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Wondering about my chances are at NYU, Northwestern, Duke and Princeton are?

jamesharrisonjamesharrison Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
To clarify my request: I’m not asking for the admission decision for my application, but I’m just curious about how my odds stack up against schools in the upper tiers. If you consider yourself knowledgeable about the upper tier schools and what kinds of approximate benchmarks are used—please bestow upon me your wisdom!

I’ll supply, in the following order, IB predicted scores, ACT, SAT Physics and some additional information:

HL Math: 6
HL Physics: 7
HL English: 6
HL Philosophy: 6
SL Chemistry: 6
SL French: 7

ACT composite: 32
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 35
ACT reading: 26
ACT science: 33
*all ACT scores from same test

SAT Physics Subject Test: 750

Additional info:
I think I have pretty impressive extracurriculars—I’ve made a serious impact on my community with new coverage.
High school grade percentages function on a uncommon scaling system average is about 94% (top 5% of grade).
I think my essays were quite strong—I write everyday on a blog (poetry to academic essays) and I’m generally considered (by peers and teachers) to be a skilled writer.
I’m applying from Canada and not requesting any financial aid.

Thank you so much to whoever has taken the time to read this and let me know if there’s any other information I could provide!

Replies to: Wondering about my chances are at NYU, Northwestern, Duke and Princeton are?

  • iwantcollegeplziwantcollegeplz Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Hey James,
    congrats on your achievements

    The schools you have listed except for NYU are all extremely hard to get in. Your ACT is 2 points below average for Duke, Princeton, and Northwestern. 38/42 for IB predicted is pretty good, but probably not competitive for Duke+Princeton.

    Please note that the following data is subjected to my high school, which is located in China, so it might be more competitive than applying from Canada:

    Princeton Average IB Pred: 42/42
    Duke Average IB Pred: 40.5/42
    Northwestern IB Pred 40.3/42

    The schools you have listed are all pretty hard to get in, I would rank you as a match for NYU, reach for NW, Duke, Princeton(Your chance of getting in should be below 20%)

    But I do wish you the best of luck!

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