I know USC is a definite reach for me...my mom doesn't even want me applying because she thinks I don't have a chance. I just want to see how far of a reach it is. It would be appreciated if you could be somewhat specific, like..."you have a 20% chance" or something like that. Please don't reply with "reach", because I know that already.
Here's my info:
Lower Middle Class Family
Long Island, NY
I currently attend one of the best private schools (I believe it's the second best) in New York, I'm not graded based on GPA, and I haven't received a class rank yet. All of my classes are considered AP classes, even if they are very generic. During my junior year I took: Chemistry, American History, Spanish, Religion, English, and Trigonometry.
Senior Year Average: (Hoping to have it around a 95, I won't be slacking off like always)
Junior Year Average: 92
Three Year Average: 90
SAT I: 1370/1600 [2000/2400] (710 CR, 660 M, 630 W)
Like my classes, my school has a bunch of generic clubs as well, where no leadership positions are even available. All of this information is pretty hard to explain on a college application, which pretty much sucks, but I guess I'll have to deal with that.
Tennis 9th - 11th
Social Studies Club 9th - 11th
Economics Club 11th
Spanish Club 10th - 11th
Yearbook 9th - 11th
Chess Club 10th - 11th
National Honors Society 11th - 12th
Team Captain for Relay for Life Foundation - Raised around $5,000 for cancer research
Intramural Basketball Coach for 4th Graders
Intramural Baseball Coach for 2nd Graders (My Dad and I coached underprivileged kids in a bad area around Queens)
Coached and refereed for kids at a basketball camp (9th - 11th)
A file clerk at an ophthalmologist (9th - 10th)
Worked at an ice cream store (11th)
I played travel basketball and baseball for nearly 10 years, and I've played USTA tennis for a few years now. I've recently taken up boxing. In my spare time I also design websites, which I've been paid for, and I'm fluent in HTML and such.