|By Drinkableyogurt (Drinkableyogurt) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 01:30 am: Edit|
Hey guys, here's my stats.
I'm looking at:
and others but I know I'll get into there so no point in asking..
SAT I:1410 V-710 M-700 will retake in Nov. I'm expecting +1500 b/c I've consistently been getting that when I took the practice tests in the 10 Real.
SAT II: Chem-710 Math IC-720 retake in Oct. Writing-630 retake in Oct. Bio-will take in Oct. but practice tests I've been taking show +700
GPA: 4.025 I think
Rank: Top 10%
APs: Chem 3, World History 5, US History 4, Physics C (taking now), Lit (taking now), Macroecon (taking now), Microecon (taking now), Calc AB (taking now), Bio (taking now)
So total credits I will have:
4 Language (although it'll probably be counted as 3 b/c I took 1 year of Latin and 3 years of Spanish)
Mu Alpha Theta (11,12)
Chemistry Club-founder and president (12)
Senior class secretary (12)
Scholar's Bowl (9)
Biology Club (12)
Varsity Golf (11,12) went to Regionals
JV Volleyball manager (11)
Sheltering Arms, volunteered @ elderly community, local library, P2P, NYLF med, Science camp counselor, tutor, AIDS Walk, Relay For Life, Tae Kwon Do, Stars Rising Award, and alot of the other crappy ones too like Who's Who and National something something, stuff like that.
So, I'd really like to go into the bioengineering field and the above colleges are the ones that I'd like to go to. What do you think my chances are? Please, be brutal cause I know I'm pretty average..
|By Drinkableyogurt (Drinkableyogurt) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 01:48 am: Edit|
Oh, and I forgot to mention that I'm retaking the Math IIC in Oct, not IC. And also, Fresca, I was reading some other posts and I really like how candid you are. If you read this, could you respond with what you think my chances are?
|By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 04:54 am: Edit|
I think Caltech and Harvard are too much of a reach and Washington University is no good in Engineering. I would drop them and add Michigan-Ann Arbor, Northwestern and Stanford instead.
The other schools are all realistic and good in Engineering.
Make sure you have a couple of good backups. The University of Washington (Seattle) would be a good backup.
|By Drinkableyogurt (Drinkableyogurt) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 05:02 pm: Edit|
Hey, thanks. Yea, you're right, I should probably drop Washington University. And yes, I already have backups so no need to add anymore. The reason why I'm looking into Caltech is because they recently sent me bunches of things although I never expressed ANY interest in them. So, I figure they must like SOMETHING about my scores to even think about sending me bulk mail stuff. And Harvard is just a why not kind of choice. You never know, heh. I didn't choose Stanford because I don't think it actually has a very good Bioengineering department compared to some on the list. Yes, it has a superb engineering department overall, but still, I've got too many reaches to pay for anyway :P
But thanks for your input, I really appreciate it!
|By Drinkableyogurt (Drinkableyogurt) on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 01:53 am: Edit|
|By Drinkableyogurt (Drinkableyogurt) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 04:51 pm: Edit|
Bump please. Also, I'm taking SAT in Oct and SAT II in Nov, not the other way around..sorry.
And, I'm co-founder and co-pres of International Club. Attended a science program thing where I took classes from professionals at a museum for a semester, which is partly why I have so many science credits.
|By Yattaspoonpower (Yattaspoonpower) on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 04:56 pm: Edit|
For christ sake add some non-ivies. Like Carnegie Melon or something.
|By Dadsquared (Dadsquared) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 06:29 pm: Edit|
Broadly generalized information in a field like engineering can be very misleading. For example, Penn's BME Dept. is very highly regarded, but the Penn engineering school as a whole, much less so. And regarding Wash U -- it's overall engineering school is considered to be good, not exceptional, but good -- HOWEVER, because of its incredibly strong medical school and it's always strong undergraduate science course, the undergraduate BME program at Wash U is currently considered a top 15 program (12? in the last USNews, I think, but I'm not always sold on their rankings -- especially undergrad dept. rankings) and many think that Wash U undergrad BME is rapidly moving towards a top-5 status.
Anyway, this is all opinion, but if you are interested in BME (and the type of student who is only interested in BME engineering, no other engineering), then Wash U might be worth a look.
|By Irock1ce (Irock1ce) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 01:17 am: Edit|
wow... i dunno but i hate to say it but ur stats just dont hit me in the face. you only have two or three clear leadership positions and unless your scores actually end up what you say.... a lot of those schools are super reaches for you... are you first gen college student? immigrant? anything that would help you a bit?
|By Burutzagiuribe (Burutzagiuribe) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 05:00 am: Edit|
you're setting yourself up for disappointment. DROP harvard/MIT--you have absolutely no shot there. add some good schools like CMU/Illinois/etc.
|By Drinkableyogurt (Drinkableyogurt) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 02:23 pm: Edit|
Hey, thanks for replying you guys.
