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low gpa, high act // chance me pls !!

nyuhopeful7nyuhopeful7 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
edited July 16 in What Are My Chances?
hey everybody, i am an incoming senior and am researching colleges and would love it if someone would chance me at some top business schools (nyu stern, ut austin mccombs, uva, etc.) i am really interested in business, and have a high act, but low gpa (i overloaded on aps but have a strong upward trend).

uw: 3.5
w: 3.85
upward trend: sophomore yr-3.5 junior yr- 4.1 senior year (predicted)- 4.5
aps: bio (3), psych (4), apush, stats (4), ap lit, ap seminar (4), apes (4), ap world

ACT: 34 (35 in english and reading, 33 in math, and 34 in science)

ecs:
- placed 2nd at international competition for DECA
- won multiple competitions (top 3) for DECA
- won state championships for robotics
- coach of all girls robotics team
- dean's list for FIRST robotics
- member of local teen government
- internship at a digital marketing startup

I really want to get into NYU stern (considering EDing there) and would love if someone could tell me if I have a chance!

Replies to: low gpa, high act // chance me pls !!

  • ConcernedRabbitConcernedRabbit Registered User Posts: 436 Member
    Okay... This is a little messy...

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  • nyuhopeful7nyuhopeful7 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    okay thank you so much!!

    Bio:
    -Citizenship: US
    -State of residence: California
    -Class: 2018
    -Race: Indian-American (Asian)
    -Gender: Female

    School:
    -Type (Public/private & size):public / 2,750
    -Graduates (How many go to Ivy's/top 20): 40%? (approximate)
    -AP's Offered: 30-40

    Academic Profile:
    -Unweighted GPA: 3.5
    -Weighted GPA:3.85
    -AP's: bio (3), psych (4), apush, stats (4), ap lit, ap seminar (4), apes (4), ap world
    -ACT: 34
    -SAT: 1550
    -SAT II: bio (720)
    -Rank: none
    -Course Rigor: the hardest available

    EC (In order of importance/commitment):
    - placed 2nd at international competition for DECA
    - won multiple competitions (top 3) for DECA
    - won state championships for robotics
    - coach of all girls robotics team
    - dean's list for FIRST robotics
    - member of local teen government
    - internship at a digital marketing startup

    Other Notables (College courses you've taken, papers published, created own website, TAing a class, ect):
    - have taken chemistry course over the summer at local community college
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    Honors:
    - honor roll every single semester of both high school and middle school
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    Work:
    - internship at digital media company
    - internship at healthcare startup

    Schools I'm looking at (applying to the business school) :
    - NYU (reach)
    - UNC - Chapel Hill (reach)
    - University of Marlyand
    - Indiana University
    - UT Austin (ED most likely)
    - University of Arizona
    - UC Irvine/SB

    ***The list is more or less in order of preference

    Intended Major: business (haven't decided concentration but most likely marketing or finance)
    Intended Minor: bio or comp sci (something in these fields)
  • Vortex2Vortex2 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    You have a very good chance at making all of these schools. I am saying this because of ur course rigor and high standardized test scores.
  • student30294student30294 Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    I think you're selling yourself a bit short on your list of target schools (unless those are the ones you are truly set on). I think you have a decent chance at getting into some other undergrad B schools. Though, Kenan-Flagler and NYU are definitely among of the best. Why not UCB? UMich? Also, why UT Austin? Do you want to live in Texas after college? I wouldn't.
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 31,470 Senior Member
    edited July 17
    Have you taken calculus? Colleges on your list will expect it.
    Second, what's your parents' budget?
    Due to your involvement in DECA and Robotics, you could add Penn M&T as a reach (check out MEAM for instance).
    UArizona makes no sense: ASU Barrett would be much more appropriate (one of the top honors colleges in the country).
    UT Austin is highly unlikely unless you're a legacy, due to being a state school that primarily serves state residents. It's as much of a reach as UNC CH, perhaps more if you're aiming for BHP.
    In addirion to SDSU as a safety, Miami Ohio would be an excellent safety, and UMN Twin Cities Carlson would be a match with likely merit aid (plus you'd have a URM boost there).
    I'd add Fordham and American.
    Look into Penn state and UMass Amherst? Syracuse? Hamilton, Middlebury, Colgate all have very high East coast business placements.
  • student30294student30294 Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    @MYOS1634 why would you say that? The OOS acceptance rate is twice as high as UNC's and the students applying to UT are probably not as high caliber
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 31,470 Senior Member
    edited July 17
    Because the acceptance rate is due to all students in Texas getting in if they are top 7%. That makes 75% of all admits. So, 75% of the total is a 100% admit.
    Then they admit some more students from Texas with a good but not top 7% class rank and excellent curriculum rigor/test scores.
    Those comprise 90% of all freshman admits.
    Then remember UT admits athletes who may or may not be instate and often aren't top 7-10%.
    Then only do they look at OOS applicants. Oos athletes+ unhooked oos students = 7% of the freshman class.
    The acceptance rate for an unhooked OOS applicants to one of the most selective colleges is likely under 10%- and much lower for BHP.
  • nyuhopeful7nyuhopeful7 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    edited August 26
    @student30294 I am a California resident, so I am planning on applying to UCB anyways. However, when it comes to more competitive schools, I think that my lower GPA will make it hard for me to get in.
  • nyuhopeful7nyuhopeful7 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    @MYOS1634 Thank you for your advice! I will definitely look into those schools. I was going to apply to UMass, but I wasn't sure if I could get in.
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