Chances at MIT,UCBerkeley,Columbia,UPenn,+Others

Asian Male in New Jersey
Lived in the U.S. for 10 years.
NOT Permanent Resident or Citizen..(so considered International Student?)
^This hurts my chances right?</p>

Weighted GPA: 4.33
Rank: 3/311</p>

Math-740 Verbal-720 Writing-770 (2230 Total 1460 Standard)
Math IIc- 800 Chemistry-690 U.S. History-760 Chinese W/ Listening-790</p>

Junior Year: U.S. History-4 Chemistry-3
Senior Year: Currently Taking 6 AP's</p>

Art- I'm sending a supplement folder portfolio of some of my art pieces to every school I apply to. </p>




Math Club/Team Vice President<br>
Key Club Treasurer<br>
National Honor Society<br>
Asian Club<br>
Academic Team<br>
School magazine Art Editor<br>
Latin Team<br>
Marching Band </p>

Local Public Library- 55 hours
Taught English Class in Beijing, China- 30 hours </p>

Good Enough</p>

I went to have an interview w/ MIT and it went well.</p>


<p>Chances at:
Cooper Union
Georgia Tech
University of Michigan

<p>Suggestions for other schools?</p>

<p>Also, I would like more experienced opinions on this, instead of just random guessing.

<p>no opinions o_0 ?</p>

<p>You are treated as in international student, so there's a quota at all the state school's you've listed, as well as MIT. Most other schools also limit the number of incoming international students.</p>

<p>Yeap i kno that. Does that really hurt my chances? How do they compare me to international students from other countries though.</p>

<p>I don't know about a lot of those schools, but MIT for instance only takes 1-2 students each year from some foreign countries. Most of these students are international olympiad finalists or are equally well accomplished.</p>

<p>My best advice to you is to focus on writing great essays and really get across what makes you who you are. You'll need it to get into many of the universities on your list.</p>

<p>EDIT: I should note that I don't know how many of MIT's international students come from the United States, but you ARE lumped in the international pool, which is ~3 times as competitive. Best of luck to you.</p>

<p>MIT: 0% Chance ("low" math SAT score + asian + International + boring ECs)
All of the Ivies are unlikely, but not unheard of.</p>

<p>Math SAT I- 740
Math SAT IIc- 800</p>

<p>Those are not low SAT scores by any means.</p>


<p>UCB: Match (out of state)</p>

<p>Naw, his math scores are okay (~750+ is good), that's not what's going to hurt him. But think about it this way:</p>

<p>There is a quota on international citizens. When you can take someone from a foreign country who excelled well beyond all the other citizens of his country (IxO medalists, etc), why would you give that spot to someone with just good scores, but no distinguishing activities or features? This is the "it" factor: cool kids doing cool things. Some international students have done some pretty amazing stuff in the way of research, etc. It's not that you're less intelligent or less capable then they are, but simply, given what resources they have, what they've accomplished is incredible.</p>

<p>In your context, you're an international student whose AP science score is a 3 with a sub-700 chemistry score. Your science/math APs should be 4s or 5s. You live in the US, alongside many students who easily get 5s on everything (science or no) and very high scores on all their SAT IIs.</p>

<p>Of course, numbers don't define you, and many of the top tier schools know that. Write amazing essays, and it will help you. They look for character and personal qualities. But simply by virtue of being in the international pool, it's harder. I'm not one of those aforementioned students, and you don't have to be one to get into these schools, but when you're applying international and there are only so many spots, there are bound to be enough applicants who have the character, personal qualities, and the scores. So they take those students, what choice do they have?</p>

<p>what town do you live in?
highland park?