<p>I am a student who is looking at really only one "hard to reach" university, Rice.
My school does not rank
Has taken Ap courses; All around science such as AP Physics C. Did well 7th semester
I dont really know if this helps much but i am Cherokee. A small fraction but i do have a card (I stated in my essay that i was not raised in a culturally native american background, but study it somewhat.)
Wrote a pretty unique essay in the opinion of my teachers/parents/friends.
Participated in few activities, but participated strongly. Such as F.I.R.S.T robotics, Philosophy club, etc.
Did an interview in which i performed well imo. Left feeling content.</p>
<p>Your ACT is the mean and your EC seem fine. They like commitment in your activities. Your GPA is a little low, but did you identify yourself as native american on the actual application? I heard that is really good for admission. I do think you have a shot, but it will be a bit of a reach. Good luck! </p>