Chance me for Carnegie Mellon for Pie!

<p>Hi there!</p>

<p>EDIT: I meant Chance me for CM and get Pie xD woops!</p>

<p>I am currently a rising senior from New York and will be applying for the Class of 2015. Please chance me for Carnegie Mellon!</p>

<p>Planning to major in Biological Engineering or related</p>

<p>Objective:
[ul]
[<em>]SAT I: CR:770 M:740 W:700 2210
[li]SAT II: Math Level II 800, Biology M 710, Chinese 790, Taking Chemistry and retaking Biology in October[/li][</em>]Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.693<a href="A-/A%20average">/b</a>
[li]UC Weighted GPA (10-12): **4.333
[/li][li]Rank: School Does not Rank [/li][/ul]</p>

<p>Course Load:[ul]
[li]Format Class: Grade (AP Score) [New York State Regents Grade]</p>[/li]
<p>[li]Freshmen Year[/li]Chinese 2: A
Concert Orchestra: A+
Honors Coordinated Science: A-
Honors English: B
Honors Geometry: A-
Honors Global Perspective: B+
Living Environment: A-
Math B (Algebra 2): A</p>

<p>[li]Sophomore Year[/li]A.P. European History: A<a href="5">/b</a>
A.P. Statistics:
A-<a href="5">/b</a>
Regents Chemistry: A [100]
College Prep Writing: A
English II: A+
Health: A
Pre-Calculus: A
Science Research: A
Spanish I: A- [95]</p>

<p>[li]Junior Year[/li]A.P. Calculus BC: A-<a href="BC:%204/AB:%205">/b</a>
A.P. Chemistry: **B<a href="5">/b</a>
A.P. Composition: **A+<a href="5">/b</a> [100]
A.P. Computer Science: **B+<a href="3">/b</a> LOL
A.P. United States History: **A<a href="4">/b</a> [99]
Science Research: **A-

Spanish 2: A-</p>

<p>[li]Senior Year (planned)[/li]A.P. Physics B
A.P. Economics Macro/Micro
A.P. Government
A.P. Literature
Multivariable Calculus
[/ul]</p>

<p>Graduating with 12 AP Exams/11 AP Courses</p>

<p>Subjective:
[ul]
[<em>]Extracurriculars: Varsity Track (10) , National Honor Society, Columbia University Science Honors Program, Mathletes, Chess Club
[</em>]Volunteer/Community Service: Volunteered at Local Church (60 Hours) Volunteered at Local Hospital (100 Hours)
[<em>]Summer Activities: Molecular Biology research at local university (11) -- participated in numerous Science Research competitions at county, state, national level in 10th, 11th, 12th grade -- Siemens, Intel, etcetc
[</em>]Awards and Honors: PSAT Commended Scholar (204), AP Scholar with Distinction, some Honorable Mentions at Science Research competitions (nothing big)
[/ul]</p>

<p>Other
[ul]
[<em>]State (if domestic applicant): New York City Area, NY
[</em>]School Type: Public (Very Competitive: Top 50)
[<em>]Ethnicity: Asian
[</em>]Gender: Male
[<em>]Income Bracket: 250,000+
[</em>]Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): I only have negative hooks xD
[/ul]</p>

<p>I think your GPA is low but you still have a shot of getting in. I don't get the whole pie thing...</p>

<p>Let me guess, you go to Stuy or Bronx Sci?</p>

<p>Those are good grades, esp AP scores. Should be good. Especially Biomedical Engineering. You should apply as a different major though, like MechE or ChemE. You can't do BME by itself. Then again, I've seen undecided CIT get in, so your choice.</p>

<p>Erm, what do you have that differentiates yourself from other applicants?</p>

<p>^ this. I'd say it comes down to the essay with your application - your app is impressive yet boring. What will your essay topic be? Will your recs be colorful and interesting rather than "John is cool because he is a hard worker"? If so, then you should have a very good shot at getting in.</p>

<p>I considered reading this post in order to get free pie.</p>

<p>I then realized the logistical issues preventing me from getting pie out of this, so I did not chance you.</p>

<p>Seriously though, you have a chance. You are on the level of many other applicants, but it doesn't seem like you have a whole lot of EC's like another poster mentioned. The research and competitions you did during the summer seem interesting though. Show that You were committed to that on your application. All in all, I would say it is a reach, but not a very unrealistic reach.</p>