I know Cyburbia gets hit with tons of these "what are my chances of getting into school A?", "where should I go to school?". But wanted to fish for some quick feedback....
I am looking into applying to mit (environmental route), and perhaps another school or two, if I can find a program that really resonates with me (not based on reputation!). My stats are not mit worthy, but from those of you that might be familiar with the process, curious if it is worth me even applying as a longshot, and if so, anything that could be done in the next 3-4 months to make my application more competitive?
(I know the process also depends on things like letters of rec, and personal statement)
Thanks for your time...
gpa: 3.38 (cum laude, environmental science)
gre: 1330, 4.5
roughly 2 years involved with an urban design laboratory (one project was showcased in the 2010 venice biennale of arch.)
1 year working with small start up designing greywater and rainwater systems in large properties
(current) working on economical and sustainable development (americorps position)
also a variety of other non-profit environmental related volunteer work