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  • juliared24juliared24 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    edited April 14
    Accepted: Ohio State (EA; Honors College; Eminence Fellowship - full ride (tuition, books, room, board, $3000 stipend, reimbursement for enrollment fee and housing deposit), Kenyon (RD; $10,000/yr), Denison (RD; half tuition), Colgate (RD), Hamilton (RD)

    Waitlisted: Barnard (RD; submitted my application late...; withdrawn); Tufts (RD); Middlebury (RD; withdrawn)

    Rejected: Brown (ED-deferred); Bowdoin (RD)

    Enrolled: Ohio State; will go to Tufts if accepted off waitlist

    School Type: large public
    Location: Ohio
    Race/Gender: white female
    Prospective Major: Linguistics for schools w/ linguistics, Anthropology for schools w/out

    Grades/classes
    Unweighted GPA: not sure, probably 3.5ish
    Weighted GPA: 3.97
    Class rank: 3rd decile
    IB Diploma
    - HL: English, Psych, German
    - SL: Math, Environmental, Physics
    No study halls; hardest possible schedule except each year except Chem not Honors Chem soph. yr and AP Calc AB not BC senior yr
    Had some C's and D's on my transcript that definitely didn't help anything

    ACT: 35
    SAT: 1550

    SAT II
    Lit: 700
    Math II: 790

    Extracurriculars
    Coxswain on school's crew team - Varsity grades 10-12
    Linguistics camps over the summer
    Went to school in Germany for a month
    ESL tutor, started summer program for kids w/ public library

    Awards:
    - IB Diploma
    - NHS
    - National Merit Finalist

    Essays
    - great for everywhere but Barnard

    Recs
    - probably great, idk though

    Demonstrated interest
    - crazy at Brown (4 visits, went to a class, summer program)
    - one visit everywhere else but Barnard (no visit)
    - emails w/ reps at Brown, Middlebury, Tufts, Bowdoin, and Barnard

    Wish I'd done ED-II at Tufts but I still thought I had a chance at Brown lol. Sucky GPA and ECs dragged me down. Kinda had the "smart slacker" vibe b/c of my low GPA and high test scores that I don't think sits well w/ colleges.
  • NYCGirl33NYCGirl33 Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    edited April 14
    A full ride at Ohio State is a very good deal! Congratulations! However, I am a bit surprised that you did stay on the waitlist for Barnard. It is part of the Ivy League as it is an undergraduate college of Columbia University (you get a degree from CU and graduate at Columbia Graduation). Plus you get a world class education with the best professors in the world.

    I understand that Ohio State and Tufts are great schools, but Barnard is definitely one of a kind. Small, women's liberal arts college within large, co-ed Ivy League university. Acceptance rate at Barnard was 14.8%. Most people I know who got into Tufts and Barnard chose Barnard, and I know a few people that transferred to Barnard/Columbia from Tufts. Networking, internships in NYC, amazing classes, cosmopolitan student body hard are all hard to pass down. However, a full ride to Ohio State is also absolutely wonderful! Best of luck!
  • Karenmore089232Karenmore089232 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Hello, guys.
    Please, can anyone tell my what is my chance to transfer to Baruch College with 3.28 GPA and 45 College credits for 2017 fall . Thank you. My major is CIS(Computer Information System.)
  • lilymaddylilymaddy Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    edited April 19
    Accepted: UW-Madison, Boston University, University of Minnesota
    Rejected: USC, Stanford, Cornell, Northwestern

    School Type: Public
    Location: Wisconsin
    Race/Gender: Caucasian/Female
    Prospective Major: Biomedical Engineering
    Unweighted GPA: 3.9
    Weighted GPA: N/A
    Class rank: N/A

    SAT: 1450 (760 Reading/Writing, 690 Math)
    ACT: 31 (35 Writing, 32 Reading, 28 Math, 28 Science)
    SAT Subject Tests: 630 Spanish, 660 Environmental Biology (lololol)

    AP Classes/Scores:
    AP Psychology (5)
    AP English Language and Composition (4)
    AP Biology (did not take)
    AP Calculus ABC (BC:3, AB:4)
    AP Human Geography (4)

    Clubs:
    Photography Club (Freshman + Sophomore)
    Math Team (Freshman + Sophomore)
    Treasurer for School Newspaper (Senior)

    Other Activities:
    I play seven instruments and compete in piano, which I have played for ~11 years.
    Freshman year I was with an acting agency and I was in an environmental education film.

