Please chance me for uchicago!!
Hello to all... I am going into my senior year and I plan to go into some science
My stats are listed as below...
GPA: UW 3.73 (the highest GPA you can get at my school is a 3.88) On a 4.0 scale my GPA would be a 3.84.
ACT: 25 composite (yes I know under the average for tech) My highest section was Reading followed by Math. The English/Writing and Science sections were tough for me. I recently took the ACT again, June 9th, so I wll be getting my results back in a few days (I think I did much better the second time). (Haven't taken the SAT yet..)
As far as high school rigor goes:
3 IB classes (8th grade year)
All honors classes freshmen year (I used to go to school in Tennessee, but then moved to Philadelphia sophomore year). At my current school only the science classes are considered honors, and no APs are offered.
(Co-Founder of the Science Club)
Engineering Club for 3 years
Chess Club for 3 years
Varsity Soccer for 3 years
Wing Chun Kung-Fu for 2 years.
Played Club indoor soccer for YSC sports in Philadelphia.
1st Place Winner in Earth/Space Science in the city wide "George C. Washington Philadelphia Science Fair" sophomore year. I did a project on Terraforming Mars.
Honorable mention in Earth/Space Science for the Delaware Valley Tri-State Science Fair.
Honorable Mention in the city wide "George C. Washington Philadelphia Science Fair" junior year for the category of Physics. I did a project on the Manipulation of Electrons in CRT televisions. (mentored by Stephon Alexander of Haverford University).
Distinguished young scientist of the city of Philadelphia 2010-2011.
Volunteer @ MANNA food packaging service (once a week)
Volunteer @ The Franklin Institute (Big Science Museum in Philly)
I am a member of a five man research team at the Joel Bloom Observatory where we take composite images of the Sun with astronomer Derrick Pitts.
Member of the Rittenhouse Astronomical Society of Philadelphia.
Finalist of the Ableton Live Summer Music Challenge, which was a global contest for producers under the ages of 18. (2010-2011).
URM (African-American male, if that helps at all..)
I know that my test scores could be better for Tech but Tech is pretty much my number one choice, and I also plan to apply Early Action. Regardless of the chances, could anyone recommend any schools with strong physics programs. I really have an interest in Astronomy/Astrophysics, but I would also certainly go into Aerospace (for the challenge, and fun). I am also planning to apply to University of Arizona, Uchicago,University of Washington, Cornell, maybe Berkeley (if not Santa Cruz or San Diego).