RD chances please!

<p>Hello, I'm a hispanic male at a public high school in New Jersey.</p>

<p>I'm ranked 6 out of 694 kids.
GPA - 4.38 top 1%
SAT. Reading 620, Math 590, Writing 670 = 1880
SAT II - Math 1 620, Bio 800, Spanish w/ Listening 770
AP - AP Bio 4. Currently taking AP Chemistry, AP United States History, AP English, and AP Spanish Language
Taken - College level Physics course with Lab (5 credits), Intro to Engineering course (5 credits), and Public Speaking (5 credits)</p>

<p>Conducted Scientific research at St, Peter's College and Princeton University on Chemical and Biological Engineering</p>

<p>Extracurriculars:
National Honors Society-Vice president
Science League: Bio I and Bio II. Also Chem II
Science Club: all four year and Senior officer
English Honors Society Treasurer
Science, History, French honors societies
First Robotics Competition
Spanish Club</p>

<p>Recommendation letter:
1 from Head of Science Department at my school
1 from my Honors US II history and APUSH teacher
additional letters: letters from mentors from St. Peter's and Princeton</p>

<p>Applied as a Biochemistry major</p>

<p>I don't think you have much of a chance with an 1880 SAT even with your URM status and class rank....unless you have something that explains the low SAT score.</p>

<p>Wrong. You have a great chance. Your science Ecs are pretty salient and one part of your application (SAT) wont throw you out.</p>

<p>Sent from my DROIDX using CC</p>

<p>Thank you for your encouraging words HarvardBoundNY. I have a question, do my chances at getting in get affected if a kid in my school was already accepted?</p>

<p>^ No that won't affect your application at all.</p>

<p>And don't let HarvardBoundNY's words get to your head. You have a chance, yes, and very good science EC's, but you don't have a "great" chance. It's columbia university lol. It's a crapshoot.</p>

<p>yeah, I'm aware of that. Do you happen to know the acceptance rate for regular decision males?</p>

<p>^ I don't think anyone breaks it down that far.</p>

<p>ECs seem good if your idea of scientific research is the same as mine, but those SAT scores - ouch! Your rank (and URMness) may help here though because they can compare you to your school and district averages.</p>

<p>If your idea of scientific research is staying over the summer and conducting an expriment with a mentor and graduate student, then we're on the same page. Yeah, I hope they can compare me to everyone in my school, in which case I would be alright, since like the average in my school is like a 1300-1400</p>

<p>They won't, and shouldn't, compare your SAT scores to the rest of your school. That's what your class rank is for. SATs are one of the only ways to across the board evaluate candidates.</p>

<p>I forgot to add my work experience and Volunteer work
Work Experience:
• Union City Day Care-
Union City Board of Education
Summer Job-2008</p>

<p>• Saint Peters College
Scientific Research in Cell and Molecular Biology
Summer Research – 2010</p>

<p>• Summer Research – 2011 Princeton University
Scientific Research in Biochemistry
Summer Research – 2011</p>

<p>Volunteer Work:
• Save Latin America Inc. -2006-2008
• Liberty Science Center Chemistry Week Volunteer – 2009
• Thanksgiving Can Drive – 2010
• Toys for Tots – 2010
• Books for Children- 2010
• Earth Day Event, Organized and planned – 2010
• Community Service for Head of the Science Department at Union City High School</p>