What are my changes for the following colleges.
1) Northwestern IL,
2) Norte Dame IN,
3) Rice TX
4) Columbia NY
I have a ACT composite of 33 and GPA of 3.95 unweighted.I also have 4 AP classes (3 scores pending in my senior year). I also have 4
college courses with credits from University of IOWA (2 courses "Introduction to Engineering" & "Introduction to Enngineering Design") I had A's on all my AP and college courses.
I am also a National Merit scholar.
1) Volunteer at the local hospital 2 hours every week.
2) Job at the library 9 hours every week
3) Play the Piano and Cello in the school orchestra (7 hours every week).
I chanced you on all your colleges. You should get in at NU (#16), Notre Dame (#32) and Rice (#25). Columbia (#40) is a reach. Columbia and Notre Dame are not noted for Chemical Engineering. Some top Chemical Engineering schools that you may want to add to your list are:
UC - Berkeley (#3), U of M - Twin Cities (#4), UT - Austin (#8), UI - Urbana-Champaign (#11), U of M - Ann Arbor (#12) and Georgia Tech (#14). You can likely get merit scholorships from these Universities as well as from UW - Madison (#6). Any award from the "privates" would likely be financial need based.
Take a hard look at Georgia Tech, it is great in engineering across the board and has an outstanding co-op program. Otherwise, if you want to stay midwest, Madison is hard to beat. For me, the deciding factors were: midwest region, merit scholarship $$$ and honors program reputation.
I think you have a chance at all 4 of the college you will do well