How good are my chances of getting into an ivy league school?





Im a junior going to be a senior and i am a normal caucasian male. I have a 4.0 gpa and scored a 31 on my ACT. I am also on pace to get valedictorian. I have been a member of the soccer team and football team each for one year, baseball team for 3 years, science club 2 years, model united nations one year, chess club 2 years, and other clubs i cant think of at the moment. I have literally no leadership roles though in any club or sport. Also, i have had some unique accomplishments like winning state in a free throw competition two years in a row and going to state for a VFW essay I wrote but nothing great to set me apart. If I focused on my passion for education (I have read about two hundred nonfiction educational books the past year) do i have a chance of getting accepted into somewhere like Harvard. I am a really talented writer so I am not worried about writing an essay. Also, I probably am not going to an ivy league school but i just want to see if i could get accepted. Thanks for any help!



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3 Answers to “How good are my chances of getting into an ivy league school?”

  1. Arabella says:

    You have a chance, but it’s far from a slam dunk. Ivy League schools are swamped with thousands of applications every year, most from students with perfect or near-perfect GPAs and SAT/ACT scores. It takes something really spectacular in your background to stand out from the crowd. The Ivies also strongly favor the sons and daughters of alumni (it’s called “legacy preference”).I’m not saying don’t apply. Your chances of getting into an Ivy League school are ZERO…if you don’t send in an application. But also distribute “safety” applications around to good second-tier schools.To find appropriate colleges use [external link] … [external link] …Check student reviews of colleges by Googling the words “student reviews” and the names of the schools you are interested in (one at time). Also try Googling just the name of each school by itself. Then click where it says “Google reviews.”Also check out: [external link] …Estimate your chances of getting accepted at any particular school using the Cappex “What are my chances?” calculator. [external link] keep in mind that the only way to find out for sure is to apply and see what each school says. The admissions process is extremely quirky, and it’s difficult to predict exactly who will get accepted and who won’t.Common applicants are your friends. Use them. For maximum coverage you will need to use both. [external link] …Learn about professors [external link] can often find out about on-campus housing at [external link] can find out about fraternities and sororities atwww.greekrank.commore college admissions info [external link] …

  2. intersow says:

    Everyone applying to the ivies has the highest grades in the hardest classes and very high test scores. You need all that just to apply, and then you need a lot more to get in. They turned down 94% of applicants this year, including thousands of 4.0 students (unweighted) and valedictorians. Nothing you do before high school matters and they do not give academic or sports scholarships (need-based aid only). You need to find a way to stand out in the field you plan to major in, and you need to have a very good reason to attend those schools, which you don’t appear to have. Bad reasons are things like ‘It’s a great school’, ‘it sounds really impressive’, and ‘it’s the only good school I’ve heard of’, and those are the reasons most people apply. Good reasons are things like specific resources or professors only they offer that you plan to work with during your time at those schools, and you need to show your potential to make the most of these resources clear when applying.

  3. kastura says:

    Apply