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Chance at Pitt?

todd826todd826 Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
edited September 2007 in University of Pittsburgh
Hey, just wanted to know if I have a chance to get in.

I'm from Westchester County, New York.

GPA: 3.4 (88.4 unweighted) (88.98 weighted)

SAT'S: Fairly Low (not a good test taker, will retake in Oct)

CR: 480
Math: 530
Total: 1010

Awards and Honorary Programs
• Recipient of Triple “C” Award (Commitment, Character, Courage) presented by New York State Attorney General, Andrew M. Cuomo-11th Grade
• Somers High School Peer Leadership-Mentored incoming freshmen throughout their entry year into high school; participated in community service projects.-11, 12
• National Honor Society-Member-11, 12

Honors and College Level Courses
• College Level Pre-Calculus (through Westchester Community College)-12
• College Level Public Affairs (through Syracuse University)-12
• AP Statistics-12
• College Level Spanish (through State University of New York at Albany)-11
• Honors United States History-11
• Honors Global History and Geography-10

• Somers High School Varsity Tennis Team-9, 10, 11, 12 (Captain 12)
• Somers High School Varsity Ski Team-9

Community Service
• Midnight Run- Went to New York City in the middle of the night with this well-established program to contribute food and clothing to the homeless; helped prepare food and clothing prior to run as well-11, 12
• Walk-A-Thon- Helped lead a charity event that raised money for a local food pantry and for a refugee camp in Costa Rica-11, 12
• Additional activities including visiting nursing home, serving at fund-raising dinners, and scoring local basketball games-10, 11, 12
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Replies to: Chance at Pitt?

  • lkf725lkf725 Registered User Posts: 4,781 Senior Member
    I think your gpa is fine but your SAT's are sort of low for main campus. Maybe if you do a few practice tests, you can raise your score a little. Another thing you might consider if you really have some test anxiety problem is to have your guidance counselor explain that. I do think that you will at least be admitted to a branch campus, and then you could later transfer to Oakland.

    Here is the Common Data Set for Pitt. See page 9 for statistics on gpa and sat scores.
  • LBPLBP Registered User Posts: 413 Member
    I agree w/ikf: your SAT scores are on the low side. Have you considered taking the ACT? Many students do much better on the ACT; the scoring is different.
  • nurse123nurse123 Registered User Posts: 149 Junior Member
    I woud suggest taking the ACT. You can certainly attempt the SAT again. However, I think you should concentrate on taking the ACT. Good luck!
  • hawkphoenixhawkphoenix Registered User Posts: 542 Member
    Everything but your test score is good. You definitely have to retake it or try the ACT. Pitt really looks at the test scores, so make sure you get into that middle 50% range.
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