What are my chances?

<p>Hey guys, I'm really new to this site.
With that in mind, help me out here. </p>

<p>Okay, where to start. I'm an international (S.Korean) and have been living in VA for 2 years now. Just finished my junior year; so class of 2011. I go to a regular public school.</p>

<p>-I just got my June SAT scores. RC 760 MATH 800 W 740.
This is my second SAT, after a 2160 (710 800 650) from March.</p>

<p>-Haven't taken any SAT2s yet, I'm preparing to take MATH2C and Physics this October. Most likely a 800 on math and maybe at around 750 for Physics. Should I take Chemistry too? (have to teach myself for most of the stuff though)</p>

<p>-My GPA is at around 3.75 (unweighted)
Not sure about the weighted GPA.
Horrendous as it might seem, my GPA is low only because of my freshman year from korea--ever since I've come to America I got straight A's.
GPA killed my school class rank; I'm in the top 25% level. </p>

<p>-My school didn't offer any "honor" or "AP" or any kind of rigorous classes in my freshman year or my sophomore year. Took all honors classes and AP Calc AB for Junior year. (the only other AP offered was US history, which I avoided.) Will be taking AP Physics, AP Government, AP Literature, Linear Algebra/Vector Calculus, General Biology (college level) for my senior year. I'm very dedicated; most likely I'd receive A's for my senior year classes</p>

<p>-Far from "impressive" Extra curricular activities; Founder/President of Math club, Vice President of 4H Club, Cross Country Team, Indoor Track Team, Clarinet in Band for 2 years, ACE Team... insignificant for the most part.</p>

<p>-Volunteered at a local library (translating into korean.) have around 100 hours total.</p>

<p>-Local/school awards for the most part.. national latin exam (silver) AIME contestant.... local sonata contest 1st place.. school science fair 3rd place</p>

<p>I could really use some financial aid. Both my parents having retired, we basically have NO income. </p>

<p>What are my chances? If necessary I'm willing to go for ED. If accepted, would I be able to get any financial aid? Any advices?</p>

<p>Thanks a bunch.</p>

<p>What college within Cornell are you applying to?</p>

<p>^ that I haven't decided.
Honestly, I'm not into any specific field; I'm the kind of the guy who attunes to anything.
So the best bet for me as for now is to go for the most prestigious college possible.
Some of the fields I've looked into are pharmacy (which I believe Cornell does not offer), business, biology.. But really, I'd go for anything.
Thanks.</p>

<p>You should look into the different colleges and make absolutely certain which one you want to go to and what you want to major in before anyone can chance you. I would recommend you look at College of Human Ecology based on your interests.</p>

<p>You have pretty good stats, but you should definitely take the time to research what college you want to apply to.</p>

<p>If you are serious about pharmacy, you're competitive enough apply to 6 year programs like SUNY Albany. Could save you a lot of time and money by cutting out 2 full years of pharmacy school...</p>

<p>^ Pharmacy is something I've done a great amount of research on. As far as I know, Rutgers has the best 0+6 pharmacy curriculum. I'm pretty postive that I'd safely make it. The thing is, Rutgers pharmacy hardly ever gives out scholarships to international students.</p>

<p>I'm just saying that Cornell isn't a good investment if you plan on going to Pharmacy school. Plus like 99% of students in pharmacy school take out loans to pay their cost of attendance just like all medical/law students. I'm guessing you would need FA, which Rutgers or any other 6 year program may/may not give. Dont expect scholarships at Cornell either.</p>

<p>d122002,</p>

<p>As I posted in another thread, if you are interested in pharmacy, check out the University of The Pacific in Stockton, California. I'm not sure how much they give in financial aid. But for sure you will have to take out loans.</p>