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How do I get into an Ivy League school? Please help me?

How do I get into an Ivy League school? Please help me? Topic: Ivy league essay help
July 19, 2019 / By Lalla
Question: I really want to get into an Ivy League school; I'm currently in high school, and I REALLY like Dartmouth and Columbia... but I don't know if I'm going to get in. Would I get in if my SAT scores were in the 700's and I have like, a 3.9 GPA? I do a bunch of extra-extracurriculars too; I'm on varsity tennis and track, I play three instruments, I sing, I do musical and dramatic theater, I volunteer at a hospital (I want to go into pre-med), and I'm in clubs like Model UN, a literary magazine club, Young Cancer Awareness, Newspaper Club, and art club. I also taught myself how to speak Polish, and I also take Latin and French at school. I also studied organic chemistry abroad in France in a lab. Do I have a shot!? Please help me; I don't want to go to community college!
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Jennie Jennie | 2 days ago
You have as good a shot as anyone. You are definitely qualified according to your scores and activities, but it's a total crapshoot with Ivy Leagues (and they also look at demographics a lot – I see from your avatar that you're a white girl, which puts you at a disadvantage, but if you're from the South or something that could help you). Make sure your essay is amazing and on a truly original topic (they won't read another essay on that topic). Also, please, not-Ivy does not equal community college.
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Jennie Originally Answered: How do I get into an Ivy League school? Please help me?
You have as good a shot as anyone. You are definitely qualified according to your scores and activities, but it's a total crapshoot with Ivy Leagues (and they also look at demographics a lot – I see from your avatar that you're a white girl, which puts you at a disadvantage, but if you're from the South or something that could help you). Make sure your essay is amazing and on a truly original topic (they won't read another essay on that topic). Also, please, not-Ivy does not equal community college.
Jennie Originally Answered: How do I get into an Ivy League school? Please help me?
There's a big difference between 'not a big football school' and community college. Yeah, you've got a decent shot at Dartmouth, but make sure to apply to a few other colleges as well. With any of the top private, public, or liberal arts schools, there are no guarantees.

Fionola Fionola
There's a big difference between 'not a big football school' and community college. Yeah, you've got a decent shot at Dartmouth, but make sure to apply to a few other colleges as well. With any of the top private, public, or liberal arts schools, there are no guarantees.
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Dacey Dacey
Your SAT scores would have to be MUCH MUCH higher than 700..to get into columbia you'd need at least over 1500 and even that might still be too low. Just because you don't get into an Ivy League doesn't mean you'd have to go to a community college..there are thousands of colleges that you can apply to that are not community colleges.
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Dacey Originally Answered: Transfering from Ivy League to another Ivy League?
Assuming your grades are good and you make time to devote to something outside your coursework, transferring to an Ivy from a school of comparable quality depends on the number of spaces available and a whole bunch of intangible factors, like whether you have a skill or an interest that will help to balance out the existing class. The catch is, there are very, very few spots available anywhere but Cornell (some years, Harvard hasn't had any), and you can't predict what they'll be looking for in terms of those other factors. So rather than trying to escape before you've even started, I think you need to reassess why you chose Cornell in the first place and why you're so convinced you don't want to be there now. For certain subjects, like engineering, it's arguably better than the other Ivies - and it's not really considered less academically prestigious than Brown. Worry less about the name you'll have on your diploma and more about the education you really need, which may not be from a "top" school at all.

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