Rice chances?

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By Pat57575 (Pat57575) on Saturday, November 30, 2002 - 11:51 pm: Edit

caucasian texan male; applied interim at rice

SAT- 1350 (740m,610v) taking again in december, expecting 750-780m, 630-670v

SAT2- MIIC-800, physics-800, writing- 650

class rank- 5/145 in competitive class, could be at 4 by end of semester

gpa- 4.67 (4 for reg, 5 points for honors/pre-ap, 6 for AP)

APs chem-5, ushist-3

taking AP calc, physics, english, gov/ec this year


LEO (community service club)
UIL Science/Math (academic competitions)
youth group
NHS member
numerous summer activities

UIL accomplishments-
placed 3rd in state science, 3rd in state physics, 2nd in state chem
placed 3rd in district math

what do you think?

By pizzaluvr on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 12:25 am: Edit

no... altho i've seen someone with your stats get in, but he was a special case... like, he was NUTS about the school and they liked his enthusiasm, i guess.

By Pat57575 (Pat57575) on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 06:23 pm: Edit

any other opinions? (possibly a little more optimistic)

By Richard from FL on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 06:52 pm: Edit

I think you have a better shot of being admitted than rejected, especially if you apply to the engineering school. Your grades and class rank are what Rice looks for, and dual 800s in Math and Physics (and a 740 SAT M) should get you in. To the other poster, I have seen a kid scrape in with a 3.6, top 25%, a balanced 1310, no ec's, asian, and poor sat 2's. Dude, I wouldn't sell myself short. Write a letter to the admissions office expressing your desire to attend if admitted. You should be fine...

By Pat57575 (Pat57575) on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 07:07 pm: Edit

thanks, that's a confidence boost. Do you really think such a letter would be helpful? I just don't want to come across as pesky.

By pizzaluvr on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 08:02 pm: Edit

be "pesky." they like it.

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