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Chances for MIT, Caltech, Stanford, etc. 2400 SAT

iamnotacatiamnotacat Posts: 10Registered User New Member
edited August 2012 in What Are My Chances?
SAT: 2400 (Single sitting)
Subject tests: 800 Math 2, 800 Bio E
GPA: 4.0 UW
Class rank: 1 or 2
AP Scores: 5's on Physics B, Calc BC, Human Geography, World History, Stats, both Physics Cs, Bio, Lang, Java, US History. 4 on Chem
Possibly NMSF? I got a 222, the cutoff in my state last year was 220. So I guess we'll see...

Next year tentative schedule:
AP Lit
Independent Study Math (Number Theory)
AP Gov/Pol (US and Comparative)
AP Psych
AP Spanish
AP Econ

Math Club (4 years, president for 2): AIME Qualifier, consistently top 25 ranked school team in numerous national competitions (like 5 competitions/year for the past 3 years), top 10 in state for WAML.

Science Bowl (4 years, Captain for 2): 4th place regionals (10th), 1st place regionals (11th), went to national competition in DC.

Science Olympiad (3 years): numerous medals at invitational/regional/state competitions

Knowledge Bowl (4 years, Captain for 1):
9th: League 2nd JV, Regionals 3rd Varsity. 10th: League 2nd Varsity, Regionals 2nd Varsity, State 4th. 11th: 2nd League, 1st Regionals, 4th State
help out with middle school team practices/meets.

Intern with local professor (summer 2012-) doing work in computational biology. Data analysis, Matlab, that kind of stuff

Intern at SACH Solutions doing work on online marketing (40 hours)

Volunteer at columbia springs environmental education center

MIT and Caltech early action
UW (in state)
any other suggestions on where to apply?
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Replies to: Chances for MIT, Caltech, Stanford, etc. 2400 SAT

  • SonicCareSonicCare Posts: 349Registered User Member
    please dont waste forum space
  • iamnotacatiamnotacat Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    I'm not really sure what you're saying
  • Dr2230Dr2230 Posts: 101Registered User Junior Member
    What do you think he's saying?

    Why even post a chance thread. I'm sure you already know whether you can/cannot get in.
  • HazelCapriHazelCapri Posts: 173Registered User Junior Member
    In other words, he was saying, with these awesome credentials why bother posting a chance thread. Take it as a backhanded compliment ;)
  • iamnotacatiamnotacat Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    Oh, well...sorry then. I'm concerned I don't have anything "spectacular" other than test scores
  • pixelspixels Posts: 446Registered User Member
    Hmm... I wouldn't be so sure as the others. Don't get me wrong: all of your credentials are great, but every year for one reason or another (essays, recs, etc.), kids just like you get rejected. Its very unpredictable at this level of school.

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  • cellardwellercellardweller Posts: 1,567Registered User Senior Member
    MIT especially looks well beyond test scores and GPA among their applicants. The school also does not care about a lot of random ECs. They want to see some serious commitment to math and science. Success at national or international math/science competitions does help but is no guarantee. More than half of USAMO qualifers are rejected. Participation in research does help especially if done over an extended period. Also, there is no longer any long essays, just specific questions and answers. The mandatory interview and rec letters are also very important: they won't get you admitted but can easily get you rejected.
  • iamnotacatiamnotacat Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    haha, thank you for the reality check pixels
  • dundunyangdundunyang Posts: 96Registered User Junior Member
    What is AP Java?
  • iamnotacatiamnotacat Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    AP Computer Science A, sorry, colloquialisms :P
  • iamnotacatiamnotacat Posts: 10Registered User New Member
  • LinesofViewLinesofView Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    You're at least one top uni, Caktexh almost fo sho as they look to grades more
  • Twiggy22Twiggy22 Posts: 429Registered User Member
    I think u have a very nice chance for MIT since your basically the perfect student SAT, GPA grade wise .. and also most of your EC's are science/math related and they seem pretty good ^__^ .. i wish u very good luck lol
  • goldenboy8784goldenboy8784 Posts: 1,698Registered User Senior Member
    You should apply to Duke and Columbia as well.
  • iamnotacatiamnotacat Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    I know Duke has a really good biomedical program, but why Columbia?
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