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Official Yale Class of 2015 RD Results Thread

lutherjwlutherjw Posts: 143Registered User Junior Member
edited October 2011 in Yale University
With results coming out in just under 18 hours, I figured it was time for someone to post the official results thread.

Use this thread only for results, there is another thread dedicated to discussions:

http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/yale-university/1114584-discussion-thread-yale-class-2015-rd-results.html

Just copy/paste the template below and fill in your information. There is no need to delete any spaces.
[noparse]Choose One:
[size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]
[size=+2]Decision: Waitlisted[/size]
[size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

Objective:

  • SAT I (breakdown):
  • ACT:
  • SAT Subject Tests:
  • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
  • Weighted GPA:
  • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
  • AP (place score in parenthesis):
  • IB (place score in parenthesis):
  • Senior Year Course Load:
  • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
Subjective:

  • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
  • Job/Work Experience:
  • Volunteer/Community service:
  • Summer Activities:
  • Essays (subjects and personal opinions):

    • Common App Main Essay:
    • EC Short Answer:
    • Why Yale?:
    • Short Takes:
    • Additional Essay:

  • Teacher Recommendation 1:
  • Teacher Recommendation 2:
  • Counselor Rec:
  • Additional Rec:
  • Interview:
Other

  • State (if domestic applicant):
  • Country (if international applicant):
  • School Type:
  • Ethnicity:
  • Gender:
  • Income Bracket:
  • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
Reflection

  • Strengths:
  • Weaknesses:
  • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
  • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
General Comments:[/noparse]
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Replies to: Official Yale Class of 2015 RD Results Thread

  • silverturtlesilverturtle Posts: 12,494Registered User Senior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I: 2400 (one sitting)
    • ACT: 36 (one sitting)
    • SAT II: Math Level 2 – 800, Chemistry - 800
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank: 1/425
    • AP: 5’s on Chemistry, Biology, Calculus AB, and Psychology (logistically impossible to take AP course until junior year)
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics, Calculus II (took at community college), AP Statistics (online), AP Human Geography, AP US Government and Politics, AP English Language, AP English Literature, Spanish IV (administrative regulations precluded my taking AP Spanish), and PE (required)
    • Awards: USNCO, NMSF, NHRP, state awards in English and Chemistry
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars: Piano improvisation and performance (both paid and unpaid; significant time commitment); Mock Trial; Scholastic Bowl; Peer Tutoring; Peer Leadership; WYSE Academic Team; JETS Engineering Team; Social Studies Club; Various volunteering engagements; Various leadership positions and awards in the previous activities
    • Summer Activities: Vanderbilt twice, music composition program, community college
    • Essays: Difficult to self-evaluate
    • Teacher Recommendations: Haven’t seen them
    • Counselor Rec: Haven’t seen it
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    • Intended Major: Undecided
    • State: Illinois
    • Country: US (domestic applicant)
    • School Type: Semi-competitive public (A few NMSF’s each year; about 15 students with ACT scores 33+)
    • Ethnicity: 3/4 White non-Hispanic; 1/4 Hispanic
    • Gender: Male
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Perfect test scores, rigorous curriculum (under the circumstances), GPA, rank, well-roundedness
    • Weaknesses: Dearth of major awards, don’t attend feeder high school, no unusually compelling extracurricular activities, should have self-studied some AP tests
    General Comments: Good luck to everyone as they move forward.
  • imagodeiimagodei Posts: 422Registered User Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Deferred --> Rejected[/size]


