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Official Yale Class of 2017 RD Results Thread

entomomentomom Posts: 23,658Registered User Senior Member
edited July 2013 in Yale University
This thread will be opened the day of RD decisions.

This is a Resource thread intended to help future applicants, so please do not post comments, congratulations, questions, etc. All OT posts will be deleted.

Here's the template! Please answer it fully and only post results. There is another thread for discussion and congratulations:

http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/yale-university/1430519-yale-class-2017-rd-discussion-thread.html

Copy, paste, and good luck everyone!
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[size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]
[size=+2]Decision: Waitlisted[/size]
[size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

Objective:

  • SAT I (breakdown):
  • ACT:
  • SAT II:
  • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
  • 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:
  • Teacher Recommendation:
  • 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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  • luisaroseluisarose Posts: 337Registered User Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Waitlisted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2290 (780m/760cr/750w)
    • ACT: 36 (36/36/36/35 english)
    • SAT II: 800 Math II, 770 Bio, 610 US Hist (oops)
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.8?
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 3/218
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): All 5s on Calc BC, Biology, US History, and Language. Current: Physics C (both), Chem, Lit.
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Chem, AP Lit, AP Phys C online, Chinese I & II at college, band/chorus/etc., student-teaching multivariable calculus & Calc BC
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): tons. 6 regular groups with 3 major leadership roles.
    • Job/Work Experience: 2 part-time jobs year-round, work 15 hours a week in school year and 40+ in summer
    • Volunteer/Community service: ~270 hours, mostly "passive" stuff
    • Summer Activities: work and reading
    • Essays: don't remember lol
    • Teacher Recommendation: both were great!
    • Counselor Rec: probably good
    • Interview: went WONDERFULLY, probably my best interview. We discussed medicine and bioethics and recommended books to one another!
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): CT
    • School Type: Public, medium sized
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: F
    • Income Bracket: 120k ish?
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none :)
    Reflection
    • Strengths: ACT, reccs, transcript
    • Weaknesses: essays? don't really remember
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Too many other exceptional applicants! :D
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
      Accepted: MIT (early, going there!), UPitt, Williams, UConn, Smith, Olin, Carnegie Mellon
      Waitlisted: WUStL (didn't take a spot on their list)
      Rejected: Caltech
    General Comments: Congrats to all accepted! You will all end up somewhere wonderful :)
  • CantConcentrateCantConcentrate Posts: 2,547Registered User Senior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Deferred --> Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): Didn't send.
    • ACT: 34 (34/34/33/36)
    • SAT II: Didn't take.
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/267
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Chemistry (5), Euro (5), USH (5), Biology (5), Music Theory (5/5/5), English Lang. (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): None.
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP US Gov, AP Macro, AP Physics B, AP Calc BC, AP Spanish Lang., AP English Lit., Chem Lab Assistant
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Regional Science Bowl Champion, AP Scholar w/ Distinction, Commended NMS
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Pianist for 12 Years (President of teacher’s student body), NHS for 3 years, Spanish Club for 3 years (Committee Member), Hospital Volunteer for 3 years (~250 hours), Intern for a Bioengineer (Research for about 150-200 hours), Student Board member for 2 years, Co-editor of school’s anthology, member of a Leadership Skills conference
    • Job/Work Experience: None (parents won’t let me work :/)
    • Volunteer/Community service: Hospital Volunteering, NHS, and volunteering with piano teacher at state/local events (~500 hours total)
    • Summer Activities: Research w/ bioengineer and summer classes at college (Calc I and Music Theory II)
