What were your acceptance chances for top schools? Answered
I am currently a junior and was wondering how accurate the prediction was. My top choice currently is yale and it is telling me a 27 percent, does that seem a little low? Other schools like Dartmouth are 31.
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Both of those rates are extremely good! You can only get over 25% on Yale or Dartmouth if you pass the academic cutoff, have good test scores, and have good extracurriculars. Chancing rates like those put you in the top 20% at least of people applying to those schools. Acceptance predictions for any Ivy are always going to be low, because so much of your admission chances depend on your essays and your recommendations (mostly your essays). I would say that for now, keep doing everything that you're doing, and maybe start thinking about who you could ask for a letter of rec.
Ivy predictions are as accurate as crystal ball readings. If you have good grades, show difficult classes, superb extracurricular activities, and good essays, you have a chance. No one can predict what chance, but you do have a chance.
The school I want is Notre Dame, it gave my a 29% chance of getting in even with a lower GPA (For the school's average). At first I thought it was a little low, but remember this website only compares your raw stats against the average applicant who got in. Your chances, in reality, if you demonstrate good work ethic and leadership skills, write a good essay, and show interest will be higher. Stats don't get you into college alone, your personality and skills also play an equally large factor!
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