URM Chances

<p>Please tell me my chances. I'm a friend of Runner8491 applying to Princeton.
GPA out of a 100 My rank is 32/259
I'm taking the most rigorous courseload that is offered to me.</p>

<p>Senior Year Courses
AP Calculus
AP US History
AP English
Honors Theology IV
Honors French IV
Honors Physics</p>

<p>2 college courses(Intro Philosophy and Intermeditate Spanish. I have taken 3 college coures so far.</p>

USHis: 750
Chemistry: 700
Math IIC:600</p>

Mock Trial/Debate-10 11 12
African American Club(President)- 10 11 12
Model UN(Ambassodor from Great Britain) - 10 11 12
Vice President of senior class-12
Peer Adviser to Freshman-12
Newspaper(Editor in Chief)-11 12
Volunteer at local hosptial- 100hrs
FBLA- 10 11 12
Track and Field (Letterman)- 9 10 11 12
National Honor Society- 11 12
Tutor at local Literacy School
Community Service Corps- 10 11 12 </p>

<p>I want to major in Political Science. I am an African-American that lives in a disadvantaged area. I also have several Academic Awards from school.
My HOOK: a 2wk. study abroad program in France.</p>

<p>I think your hook would be the URM status, but anyway,
your scores are a bit low, but it looks ok otherwise.</p>

<p>Your chances are iffy. 50-50</p>

<p>Retake those SATs</p>

<p>I saw your post at the Yale forum, too. I'd say go for it, apply to Princeton and Yale, as you have a chance (especially if you get your SAT score above 1400). All the same, it's really a crapshoot, and you're going up against students, including some URMs, with GPAs as high as yours, but with better test scores.</p>