3.74/172 engineer

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vertex
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3.74/172 engineer

Postby vertex » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:34 am

I applied ED to Columbia because that's where my heart's set on going, but after reading through how tough it is, I'm thinking of blanketing the t14.

I'm an engineer, with patents, publications, and a master's degree. I have 2 years of engineering WE at a large biotech company and was the student body President at a large public university during UG. Are these considered average softs or will they set me apart in any way?

Is it worth spending the hundreds of dollars applying everywhere, because I'd really like to go to CLS.

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Re: 3.74/172 engineer

Postby CG614 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:36 am

vertex wrote:I applied ED to Columbia because that's where my heart's set on going, but after reading through how tough it is, I'm thinking of blanketing the t14.

I'm an engineer, with patents, publications, and a master's degree. I have 2 years of engineering WE at a large biotech company and was the student body President at a large public university during UG. Are these considered average softs or will they set me apart in any way?

Is it worth spending the hundreds of dollars applying everywhere, because I'd really like to go to CLS.


I would think you have a decent shot via ED.

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Re: 3.74/172 engineer

Postby im_blue » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:37 am

Average softs, but I think you should get into Columbia ED, or else at least Chicago and/or NYU.

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Re: 3.74/172 engineer

Postby BioEBear2010 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:39 am

Similar stats and got CLS w/o ED (applied last year). You should be pretty set.

That being said, you should apply to one or two safeties. As poster above said, NYU and Chicago would be great.

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Re: 3.74/172 engineer

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:47 am

Apply to MVP and a few others at t14 for safeties.

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Re: 3.74/172 engineer

Postby mst » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:48 am

You should be in good shape, especially with that awesome engineering GPA and those softs to round it out (IP!) With your numbers (which are similar to mine) you should already have fee waivers from NYU, Penn, and Michigan hidden, so those apps should be free when you go to pay. If not, call...and check your CRS to make sure you're getting fee waivers/that you checked the "recieve info box". Because you should have had one for Columbia already too.

Your numbers are good. You shouldn't have applied ED to CLS in my opinion, because I think you could have gotten in and maybe a little cash at Michigan, Boalt, Penn, and in to NYU & Chicago at the very least. If you get the fee waivers, you should only have to pay for Boalt & Chicago. Finally, see if you can get a feewaiver for northwestern. You have perfect numbers for them, perfect background, and this would make an EXCELLENT safety for you.

So basically, I think you should apply to CCNMBPN. With the fee waivers you SHOULD receive, this should cost you approximately 200 dollars more, TOPS. Not a big price to pay for security should CLS fall through.

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Re: 3.74/172 engineer

Postby vertex » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:55 pm

Thanks for the advice everybody! I applied to CLS really early on, so I have no idea if I got a hidden waiver. I'll check some of the other ones though.

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Re: 3.74/172 engineer

Postby 2014 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:33 pm

I might be in the minority, but I would call your softs above average. I agree with everything mst said though.

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Re: 3.74/172 engineer

Postby D-ROCCA » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:34 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:Apply to MVP and a few others at t14 for safeties scholarship leveraging.


FTFY

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Re: 3.74/172 engineer

Postby Shooter » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:39 pm

You are one of the few people with truly noteworthy softs. I think you got CLS.

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Re: 3.74/172 engineer

Postby sgtgrumbles » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:26 pm

I honestly think that if someone said they'd won the Nobel for literature, TLS posters would say it's one of the "lesser" Nobels and just an average soft.

Good luck with your cycle, OP.

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Re: 3.74/172 engineer

Postby arism87 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:33 pm

D-ROCCA wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:Apply to MVP and a few others at t14 for safeties scholarship leveraging.


FTFY


Can't really leverage much ED.

But yeah, I think you'll get in, but definitely throw a few apps out for backups!

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Re: 3.74/172 engineer

Postby vertex » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:09 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:I honestly think that if someone said they'd won the Nobel for literature, TLS posters would say it's one of the "lesser" Nobels and just an average soft.

Good luck with your cycle, OP.


Hahaha yeah, that's totally true. Man, TLS is a rough crowd.

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Re: 3.74/172 engineer

Postby TheTallOne0602 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:17 pm

vertex wrote:
sgtgrumbles wrote:I honestly think that if someone said they'd won the Nobel for literature, TLS posters would say it's one of the "lesser" Nobels and just an average soft.

Good luck with your cycle, OP.


Hahaha yeah, that's totally true. Man, TLS is a rough crowd.


It is a study in crowd dynamics and group think. Almost no one on here actually knows what are good softs and which aren't, but because they see other people saying things...

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Re: 3.74/172 engineer

Postby soj » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:27 pm

I think you have a legitimate (though not great) shot at YHS. Great softs.

edit: I should correct myself. Your softs aren't "great," but they're above average for sure.

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Re: 3.74/172 engineer

Postby vertex » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:51 pm

soj wrote:I think you have a legitimate (though not great) shot at YHS. Great softs.

edit: I should correct myself. Your softs aren't "great," but they're above average for sure.


Thanks, I threw in an application to H and S, but I'm not going to hold my breath.




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