Longtime lurker here - I've read the "should I post a 'what are my chances?'" sticky a couple times, and am not sure if I qualify. Well, I probably don't, but I'm hoping I do, I guess - "I am not a special snowflake" has not yet been fully beaten into me. Here is what I hope will boost me up a little bit:
- I co-founded a volunteer organization that was hugely successful, with 50+ volunteers by the end of our second year and an even bigger number of students.
- While my GPA is a bit low, I graduated from a non-HYP top-5 university.
I applied late (mid-December) but was admitted to NYU within about two weeks of sending the app in. So right now I'm just looking at the rest of the top 5 (+Berkeley because I want to be warm). I assume I'm out at Yale for insufficient brilliance, but H/S? Please?