How does my application look? is there such thing as too rounded out?

Demographics: Gender, race/ethnicity, state, type of school, and hooks (URM, first generation, legacy, athlete, etc.)
I’m an Asian Male from a public high school in Massachusetts with roughly 1,000 students, not competitive sending only 1-2 to t20s a year.

Not sure if this matters, but my parents are former employees of WashU and Duke.

Intended Major(s): business/statistics

ACT/SAT/SAT II: 1500 SAT (750R 750M) 1440 PSAT

UW/W GPA and Rank: 4.0/4.0UW on UC scale and Rank 6/276

Coursework: AP/IB/Dual Enrollment classes, AP/IB scores, etc
Self studied AP Art freshman year and all honors, no AP available freshman year.
Four APs sophomore year, APUSH, AP Lang, AP Seminar, AP Statistics
Five APs junior year, AP World, AP CSP, AP Lit, AP Research, AP Chemistry
For next year, 3 APs, AP Bio, Calc BC, AP Physics

I’ve gotten a 3 on seminar and 4 in art, 5s on the rest.

1st in State Mass DECA (10th)
4th in State Mass DECA (11th)
State Finalist in Mass DECA (9th)
Regional Finalist in Debate (10th)
Received $1,000 Johnson and Wales Scholarship
AP Scholar with Honor


Research Assistant to Professor at Local Uni - 1 year

Debate - 4 years president + regional finalist

DECA - 4 years president + 2x international qualifier + 1st in State

DECA State Cultural Advisory Board

CoFounded and Vice President of Stock Market Trading Club at HS

Tutored at Refinity -200 Hours

Freelance Photography business featured in local newspaper (9-11th)

President of Anti-Sexual Violence Group Chapter (10th)

NPO for Asian Americans Founder, roughly 1,800 followers on IG (11th)

Organized Climate Walkout (10th)

Gave a TedTalk on STEM (11th)

NHS Member (11th)

Regular Volunteer at local Zoo (9-11)

Attending Summer@Brown Anthropology course (11)

Essays/LORs/Other: My essays are strong I’d say. Lots of personal thought and growth on trauma, mental health, and my mother’s frequent medical events. I have various supplementals written by the professor I did research under at my local uni, and one from Ms. Massachusetts, one of my covolunteers at the zoo.

Schools: Chance me for Brown, Georgia Tech, MIT, UMich, Northeastern, UCLA, UCSD, WashU, Boston University, Harvard, Duke

Will be able to pay in full for any of these schools, so I would like if this thread could take a step back from budget.

UC”s are test blind until 2025 so your competitive SAT will not be a factor in your application review.

What are your 3 UC GPA’s? Unweighted, Capped Weighted and Fully weighted? Also note that only AP/IB courses taken 10-11th grades for OOS applicants will be given the extra honors points in the calculation.

Overall you appear competitive for the UC’s on your list so best of luck.

Unweighted GPA: 4.00
Weighted GPA: 4.21
Weighted and Capped GPA: 4.21

You are going to be competitive at all of the UCs but, OOS tuition at UCs is really high and there’s very limited aid for OOS applicants. Can your family afford $60K+/yr?

Given your stats, if you really want to attend college in CA, I’d look at privates like LMU, USD, Chapman and perhaps Santa Clara. They are all really likely to offer merit aid that will make them muck more compelling that their standard rates. You get a private school experience for a public school price.

For Harvard, Brown and Duke, your stats and scores are within range. But their admit rates are so low, its difficult to say. I would say your chances are probably similar to the overall admit rate (5-10%) for each.

Your ability to pay in full would help for WashU, Boston and the UC schools. Are you applying to UMich Ross?