I applied at the end of September, and when I check my application status, it says that it is still "in review". Could anyone give me insight into my chances of being admitted?
I'm in the top 8.3% of my class (49 out of 587), with an non-weighted GPA of around 3.6. I've taken 10 AP courses, and I'm a member of NHS, NSHS, Mu Alpha Theta. I've also been in band all four years, earning various awards from that, as well as a leadership role, and I've been on the Varsity Tennis team four years. As far as my SAT is concerned, I only had a 1760 (however I'm awaiting results from my second SAT, if it comes before my admission decision). I also wrote two higher end essays, but as far as ethnicity, I'm just an in-state whitey. Do I have a realistic shot of getting into the University?
Yes, I'd guess that you do! I don't know if you will qualify for particular programs, but overall your rank and ECs look good, especially your leadership. Your SAT score could definitely use some work to be a competitive applicant for honors and for selective majors, but it's pretty usual for general admits I think! Good luck!
Really appreciate your response. I'm scared to hear my chances of my major, but I applied for Civil Engineering as my first choice major, and Mechanical Engineering for my second. The hard part is, I went in cold on my SAT and scored a 560 on math and 640 on CR However results from my second try come in on the 20th, and I'm confident that my math, at the very least, was above a 600. If it means anything, the credentials I listed have already gotten me into the Civil Engineering school at A&M.
The fact that they've gotten you into Civil Engineering at TAMU means nothing. TAMU does rolling admissions, and places auto-admits into the major of their choice based on how early they apply. And I think that your SAT is going to make you or break you here. If you get an 1850+ you have a shot. If you don't then you probably don't.
asianandproud is correct about a&m versus UT engineering. UT does look heavily at SAT/ACT math scores for engineering. From what I witnessed this last spring, you really need above a 700 in math for admission to engineering. But it also depends on the applicants! Are you taking Calculus BC or multi-variable right now?
The concept of 700 being the magic number of sorts for engineering admissions is misguided. One of the most important things is the DISCIPLINE of engineering that you are applying TO. You will find that Civil, Mech, Aero, and to some degree electrical are quite a lot less competitive than biomedical or chemical. Get your SAT math up to 650ish and your combined SAT score to 1900 and I think you're golden for Civil Engineering.
Appreciate all of your feedback. By the way, I'm taking both BC Calculus, as well as Computer Science, meaning I have two math classes, by technicality.
I STILL haven't heard any feedback yet (it's been two months now), and so I'll probably just settle for A&M (at least my freshman year). Has anyone heard of people being enrolled through general admission yet?