uneven stats

<p>My friend has some very, VERY bizarre stats..... She's looking into alot of the top schools, mainly Cornell, and so I wanted to see what you guys think here chances are, esp. at Cornell... </p>

<p>First off, ECs</p>

<p>-Class president 4 yrs
-NHS Vice president
-lifeguarding
-debate
-ski instructor
-french club president</p>

<p>Took 8/16 APs available.. all 4s and 5s</p>

<p>SAT I 2360 (Math 760)
SAT II Lit 730 MATH II 710 French 770</p>

<p>... now that bad part.....</p>

<p>her gpa is only a 3.55 .... I myself am not too sure as to where this came from... but it's there and that's that... so what do you all think?</p>

<p>I think Cornell is a reach; her SATs are undoubtly very high, but her GPA is fairly low for a Cornell applicant. Considering Cornell places a lot of emphasis on grades/GPA, I think it might be a reach for her to get in.</p>

<p>Unfortunately, I don't think that's enough although unless your friend has a reason for this?...</p>

<p>She doesn't have a hook and she doesn't really stand out...so her chances are very low.</p>

<p>I think it probably matters a lot what her class rank is.</p>

<p>.... Ooops, she does have legacy as well at cornell. (dad was a CAS grad) .. any difference there?</p>

<p>Legacy will up her chances but keep in mind many legacies are rejected from Cornell every year.</p>

<p>Class rank?</p>

<p>school doesn't rank, but in the top 10% at least.</p>

<p>Anyone else?</p>

<p>School will give enough info to rank. If she's really top 10%, with the legacy tilt she has a shot. below top 10% no dice unless family donates large amounts.</p>