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Applying to Princeton not really sure about the odds.

JxcksxnJxcksxn Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
GPA - 4.0
Act- 30
Ec's: Two honors Societies Model UN ( Crisis Committee so not just sitting in the assembly)
Volunteering : Pretty wide, volunteered at schools in other districts and my own, done things such as write letters from "Santa" to kids at the local primary school etc.
Rec's: both teachers i got to give recommendations seem very very invested in where i wind up going so I'm assuming that they wrote me strong recs.
Essays: I felt they were strong and interesting overall.
Hispanic Male from military family
State is not massively represented but not underepresented
Mother is an Ivy Graduate
Interview went really great

Replies to: Applying to Princeton not really sure about the odds.

  • iwantcollegeplziwantcollegeplz Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Ur gpa is great, but it's more or less average for your pool of applicants(Princeton).
    ACT is significantly lower than the average(4 points) and not even in the bottom 25% range.

    Plz Note this set of data provided by Princeton University
    Acceptance Rate for Students with a 4.0 = 8.1%
    27-31 ACT is 5.2%

    Your ECs are most or less average for Princeton, NO major leadership, NO research, NO major competition awards.
    Although Santa letter appears to be really sweet, does not offer a major hook unless you portray them in a really really interesting way in ur essay.

    Princeton is a high reach even for students with a 36 and 4.0.

    A total of 35370 students applied last year, it's a competitive pool, I don't think you have anything rn that will stellar you as the 5.5%(acceptance rate). Overall I'd say you have a low chance at Princeton, but I sincerely do wish you the best of luck.

    Note: Don't take these comments personally.
  • iwantcollegeplziwantcollegeplz Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    at most average or less than average*
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