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Chance Me Cornell, UMich, UCLA, Tufts, Berkeley

yogurt333yogurt333 3 replies2 threads New Member
Demographics: upper middle class white female, public magnet

Intended Major(s): applied math

ACT/SAT/SAT II: 1550 (800m), would it help to take SAT IIs?

UW/W GPA and Rank: 3.95/4.4, no rank

Coursework: aps(taken): calc bc 5, art history 3, world 5, chem, physics 1, spanish lang, lang

will take: stat, us gov, lit, physics c

dual enrolled: calc 3, linear algebra, python + will take math next year tbd

Awards: nothing really: calc bc award, city girls doubles tennis champion, might be nmsf

Extracurriculars: president of jewish club and a community service club, nhs, volunteered at holocaust museum, work at hebrew school, tutoring, girls in tech, summer math program, volunteered at frog lab, varsity field hockey 4 years+captain, tennis 3 years+captain, math club, will do internship in fall

Schools: cornell ed, umich ea, tufts ed2, ucla, uc berkeley
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  • MWolfMWolf 2802 replies14 threads Senior Member
    State of residence?
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  • yogurt333yogurt333 3 replies2 threads New Member
    oos for all
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  • TdoesCollegeTdoesCollege 175 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Budget?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30743 replies446 threads Forum Champion
    UCLA/UCB give little to no FA to OOS applicants so if you have $65K/year to attend, you are a competitive applicant.
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  • brantlybrantly 4328 replies78 threads Senior Member
    You have no safe school on this list. You're in the ballpark stat-wise for Cornell, but the success of your application will depend on which school you're applying to. You'll get deferred from UMich because they'll gamble that you would not select it if accepted. Tufts is all about fit. You'd have to demonstrate why you want to go there.
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  • sushirittosushiritto 5485 replies21 threads Senior Member
    My kid had similar stats and was accepted EA at UMich. Another recent applicant had a 4.0/1,600 and was deferred and rejected. IMO, you have to want it and your essays should show it and then I believe UMich looks at the typical yield from your high school. Our local public has a very good UMich yield.

    Overall OOS acceptance rate at UMich is 19%.

    As an OOS student, you’ll be very competitive for UCLA and UCB.
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  • yogurt333yogurt333 3 replies2 threads New Member
    I have safeties, I just didn't add them
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  • coolguy40coolguy40 2951 replies8 threads Senior Member
    Uncertainty is the new normal, and it's going to be that way for the foreseeable future. The last thing you need is to go to a distant exotic school and find out that dad got laid off, or business failed...etc. That scenario has been much more common lately. The best thing you can do for your future is to go somewhere affordable and be happy you did.
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