hey! this is NOT a chanceme post but I’ll just give yall my basic profile
SAT 1500 (710, 790)
Pansexual East Asian Female, overrepresented.
Not applying for aid.
My other academics are considered pretty great as an international student going to a domestic public high school which doesn’t offer any AP/Honors/IB courses.
Major choices: Near Eastern Studies (or Middle Eastern Studies)/Econ/Data Science/Religious Studies
[those are just choices, most schools that I apply to don’t ask us to declare one when applying]
[I want to do interdisciplinary programs btw…]
My ECs include econ competitions (with pretty good awards + leadership), 2 school clubs (leadership position in one of them with good outcomes), an editor of a literary magazine, a podcast about Near Eastern Studies (especially religions) (have great stats), founder of a mental health project set specifically for teens in my country, research opportunity with a college professor (have a paper but this really doesn’t have any impact), varsity sports team (also a coach at a local middle school).
[I’m content with my ECs lol, ik they are not impressive but I tried all of them without costing much financial burden to my family since most of them are self-based][plus I only started planning to study abroad the summer after my sophomore year…but still I started some projects in middle school]
I’m choosing between Cornell / Duke / Vanderbilt as my ED school.
All those schools don’t ask me to declare a major when applying. They only ask me to choose a specific college. Concerning academics, the basic difference is that Vandy could double major between colleges but the other two cannot.