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Chances for MIT, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Penn, and Stanford

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Replies to: Chances for MIT, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Penn, and Stanford

  • brad89brad89 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    ur 36 friend....did he have a lot of EC's? If so...what helps?
    Thanks
  • Chomsky1488Chomsky1488 Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    Not many EC's. Just a bunch a math stuff, very similar to you. He takes classes at a local university. He plays one sport (golf), NHS, and he tutors in math. I would say you are a lot more qualified than my friend who got in with a 32, but similar to 36. Since your strong point is math, why not tutor some kids after school?
  • bobbobbobbobbobbob Registered User Posts: 4,772 Senior Member
    ...no ecs? nothing that makes you stand out.
  • i'llbebacki'llbeback Registered User Posts: 331 Member
    u ppl do realize that colleges want people with solid grades as much as they want ppl with EC's? ofcourse good grades+EC's would be great,,, but i kinda think solid grades is enough.

    (im at duke and think i got in almost purely on EC's and SAT scores..) but there are enough people here who have just solid grades.. and their doing fine.
  • beck86njbeck86nj Registered User Posts: 805 Member
    Chomsky, doesn't your friend realize that Stanford is a MUCH better place to live and gets people much more recognition?

    One of the things that I love about Olin is that no one is here for prestige. People come to Olin because they think what Olin is doing is important, because they want to help shape a new school, and because Olin 'fits' them, not because the sweatshirt they buy in the bookstore will impress their parents' friends.
  • iCantThinkOfaName2iCantThinkOfaName2 Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
    Olin is sooo small. I don't know how you can ahndle that.
  • brad89brad89 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    any more comments on my chances plz and how about cal tech as well
    thanks
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