I have two questions:
1) Could someone please chance me? I'm incredibly stressed with the imminent release of decisions.
2) In my area, three students applied from my high school, but I was the only one who got an interview. Since there are two alumni interviewers in my area, does this mean that Harvard was only interested in my application?
Any insight would be much appreciated. Thanks!
How on earth I have a 16% chance with an 1850 SAT and no reported SAT subject test scores, I do not know. Someone else who has a 2400 SAT and numerous 800s on SAT subject tests has an 18% chance. There is only a two percent gap that accounts for the enormous chasm between my academic record and this other person's academic record? Something isn't quite right here.
please please chance me? :)
I just moved from Australia at the start of my Junior year. Because of this, i was not able to take any AP classes from Freshman to Junior year. Will this hurt me in my chances to applying to more elite schools? P.S. I was in a Selective School in Sydney, which is equivalent to a Magnet School. Thanks :)
Very amazed and fortunate to have gotten in. I am convinced there was a great deal of geographical affirmative action involved. Rural Southern boy, yahoo.
Chance me please
Not even worth to apply
please chance me
what percent chance would you guys say makes it worth it to actually spend the 75$ and apply?
Forget about the Parchment %. You need to have atleast a 3.5 gpa and 2000 SAT even as a targeted minority for serious consideration. A 3.1 gpa with SAT around 1900 is too low to get past initial screening.
If you truly want to go to Harvard, spend the money regardless of the projected "chances" you have. If you're applying for the sole purpose of saying you got in, I'd say you should only waste your money if you have at least an above-average chance. There's a lot of personality stuff that goes into applications and a lot of extracurricular material this engine rightfully overlooks, so keep that in mind.
My friend Kavan Knox has a 86% chance to get in. Look him up on Facebook, the kid is a geniss.
29% chance of getting into Harvard, it says my chances are higher than average. I assume this is good though 29% doesn't sound too swell.
As a person who isn't a senior in high school, I recieved a 21% chance. I believe it could be higher, but unfortunately I slacked off a lot until I gained focus on school. Now, I have a GPA of about 3.8, and am ranked within the top 10% of my class. Mostly, though, I assume this heightened chance is based on my ACT score, which was 32. This score was based on intellect, not scholarly drive. If anyone can tell me how it would be possible to give the Harvard admissions team a good look at my mind, and not my past, please do.
anyone wanna chance me, i was really surprised with a 14% chance
You have some things going for you, but your SAT and GPA may be too low for acceptance
Has anyone received notification for an interview yet when applying EA for Harvard?
If they haven't contacted you by now they won't. The deadline was last week for interviewer reports. Don't worry though, the interviews don't have a huge impact on your admission results.
So my academics are very stellar (33 ACT and a near perfect GPA for my school, with As in 8 APs), but I was never really a SIEMENS/Research person; however, I basically ran every part of the Fine Arts Department (Head of Theatre, Band, Orchestra, and Acapella). Do you think this will raise my chances or hinder them, in that I chose to follow an artistic route rather than a purely scientific one?
Your chances are not good. For better odds consider Carnegie Mellon, Emory and Cornell.
I had a friend who took 7APs senior year, all As, 5 junior year, traveled around the world volunteering at hospitals, didn't get in. Lol. It probably won't make much of a difference. Kids that get in, to be honest, have done many things in both the scientific and artistic routes, most that don't get in have very stellar accomplishments in multiple fields. Its insanely hard to get in, even if you deserve to.
i have a higher chance of getting into harvard than stanfard.LOl
Is it weird that Parchment gave me a 12% chance for Harvard, but gave me around 5-8 for some other Ivies? Only other Ivy that I got above the average chance was Cornell with 24%.
Anyway, considering the fact that I fell in love with it when i visited this summer, I'll apply no matter what the chances are. No regrets :)
Good luck to everyone!
Yea I got a 16% to the usual 14% for Penn but 17% to 7% for Harvard. Maybe they are a more liberal institution and don't look at test scores as seriously.
I did too when I visited it this summer! :D
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My essay is probably going to suck since I suck at writing... Anyways, can someone chance me? I'd be glad to chance back!
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How is it I have a better chance of getting into Harvard than I do Duke University. I know both schools are really good, but I was expecting about a 1% chance and i got a 32% chance...