    • Essays: Teachers and friends said they heard my voice and thought they were creative, but it’s hard to know for sure. One was about a spider () that attempted to show my quirky personality and the other was about a surgery that I had when I was younger which was more serious. Short Takes were borderline risky – some were safe, but authentic, and others were out there, but still true to me (CA essay: 9.5/10, Supplement essay: 9.5/10, Short Takes: 9/10, EC Short Answer: 8.5/10)
    • Teacher Recommendation: One is from my Spanish teacher of 3 years and another is from my AP Bio teacher who I’m assisting now and who I had for Honors Biology (9/10)
    • Counselor Rec: We know each other very well and I’ve been going into her office to talk to her regularly since April 2012 (9/10)
    • Additional Rec: From piano teacher of 5 years; talked about how I was her right hand man and how she wouldn’t choose anyone else and a ton of piano accomplishments (9.5/10)
    • Interview: I thought it went well; we talked for about 1.5 hours and I felt pretty good afterwards. It’s that feeling walking away that first time that always counts, right? We connected and had common interests. But it was also my first interview, so it’s not beyond reproach at all. I wish I could’ve said some things and not said some other things, but I feel like I left a good impression.
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): Oklahoma
    • Country (if international applicant): USA
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: >100K
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None.
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Academics , Essays (hard to tell without being biased, though), Recommendations (at least I think so O_o)
    • Weaknesses: Lack of substantive ECs outside of piano and research (and I didn’t even submit an arts supplement or research abstract), small (probably fairly unknown) school compared to magnet and larger schools here, no “real hook,” possibly the interview (?)
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Because of all the other amazingly, amazing, like oh my goodness, amazing applicants.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at UBC, UW, OU. Rejected at Yale-NUS.
    General Comments:
    Congrats to everyone that got accepted!! You all seriously deserve it. To all future applicants: make sure to stay true to yourself. Sometimes, we get caught in all of the numbers and don’t take the time to dig deep within ourselves and present the most authentic picture of ourselves that we can to the admissions officers. Don’t trick yourself into manipulating your essay into the image of someone you wish you were. Write from your heart. Forget the numbers. You are you and no one can dispute that, call you too “low,” or laugh at you for falling short of your own expectations. Always look forward no matter what.
  • Dulcinea17Dulcinea17 Posts: 40Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • ACT: 32 (Highest: E 33 M 33 S 33 R 32)
    • SAT II: Chem 790 Bio 760 Math II 750
    • Weighted GPA: 4.54
    • Unweighted GPA: 3.93 (4 Bs. 1 2nd sem Junior yr, 3 senior yr 1st sem) I think my horrible senior year first sem grade is one of the reasons that broke my application.
    • Rank: 1/270
    • AP: 9 in total. All 5s and 4s.
    • Senior Year Course Load: Super rigorous. ap calc bc, linear algebra, , ap physics, ap us gov't, ap macroecon, scientific research class, and ap lit, ap japanese, college speech, college biotechnology. I know, overloaded myself.
    • Major Awards: None
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): Midwest
    • School Type: Selective magnet
    • Ethnicity: Southeast Asian
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: <30,000
    • Hooks: First Generation
    • Intended Major: Biology, Comp Sci, or Engineering
    Reflection
    • Strengths: My personal story.
    • Weaknesses: Senior year first semester grade. Not so great ACT score.
    • Why you think you were rejected: Weakness above.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
      Early action: MIT & Notre Dame
      Regular action: Harvard
      Will find out about Stanford tomorrow.
    General Comments: New Haven is no Boston anyway.
  • goldfoxgoldfox Posts: 36Registered User Junior Member
    Decision: Rejected

    Objective:

    SAT I (breakdown): 2280 (800 M, 750 Cr, 730W)
    ACT: N/A
    SAT II: 2400 (Math II, Chem, World)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 5's (Chem, US, World, Macro, Micro) 2 4's (Comp Sci, lang)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: 6 APs
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Intel STS Semifinalist, Intel ISEF 4th place twice. Smaller stuff:national merit commended, ap scholar with distinction, rensselaer medalist.

