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Am I competitive for the Ivies? Any advice you could offer?

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I'm a high school junior at a highly competitive public school...

-3.9 UW, 4.62 W

-15 AP's, 10 Honors, and 3 college courses (UPenn) by the end of HS

-1450 SAT (I'm currently working on getting it higher during this quarantine ;)

-Athletic extracurriculars: captain of state-level sports team, 3-time high school state champion, and one of the top players on the East Coast

-Other extracurriculars: class president, founder/president of prominent political activism club at my school, member of countywide student government's executive board, advisor to the Student Member of the county Board of Education, intern with US congressional campaign, etc.

I'm a legacy at the University of Pennsylvania and I plan on applying early decision.

How competitive am I for Penn? How about for the rest of the Ivies? I'll take any advice! Thank you so much in advance!!

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Your GPA and course rigor is excellent, you should definitely pass that part of the review. If you can get your SAT up to around a 1550, you can increase your chances significantly... I'm sure with the quarantine you'll have more than enough time lol :) Your sports are excellent, and your other extracurriculars you talked about are pretty high-tier activities. With your legacy at UPenn, you should be within reach as long as your SAT score is improved. Good luck!