What are my chances for Vassar and University of Penn?

<p>I go to a public magnet high school ranked #2 in the state of Illinois.
My school has no rank but I am probably in the top 10-25%
I have taken all honors, one regular and 4 A.P classes.
I have about a 4.57 weighted g.p.a and a 3.85 unweighted g.p.a.
I had a 31 on the ACT.
I am female and I am interested in engineering or biology (I want to become an orthopedic surgeon).</p>

Cross Country- 3 years Varsity (10, 11, 12)
Track- 3 years Varsity (10, 11, 12)
Basketball- 1 year (9)
Swimming- 1 year (12)</p>

Habitat for Humanity- 4 years (9, 10, 11, 12)
Freshman Mentors- 2 years (11, 12)
Peer Leadership- 1 year (9)
National Junior Honor Society (10)
National Honor Society (11, 12)
Ski & Snowboard Club (11, 12)</p>

<p>volunteer service-
I know I must have +100 hours but I am not sure exactly how much. I have done a lot of service projects through school and through clubs but I haven't kept track or recorded every single hour because it's not that important to me to say I had this many hours... I don't think there would be much of a difference between someone with 100 hours and 130 hours anyway.</p>

<p>work experience-
this past summer I worked at Mcdonald's 20-40 hours per week </p>

<pre><code> I also plan to run in college if i can. I have had an unusually large amount of injuries that have slowed me down... I had three stress fractures and I had to take sedentary six-month break because of knee problems. But my junior year (my second year of running) I was able to run 18:29 early about two weeks into the season. but i had two of my stress fractures right after that and I then the knee condition. I went half a year being out of shape and wasn't able to start training until this fall. I can run 3 miles under 20:00 now... I know that by the end of the track season my times should be back under 19:00. I'm hoping to get down to 18:00 or under for 3.1 miles (5k).

I think I have pretty good essays and good teacher recommendations.
I submitted four portrait drawing for the Your Space on the Vassar supplement.

<p>What are my chances of getting into Vassar and the University of Pennsylvania?</p>

<p>Great chances at Vassar! UPenn looks pretty promising as well, but your ACT is a little low for Penn!! Good luck!</p>

<p>As lexieam said!</p>

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<p>What are my chances of getting into Vassar?
I'm a sophomore, male, and I go to a well known private school near Cleveland Ohio that has a good reputation among colleges. I am agnostic and pretty relaxed. I enjoy reading, rock climbing, hanging out with friends. I consider myself to be smart, and above all, I am an intellectual person.
I accelerated in science and am taking Honors Physics as a sophomore in a class of Juniors
I am taking an extra class, Computer Science
I am also a drummer in my school's Jazz band
theses are my classes</p>

<p>English 10
Honors Physics
Math 2 Honors (highest math available)
Chinese 2
Jazz Band
Computer Science
Western Civilization 10</p>

<p>Junior - year I will take AP Biology, AP Computer Science, maybe another English Course, and Chinese 3, in addition to the other required classes
Senior Year - AP Chemistry and a few other electives in science, an english course</p>

<p>Last year I had a 3.56 GPA, this year I am aiming for a 3.5-3.6</p>

<p>Extra Curricular</p>

<p>Mock Trial
Science Olympiad (I am one of five captains, the rest are seniors, and there are about 40 kids in science olympiad)
Academic Challenge
Anderson Scholars - this is the most important, out of each class, 5 kids are chosen to pursue research in science, I am doing independent research with a Neurosurgeon at University Hospitals (University is the name of the area), I can also get funding from the school, and at the end of my senior year, I can get my work published in a scientific journal or present it to a panel of experts.</p>

<p>Community Service
My school tutors kids at a local inner-city school once a month, and I am going to do independent volunteering at Habitat for Humanity
I am working on some sor of fundraiser for a worthy cause I can do independently </p>

I rock climb twice a week
Political Essay Contest
film club
school newspaper writer
maybe next year, speech and debate?</p>

my current score is about 1900, but I am just a sophomore, I am aiming for a 2100, but I may get even higher</p>

last summer I did a 3 week course in Neuroscience at Brown University
this summer I am doing independent research at University Hospitals
Next summer I am not sure, I may do a Cleveland Clinic, paid internship that lets me do more research with doctors and see patients, but I may or may not get accepted to the internship</p>

<p>I am a down to earth, fun-loving guy with a passion for science. I have a lot of friends and adapt well to new environments. I have a real passion for neuroscience, and my career path is to be a neurosurgeon.</p>

<p>Vassar and Middlebury are my two top choices right now.</p>