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Chances- Northwestern, Michigan, Etc.

abdcfabdcf Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
I honestly wanted to stop posting on College Confidential a while ago (and especially stop posting Chance posts cause they're so dumb) but I'm honestly kind of bored and wondering what people's opinions are.

Here are the schools I'm definitely applying to:

Northwestern Medill (ED)
Michigan (Ross Pre-Admit) (EA)
UNC Chapel Hill (EA)
Missouri (Rolling)
Michigan State (Rolling)

I'm not gonna apply to all these but I guess I'm just wondering what my chances are:

Duke (RD)
Vanderbilt (RD)
Stanford (RD)
All the Ivies (RD)- Don't worry I'm not gonna apply to all of them; maybe only a few. Most of them probably aren't a good fit for me considering I'd like pretty good sports at my school. I'm just wondering what my chances would be at all of them.

Demographics: White/Jewish, goes to competitive public HS in Michigan

ACT (Sending both): April- 35 Composite: 35 E, 35 M, 34 R, 34 S; October- 33 Composite: 36 E, 35 M, 32 R, 29 S

SAT (Only sending to Stanford if I apply cause they require all ACTs and all SATs): April- 1420 Composite: 720 M, 700 CR;
May- 1440 Composite: 770 M, 670 CR; Super score-1470

SAT II: Taking Bio and Math II in October, probably won't send to schools unless they require them

UW GPA: 3.99/4 (One A- all of HS)

School: Full IB School


Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute, also called Medill Cherubs, summer before Grade 12 (Competitive summer journalism program at Northwestern)

Newspaper, Grades 9-12 (Staff Writer Grade 9; Back Page/Sports Editor Grade 10; Sports Editor Grade 11; EIC Grade 12; won one regional gold key Scholastic Art and Writing 2017)

Model UN, Grades 9-12 (Co-President Grade 12; Book Award Michigan State Conference 2016 and Honorable Mention U Chicago Conference 2017)

BuildOn, Grades 9-12 (Fundraising Officer Grade 12; participated in Trek to Malawi summer before Grade 11)

Writer for two out of school sports websites, Grades 11-12 (Won two regional silver keys Scholastic Art and Writing 2017)

Co-host and Sports Commentator for local high school radio, Grades 11-12

FBLA, Grades 10-12 (3rd place Sports and Entertainment at Ohio States 2016, went to nationals FBLA 2017, 1st place Journalism at Ohio States 2017)

Track, Grades 9-11/Cross Country, Grades 10-12 (Just JV, possibility of earning Varsity Letter in Cross Country but idk)

Teacher Assistant at Local Hebrew School, Grades 9-12 (Half work/half volunteer grades 9-10; all volunteer Grades 11-12)

Baseball Umpire, Grades 9-12 (Job)

Honestly just want some opinions. Michigan and Northwestern are the two schools I'm really focusing on, though I'd like to see what people here think of my chances for other schools as well (even though I know these kinds of posts are stupid).

Also- if I have a 35 ACT will my lower SAT scores look really bad in the eyes of Stanford? Since my ECs are focused on journalism, will that hurt me for Ross? I'm applying to Ross cause, even anywhere, I'd probably double major/minor in something business related and Michigan doesn't even have journalism. Lastly- do I have any chance of Merit Aid at schools like USC or UNC even though I'm not a NMF (only Commended)?


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