Chances Top Engineering Schools w/ unusual HS circumstances?

<p>Hi all,</p>

<p>I'm looking into top engineering schools but not sure of my chances. My stats are kindof scattered and my school offers no AP, or IB but weights honors. I've been told this isnt held against me however.</p>

GPA 3.97 (4.39)
Top 4% (school doesnt rank) about 110 seniors
SAT: 660V/720W/790M
SATIIC:800 IC:710 Bio:680 Chem:670
ACT: 34Eng 35Math 30Read 35Sci 33Composite</p>

<p>Took hardest available classes (small school and doesnt offer much selection)</p>

12 years Piano - superior rankings etc.
Eagle Scout 12 years scouting
Model United Nations 9-12 - President, Secretary General, 2 Gavel wins
FIRST Robotics 11-12 - Team coach
Toastmasters 9-12 - CoFounded, President</p>

<p>Intel International Science Fair finalist
Grand Sweepstakes county fair
Internship with supercomputer lab
Finalist in NSF National visualization Contest w/ internship
Filed a patent for a school project in 9th grade, made VC pitch with product.
Published/sold a 245 page book</p>

<p>Interested in: MIT, Olin, Caltech, Harvey Mudd, Carnagie, Stanford, UCB...</p>

<p>Got deffered EA from MIT.
I'm a Japanese Asian Male (which screws me for engineering school affirmative action demographics) I got kinda crummy SAT but somewhate interesting other things... Very interested to hear anyone's opinions.</p>



<p>Assuming you are a California resident,
UCB: Match (Engineering)</p>

<p>MIT - reach
Olin - reach
Caltech - reach
Harvey Mudd - reach
Carnagie - match
Stanford - reach
UCB - match</p>

<p>Chances for Olin are very hard to predict, so I won't try. You certainly have a chance, but it's hard to say more than that. </p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>wait, am I reading that correctly? Are you an Intel Finalist?</p>

<p>Yeah, I won 1st place and sweepstakes at the San Diego County Fair and was awarded a trip to ISEF. Didnt place in the category however.</p>

<p>Thanks for the feedback all.</p>

<p>i think your in just about everywhere</p>

<p>It depends what your personality is like in the interviews (if you have them) I guess. But other then that, everything looks pretty good!</p>

<p>What did you patent????</p>

<p>gpa/sat little weak. but you got some amazing ec</p>

<p>so i think your chances are great</p>

<p>good luck man</p>

<p>3.97 a little weak? Come on man.</p>

<p>Harvey Mudd is much easier than UCB College of Engineering.</p>

<p>Yo what is the book called. I wanna read it</p>

<p>While the last few people who have posted are acting obnoxious, I think it would be more believable if you told WHAT you patented, what sort of novel you wrote, what your project was in the science fair etc.</p>

<p>It would be interesting to hear, anways.</p>

<p>University of Illinois - Urbana, Champaign has a great engineering program. Just thought I'd put it out there. Looks like you are in good shape for all the schools you are looking at.</p>

<p>"Harvey Mudd is much easier than UCB College of Engineering."
Flippy, are you kidding me? I am honestly blown away that you would say such a thing. [comment edited out]</p>

<p>First off, have you ever been to a Berkeley class vs a Harvey Mudd class? Have you ever looked at the stats? I'm very well versed in the stats and have sat in on numerous classes of each college. </p>

<p>Needless to say, I am now here at Mudd, rather than UC Berkeley. I was in the running for a rull ride (stipened) for USC and UC Berkeley College of Engineering, but still, I chose Mudd even though I have to pay $44,000/yr.</p>

<p>what is engineering exactly? what do they do?</p>


<p>i think i'm going to come visit again</p>

<p>dgo123, engineers attempt to research and implement technology to meet the needs of today's and tomorrow's society.</p>

<p>in short, we design and build stuff.</p>

<p>like an architect?</p>

<p>sort of like an architect. the closest form of engineering to an architect is civil engineering. an architect will consult a civil engineer and/or a mechanical engineer to make sure that the building they are designing is safe and physically can function properly. </p>

<p>although architects are well versed in the structural aspects of building design, they also focus a lot on the human interaction and the aesthetics (beauty) of the building/structure.</p>

<p>engineers are more concerned with the functionality of the device, building, or what-not...not necessarily the beauty of it. of course, i think most engineers would agree that simplistic beauty in a design is really "sexy".</p>

<p>some of the types of engineers are:</p>

<p>acoustical- sound and wave propagation
aerospace/aeronautic - flying and space related
biomedical - tools and tech for medical industry
chemical - materials and process
civil - bridges, buildings
computer - mid-level signal analysis/processing
electrical - low level circuit design
industrial process - designing building/process equipment
marine - boats, ships
mechanical - structural analysis, mechanical resonance, themodynamics
nuclear - atom energy systems
systems - signals and resonance analysis</p>

<p>i probably forgot a few...</p>