    Volunteering:
    Weekly Hospital Volunteer (2 years)
    Weekly Pharmacy Volunteer (1 summer)
    Weekly Non-Profit Volunteer (1 summer)
    Weekly Mentor for Middle School Science Symposium (1 academic year)
    Freshman Advisor (1 academic year)
    Peer Tutoring (~20 hours)
    Misc. In-Class volunteering (~10-15 hours)

    Work:
    Barista at Local Coffee Shop (2 years, 20-25 hours per week)
    -multiple sales contests won as well as employee of the month
    Research Intern in Biochemistry Lab (2 years, 10-15 hours per week)
    Guitar Teacher (

    Interesting Points:
    -My research abstract was selected for a talk and poster presentation at an international meeting in Brazil. It went very well.
    -Since I did Calc ABC my junior year, I designed and completed an independent study project on the intersections of art and math. I talk about this in some of my essays.
    -I have a genetic disorder called neruofibromatosis that has caused physical disabilities and tumors throughout my life. I talk about this and its impact on me in some of my essays.

    Awards:
    National Merit Finalist
    Scholastic Art Awards: 2 gold keys, 2 honorable mentions (junior and senior year)
    Honor Roll (all semesters)
    School Academic Achievement Award for 3.8+ GPA (all semesters)
    AP Scholar with Honor

    Well I got rejected from most places... oh well, I don't know why aside from the SAT subject test scores (which I didn't submit to most places)
  • jjohnrossjjohnross Registered User Posts: 259 Junior Member
    Major: Business or Communications

    Accepted:
    Fordham University, Boston College, Boston University, The George Washington University, UVM, Rutgers, Pitt, Kenyon, Syracuse


    Rejected:
    Northeastern

    Waitlisted:
    American University

    Objective:
    SAT I - didn't take
    ACT - 30, 31 Superscored (28M, 28S, 32R, 34W)
    SAT II's: didn't take
    GPA: 4.7 weighted, 3.9 unweighted
    Rank: top 10%
    AP's taken: AP US History (4), AP Lang (4)
    Honor's taken: Everything except sciences
    Senior Courses- AP Stat, AP Environmental, AP Lit, AP Psychology, Peer Leadership
    Major Awards (USAMO, intel, etc...): 2 business awards (county comp), 1 writing award (state comp)

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (Leadership in parentheses)
    -SGA (Senior Class President)
    -NHS
    -Peer Leadership (Senior Peer Leader)
    -Cross Country/Track
    -Newspaper

    Job Experience: Beach staff (3 years)
    Volunteering: Hospital Volunteer, NHS (60+ hours a year)
    Summer Activities: volunteering/working

    Essays: Main essay was good, supplements were some good and bad, a few had spelling mistakes but I still ended up getting into the school

    Teacher Recommendations: Very good, I had a good relationship with both
    Counselor Rec: probably good, but there are a lot of kids in my school so I don't think it revealed too much extra
    Interviews: Kenyon (went great), American (was decent)

    Other:
    State: NJ
    School Type: Large competitive public school in suburban NJ
    Ethnicity: White
    Sex: Male
    Income Bracket: middle class

    Notes:
    Looking back, I would definitely apply to less safety schools, probably only UVM, and add in a few more reach schools and not have as many "target" schools. I think I should have challenged myself more and taken a chance at some of the more elite colleges, even if it was a long-shot. I also should have looked into financial aid policies and scholarship offerings at these schools more bc colleges I thought would give me money (Boston College) gave me absolutely nothing which was disappointing.

