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Official Princeton University 2016 RD Results

AvidStudentAvidStudent Posts: 1,186Registered User Senior Member
edited January 2013 in Princeton University
Copy, paste, and good luck!
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[size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]
[size=+2]Decision: Waitlisted[/size]
[size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

Objective:

  • SAT I (breakdown):
  • ACT:
  • SAT II:
  • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
  • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
  • AP (place score in parenthesis):
  • IB (place score in parenthesis):
  • Senior Year Course Load:
  • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
Subjective:

  • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
  • Job/Work Experience:
  • Volunteer/Community service:
  • Summer Activities:
  • Essays:
  • Teacher Recommendation:
  • Counselor Rec:
  • Additional Rec:
  • Interview:

Other

  • State (if domestic applicant):
  • Country (if international applicant):
  • School Type:
  • Ethnicity:
  • Gender:
  • Income Bracket:
  • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

Reflection

  • Strengths:
  • Weaknesses:
  • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
  • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:

General Comments:[/noparse]
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Replies to: Official Princeton University 2016 RD Results

  • entomomentomom Posts: 23,657Registered User Senior Member
    Please, results only on this thread so that it can serve as a valuable resource for future applicants.

    Good luck to all!
  • asiaadorespandasasiaadorespandas Posts: 80Registered User Junior Member
    Class of 2013 prospective Princetonian.
    Good luck to all of you, I am so nervous/excited to hear the results for the class of 2016!!!!!!
  • MrFeynmanMrFeynman Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Stats:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2260 (800M, 690R, 770W)
    • ACT:
    • SAT II: Math II 800, Chemistry 790, US History 770
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 12/464
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Calculus BC (5), US History (5), Statistics (5), Computer Science (5), European History (5), Chemistry (Dismissed--long story)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Psychology, AP Physics, Advanced Topics in Computer Science, AP Biology, AP Government, Honors Microeconomics, Multivariable Calculus, AP English
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): State Science Fair Superior Rating, NMF (neither are exactly major)
    Subjectives:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Physics Book Club (founder), Programming Club (VP), Debate Club (VP), Varsity Academic Team, Science Bowl, Science Fair, JV Tennis (Captain), Math Club, University of Cincinnati Materials Science Research Internship
    • Job/Work Experience:
    • Volunteer/Community service: Hospital Escort Volunteer (~100 hrs), Lego Robotics Team Mentor (~15 hrs)
    • Summer Activities: HCARE Program University of Cincinnati, Various Small-scale computer camps, A couple Phys. Ed. classes
    • Essays: Passable
    • Teacher Recommendation: Positive, but not beautiful
    • Counselor Rec: Quite good, I suppose
    • Additional Rec: N/A
    • Interview: My best interview ever. I guess it wasn't enough :(
    Etc.
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yup
    • Intended Major: Physics
    • State (if domestic applicant): OH
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Indian
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: $100k
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Nothing in particular.
    • Weaknesses: Not being awesome enough
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I'll never know.
    • The most unique thing in your application: Starting the physics book club. Its basically just a few of my friends who meet every two weeks to discuss physics books (so far, Hawking's The Grand Design and Einstein's Relativity: The Special and General Theory).
  • FutureHYPStud69FutureHYPStud69 Posts: 50- Junior Member
    rejected... 2400 4.64...
  • WhaleWhaleWhaleWhale Posts: 254Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Waitlisted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 800R 800M 740W
    • ACT: None
    • SAT II: 800Math2, 800Bio, 800Phys, 770 US
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.86
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Not available but top 10% because of Cum Laude
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 5's in 7 APs (Bio, APUSH, Compsci, Calc AB, Calc BC, Euro, Physics B), 4 in English Lit
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): None
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP English Lang, AP Stats, AP Spanish Lang, AP Physics C, Advanced Topics in Computer Science, a watered down multivariable calc course, 1/2 credit art
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None, but a few average awards in visual art and math
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Math Club/team (Prez), Political Club (Prez), Art Society, school literary/visual arts magazine staff, Tennis (JV and Varsity)
    • Job/Work Experience: Nothing at the time I applied
    • Volunteer/Community service: 120ish hours at library (lead volunteer), 30ish at school
    • Summer Activities:Research for two summers at Ohio State's Cancer Center, Library Volunteering, went to a couple camps the summer after frosh year
    • Essays: I thought they were amazing, but my both my Princeton essay and Common app essay mentioned influential people (different ones though)
    • Teacher Recommendation: Should have been amazing
    • Counselor Rec: Really Good
    • Additional Rec: Research mentor: really good
    • Interview: The interview went fairly well. The guy really liked me though since he attended my high school
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): OH
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Small (<90 per grade), "competitive" private school (sends 8ish people a year to top 10 schools or top 5 LACs, but most are weaker than the people who got accepted and post their stats on College Confidential)
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: 100,000+
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): My stunning good looks
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Being fairly strong, "well rounded" applicant
    • Weaknesses: Being fairly strong, "well rounded" applicant (as opposed to being amazing)
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I can't say that I took the full advantage of my high school years, and Princeton could see that.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
      Accepted: Ohio State Honors, Pitt full-ride, University of Cincinnati, Case Western, Wash U

