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Chances for NYU, Boston University, Brandeis, and WashingtonU

Mr.JalamamMr.Jalamam Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
I am currently a junior.

Stats: 3.75 GPA (I know that some schools calculate your GPA from just your sophomore year and junior year, not sure if these schools do that. If so, my cumulative GPA from those 2 years would be about a 4.2)
1300 SAT (I realize it's low, I am taking it again and will likely raise it substantially)
Male, Caucasian- out of state
I've taken AP US History (and did well)
Honors Inorganic Chemistry (and did well)
And by next year will have taken AP Bio, Organic Chemsitry (which is a second year college class), and CP English.
Also, Spanish 4 which in the future will be an AP class.
My school doesn't offer any IB or HL classes, also few AP's

My passion is medicine.
I wrote my first proper, independent research paper my sophomore year of high school with the advisory of a Ph.D of neuroscience (Entitled: Alzheimer's Disease: The Theory of Causation). This paper has been published in a magazine and was inspired by witnessing the progression of my grandfather's Alzheimer's Disease. I am currently working on my second (Chronic Irregular Respiration and The Allostatic Load), which will be finished and published by the time I am applying next year.

Also, I have a medical TV spot on a local TV show that I host (broadcasted to around 100,000 people).

In addition, I shadowed a doctor at my local hospital for a week and had the opportunity of witnessing, and to a limited degree, assisting in an actual autopsy.

I also have a website that I started which is dedicated to bringing new and "divergent" perspectives to various medical related topics (currently has 3 authors, me included).

I also co-founded a public speaking organization with the Ph.D I mentioned above, where I gave numerous speeches.

Finally, I have my student pilot's license and will (eventually) obtain my private pilot's license.

Other facts:
I will have recommendations from a professor of neuroscience and from a Harvard trained cardiologist (both of which have mentored me in medicincal concepts for a year+)
I am NHS president of my chapter and played varsity tennis for 3 years.

I am particularly concerned about the fact that I have taken very few AP classes, do you think this will harm me?


Replies to: Chances for NYU, Boston University, Brandeis, and WashingtonU

  • pinkbarbiepinkbarbie Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    Your extracurriculars are outstanding, could use more emphasis on community service though. Get your SAT up to the 1450-1500 area and I'd say you have a great chance, especially for WashingtonU
  • collegelover1234collegelover1234 Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    I'm applying to Boston University too!! Your stats look really good and you have a great chance of getting in! Is the 3.75 your weighted or unweighted gpa? Also, if your school only offers a few AP's and you took most of them, colleges won't belittle you because you didn't have the opportunity to take them. But, if your school does offer an immense amount of ap's and you only take a few, that won't look so good. Anyways, your ec's look amazing, so good luck!!
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