Hello. My parents make below 2500 dollars per year. I live in Montana but go to a nonboarding school in New York. I have a 5.00 and 2400. Chance? I'll chance back.
PS I'm a Native American who has won science and math competitions at the national level. :]
That's the most BS profile I've ever seen. If you've actually won national math and science competitions you should be able to provide proof of such. There's not point in chancing you, if you're not honest about your academic record.
It was a complete joke. No need to take such things seriously and/or reply to them. It's obvious that he/she didn't do anything of the sort.
no chance just stop applying
I got in since I was a legacy and they waanted me for Football. Even though I had a 79% chance to get in lol.
uh lol that's not bad, you had a 79% chance coming in, I have a 1% which uh will make it hard
chance me please!
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Please Please Please Chance Me =D
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chance please :-)
You have a pretty good chance of getting into any of the ivys. if you don't want to pay that much you definitely have a great chance of getting into non-ivys. Overall very very strong high school career and I think that parchment is underestimating your chances. Good luck!
Harvard College: trollin' hard on hopeful applicants since 1636.
I seriously love you for that. XD
Problem High School Seniors?
CHANCE ME PLEASE: ON ALL COLLEGES WHILE YOU'RE AT IT
95% chance! woohoo!
I mean, you do have the ideal profile for someone applying to Harvard (assuming your SAT IIs and APs pan out the way that one would expect based on the rest of your profile.)
Chance me please. I actually chance back.
done, get at me
gotchu bruhbruh, hit me back
Could someone please chance me? I'm more than willing to chance someone else :)
all done! hit me back?
Chanced you :)
Chanced. Please chance me back. Nobody ever seems to.
Chanced you back :)
You got it! Chanced.
Please take a look at this scatterplot that I've set up for you: college.mychances.net/analy...
I've filtered the scatterplot so that it's only looking at under-represented minorities such as yourself with GPA >= 3.95. After applying those filters, you can see that the average accepted student in this range has an SAT of ~2220, whereas the average rejected student has an SAT of ~2070. So the odds are not in your favor, from that perspective. However, you can see that people with stats similar to yours are accepted on occasion with even lower SAT scores, so it's not cut-and-dry. Best of luck.
1.1 percent chance ye boii
please go to my school list and predict my chances
OK I have a question.
My academic stats and crudentials are good but not nearly what a lot of the people on here say they have. Yet when I look at the odds the computer is giving them to get into these top level schools they are the same if not lower than my own. What would cause these discrepencies?
I'm not following. You have a perfect GPA and a near-perfect ACT. Since you don't list any SAT IIs, it's fair to assume that you'll do comparably well when you take them (which, as you know, you must do to be admitted by many of these schools).
I am just looking at these kids who have taken so many AP classes and done all this other stuff. Is it just an advantage that my school Doesn't offer these when it comes to admissions?? It just seems like these kids have worked really really hard and have the same chances as me.
At top schools, you are not typically put at a disadvantage for not taking advantage of opportunities that you were not given. Still, it is likely that you will have a bit harder of a time than someone who did well in several APs; I agree.
Are you planning on taking SAT IIs?
My problem with that is it is tough to find SAT subject tests a lot in the midwest and the one day that it is hosted nearby I have scheduling conflicts with other major things.
If it is possible under any circumstances I willl take the tests. Let's put it that way.
Well if it is not possible, then you will likely not be admitted to Harvard... Taking 2 SAT Subject Tests is an admissions requirement.
( admissions.college.harvard.... )
Yes I did notice that. Do all ivy leagues require 2 SAT subject tests?
No. At least, Yale will accept just the ACT+Writing.
Ok good I like that. It looks like Yale is the only one who doesn't require the 2 tests. So I will definitely be applying. Yale would definitely qualify as one of my dream schools
I sat in on a Harvard admissions information session today, and visited the campus and I thought I'd share some insight-
the admissions officer said that the most important thing they want to see in a candidate is that they are able to take advantage of every opportunity at the school, and they will fit in on the campus. Also, this is pretty much old news, but she also said that they have to see 1 area which you are passionate about. If you do tons of activities, but aren't really passionate about a single one, then you don't have a chance of getting in. They really want diversity- a main part of that diversity in the area of interests, and passions. They want each person to give something different to the community. She said the interview counts for more than a lot of people think because they want to see what kind of person you are, and they want to see what you have to say. Another piece of advice- make your essay personal! She said if the essay isn't about your personal life, it will strongly hurt your chances. She said if she was given 5 essays to read, and 5 applications, she should be able to match them together.
does ec's count as personal life? like debate?
