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Chance me for UNC Out of State please!

fortniteferretfortniteferret Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
Hey! I was wondering if you guys think ill be able to get into UNC Chapel Hill (out of state)/my chances. AP exams have always been a weakness for me because I stress myself out but I haven't failed any yet! (although I think I will fail the chem one this year lol)
Here are my Stats:
GPA: 3.95 Unweighted; 4.73 Weighted
SAT: 1470 (720 CRW; 750 Math)
Bio Subject SAT: 720 (also gonna take the chem and Math 2 soon)
AP Government and Politics: 3
AP Biology: 3 (upsetting as I studied so much for it :( )
Currently taking AP Chem, Lang, and Calc AB (next year; senior year; im taking AP Calc BC, Pysch, Environmental, and Lit)
Internship experience: Worked at National Institutes of Health (clinical shadowing, research, and presented Research posters) (2018 Summers)
President of Religious group at school (2017-2020)
County-Wide President of a Religious Youth Society (2019-2019)
UNICEF President and Founder (2018-2020)
President of Science Honors Society (2019-2020)
Key Club Secretary (2018-2020)
Model UN Treasurer (2018-2020)
Spanish, English, National, Math, and Science Honors Society
Volunteering experience: 300+ hours (elderly homes/hospitals)
Awards: Won humanitarian award (2017 and 2018) from credited Organization for raising $5000 each year (10k total) for refugee

Replies to: Chance me for UNC Out of State please!

  • fortniteferretfortniteferret Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
  • peach0v0peach0v0 Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    UNC has very high standards for OOS students. Their OOS acceptance rate is close to Ivy level. Your weighted GPA is very high, but the fact that you don't have a 4.0 unweighted GPA could count against you. Your class rank matters very much. I have never seen UNC take anyone who wasn't close to the top of their class (top 5-10%-ish). For the SAT you want at least a 1500+ to be "safe", and even then it's not a guarantee. Your AP scores shouldn't matter too much in admissions; they look more closely at your grades. Your ECs and awards look impressive on paper at a glance, but depending on who else applies they may or may not look appealing to admission officers. It's subjective.
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 24,534 Forum Champion
    UNC only takes 18% of it class from OOS so it is a very difficult acceptance. It should be considered a reach school.

    I'd recommend that you focus your time and energies to creating a solid college list that includes reach, match, and safety schools that appear affordable (find out your parents' budget and run the net price calculator for each school) and that you would be happy to attend.
  • fortniteferretfortniteferret Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    edited May 8
    BTW my school does not do rankings and tuition is not an issue at all
  • Cheapdad00Cheapdad00 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Your scores look impressive, see if you can get SAT up over 1500 also take the ACT and see how you do. Your stats line up well with my son's and he got in this year (that was in state though, but from Wake county). I think OOS admission is a crapshoot and your best bet may to play up your humanitarian fund raising efforts as most applicants under consideration from OOS will have scores the same as or better than you have now.
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