Do I have what it takes to go to a top university?
I am currently a junior at a decent public high school-ranked 130ish, in Tulsa,Oklahoma,which I feel is an under represented area. Here is my class schedule and the classes I am signed up for my senior year, and the grades earned. I received 4 B's 3 A's my freshman year in which i took pre ap and one ap class, sophomore year i recieved all A's with 3 pre ap, and one AP class, junior year 4 ap classes one pre ap, with all A's. Senior Year i will have 4 ap and hope to have all a's again. I scored a 30 on the ACT which I have taken once, and got a 1300 on the old SAT. What do you think my chances are for acceptance to UPENN(1st Choice), Stanford,UCSD,UChicago,NYU,Northwestern,Berkeley? I am a nationally ranked junior tennis player-have been playing competitively since elementary, Class Treasurer, Stu-Co Chair, Tennis Booster President, hospital volunteering, though Tennis is my main passion and i hope it stands out. Do you think with this package i can get in? Thank you very much for your responses so far. I also forgot to mention that I have recieved 5's on both AP tests I have taken so far, and I hope to continue with straight 5's.One part I forgot to add is that I only took Algebra I as a 9th grader. How much will this hurt my chances? And again, I forgot to mention that I am partially Native American and have a Native American Card. Do you think this will help?
Asked By: nate w - 4/18/2007
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I think you can get in, but 2008 is expected to be the hardest year for college applicants (Harvard and Yale turned down 2400s this year). You're chances are better for NYU and Northwestern(I'm assuming is Nor). I don't know much about UCSD. UPenn, Stanford and UChicago seem to be a bit more of a reach but you could... More
Answered By: blondie - 4/18/2007
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I love how you get your point across for a high school junior... More
Answered By: isageegee - 4/18/2007
You need a high SAT score. I got 2 perfect scores in math and reading, but my writing score was only 720, for a total of 2320. I only read this SAT guide, and that is how I got such high scores... More
Answered By: jupitertitaneuropa - 4/22/2007
I think you'll have no problem getting in to most of them...in Oklahoma they really only use the ACT but else where the SAT is more important. You should probably try that one again. Your ACT score is pretty good. I think class rank is also important. UCSD is a big party school, I was suprised to see it among the rest... More
Answered By: kahluah76 - 4/25/2007
YOU GO BOY! you can do anything, if one school turns you down don't stop try another. There are always stumbling blocks in our path, but its how you handle the situation that gives you strength and power to keep it movin.
Answered By: saywhat - 4/26/2007
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