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chance for ivies, northwestern, georgetown, tufts, rice, amherst

heresthefutureheresthefuture Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
female, Asian, Massachusetts, first-gen college student

I attend a regular suburban high school, not renowned. my class is ~ 200 people

GPA weighted: 4.71
uw GPA: 4.0
Rank: 1/200

SAT w essay: 800 CR, 770 M - 1570/1600 (only took it once); essay: 24/24

SAT II: 800 World History, 770 Lit, 770 Bio M

soph yr classes (all A+ w/ two As):
AP Bio (5)
all honors for precalculus, english, history, science, german III

junior year classes (all A+ w/ one A):
AP Comp Gov (5)
AP Calc AB (highest level of calc my school offers) (5)
AP Lit (5)
AP World History (5)
college chemistry (schedule conflict for a higher-level science)
German IV Honors
~miscellaneous electives, needed for graduation

senior year classes:
AP Statistics
AP English Lang
AP Physics 1
AP Environmental Science
AP Comp Sci A
German V Honors
~miscellaneous elective

EC's:
- student body president for three years, including senior year
- student government president
- debate team (our school's team isn't very good but this is an important EC to me, personally)
- varsity letters in two sports for three years
- I was selected for a student council that researches education topics & meets w edu policymakers including the governor.. only 20 students statewide are selected
- editor-in-chief of yearbook/school publication
- officer of National Honors Society at my school
- volunteering at a local community center for 5 years
- tutor elementary/middle school kids in German
- part-time job at a bookstore (10 hours a week during school yr, ~25 a week during summer)

awards:
I've only been recognized regionally/state-wide (just random leadership awards). I'm a national merit semifinalist & AP scholar w distinction but I know those don't matter lol

My letters of rec should be strong. I'm recognized as one of the top leaders and students in the past several years in my school. I don't think I'll stand out to any top schools but anyway my list is as follows:

Northwestern, Rice, Tufts, Georgetown, UPenn, Cornell, Brown, Columbia, Princeton EA, Stanford, Dartmouth, Amherst, Middlebury and then some safeties & realistic matches. If none of these seem realistic for me... any suggestions for targets??

I plan to major in public policy studies, international relations, or poli sci.

Replies to: chance for ivies, northwestern, georgetown, tufts, rice, amherst

  • StudyFoxxStudyFoxx Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
    You have pretty good chances, no school is out of your reach.
  • Wje9164beWje9164be Registered User Posts: 1,228 Senior Member
    Excellent academics even by the standards of this website. Demographics don't help you much but your competitive even in the pool of Asian females. All of the schools listed are realistic for you. Focus in on the reaches you really want
  • hornplayerdannyhornplayerdanny Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Awesome academics, competitive for every school I can think of. In the end, it might come down to your essays I'd say. Good luck with the whole admissions process!
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