Chances at MIT, Duke

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Discus: What Are My Chances?: September 2003 Archive: Chances at MIT, Duke
By Pulaw (Pulaw) on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 11:33 am: Edit

I'm an Asian male applying to MIT EA and Duke RD this year... what are my chances at either of the two schools?

GPA: 3.79 UW, 4.03 W
Rank: 4 of ~450
SATI: 800M, 750V
SATII: 800 Math IIC, 740 Bio-M, 730 Writing

Taking the hardest courseload possible, including 10 APs by graduation and an independent study of AP Physics C..


Academic Achievement in Science, Grade 11
School Winner, AMC 12 competition (scored 120)
National Merit Semifinalist (225 index)


-student body treasurer and member of student government
-vice president of NHS
-vice president of math club
-member of beta club, academic decathlon

-participated in summer biomedical research internship program at a university last summer

I think I'll have pretty good recs and a decent essay... so, how realistic of a chance do I have?

By Pacman (Pacman) on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 11:44 am: Edit

you have a 75% chance about.

By Chenfei (Chenfei) on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 12:03 pm: Edit

High scores, but low on decent ECs and state/national Awards. That's going to be a clone-fight.

By Pulaw (Pulaw) on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 06:41 pm: Edit


By Hmmmmm (Hmmmmm) on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 08:06 pm: Edit

Hey, my stats are very similar to yours. I'm asian too. My Sats aren't as high in the verbal part but i'm gonna retake. So you guys actually think that me and Pulaw have chances at duke and mit? I really like duke. Thanks

By Wobudong (Wobudong) on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 09:14 pm: Edit

To increase your chances at Duke, take physics SAT II and apply to the College of Engineering. The admissions evaluation for engineering is less arbitrary and SAT scores carry more weight.

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