Enlighten me (medium-size, private research universities)

<p>...Be blunt. And truthful. As a rising senior, I could really use your help. </p>

<p>How do you think I stand for:
[<em>]Washington University in St. Louis--maybe ED
[</em>]Carnegie Mellon--maybe ED
[<em>]University of Chicago--EA
[</em>]University of Rochester
[<em>]Case Western Reserve University--EA
[</em>]Rice University
[li]Emory University[/ul]
[<em>]average Minnesotan public school… sends a student to a Top 20 school every other year or so
[</em>]Hope to major in economics and minor in math

[<em>]Unweighted GPA: 3.92
[</em>]ACT: 32; 33 superscored
[<em>]SAT II: 760 on Math 2; 710 on US History; 590 on Chemistry (and no, I’m not retaking it..) I’m only submitting these to colleges that require/strongly recommend it.
[</em>]AP scores: 5’s on Calc AB, Macro, and Gov; 4’s on Lang and APUSH
[<em>]School doesn’t rank, but did last year when I was in the top 12%..my GPA has had an upward trend.
[</em>]Most rigorous schedule with a total of 10 AP classes by graduation

<p>Extra Curriculars
[<em>]staff member in a program that connects teens with disabilities to other teens (4 years)
[</em>]NHS Media Coordinator (2 years)
[<em>]Student Council member (2 years)
[</em>]"Link Crew" volunteer-- helps freshmen adjust
[<em>]oboist in top band, percussion for marching band
[</em>]part time job as receptionist at local hair salon for kids
[li]in a German foreign exchange program, where I will host a student for three weeks this fall and then they will host me this summer[/li][/ul]</p>

<p>Thanks a bunch, you guys!</p>

<p>Do you have a SAT I score?
I would highly suggest you spend a few hours to get that 760 in math to 800, if you plan to major in math in the top non-ivy engineering schools. </p>

<p>To be honest: I think you lack a lot of ECs. People who usually apply to these colleges have ECs such as interning/research (especially if you want to go into a econ/math field), if you can research something and publish it, it would help demonstrate your interest in the field. Other than the Best Buddies (I think that's the name of your program) or the German foreign exchange, the other EC's just seem as filler and don't demonstrate excellence (I'm just saying that being in the group doesn't mean you did anything for it).</p>

<p>ACT score is on-par with those schools but it's nothing outstanding. I think ED will still make WashingtonU/CM a low reach. I think university of chicago, rochester, and case/rice are your matches, and emory a below medium reach.</p>

<p>Thank you so much for your thorough response!</p>

<p>I did take the SAT I and did not do as well as I had on the ACT. Unfortunately, my ECs prevent me from taking it again before applications go out.</p>

<p>I've been considering joining/starting up a few other ECs, and that might have given me the push I needed. </p>

<p>Thanks again! Anyone else have any thoughts?</p>

<p>Also, I forgot to mention that I will be interviewing at Wash U, CMU, Chicago, and Rochester. By the time applications are set out, I will have visited Wash U, CMU, Chicago, and Case.</p>