OP: Hello everyone at College Confidential! My name is SuperAchiever5000. Anyways, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MY CHANCES for the Ivies, Duke, NYU, and Washington University in St. Louis?
I have a 4.99 GPA and a perfect SATI, with eight SATIIs (including French, German, Spanish, and Chinese) each at 770 or above. I'm just worried that I'm not special enough. I'm president of the entire freakin school and have volunteered more than 500 hours at the local shelter and pound. I play the piano and the violin. I haven't had that many awards, but I did win the international math competition. Also, one summer I found the cure to AIDs.
Do you think I have a chance to get into my selected schools?
Reply1: You have a shot! Go for it!
Reply 2: I'd say match for the Ivies, match for WUSTL, but high reach for NYU just cuz...
Reply3: No way, Reply2! I'd say OP with those stats will get in anywhere!
OP: Thanks guys for the encouragement! Anyone else? Wish me luck!
ME: You ignoramus!!!
Thread title: Chances
iluvphysics: Hey everyone, I want to know my chances of getting into the University of Chicago. Someone please tell me if these are remotely good enough?
Caucasian male, 5.1 GPA Freshman year
5.2 GPA Sophomore year
5.5 GPA Junior year
(weighted with extra summer classes)
2400 on the SAT, 36 on the ACT (re-took them 6 times)
President of Debate Club, French NHS, Science NHS, National Honor Society, Class Vice President, Treasurer for Spanish NHS, Art NHS,
Member of almost every club at school
Did Basketball, Tennis, and Track all four years, winning excessive awards and breaking more records than I have fingers,
Worked 3 jobs and was promoted my Senior year to leadership positions in all of them,
Recieved the Governor's Teen Award
Mayor's Top 10 award
National Merit Scholar
And numerous other academic awards,
Did 5000+ hours of community service,
Won the National Physics Bowl championship 4 years in a row
So will somebody PLEASE tell me if I have the FAINTEST chance of MAYBE getting in?
gradezarecool: I think you have a very strong chance of getting in, just like me.
mathdude101: And me!
SocratesSquared: Me, too. We'll all get in.
Thread title: Chances
chucknorris51: Hey guys, I want to get into the University of Chicago. Can someone help me out?
White dude from Colorado,
3.85 GPA Freshman year
3.65 GPA Sophomore year
4.06 GPA Junior year
Did 70 hours of community service
Played tennis on JV for 3 years
Member of Gaming Club, French NHS, Science NHS
Got a 30 on my ACT
Worked a paper route for 4 years
gradezarecool: YOU HAVE NO AWARDS?? No chance of getting in. You need at least a 36 on the ACT to even qualify.
mathdude101: OMG, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? Not a chance. How could you even think of qualifying?
SocratesSquared: Wow, you're really stupid.
chucknorris51: Well, I did survive arm cancer when I was 4 years old and have been recovering all my life, even learning to play the guitar and tennis. What sets you guys apart?
gradezarecool: My extracurriculars.
mathdude101: My extracurriculars.
SocratesSquared: My extracurriculars.
chucknorris51: I see. So you really think I have no chance?
gradezarecool: NO CHANCE!!
mathdude101: NO WAY!!
SocratesSquared: I HAVE A TINY PENIS!! I mean, NO WAY!!
chucknorris51: Hah. Retards.
World History 5
French Lang 5
Euro History 5 (self-study)
Eng. Lit 5
Span Lang 5
Eng. Lang 5
Music Theory 5 (self-study)
US History 5
Calculus AB 5
Computer Science 5 (self-study)
Physics C E&M and Mechanics (self-study)
Env. Sci (self-study)
Latin Virgil (self-study)
Human Geography (self-study)
I only took 5 AP classes senior year, earned a 34 on the ACT, 2290 on the SAT, earned a million awards, have 3,219 community service hours, gave a speech in front of 100,000 people, earned a plaque from my counselor for writing the best application essay he's ever seen, got 780 or better on each of the 16 subject tests I've taken. I have a 4.99 GPA, and I am #2 in my class of 933 (it's a big school and it's competitive) and I'm an internet troll. I have no chance into any college at all! Will colleges care if I didn't take that many AP classes? and that I have bad scores? Tell me! I don't want to be a loser. I have no chance at all!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!1111OMG1!!!ROFLZ!!!!1!!!!!!
Proper reply: If you think a 34 on the ACT give you no chance into any school, you might be as smart as Christian Weston Chandler. Even the perfect student doesn't take that many AP tests, let alone earns all fives.
Here's what I will do senior year:
Maintain my 5.00 GPA
Speak at my graduation
Apply to all the Ivy League schools, Stanford (match), MIT (match), Caltech, Northwestern (safety), and Oxford
Get accepted into all of them
Earn $245,000 in scholarships
Become editor-in-chief in every publication at my school
Go to Tuscany for spring break with my gf since preschool
Break 17 or more school athletics records
Become national track and field champion again
Play at Carnegie Hall
Become state tennis champion for the fifth year in a row
Take 7 AP courses in school and self-study five
Get 5's in all of those AP exams
Become the National AP Scholar
Get some plaque for some award that I don't think exists
Write the advice book "If you aren't in the top 2% in your class, have a 2100 on the SAT, and earn several 5's on your AP exams, you will die alone and live a miserable life on the street"
Own an iPad and make $2,000,000 off making apps
Proper reply: How is all this possible?
HELP ME!! I HAVE NO CHANCE FOR ANYTHING!!!
5.00 GPA Weighted
4.00 GPA Unweighted
50 AP Classes, All A's
800 SAT II Chemistry
800 SAT II US History
800 SAT II Physics
Varsity Tennis (9,10,11,12)
Varsity Basketball (9,10,11,12)
Varsity Football (9,10,11,12)
500 Hours of Community Service
Research Internship at Stanford & MIT
American Math League Champion
Cured Cancer, AIDS, and Ebola
HELP ME I HAV NO CHANCES AT ALL!!!
Hey everyone on College Confidential, my name is Cornelius. Plz chance me for admittance into Ivy League; I want to go to Harvard!!!1!!
4.75 GPA (weighted)
2400 SAT, 36 ACT (both one sitting)
APs- 5's in Chemistry, Biology, Physics B, Physics C, Calculus BC, English Language, English Literature, Psychology, Environmental Science, World History, U.S. History, Spanish, French, Chinese, Latin, Statistics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics. I could have totally taken Italian also if I had enough room in my schedule >.<
I don't feel like listing my ECs, but here's a brief run-down:
-Class Prez, VP, Secretary, and Treasurer all at the same time for 4 years
-Piano: performed at Carnegie Hall 9x, played at White House
-Spent summer in Africa to build houses for the poor; found the cure for AIDS while there
-Internship at Harvard Medical Center
-Volunteered at Soup Kitchen 1000 hours
-Created 4 clubs at my school, President of 12 others
-Varsity Track, Swimming, and Tennis (captain for all three)
-National Merit Finalist
-Attended Biology, Physics, and Chemistry Olympiad study camps
I'm kinda nervous right now-should I do more ECs? Improve my GPA??? I'm freaking out!!!!!!
THAT'S SO WEAK! I HAVE LIKE 10x MORE ECs THAN YOU!