I was just recently put on the waitlist at UNC and was curious if anybody could offer anything about this?
I'm 1/660 students in my class, 4.807 GPA, IB program, 2200 SAT, 4's and 5's on the AP tests I've taken, 7 on my IB Spanish exam, varsity swim team for 4 years (captain for 2), varsity track for 4 years, executive VP of National Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta Officer, a lot of volunteer hours, strong letters of recommendation, and 2 strong essays that I received help on from a teacher that used to be a college admissions counselor.
I visited the campus and really loved it there, so I was kind of bummed (and little surprised) that I didn't get in. On my visit they gave an informational brochure that stated that 77% of their students were in the top 10%, meaning that nearly 1/4 of their students weren't. This statistic got to me a little, as a quarter of their students receive admission from out of the top 10% whereas I was waitlisted as part of the top 0.2% of my class.
I live in Texas, so I'm wondering if they really only focus on North Carolina natives? Is there anything else that I'm missing here? I'm also concerned that if I do get pulled from the waitlist, all of the scholarships will have already been awarded to others and therefore will not be able to afford attendance.
I was only accepted to 4 out of the 8 schools that I applied to (with minimal scholarship offerings), so its been a pretty difficult past few weeks for me. You know how people say all the time that "Ohh, you'll have your pick of schools and won't have to pay a dime" but thats not exactly how it has turned out for me.
Any advice on anything would be appreciated!
Thanks a bunch