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Scientific research, TSA (prez), Science Olympiad (prez), MUN, newspaper, random honors societies, and other stuff.
    Job/Work Experience: N/A
    Volunteer/Community service: Over 300 hours at various places.
    Summer Activities: Gov school and research at top 25 USN institution.
    Essays: Put a lot of time into them, hard to self evaluate though.
    Teacher Recommendation: Chem and econ teachers - knew me outside of school, should be good.
    Counselor Rec: large public, generic prob
    Additional Rec: N/A
    Interview: Pretty good - laid back and informative.

    Other

    State (if domestic applicant): VA
    Country (if international applicant): Canada. Canadian citizen living in the US.
    School Type: Large public (2500ish)
    Ethnicity: Asian - Indian
    Gender: XY
    Income Bracket: upper middle
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none

    Reflection

    Strengths: GPA, big awards, SAT IIs, ECs, essays?
    Weaknesses: SAT I, essays?
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Tough competition.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accept: CV scholar to Vanderbilt (full ride), W&L full ride, UNC, W&M, some smaller ones.
    Waitlisted: Dartmouth, Wash U, Duke, Emory.
    Rejected: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Rice.
    Waiting: Stanford, Amherst.

    General Comments: Unless I get lucky tomorrow, I'll prob end up at Vanderbilt with a full ride! Overall, I am kinda disappointed with results. I thought with STS and ISEF, I'd at least get into one ivy. It is what it is though. Life goes on.

