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Chance me for Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon, Univeristy of Michigan, University of Virgina, UNC Chap

iwannagotocoliwannagotocol 1 replies1 threads New Member
edited September 15 in What Are My Chances?
Demographics: Asian American (Chinese) Female from a large public school in North Carolina in the suburbs, Child of two immagrants, bilingual -fluent in both enlish and mandarin.

Intended Major: Computer Science and Business

Unweighted GPA: 4.0

Weighted GPA: 4.584

in top 2% of class

SAT: 1460/ Math -790 Reading-670

I retook the SAT but I haven’t gotten my scores back

No subject tests because of COVID:(

AP Classes: Will have taken 12 AP Classes before I graduate. Some of them include AP CALC AB, AP CALC BC, AP CALC 3, AP PHYSICS, AP MACRO, AP WORLD

AWARDS: NHS, DECA 4th place, DECA 1st place, Academic Letter Award Sophmore and Junior Year, A Honor Roll Freshman, Sophmore, and Junior Year, Student Choice Award in Freshman Year.

Extracurriculars:

1. Started a business related club at my high school in my sophmore year- Co-founder and President.
2. DECA all 4 years of highschool
3. Non profit employee
4. Tennis Player - played since I was six years old and I am on my school team.
5. Internship at Cooper Union - STEM and research related during junior year summer
6. Internship at local startup company during sophomore more year summer
7. Multiple Business and STEM related programs completed during summer break
8. Tour Guide at Art Muesum
9. Board Member several other clubs.

Essays and LOR's will be pretty average.
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  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 8275 replies87 threads Senior Member
    =If you are in a large public HS in NC you know your situation for UNC-CH better than anybody here :). You probably have a pretty good idea about the others as well

    =There is no AP for Calc

    =Guessing this isn't your whole list? if it isn't, where else are you applying? are all of the OOS publics affordable?

    Is this an "I'm anxious / somebody please tell me it's all going to be all right post"? or do you have specific doubts/concerns?
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  • AlwaysMovingAlwaysMoving 943 replies8 threads Member

    ....Essays and LOR's will be pretty average.

    Your stats and ECs look great. I especially like the multiyear DECA commitment to demonstrate a real interest in business.

    My advice would be to concentrate on your essays. They will be what separates you from everyone else at these selective schools.
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  • chmcnmchmcnm 920 replies9 threads Member
    edited September 15
    Are all these schools in your budget? UNC and NC State are great in-state options for safety schools. I'm assuming you'll apply to both.

    Look at Georgia Tech's Industrial Engineering program. It's a combination of business and math/cs/engineering depending on your concentration. Son is a freshman business major at GT but is looking at transferring into IE.

    Essays matter. Take your time and put in the effort.

    You have some great in-state options with UNC and NC State. Please don't discount them. We all liked NC State. Surprisingly S20 didn't like UNC as well. I wouldn't go into debt for any of these schools if UNC or NC State are affordable options.
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  • sbdad12sbdad12 304 replies13 threads Member
    edited September 15
    Your stats look good, especially GPA. SAT is competitive. But why would you consider Michigan, UVA and Carnegie Mellon, when, like everyone here says, you have UNC Chapel Hill and NC State? Especially when you getting a CS degree, which will make you very employable from any decent school.

    Unless you want to burn money or really want to go OOS, stick to UNC and NC State. (disclaimer: I'm a Michigan grad) You will have lots of options upon graduation and more money in your or your parents' pockets.
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  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 8275 replies87 threads Senior Member
    By any chance are these schools that you are hoping to confirm as possible matches/safeties- and you have other places that are your reaches?
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  • chmcnmchmcnm 920 replies9 threads Member
    sbdad12 wrote: »
    Your stats look good, especially GPA. SAT is competitive. But why would you consider Michigan, UVA and Carnegie Mellon, when, like everyone here says, you have UNC Chapel Hill and NC State? Especially when you getting a CS degree, which will make you very employable from any decent school.

    Side note. We're from PA. Neighbor's son went to NC State for CS. Worked in Austin for awhile. He's now working on PhD at Georgia Tech. Stay in-state and save your money for grad school would be my advice. Good luck.
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  • iwannagotocoliwannagotocol 1 replies1 threads New Member
    I know it’s expensive but I honesty really want to get out of NC.
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  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 8275 replies87 threads Senior Member
    (belated correction- there is no AP for Calc 3!)
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  • theloniusmonktheloniusmonk 3119 replies5 threads Senior Member
    lol I figured you want to leave the state, anyway female for CS will really help, trust me on that, even in the Asian demographic. In the bay area the females in tech companies (maybe 25% of the product teams) come from the schools you listed.

    "By any chance are these schools that you are hoping to confirm as possible matches/safeties- and you have other places that are your reaches?"

    What if gasp! these are matches for this applicant. I know that all these colleges, along with Berkeley and Stanford want to increase female enrollment in CS. Does this mean she'll get in everywhere, no but she's not getting rejected everywhere either. This is a chance me thread, not a judgement thread, and guess what, her chances are pretty good, imo.
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