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Already sent in APPS! Should I apply somewhere else?

AirForcePilotAirForcePilot Registered User Posts: 312 Member
edited September 2010 in College Search & Selection
Here are my stats:

Texas (Indian)
GPA: 3.82 (UW) 5.02 (W)
SAT: 600 (V) 650 (M) 730 (W)
Rank: 160/693

Honors/AP Coursework:

Freshman: Integrated Physics/Chemistry (Honors/GT) - 8 CREDITS

Sophomore: French III (Honors/GT) World History (AP) - 10 CREDITS

Junior: Physics (Honors/GT) French IV (AP) US History (AP) - 8 CREDITS

*Senior*: Human Geography (AP) Environmental Science (AP) Government/Economics (AP)
Biology (AP) Calculus AB (AP) - 6.5 CREDITS

Total: 32 CREDITS

AP Scores:
US History (5)
French Language (5)


French Club - Treasurer/Vice-President (Member: 3 years)
Earth Club - Promoted Recycling/Recycled In School (Member: 2 years)
NHS - Volunteer (Member: 2 years)
Interact Club - Volunteer (Member 4 years)

School Varsity Ice Hockey: 4 years (Assistant Captain/? This Year)
Travel League Hockey: 1 year
Prep League Hockey: 1 year
Summer League Hockey: 2 years

International Ice Hockey Federation: Attended an IIHF Camp in China: Represented Team Singapore

Hospital: Volunteered at Downtown Hospital (50 Hours) During Summer

Awards: NHS, Academic Excellence, Hockey, etc.

Total Community Service Hours: 165+


Work Experience: Started this past July - Job @ Ice Skating Rink - Cashier/Salesman - 20 hours/week, but I'm leaving soon, going to focus more on academics.

Travel: Lived in 6 different countries.

Applied to:
University of Houston
University of Texas San Antonio
University of Texas Austin
Texas A&M
Cornell (ED)

I don't mind any school, except any small private/religious schools.
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Replies to: Already sent in APPS! Should I apply somewhere else?

  • siliconvalleymomsiliconvalleymom Registered User Posts: 4,461 Senior Member
    It must feel great to have those applications done!
    What kind of school do you feel is missing from your list?
    Would you like to be able to play club hockey in college?
  • AirForcePilotAirForcePilot Registered User Posts: 312 Member
    I was just looking for some suggestion, I'm majoring in biology, and I wanted to apply to some top schools which would like applicants like me. However, I realize my SAT/Rank are extremely poor.

    I might just stick with those, but my worry is i'll end up going to Texas-San-Antonio, I really want to get into UT Austin! I'm taking 7 AP classes this year, and only now do I realize that I can succeed in those kinds of classes. I was too hesitant to take them freshman/sophomore year.... that's why my rank is so low.

    I would like to play club hockey, A&M, UTSA, UTA, Cornell all have them, so it's covered! Thanks.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Registered User Posts: 82,545 Senior Member
    SAT: 600 (V) 650 (M) 730 (W)

    Rank: 160/693

    You're rank is in the top 25% ...is that right?

    Is UT-San Antonio your financial safety school ( a school that you KNOW that you can afford all costs)?

    Your SAT score and your rank are low for Cornell. From below, it doesn't look like the Writing section (your strongest section) is given a lot of consideration. Anyone know??

    Test Scores
    Middle 50% of First-Year Students

    SAT Critical Reading: 630 - 730
    SAT Math: 660 - 770
    SAT Writing: - -

    Your scores are in the bottom 25%.

    If I'm reading your rank correctly, Texas A&M will be difficult as well.

    Will you be happy at your other 3 schools? Are they affordable?

    How much will your family pay each year?

    What is your likely FAFSA EFC?

    Quick EFC

    Do you have a non-custodial parent?

    I think you need to apply to another full-need school that wants URMs. You're male, right?

    What is your intended career as a bio major?

    but my worry is i'll end up going to Texas-San-Antonio

    Is that school close enough to commute to?

    I'm also concerned that you don't really have a financial safety school that you want to go to.

    Answer the above questions and we can help you better.
  • AirForcePilotAirForcePilot Registered User Posts: 312 Member
    Thanks for replying,
    I have safety schools: U of H, San Antonio, and A&M (even the top 40% from my school get in)
    Reach schools are: UT and Cornell

    I don't need scholarships/FAFSA, and I don't mind the commute, I'll stay in the dorm/appt.
    I'm pretty sure I have guaranteed admission for CAP, so I'll opt for that if I don't get into UTA straightaway.

    BTW: my school is pretty competitive, blue-ribbon school, etc.

    I want to go to medical school.
  • TXArtemisTXArtemis Registered User Posts: 1,055 Senior Member
    Congrats on finishing your apps so early!

    I'd definitely consider adding UT-Dallas. They've got a strong bio program with very active pre-med guidance and close ties to UT Southwestern Medical School. Historically, the highest number of admits to UTSW have come from UT-A, TAMU and then UTD. Scroll down to see their "brag" on this page, Natural Sciences & Mathematics - UT Dallas

    Good luck!
  • AirForcePilotAirForcePilot Registered User Posts: 312 Member
    Thanks, I'll look into it!
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