    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2230 (770 CR, 680 M, 780 W)
    • ACT: 34 (35 Eng, 35 Math, 34 W, 33 Science)
    • SAT II: 800 US History, 700 Literature, 780 Math II
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0 UW
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 3%
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): US History (5), Calc AB (5), English Lit (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): None
    • Senior Year Course Load: 7 APs (most rigorous possible)
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National speech awards, NFL Nationals, OHSSL States, National Merit finalist, some minor awards/scholarships
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Speech Team (Co-Captain), Academic Team (Co-captain), FCA (Leader), principal’s advisory team, NHS, Mu Alpha Theta, youth group leadership
      Also—I moved in the middle of hs, so I had some different EC’s from my old school, including Student Government, more church-related things.
    • Job/Work Experience: None =(
    • Volunteer/Community service: Sunshine International Camp (China), Mexico, local stuff with my church, volunteered in special education department at my school
    • Summer Activities: Rigorous church internship, summer missions trips
    • Common App Main Essay: Metaphorical essay using a story from my childhood
    • EC Short Answer: Talked about academic team—I had fun with this one
    • Why Yale?: described how I wasn’t interested at first, and then what caught my attention
    • Short Takes: probably should have spent more time on them
    • Additional Essay: Essay about speaking at my school
    • Teacher Recommendation: Excellent—I skipped two levels of Spanish and my Spanish teacher had an amazing recommendation letter. The other one came from my Speech coach/teacher.
    • Counselor Rec: Saw an unfinished version, was decent.
    • Additional Rec: None
    • Interview: On-campus was awful (I was nervous and rambled, and I didn’t support my statements well), Alumni interview was fantastic (interviewer said that he thought I would be a perfect fit at Yale)
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    • Intended Major: Political Science/International Studies double major
    • State (if domestic applicant): O-H-I-O
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: I’m still applying for FA
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Nada
    Reflection
    • Strengths: National speech stuff
    • Weaknesses: Asian, class rank, on-campus interview
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: Georgetown, Notre Dame, American, Wheaton, OSU, OWU
    General Comments:
    This is a real disappointment, as I really loved Yale. However, life moves on, and I wish all of those accepted the very best!
  • lutherjwlutherjw Posts: 143Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2350 (CR: 800; W: 780; M: 770)
    • ACT: N/A
    • SAT Subject Tests: Math Level II: 770; Literature: 770; US History: 660
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Weighted GPA: 4.8571
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/195
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): AP European History (3), AP Environmental Science (4), AP English Language (5), AP English Literature (Pending), AP US Government (Pending), AP Calc AB (Pending), AP Statistics (Pending), AP Biology (Pending)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP US Government, AP Statistics, Honors Calculus, AP English Literature, Honors Spanish III, AP Biology, AP Calc AB, Honors Psychology
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Student Council (Student Body President and Service Committee Chairman); Junior Civitans (Director); Interact (VP); YCI (President); National Honors Society; American Patriots' Club; School Improvement Team
    • Job/Work Experience: None
    • Volunteer/Community service: Founder of school tutoring service; volunteer at two local shelters; member of church youth group
    • Summer Activities: Tar Heel Boys’ State, RYLA: Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders
    • Essays (subjects and personal opinions):
      • Common App Main Essay: About my brother, who is mentally disabled, and how he motivates me academically. Well-written.
      • EC Short Answer: Talked about my role in Student Council and how I have worked to improve my school. Really displayed my commitment to working with my peers to improve my school.
      • Why Yale?: Generic, about Yale’s prestige and its academic prowess.
      • Short Takes: Honest and thoughtful.
      • Additional Essay: Elaborated on some of the things I’ve been able to accomplish through SCA.
    • Teacher Recommendation 1: Amazing.
    • Teacher Recommendation 2: Great.
    • Counselor Rec: Good.
    • Additional Rec: N/A
    • Interview: My best by far. We talked at length and he told me that he “certainly hoped to see my name in the admit list.”
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): NC
    • Country (if international applicant): USA
    • School Type: Small public; about 900 students
    • Ethnicity: Caucasian
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: ~$75,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Test scores, GPA, high school rigor, writing, leadership, interview
    • Weaknesses: No “outstanding” ECs, no major international awards
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: See “weaknesses”. :P
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Alabama (full ride): Rejected: Stanford University, Princeton University
    General Comments: This one kind of stings. Of the Ivies I applied to, I figured I had the best chance at Yale. Still waiting on Harvard and Duke.
  • zgracezgrace Posts: 33Registered User Junior Member
    I also got rejected from Yale just now. :( Oh well, go to the University of Alabama! I'll be there in the fall, also on full ride! :)
  • matcat1116matcat1116 Posts: 25Registered User New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2280 (750 CR, 760 Writing, 770 Math)
    • ACT: 35 Composite
    • SAT Subject Tests: 790 Bio-M, 790 Chem, 800 Math II
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0 (~98)
    • Weighted GPA: 4.0 (~103)
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 6/600
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): Physics SL 7
    • Senior Year Course Load: IB HL/AP BC Calc, IB Bio HL, IB History HL, IB English HL, IB Spanish
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Regional finalist in 2011 Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition, 3rd at regional ISEF-affiliated fair, National Merit Finalist (and $2500 scholarship recipient but Yale does not know this), Hispanic Recognition Scholar, a few county math awards
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Math team, science olympiad, trivia/academic team (appeared on regional televised high school academic game show), Young Republicans (VP), National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Chamber Choir, All-County Choir, Barbershop quartet
    • Job/Work Experience: Tutoring students in math, physics, history, biology, chemistry, babysitting for the same 3 families since 8th grade
    • Volunteer/Community service: 2 local community service groups
    • Summer Activities: 2010 and 2009 science research at a local university, 2008 and 2007 a summer camp for creative and performing arts
    • Essays (subjects and personal opinions):
      • Common App Main Essay: Caroling in choir around Christmas time at schools and retirement homes, thought it was pretty good
      • EC Short Answer: barbershop quartet that I perform as lead tenor in
      • Why Yale?: residential colleges, non-cutthroat environment, a cappella groups
      • Short Takes: mentioned my favorite sports team for some personality, thought this put a face to the paper application
      • Additional Essay: Spoke about some of my science research
    • Teacher Recommendation 1: Science research mentor, outstanding
    • Teacher Recommendation 2: 11th-12th grade Spanish teacher, outstanding
    • Counselor Rec: assume it was pretty good
    • Additional Rec: 11th-12th grade HL math teacher, outstanding
    • Interview: went pretty well, the old guy just kinda reminisced for a while
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): NY
    • Country (if international applicant): USA
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Hispanic
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: >100000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM
    Reflection
    • Strengths: well-rounded
    • Weaknesses: lack of leadership positions, lack of impressive community service, found out about my best science research award in mid-March, so unsure of its impact at the admissions office
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: accepted at WUSTL and Cornell, Waitlisted at MIT
    General Comments:
  • YalieGirlYalieGirl Posts: 89Registered User Junior Member
    Rejected! :(
  • DandemomDandemom Posts: 141Registered User Junior Member
    D was waitlisted! She is pretty bummed - Yale has been her dream forever! She is going to do everything she can to get off that waitlist
  • sara12sara12 Posts: 764Registered User Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2230/2400, 1460/1600
    • ACT: NA
    • SAT Subject Tests: 800 US History, 720 Chemistry
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Weighted GPA: 4.4
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 3 out of around 200
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): US (5) Chem (5) Stats (5) Euro (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: toughest possible
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): national merit?
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): history, poli sci related
    • Job/Work Experience: none
    • Volunteer/Community service: lots
    • Summer Activities: courses every summer
    • Essays (subjects and personal opinions):
      • Common App Main Essay: ?
      • EC Short Answer: Haha, terrible, last minute
      • Why Yale?: terrible, last minute
      • Short Takes: don't remember
      • Additional Essay:
      don't remember
    • Teacher Recommendation 1: good
    • Teacher Recommendation 2:great
    • Counselor Rec: good
    • Additional Rec: none
    • Interview: none
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): OH
    • Country (if international applicant): USA
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: W
    • Gender:F
    • Income Bracket: NA
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none
    Reflection
    • Strengths: essays
    • Weaknesses: SAT
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: no idea, it's luck of the draw
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
      accepted to: colby, bates, bowdoin, carleton, oberlin, haverford, ohio state, connecticut college, hamilton
      waitlisted: middlebury, dartmouth, brown
      rejected: yale
    General Comments: I have to admit, for the past six days, I've been riding high with acceptance after acceptance (other than Midd's waitlist). Yale was my first rejection. It hurt a bit. :( I know that I belong at a small LAC (it's what I've always wanted) so I guess I'm just going to have to take the hit to the ego. Congratulations to everyone accepted and waitlisted. Hopefully, I'll be going to Bowdoin next year!
  • Kisho3Kisho3 Posts: 65Registered User Junior Member
    Choose One:

