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Chances at Ivies given "waitlisted" at Stanford

august's_chopinaugust's_chopin Posts: 312Registered User Member
edited April 2008 in What Are My Chances?
I've just been waitlisted at Stanford.. what are my odds that at least 1 of the following schools will accept me? (I've also been accepted to USC (presidential scholarship recipient), UCLA, UCBerkeley, and UCSD so far)

Harvard
Yale
Princeton
Columbia
UPenn (Huntsman/Wharton)

thanks!
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Replies to: Chances at Ivies given "waitlisted" at Stanford

  • llpitchllpitch Posts: 4,318Registered User Senior Member
    LOL yea we can really chance you with NO STATS at all.
  • Courtney8Courtney8 Posts: 397Registered User Member
  • rucaruca Posts: 387- Junior Member
    Originally posted by august's_chopin

    Intended Major: Economics/International Studies
    Schools Applying to:
    UPenn Huntsman ED
    Stanford
    Harvard
    Princeton
    Yale
    Columbia
    USC
    UCB
    UCLA
    UCSD
    UCI

    Demographics:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Chinese
    Location: CA
    School Type: Public ~ 4000 students - competitive
    Income: low - $60,000/year supporting 4

    GPA:
    Un-weighted: 3.92
    Weighted: 4.32
    Rank: Top 1%

    SAT I:
    2190: 760M, 760 W (12 essay), 670 CR
    SAT II:
    790: Math 2C
    760: W History
    770: Chemistry
    800: Chinese (Projected) - required for Huntsman

    Class Rigorousness: (most rigorous possible)
    11 AP's by graduation
    6 Community College Courses
    8 Honors

    Class Schedule:
    9th:
    (B/A) - H Alg2/Trig
    (A/A) - Life Skills/Health
    (B/A) - H Biology
    (A/A) - Chinese 1
    (B/A) - H English 9
    (A/A) - PE
    (A/A) - Spanish 1
    (A) - Pre-Calc -Summer

    10th
    (A/A) - 5 - AP Calc AB
    (A/A) - Journalism 1
    (A/A) - H Chem.
    (A/A) - Chinese 2
    (A/A) - H English 10
    (A/A) - 5 - AP W History
    (A/A) - 5 - AP Music Theory
    (A) - US History 13 - summer

    11th
    (A/A) - AP Chem.
    (A/A) - AP Calc BC
    (A/A) - H English 11
    (A/A) - AP Psychology
    (A/A) - H Physics
    (A/A) - Chinese 3
    (A/B) - Adv. Chem. Lab
    (A/A) - Journalism 2
    (A) - US History 12 - Spring
    ( ) - Political Science 1 - summer

    12th (planned)
    ( ) - AP Eng. Lit.
    ( ) - AP Chinese
    ( ) - AP Statistics
    ( ) - AP Physics B
    ( ) - AP Micro-econ - spring
    ( ) - Journalism 2
    ( ) - Peer College Counselor
    ( ) - Macro-econ 2 - fall

    Extracurriculars:
    Chinese American Citizens Alliance Youth Council (10 - 12)
    Description: The Chinese American Citizens Alliance youth council is supported by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Los Angeles Lodge. The Chinese American Citizens Alliance is a social, cultural, and leadership organization formed in 1895. Its mission is to seek equal economic and political empowerment for Chinese Americans, to improve the community's general welfare, to practice fully American patriotism and citizenship, and to promote friendship among its members and all people.

    Duties
    - Member in 10th, VP of Public Relations (11th), President of branch (12th)
    - Co-organizer of the 2007 National Youth Leadership Conference at UCLA
    - Organizer of the 2007 Youth Talent Show
    - conducted brochure, website, press conferences and national outreach campaigns

    "Women behind the Camera" Documentary Project (9 - 11)
    Description: "Women behind the Camera" presents challenging issues at work in the lives of camerawomen from around the world.
    Duties:
    - Acted as representative of Chinese affairs. Maintained connection between Beijing and LA.
    - Conducted live interview in Beijing, China with Chinese Camerawomen in Chinese Central Television Station. (summer 2006)
    - Conducted research in multiple fields of Chinese culture including music; specific concentration in feminist studies from post-Chinese Civil War (1949) era.
    - Composed various scores for the documentary
    - Performed multiple duties of translation and transcription including transcription of 150 min+ video footage from Chinese to English.
    - Conducted annual meeting at CCTV6 Beijing (Summer 2007)
    Awards:
    Accepted into Globians World and Culture Film Festival for 2007 int'l screening in Potsdam, Germany
    Insight Award 2006 from the National Association of Film and Digital Media Artists:
    "Award for Excellence" in film and digital media arts: Category: "Documentary: Editing."
    "Award of Excellence: Contemporary Issues/Awareness Raising" from the Accolade Competition
    "Honorable Mention: Editing" from the Accolade Competition.

