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Chances Please!

compSciBeastcompSciBeast 58 replies37 threads Junior Member
edited December 2007 in What Are My Chances?
*In State for UC's

SAT: 2350 Superscored(800M, 750CR, 800W), 2270(800M) best single sitting

Weighted GPA: 4.4(for 10th and 11th grade) 4.5 counting Senior year (assuming straight a's)

Unweighted: 3.88

UC GPA: 4.21

Class Rank: Very competitive high school in CA(API>900), but am somewhere between top 4-7 percent.

Math 2c: 800
Physics: expecting 800 or very close to 800

EC'S

1)Cross Country Varsity Captain
2)Track-Captain
3)Published poet. Have been published across the nation.
4)Won several local piano competitions- I have been playing for 8 years
5)Tutor for a local SAT prep company teaching math and science
6)Peer tutor at school for all the math and science classes
7)Speech and Debate- Congress
8)Robotics
9) 150 hrs of Community Service- at YMCA and peer tutoring
10) Link Crew- a freshmen transition program

Essays:
Very strong. I enjoy writing, and my essays will definitely boost my applications.

Please chance me for the following schools with Electrical Engineering or Computer Science as my intended major:

1) Stanford
2) MIT
3) UC Berkeley (EECS) *I am in-state
4) Princeton
5) Caltech
6) Cornell
7) Carnegie Mellon
8) UPenn (Jerome Fisher) --just for kicks; my dad graduated from Wharton, so I have legacy

Thanks very much. Since I know these are all very tough schools, I have also applied to other UC's and am hoping they will be safeties, considering I'm in-state. Any suggestions and general advice are greatly appreciated. Thanks again for your time.
edited December 2007
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  • HSisOverratedHSisOverrated 372 replies20 threads Member
    1) Stanford - Slight Match
    2) MIT - Slight Match
    3) UC Berkeley (EECS) *I am in-state - Match
    4) Princeton - Reach
    5) Caltech - Slight Match
    6) Cornell - Match
    7) Carnegie Mellon - MATCH
    8) UPenn (Jerome Fisher) --just for kicks; my dad graduated from Wharton, so I have legacy - Slight Match

    UPenn really isn't that hard to get into. I heard they masturbate to a well-written essay. Father got in with half the stats you listed...
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  • hoonosehoonose 607 replies30 threads Member
    I'd say you're a good match for all of them except maybe MIT, since they're just insane. Knowing your ethnicity would help though.
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  • compSciBeastcompSciBeast 58 replies37 threads Junior Member
    Thanks for the input. I am Asian(Indian) if that impacts the decision. Also, I forgot to mention that I received 5's in AP Calc BC, US History, and Physics B, and I'm taking 5 AP's as a senior, giving me a total of 8 ap tests during high school. My recs will be awesome, both from my teachers and counselors. Any more feedback/comments? Thanks again for your time!
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  • snooker1snooker1 227 replies6 threads Junior Member
    "UPenn really isn't that hard to get into. I heard they masturbate to a well-written essay. Father got in with half the stats you listed..."
    Yes but Penn has become insanely selective in the past decade and is by no means a MATCH for ANYONE. The Jerome Fisher Program in particular is restricted to only 50 students a year and is one of the toughest programs to be admitted to in the country.
    1) Stanford: reach
    2) MIT: reach
    3) UC Berkeley (EECS) *I am in-state: match
    4) Princeton: reach
    5) Caltech: slight reach
    6) Cornell: match
    7) Carnegie Mellon: solid match, you will almost definitely get in
    8) UPenn (Jerome Fisher) --just for kicks; my dad graduated from Wharton, so I have legacy: Reach
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  • compSciBeastcompSciBeast 58 replies37 threads Junior Member
    Thanks snooker1. Any suggestions as to what I can do to improve chances at Stanford and some of the other reaches?

    Any more opinions, people?
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  • shimshimheyshimshimhey 133 replies21 threads Junior Member
    I think MIT will just reject you for fun because thats what they usually do.
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  • compSciBeastcompSciBeast 58 replies37 threads Junior Member
    Lol, yeah admissions decisions can be erratic sometimes.

    Any more opinions? Chances please.
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