Let me preface by saying, I sincerely wish I would have found this website and/or more information about Plan II and University of Texas before applying.
That being said, I was accepted into UT in late-January and subsequently have been accepted into Plan II in mid-February and Liberal Arts Honors about a week ago. Considering the outcomes of my applications thus far, I sure wish I had applied to Business Honors as well, if for no other reason than expanding my options; but, alas, at the time I thought I had virtually no shot at acceptance.
SAT I: 800M, 720V, 780W
SAT II (Math Level II): 790
SAT II (Physics): 720
AP Calculus BC: 4
AP Calculus AB (sub-score): 5
Essays: Based on what I've read, I'd say mine were excellent, but I'm rather ignorant on the average quality, I must admit.
Work Experience: I work a production specialist for a international television program and have been both a photographer for the Star-Telegram and a writer for a major sports publication.
Extra-Curriculars: State and National Qualification in Debate (3 years participation), Marching and Concert Band (2 years participation).
Thus far, I've been accepted to:
-UT (Plan II, Liberal Arts Honors)
-Texas A & M
Although I've been offered scholarships at the last three, I'm more than able to afford UT, and find their tuition to be completely reasonable, even without scholarships.
After all that, I have a few simple questions, perhaps someone here might be willing to answer a few of them:
1) I'm still waiting on decisions from a few Ivy-League schools, but considering their rather high-expense comparatively, how does UT's Plan II stack up against these top-notch schools?
2) I've heard people say that Plan II is harder to get into than UT Business or the Business Honors Program, that can't be true, can it?
3) Should I choose to transfer if I went to UT, is there any possibility of moving to the Business School or Business Honors Program once I'm there?
4) How well would I fare against other graduate school applicants, specifically in an MBA or International Law program having graduated from UT's Plan II program?
5) How does UT's Plan II match up against Boston's programs?
Any and all information is greatly appreciated! :-)