I already have non-ivy schools that I know I'll get into so I figured it was a waste to state it above, like I already mentioned. I just got back from taking the SAT, I think I probably got around a 1560+ and I'm absolutely sure I got above a 1500. Well, I'm a citizen and I'm not first gen., but for my essays, I'll probably write about attending 11 different schools, not staying for more than 1.5 years in one with the exception of high school while still maintaining good grades. I guess I kinda figured that my 8 credits of science, 3 being AP, would boost me a little, seeing as how alot of people only get around 4 or 5 credits. If I have no chance of getting into the ivies, then what about Duke or Johns Hopkins? The reason why my list is all or nothing is because I can't spend my money on a little bit better than my safety but below exceptional school. So, it's basically either my safety or the ivies. And about my leadership qualities, yes, I do agree with you, they're not outstanding. But would putting that I helped translate for international kids who were in the dumps because of their lack of english skills help at all? That's not quite as humdrum as some of the other ECs up there. But anyway, once again, thanks for all your inputs, I really appreciate it.
Oh and Carnegie Mellon only has BME as a double major. I think that's what the CM guy said. That's why I don't have it on my list.
|By Irock1ce (Irock1ce) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 05:14 pm: Edit|
Well. Lets see how you did that on SATI. But good luck with everything.
|By Dreadpirate (Dreadpirate) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 08:48 pm: Edit|
Duke and Hopkins are both better for BME than any of the Ivies. Duke is a tougher admit, with average SAT 1's >1500 and average SAT 2's > 750 for the entire engineering school. Other schools with outstanding undergrad BME include GaTech, Case Western, Rice and UCSD. I'm not sure about the others, but at Duke, Rice and JHU, you will not receive credit for a 3 on an AP exam and most likely will be advised not to take AP credit for any science course if you did not score a 5.
|By Omalleyspet33 (Omalleyspet33) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 12:02 am: Edit|
Sorry to latch on but the board wont let me create my own conversation
Hey im a senior at an extremely competitive private school in RI,
My schools are:
Georgetown SFS (legacy) EA
Brown Stanford Dartmouth Penn Tufts BC (legacy) Columbia
My stats:Caucasian Middle class male
Sat: 1470 V:750 M:720
Sat 2: Math IC:770 Us. HIstory: 780 German: 630(retaking)
AP's Us.HIstory:5 English Literature:4
Gpa: cumulative around a 3.85-3.9 i switched schools and moved junior year and my gpa went from 4.1 to 3.7
RAnk: School doesnt rank class size around 80
Classes Senior YEar:
AP Calc BC
English (no honors offered)
2hist electives (No AP HIst offered for seniors)
EC's: GErman Club 9,10,
Amnesty International 9,10,11,12
Model U.N 11,12
Math Fellows (Head):11,12 (a selective math tutoring program founded at my school in my junior year I am the first head)
Tennis 9,10 Varsity 11,12,Debate 9,11
German National Honor Soceity 10,11,12
Ping Pong League 11,12
Outside of sChool: Nslc: International Diplomacy
Took CHinese 1 At Georgetown over junior year summer 50 hours community service
Towson University School of CHinese in 10th grade
1st honors all four years of high school and i won an award for german national exam 10,11 won the german achievement award at my school.
I know im reaching but please tell me if you think i have a chance at any of these colleges and it would be great if you could rate my chances for each school. Thanks alot
|By Drinkableyogurt (Drinkableyogurt) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 04:47 pm: Edit|
Thank you Irock1ce and Dreadpirate!
Oh, I definetely would not even THINK about taking ap credit for chem even if I had gotten a 5. I don't know, but I guess it's just not my thing. Funny enough, I'm the president of Chemistry Club..ironic, isn't it? I know all my classmates who got 5s and 4s are just dying, heh. GA Tech, yes, I'm applying there and it will be my safety school and since I live in GA, it should be no problem. And thanks Irock, good luck to you too. You know how after you take a big test, you think you're confident but then after a little while you start thinking, "Well, what if I missed that..and that..and that?!" Heh, that's kind of what I'm doing now. But anyway, thank you guys so much and hopefully I'll do well on my SAT IIs next month. (it feels kind of weird not to have to study vocab every chance I get..)
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