Rice is my dream school. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated on what the school is looking for and what I need to work on! I am a high school junior as of right now and my stats are:
W GPA: 104.229/100 (School does not have a 4.0 scale, nor do I know my unweighted GPA)
High School Info: Not very competitive, young (6 yrs old), best school a student from here has gone to is probably UT Austin
Income: around 40k-50k
State: North Texas
Intended Major: Biology/Pre-med
34 ACT Composite (33e/35r/34m/33s)
12 on essay (12/12/12/12)
(First try; Oct 2017)
1470 SAT (750 reading/english and 720 math)
(First Try; Nov 2017)
Not submitting this probably. I didn't do so well.
9th: AP Human Geo (5)
10th: AP World History (5), AP Biology (5)
11th: AP Language and Composition, APUSH, AP European History, AP Statistics, AP Capstone Seminar
12th plan: AP Calculus BC, AP Physics 1, AP Chemistry, AP US Govt, AP Macroeconomics, AP Lit, maybe AP Capstone Research
Tons of Pre-AP courses
-HOSA vice president (11th) Hoping for president as a senior.
-Gold Standard (a pre-NHS type club that my school district has) (10th)
-UIL Science (11-12)
-Around 100 volunteer hours due to various clubs like NHS/HOSA/Gold Standard
I need A LOT of help on ecs. I have no idea what I need to do. My teachers are telling me to join a sport or something, but I really do not have the ability for that.
-Thinking of volunteering at a hospital this summer if I can grab a position.
-HOSA 3rd place at regionals for Extemporaneous Health Poster/ 1st place state for same event/ went to international conference but did not win anything (10th)
-VASE art competition: 4/4 on two pieces in 10th grade at regional competition. Entering this year as well and probably going to get another 4/4 at regionals.
-Various School Awards: AP Human Geo 6-weeks award, AP Human Geo end-of-year award, Pre-AP Biology end-of-year award, AP World History 6-weeks award, Pre-AP Precalculus 6-weeks awards
I'm planning on ED applying to Rice, but I heard conflicting ideas on whether or not this would be to my advantage or not. Any advice or information would be VERY helpful! I know Rice is a reach school for me, but I really want to try.