    However, I am super happy to be a part of the Fordham University class of 2021!!
  • penguin21penguin21 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Hi everyone! Just an update for anyone that is curious--I got a 4k scholarship at Hunter for their Yalow Scholars Program, which dwindles down my tuition to 2k a year! I am excited and I just wanted to share the news for anyone who is struggling with colleges--larger price =/= better quality. Always do your research before committing, and be confident in your choice. Hunter has a wonderful pre-med program and I am ecstatic to be a part of the class of 2021! :)
  • doorrealthedoorrealthe Registered User Posts: 495 Member
    Accepted: Dartmouth, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, Boston College, and UVA

    Waitlisted: Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Duke, and UChicago

    Rejected: Princeton, Brown, Cornell, Penn (deferred ED -> rejected at Wharton)

    Objective:
    SAT I superscore (breakdown M/CR/W/Essay): 2300 (770/740/800/8) only sitting
    SAT II (subject, score): Math 2 - 800
    Unweighted/Weighted GPA: 3.9 ish UW
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 5%
    AP/IB (place score in parentheses): APUSH (4), AP Lang (4). AP Calc AB (5). AP Gov (5). AP Comp (5). AP Environmental (5).


    Senior year course load:
    AP Calc BC
    AP Physics
    AP Statistics
    AP Economics
    AP Literature


    Awards:

    - AP Scholar with Distinction
    - National Merit Scholar Commended
    - Chosen as 1 of 8 teens nationwide for a major program (lots of publicity)
    - (2x) High school award in math and science - given to best student in each class
    - Yale essay contest 1st place
    - Two other, smaller online essay contests - finalist/top10 winner
    - second place in We The People state competition
    - High honor roll, NHS, etc.


    Extracurriculars (exactly what is on my Common App):

    - Blogger for the Huffington Post

    - Co-Editor in Chief of school newspaper

    - Co-President of DECA business club

    - Co-Founder of a growing company (annual revenue projected around $15k-20k)

    - Published writer and journalist: fantasy novel published on Amazon, reporter for local newspaper, published in 4 literary magazines

    - Editor for a national high school literary magazine

    - Karate Black Belt (first degree)

    - Class Treasurer

    - AVID Tutor and Freshman mentor

    - Former waiter and housekeeper at a bed and breakfast, ongoing private tutor with 3 clients, former employee for a financial literacy website


    Recommendations:
    Good


    Essays:
    Pretty good


    Other:
    U.S. State/Territory or Country: competitive state
    School Type: Very large public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket Range: No financial aid
    Hooks (URM, first generation, recruited athelete, development):

    Strengths: ECs
    Weaknesses: Scores and GPA
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think the peer recommendation helped me as well as the interview!
    What would you have done differently?: Nothing
  • perrythepperrythep Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    Accepted:
    Boston University
    George Washington University (20k/year scholarship)
    Syracuse University (20k/year scholarship)
    U Del (11k/year scholarship, Honors Program)
    SUNY New Paltz (5k/year scholarship)
    Drew University (25k/year scholarship, Honors Program)

    Waitlisted:
    Skidmore College (need-aware)

    Denied:
    USC

    Major (for all schools)- Visual Arts (CFA/CAS Double Degree program for BU with major in International Relations)
    GPA- 4.03 W
    ACT Score- 31 (32E 29M 31R 31S 9E)
    AP: Physics 1 (3), US History (3)
    Second decile, but top 15%
    Essays: Decent
    Rec Letters: The teachers I got them from all had me for several years so I think they were pretty good
    EC's: National Honors Society, Art Honors Society, English Honors Society, Social Studies Honors Society, World Language Honors Society, Math Honors Society, Italian Club President, AHS Co-president
    150+ community service hours
    Senior Classes: AP Lit, AP Bio, AP Gov, AP Drawing, AP Italian, Calculus

    Gender- F
    Ethnicity: White
    State- NY
    School Type: Public
    Income Bracket: Single parent income ~100k

    Looking back:
    Honestly I would've been more realistic about price. BU was my number one and I got in but couldn't afford the price tag! New Paltz gave me enough money where it will cost around 13k/yr, whereas BU is still 36k with financial aid. Due to this, I may not have tried as hard had I known that! But, my EC's were somewhat weak for top tier schools, but my course load senior year is kind of insane.
  • themathrunnerthemathrunner Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    Okay, I have now gotten all decisions so I will post my full results. I am excited to be a yellow jacket next year!

