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I know top universities look for students who are well rounded and stand out, will I be able to stand out?

I'm not going to tell you my gpa or test scores but all I can say is my SATs are well above 2000 but my gpa is less that a 3.7 but more than a 3.4. Rice University in Texas is my main choice and I;m applying early decision! Here are my other choices: Yale, Princeton, Ut at Austin, Stanford, Georgetown, Brown, Tufts, Northwestern, Cornell, Texas A&M, Baylor and Tulane. Here are my stats: Internship at North Cypress Medical Center President of HOSA Helped organize Relay for LIfe- a walk for Cancer, have been a part of it for 2 years and am a Team Captain Member of PALs- I mentor elementary school children who are underprivileged are have a troubled home life Currently in HOSA 3 and am training as a pharmacy technician and doing rounds in the Hospital Vice President of Senior Women- help promote leadership and community service within the seniors of our school Historian of the Key Club-- design the scrapbook and won 1st place at DCONN Member of National Honor Society Part-Time job at applebees--hostess for nearly 2 years Competitive Cheerleader for over 2 years-- senior level 3 won NCAA grand champs and GOA 1 st place Have volunteered all over the place, carnivals, waited tables for an event honoring teachers and have accumulated 200+ hours I know some of these schools are are reach and I also have great teacher recs and essays I really want to go to the Rice, what are my chances please be honest Will my high SATs cancel out my not so high gpa and I took 6 aps and got 4s and 5s on my exams

Asked By: babyG - 4/23/2011
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High test scores will NOT cancel out your GPA, which is low for most of the schools on your list. Most of the schools on your list will look for high GPAS with hard classes. Taking hard classes won't cut it-- you have to do well in them... More
Answered By: Alicia - 4/23/2011
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Eventhough your gpa does matter if they were challenging classes (AP or Honors) you should be fine, I believe you have a good chance, you seem well rounded and have excellent SAT score plus you AP exams scores are fantastic!
Answered By: Brianna - 4/23/2011
 
You seem pretty well-rounded. I'm not sure about your chances at the Ivies you mentioned though. An exact SAT score and exact GPA would help. Dont forget that your essay and recommendations help too.
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Answered By: Kevin - 4/23/2011
 
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