Hey everyone, this is my first post on CC (I’ve been lurking here for the past year or so). Could anyone give me a list of schools to possibly consider applying to? I’d like to major in Computer Science. I’m open to any suggestions that could be safeties, matches or reaches for me. I don’t mind going out of state (I live in California) if its for a good school.
GPA: 3.5 UW 3.96 W, 4.1 UC GPA, upward spike. I started high school when I was 12 years old so my GPA got killed. I was also hospitalized after receiving a concussion during water polo practice without a cap.
Freshman Year: C B B C B- B+ / A B- A C B A-
Sophomore Year: B C B A- B- B / A A A+ A+ A+
Junior Year: A A A+ A- A A A+/ A A- A+ A A A- A+
Rank: 49/595, competitive public top 7%ish (weighted)
SAT: 2230 (720M 740CR 770W 11E), planning to retake in December for 2300+
Subject tests: 800 Math IIC 770 Physics
Certificate of Merit Advanced Level Piano (10 years)
Robotics Club (4 years, president junior year)
Chess Club (2 years, secretary then co-president)
Student Government Representative (sophomore year)
Student Government Vice President (junior year)
Student Government President (soon to be senior year)
Water Polo/Swim (4 years)
300+ hours TOEFL tutoring at community college
Work for my school’s IT department
Intern at large technology manufacturing and computer engineering company (will be getting a letter of rec from the CEO)
Started a 501 c(3) nonprofit that builds computers for the needy and religious foundations
Tennis out of school (3 years)
Church volunteer, translator, and youth group leader
Awards: National Merit Scholar(?), small poetry competition, nothing special.
Income bracket: 200k+
Ethnicity: Asian/Pacific Islander
I know my options are fairly limited, but I’m still hoping to apply to some more selective schools. Please give input/feedback on how I could improve my application and suggest schools that you think could be a good fit for me.