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Chance me for Georgia Tech CS In State

dirtymurkdirtymurk 0 replies1 threads New Member
White Male attending high ranked public school in NE Atlanta

Intended Major: Computer Science

4.4 Weighted GPA
Rank 60 out of 806

SAT: 1500 (710 RW, 790 M)

SATII: Math2 (800), Biology (800)

12 AP Exams: AP Human Geography (3), AP Computer Science Principles (5), AP European History (4), AP World History (5), AP Computer Science A (5), AP US History (4), AP Calculus BC (5), AP Physics (3), AP Biology (5), AP Physics C, AP Government, AP Econ

Have Industry Certifications in Java and C#

Took ENG1101 and 1102 through Dual Enrollment at local college

Also in GT Distance Math program taking linear algebra then calc 3

ECs/Other Contributions:
Model UN, member junior year, vice president senior year(Won 2 awards)

2 CS Internships (1 Summer program found through a school group, less significant, then current which was found through the first.)

Started attending nonprofit code-athon style event as participant (won Best in show and most valuable programmer), and have served as a volunteer for the past 3 events

Member of FBLA, National Technical Honor Society

Volunteer with HabitatForHumanity-esque organization (75 hours, every other saturday)

Passion for computers/computer hardware, built 4 computers for myself, my brother, and two friends



Essays were probably 6-7/10, talked about my hobbies (weightlifing/diet, cars/modification, computers) and their subsequent effect on my personality and discipline

LOR from my lit teacher, 9/10


edited November 2019
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  • racereerracereer 346 replies1 threads Member
    Generally looks good, but what is your unweighted GPA?
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  • MWolfMWolf 2060 replies14 threads Senior Member
    In state acceptance rate was 37% last year, and your stats are on the high end of the mid 50%, assuming that your UW GPA is decent. Your ECs look solid as well

    I do not know what the specific acceptance rate for CS is, though, or if it is different than that rate. If not, it's a low reach-high match.
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  • sardines428sardines428 3 replies9 threads New Member
    I doubt you will get in. 1500 is a bit on the lower end.
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  • AlwaysMovingAlwaysMoving 346 replies2 threads Member
    I doubt you will get in. 1500 is a bit on the lower end.

    GT's middle SAT scores are 1390-1500, so the OP is in the top 25%.
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  • MWolfMWolf 2060 replies14 threads Senior Member
    I doubt you will get in. 1500 is a bit on the lower end.

    GT's middle SAT scores are 1390-1500, so the OP is in the top 25%.

    It is 1400-1520, so The OP isn't in the top 25%, but they are well above the median. Their math score is at the top of the mid 50% (710-790), which, for GTech, is important.

    I expect, though, that the mid 50% for in-state students is somewhat lower. As an in-state student, in the top 10% of the class, with well above median stats, and a reasonably good engineering background, I stand behind my low reach-high match, unless acceptance rates to CS are substantially lower, in which case it may be a reach.

    @sardines428 On what are you basing your claim?
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  • AlwaysMovingAlwaysMoving 346 replies2 threads Member
    You're right. I looked at an old(er) common data set. Thanks for the correction.
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  • racereerracereer 346 replies1 threads Member
    Last year in-state CS acceptance was ~35% (OOS 13%). If the OP doesn't get accepted it won't be due to SAT score. I agree with MWolf that it should be a high match/low reach as the OP seems to have good rigor, including advanced math with the GT Distance program. The only question I had was UW gpa, but as long as it is above 3.75 it should be fine.
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