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Chance me EA: My top choices (Fordham, uWash, Babson, UIUC)

0rcawhale0rcawhale 24 replies16 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
edited August 16 in What Are My Chances?
Hello, I am applying early action to all of the above mentioned schools as an international business major (entrepreneurship for Babson)
Here are my stats/ec

GPA: 3.55 unweighted (school doesn't weight, well know boarding school)
Course rigor: 3 honors classes in 10th and 11th grade, 2 APs senior year (school puts a cap on the amount of advanced classes we can take
SAT: 1340, taking again

Essay: pretty good
Recs: one from my favorite teacher who is a language teacher and another from my advisor who was my teacher. Should be good

EC:
3 years varsity soccer (missed out sophomore year due to injury)
2 years squash
Diversity ambassador (select group of students)
4 years Model UN
Run a resell business (over 25k profits)
Worked at an international textile company for 3 summers
50 hours of community service

Other stuff:
Sex: female
residence: NJ
School: private boarding
Race: white/middle eastern
Family income: 400k+
Trilingual
Dual national-- immigrated as a part of the diversity visa program
edited August 16
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  • MWolfMWolf 1334 replies9 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Fordham - match, or maybe high match (your stats are a bit below average)
    UIUC - low reach (your stats edge into the bottom 25% for the Gies College of Business)
    UWash - low reach
    Babson - reach.
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  • retiredfarmerretiredfarmer 1052 replies3 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    There are some private schools that are very conservative in their grading. The secondary school's profiles of matriculating universities can be helpful. That is, did all graduates go to Cal Tech, MIT, Princeton, Stanford and Oxford? (Perhaps a little hyperbole here!) Look carefully at the profile of recently graduated classes. Otherwise I agree with "MWolf's" observations. Standardized testing is not a sufficient answer to this problem.

    If you are truly trilingual you should speak very well in all three without a serious accent. This usually only happens when the languages are learned in early childhood. If that is you, you are very lucky!
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  • 0rcawhale0rcawhale 24 replies16 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @retiredfarmer I just looked at the stats of previously accepted applicants. Looks like Fordham is a safety and the rest are matches
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  • retiredfarmerretiredfarmer 1052 replies3 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    My brother went to Babson a long time ago, graduated and made a lot of money, BUT wherever you go, take a close look at majors that may be a second or third choice. Most college students do not graduate in the intended major at their time of application. Include other possible majors when selecting candidates.

    If you are strong in math and science, you might also want to consider Foisie Business School at WPI. See https://www.wpi.edu/academics/business
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