Hi, can someone here help me build my college list? I have a few schools so far but am looking to apply to 10 or so schools! Also, I’m looking for somewhere that has a good amount of students, nothing below 5k enrollment. Thanks.
Background Info: SE asian male immigrant (but citizen). First gen college student. Low income, single-mom household.
School: Super competitive public high school (not in NOVA lol)
GPA: 3.58UW, 4.16W (13 A’s, 9 B’s). Not that great of GPA but I’m pretty ok with it given circumstances and time constraints.
Class Rank: School doesn’t rank but I’m guessing I’m top 20-30%
SAT Subjects: Math 2 (780), Chem (800)
Coursework (so far): 7 APs (Chem[we don’t speak of this], Physics 1, Psych, APUSH, CSA, Lang, CSP) + all honors
Senior year: 5 APs (Physics 2, Calc BC, Lit, Gov, Stats) + Discrete Math
ECs (in order of time spent):
- Co-founded a business that pulls in revenues of 1-4k a month. Donate a portion of profits to charity (rn it’s going towards SPCA)
- Decent @ chess. USCF (provisional) rating is 1700-1800. Online rating is about ~1870 average across traditional time controls and 2000 on correspondence as of right now.
- Competitive programming. Self-taught myself data structures/algos, C++, Java, and Py3. I've won/placed high at some regional/local competitions. I'm in the top percentiles on a few popular problem/competition sites, also.
- Lockpicking. I'm pretty good at picking locks, I can pop open most if not all locks (bar super expensive ones) sold in retail stores. Just a cool hobby, probably not going to put on college apps.
- Fluff: Math Club, Chess Club, Computer Club, Medical Club, Science Honor Society
Schools I have so far (intended major is either CS or math, maybe engineering…):