Chances at MIT, Caltech, and Stanford

<p>Hi, i'm a international student who's lived in CA for 4 years (moved from Taiwan) and current a PR.</p>

Unweighted - 4.0
Weighted - 4.996</p>

<p>SAT I
V 680 M 800</p>

Chem 800
Physics 800
Math IIC 800
Writing 700
Biology-M 780
Chinese 800</p>

Calculus BC 5
Biology 5
Physics C M 5
Physics C E&M 5
Chemistry 5
Statistics 5
US History 4
currently taking AP English, AP Psychology, AP Music Theory, AP American Government, and AP Macro Economics</p>

Fouder/President of Math Club, about 160 hours of free tutoring a year
Science Olympiad, 1st place at State in Physics Lab, 4th in Experimental Design, and 2 Place in Physics at Regionals
School Choir (rehearsal at 6:40 AM EVERYDAY, and section leader 3 years) - also in All-State Honor Choir and SCVA Honor Choir for 3 years also in the National Invitational Festival of Gold Select Choir in NY
Varsity Tennis 2 years, JV 2 years
Interact Club 3 years, community service = 60 hours
National Honor SOciety community service = 50 hours
Volunteered for RedCross several times</p>

2002- Idyllwild Arts Summer Program Festival Choir (Camp)
2003- Worked at Coldstone Creamery, studied Precalculus and Physics (skipped precalc and honors physics), visited Berkeley and Stanford.
2004- Visited Caltech when brother was in CBSSS program; Travel (Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Bingham Mine, Salt Lake City, Mormon Temple, Bear World, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton, Elk Park in Jackson Hole, St. George, Grand Canyon with IMAX Movie, London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona)</p>

<p>Work Experience
Coldstone Creamery</p>

<p>Good essays and good Recs</p>

<p>What are my chances? THANKS</p>

<p>Hey, arthur568, we have almost identical scores dude.
And I am applying to MIT, Caltech EA as well.
I wanna say we both have a great chance, but what we are facing is a competitive pool. Since most people get excellent scores and many awards, essays and recs are crucial. Post more about your essay topics and thoughts; I will post mine.

<p>thanks shanghaiwes, well... for essays, i wrote about my love for music and my experiences as a foreigner when i first came here. My english teacher really liked them (she's been helping ppl with college essays for like 30 years) and she also wrote my recs. So i'm assuming that my essays were good and the recs will be good cuz she knows me really well. she teaches 9th honor english and AP, so i have her again this year.</p>

<p>No problem at all.
Love for music is pretty general; are you writing about an incidence or a specific, prolonged event? Make it good and tight. But if your english teacher likes it, then it should be good to go.
But MIT also offers two optional essays; I think you should write them and let your eng. teacher revise them. "Optional" means "write it if you're smart..." it's sad, but it's the truth for Ivies.</p>

<p>'s the truth for ivies and other top colleges (MIT, caltech, etc.)</p>

<p>uhhh....i already submitted my</p>

<p>oh and the love for music essay was one of the shorter responses. it was very concise but detailed at the same time. I also tied in symbols from books i've read recently.'s good.</p>

<p>did you write the optional ones though? they're pretty important if they're good.</p>

<p>nope, englsih teacher said i didn't have
let's not go there now...makes me feel bad</p>

<p>so what are my chances for...
Caltech (EA)
UCB, UCLA (have ELC)
Carnegie Mellon

<p>MIT: Match
Caltech: Match
Stanford: Close Reach
Harvard: Close Reach
Carnegie Mellon: In if they're sane
GATech: In
UI: what is UI? Although I don't know, you're in that one for sure.
Among mit caltech harvard stanford,
You're at least accepted by two of them if your essays are good.</p>

<p>dude, we can be best friends if we both end up going to MIT, lol
do u have a sn? we should chat sometimes! thanks a lot</p>

<p>aim: rykoo</p>

<p>bump, anyone else? please help</p>

<p>MIT (EA)
Caltech (EA)
UCB, UCLA (have ELC)
Carnegie Mellon
University of Illinois- Champaign</p>

<p>i would say yes but you never know. i wouldnt be surprised if you were rejected by all or them or if you got in all of them.</p>

<p>azneverfrost, you're wrong. You know what's the probibility of getting rejected/accepted by ALL of them? With his stats, the probability is extremely small for that to happen. That will definitely be surprising!</p>

<p>bump bump BUMP</p>

<p>bump please help</p>

<p>b u m p !!!</p>

<p>MIT : reach
UCI : reach
UCR : huge reach
cal tech : huge reach
ITT tech - slight reach</p>

<p>i duno man...this is some insane stuff besides that chinaman, this is why ppl lik me r gona get f...ed n go to cal state...
but heres my opinion..
everything good match</p>