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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Is it possible to get into Princeton with not-so-great grades?

Hi everyone, I've always dreamed of going to Princeton, but my GPA isn't the best (3.4). I'm involved in a bunch of extracurriculars and I have a high SAT score. Do you think it's still possible for me to get accepted into Princeton? Any advice would be great!

9 months ago

Hi there! I understand that getting into a top school like Princeton is a dream for many students. However, I must be honest that with a 3.4 GPA, it might be challenging. The average GPA of admitted students at Princeton is about 4.0. But don't lose hope! Admissions officers do look at other factors, like extracurriculars and test scores, as you mentioned.

If your extracurricular involvements and SAT score are truly outstanding, there is a chance that it can offset your GPA, but it would still be somewhat difficult. One thing to consider would be to focus on explaining any reasons that might have contributed to your lower GPA in your application, and showcasing your strengths in your Personal Statement.

Remember, there are many great universities out there, so don't put all your hopes on one school. Research other universities that match your profile, and you might find another perfect fit for you. Good luck with your applications and stay optimistic!

9 months ago

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