"She said if she was given 5 essays to read, and 5 applications, she should be able to match them together."
^ This is awesome insight. Thanks for sharing!
This is ironic!
nobody outside of leagacies and urms and recruited athletes really has over a 50% chance at harvard, except for those few who get into harvard, yale, princeton stanford and MIT, the type who win the robertson scholarship( 18 out of 25,000) those type of kids. Even w/ perfect SAT scores and grades, that doesnt make you that type of kid( thats not any kind of fault those kind of kids are the ones who write books, start million dollar business and non profits, publish a bunch of research in nationally recognized medical journals and present it in international conferences full of the best doctors in the world, that type of thing). You have a great shot at harvard, but by that, still less than half, thats just the way harvard admisison is, its not any fault of you or anybody.
50.2% chance. What do you guys think about my chances?
actually that sounds about right... 2400 sats in general have slightly lower than 50% admit rate at Harvard, but then again, thats highly correlated with the amount of ECs that they have as well.
Those are among the best chances I've ever seen our models give, so I think those are impressive odds. A 1/2 shot at Harvard is far better than that of the average applicant, who has a ~1/14 chance.
I would agree with James - you appear to be a strong applicant all around! I think it's cool that you're in theater, I feel like extracurrics/awards will be important in showing admissions counsels that you're a well rounded individual.
Uh-oh, looks like somebody replied while logged into dev ;-)
Haha, sorry about that!
theres a whole discussion(or argument) about race in admission if you want to read about it on this site, its pretty clear where i stand on it as is it for others
I changed my race from South Asian to African-American, and my chances of admission jumped from 24% to 52%, and every other Ivy jumped to 70%+ (a few were over 90%) compared to the 20-50% that they are now.
I had similar results changing from Caucasian to African American, Hispanic, and Native American. I also changed my gender to female and got a massive boost, especially at MIT and Cornell.
No offense, but this is not new news.
I know, just thought it would be interesting to point out.
Harvard student caught falsifying life history: www.boston.com/news/local/b...
This guy reads HarvardFML.
"I faked everything and got kicked out of Harvard. FML"
Please please please tell me that someone else reads HarvardFML, too? (:
Well, if you don't, you should. It's hilarious.
i read harvardfml, it's legit :)
OK, the 'Like' button is great - but where is the 'dislike' button? ;-)
lol, that's EXACTLY what I posted in my comment when I hit the like button for Harvard...
Affirmative action, to achieve diversity. You can always skip the question on your app, though.
mathmaniac, good question. probably for stats
The college addmissions people probably even know its oxymoronic, but a better question would be why do we still classify people by race??
Does anyone except college admissions people find the term "over-represented minority" oxymoronic?
dakota is right. It's only athletes who can get in with shit grade and test scores (happened at my school. Only ED acceptance to Columbia was a top 5 fencer in the country. had a 3.1 GPA and like a 1900 SAT). Being a minority only helps if you're good enough in the first place.
Don't let people tell you that. I mean, they will take a black person over a white person in many cases,but that black berson has to still be QUALIFIED. For instance, Harvard is not going to take some 3.2 with 1600 SAT black person over a 3.8/3.9 2200 SAT white person. The only time where that choosing one over the other comes in is when you have a 3.8/3.9 GPA black with 2250 SAT and a 3.9/4.0 white person with 2290/2300 SAT. So when you hear that OHH ITS BC YOUR BLACK CRAP, make sure you respond with the fact that you're actually qualified as well.
Hey hey, you forgot Native American. They qualify as underrepresented minorities too.
unfortunately thats how it is. colleges will take a hispanic or black student over a more qualified white or indian/east asian student
so many people have told me i'm gettin into schools just because i'm black
i change my ethnicity to hispanic and my chances jump up to 40 percent. thats messed up.
Don't forget Queen Nancy and her randomly firing neurons.
Brown is a real trooper, deep in Democrat territory he managed to pull a Republican win.
