What are my chances for top-tier?

<p>Hi, I'm graduating Fall 2011 and I'm starting to get really nervous for college as I'm researching for different schools... If you could give me feedback on what my chances might be, that'd be fantastic.</p>

<p>Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Asian
Permanent Resident</p>

<p>School: Small charter high school</p>

<p>GPA unweighted: 3.82</p>

<p>SAT (superscore): 2290, 700 Reading, 800 Math, 790 Writing
SAT subject: 700 Chemistry, 730 US History (I'll retake them in October) </p>

<p>AP Courses taken: AP Psychology, AP Language, AP Literature, AP World History, AP European History, AP US History, AP Chemistry, AP Economics, AP Calculus AB</p>

<p>AP Courses to be taken: AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics </p>

<p>Extracurriculars: Chamber Mistress of school orchestra (3 years), Founder of International Club (1 year), Editor-in-Chief of the Literary Magazine (3 years), President of NHS (3 years), TRI-M Music Honor Society (3 years)</p>

<p>Total Volunteer hours: +200 hours</p>

<p>Awards: Outstanding Musicianship Award, Wellesley Book Award (2010), and National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist </p>

<p>Major possibilities: Psychology, Neuroscience, Politics, International Relations and Affairs</p>

<p>School interests: U of Penn, Northwestern, U of Chicago, Yale, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Columbia, Williams, Amherst, Georgetown</p>

<p>Thank you!</p>

<p>Ivies highly unlikely with a 700CR.</p>

<p>That said, we don't have enough info. Rank is the number one factor.</p>

<p>Unless your school is known for being particularly rigorous, your GPA and lack of significant ECs will probably keep you out of the schools you listed.</p>

<p>Fair chance at Northwestern and Georgetown, the rest are pretty unlikely.</p>

<p>The charter school that I go to is ranked 7 on US News... Does that help?</p>

<p>And as far as I know, my school does not do rankings.</p>

<p>Your UW and SAT is fine though that 700 in CR might hurt a bit, and I would redo your Subject Tests like you said. Your ECs are great but nothing outstanding, that's the only thing I can pick out really.</p>

<p>The better your school, the more they'll expect in terms of scores and achievement outside of the classroom. Whether or not your school oficially ranks, they give enough info for colleges to closely approximate your position in your class.</p>

<p>If your SAT IIs improve and if you're GPA is good within the context of your school (high class rank) then you shouldn't give up on the ivies, and gtown etc. is still def within reach, but you should def make sure to look at other great schools that are less selective. i should warn you that, no matter what they say, being asian IS a disadvantage. a study came out recently that says that asians have to score 140 points higher on the SATs to compete with white people for spots at top schools, just cus so many asians are high achieving that the top schools refuse to take anything but cream of the crop. if you could retake your SAT I (if and ONLY if you truly think you'll do better) it would be good to try and boost your CR score.
Don't be too discouraged--i'm sure you will go somewhere great.</p>