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Chance me for Notre Dame please! (Regular Decision) Thanks in advance!

gq2016gq2016 Registered User Posts: 194 Junior Member
Hi, please roughly state how likely it is for me to get into Notre Dame for Regular Decision. Thanks! I really appreciate it.

Unweighted GPA- 3.91 (I took mostly CPs freshman year, but from sophomore to senior year I only took honors and APs)
SAT I: 680 CR, 740 M, 720 W = 2140 Total (All in one sitting)
Ranking: 37/559 (Top 10%)

Activities and grades participated: (ASTERIX NEXT TO WHAT WILL BE LISTED ON COMMON APP)
Piano since I was about 6 years old, participated in multiple recitals*
Track and field* 10-present (Varsity lettered junior year)
Cross country* 10-present (Varsity letter senior year, scholar athlete)
Indoor Track* 10-present
National Honor Society* 11-present
Future Health Professionals of America 10-present
Democratic Society* 11-12 (Treasurer)
Outdoors Club 11-present
German Club 9 (gave up after due to sports)
High school talent show= 11 (Plan on doing it again this year)- Played a classical piano piece solo
Lancaster Science Factory Volunteer*- 25 hours I know it's not that much
Participated in national piano guild auditions- Judge grades you on a few pieces that you play along with scale, I received 41 C's (Commendable) and 0 A's (Needs Attention) (9th grade)
National Federation of Music Clubs Festival- Judge grades you on a few pieces, I received a Superior rating(10th grade)
Scholastic Writing Contest for Novel Writing* 10th grade (Although did not receive an award)
LOR- 1 biology teacher, 1 counselor, assuming they are both really good
Writing Supplement- I would say 10/10 for the general one for all applicants, 10/10 for the "what question" one, and 9/10 for "how are you incomplete"

Other info:
State: PA
Ethnicity: Asian
Intended Major: I put Environmental Science for College of Science.

Music Supplement: I submitted an arts portfolio to be considered as part of my application. I submitted a music (piano) supplement with two performances: Nocturne in C Sharp Minor by Frederic Chopin, and Transcendental Etude No. 10 by Franz Liszt.

Replies to: Chance me for Notre Dame please! (Regular Decision) Thanks in advance!

  • gq2016gq2016 Registered User Posts: 194 Junior Member
    By the way, I am NOT Catholic
  • Wje9164beWje9164be Registered User Posts: 1,254 Senior Member
    I think your chances for Notre Dame are pretty good. With a 3.91 unweighted GPA it's surprising your class rank is not a little higher. Not being catholic should not be a problem. Very well rounded EC's (athletics, music, other clubs) but not a lot of leadership positions, D is a freshman at ND this year. An even stronger SAT score or essays that clearly communicate your love for ND would help. 2140 is a very good SAT score but the applicant pool to ND has crazy high ACT/SAT scores
  • gq2016gq2016 Registered User Posts: 194 Junior Member
    @Wje9164be Thanks for your response! And about the class rank, a lot of people in my school (including me) think our weighting system is messed up, because people who take college prep classes and get A's in them are better off in terms of class rank than people who take honors classes and get B+'s in them. It's kind of messed up, but that's why a lot of people who take AP/honors are at a disadvantage in class rank even though their classes are harder.
  • wneely16wneely16 Registered User Posts: 118 Junior Member
    I think that your chances are pretty solid - about 2 in 3. While your SAT scores are in about the 25th percentile, the math score is quite high (which is what matters for a sci major), your grades are slightly above average, and you demonstrate a lot of commitment and accomplishment through track and piano. Also, if your supplements are as good as you say they are, that's going to significantly boost your chances.

    Would you mind chancing me, as well? Best of luck - Go Irish!
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