Please Chance me for MIT!
Hello Guys! This is my first post here, so please excuse my noobness. lol
Initially, my aim had always been to get into MIT. I have always tried to do my best and am still doing. I will now indicate my current status both academically and non-academically. Btw, I am an "American" studying in Turkey, currently a junior. Therefore, months left for my application and I would be pleased to receive your valuable comments for admission. By the way, I want to be a Mechanical Engineer.
SAT I : 790 (math) 690 (writing) 680 (critical reading)
SAT II: Physics 790 Maths 2 780
Current GPA weighted 4.95 / 5.00 Average 89/100 but will be a bit over 90 at the end of this year.
I have also received %100 scholarship from my school, because of my great success in SBS ( it is like PSAT's Turkish version ). I was in top %1 in the whole country.
However, there is something I am afraid of. My class rank.. It is 45 among 535 people... It is because I am taking the most rigorous program that my school offers. It is the National Curriculum with the IB Curriculum. This immense program challenges me as well as reduces my weighted average ( currently 89/100). But, I am one of the bests among my peers who are taking the same curriculum with me. There are lots of people taking the easiest courses and getting ahead of me. But I know that MIT loves students who challenge themselves. So, as I do academically, I challenge myself non-academically as well! I organize helping organizations for poor and disabled people. I am also in school theater. I have once starred and once played the second role. I also do lots of things on school magazine. I have also participated the national science fair and made a project that became famous all over the country. Surprisingly, my project was on the news. Because of this situation, I have surprisingly received an offer from an engineering company and working part-time and learning the principals of engineering there. I'm also going to represent my school in the national physics olympiad next week. I have participated Harvard Summer School, did Principles of Physics, and gained 8 credits. I am a licensed shooter and I have cool achievements. I play the piano very well. I am also into programming and know Basic and C++. And, btw, my elder brother, who is a renowned professor in a prestigious college ( I wouldn't like to indicate his name or the college's) got his MS and PhD from MIT, in branch of Mechanical Engineering. ( which I am thinking that this would be a great advantage for me, correct me if I'm wrong )
SO, That is all folks! I would greatly appreciate your valuable comments ( especially about my class rank) and thank you for sparing your time to read my post! Have a wonderful day