STANFORD and all those other ridiculously selective schools!

<p>Hey, I really want to know whether I can get into these schools. </p>

<p>Major/Career: Undecided BUT
I am interested in these fields/majors: International Relations, Business, Political Science</p>

<p>Stats:
School type: private, very elite, international school
GPA. 3.97 (our GPA scale is messed up. 94 is an A-. So my GPA is basically me getting 94-96s unweighted + weighted)
SAT I: 2210 (for now)
CR: 720
Math: 770
Writing: 720
SAT 2s Math - 750 USH - 730 PHysics - (november, probabl 750)
IB Diploma : IBH History, IBH Physics, IBH English, IBS Spanish, IBS Business and Management, IBS Math</p>

<p>EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
Student Council - 9-12 (Freshman President, Junior President, Student Body President)
Model UN 9- 12 (Delegate/Chair)
Speech and Debate 9- 12 (1st place at an international tournament between schools) / Taught middle schoolers for 10,11
Cross Country 10- 12
Jazz Band <em>Baritone</em> 9-12 (Section Leader since 10)
National Honors Society - 11,12</p>

<p>SERVICE:
Bangladesh 4 weeks helping at a hospital/tutored english.math. etc
Paraguay 2 weeks Visited different churches and had camps for the local kids
Philippines. Habitat for Humanity / Orphanage 1 week
Korea - Habitat for Humanity 1 week
Philippines - 1 week (helped out a mission center for college students)</p>

<p>Interested Schools</p>

<p>Stanford
Harvard
Amherst
UPenn
Dartmouth
Columbia
Northwestern
Georgetown
University of Chicago
UC Berkeley
UCLA
Tufts
Wesleyan
UCSD</p>

<p>So what are my chances of getting in? And do you have any recommendations for other schools after seeing my list?</p>

<p>Thanks</p>

<p>Some suggestions please? Any would be greatly appreciated!</p>

<p>Your scores are decent, and your ECs look good. Solid (though not great) chance at the top schools.</p>

<p>Posting the same thread under different titles won't help you get into better schools.</p>

<p>Improving your SAT scores will.</p>

<p>Stanford: reach
Harvard: reach
Amherst: match
UPenn: reach
Dartmouth: reach
Columbia: reach
Northwestern: match
Georgetown: reach
University of Chicago: low reach
UC Berkeley: match
UCLA: match
Tufts: match
Wesleyan: match
UCSD: safety</p>

<p>You have a "solid" chance, as silverturtle said. No one has a "great" chance at Harvard, Stanford, or most other Ivies unless they're a hooked applicant, and you didn't mention any hooks.</p>

<p>I personally think one of your essays (perhaps the CommonApp one?) should be about your extensive international volunteer work and how truly "global" your perspective is. That's a valuable asset to top colleges: having "global" students in every sense, and you seem to embody that. If you can make it work, that could be a great essay.</p>

<p>Predictions:</p>

<p>Stanford - Mid reach
Harvard - Mid reach
Amherst - Low reach
UPenn - Low reach
Dartmouth - Mid reach
Columbia - Mid reach
Northwestern - Match
Georgetown - Match
University of Chicago - No idea (Chicago is unpredictable with admissions).
UC Berkeley - Match
UCLA - Match
Tufts - Match
Wesleyan - Match
UCSD - Safety</p>

<p>bump......</p>

<p>Stanford HIGH REACH
Harvard HIGH REACH
Amherst REACH
UPenn REACH
Dartmouth REACH
Columbia HIGH REACH
Northwestern REACH
Georgetown IMPOSSIBLE TO PREDICT
University of Chicago REACH
UC Berkeley LOW REACH
UCLA LOW REACH
Tufts LOW REACH (but you can do better)
Wesleyan LOW REACH
UCSD MATCH</p>

<p>Stanford- reach
Harvard- reach
Amherst- match
UPenn- reach
Dartmouth- low reach
Columbia- low reach
Northwestern- match
Georgetown- unpredictable, but a good chance
University of Chicago- low reach
UC Berkeley- match (if in-state) low reach (if oos)
UCLA- match (if in-state) low reach (if oos)
Tufts- match
Wesleyan- match
UCSD- safety (if in-state) matdh (if oos)</p>

<p>Amherst is a reach- their admit rate was 16%- lower than Penn.</p>