Chance me for Georgia Tech EA, UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles
I just submitted my application for Georgia Tech EA and I wanted to see what my chances were of getting in.Location: For the sake of anonymity, Northern California
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Ethnicity: Asian Male
My gpa: 3.80 unweighted, 4.27 weighted (This is the only part of my application that I’m really worried about, but I go to a hard school, and I got some B’s in calc + precalc, which are important to my major)
AP Scores: 5 on Chem, 5 on CS A, 5 on Calc BC, 5 on Stat, 5 on APUSH, 5 on French, 4 on World History
SAT Score: 740/790/20, 1530 overall
LORs: Not bad, but not super great, I would say 7-8/10
Essays: My why major was super specific for gtech + I had a good topic for human condition so they came out nicely.
ECs (again for the sake of anonymity, kept some of them vague)
Research Internship at UC Berkeley Nanoengineering Lab
Designed an digital manufacturing imaging system and discovered ways to improve manufacturing efficiency
Research Internship with Exoplanets + Data Science
Developed an algorithm to calculate the habitable zones of exoplanets by parsing through and analyzing existing data sets from NASA, JPL, CalTech etc.
Research Internship with Machine Learning + Data Science + Computer Science
Investigated and forecasted the potential impact of a second wave of COVID-19 across the U.S using Neural Networks and Machine Learning Algorithms
Volunteer, Software Engineer
Navigated homelessness crisis in SF; Created new ways to vet homeless services, worked with voice assistant, and improved homeless guide with live updates
Competed in national tournaments like Stanford, SCU, and UOP; Recognized among top speakers and as a double-octo finalist and quarterfinalist in PF
Participated as a delegate in committees such as Security Council, DISEC etc; Received honorable mentions and delegation awards at 5+ conferences
Teacher in Mathcounts
Taught a group of 30 middle-school students competitive math so they could participate in competitions like Mathcounts, Mathleague etc.
Tennis, Doubles Player, Tennis Team
Played on the team all 4 years; not too serious like getting recruited or anything