Question by Chris F: Do you think I can get into Emerson College in Boston?
Here are my stats! (P.S. My school curriculum is very difficult and is one of the best schools in the region!)
BSHS – N.Dartmouth, MA. – a member in good standing of the class of 2009. Rank 70/197 of 6/08. GPA – 3.69
SAT Reasoning– CR-560 M-480 W-570
Senior Classes— Advacned Placement Modern European History, Honors English IV, Honors Physiology, Honors Portuguese IV, Honors Statistics, Honors Yearbook Publications, College Prep Moral Theology
Campus Ministry- 12
Cross Country- 10
Ethos Literary Art Magazine: 11,12
Newspaper- 11, 12
Pro-Life Group/March- 10, 11, 12
Yearbook Publications- 12
Academic Award- BSHS, Biology, Portuguese 1, Global Studies, English 1, Christology and Revelation- 2005
Community Service Award- BSHS, 2008- over 160 hours of community service
Ethos: Literary Art Magazine- BSHS, Runner Up in Art Competition for my Photography- 2008
Honor Roll Student- BSHS, 2005 – present
National Honor Society- BSHS, 2007- present
Alzheimer’s Memory Walk- Bristol Community College, 2008, 4 hours
Food and Clothes Drive for Immigrants- New Bedford, Ma. Helped collect and distribute food and clothing for new immigrants in the area, 2007, 5 hours
National Honor Society Food Drive- collected food and sorted, 2007-2008, 4 hours (2 each year)
New Bedford Child and Family Services- New Bedford, Ma, 2007, 8 hours
New Bedford Half Marathon (Volunteer)- New Bedford, Ma. 2007-2008, 6 hours (3 each year)
Pro-Life March Washington- Washington D.C. 2007-2009, 63 hours
St. Luke’s Hospital Volunteer- New Bedford, Ma. 2006-2009, 125 hours
Fidalgo’s Landscaping- Landscaper, Summers of 2004- present, 40 hrs per week
St. Luke’s Hospital-Kitchen Worker, 2007- present, 12-16 hrs per week
INTERESTS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
-Creating and editing student films
– Writing lyrics and recording music (unprofessionally)
I also wrote a killer essay and my Supplement short answer questions were very, very creative and original!
P.S. My Math score is really low, but Emerson isn’t about Math anyway! It is a Liberal Arts College!
Answer by roaringmice
You might. Your GPA is in their range. Your SAT is borderline for them, but more or less all right.
Yeah, it’s the math that drags you down. While yes, Emerson is liberal arts, your math score is going to be an issue. Their SAT averages are in these ranges:
Critical Reading:590 – 680
Math:550 – 650
Writing:580 – 670
So you can see that not only is your math score an issue – and the main issue – but your overall SAT score, even putting aside the math, is on the low side of their averages. That, however, does *not* mean you won’t get in. Emerson uses lots of things in their admission decision, not just SAT scores. It does mean that you need some backup schools, just in case.
But you could get in. It’s certainly worth your time to apply. You may get in.
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