|By Infinity (Infinity) on Monday, January 19, 2004 - 03:35 pm: Edit|
Hi I am a junior looking to see if anyone can help me out. The following are my specs as of now and I would greatly appreciate any input:
SAT I:780M,630V=>1410 comb
the rest all honors
GPA:3.67 uw, 3.97 weighted
our school has no rank, NJ
-2 year Varsity Tennis, will continue playing all four years
-3 year Marching Band
-JSA member (debate club)
-Technology Studen Association member
-All years top concert music group, all years Jazz Band. (these are not including marching band)
-200+ volunteering hours at Princeton Medical Center
-plan to go to India and do volunteer work, build homes etc.
-plan to take SAT I again ( in 5 days!?!?) and 3 SAT IIs (math IIc, chem writing)
Awards-won an essay contest
Just wondering what my numbers in the remaining SATs/ECs should look like and if a 4 on AP chem is good enough for:
Reach: Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia Fu College
Middle:Michigan ann arbor, WashU, Georgia Tech, Purdue
Safety: Rutgers, Missouri Rolla, Clemson,
Plz post any information that can help me to set attainable goals.
|By Infinity (Infinity) on Monday, January 19, 2004 - 03:57 pm: Edit|
|By Infinity (Infinity) on Monday, January 19, 2004 - 04:01 pm: Edit|
|By Becks777 (Becks777) on Monday, January 19, 2004 - 09:12 pm: Edit|
Obvious answers: Keep your GPA up: since u still have a semester of your junior yr to go, a 4.0 in it would definitely help since your gpa seems a little low
And then since u still have time get your SAT up- work on it, especially if u want to get into your reaches
Aloso do something interesting in the summer
|By Freak4korn72 (Freak4korn72) on Monday, January 19, 2004 - 09:21 pm: Edit|
Purdue is a safety for you.
|By Barrons (Barrons) on Monday, January 19, 2004 - 09:33 pm: Edit|
Add Wisconsin and Illinois as safety/match schools. Way better than Clemson and Rolla--yuk
|By Usnewsranker (Usnewsranker) on Monday, January 19, 2004 - 09:40 pm: Edit|
WashU is pretty hard...probably harder than CMU or Columbia Engineering i think.
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Monday, January 19, 2004 - 09:43 pm: Edit|
You should also look at Lehigh, Union, RPI, U of Rochester, U of Chicago and Cal Poly (not the same as Cal Tech), among others. As for another state school, look at U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; this year's Nobel Prize winner teaches there --
|By Infinity (Infinity) on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 05:34 pm: Edit|
College Parent- Yea I have heard about those schools, is U illinois urbana good for engineering?
Usnewsranker- wow I didn't know WashU was harder that CMU and Cornell...
thanks for info
any other ways to improve?
|By Compsciguy (Compsciguy) on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 06:16 pm: Edit|
I don't think WashU's engineering program is more competitive than Carnegie Mellon or Cornell. UIUC has an excellent engineering program, but they're not too great at other stuff.
|By Infinity (Infinity) on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 07:12 pm: Edit|
Becks- so you're saying that an SAT score in the 1500s would really up my chances? im not sure if thats feasable (at least not for Jan SAT). I was hoping that mid 1400 would be ok, but i guess not. What about my ECs, diversify, more hours? O and I am applying to summer engineering programs at Columbia, Cornell and UM college park.
|By Infinity (Infinity) on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 05:46 pm: Edit|
|By Infinity (Infinity) on Thursday, January 22, 2004 - 03:26 pm: Edit|
in addition to summer activities, if you didn't see it in my info, I am going to India to build homes in needy areas through my grandfather's ministry. Are going to India and a summer course at a university interesting enough?
|By Becks777 (Becks777) on Thursday, January 22, 2004 - 09:22 pm: Edit|
YES: for carnegie mellon and cornell, it would improve your chances: You are on a great track right now: a 1410 in your junio year is great. Since you have time, why not make all these school your matches: take the April ,May test and get your score in between 1450-1500: Good luck
And for sure get all As next semester
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