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Dennis Said:Can I get into Cornell or MIT?
We Answered:Idk about Cornell but there is almost no way you can get into MIT unless there is something REALLY special about you. REALLY special. Out of the 200 students at my high school that applied for MIT only 1 made it in, and she was the valedictorian. She also never got below a 97 in ANY class including AP and Pre AP classes. She took every single AP, Honors and Pre Ap class offered at my high school. There is about 30 offered and she took all of them. She also got a perfect math score on the SAT and made National Merit Scholar for the PSAT. She was the president of Orchestra, National Honor Society, and Student Council. She made all state Competition Orchestra, Math, and Literature all 4 years of high school. She did everything and succeeded at everything.
Although your qualifications are good, I don't think they are up to MIT standards. And I don't recommend writing about mental illness because 99% of the time the colleges don't look at it positively even you give them a reason to.
Don't worry about making it into MIT, there are plenty of great universities that would accept you and want you. You're on the right track :)
Francis Said:What are my chances of getting into Cornell University?
Cornell is a very tough school to get into as are all of the other 7 Ivy League universities. Your GPA is decent, there will be applicants with higher GPA's. Your after-school list is impressive, being able to commit extensive amounts of time to a sport shows commitment and always stands out on an admissions application. The SAT scores will probably be a fairly big deciding factor in your admissions application.
The biggest thing you can do to help your admission to Cornell would be by providing them with the most amount of information possible. I advise you to take the SAT twice, the ACT at least once and up to two SAT Subject tests. The more information the admissions committee has on your academic ability will help you stand out. I advise that you stay in your sport and other out-side activities. And also begin looking for faculty that will be willing to write you letters of recommendations.
I am not sure what major you would apply as, sometimes that effects the admissions process. The most important thing is to keep the grades up and take those standardized tests!
Hope that helps
Marion Said:Am I good enough for Cornell?
We Answered:SAT sucks, ACT sucks, as do your SAT subject tests. your test scores are better than average?? for who? certainly not the ivy league hahaha, wow. you need a 2200+ on the SAT and a 32+ on the ACT to be considered average by testing standards at ivies. there's nothing special about you. the only benefit to you is that your prospective majors will weigh your portfolio heavily, so if that's awesome, then you may have a SLIGHT chance.
Terry Said:Can I get into Cornell?
We Answered:With all that you described, you should be able to get in! But ivy league schools are really competitive and have over 20,000 applicants from all over. And to be honest, your SAT scores are kinda on the low end for Cornell, but everything else seems to be good! They say that usually if you took a challenging course schedule and had many EC's that you were passionate about and had a high GPA, but not good SAT scores, then that's okay. And vice versa if you just get an off the chart SAT score. And since you're a minority, you have a better chance at getting in because they want to be diverse (and I think they find SAT scores of 650 each test for minorities acceptable). So I think you have a high chance at getting in. But the only sure way that you won't get in is if you don't apply at all.
-Good luck! and I hope I helped! :)
Teresa Said:Is attending Cornell within my grasp?
We Answered:You should do something more specific to make yourself outstanding( such as a math prize or science fair). SAT is also important and you should take care of SAT 2, especially if in the subjects relevant to your major. When applying to Cornell, you will apply to a particular college instead of to the whole university; therefore, they will look at the your grades in the subjects relevant to your intended major. You also need to spend time on essay. Cornell uses an additional essay for each of its college and essay is an important factor. Good luck.