    Note to future applicants: It's tough. There's a ridiculous amount of applicants and very few spots. You REALLY need to have good essays to stand out. Work on them like no other - you won't regret it.
  • vanamo13vanamo13 Posts: 47Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2220 (720CR 750M 750W)
    • ACT:
    • SAT II: 640 Math 2 670 Physics 790 US History
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.95
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2/183
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 5s in APUSH, Euro, Calc AB, 4s in Lit and Physics B
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Stats, AP Bio, AP Gov, AP Calc BC, AP World History, Dual Enrollment English, Spanish 3, Art II
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): nothing major.
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Academic Team Captain, Cappies Lead Critic, GSA Vice President, Musical, NHS
    • Job/Work Experience:
    • Volunteer/Community service: Beta, Kids Summer Camps, Obama for America
    • Summer Activities: the usual
    • Essays: common app was good, Yale supplement wasn't as much
    • Teacher Recommendation: good
    • Counselor Rec: awesome
    • Additional Rec:
    • Interview: went ok I think?
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): VA
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: ~70k
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    Reflection
    • Strengths: I'm an interesting person?
    • Weaknesses: SAT 2s
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Weak supplemental essay.. it's Yale? :P
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted to Princeton, Bryn Mawr, Macalester, Waitlisted Carnegie Mellon, Rejected Columbia
    General Comments: Princeton 2017!!
  • ealdi94ealdi94 Posts: 210Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2190, 740 cr, 750 m, 700 w
    • ACT:n/a
    • SAT II: 750 math 1, 740 us history, 700 chem
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/300
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 on apush, 5 on english language, 3 on chem
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    • Senior Year Course Load: ap physics, ap calc bc, ap english lit, ap psych, ap gov, honors latin 3
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): not really
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): a lot - not listing
    • Essays: i thought they were really good
    • Teacher Recommendation: one excellent, one good
    • Counselor Rec: did not read, i'm assuming good
    • Additional Rec: n/a
    • Interview: excellent, he said he'd give me the highest marks
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): CT
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: public
    • Ethnicity: white
    • Gender: male
    • Income Bracket: around 100,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): nope
    Reflection
    • Strengths: gpa, class rank, essays, iinterview
    • Weaknesses: sats, no ECs that are stand-out-ish, well roundedness
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: luck of the draw - so many great applicants
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: accepted at bentley, providence, villanova, fairfield, holy cross, colby, uconn...waitlisted at brown, harvard, williams, uchicago...rejected from penn, columbia, dartmouth
    General Comments: Couldn't be happier - I'll be attending Villanova with a full ride :) Congrats to all who got in.
  • musicislife73musicislife73 Posts: 297Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I: 2230 single-sitting (760 CR, 720M, 750W), 2280 super-score (770M)
    • ACT: 35 (33E, 35M, 35R, 35S, 10e)
    • SAT II: 800 Math II, 750 USH, 740 Physics, 720 Bio-M
    • Unweighted GPA: 4.00
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): US History (5), Spanish Language (5), Calculus AB (5, self-study), Music Theory (5, self-study)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Biology, AP Microeconomics, AP US Government & Politics, AP Psychology, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Statistics, Honors Spanish V, Wind Ensemble, Dual-Enrollment Russian I & II
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Commended, AP Scholar with Honor, various school stuff, county science fair 3rd place
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): MUSIC (~25-30+ hours a week), Model UN (Treasurer and founding member), a few other clubs and minor ECs. But relay, music was the bulk of my ECs. Marching band, school band, school orchestra, community band, community orchestra, lessons, adjudications, district, county, regional, and all-state bands, all-state orchestra, etc.
    • Job/Work Experience: school cafeteria worker
    • Volunteer/Community service: ~90-100 hours, mainly general community service stuff and music
    • Essays: Not Pulitzer-worthy, but fairly good
    • Teacher Recommendation: sent 3, I’d assume all of them were at least 9+/10, but I didn’t read them
    • Counselor Rec: no clue. Our counselors have changed every year, so I doubt it was extremely well-written and personal
    • Additional Rec: N/A
    • Interview: N/A
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: of course
    • Intended Major: Chemical Engineering
    • State (if domestic applicant): California, SF Bay Area
    • Country (if international applicant): USA
    • School Type: ****y public, roughly 400 in graduating class, ~150 of which will pursue some form of college education
    • Ethnicity: didn’t state
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: enough, but not enough to afford college without aid
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): None
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Interesting essay topic (languages/linguistics), lots of music stuff
    • Weaknesses: lack of diverse ECs and work experience, little community service, no major awards, major choice, scores
    • Why you think you were accepted: I think my essays were unique enough to make me stand out in the applicant pool, and my teacher recommendations were outstanding.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: accepted to Case Western Reserve, UCSD, Vanderbilt, Dartmouth; rejected from Yale-NUS, Brown, USC (so confused on that one…?); waiting on UCB, Johns Hopkins
    General Comments: Congrats to everyone who was accepted. Didn't expect to get in, and I'm still ecstatic about Dartmouth (though also really confused by USC). Good luck everyone!
  • flower161flower161 Posts: 532Registered User Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown):2070 superscore (680-M, 720-R, 670-W) (did submit)
    • ACT:29 (didnt submit)
    • SAT II:U.S. History 670, Bio E 680 (did submit)
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):3.2 UW, 3.5 W
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable)::N/A School doesnt rank
    • AP (place score in parenthesis):AP Biology (3), AP Statistics (3), AP Art History (2 but didnt submit)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load:AP Physics B, AP Psychology, AP French Language, Honors English, Honors French, Honors Calculus, Honors Economics, Honors Government, Gym
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):African American Student Organization (9-12 but officer 10-12), Academic Team (9-12 but officer 10-11), Model UN (10-11), Science Explorers (9-10), NHS, Nutrition Committee
    • Job/Work Experience: none
    • Volunteer/Community service:Hospital Volunteer since 10th grade, Volunteer at organization for debt counseling during 10th grade, Library volunteer during 9th grade
    • Summer Activities: not much just volunteered and hanged out with friends and family
    • Essays: Common App Essay was about my rekindled love for reading which was pretty interesting imo as well as from others who read my essay too
      Supplements were ight since I stated my perfectionist ways as a flaw, not associating possessions with success as a lesson learned, the MLK speech as a time in history I want to see (cliqu
  • kelgrlkelgrl Posts: 37Registered User Junior Member
    Here goes any slim chance of anonymity on CC. lol. but I owe this to the CC community.

