Chances for Rice?
Hi, everyone. I am currently in the process of applying to Rice under Early Decision. I just wanted to see what others thought of my chances of being admitted. Other schools I am interested in are Tulane, Emory, and UT Austin, but Rice is by far my first choice.
I am a white male at a public, urban high school (3,000+ students) in Houston.
Class rank: 1/approx. 700
GPA: 3.921 (4.0 scale, weighted)
SAT: 2110 (650 CR, 660 M, 800 W)
SAT Sub. Tests: 800 US History, 680 Spanish, 660 Math II
ACT: 32 (36 E, 30 M, 32 R, 30 S)
APs: 5 USH, 4 Calc AB, 4 Eng Lang; taking Calc BC, US Gov, Microecon, Physics B, and Eng Lit this year
Note: I plan to take the SAT again as I am under the mid-50% at Rice.
I have volunteered over 300 hours at a local nature park, working primarily as a horticultural aide but also at public events highlighting nature and history. I have received the Bronze and Silver Presidential Volunteer Service Awards for these efforts.
I have been treasurer, section leader, and drum major in my school's band.
I have participated in National History Day for 6 years and advanced to the national contest twice. I received the Outstanding State Entry Award for Texas in 2011 and 3rd Place in the Individual Documentary Category in 2012.
I am vice president of my school's chapter of the National Honor Society.
I am a member of my school's "Dream Team." We work to help promote a college-going culture at school and advise other students on the college application/admission process.
I have won various foreign language contests for French and advanced to various musical contests in Texas.
Thank you all in advance for your help!