    Decisions from seven applications
    Georgia Tech: Accepted EA OOS, Dean's Scholarship (gives instate tuition) plus a couple small scholarships, net cost about 23k/year, will attend
    Case Western: Accepted RD, 27k/year University Scholarship, net cost about 36K/year
    Carnegie Mellon: Waitlisted RD, net cost 44k/year after need based aid (they give aid decisions to waitlisted students), did not accept spot on waitlist
    University of Chicago: Waitlisted RD, rejected from waitlist
    Harvard: Waitlisted RD, rejected from waitlist
    Princeton: Defered SCEA, rejected RD
    MIT: Rejected RD

    MIT was my dream school since I was very young, even though I really didn't know much about it. In my junior year, I realized Princeton was truly my top choice, and so I applied there SCEA. I didn't get in, but I don't have many regrets. I think the difference between me and most people on here is that I never did anything for the sake of looking good to colleges. I didn't start the application process until senior year and didn't know anything about it beforehand. I hate how some people do activities or choose classes based on what colleges want. I also hate that people study for the SAT/ACT. I did not, and I don't really study for anything. I do tons of activities because I love to fill up my time with them. My parents are also the opposite of many here, they knew nothing about the college process and assumed I'd get in everywhere I applied. They were shocked when Princeton deferred me, though I was not surprised. I know I would have done well at the Ivies I applied to, but I understand that they get many great applicants, and I'm not mad that I got rejected. I do think the large amount of waitlists and deferrals are kind of a rip-off by the colleges. They waitlist far more than there is even a chance they will accept. That said, I am happy where I am. I am excited for a new life next year at Georgia Tech! Go jackets!

    White Male
    Math major
    SAT I (breakdown M/CR/W/Essay): 800/800/710 on old, 800/800 on new
    SAT I superscore (breakdown M/CR/W/Essay): only took once each
    ACT (breakdown): 35S/35E/35R/36M/22W (didn't send)
    ACT superscore (breakdown): only took once
    SAT II (subject, score): 800 Math 2, 730 US History, 710 Physics (only sent physics to MIT and CMU)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.85 by my own calculation, my school only reports my weighted
    Weighted GPA: 4.56 as of end of junior year, higher now
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 10% out of 113
    AP (place score in parentheses): Calc BC (5), Stats (5), USHist (5), Eng Lang (5), Physics 1 (5), World Hist (4), Chem, Comp Sci, Eng Lit, Physics C: Mech, Latin
    IB (place score in parentheses): no
    Senior Year Course Load: 7 classes, the max at my school, 5 APs, one fine art, 1 post-AP
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel, etc.): none
    Common Awards (AP Scholar, honor roll, NM things, etc.): Won some state-wide and local academic contests, NMF, AIME, All-state athlete (not good enough for recruitment)

    Extracurriculars: Lots of clubs, sports, activities with plenty of leadership but nothing THAT exceptional - I don't feel like going into detail.
    Essays: Good I think, definitely no typos or grammar errors since I proofread well and I think the content was good too.
    Letter of Recommendation: One from my Physics teacher and one from an English teacher, should be super great.
  • Chips99Chips99 Registered User Posts: 188 Junior Member
    Accepted:
    -College of William & Mary (will be attending)
    -University of Southern California (spring admission)
    -University of California, Los Angeles
    -University of Virginia
    -George Mason University (Honors College)

    Waitlisted:
    -University of Pennsylvania (later rejected)
    -University of California, Berkeley (did not accept place on waitlist)
    -New York University (did not accept place on waitlist)

    Rejected:
    -Stanford University

    I also applied to George Washington University, but they lost my transcript and never considered my application. I called them multiple times well before the submission deadline, but they never bothered to respond. Lol.

