Questions and concerns and oh yeah, please chance me for SCEA!!
Still considering whether I should do it or not, I LOVE Yale but I don't know if I have what it takes to get in (even though it's always a certain amount of luck that goes into the admissions process). anyways, here goes...
I'm a white female at a large, city public school.
SAT Scores- 750 reading, 790 math, 740 writing (one sitting)
ACT Scores- 34 english, 33 math, 33 writing, 31 science (one sitting)
SAT Subject tests- 790 math II, 800 chem, 770 Bio M
GPA- 99.3 out of 100
Class rank- 3 but I'm scared it might drop to 4 or 5, will this matter?
APs- US History(5), Chem(4)
Taking this year: AP Physics C, College French II, AP Gov, AP Economics, AP Calc BC, AP Lit, AP Euro, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra
My school doesn't offer a lot of APs, I hope it doesn't look like I'm scrambling to take all of them in my last year of school!
-Played Piano for 10 years, have had solo recitals, accompanied my school's choir for 4 years, been giving private lessons for 2
-Clarinet Section leader in the biggest marching band in New York State
-Cello for 9 years (made it into this years All-State Orchestra, been playing in a college orchestra for 4 years, went to numerous summer camps for cello)
-President of the Math team
-VP of Harvard Model UN (2 years)
-African Dance classes since sophomore year
-I religiously attend yoga classes, but will this count for anything? should I even write it?
-Varsity Crew for 2 years
-sang in a jazz choir for 4 years and my school choir for 1
-I was in a rock band for a while, not sure if I should include that either
-I'm a peer tutor and lab assistant at my school
-interned for the environmental educators at my city's parks and rec department this summer, and currently sit on a city committee dealing with environmental issues
hooks: I'm a very dedicated Buddhist, and plan to write my essay on what it's like being a Buddhist in America. (diversity? eh? meh?)
weaknesses: Not a lot of APs (even though my school doesn't really too many as a junior or sophomore), SATs are meh, and I haven't really won any major awards, even in the activities I'm really dedicated to.
also: I'm considering applying as an engineer, specifically an environmental engineer, will it be more selective that way or possibly less selective?
I WANNA GO TO YALE SO BAD