2021 HS Grad / Looking for advice
Major / Degree interests:
- Ideally a dual or joint major in Computer Science and Economics w/ sufficient concentration in Data Science. Have future interest in both business and political analytics and law
Looking for advise on college applications – plan to apply @ most Ivy League, MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, CalTech, UCLA, Michigan, U Chicago, Northwestern, CMU, UIUC (CS).
Please share your thoughts on the above list. Am I overlooking other good colleges? Should I add some safety schools? Any suggestions?
PLTW Engineering Program in school (1 elective for all 4 years).
End of Jr. Year Weighted GPA – 4.44. Also 2 dual enrollment physics classes at local universities (A+/A).
Class Rank – 1 / 1450
National AP Scholar – 9 (Calc B/C, Stat, AP US History, AP World History, Micro Econ, Macro Econ, Chem, Phys, AP Comp Sci)
Sr. Year Classes – 4 AP, 1 Dual Enrollment / College, PLTW Engg. 4th year capstone program
ACT – 35 (in 9th grade – part of talent search). PSAT – 1480 / 1520 (SAT – 1500 in 7th grade)
ACT / SAT cancellation affected Spring / Summer 2020 registrations. Registered to take SAT – late Aug 2020 (if held)
Model UN (student leader / board member) – multiple participation at MUNUC (and many other state level conferences)
Physics Club (AAPT Phys Bowl) - President / Student leader
Chemistry Olympiad - President / student leader
Quiz Bowl - School Captain / top performer (multiple participation @ local Universities)
National Honor Society
Many hours of community service (tutoring @ elementary school, Food bank at ministry, Red Cross Blood Drive
Worked w/ local physicians and community leaders to support an impoverished community on information related to COVID 19 Pandemic response
4 teachers agreed to provide recommendations (3 teachers in areas of study I am interested in and 4th teacher is also involved as faculty advisor for one of my clubs). Also can provide supplementary recommendation from voluntary work
Other info - Asian/Indian; Not expecting financial aid