Hello! It’s my first time posting here, so please let me know if I’m doing something wrong. If anyone can suggest a good college for me to apply to, please by all means let me know.
- US domestic
- State/Location of residency: CA
- Type of high school Public
- Gender/Race/Ethnicity Indian Male
- Other special factors N/A
Intended Major(s): Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering
GPA, Rank, and Test Scores
- Unweighted HS GPA: 3.7/4
For colleges that do not consider freshman grades, my GPA would be higher. I got a C and a bunch of B’s in freshman year, and I got 3 B’s total in sophomore and junior year.
- Weighted HS GPA No Weighted GPA
- Class Rank: N/A
- ACT/SAT Scores: 35 ACT
Senior Year APs: Calc AB, Lit, Physics C, Stats, APES
Previous APs: CS, Physics 1
I took the most challenging courses available everywhere except math, where I got a C in frehsman year and a B in junior year, which didnt allow me to take multivar/Calc BC.
Multiple world records on robotics team last season (FTC)
Won prestigious international robotics invitational
FTC World Championship Semifinalist
FRC Quarterfinalists at rookie team’s first competition
Regional honor band, School district honor band (audition-based)
Robotics Team (FTC): Captain, internationally achieving team
Robotics Team (FRC): Build/CAD member, rookie community team
Robotics Outreach: Personally mentoring 15 robotics teams across the world, moderator for global robotics discord server with 9000+ members and creator of regional robotics discord server with 100+ members, taught at local schools and libraries
Involved in a collegiate initiative to build the world’s first student-built supersonic drone (helped with design/testing)
School 3D printing club: President, created a makerspace at school open to all students with multiple 3D printers and a laser cutter
School rocketry team: VP, made a stabilization system using an arduino to actively keep the rocket on a preset path
Marching Band: Section leader, guided members through virtual and in-person season
Music: French Horn, play solo and in band, got into honor bands in 9th and 10th grade
Essays: 7/10, i put in quite a bit of time into them over the summer
LORs: 9/10, one of them from my Physics 1 teacher whom I talked with a lot about robotics and showed a genuine interest in physics during the virtual school year. The second one is from my band teacher who has known me for 4 years and gave me the section leader role.
My counselor is new this year, so I don’t know about the quality of that one.
Applying to all UC’s, but my top choices are Berkeley, LA, SD, and Davis
USC, GT, CWRU, UMich, Cornell, URochester, WUStL, Cal Poly SLO
What would be my chances for these schools? I feel like my GPA just bogs down the rest of my app, could someone affirm/refute this?
Thanks for reading.