|By Infinity (Infinity) on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 09:28 pm: Edit|
Hi, I live in NJ and I am an Indian male. I would like to do some sort of engineering. Since I also like bio, I will keep it as a fallback major. Here are my stats:
630V 670M = 1300
670V 730M = 1400
770 math iic
??? writing in Nov. (will this fly for ED?)
PreAP calc hon
english III hon
adv physics hon (AP Physics B equivalent)
rest all honors
AP Physics C
AP Calc BC
english iv hon
-Basically big on music, all bands, jazz, marching (section leader), wind ensemble etc...
-I like sports:varsity tennis 3 years, freshman year was JV
-will surely join other athletic clubs in college
-some clubs, TSA, FBLA etc
-went to Cornell this summer and took Stat and programming had a blast
-went to India and visited an orphanage for two weeks, probably a great essay topic.....
-volunteering at local hospital maybe 150 hrs
-Chem Olympiad junior year school got 1st in state
Carnegie Mellon } These three are ED candidates
U Maryland College park
I really have to trim this list and decide where to apply ED. I really liked Penn, so if I apply ED there, what are my chances? Any other comments on my list would be appreciated (I think it's too long).
|By Regulus (Regulus) on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 10:35 pm: Edit|
Assuming you have a good GPA, your chances to SEAS ED are good. The only weakness I see is your SAT I score, but if you apply ED, Penn will be more flexible.
|By Infinity (Infinity) on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 04:37 pm: Edit|
do you think Penn is worth ED? I know it's very hard to get into, so I am trying to figure out where the ED would really give me good chances. If ED at Penn gives me a lesser chance than say ED at Cornell, I guess I'd go ED at Cornell, or at CMU.
Regulus, thanks for your comments. I think my weighted GPA is 3.8. The grading at my schoolis a little weird, but I am guessing my GPA isn't too hot. I dont think I will have time for an SAT retake. The ones there are what will be sent for my ED school.
|By Regulus (Regulus) on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 04:46 pm: Edit|
I think it's apparent that Cornell and CMU are easier to get into, but do you really want to get into either of them ED and end up regretting that decision for the rest of your life? If Penn is your number one choice definitely go for it. Your chances for Cornell and CMU RD are excellent anyway.
As for your GPA, as long as you're in the top 10% it won't hurt you.
|By Infinity (Infinity) on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 07:43 am: Edit|
Thanks a lot man. I think Penn ED is the way to go.
|By Momster (Momster) on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 02:10 pm: Edit|
Does anyone know what percentage of the ED class at Penn is legacy? My Ds school sends lots of kids there but lots of the kids are legacies.
Penn is upfront about favoring legacies heavily.
|By Regulus (Regulus) on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 04:58 pm: Edit|
I think I read ~10% the other day in the DP.
|By Infinity (Infinity) on Sunday, September 26, 2004 - 08:41 pm: Edit|
bump, anyone else on my chances ED?
|By Infinity (Infinity) on Sunday, September 26, 2004 - 09:00 pm: Edit|
bump, anyone else on my chances ED?
|By G0ldplatinum (G0ldplatinum) on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 09:09 am: Edit|
I'd say your chances are pretty decent. Just retake the SAT I and concentrate on the math section. If i was forced to give a percentage, I'd say 35%. You gotta remember man, its random.
|By Infinity (Infinity) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 10:19 pm: Edit|
Dam, 35% isn't so hot... Unfortunately that SAT I score isn't going anywhere. The only SAT date I have is November and I am taking the Writing test then. I was hoping the SAT iic would make up for my lower SAT I math score. Thanks for your input though.
Hey, If you think my chances at Penn, even ED, are that low, is it worth just doing ED somewhere else?
Regulus got my hopes up and Goldplatinum probably gave me a reality check. Any other opinions?
|By Infinity (Infinity) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 10:30 pm: Edit|
What's with people saying Penn is weak for Engineering? Is this generally true when compared to Cornell and University of Michigan?
|By Infinity (Infinity) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 05:59 pm: Edit|
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