      Deferred at Yale (probs rejected, but my low orbital ion cannon is messing with the Eli accounts), Waitlisted at UChicago

      Waiting for duke, Harvard, and Hopkins today
    General Comments:

    Congratulations if you got in! I expected this decision, so I don't care too much.
  • alexcuadalexcuad Posts: 233Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): Not even worth mentioning <2000
    ACT: 31 Composite
    SAT II: Math 2 (690), Spanish (800)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2/197
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Spanish Language (5), Human Geography (5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): Will take French HL this year.
    Senior Year Course Load: IB English, IB History of the Americas, IB Environmental Systems and Societies, IB Mathematics (Calc AB), IB French VI, Studio Photography, Journalism
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Rotary Youth Leadership Award


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Interact Club (Vice President, District Governor)
    NHS
    French HS
    Student Senate
    Play(ed) Varsity Football
    Job/Work Experience:
    Worked at a Restaurant, then Retail
    Volunteer/Community service:
    Counselor at a Nature Camp for Elem. school
    Coach Intramural Middle School Basketball
    Counselor at Rotary Youth Leadership Award
    Total, about 1000 hours in the past two years
    Other Activities:
    Spent Junior Year abroad in Italy as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student
    Essays: About my experience in Italy, and discovering an interest in Philosophy. I'd say it was pretty good.
    Teacher Recommendation: From French teacher, really genuine, though almost childish (she used Comic Sans font).
    Counselor Rec: Decent
    Additional Rec: From English teacher, not bad.
    Interview: Excellent ... went an hour longer than planned

    Other
    State (if domestic applicant): Colorado
    Country (if international applicant): USA
    School Type: Medium-sized Public
    Ethnicity: Hispanic, but White
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: $40k-$50k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM, parents did not graduate college

    Reflection
    Strengths: High involvement, year abroad, grades
    Weaknesses: ACT, SAT

    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I seemed like an interesting person to have around campus.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: accepted Colorado College, Bowdoin, Colby; rejected at Dartmouth; Can't access Yale website, Harvard hasn't sent email yet.

    General Comments:
    Can't believe it ... especially after Dartmouth rejected me!
  • thomasrosalthomasrosal Posts: 85User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
    Waitlisted...
  • PurpenderPurpender Posts: 212Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2240 (CR: 780 M: 760 W: 700 E: 10) (across 2 sittings)
    • ACT: 34 (R: 36 M: 35 W: 32 S: 34) (one sitting)
    • SAT II: 780 Math II, 770 Chem, 800 US History
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 3/450
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Human Geography (5), World History (5), Psychology (5), Chemistry (5), Music Theory (5), Calc AB (5), APUSH (5), English Language (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: All AP / Most Rigorous (AP Bio, AP Lit, AP Calc BC, AP Micro, AP US Gov, AP Physics, Band VI
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None other than National AP Scholar / School awards
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Band (Drum Major, 2 years), Clarinet, Piano, Composition (submitted Arts Supplement), Jazz Band, National Honor Society (Leadership Board past two years), Mu Alpha Theta (Vice President), Odyssey of the Mind (8 years, world finals three times).
    • Job/Work Experience: None
    • Volunteer/Community service: Around 300 hours, hospital, church, etc. small things
    • Summer Activities: FSU Summer Band Camp, volunteering, stuff for school Band
    • Essays: Common App 9/10, Supplement: same thing I sent to Y & M that also got me rejected.. I thought it was good (it was the only essay I submitted to Dartmouth)
    • Teacher Recommendation: One of them I read and it was stellar quote: “The best thing I’ve ever written about a student in 26 years of teaching,” the other one I didn’t read but the teacher really likes me
    • Counselor Rec: Probably good (large public school), counselor barely knows me
    • Additional Rec: None
    • Interview: My interviewer was very relaxed, very nice.
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): FL
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Large Public
    • Ethnicity: W
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: 120k-140k
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None
    Reflection
    • Strengths: ECs, Essays
    • Weaknesses: Sat I Scores (kind of), No Hook… etc
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: not amazing
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
      Accepted: Dartmouth, Penn, Duke (Likely Letter), Emory
      Rejected: Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Brown
      Waiting on: Stanford (not waitlisted... yet lol)

