Demographics: Asian Male from semi-feeder in very competitive state, no hooks
Intended Major(s): Computer Science, looking for minor or double major in Econ or Business wherever possible
ACT/SAT/SAT II: 1540, might retake again just to see if I can get better (realistically could probably get 1570+)
UW/W GPA and Rank: 3.83 UW, best case could go up to 3.9 by applications. No weighted or rank.
Coursework: AP/IB/Dual Enrollment classes, AP/IB scores, etc
Pretty much the most rigorous possible, 6-7 APs by the time I graduate.
Winner of a Semi-Prestigious Award for a Research Project I did by a very well known technology company
FBLA Nationals Qualifier
Winner of Congressional App Challenge and Received Commendation from my congressman
Award at a Premier College Hackathon that I attended alongside university students
Won a few awards at a bunch of other hackathons as well
Additional Awards I may get: Research publications, some science competitions of varying prestige, Coolidge Senator (not too hopeful tbh), other scholarships and competitions. Let me know in the comments for any recommendations
Research intern at an HYPSM starting the winter of my junior. Working on an independent project under a team of a couple professors and postdocs with potential to publish a paper
Going to do an independent research internship at my state school this summer under a professor. Again, spoke to PI and he definitely thinks there is opportunity to publish papers
Founded a website with over 25,000 views producing educational content related to my field of interest. Recruited writers internationally and manage the whole thing. Expecting around 60-70K views by the time I apply, hopefully more
President of Computer Science Club at my school, started an event with 5 figures of fiscal sponsorship
200 Hours of Service at a local science museum
Editor of my school’s newspaper
Did a small research project through a program at a nearby university, resulting in the publishing of my results online (not a paper though)
Did an independent research project that won the award from the technology company I mentioned above
Could be co-head of FBLA next year or maybe some other potential club leadership
I could either write Varsity Baseball (which I only did freshman year), Independent CS Study, or just leave this final EC spot blank on my common app. Thoughts?
Essays and LORs should be pretty good, I participate in class and have pretty good relationships with teachers. Starting to think about essays and will get some guidance from people I know.
ED Either Cornell or Penn M&T, Princeton, CMU SCS, Harvard, Stanford, GA Tech, UMich, Columbia, Berkeley, UCLA, Maryland, UIUC, also open to school recommendations.