A few days ago

admission to University of Illionis at Urbana-Champaign?

I am currently a junior with a 3.5 GPA out of 4.0. I do not plan on taking the SAT. Let’s say my ACT score was around a 25-29.

I have about 400 community service hours to my name. I also participate in clubs such as Key Club, Pre-med, Peerleadership, and 2 more clubs.

I am asian. My friends and I have heard and read that asians are looked upon much harder than any other race/ethnicity. We are not even considered minority anymore by many colleges and scholarship programs. (Wanted to know if this was true for U of I?)

What are my chances of getting in? Is there anything else I could possibly do that will increase my chances (other than getting an extremely high ACT score)?

Thank you.

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A few days ago

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If you’re in-state I’d say you’re a shoe-in. Out of state could be a different story. The community service hours are impressive but don’t walk into this process with a chip on your should because you’re Chinese American. Believe me, the negatives exist but they’re not going to be the biggest driver in your admissions process.