    Piano Performance/Composition
    Description: I have played the piano since the age of 3.
    Awards/Achievements:
    -Completed all Certificate of Merit piano examinations by age 14 with Theory exemption (pass with over 90%)
    - Selected to play at the 2005 Sacramento MTAC Convention (Music Teachers Association of California)
    - "Honorable Mention" from 2006 Bach Festival.
    - Solo Concert Performance at Shanghai Normal University School of Music (Summer 2006)
    - Composition of music score was incorporated into the WBC Documentary (see above)
    - Founded school club (Young Composer's Group)
    - Winner of 2006 Annual Contemporary Festival
    - Played for the 2007 Chinese Lantern Festival at local church
    - Master Class winner at MTAC Panel Statewide Competition (top 10 in state)
    - World Journal article about me for award above ^
    - 1.5 hr AM1370 KWRM interview with me for award above ^

    School Newspaper
    Duties:
    10th grade: Writer/reporter
    11th grade: Editor
    12th grade: Editor in Chief
    Summer journalism workshop at Stanford

    School Math Team: (11 - 12)
    Description: The Math Team, founded fall of 2006, will join Mu Alpha Theta mathematical society fall of 2007.
    - Founder of school's first math competition team
    - 6th place in Los Angeles City College Math Competition (beating UCLA)
    - Team Captain

    Scholar Exchange Tutor Program (9 - 12)
    Description: The Scholar Exchange Tutor Program was founded in 2003 by the CSUN China Institute to allow high school and college students in the local area train visiting scholars from China.
    Duties:
    Train Foreign Exchange Scholars (Professors, Deans, etc.) to prepare basic conversational/writing/reading skills in English

    Work Experience
    - Teach piano ($75/week)
    - Summer 2007 internship at Genesis Capital in Central Business District Beijing (an investment firm). My work consists of market analysis.
    - Summer 2007 internship for USC China-US Institute on "Economic and Social Development on Beijing/Shanghai Subway Transit Systems"

    Athletics:
    Active Member of YMCA - 10 Hours/Week
    West Valley Tai Chi Performance Team
    Member Ping Pong Club
    Nike Tennis Camp (Summer 2005)

    sorry for the long long long stats... but i wanted to give a very comprehensive review of myself.... please any help/chance is appreciated...

    Thank you so much!!!!

    I didn't bother to go through and re-bold everything.
  • Courtney8Courtney8 Posts: 397Registered User Member
    Ruca, are those your stats? or august_chopins'?
  • icypineapple37icypineapple37 Posts: 146Registered User Junior Member
    dam....

    You definitely have a chance. At least you got waitlisted, not rejected. Although I hear that Ivies don't look that favorably upon Chinese males...
  • supsup Posts: 1,322Registered User Senior Member
    Wow you are in the exact some position as me august. I have also applied to those schools (except jerome-fischer rather than hunstman), was waitlisted at Stanford, and have been admitted into those 3 UC's + USC.

    From what I've seen, Stanford seems to have a slightly different method of picking applicants from HYP in that Stanford focuses more on unique ECs or qualities and less on academics.
  • rucaruca Posts: 387- Junior Member
    Those are the OP's. I looked through their post history and found them. -.-
  • you'llsee...you'llsee... Posts: 4,535Registered User Senior Member
    P(Harvard|Waitlisted Stanford) = P(Harvard U Waitlisted Stanford) / P(Waitlisted Stanford).



    the U should be the other way, but w/e.
  • august's_chopinaugust's_chopin Posts: 312Registered User Member
    lol .. oh and btw my 12th grade grades are all A's also
  • august's_chopinaugust's_chopin Posts: 312Registered User Member
    "sup," that kinda sucks for me then.. cuz my GPA and SAT's arent that topnotched...
  • supsup Posts: 1,322Registered User Senior Member
    Ah well what do I know...I'm just another stupid high school student going crazy over college admissions
  • august's_chopinaugust's_chopin Posts: 312Registered User Member
    hey results got out...

    UPenn Wharton: Accepted
    Harvard: waitlist
    Yale: waitlist
    Princeton: reject
    Columbia: waitlist

    those are just for ivies.. i guess the results arent taht bad...
  • supsup Posts: 1,322Registered User Senior Member
    I got waitlisted at HYPS too and will probably go to Wharton.

    I know Wharton is good and all, but I'm still rather disappointed at not getting into HYPS.
  • NewEngSocSciManNewEngSocSciMan Posts: 790Registered User Member
    Wharton is totally better than HYP.
  • august's_chopinaugust's_chopin Posts: 312Registered User Member
    really? 10 char
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