Do i even stand a chance?

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By N2k24 (N2k24) on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 - 09:20 pm: Edit

hey guys, please rate my chances...
i know my stats arent too great... but then i dont know...

Female, Indian, came to US 5 yrs ago
SAT Verbal - 640 =[
SAT Math - 750
SATII three best: 660/640/630 -> that was a long time ago, taking it again n hoping i'll do better
Rank 17/446
GPA: 3.83(uw) 4.4-ish

English Honors 9
Geometry Honors
Spanish 1
Comp. App I

English Honors 10
Algebra II Honors
Chemistry Honors
World History Honors
Spanish II

AP English I (language)
AP US History
Trig Honors
Spanish III
Cisco Networking Academy 1

AP Chemistry
AP Spanish
Economics Honors
AP Civics
AP English II (literature)
AP Calculus

a bunch of clubs, some with some leadership positions
CSF (California Scholarship Federation)
Speech and Debate Team --> Speech Team Captain
community service is ok, but not too great
Applied to Interniship @ Intel and i'm pretty sure i'll get it

also, my essay is looking pretty good, and it looks like my recommendations will be ok too...oh btw im appying for comp. eng

~ thanx

By Vsage3 (Vsage3) on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 04:39 pm: Edit

Being indian and not having perfect scores might make it tough, but if you are unique in some insane way you stand a chance

By N2k24 (N2k24) on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 10:51 pm: Edit

being indian might make it tough?

By Vsage3 (Vsage3) on Saturday, November 01, 2003 - 11:14 pm: Edit

Er let me explain: I'm a prospective student myself, but I've been talking with some alums and they keep acting like MIT has some sort of quota they have to meet with asian students (yes you are lumped together with asians) or any other race for that matter, and well asians seem to have better stats, meaning those people with great recs that should be getting in don't sometimes. Ok that was a horrible explanation and I'm probably goign to get flamed by someone

Edit-Please don't take to heart what I said, however. I should be regarded as some random person in the same boat you are in. You never know what happens till the middle of march rolls around :)

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