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Please Chance me I need some advice

Samuelson2002Samuelson2002 3 replies3 threads New Member
I'm an African American male from Pennsylvania. I'm would be thankful if you guys chance me for Penn State(legacy), Purdue, Syracuse, Ohio State, UConn, Drexel, the University of Michigan(super reach but it's worth a shot), and UPitt(I'm still looking in too more safety schools). Also, I intended to study BioMedical Engineering.

UW GPA: 3.20
W GPA: 4.05

Freshman Year:
Spanish 2: 91
Biology I(accelerated honors/Sem): 83
African & Asian History(accelerated honors/Sem): 87
Geometry(Academic): 86
Honors English: 94

Sophomore Year:
Spanish 3: 87
English Seminar: 91
Chemistry 1 Seminar: 86
AP Psychology: 93
Honors Algebra II: 85
Seminar Western World History: 86

Junior year:
Physics 1 Honors: 81
AP Lit:87
AP Chemistry:78
AP Capstone Seminar: 96
Precalculus Honors: 76

Senior Year schedule:
AP Research
AP Bio
AP Lit
AP Gov
Spanish 4 Honors(All the classes were full junior Year)
Academic team(10-12)
-Was a junior captain my junior year
-I'm intended to be a varsity member my senior year

Boys Tennis(9-12)
-I was a 1st JV my sophomore year
_Starting doubles Varsity my Junior year
-I'm intended to be a Captain my Senior Year

National Honors Society(11-12)
I'm just a regular member
-Required to become a tutor through it

SAT: 1290

I really do need someone else's opinion. Are these school too much of a reach? Are they two easy to get into? Are they good target schools? Thank you to everyone that comments.
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  • Samuelson2002Samuelson2002 3 replies3 threads New Member
    And I'm in the 41 percentile in a grade of about 320 people.
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  • sushirittosushiritto 5465 replies21 threads Senior Member
    I'll comment on Michigan.

    Michigan is a reach for all OOS students with a 19% acceptance rate for OOS students (Class of 2022). Engineering will likely be less than the 19% overall rate. Also, typically, Engineering students who are accepted will have 3.9+ UWGPA and a 1,490+ SAT (34 ACT) score.

    But, OTOH, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 10405 replies123 threads Senior Member
    I'll comment on Purdue.

    Purdue BME has now become one of the most competitive engineering majors. They accept only 100 students/year from the first year engineering. Purdue puts a strong emphasis on math and science grades so Bs and Cs in those subjects are going to raise red flags. GPA and SAT scores are also lower than the 25th percentile for engineering so, Purdue should be in your reach category.

    As an OOS applicant, I think OSU is a reach as well.

    Hopefully others will chime in about the other schools on your list.

    Word of advice, most engineering schools are going to want to see 12th grade Calculus.
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  • Samuelson2002Samuelson2002 3 replies3 threads New Member
    I forgot to add I'm going take Calculus honors my senior year.
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  • tchit87tchit87 153 replies21 threads Junior Member
    Ok...... if you don't get into PennState they would've made a mistake. Your grades are pretty good I'd say and you aren't aiming that high. UMich is probably out of reach, but the rest like Drexel, Ohio State, and UConn seem pretty high. You've taken so many AP classes as well, play sports, and are on the academic team. I think you have a good list..... don't want to pay for private school edu when you can go to a state school for much cheaper ig.
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