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Are my Fit Schools a Fit, and are my Safeties safe?
I am a rising Junior (male) from New Jersey. I am Caucasian (Russian) and Middle Class.
Here are the Fit and Safety schools I have thought of so far:
Fit: Georgia Tech, U of Maryland, Penn State
Safety: Rutgers, Stevens
My primary interest is Computer Science, so I am applying to each of these schools for Comp Sci.
Here are my stats:
SAT I: 2270 (720 CR, 760 M, 790 WR)
ACT: Not taken yet
SAT II: 750 Bio, 800 Math I, 800 Math II
Unweighted GPA: 4.0
Rank: None (school don’t do it)
AP: 5 in Calc AB
Major Awards: None (yet)
Extracurriculars: (Boy Scouts), (Math League), Varsity Track, Science Olympiad, FBLA, Robotics, (Student Council)
Work: Boy Scout Camp and Intern at Software Company
Volunteering: Boy Scouts primarily
Summer Activities: Work + Boy Scout Trips
Most of these activities are sparse, mostly because I still have a year of high school to go. Three questions:
1. What are my chances with my listed schools?
2. Can you provide suggestions of other fit/safety schools?
3. What are the best ways of improving my application during Junior year?
I've looked into financial aid already, and I don't need help with that.