Question by pinkobsession123: What are MY chances at getting into Northwestern University? NYU? University of Chicago?
It’s the summer before my senior year and I have just 4 months before I begin applying to schools, and I was wondering if any of you have any helpful advice and guidance for me? My stat’s are listed below, what are my chances of getting to NYU/Northwestern University/University of Chicago majoring in Film and Cinema Studies?
What should I do to improve my chances with my 12 week summer break?
Unweighted GPA: 3.89
Class Rank; Top 3%
ACT Composite: 26 (retaking in September)
Grades in General: 4 B’s in entire high school career
Class Choices: 95% Honors courses and IB courses
Background: Liberian American, daughter of immigrants, daughter of a refugee
4 Years of Student Government – Leadership Roles
Director of the School News Production
Student Body President of Jr.High School
Member of National Honor’s Society
Internation Baccalaureate Student Ambassador
Mock Trial – Lead Attorney
Drama Club – Lead Dancer
Girl’s State Delegate
Honor’s Student, 2 Academic Letters, Award in Language B, Academic Achievement Award ’08
Editor of Literatary Magazine
Advocate for Volunteer Work: Over 250 hours with various organazitions including CEAP and Food for Life.
(in the process) Founder of the Future Filmmakers Club
Organization of the School Improvement Crew
Bruegger’s Bagels Employee- Summer ’09
Anything else you think I could do to greatly improve my chances. I appreciate it!!
Thanks, but I did mention I will be retaking my ACT and have many study aides that will help me increase my score. Where is documented about the +5 for being black? And is there anything ELSE besides my obviously low score on the ACT that I can work on?
Answer by PE2008
You can’t get into these schools with this 26 ACT score unless maybe you’re black.
“The above answerer must have some issues with African Americans.”
Sigh… The answerer below obviously does not know being black is equivalent to adding ~5 points to an ACT score. This is well-documented…
“Where is documented about the +5 for being black? ”
“African-American applicants receive the equivalent of 230 extra SAT points (on a 1600-point scale), and being Hispanic is worth an additional 185 SAT points… Asian-American applicants face a loss equivalent to 50 SAT points.”
[230 old SAT ~ 345 new SAT ~ 5 ACT]
“Anything else you think I could do to greatly improve my chances?”
Change your name to Keisha Gonzales.
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