Finished applications - Chance for Ivies + other schools (updated)

<p>Please Chance: </p>

<p>(Applied to:)
Princeton - BSE engineering
Carnegie Mellon - CIT & College of Science
UPenn - SEAS (Electrical Engineering)
Cornell - College of Engineering
Brown University
Johns Hopkins - Whiting School of Engineering
WashU - Engineering
UVA - Engineering </p>

<p>Accepted to: Purdue, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan
Deferred: Georgetown University (before I took the Dec SATs) </p>

<p>Background Information:
State: Maryland School: Public (around 600 students in 12th grade) - very competitive school, 30%+ Asian Gender: Female
Race: Asian (Chinese)
Family Income: ~$140,000
Siblings: 2 sisters, one is 14 years old (10th grade), youngest is 2 years old Legacy (doesnt really count in this case): University of Maryland, College Park (father and his cousins all went there) • </p>

<p>SAT I : 2190 (superscore) - 800 M, 610 CR, 780 W (took the SATs 4 times ... Was never able to improve on CR -.-) •
SAT II: 790 Math II, 790 Physics, 770 US History
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.98 (one B in 2nd semester of Honors English 10) •
Weighted GPA: 4.73 •
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A •
APs: 9th grade - US History (5) 10th grade - U.S. Government and Politics (5) 11th grade - BC Calculus (5), AB Calculus Subscore (5) Physics C Mechanics (5), Physics C Electricity and Magnetism (5), World History (5), Psychology (5), Studio Art Drawing (3) •
Senior Year Course Load: Multivariable Calculus/Differential Equations, AP Language and Composition, AP Biology (Double Period), AP Chemistry (Double Period), AP Human Geography •
Awards: 9th grade - Student of the Year Award for AP US History (School) 10th grade - Honorable Mention at the 54th Montgomery County Science Fair (Regional) 11th grade - AP Scholar with Distinction (National) - would've gotten National AP Scholar if I had gotten a 4 on my art portfolio • </p>

<p>Extracurriculars:
-Dance - own a dance company with my friend; been a dancer for 14 years, began private lessons at age 8, solo/lead dancer; been invited to perform at many places and events such as 2010 Shanghai World Expo, Strathmore Center, Kennedy Center, Cultural World Showcase, GWU Lisner Auditorium, Jefferson Memorial, Democratic Rally for Kathleen Towsend, etc.; dance styles that I am familiar with are ballet, Chinese folk dance, modern/contemporary, jazz, tap; been in local newspaper/TV for dance, hosted a high school dance workshop at Holton-Arms School
-Art - member of National Art Honors Society, been drawing/painting (Chinese painting) since I was 9, media that I like use are chalk/oil pastels, ebony pencil, acrylic paint, charcoal, and scratchboard, got one of my artworks featured on the school hallways
-Science National Honor Society (President)
-Future Doctors of America Club (Vice-President)
-Model United Nations - participated in the 2011 Johns Hopkins Model UN Conference
-Recreational Volleyball - been doing it since 7th grade, never made school team because my short height was a major disadvantage
-Mu Alpha Theta Society
-National Honors Society
-National Art Honors Society
-Physics Club - active tutor for the club •
Job/Work Experience: Private Tutor for Algebra and Honors Geometry, Summer Intern at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (worked on a project dealing with nanowires) •
Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital (donated 100+ hours), Physics Club tutor </p>

<p>My two main teacher recommendations are from my APUSH teacher and AP Physics teacher. Two additional recs from my Studio Art teacher and Solo Dance teacher. One counselor rec. My main teacher recs should be pretty good - I worked really hard in APUSH, to go from a low C to A in 1st quarter (and my teacher awarded me Student of the Year for APUSH). My AP Physics teacher likes me - I participate in class discussion a lot, I do relatively well on his tests (which are all very difficult), and I'm one of the only two junior girls that took AP Physics last year. My Studio Art teacher and I have a very good relationship, and we talk a lot about our personal lives and aspirations. I have known my dance teacher since I was 8 so she knows me very well and considers me as a very hardworking student. Counselor rec should be good too - she interviewed me and the talk became very personal and intriguing. I sent art supplement forms for Visual Arts and Dance to those colleges that offer Art Forms. </p>

