Top choice JHU BME or Yale

<p>Hi everyone, this is only my second post, and I hope it is useful, not just for me, but for everyone.</p>

<p>My top schools are Maryland, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Penn, Vanderbilt, Washington University in St. Louis, Davidson, and MIT.</p>

<p>Right now I am having a really hard time deciding between Yale (SCEA or regular??) and Johns Hopkins' Biomedical Engineering early decision.</p>

<p>-Unweighted GPA 3.93</p>

<p>-Weighted GPA 4.72</p>

<p>-top 5% of approx. 300 students</p>

<p>-SAT/ACT scores -- 2280, took it once as a junior in October (780 CR, 760 M, 730 W)</p>

<p>-SAT II scores: chem: 760 world: 800 probably will take math, close to 800 most likely</p>

<p>-AP scores: government, chem, world, BC calc: 5 lang: 4
will take AP: physics C, lit, </p>

<p>-ECs
Science internship: intense professional lab research over summer, writing a paper for national competitions and perhaps to send to the science departments of said schools?
Robotics: founded a club at my school, did a lot of fund raising, evolved into a team, won grant money to compete at botball, will continue leadership into senior year
County Youth Advisory Committee: help county executive with teen-related issues/decisions, plan teen safe events, will be leader this year (slow process of working thorough the ranks)
Violin: 13 years, numerous concertmaster positions, several awards (plan to start a quartet in college, would mentioning this help?)
Varsity Lacrosse</p>

<p>-employment
Outdoor picnic barbecue place, 2 years, save earnings (part time, summer)</p>

<p>-honors/awards
honorable mention exploravision
violin awards (nothing special)
national merit</p>

<p>-short explanation on recs/essays
recs should be really good, counselor rec is guaranteed to be good, will get my internship mentor as a rec too.</p>

<p>note: I am taking a lot of special classes only offered at my school, so that's why I don't have as many APs
just request any additional information!</p>

<p>Most likely acceptance at Johns Hopkins BME, Vanderbilt, Davidson, and Wash U in St. Louis.</p>

<p>^I've head JHU BME is very competitive.</p>

<p>^And the OP is a very competitive applicant.</p>

<p>So you think Yale is a really big reach?</p>

<p>Any other opinions out there? I'll chance back.</p>