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Please chance me: Do I have a shot at RPI, Georgia Tech, NC State and Purdue?

mevmev Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
I have pretty good test scores, average GPA and rank, but I took a lot of AP's so my Weighted GPA is strong, but my EC's are weak. Also, my father went to RPI, so maybe legacy helps there? I really want to go to one of these schools for Engineering or Physics but I don't know if I have a good shot or not. I worry my rank will hurt me. It is tough to get a good rank at my school because the grading system has no + or _ and tons of kids take lots of AP's. I would appreciate any help.

GPA: 3.68 UW., 4.57 W.
SAT: 750 Math 730 Reading
SAT II: 790 Math 2, 780 Biology
ACT: 34
Rank: 21%
AP's: AP Calc AB (5), AP Calc BC (5), APUSH (5), AP HUGE (5), AP Biology (5)
College Courses: Microbiology and biotechnology - 3 credits, Grade: 93

I will be taking these AP Classes Senior year: AP Chem, AP Stats, AP Physics, AP Music Theory, AP US Gov't & Politics

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Replies to: Please chance me: Do I have a shot at RPI, Georgia Tech, NC State and Purdue?

  • ccsch48ccsch48 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    You have a very high weighted GPA and I'm surprised you're only top 21%.
    Schools care more about the rigorousness of your classes and how you did in them. You aced all your APs, got a high score on your SATs, and have good extracurriculars, so I'm confident you'll get into these school.
  • HamurtleHamurtle Registered User Posts: 427 Member
    Add UIUC, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and UW-Madison as public schools with good engineering programs to your list as well.
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