2 years ago
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How would you rank my college list?

Here is my college list (I am a rising Texas senior):

Georgia Tech

UT Austin

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Purdue University

Texas A&M

UT Dallas

University of Houston

Here are my current stats:

1460 SAT score, 3.96 UW GPA, 4.31 W GPA, 8 AP classes taken so far (scored 4s and 5s), ECs are very average (mainly focused on community service).

Do you think I should add more safety schools? I am just scared I won't get into any colleges.

@bookworm_2062 years ago

Are you in the top 10% of your class? If you are, then you will have automatic admission into most of the Texas schools on your list.

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Moksh1912 years ago

I am actually in the top 2.5% of my class but my high school is not going to rank me as I recently moved to Texas which is very annoying. However, I will be counted as an in-state student for Texas colleges.

@collegesr2 years ago

Depends on what you intend to major in.

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Moksh1912 years ago

Aerospace engineering

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2 years ago

I think that this is a pretty balanced list with UH and UTD being pretty good safety schools. If you were looking to add more you could consider Texas Tech, University of North Texas, or UT San Antonio, to name a few. I'd also recommend looking at Collegevine's chancing calculator to get a better idea of your chances at certain schools.

2 years ago

I think University of houston and A&M seem like ones you have a good shot for.

2 years ago

I got into Class of 2026 at U of H and Texas A&M with similar stats: 1500 SAT(at the time of application) and average ECs. My school neither ranked nor offered AP classes. I gave 4 AP exams(all 5s), however, in May 2022. You have a lot of APs so you should be fine.

Adding more safety schools will just mean wasting application fees for places you're not intending to go to.

One advice for U of H: the earlier you submit applications, the earlier you get a decision. There aren't any supplemental essays required; even the Common App essay is optional. If you get admitted around mid-November(like me), you won't need to apply to other safeties at all.

Hope this helps.

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Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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