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What are my chances?

Hi there! Just freaking out and feeling desperate and looking for a "chance me" for UNC Chapel Hill- my top school!

-applying regular decision
-attending highly-ranked (in some rankings #1) PA public school (so out-of-state)
-Caucasian female, probably not going to get much need based aid
-4.0 GPA, 5.0 weighted (as of junior year)
-grade 9: 3 honors courses
-grade 10: 3 honors and AP Chem
-grade 11: 2 honors, APUSH, and APES
-grade 12 (current): Honors Calc, AP Gov, AP Lit, AP Physics C: Mechanics, Journalism, Honors O-Chem
-5 on AP Chem Exam, 780 SAT Chem subject test, 193 sophomore year PSAT, 221 junior PSAT
-SAT: 2330: 730 math, 800 CR, 800 writing, 10 essay
-ACT (though I didn't send these scores anywhere): 33 composite, 35 writing, 31 math, 34 reading, 31 science (10 essay)
-Varsity cross country runner (ran in state meet junior year where my team placed fifth), JV Spring track
-Honors: National Merit, National Honor Society, Junior Book Award for Literature from Denison
-school newspaper writer 10-12, section editor 11-12, Editor-in-chief 12
-attended Governor's School for Engineering and Technology at Lehigh University summer after junior year, won third place for research and sustainability in engineering
-Water Design Challenge - researched water issues throughout junior year, prepared solution in 48 hour event to mitigate stormwater runoff and won a $400 grant to implement my team's plans
-Ambassador Girl Scout, have earned Gold Award for hosting a middle school Pi Day
-Summer camp counselor (VBS day camp several years, 1 summer Camp Invention, 1 summer 5 weeks at overnight Y-camp)
-play guitar and sing at my church
-Student Council, Principal's Advisory Council, Student Curriculum Advisory Council, Spanish Club Executive Council, Lit Mag editor freshman, sophomore, and senior year
-just started a Chemistry Club at my HS - organizing some fun readings, professor lectures, holiday celebrations, outreach demonstrations, etc. on the subject
-on school team that built weather balloon (outside of class, year long project, just had successful launch!)
-junior year writer for Fastweb- scholarship website, have also written for church newsletter
-Homecoming Queen (SHOULD I INCLUDE THIS?)
-one pretty good rec letter from APES teacher, one probably REALLY good letter from junior year English teacher
-applying as Chemistry major (as of now)

Thus far, I am very sure that I want to major with some combination of chemistry and writing. However, I'm not very sure how exactly I want to go about this. Considering: Double major in chem and English or journalism, major in chem and minor in one of those two, major in Chem-E and minor in one of those two? I'm not quite sure of career goals (who really is?), but I would, right now, ideally want to spend some time in research, some time editing/writing for a scientific journal or magazine, and then maybe become a teacher or professor eventually. Which of these do you think would suit me best/be easiest for me to get into based upon the above?

Please give me some feedback on this! I REALLY love Chapel Hill (though I don't have high hopes right now)

Other schools I'm applying to include (in no particular order): Pitt, Northeastern, Northwestern, Penn State, UPenn, Lehigh, Bucknell, Johns Hopkins, Allegheny

Thanks for your feedback!

Replies to: What are my chances?

  • twogirlstwogirls Registered User Posts: 6,611 Senior Member
    You sound like an amazing applicant and UNC would be foolish not to accept you. Best of luck to you!
  • frankenstein99frankenstein99 Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    edited December 2015
    Thank you so much! @twogirls :) Hope they'll think the same!
  • bhwbqhfb3owibhwbqhfb3owi Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member

    I am an international student applying to Northwestern for Economics.
    I have 4.0 unweighted GPA. ( Don't get weighted GPAs at my school)
    I am doing A levels and taking physics, chemistry, economics, mathematics and english.
    I have 2170 on the sat ( 680 CR, 780 M, 710 W)
    I have 34 no the ACT ( 36 science, 35 math, 33 english, 32 reading)
    770- SAT chem, 770- Math level 2
    I have done until level 6 in the trinity drama exams and have participated in 2 plays.
    I have a lot of community service.
    I have done 1 online economics course and attended summer school at Columbia.
    I have also done 2 internships.

    I applied ED. What are my chances ?

  • PalmTree55PalmTree55 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    1. No one cares that you go to a highly ranked high school. No one.

    2. You are a great applicant! I'd say you have a great chance of getting in.
  • RastaGurlRastaGurl Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    I would put your chances at 80% to 90%. Well-rounded ECs, solid GPA. I'm pretty sure you'll get in but there is no way to quantitatively estimate your essays or recommendation letter so.. I wish u all the best. Do you think I have a chance at UNC?

    Nationality:Indian (International Student)
    Gender: Female
    Major: Pre-Med/Biology
    SAT: 2260 one sitting (770 R, 720 W 770 M)
    SAT II: 690 biology M, 750 Chem, 800 Math II
    GPA: 9.4/10
    Highly competitive community school

    Essays: everyone that read them said they liked it so I hope the admissions people do too
    Recommendations: Pretty good. All teachers had known me for more than 5 years.

    Senior Year courseload:
    CBSE SCHOOL- core subjects -Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Math

    -Drama Club, Secretary
    -Creative writing (national winner)
    -Public Speaking
    -French Singing
    -Olympiads in English and French
    -yearbook committee
    -school magazine editorial board
    -Spelling Bee
    - School Prefect in 11th Grade
    -Health and Eco Club Secretary
    - charity club member (volunteer hours not counted but has to be a lot - water conservation drive, bake sales, blood donation camp)
    -school girls football team
    -3 years on Honor Roll

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