Setting my sights too high?

<p>Can people who have applied to/been accepted by/attend any of these schools tell me what my chances are/give advice? Thank you very much:</p>

<p>University of Chicago
Northwestern University
Georgetown University
NYU
Carnegie Mellon
Johns Hopkins
Tufts University</p>

<p>I will be a senior this year. I am an IB Diploma candidate. My GPA was 3.5 at the end of my junior year. I attended a Montessori school in 9th grade where I had a 4.0 but some family/domestic issues led to my GPA dropping a little once I began attending the public high school I am at now. I am planning on my counselor including a note addressing this.</p>

<p>I have mentored students at a school for homeless kids since junior year. I have babysat for many years. I have fenced since the 9th grade. I am interested in French and have volunteered at my local Alliance Francaise this summer. I expect excellent teacher recommendations and essays.</p>

<p>Well, considering you didn't post your test scores, it would be hard to say. Ur gpa is a little low UChicago, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins.....</p>

<p>I haven't graduated/or been accepted to these schools, but I'm applying to a lot of them this year. But it would be tough for anyone to give you your chances without your SAT scores, or the rest of your pertinent stats. You also may want to post this in the What Are My Chances forum.</p>

<p>Yeah, this belongs in the Chance forum. Also, you need to list your ECs. A few volunteer positions here or there, especially in the absence of any noteworthy leadership positions, is a problem.</p>

<p>Oops, forgot SATs. 730 CR, 630 Math, 770 Writing</p>

<p>Both of my volunteer positions, while they may not seem noteworthy, are actually small leadership positions because I've been a mentor for extremely underprivileged kids and run/organized the library of the Alliance.</p>