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PSU (University Park) Class of 2017 Admission Decision Thread!

afrojackafrojack Posts: 210Registered User Junior Member
It is my pleasure to start the class of 2016 admission decision thread! Acceptances have started coming out; I got mine today.

Here's the basic format - you know what to do.

[ size=+1][ color=green][ b]Decision: [ /b][ /color][ /size]

[ b]Stats:[ /b][ list]
[ *] SAT:
[ *] SAT IIs:
[ *] GPA:
[ *] Rank:
[ *] Other stats:
[ /list][ b]Subjective:[ /b][ list]
[ *] Essays:
[ *] Teacher Recs:
[ *] Counselor Rec:
[ *] Hook (if any):
[ /list][ b]Location/Person:[ /b][ list]
[ *] State or Country:
[ *] School Type:
[ *] Ethnicity:
[ *] Gender:
[ /list][ b]Other Factors:[ /b]
[ b]General Comments:[ /b]



Example:

[size=+1]Decision: Accepted[/size]

Stats:
  • SAT: 2400 800CR 800M 800W
  • SAT IIs: 800 Chem, 800 Math IIC, 800 Global History
  • GPA: 4.0
  • Rank: 1/250
  • Other stats: 5's on every AP available
Subjective:
  • Essays: perfect
  • Teacher Recs: outstanding
  • Counselor Rec: superb
  • Hook (if any): triple legacy, recruited athlete, nobel laureate
Location/Person:
  • State or Country: Arkansas
  • School Type: Private
  • Ethnicity: Eskimo
  • Gender: Male
Other Factors: Elected mayor of a small town
General Comments: I'm so psyched to major in underwater basket weaving!
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Replies to: PSU (University Park) Class of 2017 Admission Decision Thread!

  • afrojackafrojack Posts: 210Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+1]Decision: ACCEPTED[/size]

    Stats:
    • SAT: 2150 (710 CR, 680 M, 760 W)
    • ACT: 31 with 12 essay
    • SAT IIs: N/A
    • GPA: 3.95 weighted
    • Rank: N/A
    • Other stats: Took 3 AP classes junior year, in 5 APs this year
    Subjective:
    • Essays: I just used my common app one... It was pretty good
    • Teacher Recs: N/A
    • Counselor Rec: N/A
    • Hook (if any): Er... I go to a big feeder school? Not sure if that's a hook
    Location/Person:
    • State or Country: PA
    • School Type: Large public
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Female
    Other Factors: Applied undecided?
    General Comments: Second acceptance! :D I applied in early October and just got my letter today.
  • slipjigslipjig Posts: 581Registered User Member
    Congratulations!
  • kerrymdkerrymd Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    Did you find out online or an actual letter in the mail?
  • afrojackafrojack Posts: 210Registered User Junior Member
    Letter. And thanks!
  • mccaek13mccaek13 Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Stats:
    SAT: 2240 (800 Reading, 680 Math, 760 Writing)
    SAT IIs: 700 Literature, 670 Math I, 650 U.S. History
    GPA: 3.74 (weighted)
    Rank: high school does not rank
    Other stats: 5's on both English APs, 4 on AP US History

    Subjective:
    Essays: very good
    Teacher Recs: n/a
    Counselor Rec: n/a
    Hook (if any): no legacy, but my school usually gets a ton of kids accepted to PSU

    Location/Person:
    State or Country: PA
    School Type: Private
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Other Factors: Editor-in-Chief of high school newspaper
    General Comments: Hoping for Schreyer Honors College! Got my letter in the mail today after my status changed to "coming days" online last Thursday.

    Good luck to everyone!
  • 1moremom1moremom Posts: 3,873Registered User Senior Member
    Congrats! (afrojack, I did not expect you to be an Asian female. ;)) It might be useful to future classes to include which college you applied to (i.e. Smeal, engineering).

    Legacy is not a hook unless your parent(s) is a major donor. (Being a recruited athlete is a hook.)
  • twin908twin908 Posts: 84Registered User Junior Member
    Congrats to everyone who has been accepted! I have two questions:

    1. Did anyone find out online? I know someone mentioned they got a letter, but I was wondering if it was posted online as well.

    2. How long ago did you apply? I thought decisions would be out in December or January.
  • lkwpskelkwpske Posts: 40Registered User Junior Member
    I understand that Legacy is a hook for several reasons that would take up to much space here, even if the alumni doesn't pay dues. I was told this by admissions at UP.

    It would also be interesting to know if acceptance is for Spring, Summer of Fall admittance.
  • 1moremom1moremom Posts: 3,873Registered User Senior Member
    A hook is a quality of an applicant that meets an institutional want or need of the university. I don't see how being a legacy can do that unless the student is a development admit. I am not saying it wouldn't be considered in admissions, but that is not the same as being a hook.
  • afrojackafrojack Posts: 210Registered User Junior Member
    1moremom, surprises are everywhere! :D

    My online status just changed this morning to an acceptance (Division of Undergraduate Studies, since I applied undecided), I got a letter in the mail first though. Applied in early October-ish!
  • 1moremom1moremom Posts: 3,873Registered User Senior Member
    afrojack, ain't that the truth. :)
  • nervousgal123nervousgal123 Posts: 33Registered User Junior Member
    many of my friends are all getting accepted now! i applied to college of engineering and its killing me to see all my other friends get accepted while i'm still waiting... my status still says that they are reviewing my credentials and will post the decision once one is made. I don't think any of my friends who applied applied for college of engineering... does that have to do with anything? I'm getting nervous and restless!
  • nervousgal123nervousgal123 Posts: 33Registered User Junior Member
    ps: i got all my materials in september 12. those who i know who have gotten accepted did not apply until mid october!
  • 1moremom1moremom Posts: 3,873Registered User Senior Member
    I think it sometimes seems like acceptances come out in batches by college, which is why I suggested that people include the college they applied to. I wouldn't be too nervous at this point. :)
  • kerrymdkerrymd Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    Anyone get accepted to Smeal?
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