    General Comments:
    Still waiting on Stanford but it looks like I'll end up at Duke, Penn, or Dartmouth! Grats to the admits.
  • complexitycomplexity Posts: 99Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Waitlisted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2300 (740/760/800)
    • ACT: 34 (not submitted)
    • SAT II (if submitted): 730 Chem, 760 Math I, 740 Math II
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 5/375
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): US History (5), Chemistry (5), Calculus AB (5), English Language (5), Government (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Calculus BC, AP Biology, Lab for AP Bio, AP English Literature, AP Psychology, Chamber Choir, Computer Literacy
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Significant involvement in school theatre productions, International Thespian Society (President), selective school Chamber Choir (Soprano Section Leader), church choir, Tri-M Music Honor Society (Historian), Invisible Children Club (Treasurer), National Honor Society, Science Bowl, Young Democrats Club, Class Council
    • Job/Work Experience: none
    • Volunteer/Community service: Volunteered at an equine therapy program for the disabled over the summer, actress/assistant director in years of VBS programs at local church
    • Essays: Common app was on my differing strong interests in the concreteness of math/science and the spontaneity of theatre… balance of perspective, fixed and fluid outlook, yadda yadda yadda. I really struggled with this essay, probably writing a good 20 versions on different topics, and while I was somewhat pleased with the final result, it’s surely nothing spectacular. Supplement was probably my weakest; I wrote it the day I sent in my application.
    • Teacher Recommendation: Pretty good.
    • Counselor Rec: Never read, but it’s his first year, so.
    • Additional Rec: n/a
    • Interview: My first and my best one. My interviewer was fantastic and I feel like we could have gone on for hours.
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    • Intended Major: Molecular Biology, Neuroscience concentration
    • State (if domestic applicant): MD
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Caucasian
    • Gender: Female
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): Odd first gen situation – my mother didn’t go to college and my father is absent (and consequently not shown on commonapp)
    Reflection
    • Strengths: GPA, potentially my first gen situation
    • Weaknesses: Nothing particularly standout (essay, scores, ECs, awards, etc)
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: It's Princeton. There are so, so, so many qualified applicants.
    • Where else you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted to UVA (Echols), Williams (Early Write), Wesleyan, UPitt, Washington College (MD); waitlisted from Dartmouth and WUSTL; rejected from Duke, Penn, and Harvard.
    General Comments: Even though I was prepared for a waitlist/rejection, this one was hard.
  • modest423modest423 Posts: 21Registered User New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2350 (800 CR, 760 M, 790 W)
    • ACT: 36 (36 E, 36 M, 36 R, 36 S)
    • SAT II: 800 Math II, 800 Math I, 800 Chemistry, 800 Biology E, 770 US History, 770 Literature, 750 French, 740 Latin
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/360
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Calculus BC (5), Latin (5), Physics B (5), Chemistry (5), US History (5), English Lang (5), Biology (5), French (5), Environmental Science (5), Human Geography (5), Macroeconomics (5), US Gov (5), Psychology (5)
    • Senior Year Course Load: Post-AP French Literature, AP Comp Gov, Linear Algebra, AP English Literature, AP Physics C, AP European History, AP Art History, Post-AP Latin
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Various Olympiad/AMC/AIME awards, National Merit Finalist, National AP Scholar, various scholarships, leadership awards, volunteer awards, etc.
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Varsity Tennis (1st Singles 4 years, team captain 3 years), Varsity Boys Lacrosse (4 years, captain 2 years), Varsity Boys Soccer (4 years, co-captain 2 years), US Senate Page Program, Varsity Debate (4 years, qualified to Tournament of Champions twice, NFL Nationals three times, CFL Nationals 4 times), Mock Trial captain, Literary Magazine contributor and assistant editor, Violinist (local youth orchestra)
    • Job/Work Experience: Interned at state governor’s office for 2 summers, Interned at an attorney’s office, Worked at local ice cream store for four years
    • Volunteer/Community service: Volunteered at local nursing home since I was 9, reading to them, bringing my pet dog, taking care of them, playing music for them, talking to them, etc.
    • Summer Activities: Debate camp, volunteering, interning, reading, working, etc.
    • Essays: Excellent
    • Teacher Recommendation: Best in career.
    • Counselor Rec: Best in career.
    • Additional Rec: From state governor, wonderful comments.
    • Interview: Good

    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): NY
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: 75,000-100,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First generation
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Grades, awards, testing, rank, extracurriculars, essays.
    • Weaknesses: Essays were a bit specific so they could have been a hit or miss.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I’m surprised and so happy.