    [size=+2]Decision: Not Admitted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown):NA
    • ACT: 26
    • SAT Subject Tests: US History 720, Spanish 620
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.98
    • Weighted GPA: 4.32
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 4
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Biology-4, US History 4, Spanish 3, English 2
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):NA
    • Essays (subjects and personal opinions):=] I loved my essays. They came from my heart.
    • Common App Main Essay: ^_^ Ditto the above.
    • State (if domestic applicant): CA
    • School Type: Public
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: low
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): first-generation

    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I was rejected because the school wasn't right for me =] I'm needed somewhere else. Keeping it positive. I'm so proud of those of you who got in! I'm extremely happy for you! ^_^
    • Where were you accepted: Stanford, UC Berkley, UCLA, UC Santa Barbra, UC Davis
  • allnaturalallnatural Posts: 99Registered User Junior Member
    Rejected! I am going to Rutgers wooot. And no, that is not sarcasm. I am satisfied. ^__^
  • Golf308Golf308 Posts: 225Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): None
    • ACT: 34
    • SAT Subject Tests: None
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Weighted GPA: My school doesn't weight
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/135
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): None offered
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): None offered
    • Senior Year Course Load: 4 Dual credit courses and 3 other required classes
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): 4 years of varsity golf. 4 MVPs and 4 time captain. Quite a few school records. NHS WYSE Scholar Bowl and some other community service stuff.
    • Job/Work Experience: None
    • Volunteer/Community service: Taught home safety to a 3rd grade class.
    • Summer Activities: Lots and Lots of golf tournaments
    • Essays (subjects and personal opinions):
      • Common App Main Essay: I thought it was really good, really showed who I am.
      • EC Short Answer: Pretty much listed golf awards and what they meant to me.
      • Why Yale?: I really liked it and I thought it really showed Why I wanted to go to Yale.
      • Additional Essay:
    • Teacher Recommendation 1: Did not see.
    • Teacher Recommendation 2: Did not see.
    • Counselor Rec: Did not see.
    • Additional Rec: None.
    • Interview: I thought it went really well. It showed why Yale was a good fit for me.
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): Illinois
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Private (Catholic). Has never sent a kid to Ivy League and it is more than 50 years old.
    • Ethnicity: Caucasian
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: <65k
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Nothing to speak of.
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Class Rank and unweighted GPA. Golf.
    • Weaknesses: No major academic awards and my high school. Course rigor is also pretty poor.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Well I don't really stand out when it comes to Yale applicants.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted EA to Notre Dame and Waitlisted at Vanderbilt.
    General Comments: I am so happy that I will be a freshman at Notre Dame next year. ND has been my dream school for as long as I can remember and I will probably fit in better there than I would at Yale, so I am still a very happy senior.
  • schrodingerscatschrodingerscat Posts: 232Registered User Junior Member
    ACCEPTED. WHAT THE HECK.