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2400 (single sitting)
    • ACT: did not take
    • SAT II: Chem(800), Math II (800), U.S. History (770), Lit (740)
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0 unweighted/4.4 weighted
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/590
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, AP World History, AP Us History, AP English Lang and Comp, AP Physics B (self studied)
      5s on everything except for a 4 on Physics B
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Literature and Comp, AP Government, AP Calculus AB( our school is just going to start offering BC next year! talk about luck), AP Biology, Japanese 4, Physics( yes. I know. I took the AP test and then took the only physics class at our school. I took it for the labs and for re-enforcement of the concepts because of my major. yup:) )
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none. just the NMSF, Presidential, AP Scholar...some creative writing shenanigans and math competition awards
    [ b]Subjective:[/b]
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Academic Decathlon(President, Publicity), Mathletes( was member of initial reinstitution team to bring the club back from the graveyard), Link Crew leader, Science Bowl, Mock Trial(Defense attorney), Speech and Debate. I've been in pretty much every academic club at our school...local awards in each activity, but mostly concentrated in Academic Decathlon and math competitions
      School Site Council Student Representative for two years(Site Council Secretary one year), youth symphony first violin for six years, Key Club(secretary), track, cross country, badminton
    • Job/Work Experience: 2012 Presidential Poll Worker?? If that counts
    • Volunteer/Community service: many hours through miscellaneous Key Club events, library math tutor, school math tutor, the China trip, received an award for 100 hours/one school year
    • Summer Activities: many many math camps: Awesome Math, EPGY...., Academic Connections for Neuroscience, music camps, volunteered at an orphanage in China and taught orphans English
    • Essays: very creative writing oriented, a little abstract. These were probably my biggest plus factor in my opinion
    • Teacher Recommendation: one excellent rec, the other was ok
    • Counselor Rec: great
    • Additional Rec: did not have one
    • Interview: meh. he was a politics major and tested me on political news. I would say it was not impressive.
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: </3 do not qualify
    • Intended Major: applied either for Mathematics or Electrical Engineering
    • State (if domestic applicant): CA
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: public, not very competitive
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: female
    • Income Bracket: no financial aid
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none
    Reflection
    • Strengths: female STEM, scores and grades, perhaps geographical location
    • Weaknesses: ASIAN, average extracurriculars, nothing really unique?
    • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/denied: the above^
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
      Accepted: Columbia (Likely), Pomona, Amherst, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth (Likely Letter), UC Berkeley(Regents), Cornell
      Waitlisted: Harvard, Princeton, Rice, UChicago
      Rejected: Northwestern, Yale
      Either going to Pomona or Columbia
    General Comments:
    Wasn’t unique enough? Lol. But looking back at my generally unremarkable high school career(compared to most CCers), I feel honored to have been accepted at the schools that I have gotten into.

