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Surprised you were rejected, wait listed, accepted, 2021

Akqj10Akqj10 Registered User Posts: 128 Junior Member
Surprised my daughter was rejected Colby
Surprised my daughter was wait listed Kenyon
Surprised she was accepted to U-Mass Honors as she didn't meet one of the qualifications.
1450 SAT, 3.91GPA, 8 ap's, needed financial aid, white female, middle income.
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Replies to: Surprised you were rejected, wait listed, accepted, 2021

  • Emsmom1Emsmom1 Registered User Posts: 420 Member
    Surprised my nephew was accepted to Boston College as it seems many with stats higher than his were rejected. Surprised, but happy about it!
  • yonceonhismouthyonceonhismouth Registered User Posts: 1,914 Senior Member
    Surprised to be accepted at Middlebury given that I didn't visit, but excited about it!
    Also surprised with a waitlist at Swarthmore, totally expected a rejection from them.
  • acron611acron611 Registered User Posts: 371 Member
    Surprised about BU rejection.
  • Goolia66Goolia66 Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    Surprised was rejected by UC Santa Cruz
    Surprised was accepted to Cal Poly (but happy)
  • DustyfeathersDustyfeathers Registered User Posts: 1,976 Senior Member
    It would be great if you could list basic stats that you were comfortable revealing, like GPA / Test scores.

  • FaultystartFaultystart Registered User Posts: 1,132 Senior Member
    edited March 20
    super surprised (like, happy-surprised) i was waitlisted at uchicago (3.6uw, 35 act)
  • 6zibellis6zibellis Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Super Surprised and disappointed my daughter waitlisted by Boston college
    Excited she was waitlisted at uchicago
    (3.97 unweighted gpa; 34 act; currently taking 5 APs; over 500 Hours community service)
    Now nervous about Ivies and ND...ugh
  • Meganerd2012Meganerd2012 Registered User Posts: 137 Junior Member
    Super surprised and happy that I was accepted to Reed and Georgia Tech.

    Super surprised and disappointed that I was waitlisted by UChicago...I really don't know why I feel like it would have been better to be rejected than waitlisted, but I guess it just adds to the stress I have about next year (not knowing where I want to go).
  • JpgranierJpgranier Registered User Posts: 1,179 Senior Member
    Surprised by the merit money given to me by some schools.

    Case Western: 32.5k/year
    SMU: 36.5k/year
    Cal Poly SLO: 1k/year (this isn't a lot, but I was under the impression they gave no money to OOS students, so I was surprised.

    I thought I would get into WashU, but I remembered I scheduled an interview then canceled it last minute which, because I wasn't interested any more, they probably saw right through and didn't want someone who wasn't interested in their school.

    Surprised by GaTech big time. I was flat rejected from their EA. I thought I'd at least get waitlisted... I'm valedictorian and 34 super score, but admissions must've been steep. I felt a little better after my friend was also rejected, top 5% and NMF.
  • jellybeanjjellybeanj Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    edited March 20
    I like this thread!

    Surprised that I got accepted to UC Irvine with Honors (honor programs never even crosses my mind).
    Surprised I got waitlisted at UC Davis.
    Surprised I got rejected from Cal Poly.

    32 ACT
    1340 New SAT
    4.0 UW, 4.17 W, 4.25 UC GPA
    CS
  • CathJRCathJR Registered User Posts: 403 Member
    Somewhat surprised about the BU acceptance when I saw tons of higher stat kids get rejected. Applied to College of Communications for Television and Film, 2010/1320 Old/New SAT, something like a 3.7 GPA.
  • Dogcat73Dogcat73 Registered User Posts: 180 Junior Member
    surprised that I got rejected by WashU in St Louis (gpa: 3.83/4.0--> I made. thread about my GPA but found out it's out of 4.0, not 4.3), SAT 1510/1600)
  • jon2021jon2021 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Surprised I got into WashU St. Louis, Middlebury, and University of Michigan (Pre-admit for Ross)
    Surprised I got rejected from Cornell ED

    GPA:4.4 Weighted/3.89 Unweighted
    Rank:12/450
    ACT: 32 (33 superscore)

    Have taken most rigorous curriculum
    12 APs:
    9th grade: ap human geo
    10th grade: ap calc ab, ap physics I/II, ap chemistry
    11th grade: ap calc bc, ap biology, ap lang
    12th grade: ap statistics, ap enviro, ap computer science a, ap literature, ap economics


    Recommendations: 9/10 (Really good counselor recommendation)
    Ec's: Very strong in my opinion (Various leadership positions, volunteer every week)
  • 2017journalismhopeful2017journalismhopeful Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
    Absolutely shocked about a Northwestern acceptance to freaking Medill (i have a 3.8 UW GPA and not nearly as intense a courseload/EC load/awards as people from my school who got in) and mildly surprised about a UCLA waitlist (i expected flat out rejection i had NO interest)
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