College help


macrumors 68020
Original poster
Apr 11, 2004
I am transfering from a UK university after finishing my 1st year. . . I want to do business. Here is my question, what are some easy college to get into on the east coast? Here is some info about me to make things easier:

Highschool GPA: 2.2 on the IB system
UK GPA: 55%(about 3.0)
No SAT required
Dual nationality USA/Italian
I speak English/Italian/Spanish
I was captain of the basketball team
Course rep in uni and in highschool

Where should I apply which will accept me?

Here is where I applied already:

NYU(Arts and Sciences)
Baruch College CUNY
Hunter College CUNY
Pace University
Cazenovia College
Canisius College
Suffolk University
University of Maine Fort Kent

Do you think any of those schools will accept me?

PS: I know NYU is a long shot but since I'm legacy I figure I'd give it a shot anyway


macrumors 603
I really don't know much about admissions these days, but I think you won't have a problem getting in to a good college in the US. My daughter is on track to enter the IB program, and I know it has a great reputation, so that should help you quite a bit.

The legacy definitely won't hurt!

Good luck and keep us updated!


macrumors 68020
Original poster
Apr 11, 2004
Im just really spooked because I got TERRIBLE IB GRADES, 2.2GPA and while 55% is decent in the uk I hope the US universities know how it converts. I applied last semester as well but I got rejected from every school I applied to. . . Some of them were: BU, Drexel, Northeastern and GWU. . . I am aiming lower now but I am praying to god I will get accepted to anyone of those schools.

PS: Congrats about your daughter, tell her to study hard because the IB is no joke, it was harder then my 1st year in the uk. Im sure you know what you are doing but I also suggest doing the full IB no just IB certificates along with AP classes.


macrumors member
Dec 25, 2007
You say 55% is equal to 3.0 then you probably wont have much problems getting in to Baruch and Hunter i have alot of friends that go there some with great grades some not so much. I dont really know what the other schools require i go to CUNY queens and my avgerage was less then stellar hoping to transfer out after my freshman year.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 7, 2008
Palo Alto, CA
I went to Pace directly from HS with a 3.7 GPA and got in fine.

My best friend with a 3.5 GPA initially got turned down, re-took the SATs and then got accepted.

A third friend had a 2.9X GPA and got in on the first try.

Go figure. If you are worried, you can always see an advisor.

Good luck!


macrumors 6502a
Jan 25, 2004
Mountain View, CA USA
Dont mean this message as a bump, I'm just wondering if anyone else has any input, I am really worried about the whole thing.
Call the colleges and ask them what their requirements are for someone transferring in from an IB. Their admissions office should be able to give you some guidance as to whether you'll be in consideration or not.