Pitt is my top choice for college, and I love it because it is SO versatile. I plan to major in neuroscience, with other options such as biomedical or materials engineering or chemistry education (both of these with a neuroscience minor). I REALLY WANT TO GET IN THERE. But it's freaking me out right now.
I haven't taken the SAT yet, but the highest I've gotten on the PSAT was a 1740 (590 math, 580 writing, 570 CR). Even I'm even a bit embarassed to post this here. Do you know if SATs really count in admissions?
My GPA weighted is a 3.78. I take 3 aps (bio, stat, and english) and will take 4 (chem, physics, calc ab, and comp gov) next year (i'm a junior). I also take honors (about >4). I got a B in AP Bio, and I will put my mind in it to get a 5 in the AP exam. It AP Stat is freaking me out too. It's a B- right now, but my teacher doens't put everything in the gradebook, and I want her to.
I'm going to include a little more about myself so you know what's up.
I plan on taking SAT 2 subject tests in Bio, and Chem or Math 2, AP Exams, ACT
I also have Multiple Science Fair awards - 1st at States, Honorable mention at ISEF, and a bunch more
I am also the Officer for the Science Research club at my school, where I have participation for 2 years (engineering project where I built prototypes to protect swimmers from injuries in flipurns and finishes; tested energyy absroption - this was involved from my own injury in swimming - which I plan to write my essay about (recvoery process, obstacles, out for six weeks)
I am a Varsity High School Swimmer, could become captain next year (senior year), I also have done Summer Swimming (swimming since I was 7)
I play violin in orchestra outside of school, preparing for Concerto competition to play solo, went on world tour with orchestra, first chair and concertmistress in Philharmonia last year, moved to next level (highest by audition)
1st chair in 9th Grade (middle school)
I am also involved in service, both NHS and Neighborhood Notes, where I teach unpriveleged kids music and art, and am a Student leader there.