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what are my chances? I know you get this a lot

js3418js3418 Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
edited September 2005 in University of Virginia
I'm a senior and since last year I've wanted to go to UVA. I just moved to Fairfax county from Florida, so I will qualify for instate.

I know you guys get this type of question a lot but do I have any hope of getting accepted? I'm applying ED for Fall 2006, undecided major probably but I have interests in the sciences and business.

GPA: 3.75 unweighted, probably about 4.4 weighted
SAT I: 700 math, 640 verbal, 680 writing
SAT II: 690 math IIC, 690 Chemistry

academic courses:

english 9 honors (A)
english 10 honors (A)
AP eng lang (B) (3 on AP test)
AP eng lit/comp (currently in class)

algebra I honors (A)
geometry honors (A)
algebra II honors (A)
precalc honors (A)
AP calc AB (current class)
AP stats (current class)

earth&sci honors (B)
biology honors (B)
chem I honors (A)
AP chem (B) (4 on test)
IB physics sl (in class now)

world hist honors I (B)
world hist II (in class now)
AP US hist (B) (4 on test)
AP US gov't (in class now)

spanish I (A)
spanish II (B)
russian I and II (I registered to take a test to get credit)

I have no sports, dabbled in clubs. The only thing of accomplishment in my profile is that my friend and I started a club (and class) in high school for creative writing. We also put out the first edition of our magazine. I hear UVa likes "leaders" and "go-getters" so this will help me. I'll write about it in my essay.

I've heard that it's easier to get in with in-state rather than out-state but I also heard that it's harder to get in from fairfax county. Besides, I see many people on these boards who have much more ECs and better GPAs. I understand that my SATs are borderline-acceptance (statistics-wise, at least) and so is my GPA.
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Replies to: what are my chances? I know you get this a lot

  • sciencenerdsciencenerd Registered User Posts: 1,730 Senior Member
    Hey you live in Fairfax County. I live in Loudoun County. Where do you go to school? I think your stats are pretty good, but try to get in some EC's. EC's will really help.
  • annandale1annandale1 Registered User Posts: 586 Member
    i am in Fairfax too :)
  • GandhijiGandhiji Registered User Posts: 713 Member
    fairfax here too. what school do you goto?

    you have a good chance for instate
  • sciencenerdsciencenerd Registered User Posts: 1,730 Senior Member
    Hey could you guys say what schools you go to? Thanks
  • GandhijiGandhiji Registered User Posts: 713 Member
    West Potomac High, Fairfax County
  • js3418js3418 Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    I'm at Robinson SS. I've only been there for two weeks, though. I just moved here this summer.
  • sciencenerdsciencenerd Registered User Posts: 1,730 Senior Member
    I think you have a good chance. Does anyone know if UVA is like really that hard to get into? Like would you have to be like really great like with 10 A.P.'s, 6+Ec's and other stuff or less than that. Thanks

    I go to Broad Run High School in Loudoun County.
  • js3418js3418 Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    dear sciencenerd,

    Well, I just know that the statistics for this school are really high, compared to others. I don't know, people say I have a good chance but I'm still dubious. Maybe I'm just being paranoid.

    I read somewhere that if it wasn't a public school (Jefferson wanted it that way so it's not changing) it would be an Ivy.
  • wmrockswmrocks Registered User Posts: 231 Junior Member
    i went to robinson, i had a 3.8 with all IB classes and I didn't get in my first time around, I went to William & Mary and transferred this semester. Go look at the career center at the binders, you'll notice that no one is accepted with below a 3.8/3.9 with all IB courses, this is from Robinson btw.
  • Sdma89Sdma89 Registered User Posts: 558 Member
    I think that as far as as your stats are concerned, you are in range. I think that you should work on your essay, making sure that it expresses who you are.

    "I've heard that it's easier to get in with in-state rather than out-state but I also heard that it's harder to get in from fairfax county."

    I read a Washington Post Article which mentioned that UVA may give preferential treatment in Virginia to those who do not live in Northern Virginia. This is just what I read. I attended a private, Catholic high school in Washington, D.C., and a lot of the students lived in Northern Virginia; hence, a lot of students applied to UVA. For the northern virginians applying to UVA last year from my high school, the overwhelming majority did not get in. They were either waitlisted or rejected. Many actually applied ED, were deferred, then were rejected/waitlisted in RD. Those who lived in Northern Virginia who were accepted had the highest gpas and SAT scores out of the bunch.
  • GandhijiGandhiji Registered User Posts: 713 Member
    Hey cool... Robinson. Your football team is crazy good!
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