So I'm from Alaska...chances at east coast schools?

<p>Hi everybody. This is my first post, so sorry if I don't include pertinent information. </p>

<p>I am going into my senior year and am half Caucasian, half "Alaskan native," I guess it's called. </p>

<p>Gender: F
State: AK
School: I went to an alternative school with a class size of approx. 50 students. My school didn't offer Advanced Placement or honors courses but its curriculum is not considered light. If anyone thinks that posting the classes I've taken will be helpful, I'll do so. </p>

<p>General Stuff
GPA: 3.96 (one B in Alaska studies)
Rank: unranked
SAT: CR 800 M 690 WR 690 (2180) - might take again
SAT II: US History 770 World History 760 Italian 730
ACT: 33</p>

<p>Extracurrics
Volunteer at regional hospital
- approx. 400 hours
Model UN
- treasurer of it junior year
- distinguished delegate
- exceptional delegate
- part of second best delegation
- part of best delegation
Volunteer for Anchorage Concert Association
- I do backstage work here.
School newspaper
- I was recruited to be an editor my junior year.<br>
Varsity Riflery
Varsity Cross Country Skiing
-team captain junior and senior years
Cashier during the summer at a general store
Freelance web design
- I design websites for local small businesses.
Intensives
- my school offers courses called intensives that span 2 weeks. I've participated in 3 of these; photography intensive, UA Anchorage intensive (I participated in chemistry research because I had just taken chemistry), creative writing: epics intensive</p>

<p>Oh, more randomly, I've been teaching myself Italian since 8th grade.</p>

<p>Colleges I'd like to apply to (unless you all say otherwise, I want to try for top-tier schools)
Cornell ED
Brown
Columbia
Yale
Boston U
NYU
UA Southeast Juneau campus (I am about 99% sure this is a safety)</p>

<p>I'm most worried about my chances at Cornell. It's my favorite. So if anyone has any ideas, I would be glad to hear them.</p>

<p>I thik you'll make into Cornell ED. 2 things weighing heavily in your favor are Alaska and the elusive 800CR.</p>

<p>
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one B in Alaska studies

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AK Studies...</p>

<p>Good luck w/your admission decisions :)</p>

<p>I believe you have an outstanding chance at all of them.</p>

<p>Just don't tell them you can see the East Coast (or, Russia, for that matter) from Alaska.</p>

<p>Thanks for the responses. I know I have things working in my favor but at the same time I don't have any APs or honors. As noimagination certainly noticed, some of my classes have been a bit out of the ordinary. How will the top-tier schools respond to this?</p>

<p>Hmmmmmm bump</p>

<p>When you say you are half "Alaskan native," does that mean that you can indicate that you are Native American on college applications? If so, this is a very helpful "hook" at any college.</p>

<p>Hmm, I think maybe. I am half Inupiaq and on the CC profile, the category was called "Native American/Alaskan Native." I intend on finding out.</p>

<p>I'm still concerned about my coursework. How will colleges determine that the rigor is suitable or comparable to their coursework?</p>