don't lose hope guys...a spot should open soon. i'll send in my letter of unadmittance lol dont know what its called so that people on the waitlist can get off..i dont want to take someone's spot away by waiting til the last minute
Congrats to all who were accepted! Hoping to see you guys on campus soon .
To those who were waitlisted: Please, please, PLEASE do not give up hope! Take it from a current First Year who was, by some miracle I still don't understand, accepted off the waitlist last year. You're all obviously hardworking and I urge you all to send letters of update and intent to your regional reps/the admissions office. Obviously, that won't always be enough but it could go a long way to show that you're committed to attending should they accept you and to provide meaningful updates on activities/grades. Calling them to ask why you were WL instead of accepted could also shed light on areas to address in your letter of update. This article was of particular help to me You're on the Waiting List. Now What? - NYTimes.com
I'm not sure how the yield will turn out, but last year I wasn't expecting anything (apparently no one got in off the WL for class of 2014) and was extremely sad at the string of waitlists that rolled in around this time of year. But I still updated them with interest and Bowdoin's yield turned out to be less than expected, prompting them to turn to the WL. I still remember getting that call on May 2 in English class and screaming in complete disbelief . Getting way off track, but again don't give up and keep trying! If not enough of the accepted applicants choose to commit, the college will turn to the WL. The March letter often isn't the end of the game.
Last year Bowdoin planned to take applicants off the wait list, in large part because the year before the yield had exceeded expectations and Bowdoin ended up with a larger-than-anticipated first-year class by about 25 (this would be the class of 2014) and housing problems/congestion. I don't know exactly how many were taken off the wait list last year but they started working through it in early in May and completed the wait list process relatively quickly (by the late May, IIRC). It may be the same again this year as last year so don't give up hope just yet.
I got a 2210 SAT (800CR, 710W, 700M)
My GPA was around a 3.85UW
I'm president of my class, I do track, and tons of community service (500hrs+)
I don't know if being Taiwanese helps (since most Asians are no longer URM's), but that too.
I work as well.
My family makes about $60,000 annually, so I got 52k in aid.
I think my Bowdoin essay was pretty nice, it was about my personal connection to Maine.
I went to the Explore Bowdoin, and I also happen to be a legacy, so that might've helped...
Bowdoin is looking really good right now. I literally had a mental orgasm when I laid my eyes upon that massive priority mail package.
Why are people not ****ting all over "carbon" for his/her obnoxious comments??? Seriously dude...we can all see your insecure posts about how you didn't get into UChicago, so there's no need to act all self-assured and ******y about Bowdoin, especially in a public forum. Get off the computer, stop obsessing with everyone else's lives, stop your elitist bragging, and go read a book or go outside. Asshat.