I just discovered this nifty little thread and thought I would get some opinions from those of you out there who might be able to give me some insight.
The schools I am applying to are:
The University of Minnesota
The University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin
Southern California Institute of Architecture
I should probably note that whereas I am applying to an academic program that stresses artistic ability, I have had little experience in actual college level art classes. Most of my artistic ability is self-taught and practiced. A sample of my portfolio can be found below. Anyway, here are the stats:
College: University of St. Thomas
GRE: 1410 (800Q, 610V, 5.0A)
Recommendations: Should be very good.
Independent Research, Environmental Psychology and Architecture
Varsity football, 4 year starter, 2x All Conference, Academic All-District (american? comes out next week)
Delta Sigma Pi - Professional Business Fraternity, held many leadership positions
Delta Epsilon Sigma - National Scholastic Fraternity
Knights of Columbus - Member, Service work
Volunteer, Regions Hospital, worked with mentally psychotic patients
Catholic Athletes for Christ - Founder, leader
Tommie of the Year Nominee (award for best all around student at my university)
Architecture Experience/Classes: Architecture History, Architectural Drawing
Design intern, Premier Restaurant Equipment Co., designed restaurant layouts
Woodworking/furniture design (see examples in portfolio)
Any feedback I can get would be great. I appreciate honesty, even in its brutalist forms, so please be so with me.