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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    Waitlisted: Barnard (RD; submitted my application late...; withdrawn); Tufts (RD); Middlebury (RD; withdrawn)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: 3 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: 2 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! :)
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