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unsure about chances,ill chance back!

compositionscompositions Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
edited November 2012 in What Are My Chances?
Im not sure if i should change my list based on my sats, because the cr is killing me. If i have a solid chance at all my schools id like to keep it, but i would like some opinions. Im in a lopsided position where my cr is horrible but math and sciences are good. What should i do?

Ill chance back, just leave a link, thanks!

Rigorous HS, Top 5 in state of NJ. Top 100 in nation/Blue ribbon school

SAT I (breakdown): 700 Math, 650 Writing (10 essay) 540 Critical Reading
SAT II: Physics 710 Math II: 780
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):3.76
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 25%
AP (place score in parenthesis): Physics B (5), Calc AB (4), Physics C Mech. (4) Physics C E&M (4), Micro (4), Calc BC, Statistics

Schedule+Grades (All honor classes except spanish classes and business electives)

English 1 A
Algebra A-
Geometry A
Spanish 1 B+
Intro. to Business Management A
Physics A
World Cultures (history) A


American Lit. 1 A-
AP Physics B A
Chemistry A
Math Analysis 1 (precalc) A-
Macroeconomics A
Spanish 2 B+
Strategy Formulation A-


American Lit 2 A-
AP Calc AB A-
AP Micro A-
AP Physics C A
Biology B+
US History 1 B
Investment Analysis B+


US History 2
World Contemporary Lit.
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics
Derivatives trading
Portfolio Management
Drawing Fundamentals (i needed an art class)


Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
HS soccer all 4 years (1 year freshman, 2 years JV and 1 year V) defensive captain for all levels
Town Soccer travel soccer team (defensive captain)
HS travel Soccer team (defensive captain)
-vo-tech state champions this year
HS basketball 2 years
Student body - 4 years
Physics club- 4 years
Air Brush Club- 1 year
200+ Volunteer hours
- 130 from Volunteering at polish school
- 25 from retirement home
Part-time as doctor's assistant for one year
Internship with UBS (Union Bank of Switzerland)

National Honors Society for High school Scholars
AP Scholar with honor
Top 20% in Treasury’s National Financial Capability Challenge

State (if domestic applicant): NJ
School Type: Technical High school
Ethnicity: Korean
Gender: M

Schools I'm applying to:
Babson (finance)
Bentley (finance)
Boston U. (finance)
Drexel (finance)
fordham (finance)
lehigh (finance)
Macaulay (baruch)
NYU (economics because its consider a humanities, so easier to get into)
Northeastern (finance)
Rose-Hulman (econ)
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Replies to: unsure about chances,ill chance back!

  • ahallzahallz Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    I think you have a pretty good shot of getting into all of those schools even though your Cr is low. Your composite matches pretty well with the middle percentile. Northeastern may be a high natch just because they are selective. But outside of Macaulay and rose-hulman(since I don't know much about them) I think you have a good chance for all of the schools! Good luck!

    If you could chance me too that would be awesome!
  • stupiddorkyidiotstupiddorkyidiot Registered User Posts: 603 Member
    I agree that Northeastern might be a bit of a reach, but it sounds like you'll be competitive at most of these schools, aside from (and of course you know this) your CR score. Hopefully it won't matter as much since you're applying for finance... But (and this is conjecture) I'd imagine that that wouldn't be the case at least at NYU, since you're applying for humanities. As annoying as this sounds, you probably want to think about retaking the SAT. :/ You have great ECs and a good GPA, though! Good luck :)
  • compositionscompositions Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Thank you very much, thats very helpful, I am actually taking the SAT's this saturday and hoping to do as well as i have been doing on practice tests. Any more chances?
  • graceclassof2013graceclassof2013 Registered User Posts: 115 Junior Member
    I can tell you that you will very likely get into Drexel and Boston U. You look good for everywhere else but you might wanna get that CR score up but I'm sure you know that haha. Best of luck!
  • yankeesfan6792yankeesfan6792 Registered User Posts: 188 Junior Member
    cant think of a good comeback so ill just tell u tom
  • compositionscompositions Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    help me out, chances?
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