HI GUYS! Unfortunately, I am now taking a gap year and wanted a bit of advice from all of you. I don’t know which unis to apply to since my stats aren’t the strongest and I believe I don’t stand out amongst the crowd at all. I’ll list my stats below just for some info. Last year I applied to many US unis but mainly chose them based on my future career option. I want to become an Investment banker and most banks only hire from a selected range of schools. Sadly i got rejected from all my schools. My main dream school is and always has been NYU. I plan to apply there again and am praying that they accept me this time. However, based on my stats below do you think any top 50 unis will accept me? Will appreciate all the help i can get.
→ 4.0 UW GPA throughout high school (on the dean’s list + Honor role)
→ A-level grades are: AAB (Business, Econ, and Math)
→ O-Level grades aren’t the best due to many extenuating factors.
→ No. 33/900 studend in highschool
→ SAT: 1360/Essay 21 (Will give it again in a month and praying I get above 1500 this time)
→ Don’t have a lot of the traditional ECAS due to many extenuating factors.
- Trade forex and stocks to support my family and to earn money for me
- Pro-poker player. (Was invited to the WSOP tournament in 2020)
- Develop websites for my dropshipping businesses. (Check them out and let me know how they look www.luminiciti.net & www.labeaute.com.co)
→ All in all I’ve made roughly USD 20,000 (in a year) from these endeavors.
→ Tutor my cousin math
→ Run NGOs
Nothing too impressive. Haven’t done things like sports or debate or research since I have no interest in them. I only do things that i actually want to do and put all my heart into them. I was also not able to do many ECAs since i was the primary caretaker of my grandparents 5/7 days of the week.
Financial affordiablity: ~ USD 40,000-60,000 (could only afford USD 20,000 last year when i applied)
→ Have been moving around since i was born and constantly had to adjust to new academic systems. Don’t have any friends. Just live for myself in a state of depression.
Main dream school is NYU.
Sorry for the extremely long post. Hope someone helps!