I need help deciding whether I should apply to Yale, Cornell, or Brown early. Yale is probably my top choice, and I understand that Yale has a non-binding early program whereas Brown and Cornell are binding, but my worry is that I will waste an opportunity for higher chances of admissions at Brown or Cornell if I EA to Yale, but on the other hand, I am not sure if I am set on committing if I am accepted ED to Brown or Cornell. My stats are below… Can you please give me a REALISTIC shot at each school/ which you would suggest??
Intended major: Chemistry or Biomedical Engineering
Demographics: White female from middle class family, attending a competitive all-girls catholic high school in the northeast
Rank: school does not rank, but I am in Cum Laude Society which means top 20%
SAT/ACT: Waiting on scores, hoping for 1500+/33-34
EC: Lots of leadership, very passionate about social justice; club swimmer (18 hours per week of practice); captain of varsity swim and dive; founder of a club; member of science club and will graduate with a diploma with STEM distinction for participating in STEM Certificate Program; canceled internship at NIH; (hopefully) shadowing a hematologist in the upcoming months; did a virtual neurosurgery internship/shadowing program this summer called BRAINterns; girl scout; irish dance (world qualifier); 250 hours volunteer
I am also competing for an Air Force Rotc scholarship…Would this have any pull in my admissions chances?