    Objective:
    SATI: About 2300. Only took it once during the middle of my exam period in my country though.
    SATII: Physics - 800. Maths - 800. French with Listening - 770.
    Rank: 1/250, but I also got the highest possible high school leaving score in my country (it's not too flashy anyway, but it corresponds to a score of 1/2000 students).
    I didn't do IB or APs or anything...
    Major Awards: IPhO award (and I'm a girl, which probably helps), competed at another olympiad, state prizes in French, national and state prizes in writing... and I also have diplomas of music and French.

    Subjective:
    Extra Curriculars: Had a lot of leadership in music at school, performed as a concerto soloist overseas with my school in the 9th grade, held principal and concertmaster positions in statewide youth orchestras, represented the country at an international leadership conference, was on the student representative council...
    Volunteer: Didn't really detail these on the application. Was my state's ambassador for health research, and I've played in a few major concerts (including some national televised ones) to raise money for medical research.
    Essays: Incredibly quirkly. I think these helped.
    Recommendations: I'm sure the teachers had the greatest sentiments in mind, but I have no clue what they were like - they weren't used to writing American recommendations. It worked though!
    Interview: Brilliant.

    Other:

    Country: An English speaking one in the Asia-Pacific region :P
    Strengths: Being very well rounded and pursuing music at a professional/semi professional level, having great high school academics (which weren't reflected in my SATs, because honestly, it's a different cultural context), IPhO and the fact that I'm female.
    Weaknesses: Mediocre SAT Is, no sport, not a huge amount of community service.

    I haven't checked my other decisions yet (forgot the passwords!), but I got full scholarships to every uni I applied to in my home country. Trying to figure out financial aid at the moment, but I'm still in shock. Congratulations everyone!
  • nine9knivesnine9knives Posts: 155Registered User Junior Member
    rejected :/
  • ClowiebearClowiebear Posts: 436Registered User Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown):800m, 750cr, 720w (2270)
    • ACT: 34
    • SAT Subject Tests: 800math2, 800wh
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Weighted GPA: 4.6?
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1%. 800 kids in class
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): lang5, psych5, wh5, ush5, chem4
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP CalcBC, AP Euro, AP Econ/Gov, AP Bio, AP Lit
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Finalist. um...
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars: I rifle-shoot. It's an Olympic sport. I have multiple national records as well as i'm on the national team. This summer i went to the World Championships in Munich and got first place so i'm now the Jr. World Champion
    • Job/Work Experience: Private Tutor, job at a business... 2 summers. editing and filing
    • Volunteer/Community service: i volunteer at my range teaching gun safety to boy scouts, army, rotc
    • Summer Activities: all shooting. traveled all over the US (and germany)
    • Essays (subjects and personal opinions):idk i thought they were good. not amazing but not anything to get me rejected.
    • Teacher Recommendation 1: good but probably slightly generic
    • Teacher Recommendation 2: a teacher who loved me but was still brutally honest. didn't read either
    • Counselor Rec: onsidering she's counselor to 200+ kids in my grade... probs not too great
    • Interview: I thought it went well...
    Other
    • State: CA
    • Country (if international applicant): USA
    • School Type: public
    • Ethnicity: white
    • Gender: female
    • Income Bracket: the one that doesn't get you financial aid
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none
    Reflection
    • Strengths:extracurriculars
    • Weaknesses: i'm just one in a thousand of kids that were accepted. maybe my essays could have shown more spirit
    • Why you think you were rejected: eh who knows?
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: Stanford (EA), Emory (Liberal Arts Scholar) Duke (Likely Letter) UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD (regent scholar) Waitlisted: Claremont Mckenna, Pomona Rejected: Harvard, Yale, Princeton
    General Comments:
    i thought i would get accepted to more places but i have Stanford so i guess i shouldn't be complaining
  • may2005may2005 Posts: 49Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]
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