what in the world are my chances!?!

<p>Here's where I'm applying:</p>

<p>Columbia (ED) (i love it i love it i love it.)
UMD-College Park (honors program)

-3.95 (unweighted)
-4.64 (weighted on 5.0 scale)
-ranked 2/400 (unweighted)
-ranked 10ish/400 (weighted)
-well-regarded public school in MD</p>

-800 reading, 800 writing, 730 math</p>

<p>SAT II:
-math level 2: 760
-spanish: 740
-world history: 710</p>

-Gov&Pol (4)
-English Lang (5)
-Calc AB (5)
-World History (5)
-Chemistry (4)
-Psychology (5)
-English Lit
-Calc BC
-European History</p>

-literary magazine 2 years, copy editor last year and chief editor this year
-participates in and organizes school poetry readings (affiliated with lit mag) for past two years
-member of selective improvisational theater troupe 2 years
-cappies critics team (writes reviews of high school shows) this year
-very involved in drama department, all 4 years
-softball (JV captain) and varsity last year
-horseback riding lessons (10 years)
-piano lessons (10 years)</p>

-have been volunteering for 4 years at my grandmother's retirement home, bingo supervisor (2-3 hours per week, 45 weeks per year)
-volunteer at riding stables over summer to help kids learn to ride</p>

-National Merit Scholar (Semifinalist)
-Maryland Distinguished Scholar Finalist
-AP Scholar with Distinction
-MSMTA Piano Theory Award
-National Honor Society
-Foreign Language Honor Society (spanish)</p>

<p>Other stuff to consider:
-I attended a theatre & the arts future leaders summit at columbia the summer after 10th grade, really made me want to attend the university
-my recommendations should be good (one's from my english teacher of 2 years who's the lit mag adviser, and one is from my theatre teacher of 3 years who's my improv troupe leader and director of most of the shows i've been in)
-my essay is pretty original and creative
-I'm a white female from a middle class family
-I plan to major in english/poli sci/history/sociology</p>

<p>Basically, I'm hoping the theatre and poetry things I've done will stand out. What do you think?!</p>

<p>Good at Columbia (ED), Georgetown, UMaryland, and UVA.</p>

<p>At Princeton & Penn your chances are okay.</p>

<p>Thank you! Anyone else?</p>

<p>Are there any other schools you would suggest?</p>

<p>Is anyone else applying early decision to Columbia?</p>

<p>I'm desperate! Be as brutal as you want.</p>

<p>Look at Barnard, Mt. Holyoke, Bryn Mawr, Grinnell, Macalester, Wesleyan, Reed, Occidental, URochester, Johns Hopkins, Vandy, Emory, Case Western, and Carnagie Mellon.</p>

<p>Since your interest in Columbia shows you are not afraid of core programs, you could consider UChicago.</p>

<p>Thank you! I was looking at Carnegie Mellon and UChicago, but the latter may be too far away for my parents' liking. Chances, anyone else? Especially Columbia, because I love it.</p>