Rice or maybe Columbia?

<p>Asian male that lives in houston. I am a senior at the moment. I go to a public school 700+ in my grade.</p>

<p>Rank 58/700+
GPA - 6.3~6.4 on a 7.0 scale, I'm not sure how to convert it until I get a copy of my transcript.
I had to move after freshman year and I was adopted. My grades were really bad freshman year, but improved since then, last semester I had straight A's in all of my classes.</p>

<p>My classes are the hardest that's possible at my school
Schedule this year
Comp Sci II AP
Calculus BC AP
Physics II AP
Biology II AP
English IV AP
Economics AP
Government AP</p>

<p>last year I took 4 AP's
5- psychology
4- english
4- comp sci
3- US history</p>

highest combined - 800 v 780 m
seperate - 800v710m, 710v780m
hoping to retake physics, I am sure I can get an 800, didn't get to study the last time</p>

President of Mu Alpha Theta, math national honor society
President of Math Club
Captain of Math team
Captain of Academic Challenge, a quiz bowl team
President of Computer Science Club
Compete actively in computer science, competed at a state level as first years and got 6th place against veterans
Member of Current Events Club
Member of GIVE, a volunteering club</p>

<p>I don't get to volunteer much outside of school because every weekend I go from my adopted parents house and my birth parents house.</p>

<p>Am I missing anything?
What do you guys thinks my chances are at Rice if I apply Interim?
Do you think I should try for some other colleges or would they be too much of a reach? I am also applying to UT for safety and Columbia as a major major reach.</p>

<p>maybe i don't know what i'm talking about, but i think with a 1580 and a solid GPA nowhere is a "major major reach"</p>

<p>Are you going for SEAS or CC at Columbia? Either way, I'd say that you have a great shot. If you're going into science, go with MIT, Caltech, CMU and JHU as well (sorry, not familiar with tech schools too much) and look at other top liberal art schools (HYPS, UNC-CH, Duke, etc). You have great chances at all of these schools.</p>

<p>CC at Columbia, I don't know what exactly I'll be majoring in though :( Currently I'm thinking Biology, or maybe Pre-Med.</p>