Chance me at Rice? I'm a senior

<p>Goes to a public school (812 API) in California
Gender and Ethnicity: Male, Indian
4.00 GPA (unweighted) (10-12)
4.83 GPA (weighted) (10-12)
UC GPA: 4.33
Class rank: 1/269</p>

<p>Test Scores:
SAT: 2210 - 680 CR, 750 M, 780 W, Essay:11/12
ACT: 31 composite (35 M, 31 E, 26 R, 32 S, 9 essay)
SAT II Biology M: 790
SAT II Math L2: 760
SAT II U.S. History: Taking on November 5</p>

<p>Course Rigor:
Took 4 Honors in freshman year, got all A's (7 total).
Took 1 AP class (AP Biology) in sophomore year and 4 Honors courses (7 total).
Took 4 AP classes and 1 Honor's course in junior year (6 total).</p>

<p>Senior year schedule:
1. AP Physics C
2. AP French Language
3. AP English Lit.
4. AP Statistics
5. AP Environmental Science
6. Econ/Govt.</p>

<p>All A's throughout high school (man, that sounds pretentious =p)</p>

<p>AP Scores:
AP Biology (sophomore): 5
APUSH (junior): 4
AP English Lang. (junior): 5
AP Calculus AB subscore (junior): 5
AP Calculus BC (junior; not offered, so self-studied): 5
AP Chemistry (junior): 5</p>

<p>EC's/Volunteer work:
-Volunteered at Canal Alliance for 2 years; (helping lower-class kids in education).
-Member of Youth Leadership Institute:
-Member of its Marin County Youth Commission and President of its Health Committee (3 years)
-Member of its Healthy Empowered Youth Program. (for 3 years)
-Enrolled in summer classes from UC Berkeley in a program called Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) for in summer of 2009.
-Selected by UC ELP (Eligibility Local Context) program.
-Member of Link Crew for 2 years (max); (helps high school freshmen to transition into high school life).
-Member of Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra for 3 years.
-Founder of Tennis Club and Cultural Diversity Club.
-Member of Varsity Tennis team (Co-captain).
-Member of California Scholarship Foundation (3 years)
-Peer Tutored kids after school in my high school
-Member of the Big Brother Big Sisters program (2 years)
-Member of Marin Indian American Association: Member in cultural events and youth education programs. Raised Haiti earthquake relief funds. Taught Indian heritage to young children. (2 years)
-Worked as a paid intern at a Kaiser Perm. Hospital Intern for its 2010 Summer Youth Employment Program- lots of medical experience.
-Went to UC Davis COSMOS program for math and science in summer of 2011 for -Biochemistry (200/800 applications get chosen)
-21 Community College Credits</p>

<p>Awards and Honors:
-AP Scholar w/ Distinction
-President of French Honors Society
-MVP of Varsity Tennis team
-Marin County History Day- Won 3rd place
-Successfully completed and honored in Toastmaster's International Youth Leadership program. (2010 summer)</p>

Have a reliable essay tutor and have pretty good essays, in my opinion.</p>

<p>Letters of Rec:
1 Science, 1 US History, and 1 Math, and they all know me well.</p>

<p>Hooks (barely have any, I don't think these count anyways):
-Indian ethnicity, but AA screws me haha.
-Parents studied in India, first gen. in family to study in the USA</p>

I'm thinking of doing a Biochemistry and Cell Biology (or Biological Sciences) major with a pre-medicine discipline.
Thank you!</p>

<p>You sound like a strong applicant to me (an Owl parent). You still have until December 1 to set up an alum interview, if you haven't done so yet. I hope your passion for being an Owl comes through clearly in your essays and I wish you good luck!</p>


<p>You are an accomplished student and a strong applicant. I would say your hooks are probably not relevant. However, if I was making the decision, I would value your production over someone with a more "interesting" ethnicity. Any opinion given here is just a guess. You have earned the right to be confident.</p>


<p>Definitely a strong applicant. Good luck!</p>