Rate chances?

<p>My stats are as follows:</p>

<p>ACT: Composite: 33
English: 36
Math: 27
Reading: 36
Science: 33</p>

<p>SAT: 2140/1360
Critical Reading: 800
Math: 560 (arg)
Writing: 780</p>

<p>GPA: 97%--don't know on 4.0 scaleRank: 39 of 350 (11th percentile...very frustrating)
ECs: National Honor Society, Key Club (Secretary), Junior Council on World Affairs (VP), Young Life, Lots of activities specific to my school...</p>

<p>Volunteer work, journalism workshops...more impressive ECs than it looks, I think.</p>

<p>AP classes (not many offered. Purposely did not take an AP science, however): AP US History, AP Eng. Lit and Comp, AP Govt. </p>

<p>Challenging schedule for senior year. My guidance counselor told me she would rate it most challenging on applications. :)</p>

<p>Public High school. Not a minority...no "hooks." </p>

<p>Intended major: Journalism or English. :)</p>

<p>How do these schools fit?
Boston University, NYU, Boston College, Cornell, Barnard, Colombia. I am definitely applying to some others closer to home but don't have much question about getting into those...</p>


<p>Has anyone gotten into the more challenging schools on the list: Cornell, Colombia, BC, with stats similar to mine?</p>

<p>^^For that question, I might post in College Life or look through the schools' forums.</p>

<p>I'd say you have a good chance for Boston U and NYU but I am unsure about the other schools, although with good interviews/teacher recs you have a good chance at Boston College/the rest of the colleges.</p>

<p>^Sekohio2009: Col*umbia, not Colo*mbia. </p>

<p>Might come in handy when filling out apps ;).</p>