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Average to Good Student - Chances?

runfast2007runfast2007 Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
edited March 2007 in What Are My Chances?
Okay, here's the deal.

I currently attend a somewhat large competitive school in Michigan and am wondering what my chances are at a variety of schools across the country.

<STATS>
GPA: 3.65 (unweighted)
AP's: Four classes by the end of high school (all 4's and 5's on tests)
-AP US History
-AP US Gov
-AP English Lit
-AP Enviro Sci
-AP Eng Lang (self-study)
Honors: Two honor's classes
ACT: 29
SAT: 1880
*Thing to note - our school follows a block schedule, so we take 4 classes a day for half a year and then switch the classes for the second part of the year. All AP's (except Stat and Comp. Gov [havn't taken]) run for the full year meaning they each take 2/8 class periods.

<EC's>
Trip to New Orleans for a week for Hurricane Katrina Relief (8 hrs/day...6 days)
Varsity Cross Country (4 years)
Track (4 years)
LinkCrew Freshmen Orientation (2 years) - Lead groups of incoming freshmen for a four hour orientation and then advise them all year
Youth Council (2 years) - In charge of planning events for youth in the city and doing volunteer work for city
Fiddlers ReStrung (4 years)-nationally renowned fiddle group that has played all over the country...at the White House, Kentucky, Tennessee, Good Morning America and many other places
Recycling Club (2 years)


Schools that I am possibly looking at:
Kalamazoo College (in state)
Michigan State (in state)
Boston University
Tulane
Tufts
DePauw
UC-? (suggestion as to which one?)
Denison
Kenyon
Oberlin
Rice
Rhodes
Colorado College
UC - Boulder
Boston College
Indiana University
UNC - Chapel Hill
NYU


i appreciate your honesty. i'm not high strung and won't mind if you give honest feedback, in fact I would like it much more than crap sugar coated feedback. if you have any other schools to reccomend feel free. thanks so much :)
Post edited by runfast2007 on

Replies to: Average to Good Student - Chances?

  • Worried StudentWorried Student Registered User Posts: 780 Member
    UC-? (suggestion as to which one?)
    Riverside, Merced, Santa Cruz - (don't bother, not worth the out of state tuition)

    Michigan State- match
    Kalamazoo College- match
    Rice- reach
    UC - Boulder- match

    With a higher GPA, you'd probably get into University of Michigan. Why not apply there?
  • kyledavid80kyledavid80 Registered User Posts: 8,093 Senior Member
    Erm, you might want to narrow down that list before asking for chances.
  • 8888888888888888 Registered User Posts: 4,466 Senior Member
    Ya i don't think you would want to pay that much for the low end UC's.
  • CalcruzerCalcruzer Registered User Posts: 4,832 Senior Member
    Kalamazoo College (in state)
    Michigan State (in state)-match
    Boston University-match
    Tulane-match
    Tufts--reach
    DePauw--match
    UC-? (suggestion as to which one?)--go for Irvine, Santa Barbara or Davis (all matches OOS)--don't try UC San Diego, (slight reach OOS) UCLA (reach OOS), or UC Berkeley (big reach OOS)
    Denison--don't know
    Kenyon-match
    Oberlin--match to slight reach
    Rice--reach
    Rhodes--match
    Colorado College--match to slight reach
    UC - Boulder--match
    Boston College--slight reach to reach
    Indiana University--match
    UNC - Chapel Hill--match to slight reach (OOS)
    NYU--match except for business or theatre or individualized study, then slight reach to reach

    And like the one person said, Michigan is a match to slight reach (and one of your cheapest options).
  • runfast2007runfast2007 Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    the reason I did not list Michigan is because I have lived in Ann Arbor all of mylife and I'm ready to leave for a couple of years.While it seems to make sense economically, it's not what I really want for college.
  • A2Wolves6A2Wolves6 Registered User Posts: 4,232 Senior Member
    Hmmmm, I had a 3.63 GPA and a 29 ACT out of an Ann Arbor HS. I could give you some sort of outlook. I was accepted to Wisconsin, rejected at Michigan (although I applied to Kinesiology, much harder than LSA), accepted at MSU, accepted at Indiana with a 6000 scholarship per year, accepted at Miami (FL) and Syracuse.

    MSU - accepted with MEAP money and MCS scholarship
    Indiana - accepted with 6000 scholarship
    Kalamazoo - accepted scholarship/aid
    Boston - accepted with scholarship/aid
    Tulane - accepted with scholarship/aid
    DePauw - accepted with scholarship/aid
    UC Boulder - accepted with scholarship

    Rice - don't even bother
    UNC - same as Rice, admissions are impossible for OOS freshmen, transfer there if you want to go there
    Tufts - Not impossible, but not likely. Reach.
    Boston College/NYU - These are slight reaches. You may get into one, you may not.
    UCs - You're not getting into Berkeley, LA is like Tufts, unlikely but 2 kids who were in my classes last year did get in and enrolled. UCSD is similar to BC and NYU, not 100% sure, but possible, slight reach.

    Sorry, not familar with the LACs. Couldn't tell you about Denison, Kenyon, Oberlin, Rhodes, or CC without having to look up the info online.

    So here's what I have for you:

    SUPER REACH (you're wasting your money applying): UNC, Rice, UCB
    REACH:Tufts, UCLA
    SLIGHT REACH: BC, NYU, UCSD
    MATCH (probably getting in, chance at merit money): Kalamazoo, BU, Tulane, Depauw, UCI, UCSB, UCD, UCSC
    SAFETY (auto acceptance with scholarship): UC Boulder, MSU, Indiana
  • CC08CC08 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    whoa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! awsome :-)
  • flopsyflopsy Registered User Posts: 8,368 Senior Member
    runfast2007:

    UCB/UCLA: Super Reach (out of state)
    UCSD: Reach (out of state)
    UCI/UCD/UCSB: Slight Reach (out of state)
    UCSC/UCR/UCM: Match (out of state)
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