ED chances at Rice
Hi, everyone. I am applying to Rice under Early Decision. Just wanted to see what others thought of my chances of being admitted.
I am a white male at a public, urban high school (3,000+ students) in Houston.
Class rank: 1/684
GPA: 3.94 (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 am taking the Nov SAT.
I have volunteered over 300 hours at a local nature park, working primarily as a horticultural aide with native and non-native carnivorous plants 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.
I serve on my district's Student Advisory Committee. Student representatives from the district's high schools meet with the superintendent to discuss issues in schools, the district, and the community.
This year, I am helping middle school students prepare National History Day projects.
My sister currently attends Rice and I have a considerable amount of familiarity with the school.
Thank you all in advance for your help!