What Are The Odds of Someone With 70s,80s,and low 90s to Be Accepted to An Ivy?

<p>I keep on seeing reoccuring grades such as 80s and 70s and these people apply to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, and Etc. Somehow, they think they even would stand a good chance of getting in. Could people here elaborate on your thoughts about their odds of being accepted to any of the Ivies? {Seems pure daydream when you slack off for 3 years to get 70s and 80s because of some excuse {few legit, most bulls..t} which you will send to the Ivies and Super-Selective Admissions in hopes that they will just ignore your low grades and give you a free ride in especially when you have very little distinctive ECs. } Even with grade variation across the world much less the U.S., you can still get in the low 90s if you truly put forth the effort. Your thoughts on this would be appreciated.</p>

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<p>If it's a very competitive high school or if the classes are very hard (which will be shown by a high class rank despite those grades), it's not unusual to get into top schools.</p>

<p>But 9 times out of 10, it's pretty much going in the rejected pile.</p>

<p>Quite low.</p>

<p>You mentioned Harvard, but I only have the detailed states for Princeton. They're pretty much the same, so whatever:</p>

<p>Unweighted grades:
95% - 5 out of 6 rejected
90% - 19 out of 20 rejected
80%, 70%. . . . take a guess.</p>

<p>I'm guessing you posted this because you don't want the slackers in your school to go to the same kind of school that you you're going to, and quite possibly could be rejected from. It would suck for anyone to work hard and see the slacker next to you get in to Harvard. . . . Thankfully, that sh1t doesn't happen--maybe 1 out of 1,000 applicants with an 80% GPA will get in, and chances are because of some family connection or $5,000,000 donation.</p>

<p>depends on how much of a star athlete u are. if ur going to the olympics, they'd prbly take u even if u fail some classes</p>

<p>I wouldn't say that's true. At a Stanford meeting I went to on a campus tour, they made it clear they don't favor athletes in the admissions process.</p>

<p>^Hahahahahahahahaha.</p>

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depends on how much of a star athlete u are. if ur going to the olympics, they'd prbly take u even if u fail some classes

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Harvard has rejected an olympic gold medalist before... there was a thread about it somewhere.</p>

<p>Wow, I have a 3.6 out of 4 and these numbers are getting me worried .. on top of the initial worry.</p>

<p>Unweighted grades:
95% - 5 out of 6 rejected
90% - 19 out of 20 rejected
80%, 70%. . . . take a guess.</p>

<p>Wow. some stats these are. Maybe I should of been harsher when I gave chances for some kids applying to Harvard. I didn't want to be a jerk and gave a reach to someone international with 70s 80s 90s who had no ECs. Oh well, at least they have hope. :)</p>

<p>^^ Man I'm confused. What does it mean for an unweighted grade to be 95% anyway? Lol, weighted my grades are like 96% in AP classes. Unweighted, my GPA is above what a 99 would be in all standard classes. (also my school calls its system a "4.0 scale" even though it's possible to get a 5.4 GPA...)</p>

<p>My school does not understand GPAs methinks. lol</p>