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Chance me for UVA Engineering Ed

jmelt42jmelt42 0 replies2 threads New Member
Non-Virginia Resident, white non first gen college student

Intended major: Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering (still undecided between these three)

Income: not gonna receive any need based aid

Misc: I’m part of PLTW, which is like a high school engineering class, and I’ve done really well in all of those classes. I’m also doing a capstone project this year where we take the whole year to engineer a product that solves a problem in our community

Stats:
3.3 UW/4.0 W
(I’ve recalculated this to be a 3.8 UW/4.5W, I have no clue how my school’s gpa system makes sense)

My school also doesn’t rank. It’s not super competitive/well known overall, but the best students in each grade are really smart and classes get pretty hard

Best single ACT: 34 composite
36 Reading, 36 English, 29 Math, 35 Science

APs:
Sophomore Year:
WHAP- 3
Psychology- 4

Junior Year:
AP Lang- 5
APUSH- 5

APs I’m going to take Senior Year:
AP Physics C: both Mechanics and E&M tests
AP BC Calc
AP Lit

Aiming for 4s or possibly 5s in all I’m taking senior year

My school offers relatively few APs; I took every class AP that I could’ve taken AP

Misc:

I’m part of PLTW, which is like a high school engineering class, and I’ve done really well in all of those classes. I’m also doing a capstone project this year where we take the whole year to engineer a product that solves a problem in our community

ECs:

-around 600 service hours from volunteering at a summer camp I went to as a camper + probably 50ish more from a bunch of little things
-Part of School’s Link Crew
-NHS
-Played Basketball/Golf at school for all three years
-I’ve won two golf tournaments as a member of a team of ~5 people, which is pretty difficult to do
-Active member of church’s youth group
-Have gone on several mission trips with youth group
-I can’t think of anything else I swear I have a life

Essays:
Don’t want to disclose what I wrote about since apps aren’t due yet, but I feel like I really hit it out of the park with these. I had a professional college essay editor read my common app essay and my UVA supplementals and he thought they were all good

Letters of Rec:
PLTW engineering teacher that I got to know really well and had for sophomore and junior year: 9/10

Camp Director (where I’ve worked the past three summers): 10/10, he’s known me for literally forever and has a great opinion of me

Counselor: I probably know her better than other students 8/10

UVA is far and away my first choice but please be brutally honest; I’m curious as to what y’all have to say and won’t get offended if you say I’ve got no chance lol; I’m just trying to prepare myself mentally in case I really have zero chance lmao
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  • racereerracereer 217 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Sorry, your GPA is a killer. One look at their Common Data Set shows that only 1% of their applicants were admitted with a gpa on your range. I would guess they were recuited athletes.
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  • racereerracereer 217 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Just noticed you say you recalculated it to a 3.8? What is going be on your transcript? Makes a very big difference.
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