Super excited to hear back in a week or so from Wellesley! But it's actually the only all-female school I applied to; I mostly applied to small, east-coast liberal arts schools. Out of curiosity, what are some of the coed places people applied to?
U Michigan, New York University, Columbia University, Princeton University. Columbia and Princeton are more "well, on the hilarious chance that I got in, they'd give me great financial aid" side of things, U of M because a local scholarship is guaranteed to pay 100% of my tuition there, and NYU because of the writing program. With regard to my first choice of school, I'm pretty torn between Wellesley and Barnard. Anyone else feeling that way?
Apart from Wellesley, I also applied to UChicago, Pomona, Swarthmore, Cornell, Northwestern, and Bryn Mawr. I like Wellesley, but UChicago and Pomona are my favourites. Would be really torn if I was fortunate enough to get into both of them!
Shootastar, my guess (based on an attempt to make sense of conflicting reports) is that about 35% get likely letters, and then 20% of the rest eventually are accepted, which would approach 50% for all EE applicants eventually being accepted.
I applied to Ahmerst, Swarthmore, Brandeis, Cornell, MIT and University of Utah (scholarship, so it's a consideration) in addition to Wellesley. Also, I am pretty anxious you guys. Less than a week and we might know if we get in or not.
I'm nervous yet so excited. It's kind of weird feeling because you can't be 100% sure of the outcome... either I'll be leaping for joy when I get my likely or staring in disbelief if I get a possibly or unlikely... I feel like it's life or death!