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Chances for Princeton SCEA, Ivies, JHU, Duke, Rutgers Full-Ride, BS/MD programs?

sidthekid123sidthekid123 20 replies1 threads Junior Member
edited July 12 in What Are My Chances?
SAT 1: 1550 (800 M, 750 R) Essay: 20/24
ACT: 35 (35 E, 36 M, 35 R, 34 S) Essay: 11/12
UW GPA: 4.23 (A+ counts as a 4.3 in my school)
W GPA: 4.6
Rank: ~1/400ish (I don't believe my school sends ranks to colleges)
SAT 2s: 800 Math II, 800 Chemistry, 780 Biology M, 740 USH
AP Scores: All 5s before Senior year - AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science A, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Language and Composition, AP Statistics, AP Human Geography, AP US History
Senior Year Courseload: AP Literature and Composition, Multivariable Calculus and Analytical Geometry, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics

1) AIME Qualifier
2) USABO Semifinalist
3) NJ Governor's School in the Science Selected Scholar
4) PennAPPS Top 30 Hack
5) MATHCON National 2nd place overall

1) Rockefeller Summer Science Research Program (SSRP) (Summer before Senior year)
2) Columbia University Medical Center Student Intern (Summer before Junior year)
3) Mathletes/Raider Academics (9-12; Captain 11th and 12th/ 9-12; Bioinformatics research through the Waksman Student Scholars Program and compete in NJ Science League- won student plaque (top 25 in state) in AP Biology and AP Chemistry)
4) Marching Band/Winter Percussion (9-12; Drum Captain and Field Marshal)
5) Bayshore Health Care Center Volunteer/Junior Member at Local First Aid Squad (11-12; work with dementia patients and other senior patients/ 11-12; will have EMT license by December)
6) Medical Shadowing (10-12; 20 hours with orthodontist, 75 hours with primary care physician, 10 hours with interventional cardiologist)
7) Model UN (9-12; Executive Board 12th)
8) FBLA (10-12; Co-president)
9) NJ Boys State (Summer before Senior year; Elected County Executive (led ~100 people in developing solutions to solve a hypothetical county's crises)
10) Fencing (10-12)

Additional Information: Took a 3-credit Biochemistry Course at Rutgers summer before 10th grade and am a percussionist in a local youth orchestra since 9th grade

I go to a public school in NJ and am a middle class Asian Male (RIP). Probably going to major in Bio (aspiring med school student).

Thanks a lot in advance and any advice y'all could impart would be awesome. I'm pretty nervous lol (as most of us high school seniors are) so I guess this is my way of coping lol.
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  • sidthekid123sidthekid123 20 replies1 threads Junior Member
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  • onthewestfenceonthewestfence 299 replies9 threads Member
    Great resume. Popular Nat'l Merit schools since it appears you will qualify include UT Dallas, Alabama Tuscaloosa & Huntsville, UCF, and South Carolina.
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 30456 replies59 threads Senior Member
    You know you have great credentials, sterling resume. Well done ! Talk to your school GC who can tell you where the top kids in the schools have been getting acceptances in the last several years. You’ll likely be right there with them.

    You well know that Princeton for a NJ kid is a Golden lottery ticket. Difficult enough for anyone but every friggin’ top level high school senior in NJ will be vying for a spot there. BS/MD programs are also lottery tickets for everyone I don’t think I’m sticking my neck out much at all to say you are highly likely to get acceptances to an Ivy, JHU, Duke , other highly selective schools, but which ones... no telling. I have no clue how Rutgers full rides work, how many they give out and the criteria.

    Do you need that full ride? Have you run NPCs for the schools on your list? What can your family pay, and does it work out with the NPCs? If money is an issue, like if your family cannot pay what these schools expect from them, Ivys do not give out scholarships, and top ones from Hopkins and Duke are so highly selective that getting them is a minuscule chance. I’ve seen far more kids with your stats NOT get any merit money from those schools than those getting such awards.

    Also need a Financial sure thing if money is an issue and you cannot afford Rutgers without that full ride It’s not s safety with a contingency like that.
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  • sgopal2sgopal2 3915 replies52 threads Senior Member
    If your ultimate goal is medical school, then avoid grade deflating colleges like Princeton, JHU, MIT, etc. Go to a college where you can get high GPA and pay the lowest out of pocket.

    If BA/MD does not pan out for you, then consider smaller liberal arts colleges. Reason is two fold 1) You will get merit money and 2) You will stand out from rest of graduating college class.

    You have great grades and test scores. But getting into Ivies will be tough.
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