 10, 11)
St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center (11,12)
Morris Hall (11)
Work Experience
Mark Cosmetics Representative (11, 12)</p>

<p>All these experiences look really good, but unfortunately, you probably won't have an opportunity to put them all on the add. Your EC are great, but your scores are lacking. No SAT II's?</p>

harvard- reach
rice- match
carnegie mellon- Match
nyu, drexel, university of miam, fordham, university of st. andrews (scotland), university of chicago (1st choice), columbia - all Matches</p>

<p>White girl fron NJ with a 2100 and no exceptional ECs? Harvard, Columbia, and MIT are extremely unlikely. Rice I agree is a match as is NYU and CMC.</p>

<p>i forgot
sat 2's
us history 750
math 1c 700\
chem 640</p>

<p>bummmp bumbp</p>

<p>Hi </p>

<p>I don't know your chances.</p>

<p>I did look at your ECs, and while impressive, perhaps on your application you could organize them instead of just listing them? I don't know, check with your GC, but perhaps you could group all your math accomplishments together, and then your published poems and artwork, etc.</p>

<p>A helpful book is Rock Hard Apps.</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>For MIT in particular, you will have to choose your most important 5 ECs and won't be able to present them in a laundry list fashion.</p>

<p>Just out of curiousity, why MIT for a prospective English/history major?</p>

<p>mit has a really awesome research program in history</p>

<p>Your EC's are extremely impressive, but your scores are a little low</p>

<p>long list, very long list, remember it doesnt matte how long the list is, pick out 5 activities u truly feel passionate about. SAT is okay as long as your essay is fantastic</p>

<p>Agree with the above. "Writing" "math" and "drama" would cover like ~60 of that behemoth. The really minor stuff you have there is just that, minor.</p>

<p>BTW, are you using "poor" to mean "unlucky" or "financially disadvantaged"? If its the latter you get something of a leg up.</p>

<p>Harvard. Typical 5-10% crapshoot. Sorry, but you don't stand out.</p>

<p>Mit. Major reach. Maybe ~25% because you are a caucasian female and you do stuff other than math/science. And while they do like to see intellectual diversity, I don't think they actually go so far as to want people who say "english/history major" on the app. </p>


<p>Carnegie mellon
In what school? Match-ish</p>

<p>NYU - match</p>

University of Miami
Safety (though not a total certainty except maybe at Fordham)</p>

<p>University of st. andrews (scotland)
Have you taken any APs? UK schools really like to see APs because they remind them of A-levels. With 3-5 5's, safety-match, otherwise reach.</p>

<p>University of chicago (1st choice)
Awesome school. Match-reach. Essays are crucial.</p>


<p>my chicago essays are my favoirites. :-D i got 4's on my 2 aps last year and i'm taking 3 ap's this year.</p>

<p>The EC list is a little bit overwhelming; I would also suggest cutting it down to what is really important to you. On the applications (especially to UChicago), take advantage of the opportunity to write additional essays/descriptions about the EC's that you feel passionate about. I think you have a good chance at UChicago, if your interest in academics and the university comes through on the application. </p>

<p>If you haven't had an interview, I would recommend scheduling one with an admissions officer on-campus (I had one last year). This really shows that you are interested and could increase your chances, especially if you apply early. </p>

<p>Your chance for Harvard is probably <5% (sorry, but it's like that for most non-minority applicants from NY/NJ without exceptional scores/EC's), and I don't know that much about the others on your list. Fordham and Miami are definitely safeties, though. </p>

<p>Hope this helps.</p>

<p>thanks you guyts for the help</p>

<p>Chicago is definitely a sick choice, and you're stats seem to make you a likely candidate.</p>

<p>you made my day wayman</p>