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Chance me RD Cornell, Dartmouth, USC, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Notre Dame, NYU

knowledgeknowsknowledgeknows Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
edited February 11 in What Are My Chances?
Hello, I’d like to start with saying I know that nobody can give me a straight answer, that top colleges are lottos, etc. I have applied RD to Cornell, Dartmouth, Stanford, USC, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, and NYU.

Safety (because I’m already in) - University of Michigan

Background:
- Resident of Michigan
- Male
- White

Grades and Scores:
- W GPA - 3.89
- UW GPA - 3.78
- SAT - 1440 (750 Math & 690 English)
- ACT - 31 (35 English, 33 Math, 30 Reading, 25 Science)

*I have taken the hardest classes offered at my school, meaning that I took honors classes from Freshmen to Sophomore year

Junior Classes
AP Chem (3)
AP Lang (4)
AP Gov (4)
Spanish 4
Pre-Calculus
Physics

Senior Classes (W/ 1st semester grades)
AP Calculus (AB) - C+
Anatomy - B+
AP Lit - B+
AP Micro - A-
Visual Basic (C++ coding) - A-
AP Physics (C mechanics) - B-

**Not good, very busy this first semester


ECs:
- NHS (2 years)
- Key Club (4 years, board member)
- Link Crew/student mentor (2 years)
- Science Olympiad (3 years)
- Varsity Soccer (3 years)
- Club Soccer (all my life)
- Took C++ coding classes at UMich for 2 summers
- E-Commerce Entrepreneur
- Stock Market investor ($2k)
- Arts (photography & filmmaking)


Essays:
- 4 letters of rec, should be good
- Wrote about photography, a certain picture/moment that changed me as a person for my overall common app essay
- Tried to be creative as possible and focused on each school during my supplements, had my father (went to MIT and Harvard, so should be a good writer) edit them and did a final check over, I spent a lot of time on each of them, I think they should be good


I know it’s a “crap-shoot”. I know my GPA and scores aren’t good. I know that odds are against me. But is there a chance? What about transferring after Freshmen year from UMich to one of these? I feel that these universities (especially Ivy League) would give me a head-start after college, and that they will push me in ways unimaginable in order to improve myself. So, what are my chances?

**Applied undecided to all, except for the ones that don’t allow it, which I put down Astronomy because I’m interested in space
**My high school doesn’t weigh honors classes and APs are on 5.0 scale

Replies to: Chance me RD Cornell, Dartmouth, USC, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Notre Dame, NYU

  • knowledgeknowsknowledgeknows Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    edited February 11
    Thanks I’m advance :)
  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 Registered User Posts: 4,139 Senior Member
    Congratulations on your acceptance to Michigan! You are in a fortunate position to already have admission to a great school.

    The rest of your list are definitely reaches but of course there is always a chance.

    If you do end up at Michigan, I would suggest thoroughly enjoying your experience there and not worrying about transferring until you at least give it a chance.
  • HamurtleHamurtle Registered User Posts: 1,710 Senior Member
    You have posted the same question across multiple threads. Michigan is a world class university and you are set.

    The Top 20 schools + USC are going to be reaches because of your GPA and test scores. NYU might be a possibility.
  • knowledgeknowsknowledgeknows Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    I’m sorry if you are annoyed, but I haven’t posted this question. I did early on in the semester when I was asking for chances at UMich, not any other school and without some ECs and grades. This is more detailed, with more schools, with more stats, with more etc.
  • SJ2727SJ2727 Registered User Posts: 829 Member
    If you’re applying to CAS at NYU you’re a match, stats are pretty much at the averages of the most recent admitted class, so final decision likely dependent on essays. (Stern would be a reach but you said undecided so assume CAS?)
    Don’t know much about USC but the others look pretty reachy.
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 40,144 Super Moderator
    edited February 14
    MODERATOR'S NOTE:
    I’m sorry if you are annoyed, but I haven’t posted this question.
    Actually you have posted this question - many many times. And across 11 different usernames no less. And I see that you created new accounts after I had warned you that this is a ToS violation. Closing thread.
    Post edited by skieurope on
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