Honestly, Democrats are the new stupid Republicans. Just as Bush said stupid things, you can always look to Biden, Coackley, or Reid for a good laugh.
i have to hand it to R's
Coackley was actually a horrible candidate by allowing Brown to dictate the terms of the race.
Don't get excited though, this november won't be like last night
coakley all the way
brown has no chance
Even if she's boring as heck and wanted to cruise through this election.
if your income is that low, then you had to suffer and live through harsh conditions, and still managed to graduate high school with good marks.
Compared with an "easy" ride that high income families get (of course, i cant known how hard it was growing up for you, im just saying statistically, which is what the tracker looks at)
this is interesting...it says i have a 8% chance of getting in when my family income is 250k+, but when i set it to like 2500, my chances are like 80%
It gives me a higher chance here than duke, strange.
with a 6.9% chance of getting into Brown, I would doubt that your chance for Harvard is any higher, much less 86.2%.
Only a 10.3% chance.
Culmor, I have no need to care about grammar, I have a 86.2 chance of getting into harvard
Although his behavior is reprehensible, in her case there's certainly a lesson that could be learned about humility... also, according to her profile, she's a sophomore with a 2300, 4 years of EC's, and who is valedictorian. She falsified her statistics.
Seriously, brooksb45, work on your grammar. Also, grats to schooler, I won't bash you because you're doing well.
nobody cares wow your a stuck up bitch schooler
If I get in I'll be the 7th person in my family to go to Harvard!
I just found out that even if I luck out and get into the college of my choice, I'm still gonna need like a 4.0 to get into a grad school...
Yes, legacy matters even if admission is relegated to the z-list.
D was admitted and current prediction is only 43% but last fall when she was deciding mychances predicted over 50%. Harvard admissions is very hard to put an algorithm to.
More details, EC's are very important in order to gain acceptance to Harvard. Looking at your profile, you only have one listed. GPA and SATs will not overcome lack of ECs.
As for the affect of rank, in the Crimson's freshman edition, it stated that 69% of all the freshman on campus this year are the valedictorians of their high school. I am guessing that rank of 1 is beneficial.
First, you can't have been accepted because you "year entering college" is 2010 and are a current HS senior. Of course you got a 0% chance because Harvard requires 3 subject tests and you only have two listed. You have yet to have met the application requirements.
The calculator doesn't work if you don't have at least 3 Subject tests.
I cranked up everything to the best thing possible and I still have a 38% chance here. How do they calculate this.
The top schools like Harvard and Stanford get a lot of perfect scores/gpa's/etc. It's pretty much a granted that an applicant's academics are as perfect as possible, so the things that determine who is accepted or not are outstanding extracurriculars, circumstances and non-academic life skills. You know, the more intangible qualities of a person.
52.2%. Does harvard like legacies?
Are you sure? When I look at your profile, I see a 12% chance, not a 40% chance.
I have a 19.7% chance here and a 7.2% chance at Brown? Wtf???
I have something similar with Harvard and Brown..maybe its due to the way the data is collected at parchment?
22.5% chance? Really? WELL I DID GET A LETTER FROM THEM SAYING THAT THEY WERE INTERESTED IN ME! [/pompous]
Are you serious? I changed my GPA from 3.92 to 3.95 and it went from 2% to 40%. That... doesn't make sense. 0.03% isn't all that much.
crazy for some universities
Apparently I have a 0.0% chance of getting into Harvard. Funny that I did...
0.6 percent babyy
And apparently that raised my chances from 3.9 to 55.1%.
Changing the status from class does not rank to valedictorian, my index went up from 963 to 1000.
This website is a joke.
Apparently, with a perfect SAT score, 2390 out of 2400 on 3 SAT2s combined, a near perfect GPA, and a bunch of 5s on AP exams...I have under a 4% chance.
If you have a 2390, why do you even need parchment? Lol
Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and Caltech all require between 2 and 3 SAT II subject tests. If you don't have any subject tests, you're percentage is very low. Mine was something like a 6.8% before I put some hypothetical subjects in.
something is wrong all the green dots got denied
14% chance.Better than I thought!! Eh but i'll just stick with my 76.4 chance at Stanford. Woo Cardinals!!!
did u actually get accepted?
