I visited Northwestern University recently, and I liked the campus and the environment/atmosphere there. I was planning on majoring in Mechanical Engineering and their McCormick School of Engineering seemed like a good option. I'll try to post as many stats as I can. Thanks
Freshman year: Alg2 Honors, Biology Honors, World History Honors, English 1 Honors, Lifetime Wellness, Spanish 2 Honors.
Sophomore year: PreCal honors, Chemistry Honors, English 2 Honors, Spanish 3 Honors, Biology AP, European History AP
Junior year: AP Calc BC, AP Chemistry, AP Physics C, AP English Lang & Comp, AP US History, Spanish 4 Honors
Senior year (predicted): AP Statistics, AP Physics B, AP Government&AP Econ(each as ½ semester), AP Environmental Science, Personal finance (required), AP English Literature, and maybe AP Spanish Language.
My class rank of Jan. 5, 2012-May 24, 2012 was 9/506, but now I think it slipped down, but not sure, so its probably somewhere between 7-12 out of 506. Cumulative GPA is 4.60555 where there is a max of 5.0 for AP, 4.5 for Honors, and 4.0 for standard classes, such as Physical Education. The only reason I took physics C before B was because our school was only offering it this year, and I wouldve rather taken C then B later than simply just B.
4 Years Debate team: 4th place, 5th place, and 6th place in 3 regional highschool invitational tournaments.
3 Years Science Olympiad team: Regional Awards (2012): 1st place Water Quality, 2nd place remote sensing, 3rd place experimental design.
Regional Awards ( Science Olympiad)(2011): 3rd place Wind power, 4th place experimental design, 6th place remote sensing
For the State competition (SciOly) Ive won 1st place in Remote sensing (2012), 5th place in water quality(2012) and 6th place in remote sensing (2011).
Our team won 6th place in the state, and Im currently the Vice president of the club.
2 years Spanish National Honors Society Member
3 years Mu Alpha Theta Honors society Treasurer
2 years English Honors Society Member
2 years Science National Honors Society Member
The debate team is part of the Forensics National Honors Society, so 4 years there
1 year National Honors Society
Black Belt in taekwondo (took me 7 years), and registered black belt in CTF. (My instructor thought very highly of me so maybe a reco?)
1 full year varsity tennis (had to drop because of time)
Summer of 2011 I was part of Vanderbilts STriVe Program where we volunteered in the Childrens hospital for 105 hours in the summer, and talked/learned about various medical professions.
Summer of 2012 I am currently doing a paid internship at TSU with robotics where we have to design and build a robot with a certain function, and operate it remotely via a virtual rendition of the robot on the computer. I think the professor is publishing/ giving a speech about it and I might have a chance to be in the published work, idk though. I am also working with a racing team on building race cars and racing them in competitions for money.
AP Scores: I only know the ones I took sophomore year: AP Biology (5), AP Euro History (5). I can make a prediction of the other ones though, AP Chem (5), AP US Hist (4-5), AP Calc (4-5), AP Physics Mechanics (3-4), AP Physics E/M (3-4), AP English (5).
SAT: Havent gotten the results back.
Breakdown (test 1) Rdg: 34 Math: 34 Sci: 32 Eng: 32
Breakdown (mandatory test at school so idk if this counts): Rdg:30, Eng: 31, Math: 36, Sci: 35
Im planning on taking it once more, hopefully I can get at least a 34-35 if I put some effort.
Math II: 770 (may retake)
And Im taking some courses on ****, like poetry and humanities purely out of interest but I dont know if I should put that on the application.
I would be applying to McCormick School of Engineering. What are my chances ED vs Regular? Oh, and Im Indian too, race will probably play a negative factor
. Another thing is that my class is EXTREMELY competitive, and a few might also apply to NU regular decision, that's why I'm considering ED.
Let me know if there's anything i left out, thanks