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What chance do i have at getting into cornell,brown, darmouth princeton, or columbia?

What chance do i have at getting into cornell,brown, darmouth princeton, or columbia? Topic: Big cities and small towns essay
June 20, 2019 / By Berry
Question: gpa 3.81 sat reasoning 2110 sat subject 2040 act 32 additional: lots of community service , a couple of AP classes, in spanish club, national honor society, diversity club, environmental club, philosophy club, and faith club. im an eagle scout and in a church youth group
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Affricah Affricah | 8 days ago
Your GPA and scores are fine, but so are those of many, many others who will be applying to those schools. One thing to start thinking about is your essay. Why do you want to go to those schools? Simply because they are "Ivy League"? That's not a great reason. They are all very, very different places and frankly I would think that the same student would not be equally attracted to all of them. Do you want to go to school in a big city, as you would if you went to Columbia? In a small town, like you would at Dartmouth? Somewhere in between, like Brown in Providence? What is it that you want to study? Not all of those schools are equally known for the same subjects (of course you can get a great education at all of them). You should learn more about the individual schools--it's not just about getting into a good school, it's about what you want to do when you're there. The admissions offices for Ivy League schools do not just care about the numbers--they get many, many more impressive applicants each year than they can accept, so you need to make yourself stand out. They want to know why you want to be there, and why you will be an asset to the school. They will like your extra-curricular activities, but they will also want to know why you chose these things and what they mean to you. Tell them why you are a good candidate for them, what you see yourself getting out of attending their school, why you would be a good fit and why you want to go there. (Oh, and by the time you get around to writing to them, please remember that it's "Dartmouth". *g*) Best of luck!
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Affricah Originally Answered: What chance do i have at getting into cornell,brown, darmouth princeton, or columbia?
Your GPA and scores are fine, but so are those of many, many others who will be applying to those schools. One thing to start thinking about is your essay. Why do you want to go to those schools? Simply because they are "Ivy League"? That's not a great reason. They are all very, very different places and frankly I would think that the same student would not be equally attracted to all of them. Do you want to go to school in a big city, as you would if you went to Columbia? In a small town, like you would at Dartmouth? Somewhere in between, like Brown in Providence? What is it that you want to study? Not all of those schools are equally known for the same subjects (of course you can get a great education at all of them). You should learn more about the individual schools--it's not just about getting into a good school, it's about what you want to do when you're there. The admissions offices for Ivy League schools do not just care about the numbers--they get many, many more impressive applicants each year than they can accept, so you need to make yourself stand out. They want to know why you want to be there, and why you will be an asset to the school. They will like your extra-curricular activities, but they will also want to know why you chose these things and what they mean to you. Tell them why you are a good candidate for them, what you see yourself getting out of attending their school, why you would be a good fit and why you want to go there. (Oh, and by the time you get around to writing to them, please remember that it's "Dartmouth". *g*) Best of luck!

Thom Thom
Princeton's admissions are based on six factors.. High School GPA SAT scores Athletics Legacy Where you live Your race/ethnicity I think that extracurriculars don't actually give you points in admissions, but will help when they make their final decision. I don't know how they rank applicants in terms of the six factors, but I can say that it's hard. Most people accepted to Princeton scored above a 1450 on the old SATs. My friend scored a 2200 on the new SATs, was in Model Congress, Student Council, Boy's State, Latin Club, National Honor Society, was an Eagle Scout, had varsity letter in 2 sports, took an average of 5 honors classes each year and never got below an A-, was Valedictorian, and he didn't get in to Princeton or Columbia. I also know a kid who was in very few clubs, was barely in the top 10% of his graduating class, but had exceptional SAT scores and he was accepted to Princeton. You need to have pretty much straight A's even including honors classes and take prep courses for SATs and take them more than once if you need to. I don't know anything about the other colleges. There is nothing you can do about your race, location, or legacy factors, which is something that most colleges weigh heavily when deciding. I can't say for sure what the other colleges you listed require.
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Quin Quin
I took the SAT's before they switched to the new system so I don't understand your scores. Your GPA is high and you are very involved in your school and community. Most people that apply have the same qualifications so it is really just a crap shoot for who gets accepted. Try to focus on your essays. They really say a lot and can swing your application to put you slightly ahead of the rest. Be creative...VERY CREATIVE. Admissions officers don't want to read the same thing over and over again. If they remember you, you are pretty much in. I got into Columbia (I currently am Junior) and I got into UPenn but I was rejected from Brown and Princeton. A lot of it has to do with your essay and a lot has to do with luck. Good luck!
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Malcom Malcom
Princeton is very, very picky, as other people have been warning. And the more AP classes you can reasonably handle, the better. But your stats are certainly in the right range to consider those schools, so go for it. Just take into account that's a diverse list in terms of school culture and environment, so make sure you're looking at the fit as well as the Ivy status. Don't forget about having safeties you like, too.
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Jerald Jerald
Please explain the SAT Subject test score of 2040. If each is only worth 800 max, how many did you take, and what were your scores? For a really good chance, you need many more AP classes (and 4s or 5s on each of the tests, I'd think) along with demonstrated leadership skills (e.g. president of clubs or student council, etc.), fabulous letters of recommendation, a solid essay. Indeed your GPA seems fine, but schools like to have rank, as well...as in you're #x out of a total class of # students. Is this GPA weighted or unweighted? You might want to get the book A Is For Admission...very insightful about Ivy League applications and how they are viewed and processed. For the TOP students, 90%+ are accepted at these schools...the further down the ladder you go, the less the percentage accepted...'till you end up with an average of, say 20% at most of the schools you cited. So you can imagine that your rank on that ladder is vital to understanding your "chances." (Princeton accepts only about 10-12% of applicants each year.) Best of luck to you.
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Gerrard Gerrard
Your GPA is great and I think you have a great shot at getting into Cornell, Brown, Dartmouth and Columbia. Princeton I dont know too much about. I think you should keep up the good work and start sending in your applications. One of those schools should be giving you a call back.
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Dob Dob
Well, I'm applying to Cornell (as a grad student) and my professors seem to think I have a good chance. My GPA is 3.9, and my GRE scores were V: 800 Q:690 (don't have the writing or subject scores yet.) My SAT score was 2210. If I have a good chance, you certainly have a fair one; but you'll need a great essay & good recommendations to make you stand out.
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Dob Originally Answered: Can I get into Cornell?
You're the same as every other student applying, so don't get your hopes up. Try to distinguish yourself in the essays because that's where the real decision is made.

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