Princeton within my reach?





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By Slinky333 (Slinky333) on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 07:06 pm: Edit

Here are my stats, I'd like to go to an engineering school and Princeton is my first choice, if you think I don't have a chance at Princeton could you recommend some other schools, I'm currently also looking at Olin, MIT, Dartmouth, Carnegie Mellon, and Duke.

UW GPA: 3.99
W GPA: Not sure
M SAT: 800
V SAT: 740
SAT IIs: In May, taking Chem, Math IC, and Writing

ECs:
Scholars' Bowl Team
Math League Team
Co-Founder Oceanography Club
Tennis
Cross Country
Basketball
Tutored through school 30+ hrs
Worked at fund raising tennis tourney

Courses:
Calculus AB (5 on AP)
Calculus II (A in class, taken through college)
Calculus III (Taking it next year)
AP Chemistry (I'll find out soon)
AP Computer Science (Next year)

Awards:
Member of Vermont Mathematics Coalition through talent search sophomore, junior, and senior year
Received honors on annual UVM Math test 5 years
Qualified for AIME sophomore, junior, and senior year
Boys State participant
Select by school to participate in Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science camp through Governors' Institute of Vermont
Gold Medal winner at 2004 Math and Science Fair
Received award from Agency of Natural Resources for work in Science Fair
Chosen by school to attend Student-Athlete Leadership Conference

Work:
Taught tennis for 3 years after freshman, sophomore, and junior year through city's Recreation Department

By Anthem429 (Anthem429) on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 07:18 pm: Edit

Looks like you have a good shot at all of those schools. Good Luck!

By Chitownsfnst3 (Chitownsfnst3) on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 07:50 pm: Edit

i think you should apply to all thsoe places. the thing w/a lot of schools is that they do rejct QUALIFIED applicants, so it's almost just a game in a sense. but you seem like you do have a chance.

if you are interested in engineering you should also seriously look at:
* Northwestern University (McCormick is highly regarded)
* University of Michigan - if you apply here apply IN SEPETEMBER!
* Berkeley
* Stanford

the more places you apply the better chances you have. good luck.

By Julibean008 (Julibean008) on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 08:07 pm: Edit

Hey! I'm from VT too! What HS do you go to?
I think you'll get into Duke for sure. I got wl and my friend got in. You're smarter than both of us. Princeton I know nothing about, but you definitley have a chance there too.

By Slinky333 (Slinky333) on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 08:48 pm: Edit

thanks for all your help, Julibean, I'm from South Burlington, and you?


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