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Chance me for undergrad business schools?

championworrierchampionworrier Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
Hey, I'm a rising senior and I'd like to know my chances at these schools and if I'm on the right track with this college list. Pls tell me if these colleges are in my reach and if this is a good list for my stats. Not sure if my list is balanced enough and if it is too heavy on reaches. Also I'd like to follow business in the future so I will be applying to the business schools at these colleges hopefully.

Here's my list so far:
University of Washington
UC Irvine
UVA
USC
University of Texas, Austin
Loyola Marymount University
San Diego State University
Boston University
Villanova University
NYU
Fordham University

Here are some of my stats, feel free to ask if I'm missing anything:
Overall Weighted GPA: 4.15
Overall Unweighted GPA: 3.85
New SAT (October): 1450
AP's: US History (5), Psychology (5), Spanish Language (5), English Language and Composition (5), Calculus AB (5), World History (3)

EC's/Awards:
-Cello (5 years): advanced orchestra (11th Grade - first year that advanced class was offered at my school), pit orchestra for musical (9th grade), ASTA certificate of advancement program (level 5) (10th grade)
-Student Worker at school cafe 4 days a week (11th Grade)
-Worked in law office last summer, again this summer (paid) (10th-11th grade)
-Co-founder/Treasurer of a music club - playing music/singing at retirement homes (11th)
-1st place Junior Achievement Pitchfest - I was the CFO of the business (11th Grade)
-1st place Junior Achievement Company Program - CFO (11th Grade)
-AP Scholar with Distinction
Note - I've helped care for my grandmother with alzheimer's ever since she was diagnosed when I was in elementary school, so advisors have told me I should add that to my application since i've spent a lot of my time with her and it has shaped my identity so much.

State: CA
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Asian (I'm Filipino, but I don't know if this makes any difference in helping or hurting me)
Income: over 200k

Thank you so much! Any feedback or advice is much appreciated !

Replies to: Chance me for undergrad business schools?

  • championworrierchampionworrier Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    Any advice is appreciated !!!
  • fluffybearfluffybear Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    I think you have a good chance at all of the schools, NYU might be a reach. Your ethnicity might hurt you (I don't know if being Filipino helps).

    Do you have class rank?

    Can you elaborate on the Junior Achievement awards? Are they local, regional, state, national?

    Overall, apart from your Junior Achievement awards and working in a law office, your other ECs/awards seem quite standard. Your academic stats are okay. Also, definitely write about your grandmother if there is a certain essay topic that correlates with it, but I'd recommend against writing it for your personal essay unless you can write it well.
  • championworrierchampionworrier Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    @fluffybear My school doesn't rank and I think that the Junior Achievement awards are regional. Also, why would you recommend against writing about my grandmother for my personal essay? Not really sure what direction I should take for my personal essay... Thanks for the feedback!
  • fluffybearfluffybear Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    It seems hard to write well. You don't want to write a personal essay that sounds negative or sappy, but if you think you can write it well then go ahead.
  • championworrierchampionworrier Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    Oh ok. Thanks for the advice!
  • jamesk2014jamesk2014 Registered User Posts: 180 Junior Member
    if you are apply to top business programs would also check out the cox school of business at SMU one of the consistent top 25 programs and easier to get in than ut for an out of state person
  • woogzmamawoogzmama Registered User Posts: 3,830 Senior Member
    What state do you live in? UT-Austin is very difficult to get into from out-of-state. UVA and NYU-Stern will also be reaches for you, although not completely out of range.
  • championworrierchampionworrier Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    @woogzmama I live in California. I know UT-Austin is super hard to get into as an out of state applicant, especially for the business school. I'm mostly applying there out of encouragement from my parents, so I'm not really expecting too much. Other than UVA and NYU, does it look like I have a solid chance at the other schools on my list? Thanks for the feedback!
  • GumbymomGumbymom Registered User Posts: 19,318 Senior Member
    SDSU: Safety
    UCI: Match
    USC: High Match

    Best of luck.
  • preppedparentpreppedparent Registered User Posts: 2,258 Senior Member
    I think you have a shot at Cornell. Cornell has lots of Asians, and being from CA, I think they like geodiversity.
  • championworrierchampionworrier Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    @preppedparent I think if I wanted to be considered at Cornell I'd need a much higher GPA and test scores. I don't really think I'm in that range? Not sure though
  • preppedparentpreppedparent Registered User Posts: 2,258 Senior Member
    Your stats are enough.
  • championworrierchampionworrier Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    @preppedparent I'll check it out. Thanks for the advice!
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