What are my chances?

<p>I attend a relatively large (about 1500 students) parochial school on Long Island, NY. I'm a white female and I'm applying to NYU, Columbia, Cornell, and University of Notre Dame as an English major, along with a few "safety" schools that I've already been accepted to.</p>

<p>I rank about 62/424 with an unweighted GPA of 3.6. I work full time every summer and hold two part time jobs during the school year. I volunteer at an after-school program. I have Principal's List, Honor Roll, and NSHSS awards. Clubs are limited since I don't have transportation but I'm a member of the Catholic High School Math League, and I did a few random activities in 9th grade. I'm carrying 2 AP Courses and everything else honors with a few electives.</p>

<p>My SAT scores are:
Verbal - 690
Math - 630
Writing - 680 with a 12 on the essay</p>

<p>My SAT II scores are:
Lit - 680
US History - 650</p>

<p>I was wondering if I hold any chance of getting into the schools listed above, as I know my grades aren't spectacular, though I hope my writing skills and the fact that I've worked for a lawyer as a sort of uncertified paralegal will help me out.</p>

<p>I'd say you have a shot at NYU and Cornell, but they are both still reaches, and Columbia and ND are higher reaches. Good luck!</p>

<p>I would say that NYU is a match and ND is a slightly harder match. Cornell is definitely a reach for you given your grades and scores. Columbia, with its very low acceptance rate, will be almost impossible.</p>