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is this my safety?

ridewitbd24ridewitbd24 Registered User Posts: 623 Member
I LIVE IN IL!! Applyinh to the business school.

GPA: 3.74/4.00 (UW)
4.16/4 (W)
Rank: 20/535 (top 5%)

ACT: 34
SAT 2'S:
US History- 730
Math IIC- 780

By end of high school: 9 AP'S: AP US (5), AP EURO, CALC AB (5)


Job- All 4 years of high school (first 2 as a regular babysitter for 12 hours a week at least and last two as a mcdonalds cashier 15 hours/wk )

Scholastic Bowl- 4 yrs Team Captain- Jv (2yrs) Var(2yrs). Top scorer every year on my team. Named to all conference team last year.

Basketball-Freshman A; Soph(2yrs) Intramurals (2yrs)
Baseball (2yrs)
Fall intramurals (4yrs) Basketball/Volleyball(for those lacking the time)
Winter Intramurals (2yrs)-Basketball

Commiunity Service- 2 yrs- run a gift shop (200+ hours)

NHS (which includes canned food drive, peer tutoring, and reading to young kids) (2yrs) BOARD MEMBER

SO.... with all parts taken into consideration should I consider U of I in UC a legitimate safety?
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Replies to: is this my safety?

  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,511 Senior Member
    It would be at the other colleges in the university but school of business should never be considered a true safety. That college depends more than any of the others at UIUC on a full file review and thus you shuld consider essays important. Your stats place you in its upper 25% but that college has been to known to reject many who have high stats. It also has the lowest admission rate, under 50%, of all the UIUC colleges. Thus, I would consider it a good match but whenever a college has an admission rate under 50% no one should consider it an easy safety. On a side note, your SAT II's are of no value because UIUC does not use them for admission.
  • ridewitbd24ridewitbd24 Registered User Posts: 623 Member
    thanks for the reply...by under 50% do you mean in the 40's? or lower?
  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,511 Senior Member
    For entry class of 2006 it was high 40's
  • underoath89underoath89 Registered User Posts: 152 Junior Member
    I really wouldn't consider it a safety, but with a 34 and that GPA, plus commitment in school, I don't see how you wouldn't get in.
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