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What are my chances at Cornell University's Engineering Program?

Hi, I was just curious on my chances at Cornell University with the following credentials:

I am a Bengali male (South Asia)

I have a 4.0 GPA (Unweighted) and a 5.06 Weight GPA (out of 6.0)

My coursework bundles up to 9 AP classes in 11th and 12th (9th and 10th I had GT classes which are AP equivalent but for the lower class levels) -Physics B, Calculus AB & BC (each one course), English Language and Literature (each one course), Environmental Science, Macro/Micro Economics (one course), United States History, Psychology

My SAT I scores are as follows (Math and Reading only, Writing isn't looked at my CU)

Math: 800

Critical Reading: 670

My SAT II scores: I have not received them yet, but I guesstimating them to be 720 in Math II and about 650 in Physics

My extracurriculars are as follows:

-Environmental Club -Muslim Student Association (president)

-National Honor Society -Outdoor track & field

-Student Government Association -Lacrosse (team captain)

Volunteer Work:

-Day care assistant

-Summer camp assistant

Please let me know as soon as possible. Preferably from someone who has knowledge of the competition for Cornell's School of Engineering. Thanks!

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  • 9 years ago
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    Cornell engineering is VERY competitive. To be truthful your stats don't seem to particularly jump out at me, as many ivy league applying students have great scores. I had taken a similar course work and had done better on the SAT but got denied from Cornell U. I'm not saying that you don't have a chance, but you have to really own your application process and and highlight why you're amazing. The one really good thing that you have that I didn't is being team captain. I think when you consider that and all the other leadership roles you have they can overlook everything else. So all things considered you have a decent chance depending on how great your application is, emphasize your leadership roles.

    Source(s): been there, done that.
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