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Chance me for Stanford, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, GTech, Duke

TriviallyAbelianTriviallyAbelian 1 replies2 threads New Member
Hi, I'm a junior and will be applying to Top CS schools next year (as well as safeties obv).

Intended Major(s): Computer Science

Demographic: Chinese Male

ACT/SAT/SAT II: SAT: 1560 SAT Math II: 800 SAT Chemistry: 790

UW/W GPA and Rank: UW - 3.91 W - 4.61: Rank: 4/450

High School Coursework: Chem(5) Bio(5) APUSH(5) Calc BC(5) Physics 1(5) AP Lang(4) AP Stats(5) Chinese(5)

College Coursework: Calculus 3, Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Number Theory, Abstract Algebra 1, Abstract Algebra 2, General Topology, Data Structures with Java.

Awards:

AIME Qualifier

National Merit SemiFinalist

IBM Applied Artificial Intelligence Certificate

RCM Piano Level 10

American Computer Science League(ACSL) National All-Star Qualifier

USACO Gold

Extracurriculars:

Piano- Played for 12 years. Participate in Competitions, RCM Exams. Completed up to Level 10 Piano performance, Counterpoint, Harmony, and Theory.

Cello- Over 8 years, All-State Orchestra, First Chair School Chamber Orchestra

Volunteering- Lead volunteer for a music performing group, performing at various places such as hospitals and nursing homes. Lead coach for local Mathcounts team

Tennis- 5 years, Varisty Tennis- school is top 5 in the state.

Math Club- Officer, Teach competition math. Do MuAlphaTheta and other competitions, such as ARML, where I am on the state team.

Ross Math Program- Regarded as the most intensive and selective residential summer math program focusing on number theory.

Comp Sci Club- Co-President of Schools Computer Science Club, teach comp sci and partake in competitions (ACSL, hackathons, etc)

Teacher Assistant- TA for a 4th-year Undergraduate math course. I grade homework, projects, and exams. Additionally, I teach and help the professor maintain the class.

Pure Math Research- 1 Publication in pure mathematics(Graph Theory). Also, I work with a professor at my State University for math research.

Machine Learning- Been learning Machine Learning in my spare time. I have completed multiple AI courses on Coursera, as well as completing IBM Applied AI Certificate. Combined neural network deep learning algorithms into my research in Graph Theory.

Schools: Carnegie Mellon Early Decision, Stanford, Cornell, Columbia, Duke
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  • Aryakhan81Aryakhan81 25 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Your math pathway is INCREDIBLE!!! In what year did you take AP Calc BC?
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  • GoBears2023GoBears2023 Forum Champion Summer Programs 766 replies9 threads Forum Champion
    Wow, hello fellow Ross alumni :D

    I think you have a good shot at CMU SCS if you ED. I'm fairly certain that you'll get in as long as your essays are good. As for the others:
    Stanford: low chance, you're asian and I know at least 30 other kids who have almost the same profile
    Berkeley: EECS --> 50/50, L&S CS --> you're in
    GTech --> depends if you are instate or not. I would bet you would get in regardless
    Duke --> This one throws me off, why Pratt? Other schools like UT Austin, Purdue, and UIUC have much stronger cs programs.
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