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Anonymous asked: If I have about a 3.3 GPA, have never taken the SAT's, and only have 2 years of foreign language and 3 years of math is it worth my while to try and apply?

Perhaps, perhaps not, read more on why in this Oberlin blog post.

Important quote for you from the aforementioned blog post by Elizabeth Houston. For your consideration:

For the 2010 admitted class:

Number of applications: 6014
Percent Admitted: 33%
Average unweighted GPA: 3.71
(see What’s in a GPA? for more information about what this means)
Average test scores:
ACT: 31
SAT Critical Reading: 710
SAT Mathematics: 690
SAT Writing: 710

As far as your chances go, if you’re above those averages, your chances are pretty good. If you’re below those averages, your chances are less good. Either way, nothing is certain, and you should definitely apply if you’re interested. When evaluating your application, we will look at far more than your GPA and test scores—we’ll be looking at what classes you were taking and what your teachers have to say about you. We’ll read your essays, and look at what activities you’ve been involved in. We’ll try to get a sense of who you are as a person, why you want to come to Oberlin, and if we’re a good fit for each other. Those are just some of the things we will look for in your application. We will also compare you to the rest of our applicant pool, and ensure that we enroll a well-balanced class.

- Ma’ayan Plaut ‘10, Social Media Coordinator

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