Engineering Chance?

<p>I plan on applying RD for the College of Engineering. I want to major in Computer Science</p>

<p>Unweighted GPA: 3.7
Weighted GPA: 4.0</p>

<p>Jr Year AP: Computer Science AB: 5, Chemistry: 5, English 3: (didn't take test)
Senior Year AP: Calculus BC, Physics</p>

<p>Soph Year Honors: Algebra II, Biology
Jr Year Honors: Chemistry, Math Analysis (Trig and Precalculus)
Sr Year Honors: Physics, Advanced Biology</p>

<p>Class Rank: Top 10% (all they give me, out of 304)</p>

<p>SAT: 1950 (580CR, 720M, 650W, retook them and getting scores in two days)
ACT: 33 comp, 29eng, 36math, 34reading, 32sci, 8writ
SAT II: Math II (800), Chem (77)</p>

<p>ECs: (strongest part in my opinion)
Freelance web developer since late freshman year, completed a large amount of jobs
Created 10 websites as personal projects, unfortunately can't post portfolio since it includes my name
Web developer for local university office of information technology, created script to manage software licenses, summer of Jr year
Developer and support for Amazon</a> Affiliate Script | Fresh Store Builder script, summer before Sr year to present
President of computer club, winner/top 3 in various (team) programming competitions
Member of mathletes
Created application to manage yearbook orders for high school
Volunteer working for web development nonprofit organization (40hrs, can't post link since includes my name)
Volunteer work fixing Windows computers (30hrs)
Volunteer work for NHS, tutoring and such (20hrs)</p>

<p>Awards:
Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology (grade 11)
Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Medal (grade 11)
Technology Department Computer Award (grades 10, 11)</p>

<p>Recs:
College professor that I have now, taking Database Systems (Business Information Science), very positive recommendation
Computer science teacher in high school, haven't read letter yet but I have worked closely with her on a lot of things</p>

<p>Also I know an alumni of Cornell CoE that majored in Computer Science and is currently getting his masters from Cornell in CS. I worked for him while freelancing. I have sent him an email but any ideas on what I could ask him in terms of help? Not sure what he could do</p>

<p>Thanks in advance for any replies</p>

<p>Hi I'm applying to cornell engineering RD as well so my chance is based on previous CC forums. I'm assuming you're going to either send your ACT or your (hopefully) improved SAT score-otherwise your SAT reasoning is very low.
I'd say you have a 50% (or more) chance of getting in. You're EC's are good, academics is decent, and your subject test scores are excellent. But then again this is just an educated guess. Btw your ethnicity and gender will also drastically affect your admission chances.</p>

<p>Well Cornell requires us to send all scores, which is definitely a let down.</p>

<p>I'm Asian (Indian)/White, 50/50, I may classify myself as white, would that maybe improve chances?</p>

<p>If you classified yourself as white? HELL NO! Whites and asians are both overly-represented in Universities BUT when they say Asian it is usually referred to Koreans and well some Japanese, Chinese etc. Put Indian if that's an option they are not over reperesented I think they are about in the middle. Good stats! Hope you did better this time around on the SAT, I'm sure you have a good chance! Best of luck!</p>

<p>Oh, alright, thanks for the advice. I wasn't sure if being Indian fell too much into the over represented category of Asians. Thanks!</p>

<p>Got my scores back.. New scores are 700CR and 780M</p>

<p>congrats on your new scores. Your chances are much better now! Koodos on all your awards! I can barely find awards >< I think your chances are really good. Good luck!</p>

<p>Thank you very much! Good luck to you as well!</p>