|By Rayo (Rayo) on Saturday, August 07, 2004 - 12:24 pm: Edit|
Yale - EA
University of Chicago
Wash U in St. Louis
University of Michigan
SAT I- 1/2004- 670V, 730 M
11/2003- 640 V, 750 M
SAT II- 6/2004- math IIC- 760, writing- 750, US history- 750
GPA- 4.0 UW
AP- US HIstory- 4, Calc AB- 4, Physics B- 2 (how much will this hurt me?)
Comp Sci A in 10th grade- AP score- 4
Senior year schedule:
AP Calculus BC
AP English Language
AP Economics/ AP Government
Amnesty International- secretary
Historical Society- secretary
UNICEF- interorganizational chairperson
Project 540- facilitator
EC out of school:
volunteer at hospital- 250+ hours
piano- 8 years, violin- 6 years
Job- secretary in dental office
Top Ten in class for 3 years
Dean's List for math, Principal's honor roll,
thinking of majoring in economics
extra: grandfather went to Columbia, instate in CA
|By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Saturday, August 07, 2004 - 12:57 pm: Edit|
Cornell and Georgetown are not reaches, they are matches.
Michigan for out of state is a match as well.
Personally, if I were an Economics major, and I was, I would drop Yale, Georgetown, BU, Washington University, UC Irvine, UCSD and USC from your list.
From the schools on your list above, I would apply to the folliwng schools in order of Economics excellence:
University of Chicago (match)
UC Berkeley (match/safety)
Michigan-Ann Arbor (match/safety)
I would also add the following schools:
Finally, I removed Yale, not because it is not excellent in Economics... it is. But if you are going to go for a super-reach, might as well make it worth your while. For Economics, Harvard, Stanford, MIT and Princeton have better reputations. Besides, their location is better than Yale's.
So, you now have a list of 10 universities! That's more manageable no?
Oh, and some LACs have some wicked good Economics departments too. Let me know if you want a list of those too.
|By Rayo (Rayo) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 11:56 am: Edit|
thanks Alexandre..I will take your schools into consideration.
|By Mercury (Mercury) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 12:23 pm: Edit|
I'm with Alexandre... you need more reaches and focus on your major.
|By Rayo (Rayo) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 12:32 pm: Edit|
Alexandre: could you give me the list of the LACs you were talking about?
thanks!..I was not really considering LACs, but now I might!
|By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 01:08 pm: Edit|
It is the usual suspects really.
Dartmouth (no graduate level Economics department)
Let me tell you, those are awesome schools. The people I know that came out of some of those programs really know their stuff.
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