Can I get into Rice University with A*A*A predicted A level grades?

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flurryiscute
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Hi, I've applied to Rice University for biochemistry & cell bio. My a-level predicted grades are the following:
Biology: A*
Chemistry: A
English Lit: A*

I know that Rice has a very high GPA requirement and since my weighted GPA will be calculated differently for each uni, is it realistic for me to expect myself to get into Rice based on these predicted grades?
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Never know until you try :dontknow: Issue with US colleges is that they look at other factors as well, GPA isn’t the only factor to take into account.

I have known one that went to NYU with AAA, so maybe?
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Never know until you try :dontknow: Issue with US colleges is that they look at oTther factors as well, GPA isn’t the only factor to take into account.

I have known one that went to NYU with AAA, so maybe?
That's true. I just don't want my GPA to disadvantage me :/
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(Original post by flurryiscute)
That's true. I just don't want my GPA to disadvantage me :/
Unlikely that GPA alone will, not sure about your extra-curricular and essays though. I would be worried about that more to be honest :dontknow:
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Your grades are fine, but so are those of 80%+ of applicants. As others have said, you will get past the academic prowess hurdle.
Whether the rest of your application (ECs, essays, Recs etc) is also strong and inteesting enough, and/or fits some sort of institutional interest at Rice- nobody here will be able to tell... That's the way it works for all excellent, highly-selective colleges. GL!
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Predicted A*A*A is fantastic! Those kind of A-level predicted grades (coupled with GCSE grades of the same caliber) will demonstrate that you can handle Rice's workload. You're a qualified applicant but so are most of Rice's applicants and unfortunately there aren't nearly enough spaces for all of them. You'll just have to see where the chips fall. GL!
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They will also consider your GCSEs, extracurricular involvement, teacher recommendations, and your personal essays. Unlike in the UK their admissions process isn't centred almost entirely around A Level grades. Still! Be optimistic, your grades are good!
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I know people that have got UCLA with AAA -- USA universities are holistic so it depends on a range of factors
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