What are my chances?

<p>Ending Junior Year
NY Resident</p>

<p>3.94 GPA on a 4.0 scale</p>

<p>SAT - 760 Verbal, 720 Math, 740 Writing</p>

<p>EC's - 3 Years Varsity Football, 2 Years Varsity Baseball, Investment Club,</p>

<p>M.U.N., Class Treasurer 3 Years</p>

<p>Community Service - 120 hours at local Police Athletic League, trip to Haiti to help rebuild a
charity medical center</p>

<p>I want to major in Econ, with a minor in Financial Management.</p>

<p>Whaddya think?</p>

<p>oh and by the time i graduate, 8 APs and 8 honors courses</p>

<p>What are your SAT II and class rank? I don't see any national awards or large achievements? Rice is big on community service, my S1 received a scholarship to Rice based on just that this year.</p>

<p>I got in last month with pretty similar stats and EC's, and I'm not a Texas resident either. I applied for engineering tho, so I guess thats a bit different than Econ (idk if its easier, harder, or what). Anyway, I'd say you have a pretty good shot, but never take anything for granted in college admissions. Good luck!</p>

<p>Your stats are in the range for Rice. Now it will just matter how well you put together your application. Make sure you start early so you don't rush your essays like I did. haha</p>

<p>But seriously, start early. Would have saved a bunch of stress for me if I had.</p>

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<p>It shouldn't have an effect on admissions. Most people change majors anyways.</p>

<p>Doesn't matter that you live in NY as opposed to TX.</p>

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<p>It helps to be from OOS for two reasons
1. There are a lot of Texas applicants. Rice is trying to maintain a diverse population
2. Less people (if any at all) will likely apply from your school.</p>

<p>Your logic is flawed. Those two reasons are actually reasons why it helps to be from underrepresented states, not just states other than Texas. As with any university, they seek to admit students from all 50 states, but NY is definitely <em>not</em> underrepresented. My statement that it doesn't matter that the OP lives in NY as opposed to TX is accurate.</p>

<p>From Enrollment</a> and Demographics : Rice University</p>

<p>Texas - 2,829 students
NY - 122 students</p>

<p>There are more people from china (360) and India (140) then NY. Will it be easier to get in from Hawaii, absolutely. That does not mean that New York will not give you a little boost.</p>

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<p>Some numbers to back up your claim? For once, please give us some detail.</p>

<p>Would you happen to have the number of students from NJ? Thanks.</p>

<p>Antarius's link has the number for every state (NJ is 79). Only 1 from Wyoming, looks like someone has a great chance if they want to apply from WY ;)</p>

<p>Wyoming has people?? ;)</p>

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