Do I have a shot; or should I just give up?
I was wondering what my chances are for UVa or UWashington (Seattle), as a computer science or business applicant (CArtsSciences).
Student in magnet program for science, mathematics and technology (by application)
UW GPA: 3.38 (fresh. (3.12uw; 3.97 w), soph. (3.28uw; 4.45w); jun. (3.56uw; 4.76w))
W GPA: 4.39
Class rank: ~top 10-15%
Courses of interest completed:
All Honors-level or AP classes-
Introduction to Engineering Honors
Advanced Engineering Honors
AP English 11
(4/5 on every AP test taken to-date, [THROUGH JUNIOR Year])
Senior courses: AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP English 12, Advanced Engineering Honors, Biomedical Engineering, Mathematical Modeling & Advanced Mathematics Topics (Honors)
*Bad math gpa-3.00 [Geometry (C); Algebra II (C); Trigonometry (B); Statistics (A)]
SAT I: 710 Math; 710 Critical Reading; 750 Writing (1420 two-score; 2170 total)
SAT II Biology: 770
SAT II Math 2: 710
SAT II Math 1: 710
SAT II United States History: 760
*I have more, but my main focus is devoted to these:
(10hrs/wk) FIRST Robotics (leadership; heavily involved)
(2hrs/wk) Forensics (public speaking) (leadership; heavily involved)
(1hr/week) Chess Team
(1hr/week) Medical Club
(1hr/week) Battle of the Brains
11hrs. per week
I have an internet blog that concerns my personal robotics projects
Some lab research
Volunteer at Hospital & Sci. Museum
Underrepresented minority? (first-gen., North African)
Basic programming (HTML, XML, CSS, C etc...)
Will be considered a Virginia in-stater when applying. My sister attends UVa, and my dad attended and worked at UWashington (Seattle), as well as some of my cousins.
With good recommendation letters and essays, do I have a chance?