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Chances of getting in?

astahirastahir Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
Objective:
SAT I (breakdown): 520 CR 680 M 550 W (I understand that my test scores are low)
ACT:n/a
SAT II:n/a
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.86
Weighted GPA: 4.59
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 74/390
AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Lang (3), AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, AP Lit, AP Spanish Lang and Culture, AP Calculus AB
IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
Senior Year Course Load: 3 AP courses, 3 honors courses,
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): n/a


Subjective:
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Mu Alpha Theta (Vice President), Spanish Honors Society (Vice President), Alzheimers Awareness Club (Webmaster), Spanish Club (Secretary), History Club, Environmental Club
Job/Work Experience: Child Care Provider, Tutoring Job
Volunteer/Community service: Tutored (150+ hours) struggling students in math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Trig), science (basic biology and chemistry), and Spanish (Spanish 1-4)
Summer Activities: Worked with PASVA organization (50+ hours)
Essays: I'm comfortable with both of my essays that I have written.
Teacher Recommendation: Math teacher will write a great recommendation.
Counselor Rec:n/a
Additional Rec:n/a
State: Virginia (out-of-state)
School Type: Public
Ethnicity: Asian (Nepalese and Pakistani)
Gender: Male
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First Generation to go to college

Replies to: Chances of getting in?

  • gandalf78gandalf78 Registered User Posts: 1,876 Senior Member
    I would say that your chances as an OOS applicant are pretty low. While your grades are good, your low SAT scores are a hindrance; and I don't know that being a 1st-generation to attend college is enough to overcome the low SAT scores. Nothing about your ECs jumps out, either.

    Of course, only the admissions office knows for sure; but I wouldn't get your hopes up.
  • bksoccer7bksoccer7 Registered User Posts: 214 Junior Member
    Hey, I'm Nepalese too! Anyways, being from VA, you have a huge disadvantage. OOS students that apply to UNC have similar qualifications as applicants from top schools. Your SAT is too low for OOS (good for instate). UNC likes volunteering and community service so your EC's are good. The only negatives are your SAT and class rank. UNC might be a low reach/ high match. Be hopeful b/c you have a chance. Did you apply EA?(that will help)
  • trackcheer2016trackcheer2016 Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    Hey everyone, I don't like to do chance me things (also sorry if I am intruding on this thread haha) but I am very stressed about my chances of getting into UNC. It is one of my top schools and I am so nervous
    I am Out of State

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown):N/a
    ACT: 31
    SAT II:n/a
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): n/a
    Weighted GPA: 4.19
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): my HS does not rank
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP US History (4), AP Biology (4), senior year I haven't taken the tests yet but I am taking AP Calculus AB, AP Physics and AP Us Gov/Politics ((my school only offers APs as an upperclassman)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    Senior Year Course Load: 3 AP courses, a few honors, a few regular,- overall 8 classes that aren't too easy (I didn't make my senior year easy)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): College Book Award, Varsity in two sports, Regional Cheerleading award


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Key Club (President), Campus Ministry (senior leader), Latin, Science and Regular National Honors Society, Cheerleading 4 years, track and field 4 years, piano
    Job/Work Experience: internship at lab in the Yale Medical School
    Volunteer/Community service: camp counselor for three years, mission trip before junior year, I also regularly organize service projects in campus ministry
    Summer Activities: internship as mentioned above, camp counselor as mentioned above
    Essays: I'm comfortable with both of my essays that I have written- one was about learning how to ride a bike, and my UNC one was the TedTalk one that I absolutely loved
    Teacher Recommendation: Math teacher (excellent writer), science teacher I have had since freshman year who helped me get my internship,
    Counselor Rec:I assume it is good
    Additional Rec:PI (lab director) that I worked with at Yale wrote me a letter (I didn't read it)
    State: Connecticut (out-of-state)
    School Type: Private, small catholic
    Ethnicity: white--I didn't indicate this on my application
    Gender: female
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none that I can think of

    Thank you so much everyone, I am not one to tell everyone about my grades and stuff but I just need some reassurance that I might have a chance. also- I am applying for a major in Public Health if that makes a difference
  • gandalf78gandalf78 Registered User Posts: 1,876 Senior Member
    @trackcheer2016: If our school's Naviance is any guide, your ACT and GPA are a little on the low side; so based on that I would say your chances are not the best. Of course, admissions is not just a matter of GPA and test scores; only the admissions office knows for sure, and if you applied EA, your question should be answered in about two weeks.
  • waddupswaddups Registered User Posts: 278 Junior Member
    @bksoccer7 Even for in state these SAT scores are not "good." In state acceptances probably have 600+ across the board, or if they do have a score below 600, they probably have another exceptionally high score (750+)
  • bksoccer7bksoccer7 Registered User Posts: 214 Junior Member
    @waddups well I was going based on the people that I know who got in. By good I meant good enough to get in which it certainly is.
  • renegade23renegade23 Registered User Posts: 220 Junior Member
    @bksoccer7 Maybe those scores would be borderline okay for in-state kids, but definitely not for an OOS Asian.
  • bksoccer7bksoccer7 Registered User Posts: 214 Junior Member
    @renegade23 Yes, thats what I said in my original comment.
  • waddupswaddups Registered User Posts: 278 Junior Member
    @bksoccer7 I'm sure students get in with those scores in state, but they would definitely be in the bottom 25% (for in state not counting OOS). That means they would need something stellar/have a hook. High 500s just don't cut it, even for in state. High 500s would typically be matches for NC State.
  • prayforthebestprayforthebest Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    Hi :) I would say that u have a TON of leadership positions. I think it's obvious that your only hindrance is the test score. I just knew i got in as an international student :) so don't lose hope :) I have better test scores but fewer leadership positions
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