    Accepted to
    • MIT
    • Northwestern HPME
    • UChicago
    • WashU
    • Rice
    • Yale (likely)
    • Princeton
    • Harvard
    • Tufts
    • Penn
    • JHU BME

    Waitlisted by
    • Columbia

    Waiting on
    • Stanford
  • tridpqtridpq Posts: 25Registered User New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2320 (800 CR, 800 M, 720 W)
    • ACT:
    • SAT II: 2400 (800 Math II, 800 Physics, 800 Chemistry)
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.90
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): My school doesn't rank, but I think my counselor put my rank as "1/900".
    • AP (place score in parenthesis):
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: A Level maximum load (General Paper, Project Work, Economics, Math, Chemistry, Physics)
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Top 10 in national math olympiad, top in national programming competition.
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Science and Math Council (Deputy President), High school YMCA (IT Director), Multimedia Club (President), Tech Council, Guitar Ensemble, Math Club.
    • Job/Work Experience: None
    • Volunteer/Community service: 1000+ hours of Community Service
    • Summer Activities: Nothing much
    • Essays: I liked my Common Apps essay, though my counselor said it's "decent".
    • Teacher Recommendation: I didn't get to read, but I think one was very good and one so so.
    • Counselor Rec: Excellent. She loves me.
    • Additional Rec: None
    • Interview: It went pretty well, though I couldn't be sure because it was only a phone interview.
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant):
    • Country (if international applicant): Vietnam (but spent 4 years of high school in Singapore)
    • School Type: Public / Independent
    • Ethnicity: Vietnamese
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: below $10,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Strong EC & Counselor Rec, decent stat & grade.
    • Weaknesses: Cookie-cutter Asian
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I don't know, but somehow I had this feeling that Princeton was going to accept me.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
      Accepted: Brown, Cornell
      Wailisted: MIT, UChicago, Columbia
      Rejected: Penn (Wharton)
    General Comments: OMG this is so unreal!!! Thanks Princeton for making this an awesome day.
  • chickybuggerchickybugger Posts: 48Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Deferred >>> Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2370 (CR: 780 M: 800 W: 790 E: 10) (2 sittings)
    • SAT II: 790 Chemistry, 800 Math IIC
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.89
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 10th
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): yes, 6 econ SL, other scores unknown
    • Senior Year Course Load: REALLY HEAVY (its IB)
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): presidential scholars
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Speech (Captain), Gymnastics, Circus (flying trapeze, unicycle, etc), NHS, Theater, Stage Crew, etc.
    • Job/Work Experience: Tutoring, Circus Teacher
    • Volunteer/Community service: Tutoring, NHS
    • Summer Activities: Circus Camp, Physics, Circus Teacher
    • Essays: about my enthusiasm in life leading me to mastery of various activities,
    • Teacher Recommendation: Math Teacher, Chemistry teacher (of two years)
    • Counselor Rec: par- she doesnt really know me
    • Interview: went well, old friend of my parents... but not that well, since i got deferred.
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): Pennsylvania
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Caucasian
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: Upper
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Legacy (parents and sister), female in engineering
    Reflection
    • Strengths: SAT scores, legacy, **extended essay in Chemistry (individual research, i made glass and discussed alterations in composition and their outcomes in industrial settings)
    • Weaknesses: low-ish GPA (3.89), essays werent perfect, but i'm not perfect (NO HUMAN IS PERFECT)
    • Why you think you were accepted: legacy? circus? extended essay? idk, im not a college admissions officer!
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: Johns Hopkins, Tufts, Carnegie Mellon, UPenn, Cornell, Penn State University). Waitlisted: Lehigh. Rejected: Yale and Brown. Waiting on: Harvard and Stanford
    General Comments: IT WAS A TOUGH PROCESS, i sure suffered all the way through, i hope everyone ends up at just the right place for them!
  • kerplunkishkerplunkish Posts: 25Registered User New Member
    i edited this cause i feel really ungrateful but yeah i got in with a 2230 and a weighted 4.25 or something, high school and travel soccer captain, lit mag editor, 710 on SAT2 lit, 740 SAT2 math 1, 780 SAT2 bio, 5s on AP bio and AP english comp, and a few other menial stuff like piano playing for 12 years and random little stuff. very good reccomendations and a very interesting interview, honestly do not know if it was good or bad, he was a very hard man to read

    still don't feel fully qualified though. congrats to everyone. btw-

    accepted- tufts, william and mary, kenyon
    waitlisted- UVA
    rejected- northwestern
    waiting for- georgetown, middlebury

    i really do not feel deserving of this because i did not work much throughout high school. shocked, to say the least
  • vonnegutvonnegut Posts: 28Registered User New Member
    i got in. i am shocked. i am so happy. and i now have no idea where to go.
  • cupcakeprincess6cupcakeprincess6 Posts: 36Registered User Junior Member
    Accepted! So happy!!!!! Will post stats at a later time.
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