I'm applying to Cornell's College of Engineering Early Decision.
I'm also applying to RPI, WPI, Purdue, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, UIUC, Princeton, Rutgers-New Brunswick, USMA, USAFA, Lehigh, and others.
My intended major is pretty uncommon, so that may help me?
I have a 4.04 unweighted GPA (out of 4.3), 4.49 weighted.
SAT (new): 1570 (800M, 770ERW); Essay: 5, 6 ,5
ACT: 35 (36E, 35M, 36R, 34S); Essay: 8/12
School doesn't rank.
Chemistry - 800
Biology E - 710
Math 2 - 800
Physics - 800
German - 610
AP Chemistry (5)
AP Calculus BC (5)
AP Physics C: Mechanics (5)
AP Physics C: E & M (5)
AP Computer Science A (5)
AP English Language & Composition (5)
Will take in Senior year:
AP Economics (Macro and Micro)
I received the German award in my school, am a member of the German honors society, and participated in a student exchange program.
I am a member of the NHS, did FIRST FRC Robotics for 2 years, and went to world championships both times (very very strong and internationally known team).
I play the saxophone, clarinet, trombone, and piano recreationally and for school.
I play in our jazz band, will have been a member of the marching band for all 4 years, and gotten an A+ in Honors Wind Ensemble freshman year.
I was top in my school in the Merck State Science Day competition for Chemistry, and 65th in the state.
I was have been Secretary and Vice President of Environmental Club, and am currently President
I was one of the two nominees in my school for my state's Governor's School for Sciences, but did not get in.
Attended Summer Leader's Experience at West Point
Likely National Merit Commended (221)
AP Scholar with Distinction
I began running track as a sophomore, got a JV letter for winter, and made it to Varsity in Spring
As a junior, I ran varsity cross country, varsity winter track, then got a serious injury that prevented me from finishing my spring season and Senior xc season.
I regularly volunteer at my local soup kitchen
I occasionally volunteer at our state university's gardens.
I am a member of the Youth Council for my town's Parks and Recreation Department, where we help set up and host community events.
I volunteered at a Developmental Center for geriatric physically and mentally disabled patients in the IT department.
Camp Counselor/teacher at Elementary School Summer Music Camp - taught 4th graders to play the saxophone for the first time
Peer Tutor during lunch
I think it's pretty good and tells a strong stong story about myself. It's not quirky, but that's due to heavy subject matter.
Supplemental documents include a rap album I wrote myself.