Chances for Top Engineering Schools

Carnegie Mellon


<li><p>SAT I: 2270
-Critical Reading: 730
-Writing: 740
-Math: 800</p></li>
<li><p>SAT II: Chemistry - 800, Physics - 800, Math Level II - 800 </p></li>
<li><p>Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0</p></li>
<li><p>Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1 or 2 out of 415</p></li>
<li><p>AP (place score in parenthesis): World History (5), Statistics (5), Physics B (5)
US History (5), English Language (5), Calculus AB (5), Spanish Language (2)</p></li>
<li><p>IB (place score in parenthesis): ITGS SL (7)</p></li>
<li><p>Senior Year Course Load: AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, AP Calculus BC, AP Comparative Government, AP Psychology, AP Physics C: Mechanics (self study), AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism (self study)</p></li>
<li><p>Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar, NMS Commended?, Local English award</p></li>


<li>Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Environmental Club (Treasurer), National Honor Society, Service Honor Society, Science Olympiads, Renaissance (President), Spanish Club (President), Web Design Team</li>
<li>Job/Work Experience: Clerical, Construction, Web Design, School Employee</li>
<li>Volunteer/Community service: 100+ hours per year beginning freshman year</li>
<li>Summer Activities: Scientific Research Program, Competitive Engineering Program</li>
<li>Essays: Describes how my interest for engineering came to be</li>
<li>Recommendations: Will decide on whose throughout the remainder of the summer</li>


<li>State (if domestic applicant): NY</li>
<li>Country (if international applicant): US</li>
<li>School Type: Public</li>
<li>Ethnicity: White</li>
<li>Gender: M</li>
<li>Income Bracket: ~$200,000 but will apply for Financial Aid (due to extremely high cost of living in my area, siblings in college)</li>
<li>Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None</li>

<p>Good stats =]. You have a good enough chance to apply.</p>

<p>Your profile is sufficient for you to be seriously considered at all your schools.</p>

<p>However, since there are so many admissions variables out of your control, and since many with great profiles similar to yours do get rejected from the top schools you list, it's important for you to not fall in love with any of these schools and to make sure you have a couple of good safeties.</p>

Brown- mid reach (for being ranked relatively "low" they are a ***** to get into)
Caltech- mid reach
Carnegie Mellon- high match
Cornell- match but not a guarantee
MIT- high reach
UPenn- mid reach
RPI- match/safety
RIT- match/safety</p>

<p>Thanks. I will be retaking the SAT, and I am making sure not to place much stock in the top schools due to their competitiveness. As for safeties, I have been looking into more schools that I have high chances of getting into; I have already received a scholarship to RPI, and will try to look further into it, as it is much easier to get into.</p>

<p>I think you definitely have a good shot at all these schools if you write a really good essay.
Chance me please. I agree with jshain.
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<p>I think that with a good essay and recs, you will have good chances at these schools.</p>

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<p>Yeah.. you have good academics scores and SAT and ACT scores are good enough.. </p>

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<p>Most likely acceptance at RPI, RIT, and CMU.</p>

<p>NYEM, I think you have a great chance for RPI. However it's acceptance rate has dropped from 78% six years ago to 38% now and will likely go down again next year. So definate match but not a safety. After last years admission cycle there was a "what's with RPI this year?" thread because people with stats comparable to yours were waitlisted or rejected. Make sure you have a true safety. </p>

<p>I think you will get CMU as well. Both great schools.</p>