URM (hispanic) chances????????

<p>Here are my stats. I would really appreciate if you could tel me my chances.</p>

<p>MAY---> SAT I: 670 M 700 V
October-----> SAT I: 710 M 640 V
December------> Retaking SAT IIs</p>

<p>SAT II: 630 IIC 660 Wri 750 US </p>

<p>top 10 % </p>

<p>4.1/4.5 GPA UW</p>

<p>APUSH last year (4)
5 AP's this year </p>

<p>EC's are average
hopefully my recs and essay will be good.</p>

<p>I am Hispanic from a poor city.</p>

<p>I would like to double major in engineering and (economics or business).</p>

<p>I'd say 10% or less.</p>

<p>who whoa whoa you gave that other URM 40% and this one is much better</p>

<p>10% or less, ouch</p>

<p>But i think you're right. Harvard might be too much of a reach for me to apply.</p>

<p>Hey, just really spend some time on the essays, definately do the second optional one.</p>

<p>You never know, just dont be discouraged</p>

<p>adjlad,
Please realize that no one knows your chances for Harvard except to say that your chances are 1 in 10 because that's how many applicants usually get accepted to Harvard. No one can read the adcoms' minds. According to Harvard's website, your stats are within the range of students who are admitted. However, that's true of about 85% of the applicants, so it's no guarantee of admission.</p>

<p>Do your best with your application and interview, and make sure that you have some good match and safety schools, including schools that you know you can afford. You certainly have the stats to get into a tier 1 school if you put in careful applications. Do, however, read the financial aid sections on colleges web sites to find out if they meet 100% of demonstrated need. Not all colleges will give students enough aid to attend. There also are colleges that are not "need blind." Need blind colleges make admissions decisions without taking students' finances into consideration. That info also is on colleges' web sites.</p>

<p>Best of luck!</p>

<p>agree with northstarmom.
ive stopped posting whats my chance thread. its just a bunch of numbers, and they are not everything. almost everyone here is qualified. it's the subtle differences that set the admited apart from the rest.</p>

<p>Adjlad,
Please do not let one persons' comments discourage you from applying. I am an alumni interviewer, and I know that Harvard specifically asks its interviewers not to estimate students' chances. There are far too many things to consider for anyone to be able to give you an accurate estimate of your chances.</p>

<p>I have seen people with similar stats to yours get Harvard acceptances. I have seen people weith similar stats to yours get rejections. You will have no chance of an acceptance unless you apply.</p>

<p>You seem to be hard working and ambitious. If Harvard interests you, go for it. </p>

<p>While I don't suggest using CC or any other site to estimate your chances, CC can be an excellent place to get good suggestions about colleges to consider applying, and how to submit an optimal application. The Parents Forum section is an especially good place to get thoughtful advice.</p>

<p>In addition to applying to Harvard, I suggest that you consider Carnegie Mellon and University of Wisconsin, both of which have good engineering schools, excellent merit aid, and are very interested in recruiting URMs. Even without being a URM from a poor city, you'd be a good candidate for these schools.</p>

<p>Well, I'm not really discouraged. I just realize that Harvard is one of my many super reach schools and perhaps I should spend my time applying to Harvard on something else. (cough - sat IIs- cough)</p>

<p>Thank you Northstarmom!</p>