How hard is it to get in an Ivy for econ?
I am a prospective high school student aiming for finance. My reason for creating this post is hearing different shocking stories
Here are two:
1) Uber-smart Indian nerd with 4.83, 1600, 36, IBO/IMO competitor, USACO gold competitor, managing editor of high school newspaper, Key Club president, etc.... gets denied from all the Ivies
2) Dumbass cousin with 3.6 WEIGHTED, 35, almost no extracurriculars, sh*tty essays, gets in UT. My dad even told me he could only get in UT b/c he was applying for CS (competitor major), could have gotten MIT/CMU if applying for something else like mechanical engineering/materials science
My question is - how hard really is it to get in an Ivy? I am a freshman anxious to get in a good school (preferably Ivy, or my dream school, UChicago).
Here is some basic stats -
Cumulative GPA (1 semester so far) - 3.83
Staff writer in student newspaper
USACO silver competitor
132 on AMC 10B (Made AIME)
Participant in Model UN, debate (parliament), Mock Trial
Accepted to University of California COSMOS summer camp (prestigious STEM camp)
Test scores so far -
5 on AP music theory
5 on AP microeconomics
800 on SAT II Biology
1580 on SAT
Legacy at Chicago (Booth)
Given this information, and assuming I keep going down this path, how likely would it be to get in an Ivy? Excited to hear back from some alumni...