What are my chances for getting into Harvard, Princeton, and Yale?

So, I don't want to actually ask if I'll actutually get into Harvard, Princeton or Yale because no one can really answer that, but I want to know what my chances are. I just finished my junior year. I would also like to know if my being Hispanic somehow offsets my low SAT scores. Math: 660, Critical Reading: 730, Writing: 710, Total SAT I: 2100 I do plan to retake my SAT's in october. SAT II Chem: 790 SAT II US History: 750 I'm taking the SAT II Spanish and SAT II Literature exams in November. I rank second in a class of about 650 students at a magnet school in Brooklyn, and my GPA is above a 4.0. I know I'll get great recommendations from my English and History teachers. By the end of senior year, I will have taken 9 AP classes. So far, I have received 5's in AP European History, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP AB Calculus, and AP American History. I received a 4 in AP BC Calculus. I plan on taking AP English Literature, AP Government & Politics, AP Biology, and AP Statistics senior year. I have decent extracurriculars and community service, and I come from an extremely low-income background (like below 20 grand a year). So, the real question is, will my being hispanic help with my low SAT I scores? Be realistic, please. Thanks! Oh, I forgot to mention that my GPA is a 4.0 unweighted and higher than that weighted. And I haven't taken the ACT because I didn't do very well on the practice test. Thank you MM. I do plan on picking up my math scores. That's the main reason why I'm retaking! To IvoryTower: Thanks for the advice. I will definitely be taking all those things into consideration as I want to put my best foot foward so that I have a good shot at getting in. As for my economic background, I really don't have much of an issue with working hard and maintaining grades; I'm used to it. Of course, I'm aware that ivy league work is far more demanding, but I'm sure I could figure it out. I am talking to other people like me and will definitely be speaking to students at these schools. Also, because the three schools that I mentioned have generous financial aid programs that are both need-blind and full-need for all applicants, I know that, if I get in, and that's a big if, my need will be met. I've looked closely into it and I'll only end up paying around 2 grand a year for expected summer earnings, in addition to a round the year campus job. I think I can handle it. Thanks again! To Adrian, thanks also! But trust me, the ACT is just NOT for me. And, I also know someone who got into Harvard this year. She has almost exactly what I have, except she's not hispanic and has a few more extracurriculars. I don't think there's a specific formula (I've learned that from enough admissions books) but I do want to look better. I think your friend looked particularly well because of what you said about the really high ACT score. Especially in Kansas. But that wouldn't work with me, because I live in NY. So, I will do my best retaking the SAT. :)

Asked By: ermd4eva - 7/1/2009
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Your scores are fine. Your math score could be a bit better, but slight improvement there and you stand a decent shot. The main thing is a great essay and some phone calling from your high school administrators to the admission office couldn't hurt. Make sure that your application materials reflect careful... More
Answered By: ivorytower - 7/1/2009
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Not that much. Your reading and writing scores are actually just fine, but that math has to come up. Good luck on your retake.
Answered By: MM - 7/1/2009
What were your ACT scores? They really go by that. My husband scored a 33 out of 36 and got a full scholarship to Dartmouth... More
Answered By: Cookies On Steve - 7/1/2009
your math score is just fine and i think your chances are good with that sat score. your sat I scores are not low.
Answered By: Nicole - 7/1/2009
Harvard pretty much only accepts 7% of their aplicants , Yale accpets 7.5% of their applicants and Princeton accepts about 8% of there applicants. Most of the people that apply to these Colleges have the same grades of you. Try and do Something wild and amazing like write a book or try and win a national award. Most of... More
Answered By: Adrian - 7/1/2009
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