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Good Universities With My Stats?

graduating2020graduating2020 62 replies18 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
edited August 15 in What Are My Chances?
Would love to know my chances at Mount Holyoke, University of Washington, George Washington University, University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, and University of Miami. I’m hoping to get into an in-state (FL) one. Honesty appreciated.

Unweighted GPA: 3.9
Weighted GPA: 4.6
Class Rank: 30/64 (super small pool now. I used to be 30/630 at the public school I attended in 11th grade)
SAT: 1350

9th grade, Virtual School:
1. Earth/Space Science Hon
2. Algebra 1
3. English 1 Hon

10th grade, Virtual School:
1. AP Psychology
2. Biology Hon
3. Geometry Hon
4. English 2 Hon
5. World History Hon

11th grade, Public School:
1. AP US History
2. AP English Language & Composition
3. Algebra 2 Hon
4. Chemistry Hon

12th grade, Virtual School:
1. AP Government/AP Macroeconomics
2. AP Literature
3. AP Computer Science A
4. Physics Hon
5. Pre-Calc Hon (started in the summer, almost done)
6. AP Calc AB
7. AP Statistics

Activities and Societies:
- Piano lessons (10 years)
- Mental Health Awareness Club (11th)
- Advisory Board for a non-profit organization (11th-12th)
- National Honors Society (12th)

Summer Programs:
- Volunteer Camp (10th)
- Girls Who Code (11th)
*created a nice final project at the end of Girls Who Code

Awards:
- Silver, President Service Award
- Girls Who Code Certificate of Completion (not sure if I am supposed to put this on my app)

Volunteer Hours: 300

Hooks: First Gen, URM (mixed)
edited August 15
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5194 replies74 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 15
    Congrats 🍾 on your hard work. Don’t rush your applications. Take the time research the schools and student groups. Understand their values and mission. Demonstrate that you will be a great fit with your presence.

    Safety. UCF. New College.
    Match. FSU
    High match. Mt Holyoke
    Reach. UF. Miami. Carleton UW.
    High reach. Wesleyan.

    Consider USF and Flagler too for Florida options that would be more safety type options.
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  • graduating2020graduating2020 62 replies18 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @privatebanker thank you. I’ve read that most people getting accepted into UCF are in the top 10% of their class. I am no longer in the top 10% due to transferring, so would UCF still be a safety for me?
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5194 replies74 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Yes. In my opinion your gpa and sat are very strong. I think you are an interesting person based on your background and ecs. They’d be lucky to have you.

    But there’s no guarantees, you can only manage the inputs not the outcomes. Out of your list, finances aside, I would bet money on a couple of great options for you.
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  • graduating2020graduating2020 62 replies18 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @privatebanker Ah, thank you. Would enrolling back into virtual school for my last year, in any way, be perceived as a negative for the general admissions process?
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5194 replies74 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I really don’t know. I would focus and do really well at my public school if it were a choice I could make for myself.
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  • graduating2020graduating2020 62 replies18 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @privatebanker Thank you for the information.
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  • onthewestfenceonthewestfence 236 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @graduating2020 Don't forget to check out FAU/Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter. It's totally separate from the main campus in Boca. It shares the premises and boasts the Scripps Research Institute-Florida, the Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience, and FAU's Brain Institute and Jupiter Life Science Initiative.
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  • graduating2020graduating2020 62 replies18 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @onthewestfence thank you, I appreciate the information, but I’m unfortunately not very interested in FAU or small FL colleges. Thank you very much, though!
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  • graduating2020graduating2020 62 replies18 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Bumping for other opinions..
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  • rickle1rickle1 1881 replies16 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Congratulations on your excellent achievements. You qualify for 100% Bright Futures which will pay for tuition, books, and other fees making a relatively inexpensive (compared to others) college scenario even more affordable in FL. Well done! I wouldn't worry too much about class rank as your raw stats are great. I'd be surprised if you didn't gain admission to several schools in FL. UF is a wild card. More holistic than the rest and definitely harder for admissions but your stats make you competitive. If you can increase the SAT you would be very competitive. The others will likely offer you some merit on top of BF.
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  • graduating2020graduating2020 62 replies18 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @rickle1 Thank you very much!
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