UVA ED SEAS Chances?

<p>Hi guys! I'm a filipino male from SOUTHWEST Virginia who has a sister that graduated from the Arts and Sciences college a year ago.</p>

<p>Class Rank:5/112
GPA:3.92 UW 3.992 W
SAT: V-540 M-630 (1170)
7 Total APs (5 Senior Year) Ap Hist, Calc, Stat, Comp. Sci., Bio, Gov, and English.</p>

4 Year Soccer Player(8-11) (only junior captain last year) All-SWD, All-Region IV (1st team), All-State(Honorable Mention). Plan/hope to play spring senior season as captain and All-State candidate/Player of Year in District.</p>

<p>4 Year Marching Band member(Won multiple competitions and countless hours of practice) <a href="http://www.ghsband.com%5B/url%5D"&gt;www.ghsband.com&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>3 Year Cross Country Runner(All SWD, Captain 04')
Beta Club Treasurer
4 Year county math academic team (county champs 03')
5 year Certified Soccer Referee</p>

<p>Summer Regional Governor's School (community college engineering classes)
Pep Club-04'
YMCA Virginia Model General Assembly-04'</p>

<p>50+ Hours of Catholic confirmation volunteer work</p>

<p>I really hope my low SAT score won't kill me, and I also got a 2 on the AP US Hist exam =*-(. I didn't send it....
I hope my 4/5 years of soccer, X-Country, and Band will get me in. Band seems to be growing like a "vegetable garden" at UVA! I also got all As this 6 weeks, and I believe that will go out to the office.
Please tell me my chances if I go early to the engineering school, any suggestions?
I plan on writing my essay on diversity as a lone filipino in this area and my ability of magic unlocking the boxes of astonishment.
If I get deferred I plan to apply to UC-Berk. Any other suggestions for colleges?</p>

<p>Well, your SAT score is kind of low even for in-state, but all is not lost. I know UVa really looks at the whole student rather than just raw scores alone. It seems like you've taken the hardest courses at your high school, and you have good grades. I think you still have a chance at getting into UVa, but you should try retaking the SATs and write really killer essays. </p>

<p>The bad news is your low SAT will definitely hurt your application to UC Berkeley, especially as an out-of-state applicant. At the California schools, raw scores are more scrutinized. As a safety, apply to the engineering schools at Virginia Tech and VCU. You'll probably get in.</p>

<p>Just want one more opinion!</p>

<p>I think you have a decent shot ED at the SEAS. Being from SW VA will definitely help (not exactly the most represented region at UVA) as will applying to SEAS. Do this: google "uva office of institutional assessment". Once you find that, you can look around a little and find the acceptance rate at UVA by school...and at SEAS it's about 60%.</p>

<p>Are my low SATs really going to kill me? Should I do An Interview of some sort? Would UNC or WFU be a good choice too?</p>

<p>Wake is very popular among people who are around the UVA-level, as you definitely are. </p>

<p>The SAT's are a bit low, but being in-state, from SW VA no less, will help. I'd say you're better than 50/50 to get in... your class rank is solid.</p>

<p>An interview will help if you have other traits beyond your intelligence that you'd like to convey (sense of humor, good people skills, etc). Otherwise, let your stats and essays speak for themselves.</p>

<p>Flip360, I didn't mean to worry you. I think you have a decent chance at getting into UVa. No, your SAT score won't kill you. Good luck!</p>

<p>Is this essay good enough to push my SAT up?
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=3686%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=3686&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Also will low SAT II scores hurt me? I will take math level 2 only on Nov. 6 and plan to take more later</p>

<p>Flip, I know someone from Virginia get into UVA with a 1260, so low scores aren't anything to become completely worried about. I know for sure that GPA means the most.</p>

<p>When does one know if they are admitted or not? Also if I had sent my app in earlier, would I have known earlier?</p>