I’m considering applying for transfer and I’m wondering if the schools I’m considering are even in my ballpark, can I please get some feedback/advice?
Some of the schools I’m thinking of applying to are UCLA, UCSD, Cal, Northwestern, Stanford, Cornell, GeorgiaTech. I know that schools like Stanford, Cornell, Northwestern will probably be like reaching beyond the stars for me, but I’m not sure how much of a reach the other schools are. Any thoughts will be appreciated!
Here are my stats:
Current college: a low ranking public state school (one of the UCs)
Major: Computer Science
College GPA: 4.0
Relevant courses: 3 comp sci, vector calc, discrete math, linear algebra Currently taking: the first class in the physics series, and will satisfy the entire series and other math/writing reqs by summer 2021
High School GPA: 3.8/4.2
APs: are they even relevant at this point? Idek but I took 6 AP tests, passed all of them
SAT 2: math 2, english, chem
Undergraduate research assistant in computing lab
Machine learning team leader in Neurotech Club
Course tutor for two comp sci classes in the UC
Founded a nonprofit (wasn’t very successful tho)
Volunteer comp sci tutor at a nonprofit (not the one I founded)
College honors program
Awards: none unless Dean’s List counts
President of film club
Secretary of philosophy club
200+ hrs volunteer work at various orgs
Captain of water polo team
I don’t really have a hook, and have pretty weak ECs (no internship experience or any open source). Probably don’t have fantastic recs (never really got to connect with profs). Additionally, in my opinion, CS is a pretty competitive major with a lot of amazing candidates. I’ve also heard UC to UC transfer is difficult.