Really Important Question!

<p>Would you say it's easier to get into Princeton ED than Harvard SCEA?</p>

<p>I think that is basically impossible to say. It depends on the person. And for a lot of people, the answer is neither.</p>

<p>Princeton ED is easier - based on the experience of 3 kids of family friends. All three are super geniuses. First kid tried Harvard SCEA. Rejected. She was devastated, ended up going to Yale, but was never happy. Harvard was her dream. Second and third one were successful with Princeton ED. Third one probably had the advantage because one sibling is already there.</p>

<p>That doesn't say anything, though. That's not to say that the first girl would've gotten into Princeton ED, or that the other two wouldn't've gotten into Harvard SCEA.</p>

<p>Ok, then what sort of comparison are you looking for? The same person can't do both.</p>

<p>Well, these are my qualifications... maybe you can chance me!</p>

<p>I'm a student from Canada taking IB, currently in Grade 12. (I'm applying for admission in Fall of 2007, so I graduate June 2007) I'm chinese from an average household. I hope to apply to an Ivy League school, but I don't really know what my chances are, I hope you guys can give me a an idea. I'm hoping to get into Harvard, Princeton, Yale, or Stanford. I will also apply to Columbia, UPenn, and various Canadian schools. </p>

<p>I don't know how GPA's are usually done, but ours are on a 4 point scale where anything 86% or higher is an "A" which gives 4. So... my average would be 4.0 (based on my final scores only, not my semestered scores). </p>

<p>Predicted IB Score - 43/45</p>


<p>I have a lot... I guess, not as many as some of the people I see on the forum, but my EC's are pretty intense... like I see some people with a lot of music stuff... I'm taking Royal Conservatory of Music ARCT and that takes a lot of time out so I don't really know... </p>

<p>Captain of Ultimate Frisbee Team
Head of World Vision
Member of Model UN
Member of Provincial Table Tennis Team
IB Council
IB Director
NPO (started it myself) bringing in, restoring, and donating computers to local community centres (I like fixing computers... haha)
Community Volunteering (a lot... like a LOT)
And some other random activities</p>

<p>I won gold at the national science fair last year and the national chemistry fund award, honorable mention at national science fair again this year (it's relatively difficult to actually get INTO this science fair, at least from my region), and probably will go to Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) next May... and like, a couple awards for some random mathematics competitions. I've also won gold medals at my district and regional science fairs.</p>

<p>There's like this section for some national awards or something on the Common Application... like Cum Laude... do they take into consideration that me being in Canada, I've never even HEARD of things like Cum Laude's Society, or things like National Merit don't even exist? Like the awards I've even heard of in Canada are like... science fair... geography competition, music, and athletics, oh and some math competitions like the AMC! </p>


<p>2240 - 700 Cr, 740 Wr, 800 Math</p>

<p>SAT II</p>

<p>800 Math II C</p>

<p>Just to note, the course load I've had from Grade 9 is virtually the hardest course I could possibly put myself through (other than going beyond anything offered at my school). </p>

<p>I guess my hook would be how much I'm into the Sciences. This summer I was accepted to the Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Program, there was like a 10% acceptance rate. I worked with an internationally recognized researcher, and now I have an internship working there. I'm persuing my own research project, and I plan to have the paper published sometime in 2007. I plan on sending in this research paper as a supplement with my application, as well as use it to enter various science fair competitions in Canada. </p>

<p>Anyways, any comments on my chances would be greatly appreciated. </p>

<p>Thanks in advance. I really appreciate this!</p>

<p>I think it is more important to go for the school that the person likes better. I have visted both Harvard and Stanford; I was admitted to both but chose Stanford. I have no regrets about my decision and am very happy at Stanford, so just because Harvard is ranked higher doesn't mean I would have been happier there. And it also doesn't mean that I'm getting a crappy education at Stanford. It may be that the rankings say that education is not as good at Stanford, but I think once colleges get up to that top level, differences are miniscule and scattered in different areas.</p>

<p>My point is to focus on the school that is best for you, not the school that is easier to get into or ranked higher. Visit them or call them or email them and find out what the schools value, what the atmosphere is, and other important factors.</p>