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07/12/2020 at 06:44PM

I'm showing my friend certain colleges. His dream school is the University of Miami but how accurate is the chancing?

So here are his stats: He has a 3.67 unweighted and a 30 ACT. He has played soccer/badminton for 2 years each(he's a rising senior). He designed a website with a friend that raised 1300 dollars for frontline workers to keep them safe, he joined a red cross club and was a secretary, helped serve under privileged/income communities through an Indian organization for about 30-45 hours, he also volunteered at second harvest for 30+ hours, and these two are hobbies so I don't know what value they carry(reading/building legos) I put tier J/C respectively. Oh and he wants to pursue a biological science/some health related major. Also he lives in California. So based on that the calculator said he has a 90-92% chance at his UM. I feel that it doesn't seem that accurate for him. He falls in the Asian category. Thoughts anyone?

@DebaterMAX07/12/2020 at 07:09PM

Uh which Miami FL or OH?

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Rush07/13/2020 at 01:53AM


@DebaterMAX07/13/2020 at 01:54AM [edited]

Ah also his C tier lower it to D or F as C is only for international awards or very prestigious accolades.

@DebaterMAX07/13/2020 at 02:23AM

Look at the comment above as I edited it

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Rush07/13/2020 at 02:37AM

Oh I was just going off of the description placed at C. It said built a 2k model piece set so I just selected that

@DebaterMAX07/13/2020 at 02:38AM

I’d say F tier in that case

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2 answers

07/12/2020 at 07:20PM

So for Miami FL his gpa is average and ACT is still in the middle but he has a lack of leadership positions and that may get him not admitted as Miami FL only has a 32% admit rate his intangibles such as race and geography are more or less a very slight boost as Miami FL likely is “over saturated” with Asians applicants but California is a boost. I’d agree with you and his chancing is likely high 50s to high 60s.

As for Miami OH your friend is good on the ACT side and is average on the GPA side and as Miami OH has a 68% admit rate he has a good chance but has lack of leadership but there his chancing is likely in the mid 80s

This is my opinion but I think I’m fairly accurate but hope this helps and comment if you need clarification.

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Rush07/13/2020 at 01:55AM

Thanks a lot man! I'll give him your insights/feedback. That's very good to hear. He'll be happy

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Rush07/13/2020 at 02:04AM

So he's actually taking a class right now that will boost his unweighted a little to 3.7 so that's even better news. Also do you perhaps have any suggestions for an extracurricular he can add to his resume?

@DebaterMAX07/13/2020 at 02:20AM

Volunteer is vastly overrated and should look for clubs where he participated in an activity for most of the school year and spends 90min/week or more

@DebaterMAX07/13/2020 at 02:21AM

Yearbook debate are the ones I know off the top of my head

07/12/2020 at 06:53PM

I'm pretty sure this website factors in race because when I put in my goal SAT score (1500) for schools such as Harvard, Duke, UPenn, Vanderbilt, etc, it gave me an "excellent" rating for my SAT. It stated: "The average SAT score for your demographic is 1240-1350" (varies based on school of course). I'm a black person, so the average SAT/ACT scores are lower than for white and asian students. Therefore, the website must know your friend is Asian if you put that in the calculator, so it should still be accurate. Your friend's activities sound really good, and his GPA is slightly above average for the school (UMiami average unweighted GPA is 3.6). If he knocks his essay out of the park, I would say he has a pretty high chance.

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Rush07/13/2020 at 01:59AM

So I know here in California our public universities like the UCs don't consider race but I'm guessing it's different in other parts of the country. Thanks for your feedback!

@DebaterMAX07/13/2020 at 02:19AM

Some of them factor it but it mostly lowers Asian chances and increases black and latinx chances at U Mich I (White male) had 15% And when I designated myself black I had 80%