Hi! Would you be willing to chance me or point out some weak spots in my application?
I was waitlisted last year, but am planning on reapplying (going for MechE).
3.9 uw (4.0something weighted)
1520 SAT / 34 ACT
Student council treasurer
Some research at a local hospital (not that interesting/major applicable)
Essays were pretty middle of the road, Recs were probably 8.5/10 (went to a very small school and knew teachers personally for 4 years)
Accepted at BU Honors, NEU, Case, and a few safeties
Waitlisted at Columbia, NU
Rejected at CMU
College (ended up attending a state safety for finance reasons)
4.0 (so far)
Engineers without borders (non competitive)
Engineering student council (competitive)
Honors student council vp (not that competitive)
2 research positions (1 competitive, 1 volunteer)
Robotics (probably going to drop soon)
Volunteering teaching kids in middle school with disabilities STEM
Essays will hopefully be stronger this year, recs will probably be weaker due to Zoom university.
Reasons for transferring: NYC (not that I’ll say this), Core (went to an arts HS, and realized I want more humanities in college after a term), academically motivated students/community, 1 specific lab I would like to work with.
Planning on just applying to Columbia and NU, as my current school is pretty good. Thank you!!