    Major:
    -Anthropology (first choice)
    -Human Biology (second choice, where available)
    -Biology (third choice, where available)
    *I also indicated interest in the pre-medical track where available*

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1420 (760 reading/writing, 660 math); single sitting
    ACT (breakdown): 31 (36E, 30M, 32R, 27S); single sitting
    SAT II (place score in parentheses): Literature (710), Spanish w/o listening (570)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.98
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1

    AP (place score in parentheses): in rough chronological order: World History (2), U.S. Government (4), Psychology (5), BC Calculus (1; AB subscore of 1 lol), U.S. History (4), English Language (5), English Literature (TBA), Biology (TBA)

    IB (place score in parentheses): Spanish B SL (6), Anthropology SL (5)

    Senior Year Course Load: IB English Literature HL, IB History of the Americas HL, IB Biology HL, IB Anthropology HL, IB Math Studies, IB Film SL, TOK (semester 1), Honors Debate (semester 2 - retaking at my teacher's request so I can assist the newcomers)

    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): these aren't super major but:
    -AP Scholar with Honor
    -Quarterfinalist at VHSL Debate Championships

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses):
    -Debate (Captain)
    -Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Vice President)
    -Key Club (Social Media Manager - I run an Instagram page, lol)
    -National Honor Society
    -Mu Alpha Theta
    -Girl Up

    Job/Work Experience: N/A

    Volunteer/Community Service:
    -Organized a small fundraiser for local SPCA
    -Junior volunteer program at local hospital
    -Regular volunteer position as an exhibit interpreter at a local "science museum"... can't be too specific here without losing my anonymity lol
    -Lots of little things (blood drives, feeding-the-homeless-type events, etc.)

    Summer Activities:
    -VA Summer Residential Governor's School for the Humanities
    -EF Tour of Ecuador - made for a really cool essay that probably helped me get into UCLA lol

    Essays (rating 1-10, details): Ehh, not going to give my essays numerical ratings, sorry. I worked very hard on all of them. Most were pretty "quirky" and a couple dealt with the kinds of "serious" topics people usually advise against writing about, but I made sure to tie them back into myself and my growth as a person. My Common App essay was about Governor's School and how it helped me, you guessed it, grow as a person. My "why ___" essays were also pretty good, I think (I think my Why Penn essay is what got me waitlisted instead of rejected); my advice for those is to do your research and mention specific things about the college that the average Joe wouldn't know so that adcoms know you're interested... I think that the fact that I didn't really do this for NYU might be why I got waitlisted instead of accepted, lol, so.

    Teacher Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): Didn't read, but I have very good relationships with all of my recommenders, so I'm assuming they were pretty good!

    Counselor Rec (rating 1-10, details): see above

    Additional Rec (rating 1-10, details): N/A

    Interview: Stanford one was pretty ehh, Penn one was really good. A lot depends on your interviewer. Luckily, interviews don't matter a whole lot in the grand scheme of things.

    Other
    Applied for Financial Aid? Oho u bet ur buns I did
    State (if domestic applicant): VA
    School Type: Public (federally designated "low-income" public that qualifies for Title I, more specifically)
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: ~$40k now, but in 2015 my mom only made ~$19k so that's what colleges saw
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): I'm kinda poor lol? I would have been considered first gen until 2014, which is when my mom got her degree... so that would've been a boost, but hey, my mom has a degree (and crippling debt) now!

    Reflection
    Strengths: Essays (except the Why NYU essay lol), recommendations, Penn interview, GPA, rank
    Weaknesses: TEST SCORES and lack of super major awards and super cool extracurriculars
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I mean, see above lol
    General Comments/Advice/Hindsight: I was very close to choosing USC, one of my dream schools, over W&M, the school that gave me a full ride. Think very carefully when making this decision. Is your dream school worth the amount of debt it requires? If you find yourself ultimately leaning toward your dream school because you're worried about other people's opinions, please reconsider. I'm not in college yet, but I'm pretty sure you won't care about those people's opinions once you actually get to college. Also, please don't pull a me and stress constantly over your applications once they're submitted. What's done is done. You are lovely and you will find your home. Good luck!
  • williams2021williams2021 Registered User Posts: 114 Junior Member
    Accepted:

    Williams College(attending)
    Dartmouth College
    Swarthmore
    Middlebury
    Colby
    Hamilton
    UFlorida(in-state)

    Waitlisted:
    Vanderbilt(econ)
    Washu(business. did not demonstrate interest and I needed a lot of fin aid)
    Uchicago(rejected from waitlist a few days ago.)

