I feel like I'm not good enough to be accepted to a top college. On these forums everyone is talking about how they got like a 2300 on their SATs, they have like a 4.0 GPA, and they won some national academic competition. And some get rejected by Ivy League Schools and even non-Ivy League Schools! This leaves no hope for me.
My stats are definitely yawn worthy for this forum. On my first SAT test I got a 1820 (planning on taking it again), 3.9 GPA, 4 APs, URM, female and have like 3 ECs (NHS, Varsity Volleyball and Basketball Captain)
I want to be a computer scientist and the top schools are uber competitive. I don't want to go to an Ivy League school lol. I'm going to be a senior. Schools like Cal Tech and Carnegie Mellon (even though I'm talking with the coach) I think are out of my reach.
I usually have high self esteem in areas except for academics My question is should I even apply to top schools (non-Ivy) , because I think it would be a waste of time. Also, can anyone suggest any good computer science/computer engineering schools that you think I could have a chance to be accepted to?