Average high school, short on funds though so we canceled some AP classes like computer science and students have trouble getting into AP classes (often offered 1x a year with 50+ students)
Note: High school uses quarter system meaning 4 periods of normal year long classes for a semester followed by another 4 periods of year long classes. So we do 8 courses instead of 6 which deflates the boost AP classes give.
W:640 total, 670MC 7 essay ( couldn't finish because I write slow with crappy pencils =( )
SAT II: Fire alarm went off during testing for 5 min which didn't exactly improve my concentration ;)
Molecular Biology: 710
GPA: 3.9 UW 4.1W (next quarter likely 4.15-4.2W)
School does not rank.
Class difficulty: I have taken every academic non-honors course available but I am somewhat lacking with APs and HP classes. By graduation I will have taken 7 AP and 3 honors courses so it's not horrible.
My junior year's GPA is a 4.25 (1 B/15A, 4 AP semesters). I learned the hard way that at my school you need to sign up for 3 more AP classes than you want to take. At least I got into more senior year but our class sizes are reaching 50+ so it's hard to get into classes now. ( AP comparative politics canceled, AP Computer Science not offered, fewer times mandatory classes are offered and scheduling conflicts prevented me from taking AP psychology etc.)
AP European History A/?
AP Economics micro A
AP Biology A/?
AP Government ?/?
AP Environmental Science ?/?
Pre-Calc HP ( school wouldn't let me test out of geometry/Alg2 freshmen year lol ) ?/?
Drawing and design ( required to graduate =[ ) ?/?
English 12 ( First non-AP/honors english but the english teacher for 9th and 12th grade ap/honors is mean spirited) ?/?
As you can see I got all A's for the first quarter in senior year so I have a 4.75.
My EC/miscellaneous :
Top .5% in Folding @ home project (philanthropic effort to cure diseases by using distributed computing)
President/Founder of Computer Science Club
Vice President of Apples to Apples Club
I lift weights (10 hours a week as a junior, had to reduce to 2 in senior due to busy schedule)
Computer technician worked for pay and for free. Built 10 computers starting in 7th grade from budget to $2,500 workstation, helped teachers out outside and inside of school.
National honors society - didn't put on application since I haven't had enough time to really do more than go to meetings.
I had the highest score on my Physics teacher's final so my letter of recommendation should be good. He's a bit absent minded but I think he sent it in. /crosses fingers
By graduation I will have taken 3 honors classes and 7 AP classes I don't think this places me near the top, but I dont think I'm at the bottom.
4.25 GPA junior year, upward swing with 5 APs and 1 honors class being taken senior year.
1500/1600 SAT, 2140 superscored =/
Total W GPA: 4.1
Good teacher rec
I've only applied to William and Mary and Rice (safeties are in the UC system) after researching for 100+ hours. I really do feel they offer something more than a typical large research university. However, since I am not taking the shotgun approach to college applications the ~20-30% acceptance rates are quite daunting. What would you estimate my chances as?