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UT Austin- Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering Chances?

wishzindagiwishzindagi 0 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
Im hoping to apply for either UTCS or UTECE.
Backgroud information:
Texas Resident and US Citizen
I go to the most competitive high school in my area it is a charter early college high school where i earn my associate degree in general studies along with my high school diploma.
ACT: 30 Math-31 Writing- 31 Reading- 30 Science-28
GPA unweighted on a 4.0 scale: 3.81
GPA weighted on a 4.0 scale: 4.77
GPA on a 5.0 scale: 5.117/5.0 ( This is the way my school does rankings where a 5.0 is bascially a 100 average for regular which is non honor/ non AP/ non Pre-AP classes. So, a 6.0 is a 100 average for AP, honor, Pre-Ap classes)
Rank: 32/ 104
** I took the hardest classes possible at my school**
Recommendation Letter
- One from a software engineer that I interned with
- One from my Freshmen English teacher and Junior Independent Study Mentorship teacher.
Rated 9/10
Just some of the stuff on my resume
- Got into and attended First Bytes UT computer science
-Got into and attended Design Conect Create Physics/Engineering/STEM for Young Women at Rice University
-National Society Member
- Got into the selective student ambassador program at my school
- Math Club member
-President of Engineering Club
- Officier of UNICEF Club
-Medical Club member
-Been in Karate for 5 years and currently a adult black belt
-Shawdowed a pediatrician as part of a school program
- Currently mentoring at a software company with a software engineer
- Look a web design course over summer and learned languages like HTML, JavaScript, CSS
- From my programming class I know python and C++
- Worked as a tutor and data analysits for 6 months
-Volunteered over 200 hours at library
- Volunteered at an orphange in Nepal for 70 hours
-Volunteered 50 hours at a hospital
- I have earned severage awards from school such as outstanding sutdent in spanish
- A/B honor roll
- got accepted into honors from the college side in my school
-Top service learning hours for the past two years
- A/B honor roll
**Ik my rank is pretty low it's just because of the compitive high school i go to..how much will this affect my application?**
edited August 24
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  • SybyllaSybylla 3718 replies47 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    You know the answer already, right? Are you a junior still or senior?
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  • CuriousGeorgeTXCuriousGeorgeTX 21 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited August 25
    Both majors are among the top 5 most popular that students apply to so the applicant pool will be SUPER intense! Kudos to you for your extensive involvement, especially the First Bytes camp! Getting admitted as a non-automatic into CS or ECE is extremely competitive (low percentages.. in the teens or lower). My suggest is to focus your effort on highlighting the life experiences that you shaped you and would add value into those programs. You cannot control the environment you are in and it will not work to your disadvantage that you went to an ECHS. Focus on the things you control :) This is a human process!
    edited August 25
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  • SybyllaSybylla 3718 replies47 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    This is a human process!<<<<<<<<<<

    I would doubt that if the minimum academic criteria isn't met, you can bet that is going to be a high bar after AAs are totaled up. The initial sort will not be a human process IMHO.
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  • CuriousGeorgeTXCuriousGeorgeTX 21 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    There are real people reading the apps, and specific to engineering there is a Calculus Readiness Requirement (which can be met by a 620 SAT Math or 26 ACT Math score). If you meet that.. you will have a chance.
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