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chance engineering

abjsahaabjsaha 55 replies9 threads Junior Member
edited December 2012 in Rice University
I'm an international student applying to the following colleges :
Rice University
Duke University
University of California - Berkeley
University of California - Los Angeles
University of California - San Diego
Cooper Union of advancement in science and arts
University of Michigan - Ann Harbor
University of Illinois - Urbana Champagne
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
University of Florida
University of Virginia
Georgia Tech
Vanderbilt University
Boston University
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Austin

It would be greatly appreciated if you could please calculate my chances for the colleges listed above on the basis of the information given below.

Intended Major : Electrical engineering or Computer Engineering

GPA : 3.7%
Class rank : top 10%

SAT composite : 1920
SAT Math : 740
SAT CR : 580
SAT Writing : 600

ACT composite : 31
ACT math : 36
ACT science : 33
ACT reading : 30
ACT English/writing : 24

SAT level 2 Math : 800
SAT level 2 Physics : 740

Done math, physics, chemistry, computer science and English on the highest level offered by my high school for 4 years.

Extra Curricular :
Basketball team vice captain and have 3 national medals.
Head of Research for Model United Nations Society.
Leading Male vocalist for High school music society.
Designed website for Model United Nations society.
Head Graphic Designer for Design Society.
Chosen to represent high school in french cultural and academic exchange.
Designed Editorial board newsletter on multiple instances.
Community Service with 2 NGOs to raise funds for their projects and taught underprivileged children English for a year.

Thank You, comments are appreciated
edited December 2012
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  • aribar94aribar94 63 replies7 threads Junior Member
    You are applying to a lot of schools! I'm not applying to too many, haha.

    Your test scores make it very clear that you are very skilled in math. This goes hand in hand with your engineering plans.

    Even though your reading/writing/English scores may not be up to par with your math scores, they are viewed contextually. If you haven't had significant contact with English all your life, that is taken into consideration.

    Your extra-curriculars look great. It is nice that you taught children English; I would see this as initiative on your part to better your English skills while teaching others.

    Nice chances! I'm speaking primarily with respect to Rice, by the way.

    Best of luck!
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  • runallday4runallday4 597 replies116 threads Member
    Is English not your first language? If not, how'd you do on the TOEFL.
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  • crazymomstercrazymomster 1677 replies195 threads Senior Member
    I hope that you understand that a majority of these schools will not provide much, if any, financial aid, so I hope you are prepared financially to pay the full amount.

    Indeed, how did you do on the TOEFL? Your SAT scores are not competitive for many of these schools, however your ACT scores are better, with the exception of the writing.

    Good luck with your applications :-)
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  • abjsahaabjsaha 55 replies9 threads Junior Member
    I'm hoping that the schools give more weight-age to my math scores as I'm applying for engineering.
    English is what i speak at home but i was brought up speaking hindi/bengali. My TOEFL is next week :O i hope i manage a 100+ will that increase my chances?
    yeah i know they aren't cheap but my college fund by gods grace will be able to handle it *phew*
    Thanks a lot all of you :)
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  • abjsahaabjsaha 55 replies9 threads Junior Member
    111 in my TOEFL
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