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By Briansee (Briansee) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 02:13 pm: Edit

What are my chances for the following schools? I would also appreciate any recommendations or any kind of feedback.

I am a Chinese male and I plan to apply to:
UC Berkeley
UC Davis (Safety)
UCI (Safety)

Stanford (Going to apply EA)
Washington University

Added: Duke, Hopkins, Penn

Here are my stats:
UW GPA: 4.0
Weighted GPA: 4.19
UC GPA: 4.28
Class Rank: Top 10?

1410 Total
Verbal: 660
Math: 750

800 Writing
800 Math IIC
740 US History

AP Scores:
5 US History
4 Biology
4 Language

Journalism Production Manager (11,12)
Orchestra 2nd Chair Violin (9-12)
Varsity Golf (9-12)
Interact Club (9-12)
Volunteer at Hospital (50 hours)
Mock Trial Attorney (11, 12)
CSF Life Member
Church Youth Group Leader
Taught summer newspaper design at school
Piano for 10 years

My class schedules:
9th Grade
Geometry (A/A)
English 1 Accelerated (A/A)
Biology (A/A)
Social Science (A/A)
Orchestra (A/A)
P.E. (A/A)
Spanish 1 (A/A)

10th Grade
Algebra 2 with Trigonometry (A/A)
English 2 Accelerated (A/A)
Chemistry (A/A)
World History (A/A)
Orchestra (A/A)
Journalism (A/A)
Spanish 2 (A/A)

11th Grade
Math Analysis Honors (Pre-Calculus) (A/A)
AP Language and Composition (A/A)
AP Biology (A/A)
AP US History (A/A)
Orchestra (A/A)
Journalism 2 (A/A)
Spanish 3 (A/A)

12th Grade (Courses I am planning to take)
AP Calculus
AP Literature
AP Government/Economics
Journalism 2

I am not really sure what I want to major in now, but am leaning towards Engineering or BioEngineering. Please recommend other schools I should consider applying. Thanks alot.

By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 02:17 pm: Edit

Looks like you have a good list of schools. I would add Duke, Johns Hopkins and Penn to your list of schools. Otherwise, you have a great list.

By Briansee (Briansee) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 12:28 am: Edit

Alright, thanks.

By Flopsy (Flopsy) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 12:33 am: Edit

UCLA: Match
UCB: Match
UCSD: Match
UCD: Safety
UCI: Safety

Stanford (Going to apply EA): Reach
Washington University: Match
Columbia: Match
Cornell: Slight Reach
Duke: Slight Reach
Johns Hopkins: Reach
Penn: Match

By Tlaktan (Tlaktan) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 02:30 am: Edit

I agree w/ all except UCB, I would bump that up to a Slight Reach.

I've known people who've gotten in on less, I know, but just to be on the safe side.

By Briansee (Briansee) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 11:17 pm: Edit

Is Berkeley harder to get into than Columbia and Washington U?

By Kfc4u (Kfc4u) on Saturday, August 14, 2004 - 03:02 am: Edit

columbia is in a class of its own when it comes to admissions percentages... one of the lowest last year. as for wash u and berkeley, hard to compare, diff applicant pool and diff size = diff acceptance possibility. but your stats are awesome, i'd recommend u apply to all the schools youre interested in bcuz you have a shot at all of them, even the reaches.

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