Are 7A*s and 3A*s good enough for Ivy League?

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Are 7A*s and 3As good enough to compete for international places in US unis such as MIT, Harvard and Stanford?

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Why no. Is absolutely amazing and they'll surely accept you

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at my school there are over 50 kids with more than 7A stars at GCSE, so it is not amazing at all.
There are over 20 with over 10 A stars and our school is nowhere near the top of the league tables!
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Why no. Is absolutely amazing and they'll surely accept you

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(Original post by SilentSword)
Are 7A*s and 3As good enough to compete for international places in US unis such as MIT, Harvard and Stanford?

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only one of those schools is in the Ivy League.

The question oughtn't to be whether those grades are enough to compete but whether they will of themselves disqualify you (and they will not).
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What exactly is the Ivy League (I'm from the UK)?
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What exactly is the Ivy League (I'm from the UK)?
the Ivy League was originally a sporting conference of private universities in the north eastern United States. "League" because for sports, "Ivy" because the colleges' buildings were ivy clad. There are 8 schools in the Ivy League and since it refers to a historical circumstance there are no leavers and can be no new joiners.

Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Penn, Cornell, Brown and Dartmouth.
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(Original post by cambio wechsel)
the Ivy League was originally a sporting conference of private universities in the north eastern United States. "League" because for sports, "Ivy" because the colleges' buildings were ivy clad. There are 8 schools in the Ivy League and since it refers to a historical circumstance there are no leavers and can be no new joiners.

Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Penn, Cornell, Brown and Dartmouth.
So are these the top unis in the USA?
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So are these the top unis in the USA?
no. It would be very unusual if the top universities in that huge country happened all to be (relatively) close enough to each other that sports teams could travel between them even a hundred and more years ago.

The best, better 'best regarded', 8 universities in the United States would be (and only in the order that I call them to mind)

Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Princeton, Caltech, Yale, Berkeley and Chicago.
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Assuming I get sufficient SATs and A-Levels, will these grades work against me?
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Those grades are definitely good enough to get in.

But there are many, many people with those grades .The real question is what your extracurricular activities are.

Ivy League people do charity work, are heads of student government, etc. If you really wanted to go, you'd have done research in to that, though, so I assume you've got a host of extracurricular's to put in to your application. The grades are fine.
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Your SAT score and extra curriculars would be the diferentiating factor.
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(Original post by cambio wechsel)
no. It would be very unusual if the top universities in that huge country happened all to be (relatively) close enough to each other that sports teams could travel between them even a hundred and more years ago.

The best, better 'best regarded', 8 universities in the United States would be (and only in the order that I call them to mind)

Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Princeton, Caltech, Yale, Berkeley and Chicago.
Oh..OK I understand now! Thank you!x
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Assuming I get sufficient SATs and A-Levels, will these grades work against me?
When you're applying to top US universities, generally grades and scores can only work against you. Past some level of "good enough", it's all about your essays, ECAs, and recommendations. Focus on those as well as doing the best you can in school.
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The application is holistic. Very unlikely those grades would make your application, however, they won't break it either. This is also true for SAT scores.
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I got 7A*s at GCSE and was accepted to Princeton last month, so I don't know why you're so certain.
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I got 7A*s at GCSE and was accepted to Princeton last month, so I don't know why you're so certain.
Neverrr has anyone not understood my sarcasm
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Neverrr has anyone not understood my sarcasm
Ah sorry pal
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Ah sorry pal
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