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Chances for HYP + Penn ED + JHU

bball1bball1 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
edited November 2012 in What Are My Chances?
Applied ED to Penn (CAS), will apply RD to others if rejected.

GPA: 4.54 Weighted, 4.0 UW
Rank: School does not report, but 1-2/80 (competitive private)
ACT: 35
SAT II: 800 Bio M, 770 U.S. History, 730 Math I (hoping to take Math II and score 750+)
AP Classes: Bio (5), USH (5), US Gov (5), Calc AB (5), English Lang (4)

ECs: Varsity golf (6 yrs) & captain (2 yrs), Yearbook Staff, Multicultural Club, Student Council, Math Team (4 yrs)
Worked on a clinical research study funded by the American Heart Association and have additional rec from mentor.
Tutored some kids in Bio and Math this summer
Shadowed a surgeon for a week, cardiologist another week.

Senior year course load: 5 APs (Calc BC, Physics, Stats, English Lit, Psychology)

Awards: Several class awards (Calc, Precal, Geometry, USH, Bio, 9th grade english), Harvard Book Award, RPI Medal, AP scholar w/ Distinction

Recommendations: Should be very good.
Will major in Biology (premed)

Ethnicity: Asian
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Replies to: Chances for HYP + Penn ED + JHU

  • XinzeLiXinzeLi Registered User Posts: 112 Junior Member
    Why the hell do you even ask these? You know for sure that no one knows better than you do about chances. Even with a near-perfect transcript, what can we even say?

    Being completely honest, it's getting seriously annoying reading endless stats and requests of:


    800 800 800 800 800 800 790(OH NO) 720(MY DAD BEAT ME FOR THIS)
    4.0 BOTH

    *Insert boring generic science and math grind ECs here*

    ETHNICITY ASIAN (-50% chance)

    If you did any research, you would know that anyone that has perfect transcript and SAT scores with fairly concentrated ECs would be a reach for the top few.

    Alumni/Fame/ other relations or contributions would make the school slightly easier to get into with lower stats.

    In fact, I'll even imitate a few more posts just to save some people from posting the exact same thing under me.

    Person 1: GPA is lower than perfect, apply and hope for the best!

    Person 2: OMG I'm applying to HYPSCMU too! I'm only XXXX better here but you beat me XXX here... Good luck!!

    Person 3: Reach Reach Reach Reach Reach

    Person 4: ACT score too low, Not enough AP

    Person 5: Asian with only math and science? Instant reject!!

    Person 6: Just apply to them all and hope for the best!!

    There you go, I just got you about a week's worth of responses. I'm not trying to be mean or anything, but can we have some more tier two-three schools where an accurate prediction can actually be given for a student of X stats, instead of just "Maybe" like all these Ivy leagues?
  • logicx24logicx24 Registered User Posts: 679 Member
    ^^That post hit the nail on the head, though he could've been more eloquent about it. Seriously though, why do you do this? You know the answers to this already. Why ask?
  • anonymou2anonymou2 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    good stats. There is a chance part of the site so if you dont want to give him feedback dont visit the part of the website. Good luck.
  • XinzeLiXinzeLi Registered User Posts: 112 Junior Member
    anonymou: At least I answered his question and served the purpose of the thread. You just made a useless comment on his good (no really?) stats, which means nothing at all. The places need more than just good stats, and I already wished him luck.
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