Question by Jack P: Chance me for the University of Virginia?
Grade: Senior (class of 2011)
Race: Sri Lankan (Asian Minority)
GPA: 3.92 unweighed (I don’t know my weighed)
School/Class Type: Public/Mostly Competitive
SAT: 1800 (620 M, 580 CR, 600 W)
SAT II’s: 650 (Math Level 2), 620 (US History)
AP: 4’s and 3’s (US History, English Literature, English Language, World History)
Extra-Curriculars: Business Professionals Of America (Vice President), HOSA, JSA (Founder of chapter), National Honor Society, Aerospace Club (Founder), Math Club, Chess Club, Student Council (Community Service Chair), Asian-American Students Association (historian), Youth Leadership Organization (President/Founder), Intern with FUNCEDESCRI Organization (Raise money for malnourished countries like Guatemala), Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Soccer (Captain)
Honors/Awards: Nominated to join the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Defense, Participated and Nominated in NASA Texas Aerospace Scholars Program, AP Scholar, Honor Roll, 2nd Place BPA Regionals for Video Production/Financial Math, 6th Place UIL Academics Competition District for Social Studies and Current Events
Community Service: Volunteer with JPS Health Network Hospital, Carter Bloodcare Blood Drives, and Public Library (275+ Hours and counting)
Senior Courseload: AP Biology, AP Physics C, AP Calculus AB & BC (block class), AP Government, AP Macroeconomics, Engineering Design, Soccer, Independent Study in AP Microeconomics
Possible Hooks: First Generation College Student
Any Help would be appreciated!
Answer by Amaretta
UVA is tough to get into because they have so many highly prepared, highly motivated applicants coming from the Washington, D.C. suburbs. Your SAT scores are on the low side for UVA, so you should either retake your SAT I’s or submit your ACT score. But your tough courseload is impressive and being of Sri Lankan descent might help you. If you’re in-state, you have a decent chance of getting in.
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