I’m a rising senior, Asian male, and I live in California, and want to apply as an Engineer for all schools listed.
GPA: 4.0 unweighted, 4.74 weighted (counting only fresh, soph, and junior years)
SAT: 2000; CR: 620 M: 680 W: 700
SAT II: Math Level 2: 780; Physics: 740; US History: 700
ACT: 32; English: 28; Math: 36; Reading: 30; Science: 34
I’m planning on retaking the SAT and ACT but I don’t want to assume that I will score better so lets just say these are the scores I will be submitting to colleges.
AP classes taken so far:
AP Chemistry (Score: 4)
AP World History (Score: 4)
AP Language (Score: 4)
AP Physics 1 (Score: 5)
AP Calculus AB (Score: 5)
AP U.S. History (Score: 5)
AP Spanish (Score: 2)
Senior Course Load:
AP Physics B
AP Calculus BC
- Mathletes (4 years, president 2014-2015)
- Key Club (4 years, treasurer 2014-2015, vice-president 2015-2016)
- Science Olympiad (4 years, president 2014-2015)
- National Honor Society (3 years, president 2015-2016)
- Early Academic Outreach Program (4 years)
- California Scholarship Federation (3 years)
- Varsity Tennis (3 years b/c not counting spring season of senior year)
- Varsity Cross Country (4 years counting fall season of senior year)
- 450+ hours of community service (acquired through Key Club, helped at numerous homeless feeds, local food bank, fundraisers for charity, community events and festivals, etc.)
- Project SEED Summer of Junior year (Program sponsored by the ACS, I worked as an intern and conducted research for the Chemistry Department at UC Davis and was paid a stipend)
Awards (No major ones)
- Distinguished treasurer and Gold member by the CNH District of Key Club
- Presidential Volunteer Service Award (Gold level)
- AP Scholar with distinction
- Hoping to be a quest bridge finalist (if this is even an award :P)
Income: $50k/year for family of 6
Colleges interested in (Applying as an Engineer):
UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Davis, USC, Stanford, Brown, Cornell, MIT, Cal Tech, Harvey Mudd, etc.
Berkeley engineering is where I really want to go. But is it as hard to get into as compared to an ivy league? I know many people that got into Berkeley without any stellar applications but they went into majors like politics or health. How are my chances at Berkeley?
Also I kinda posted this a while ago but I didn’t get adequate responses. I need specifically which schools I am matched for so I don’t end up applying to all reaches and get all rejected I’ve been told that San Diego, Davis, and my state school can be considered safties for me but I have no idea which ones are matches and which ones are reaches for me.
Thanks in advance!