Chances/Advice for MIT EA + U Penn Wharton + Some Other Top Schools

<p>Hey CC community. Well, I’ve been lurking around CC for a little over a month now, and I think I’ve really learned a lot thanks to you guys. Anyhow, I would be really grateful if you could offer me some advice about my chances at top schools, namely MIT, U Chicago, U Penn M&T (Combines Wharton and Engineering), and U Penn Wharton.</p>

<p>Here’s some basic info:
State: TX
School Type: Public magnet with emphasis on math and science, typically sends ~10 to HYPSM (although mostly S and M)
Class Size: A little under 200
Ethnicity: Asian :( Boo.
Gender: Female :) Yay?
Income Bracket: Upper middle class
Hooks: None</p>

<p><strong><em>I realize this doesn’t really tell you anything, but I don’t feel comfortable posting stuff in detail here. However, if you reply to this thread, I will PM you everything.</em></strong></p>

<p>I am definitely applying to MIT and U Chicago via EA. However, I am not sure whether or not I should do ED for U Penn.</p>

<p>For MIT: people at my school generally fare well. This year, I believe 6 people were accepted. However, the caveat is that all of them were Siemens semifinalists (or even higher)…and I really don’t think I have a great shot at getting that with my research project.</p>

<p>For U Penn: I’m 100% sure about going into business, but I have NO business experience or business-related ECs.</p>

<p>So basically, my main questions are:
Without becoming a Siemens semifinalist, what are my chances of getting in MIT EA?
What are my chances of getting in Wharton RD without any business experience? Should I apply ED to increase my chances?
What are my chances at U Chicago? What do they look for?</p>

<p>Regardless, if you could offer any feedback at all, I would really appreciate it. Thanks <3</p>

<p>Bump 10 char.</p>

<p>well, i don’t know much about MIT so i can’t help you there but I will tell you that it’s pretty hard to get into wharton without any business experience. I don’t know if you are an incoming junior or senior, but if you are an incoming junior that would give you time to do some kind of business internship. Also, I’ve just heard the U Chicago’s admissions is kind of weird. Like you could be the smartest person ever and if they didn’t think you “fit” into their school then they wouldn’t accept you. Apparently you have to have the “right” ECs and stuff. Another thing is that it’s really hard to get into that U Penn M&T programs considering it only takes something like 60 students. But really, its hard to tell any of this without knowing at SAT/ACT, GPA, and class rank.</p>

<p>I’ll take a look at your stats, if you PM them to me.</p>

<p>Yeah I can take a look at your stats too if you pm me…</p>

<p>MIT EA is tricky. Sometimes they accept more kids regular than early, because they’re early pool is more competitive. Without knowing your stats it’s tough, but if you’re applying early you need to show a fairly strong commitment to math and/or science, unless you’re looking at econ or something at MIT. I don’t know if you really need to be a Siemens Semifinalit, but if you have other strong Math/Science related ECs this would help, (and yes being a girl does give you a bit of an edge :slight_smile: )
Now applying to Wharton RD with no business related ECs whatsoever is not going to look good at all, unless you have super stats and fantastic ECs that took up your time. RD for Wharton is almost as selective as HYPS, so it will be tough for you. But again I can’t give you a full opinion without stats.<br>
UChicago is a little different than other schools. They focus more on your essays and creativity so if you’re a good writer and have good stats you have a shot there.</p>

<p>Hope that helps :)</p>

<p>@Anonymous6: Oh yeah I forgot to mention I’m a rising senior lol.</p>

<p>Alright I PMed you guys. Thanks again :)</p>

<p>Bump 10 char.</p>

<p>i looked at your stats and pmd you back</p>