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CHANCE ME at liberal arts colleges!

AstrophoenixAstrophoenix Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
edited December 2008 in What Are My Chances?
I am an international student and applying to the following colleges, in order of my enthusiasm:

Grinnell College
Bryn Mawr College
Smith College
Barnard College
Mount Holyoke
Ohio Wesleyan University
Wesleyan University

All As for every class and subject taken in my secondary school, O and A levels.
GPA: We do not have a GPA
Rank: we do not have a rank but my decile ranking is top 10%, out of 120 students

O Levels: 10 As with
Highest Mark in Bangladesh in Physics, Additional Mathematics, Computer Studies
And also I was the Highest scoring female in 6 Cambridge O Levels subjects

A Levels:
Physics: A with 96% mark
Chemistry: A with 95% mark
Pure Mathematics: A with 99% mark
Mathematics: A with 95% mark

Asian Classical music for the last four years, have participated and volunteered in several cultural programs (acknowledged by my music academy administration)
Runners up, Science Fair, High School level
Regular Contributor to School Publications
Community Service in Leo Club for the past year
Debater for the last three years
Have taken a course on Oil Painting, water color and pastel color and have sent an Arts Supplement
Participated in Arts and Crafts show and won a Quiz Competition in High School

Essay: I like it
Recommendations: Very good, I think

SATs: first time: 710 CR 770 M 680 W Second time: 720 Cr 740 M 720 W
SAT 2: 770 Chemistry 780 Math Level 2 and 800 Physics

Please chance me! Please!
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Replies to: CHANCE ME at liberal arts colleges!

  • kaiveenkaiveen Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Grinnell, probably 60%.
    You have a very good record. Good luck.
  • radannieradannie Registered User Posts: 602 Member
    in at Smith, Mt. Holyoke, O. WU
  • srrinathsrrinath Registered User Posts: 2,363 Senior Member
    hmmm, qn for the OP: how in the world do you know your exact numerical scores for A levs
  • AstrophoenixAstrophoenix Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    I got 570 out of 600 in EDEXCEL A levels Chemistry - which translates into 95%
    I think you don't get marks at A Levels in some boards but Edexcel does give out numerical scores. Anyone else, please?
  • vonlostvonlost Super Moderator Posts: 23,755 Super Moderator
    Astro, tell us what draws you to the schools you listed, your possible majors and professions. It may help with chances and suggestions.
  • yoyo617yoyo617 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    i know mt holyoke the best, and i think you have an excellent shot there. it's the best women's college for biology and chemistry, so i'd accept the offer if you're interested in those fields. smith is better for math and physics. i don't know mt holyoke's strength in other fields.

    not sure what your chances are at haverford, but did you consider it? it has some advantages over bryn mawr.
  • AstrophoenixAstrophoenix Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    Thanks vossron and yoyo617. I am most interested in studying maths and physics - and the five college consortium will allow me to take classses at the other colleges if I want to, wouldn't it?
    And I am drawn to Grinnell very much becuase of its relaxed comunity. and yoyo617 - I could take astronomy at Haverford if I get inot Bryn Mawr. Isn't gettinginto Bryn Mawr easier? and what are my chances at Haverford?
  • AstrophoenixAstrophoenix Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    Anyone else? :s
  • navidx682268navidx682268 Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    wid small liberal arts colleges its more abt the essays and the depth of EC's and community services then the SAT scores. So I wud recommend that u make sure ur essay reprsent who u are and keep it short and effective. The admin office have to read thousands of essays so a short but impactful essay wud come as a refreshing change 4 dem! Good luck, I m pretty sure u will get into most of ur choices....
  • AstrophoenixAstrophoenix Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    thnx navidx682268, and congrats on Yale! (I read that on the Bangladesh thread) :)
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