I am a QB Finalist, Low Income, 1st gen, White and I didn't get to any private school.
My dream schools: MIT and Caltech
Rejected from: Columbia, Stanford, MIT (EA defferred) and Caltech (waitlisted)
Accepted to public state schools: UCB, UCLA, UCSD, UCD, UCI, CalPoly SLO
SIR to UCSD - Aerospace Engineering with Chancellor Scholarship
My problem with rejection was my high school (not enough AP classes, no advance math classes) and White skin (no minority, my parents are immigrants with no English or education) and low income (private schools prefer full price)
I started to take AP classes too early in 9th grade. By Junior year I had 60 college credits.
I didn't have any AP class in Fall my senior year, and now I have only one.
I was looked like I got lazy, but I couldn't find any college math or science class as a concurrent enrollment in 12th grade.
I am white, but I am minority in my school and city. (only 5% whites)
QuestBridge saved me application fee - THANKS