Which Schools Should I Apply To?

<p>I live in Los Angeles, California
White Caucasian (Armenian)
Private School
Home Income: Middle Bracket
Majoring: Computer Science or Computer Engineering</p>

<p>Sat I: 1460, Math-740, Verbal-720 (highest score in class)
Sat II: Math IIC-670, Writing-690, U.S. History-700 (I'm taking my SAT II's again with Bio instead of History)
GPA Rank: 15/63
Highschool GPA Weighted: 3.877, Unweighted: have no clue
9th grade: 3.583, 10th grade: 3.882, 11th grade: 4.178
Most rigorous courseload possible at my school
AP classes taken: 10th-Art History, 11th-U.S. History, English Lang, 12th-Calculus, Government, English Lit
AP tests taken: Art History (4), U.S. History (4), World History (4), English Lang (3), Macroeconomics (3), Microeconomics (3) (Most AP's passed from my class)</p>

<p>Extracurricular Activities:
Academic Decathlon (USAD): 10th-12th grades, team captain 11th and 12th grade, have won 10th grade: 8 medals (6 gold), 11th grade:10 medals (7 gold), both in regionals.
LADWP Science Bowl: 11th grade, got recognition in regionals
Student Council: 9th grade: Class Representative, 10th grade: Class President
Science Fair: 9th grade: got recognition in regional science fair</p>

<p>My school doesn't have many activies to participate in.</p>

<p>Awards: AP Scholar with distinction </p>

<p>I guess that's about it. Which schools should i apply to and which would be a good fit for me? Do you think i can get any partial scholarships to some schools?</p>

<p>Should i apply to Stanford and schools of that ranking?</p>

<p>Is anyone out there?</p>

<p>I don't think your weighted gpa is correct. Normally weighted gpa is higher than your unweighted, and if you average your 9th,10th, and 11th it's a 3.881.</p>

<p>To tell you the truth, I think Stanford doesn't match even as a reasonable reach, I think if you apply you'll probably end up getting lost in all the typical applicants to Stanford, unless you have some incredible hook, then I don't see it happening for Stanford. But if Stanford is what you want or similar schools like that then don't hesitate and apply, but I'm letting you kn ow your chances are slim.</p>

<p>In my opinion, I don't know why anyone in Cali would not want to take advantage of the UC system.</p>

<p>I'm not sure how good their programs are in computer science and computer engineering but I would apply to UCLA, UCSD(match/safety), and Cal Poly(safety), I'm pretty sure your bound to receive merit scholarships from these schools </p>

<p>If I'm not wrong I believe Carnegie Mellon has really strong programs in computer engineering. It would be a match, and if your looking for a name school it's Top 25 in US NEWS.</p>

<p>I've recently been pushing the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on these boards. It's a small undergrad engineering school in Terre Haute, IN that you might be interested in. Check it out: <a href="http://www.rose-hulman.edu%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.rose-hulman.edu&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>For something closer to home, you might want to check out Harvey Mudd College. It's harder to get into, and I think your stats are a little low for it. But you never know!</p>

<p>When a problem comes along you must bump!</p>

<p>anyone else want to help me out</p>

<p>do you want to stay on the west coast?</p>

<p>Like y2kwizard, I too have been pimping Rose-Hulman for students looking for a rigorous engineering education in a liberal arts school setting. I think that you would be a match there. If you are interested in avoiding the unwashed masses at the UC's, then Rose-Hulman might be for you. </p>

<p>Case Western would be another match for you. Join the smart, studious, self-proclaimed geeky students in the heart of America's favorite vacation spot -- Cleveland. I kid because I love.</p>

<p>On a slightly more serious note, you mentioned that you are Armenian. If it is important to you, there are roughly 2,000 Armenians in Cleveland and the surrounding suburbs. Also, there is an Armenian church in the Cleveland area -- St. Gregory of Narek Armenian in Richmond Heights, Ohio. So, given the Armenian population in the Cleveland area, if you get a hankering for basturma, you will probably have better luck finding it in Cleveland than you will in Terre Haute, Indiana.</p>

<p>I don't need to stay on the west coast. </p>

<p>what are my chances to these schools (reach/safety, etc.):</p>

UC San Diego
UC Berkeley
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Harvey Mudd
Carnegie Mellon</p>

<p>My guess is that Stanford, Cal Tech and Harvey Mudd are high reaches for you. Cornell is a reach. And the rest are match/safety.</p>

<p>What do you want to major in?</p>

<p>computer science/engineering</p>