chances for ivy-equivalents

<p>hey everyone I'm gonna be a senior next year (class of 2011) and I'm looking into Northwestern, Duke, UC Berkeley, Rice, Johns Hopkins, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Umich, U of Illinois, Purdue, Viriginia Tech, Penn St and Wisconsin-Madison with an anticipated major in engineering (not sure what kind yet). For the top schools I more want to know my chances of acceptance but at the lower ones I am more concerned about scholarship money. I'm a white male from a suburb of Chicago in a highly competitive public school that sends many grads to Ivies. Here are my stats:</p>

<p>UW GPA: 3.74
W GPA: 4.18</p>

<p>ACT: 34 E:33 M:36 R:29 S:36 E:10</p>

<p>SAT2: I plan to take Math 2, Chem and maybe Bio/Physics</p>

<p>Freshman year:
Honors Geo: B/B (due to bad final exams)
Enriched Chem: B/B
World Cultures: A/A
Patterns of Communication: A/A
Spanish 2: A/A</p>

<p>UW GPA: 3.6666/3.666666
W GPA: 4.0/4.0</p>

<p>Sophomore Year:
Honors Advanced Algebra: A/B
Biology: A/A
Government: A
Written Communication (1st semester)/Speech Communication (2nd semester. school requires it): A/A
Spanish 3: A/A
Keyboarding: A
Intro to Business: A (had to get tech credits for this and keyboarding)</p>

<p>UW GPA: 4.0/3.87
W GPA: 4.1666666/4.0
Cumulative GPA: 4.04</p>

<p>Junior Year:
Honors Trig/Pre Calc: A/A
Physics: A/A
American Literature: A/A
US History: A/A
Spanish 4 (honors): A/A
Biotechnology (honors): A
International Relations (honors): A</p>

<p>UW GPA: 4.0/4.0
W GPA: 4.43/4.43
Cumulative GPA: 4.18</p>

<p>Senior Year Classes:
AP Calc BC
AP Chem
AP Spanish
Enriched Physics
Essay Writing/Literature Themes</p>

<p>Extra Curriculars:
Worked in a lab at UIC doing medical research summer before senior year (currently doing this)
Student commissioner for the Commission on People with Disabilites it is a city commission and I am the only student on it.
Academic tutor 3x per week during school year (35 service hours a semester)
Adaptive PE: worked with multi needs students in gym
Multi needs peer: work with multi needs students in the class room
Special Olympics coach/helper
First Class: spoke to peers about good habits: citizenship, leadership etc.
Track all four years
Golf frosh/soph years
Cross Country Junior/senior years plan to be at the state meet sr year</p>

<p>Awards:
Biotech student of the year
Math student of the month
Illinois state scholar</p>

<p>Thats about it, thanks for chancing me!</p>

<p>Duke and Carnegie Mellon are reaches, but you should be good for the other colleges. gluck!</p>

<p>thanks man, one question though.. if you think duke and cmu are reaches, how are cornell, jhu, northwestern not? i can chance u back if u need. thanks a bunch!</p>

<p>Did your school offer APs before senior year? Honors you didn't take? Do you have a rank?</p>

<p>yeah I took a weak sched for sure.. im top 10% and in terms of math/science people usually take ap calc senior year and either ap chem bio or phys senior year after taking them first. I realized i should be taking more honors/ap but unfortunately im doing that senior year</p>

<p>ill chance anyone back who chances me btw</p>