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Cornell ED Chances?

DerpfieldDerpfield Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited September 2011 in What Are My Chances?
I would like to know my chances of admission to the Cornell school of Agriculture and Life Sciences. I intend on majoring in atmospheric science with a minor in communications.

Causasian male from Ohio

GPA: 3.9 UW, 4.42 W

Rank: Top 2% of (7/340) students at a competative public school

SAT: 1990; 680 W/ 670 CR/ 640 M (Retaking in November)

SAT II: Not required for college of Agriculture and Life Sciences


10th grade:
- AP U.S. History 4

11th grade:
- AP Language and Composition 4
- AP Psychology 5

12th grade (AP tests not yet taken)
-AP Calculus AB
-AP Chemistry
-AP Literature and Composition
-AP United States Government


Public Forum Debate- placed at many tournaments
Toledo Youth Orchestra- principal Viola
Toledo Junior Youth Orchestra- principal Viola
NW Ohio regional orchestra- principal Viola
Ohio all-state orchestra
District honors orchestra
School orchestra- principal Viola
Solo competition- perfect scores
Varsity tennis- captain; state quarterfinalist; individual league finalist
Chess team- ranked 2nd of over 150 in region; 2nd place team
Volunteered as chess instructor at local elementary school
Ping pong club- co-founder and treasurer
National merit scholar commended
College Board AP scholar
Interact volunteer organization
Dance For A Chance charity event
24 Hour Relay charity event
National Honors Society- publicity committee member

Since I intend on studying meteorology/atmospheric science in college, I have some additional job-related extracurriculars:

Job shadowed National Weather Service in Cleveland
Job shadowed WTOL News 11, Toledo
Penn State weather camp
3 semesters of meteorological research: “The Economic Impacts of Severe Weather”; “Weather and Its Impacts on American History”; 3rd title undecided
Worked with meteorologist Michael Schlesinger as a research mentor
Created my own TV studio and produced weekly weather broadcasts posted on YouTube and my website (Broadcast Meteorology - Home); http://www.youtube.com/user/Broadcastmet

Recommendations: Should be extremely strong. One was written my my debate coach, and the other by the teacher of the class where I researched meteorology.

Colleges I'm applying to:
Penn State
Valparaiso University

I think I have a decent chance of admission, but I would appreciate some other opinions as well. Thank you!
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