My daughter is planning to apply to Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Cornell and Chicago and is thinking of engineering as her major at the moment. She is not very clear about which type engineering she wants to specialise in, hence the focus on liberal arts unis which do have some focus on engineering.
She got 9s in all her 10 GCSEs (which are graded from 1-9 and 9 is higher than an A* including physics, chemistry, mathematics, advanced mathematics and statistics (only 300 students in the entire UK have these grades). She is currently predicted D1s and D2s ( equivalent to A* and above) in all her Pre-U subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Double Maths). She is in the top 1% at her school. She has also won silver and bronze medals in the chemistry and maths olympiads.
She plans to give her SAT exam next month and is on track to get around 1550.
She is a county/national level tennis player and has similar profile to many of the players recruited in the tennis teams especially at Cornell and Chicago. She had been injured for the last couple of years but is much better now and is actively improving her UTR ranking. She also plays cricket for the county.
She also coaches younger tennis players at her club, has Gold Duke of Edinbugh Award and has volunteered at the local hospital. She is also a gold crest award for working on a project with industry.
We are looking for need based financial aid and can pay around $15,000/year.
Do you think she stands a chance?