How will a bad HS GPA hurt me? should i bother applying to rice?
GPA: 4.0/5.0 weighted, 3.3/4.0 UW (2 C's, bunch of B's) >_< i think this alone kills me, along with my rank, my school is full of ****
rank: bad, i'm gonna say 75/500
school size: medium to large
Asian male, in state (cali)
prospective major: engineering (most likely EE or computer eng.), should i apply undecided instead b/c of my low GPA?
Course load: sophmore (ap euro, ap stats, chem h, eng h, chinese2), junior (ap eng lang, ap us, physics IB, pre calc H, chinese3; self studied for calc and physics AP tests, though i don't think the ad coms will notice that), senior (ap calc bc, ap chem, ap eng lit, ap psych, ap gov)
SAT I: 2160 (800M/710W/650CR)
SAT II: 8002c, projected: 750 for physics and chem
school newspaper sports editor
president of an engineering oriented club at school
helping hands (tutoring kids who need help at school, esp in math/science)
Tutoring K-9th grade kids, 4 hours/week
100 hrs at local hospital (volunteering)