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Chances at MIT? Thanks!

topspinwutopspinwu Posts: 160Registered User Junior Member
edited December 2008 in What Are My Chances?
I think my interview went really well. I'm applying EA, here are my stats.

BASICS
race/gender: asian male (chinese)
school: crappy public school in Oregon (sends few if any students to prestigious universities)
gpa: 4.0 (rank 1/215)
psat: 228 (79cr, 80m, 69w)
sat: 2380 (800, 800, 780)
sat2: 780math2c, 730chem, 800physics
AP: Calc BC 5, German 5, Physics C 3 (sucks I know, but took freshman year on a whim)
courseload: taking most of the APs offered at my school, though I was gone in Germany during my junior year so I don't have that many
recs: probably good if not excellent
languages: Mandarin Chinese, German (both fluent)
majors: environmental engineering, computer engineering, economics - I really want to go into international development

AWARDS
Telluride Association Summer Program Scholarship
3rd Prize German Federal Mathematics Competition
AMC 10/12 school first place, AIME qualifier
Herff Jones Principle's Leadership Award Nominee (one per school)
National Merit Semifinalist (probably finalist)
Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship (this was a scholarship competition for my exchange program, which was fully funded by the government)
1st place - Wiscarson Young Musician's Competition (well known state music competition)
1st place - Oregon Music Teacher's Association Concerto Festival
2nd prize - Jugend Musiziert Federal Music Competition
All-state Musician
All the other who's who, national honor roll, and crap that everyone has

FOREIGN EXCHANGE
Studied abroad in Germany for 10 months in Aachen, NRW (during my Junior year). I received a full scholarship from the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Program which is government sponsored.

SUMMER ACTIVITES (excluding work/comm service)
2008 Telluride Association Summer Program at Cornell University
ASE - Summer paid internship program (8 weeks) at OSU EECS for software engineering
Some statewide music camps
Lots of travel - Middle East (Israel, Jordan, Egypt), China, Japan, Europe, etc.

LEADERSHIP/ACTIVITIES/COMM SERVICE/WORK
Debate (2 years)
Amnesty International club (2 years, president for second year)
President of German Club (2 years)
Varsity Tennis Team (3 years)
Member of Youth Symphony as lead trumpet (3 years)

Piano study with numerous regional and state competition awards (11 + years)
Self taught computer programmer/graphic design artist and hardware assembly (6 years)
Science research - mostly in environmental applications/material science: Intel ISEF participant

Youth Volunteer Corps. (2 years)
Boys and Girls Club Volunteer (1 year)
Computer Technician for local non-prof organization (1 year)
Web Administrator

Current Job: Lab assistant in the department of Biological and Ecological Engineering at Oregon State University. I help with data collection and do loads of culturing.
Oregon State University paid internship in Software Engineering research
Private music tutor (trumpet+piano)

Any comments are appreciated!!!
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