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Please chance me?

randomstudent7randomstudent7 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
edited December 2012 in University of Pennsylvania
Applying to CAS ED

School: Public school, and located in one of the wealthiest cities in America. Extremely competitive and top 1% in public schools in America according to US News.

Race: Asian

GPA: 4.35/5.0 (weighted) 3.8/4.0(unweighted) Class rank: 34/1125 (top 3.6% I actually went from top 18% in my freshman year to top 4% now)

AP Scores: English III (5), European History(5), Calculus BC (5), Chemistry(5), APUSH (5), Spanish (4), World History (4), Computer Science (3)

SAT: One sitting 2330, Superscore 2400

ACT: Didn't take, don't plan on taking.

SATII: Math II - 800, US History - 740, Chemistry - 780

Senior year schedule: AP Statistics, AP English IV, Computer Science C, AP Government, AP Microeconomics, AP Biology, Orchestra

EC's: President of Key Club (2 years)
President and Founder of Muggle Quidditch (3 years)
Orchestra (3 years)
Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society (2 years each)
Over 500 Volunteer hours with Hospitals and Retirement homes for Alzheimer Residents
Church Youth Group Leader for the last 3 years (Also lead vocalist, choir leader, and praise leader)
President: Muggle Quidditch for past 2 years

Essays: Can't really judge, but I'd definitely say really good.

Recs: Teachers: One of them is probably amazing, and the second is probably really good
Counselor: Amazing!

Thanks a lot guys!
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Replies to: Please chance me?

  • FrankwFrankw Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    As per usual chance me threads...

    1) Objectively: scores great, courseload great, GPA great, ECs and leadership great.
    2) Subjectively: Since you can't really judge your own essays I think it's safe to assume they'll be "neutral," not really hurting you while not really helping you. Teacher recs are equally indeterminable (unless you've read them, which I doubt), which means in total your subjective evaluation would be just neutral, placing you in the majority of applicants.

    Which means, in summary, that you have a fairly decent chance, as you've surpassed the general benchmarks objectively and I'm sure your reputation and hard work can be commented on by your recommendation letters. Crapshoot would be the word you're looking for. You never know what the admissions officer will think of you, but optimistically speaking I'd say you'd be very well off! At worst, you'll be deferred. Maybe you will be one of the people who get deferred then later accepted (about 11% rate based off class of 2016 stats).
  • mandyrucemandyruce Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Oh man!! You got
    A 2400!!!!!!!
  • randomstudent7randomstudent7 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    @mandyruce yup! haha surprised me too when I saw the results come out..

    anyone else have any opinions? ): just legitimately frightened right now..
  • upenn20121212upenn20121212 Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    2400 super score and a 3.8 gpa with moderate XC

    you should probably have a nice 10 relaxing day break and you will find yourself an acceptance letter in your mail

    thats what i think :p unless something goes wrong
  • randomstudent7randomstudent7 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    I like your name upenn20121212 haha..

    and wow this stress is seriously unbearable. I hope everyone else is not dying on the inside like I am at the moment..
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