    Rejected:
    HYPS
    Columbia
    Wharton

    To be fair, I got accepted to Williams early(but was permitted to apply RD because fin aid was unexpectedly low) and so I did not really put in effort for any college app beside Dartmouth(I applied in November) and Stanford. All my other Ivy essays were pretty generic and lame because I only wanted to see if I can get a good fin aid offer so Williams can match. I prefer smaller schools.

    ACT (breakdown): 34.
    ACT superscore (breakdown): 36 Math and Science. 34 English and 33 Reading
    SAT II (subject, score): 790 MATH2. 720 US History.
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.8. Competitive Magnet Program in a decent school. Send about 20 kids to top 20 uni per year. Most of the 20 kids get into multiple top 20/ivy.
    Weighted GPA: 5.3/6.
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 15/780
    AP (place score in parentheses): 5: Micro/Macro, Psych, HumanGeo. 4: Gov, Calc AB, Stats, European History. 3:English Lit and Physics 1.

    Senior Year Course Load: IB Higher Level English Lit, History, and Psych.IB Standard Level Math, Bio, Spanish, TOK.
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel, etc.):
    Common Awards (AP Scholar, honor roll, NM things, etc.): School award for helping peers, Commended scholar, National AP scholar.


    Extracurriculars (name, grade levels, leadership, description):
    Ran a small business with revenue about 30k.
    VP of Financial and Investment Club
    Secretary of UNICEF Club
    Founder and President of ACT Prep Club
    Competitive Computer Science summer program at local uni.
    Job/Work Experience: The small business as well as working as a freelancer on the internet as a writer and a translator.
    Volunteer/Community service: 150 hours at a place that I am very passionate about. 50 hours at local library.

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    Teacher Rec #1: Legit 9/10
    Teacher Rec #2: Never read. probably very average
    Counselor Rec: 7/10? Not super close but closer than many students.

    U.S. State/Territory or Country: FL
    Intended Major: Econ
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Asian(Minority Asian though.)
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket Range: <$30k
    Hooks (URM, first generation, recruited athelete, development): First gen
  • yochocolateyochocolate Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    indian female, CA public school

    accepted: uc irvine, cal poly / rejected: ucb, ucla, usc, stanford

    uw gpa: 3.8
    weighted: 4.11

    major: econ

    SAT: old: 2110, new: 1410

    10 AP classes: (1) 3, (1) 4, (3) 5, and the rest haven't come in yet

    extracurricular: work (10 hr/week), guitar for 7 years, not much other community service

    overall: pretty good essays, decent gpa, rigorous schedule, lack of ecs

    ended up going to cc, but starting as a sophomore with 16 units/semester bc AP gave me 31.63 units

    ADVICE: it's getting competitive! do your best and if you don't get into the college you really really want, give cc a shot! you can save 75 GRAND and your chances of getting that degree from cal or la can TRIPLE or more :) just do what you think is important and worth it in the long run
  • ro2400ro2400 Registered User Posts: 111 Junior Member
    Accepted:
    Temple Honors Program (Full Scholarship) and Invited to Interview to 7 Year Med Program (Rejected)
    UPitt Honors Program (15k per year scholarship) and Rejected from 8 Year Med Program
    Rutgers Honors College (Full Scholarship and Attending)
    UNC Chapel Hill Honors Program and Research Scholars
    Johns Hopkins University
    Hofstra (25k per year scholarship)
    Drexel University and Invited to Interview to 7 Year Med Program (Rejected)
    RPI and Rejected from 7 Year Med Program
    Rejected from Drew/NJMS 7 Year Med Program

