I want to be fairly brief and not bog anyone down with the description but, basically, I’m a current student at an SEC university who did the minimum in high school to do decent. I had a 3.2 GPA and ACT scores of 26 and 27 with a 27.5 super-score. I only have a year left at UA due to an absurd amount of high school credits regardless of only being there for a year and a half.
However, I have a relative in a high position on Wall Street who can possibly get me in, but not if I go my current (according to him). After discussions with family, we believe it would be a good decision to try and get into higher ranked schools due to my success in college. The schools on the list, which will be narrowed down, are: Boston University, Boston College, Colgate University, Cornell University, Hamilton College, NYU (where I have an abundance of alumni), The College of William & Mary, Tufts University, University of Michigan, UPenn, UVA, and Vanderbilt. A chance me for the schools listed would be much appreciated. I’m well aware that most of these schools I have a low chance of getting into, but my family wanted some of these schools for some odd reason.
My stats are as listed below:
GPA- 3.722 with many major related courses taken.
Athletics- Varsity football, varsity tennis, AAU/CYO basketball in high school, and intramural basketball in college.
Clubs- Peer AIDS (raises awareness of aids), Senior Nation, and SADD (promotes safety with alcohol and more).
Competitions- Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge, Adelphi University’s Apprentice Business Conference, Sports Marketing Workshop with the NY Islanders.
Job- Worked as a cashier for my relatives restaurant for 4 years.
I’m also spending my next semester abroad in Rome with John Cabot University.
Lastly, I have one student misconduct for walking home at night with friends while cutting through restricted school property to save time on my walk to the dorms. It was a bonehead decision and I explained it in my Common Application.
Thanks in advance for reading this and any responses you may have! I’m sorry it had to be so lengthy but I tried to make it as short as I can.