What are my Chances: tough schools

<p>Attend fairly rigorous public school in South:</p>

<p>Academic Rank 18 out of 550
Nearly all classes AP or IB in junior and senior year, some in sophomore.</p>

<p>SAT:
M: 790
R: 720
W: 740</p>

<p>AP exams
Five 5's
One 4
One 3 (economics)</p>

<p>Two mediocre IB exam scores.</p>

<p>I'm not a great writer.</p>

<p>Extracurriculars: not much.
I was in two school plays
President of martial Arts Club</p>

<p>Outside school:
Volunteered at Nature Museum since 12
Tend to animals, work little kid summer camps.</p>

<p>One professional theatre gig:
I got good reviews and play won "Best Play" for year in city.
Got paid for acting (which may be harder than getting in CalTech).</p>

<p>Some children's theatre.</p>

<p>Play guitar
white, speak pretty good Spanish</p>

<p>Thinking about:
Columbia, Northwestern, UVa (parents attended), UNC, maybe Yale, maybe CalTech, maybe Rice</p>

<p>Thinking engineering or physics for major. Maybe do some theatre.</p>