    Waitlisted:
    UPenn CAS (2nd Choice) (Later Rejected)

    Rejected:
    UPenn LSM (1st Choice)
    Duke
    Princeton

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): N/A
    ACT (breakdown): 35 (34 E, 35 M, 35 R, 34 S, 34 W)
    SAT II: Math Level 2: 800
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 98.02 (We have a decimal gpa reporting system)
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2/~490
    AP (place score in parenthesis): US History (4), World History (4), Physics 1 (4), Calc BC (4), Calc AB Subscore (5), English Language & Composition (4), Environmental Science (3)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Bio, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Lang, AP English Lit, AP Stat, Dual Enrollment in Anatomy and Physiology
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): US Presidential Scholar Nominee, RPI Medalist for Science and Math, Several FBLA Regional Awards, One statewide FBLA award, One FBLA National Selection, Local District Competition Awards for FIRST Robotics, Commended NMSQT Scholar, AP Scholar w/ Distinction

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): FBLA (Vice President), HOSA (Founder/President), Science Research Club, NHS (Peer Mentor), Robotics (Secretary, Programming Mentor)
    Job/Work Experience: N/A
    Volunteer/Community service: Youth Council 350+ Hours (Vice President, Previously Committee Head), NHS 50+ Hours, Junior Achievement 50+ Hours
    Summer Activities: Summer Before Senior Year: Bioinformatics Internship w/ NIH-NCBI Publication, Cancer Institute leadership program, FBLA NLC, Doctor Shadowing Summer Before Junior Year: JHU CTY Course, Cancer Institute Mini program, Summers Before Sophomore Year: CTY Courses
    Essays: Common App spoke about my personal struggle and realization so it was really genuine, however wasnt the best i could do (8/10)
    Supplemental Essays: I talked about what resources and facilities would align to my interests, but perhaps this method was not effective everywhere.(6-7/10)
    Teacher Recommendation:
    AP Physics Teacher - Considered me one of top students so probably 8.5/10
    AP English Teacher - Did not talk to him as much but he knew i was a very driven student (6-7/10)
    Counselor Rec: She loves me and knows my entire life story so I would have to give an 8/10
    Additional Rec: Doctor I shadowed - Just a validation of my doctor shadowing done (6-7/10)

    Other:

    State (if domestic applicant): NJ
    Country (if international applicant): USA
    Intended major(s): Biology
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Asian (Indian)
    Gender: M
    Income Bracket: ~200,000k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None that I know of

    Reflection: Overall, I am happy to be attending Rutgers Honors College on a premed track. This whole experience went a lot better than I had expected because I went through literal hell as I was diagnosed with a chronic illness in September of 2016. So I had to balance taking care of my health, keeping up with my grades and school activities, and applying to colleges. One piece of advice I have that I guess that kinda worked for me is that try to make positives out of your worst possible negatives like my disease really motivated me to pursue medicine by providing an alternate perspective as a patient. I think that positivity alone helped me get invited to two of the guaranteed admission to medical school programs.

    Strengths: Test Scores, GPA, Reason for Pursuing Biology and Pre-Med
    Weaknesses: No SAT II Science Scores, Honors


    General Comments: In the end of the application process, I highly recommend that before you choose your final top colleges, make a prioritized list of factors that you want to rank your top colleges by. For me it was: 1. Health and Distance, 2. Money/Debts, 3. Resources. And another thing very very important thing is that as soon as you realize what you want to do in college, make sure you plan things out like test prep and activities and courses well beforehand such that you make yourself a competitive applicant.
  • desperatepleadesperateplea Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
    ACT super scored 32 normal 30
    GPA 95.4 weighted
    captain 2 sports teams, science fairs, and girl scouts

    Accepted- Villanova, Lehigh, Lafayette, Bucknell, RPI, WPI, Honors college UMass Amherst, UMass Lowell, and Manhattan College
  • mccurkmccurk Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    Congrats! Do you mind sharing where you have decided to go? My D plans to apply to many of those schools- has a 1420sat- hopes to bring that up a bit in august. Best wishes!
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