I'm looking over at all the people's chances and statement, and its not true that you need to be the ultimate nerd. My bro's going to be a Sophomore at Harvard, and he did not have the superb GPA nor Extracurricular. He showed potential, and that's how he got in. I'm even doing better than him, it states that I only have a 1.4% chance, which I'm not surprised about. Just try your best everyone! :D
Unless you are an IMO gold metalist, you have no chance at Harvard.
That's wonderful news.
its not .6% its 6%---> if you are talking about admission rates...
Don't pay attention to the acceptance rate. If you set your mind to anything
you can succeed in anything you possibly imagine...Think about if you were the admissions staff. What would you look for...Not just grades. That being said, try and find your passion and express yourself in a way that stands out over other applicants...If you think you stand out, do some research. When you notice your jaw dropping at other applicants, then that is your benchmark. You want to find a way to stand out that will make your jaw drop...Don't be like everyone else. Be different. Be unique.
1.5% chance... ;0;
got a 1.1 %.... good.
woah. i have a 0.8% chance of getting in. this sucks. my teacher said i should apply but i don't think i will anymore
i would still apply...i think theres alot more to a student's acceptance than just test scores..you have have a lot more under your belt this website cant take into consideration...think about community service, college programs/classes you have taken, have you been working? health issues that cause a drop in your grades? all of this can be discussed in rec letters and your essays. Personally, i believe having someone who has had a lot of life experience is more valuable than someone who got straight A's..but thats just me! =)
so i guess all in all GO FOR IT! =) who knows..you may be just ther person thay are looking for
45% chance at Harvard. 35% at Yale?
I'm applying to both anyways lol!
37.1 % chance at Harvard :O..
yay! 12.9%.. im so proud
Princeton, Yale, and Harvard are all in the same breadth. If you try all three you can turn that 0.5% chance into a 2.5% chance!
"i had a 32% chance on here, which i doubt really means anything, and got in."
If you have anything better than the acceptance rate (usually around 9%) that means that you're better off than if you were randomly selected. And even if we say you have a 0% chance, you should still apply to the schools you want to - you still could get in.
Just use the information here as advice to make sure you apply to the right amount of safeties, matches, and reaches.
honestly-- apply if you want to go. i had a 32% chance on here, which i doubt really means anything, and got in. so just work hard on your apps and you never know.
if not, there are so many other awesome schools out there. college is what you make of it...
Should I apply with 39.9%?
yay, 0%! It's very honest
4.4% chance! woo! i think i'll stick with my 65.7% at stanford. yay autonomy.
How's there such a big difference? lol
This website just gave me a 0.4% chance. I feel flattered.
this website gave me a 0% chance of getting into harvard...hey at least its honest, although i would've enjoyed .001% of a sympathy point..i'll just go to hartford in CT and say it really fast to everyone
Are you for real? There's no way you got a 2400 and 36. But even then, I'm going to say 60% tops. Harvard is the single hardest school in the world and no one has better then 60%. But I'll give you 100% at every other Ivy league.
Could someone please estimate my chances at matriculating at Harvard?.... do you think that they exceed 45.2%?
First, to people who didn't get into this brainwashing institution. Just relax and realize that the fact that you are going to college at the very least.
Poor performance indeed! Wow, I hadn't seen this much intellectual jargon since the princeton wall.
I was hopeful, and I got into Harvard. Too bad people like you try to break the faith of some hopeful students.
I was just accepted to Harvard.
You're right. I'm well below the caliber of people that belong at Harvard. I wasn't trying to be mean nor "diss" anyone. I was just saying the truth. And yeah, you're right, I used the wrong form of the word "accept" my grammer is aweful.
Someone is very pessimistic. Don't crush other people's hopes; it may be all they have. Why be so mean?
Everyone here, you're not going to get in. Harvard excepts about 7.1% of students who apply. That means you got your hopes up too high.
Please rate my chances people before Tuesday when decisions come out.
I will apply to Harvard for the semester in the Fall (Autumn) of the year 2010 CE. I, also, hope to be accepeted by this prestigious university.
Hey. I applied too. I can't wait to hear back from them. Hopefully it's good news.
I applied too. God, I hope I get in.
Hello everyone! I applied to Harvard and I'm just waiting on an answer. Rate my profile sometime.