Is it possible for me to get into any of these schools, or am I way overshooting here...?

I'm a white male in a lower middle class neighborhood in New York. I have an 1880 SAT score, and a 710 on the US History SAT II I've taken a rigorous work load with many AP classes but nothing to crazy, 4 to be exact. With other college level classes to fill whatever core classes that were not AP's. I'm in the top 20 of a class of 579. I've got a few extracurriculars Boy Scouts, Italian Club, Robotics Club, Science Contest Club and a little job experiences as a bus boy and camp counselor. I play Varsity Tennis for my High School, which is public. I don't really have anything major to make me stand out like internships or major awards. But my GPA is high, near 4.0 as of the end of last year. I didn't really know that I wanted to do international relations until a few months ago, so I never got to really get into the political field and join whatever relevant clubs or organizations, etc. It kind of came to me very late in the game, I was thinking of engineering so my records and interests reflect that, but i don't want to do that anymore, the math is not enjoyable, and its not rewarding enough for me. Its too small, too narrow a subject. I like political science and international relations much better, its far more interesting, and its dynamic nature holds my excitement. But anyway, i was looking at these schools and i am wondering if I can get into them. I've seen other people's credentials and they seem far better than mine and they were still worried about getting in. The schools are: Brown University, The College of William and Mary, New York University, Tufts University, Georgetown University, CUNY Macaulay Honors College at Baruch, American University, and George Washington University What do you think, I have a chance?

Asked By: Merrico - 12/6/2010
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Definitely have quite a few reaches. From the looks of it... More
Answered By: Bruce - 12/6/2010
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Georgetown and NYU might be reaches but you will never know unless you try.
Answered By: Original - 12/6/2010
you probably do but I would suggest with the uncertainty of your decision you find a good local community college and get those two years done and out of the way, you will have a far better chance when you are upperclass and a better goal in mind, as well as saving a huge chunk of money
Answered By: tro - 12/6/2010
Check your SATs against the averages reported for each school at That'll give you an idea of what your chances might be... More
Answered By: RoaringMice - 12/6/2010
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