Is being the president and founder of debate club in senior year and lead role in drama and a school quiz winner enough?
So I am an Indian student in Mumbai, the club culture isn't very famous In india but in my final year I have founded a debate club and I am also the president of the club
,since, I have attended a lot of MUNS, I am also really interested in them. I also won a school level science math competition, I have also represented my school at around 4 quizzes. I was also the lead role in the school drama . I also recently completed two very challenging online courses on trading ( this course was meant for professianals in the trading fueld.) and banking( MITX). My average percentage throughout high school was 92-93%, I expect to get around 1460-1510 on my sat, my teachers also hold me in high regard and will be writing a good recommendation letters , do you think I have a chance at colleges like Harvard, UC Berkeley, Stanford and other top eco-finance colleges in the us and uk if I will be applying for financial aid and will applying for financial aid hurt my application especially due to the pandemic.
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You definitely will have a hard time getting into Stanford or Harvard where a 1500 is a low SAT score and you really need to be worldclass and an exceptional student and have a GPA of 97-100. UC Berkeley or some of the other UC schools you will have a much better chance at, so I would focus on them instead. You should also see if you can join any economic or business related activities since that is related to your major.
So the schools you mentioned are not easy at all for asian born students and it would comedown to a coin flip coupled with amazing essays and rec letters. But schools that are not as competitive such as San Diego St, U Oregon, Wash St are likely to be safety-target schools for you and is not coin flip based.
Finicial Aid is only fully met by I believe 4-7 schools they are Harvard Yale Princeton Bowdoin and others. I cant remember the rest I don't know about Stanford and no public school is on the list. For UCLA you would have a chance but that is like a 10% chance (Im guessing) so you have a chance but gives are ivies for a reseon and youd likely be better served by applying to less competitive schools.
Hope this helps and comment if you need clarification.