<p>Majors (that I'm thinking of): Electrical Engineering (1st choice), Astrophysics (2nd choice), Biology/Neuroscience (3rd choice) Minors: Dance, Drawing</p>

<p>Essays- worked the hardest on my Penn/Princeton Essays. </p>

<p>Princeton - wrote about my grandmother's plastic surgery incident and how that affected me (a rather dark, graphic story; risky essay but I personally liked it and most of my friends enjoyed it as well), Engineering Essay - metaphorically compared my struggle with physics to war and how that shaped my love for physics/engineering (my college coordinator was in LOVE with this essay)
Penn - "Why UPenn" essay - I wrote about EpicMealTime and compared UPenn to a delicious meal, personally my favorite essay (worked on it for 2 weeks with minimal sleep), Penn Optional - talked about my hobby of stealing food </p>

<p>Main Concerns: Definitely my SAT score ...</p>

<p>Bump............</p>

<p>Bumppppp.............</p>

<p>You've done a lot of very interesting things but I think Princeton and Penn are crapshoots for everyone and your CR score will drag you down. However you already in at Georgia Tech which is a fabulous engineering school.</p>

<p>I also suggest shortening your posts to about 1/3 the length of yours if you want people to read and reply!</p>

<p>Thanks for the advice!</p>

<p>Princeton - Reach
Carnegie Mellon - Match
UPenn - Reach
Cornell - Low Reach
Brown University - Low Reach
Johns Hopkins - Low Reach/Match
WashU - Match
UVA - Match</p>

<p>Bump 10char</p>

<p>Princeton - Probably Rejected (sorry) ---- but hope you're not, it's a crapshoot anyways
Carnegie Mellon - Match
UPenn - Super high Reach/Probably rejected
Cornell - Reach
Brown University - Reach
Johns Hopkins - High Match
WashU - Match
UVA - Match</p>

<p>you will get in all of them come onnnn</p>

<p>Your EC's are really impressive. Ivy's are all reaches as they are for 99% of applicants, but I feel like you have a really good chance at WashU and UVA and an especially good shot at Johns Hopkins. Congrats on UMichigan, by the way! I regret not applying there. It's a great school. Georgia Tech and Purdue are great as well. Regardless of whether or not you get into these schools, you have so many good options to choose from. Good luck!</p>

<p>The elite schools you are applying to (HYPed) are reaches for almost everyone, yourself included.</p>

<p>Example: Brown says no to about 83% of those with an 800 Math, 86% of those with a 750-790 W and 81% of Valedictorians.</p>

<p>Maybe you will get a yes . .. you are a fine candidate and can no doubt flourish there but the data say that chances are slim for HYPed schools.</p>

<p>Thank you for the input~</p>

<p>Wow, your EC's are really amazing (esp. the dance), but that SAT CR score will hurt you a bit. Princeton and UPenn are reaches for anyone, but you have a good shot. As for the rest, I'd personally say you're in at most of them. </p>

<p>Princeton - Reach
Carnegie Mellon - Match
UPenn - Reach
Cornell - Low Reach
Brown University - Low Reach
Johns Hopkins - High Match
WashU - Match
UVA - Match</p>

<p>Good luck! :)</p>

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<p>Yea I know. My SAT scores went from 1990->1950->2000->2170. I got 610 on CR the first time I took the SAT but then my CR score never passed that mark afterwards. My goal for the Dec SAT was just to raise my CR score to 700 (I scored a 720 on CR on a practice test before) but then instead my Math and Writing Score shot up drastically while CR was still below 610 -_- My nerves always get me during the Critical Reading sections. FML. </p>

<p>But thank you for the input~</p>

<p>Bump 10char</p>

<p>Bump 10char</p>

<p>Accepted to University of Virginia Rodman Scholars Program! :)</p>

<p>You demonstrate both depth and breadth in terms of extra curriculars. You have the test scores, GPA, and class rigor as well. In effect, I believe you have outstanding chances for elite institutions. </p>

<p>Good for you. Impressive record.</p>

<p>Thank you! :)</p>