Chances at Stanford?
Hello, I'm a rising senior at a public high school outside State College in rural central Pennsylvania. If you could give me your thoughts on what my chances at Stanford would be, I'd really appreciate it.
Here’s my statistics:
GPA unweighted 4.0
GPA weighted 4.92
SAT I: 2390 (from Sophomore year) 800 Math, 800 Writing, 790 Critical Reading
SAT II: After sophomore year: 800 Spanish, 800 Biology, 800 Math IIc
After junior year: 800 Chemistry, 800 US History, 750 Literature
Various math test scores
USAMO 22 (did not qualify me for the IMO unfortunately)
AP scores for sophomore and junior years
Exam score year
Biology 5 (sophomore)
Computer Science AB 5 (sophomore)
European History 4 (sophomore)
Spanish 5 (sophomore)
Calc AB 5 (sophomore)
Chemistry 5 (junior)
English Language 5 (junior)
Calc BC 5 (junior)
Statistics 5 (junior)
United States History 5 (junior)
*Getting at least a 4 on ten APs qualified me for a National AP Scholar.
My schedule for my senior year is AP Physics, AP Economics (prepares one for both the macro and micro APs), AP Psychology, AP French (I’ve taken two foreign languages in high school), AP Literature, AP US Government, and Multivariable Calculus (which I will be taking at Penn State this fall)
Head Editor of Yearbook
School Newspaper Editor
Math Club (Captain)
Chess Club (Captain)
Varsity Baseball (Captain?) I’m a two year varsity letterman. Captains aren’t named till shortly before the season, but I think I have a chance.
Among the awards I’ve received:
National AP Scholar
National Honor Society
Pennsylvania's Mathematics League Certificate of Merit
Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics Contest 1st Place Team
Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics Contest 1st Place Individual
Numerous school awards for excellent academic achievement (I won’t waste your time with all of them)
Other relevant information:
I plan on majoring in electrical engineering.
I have no legacy or minority status (as I am a white male), so I won’t get any advantage from that.
This past summer I did electrical engineering related research at Penn State with my brother, who is a grad student there.
I will be applying to Stanford regular decision. (I'm applying early to Caltech.) I know applying early could boost my chances a lot, but after visiting and reading about both, though I liked Stanford a lot, I decided that Caltech was more the type of school I was looking for.
Thanks in advance for your time.