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      10-23-2008, 04:30 PM   #1
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cousins graduating in few months, college options?

so hes in his senior year has been doing aright

has taken multiple aps, calc, english, history, along with many other honors classes

4.1 weighted average

national honor society, decided to join clubs in his last year, no sports

got a 2170 on his sats 800 math, 680 verbal, 690 writing

wants to go into finance, what are his chances of getting into schools like nyu, bu, babson, georgetown, george washington, upenn
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      10-23-2008, 04:42 PM   #2
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i think he has a great shot at UPenn and its an amazing school for finance
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      10-23-2008, 05:17 PM   #3
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shit, with a resume like that you can get into pretty much anywhere. too bad he didn't play any sports.
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      10-23-2008, 05:49 PM   #4
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I don't know how much things have changed due to grade inflation in the last generation, but 30 years ago very similar grades/scores were good enough for acceptance at the best Tech schools in the country (MIT, Caltech, etc).
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Having gone through the system myself a few years ago, does he go to a public or private HS? Public HS, his chances are probably...

NYU - Yes, Stern for finance is harder by a bit but doable with what he has
BU - Yes
Babson - Yes
Georgetown - If it's SFS (School of Foreign Services), maybe, Georgetown College, probably not
GWU - Yes
UPenn - Not likely, it's a reach and Wharton is most likely impossible

Private school opens up perhaps Georgetown College, UPenn still difficult, Cornell may be a better bet. If he wants to go into Finance, he shouldn't rule out UMich either. Not that easy to get into out of state but their undergraduate business school is very good.

Call me crazy or pessimistic, and I did go to a pretty crazy public HS, but I had friends with 2300s and president/VP positions in numerous clubs, did sports, and 3.9x weighted GPAs get rejected from UPenn, Columbia, and the like, and you can add me to that list as well.
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      10-23-2008, 11:42 PM   #6
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he could also try brown, duke, UVA and some of the smaller, lib arts schools like
-swarthmore
-vassar
-williams
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stern probably. I know someone who went there and he had a 1350 on his sat.
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he's in his senior year? Aren't his applications already out?
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he's in his senior year? Aren't his applications already out?
no, but they are probably due very, very soon. early decision applications may have been due already.

also, for finance, check out the univ of chicago...
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I'd try at UPenn Wharton anyway, I've seen some kids get in there w/relatively lower credentials -- their admissions system is sort of weird from what I've heard.

Stern (NYU) would be easier to get into and it's a top program. If looking out west, UC Berkeley or UMich have great programs as well and may be possible to get into. Carnegie Mellon and UNC would likely be safety's w/those creds..unless things have gotten super competitive these days.

Also, if it's just finance he wants to get into, it would be wise to take on a math or physics dbl major to stand out among the crowd when recruiting season comes up.
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With those grades he could get in anywhere lol, reminds me gotta take my SAT in a week. And get some recommendations lol.
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