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Non top 10%

jmre77jmre77 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
edited April 2010 in Texas A&M University
I'm ranked 57/488.. 9 out of the top ten. 3.6 gpa 1710 SAT 1100 CR&M did all three essays and sent letters of recommendation. My extra-curriculars were pretty solid. I applied to the liberal arts school.. first choice: communication. second choice: Telecommunication MediaStudies. What're my chances.. and has anyone else not top 10% heard from A&M?
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  • pierrechnpierrechn - Posts: 1,505 Senior Member
    i think you could get in, only 50% of A&Ms kids are top 10 and 37% are review admits , im still waiting to hear my self
  • XcelleratorXcellerator Registered User Posts: 1,678 Senior Member
    Ouch. That's a solid rank with below average test scores. You might get in if you applied early. There are plenty of applicants who are outside top 10% and got in already (especially if they were an academic admit). Your chances are below average. I'd say about 33% chance. You'll most likely be waitlisted...
  • pierrechnpierrechn - Posts: 1,505 Senior Member
    @Xcellerator how are you so sure? its not like hes applying to UT? 70% top 10
  • pierrechnpierrechn - Posts: 1,505 Senior Member
    and the average SAT score is like 501 in each section so how is he below average?
  • XcelleratorXcellerator Registered User Posts: 1,678 Senior Member
    Lots of students from my school love A&M. A couple of friends of mine last year applied with similar rank and test scores and were waitlisted, but got in eventually.

    The average SAT score is a ~1210 M/CR. A&M only looks at the M/CR scores...
  • jmre77jmre77 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    I'm a girl. :) and I applied to the liberal arts college.. is it really that competitive?
  • XcelleratorXcellerator Registered User Posts: 1,678 Senior Member
    Not really. I don't really know anything about the communication/telecommunication dept., but liberal arts is the easiest to get into.
  • jmre77jmre77 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    with that in mind you still think i have a 33% chance? i had great recommendations and 30 DC hours. What's your major?
  • pierrechnpierrechn - Posts: 1,505 Senior Member
    i think u could get in Liberal Arts, i picked Psychology myself but will probably choose Poly Sci
  • VyseVyse Registered User Posts: 1,875 Senior Member
    The average nationwide may be 500 per section, but A&M is a tier one school, so you expect the SAT average to be higher than the national average. In fact, its ~1200 on Math/CR which is higher than the OP got.
  • pierrechnpierrechn - Posts: 1,505 Senior Member
    o ok i will be glad when other Texas Universities get Tier 1 status, we have plenty schools with enough students
  • colorfulgiraffecolorfulgiraffe Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    i also wasn't in top 10%. I had similar stats, but I was in top quarter (278/1329).
    I waited almost 6 months to get accepeted. I probably would've waited longer if not for my 30 on the act to bump from review-->auto admit applicant.

    nevertheless, you have pretty decent stats! youll most likely get accepted
  • XcelleratorXcellerator Registered User Posts: 1,678 Senior Member
    jmre77 - Still a 33% chance, yes. It will depend a lot of other things too. I'm a freshman Biology major...
  • jmre77jmre77 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Well.. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I had one "average" essay and one "above average" essay.. a director from UT told me that.
  • zonor12098zonor12098 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I am an out-of-state review admit. I am in the top 15%, my ACT was 30, 26 math and 30 english. I applied in November, and I heard back January 11th. I'm an English major.. I really don't think the liberal arts school is that hard of one to get into :]

    I talked to an admissions officer in November and I asked her when I would hear back. She said that if you applied before Thanksgiving/Winter Break you would hear back sooner. Because they have SO many applications coming in during the winter months, people who apply then don't usually hear back until mid-March. :] you should hear soon!!
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