    For the future college freshman: Passion and heart and authenticity speak to admissions officers. Rip out everything that makes you YOU and drives your desire to keep living and pour it on your application. And even when some college decides that might not be enough, there will be another college that sees your value and gives you a chance.
    Someone older once remarked to me (with this wise twinkle in his eye) that going to college was not nearly as difficult as picking a college. And now at the end of this four year odyssey through high school with the craze of admissions applications behind me, I am finally starting to see what he means. Good luck to you all! Remember that wherever you go, you are still the same person with the talents, capabilities, and passions that will carry you far no matter where you end up.
  • DeffjingDeffjing Posts: 23Registered User New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2320 (800wr, 770m, 750cr)
    • ACT:35
    • SAT II: 800 math 2, 790 physics, 750 U.S. history, 740 literature
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2/~600
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Statistics (5), U.S. History (5), U.S. Gov (5), Bio (5), BC Calc (5), Comp Sci (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: Honors Psych, Wind Ensemble, AP Chem, AP Physics C, AP English (both lit and lang), Diff EQ (community college), Microecon (cc), Macroecon (cc)
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Not sure if this counts, but 1st in state/honorable mention at nationals for PTA Reflections (art contest), usual stuff like National Merit finalist, AP scholar w/distinction
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Video Club (founder/pres), Math Club (pres), Mu Alpha Theta (pres), marching band (saxophone), Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony I (1st part)
    • Job/Work Experience: science research intern/peer mentor at Cleveland Clinic, AASI-I certified snowboard instructor at local ski resort
    • Volunteer/Community service: few hundred hours, 3 major independent projects (raising >$10,000)
    • Summer Activities: Cleveland Clinic (see above), relaxing, skateboarding/longboarding, urbex
    • Essays: Common App: wrote about urbex (10/10)
      Yale Supp: wrote about filmmaking (9/10)
      Yale Short Takes: tried to be humorous (8/10)
    • Teacher Recommendation: English teacher: from junior year, know her extremely well (would call her a personal friend) (10/10)
      Math Teacher: from junior year, less personal than English, but still fantastic (8/10)
    • Counselor Rec: made an effort early on to get to know her well. My school has ~2600 kids and most people only seeing their counselor a couple times in their entire high school career. (9/10)
    • Additional Rec: Volunteer group advisor, great but probably not outstanding (6/10)
    • Interview: AMAZING, we really "clicked". She told me we would talk for 45 min, but we ended up getting carried away and talked for almost 2 hours. The Yale interview single-handily swayed me away from Harvard and cemented Yale as my 1st choice! (11/10)
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): Ohio
    • Country (if international applicant): US
    • School Type: large, sleepy, midwestern public (~2600, maybe 1 student gets into an Ivy every few years)
    • Ethnicity: Asian (Chinese)
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: upper middle, some financial aid
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Yay anti-hook for being an Asian male! :P
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Unique essays, activities, recs, and interview
    • Weaknesses: SATs, no major national awards
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: see strengths. Interview most likely was the tipping factor!
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: Columbia, Dartmouth, Ohio State University
      Waitlisted: Penn (Wharton), Carnegie Mellon, Princeton
      Rejected: Harvard, MIT
      Waiting on results from NYU, not that it matters!
    General Comments: PINCH ME, I'M DREAMING!!! :D
  • runnerxcrunnerxc Posts: 399Registered User Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2340
    • ACT:
    • SAT II: 800, 800, 800
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 5/5/5/5
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: 5 IB, 3 AP
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): a couple
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    • Job/Work Experience:
    • Volunteer/Community service:
    • Summer Activities:
    • Essays: I wrote my best essay for Yale
    • Teacher Recommendation:
    • Counselor Rec:
    • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant):
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type:
    • Ethnicity: Not black or Hispanic or Native American
    • Gender: M
    • Income Bracket:
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    Reflection
    • Strengths:
    • Weaknesses:
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Not interesting enough
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    General Comments: I just wish I was more interesting...
  • stupiddorkyidiotstupiddorkyidiot Posts: 603Registered User Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2350 (800CR, 760M, 790W; took it once)
    • ACT: didn't take
    • SAT II: 800 Math II, 770 USH, 760 Chem
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0 (4.24W)
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): ~10/300
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Calc AB (5), English Lang (5), USH (5)
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Bio, AP Physics, English, American Gov/Econ, two choir classes
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): NMF
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): choir (section leader, council treasurer), photography (sell stock photos online), dance, lifting
    • Job/Work Experience: some math tutoring, farmer's market
    • Volunteer/Community service: ER volunteer
    • Summer Activities: not much
    • Essays: were from the heart (but earned me a WL at H and Chicago, so who knows)
    • Teacher Recommendation: excellent
    • Counselor Rec: he's new, so probably generic, but positive
    • Interview: went well
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): CA
    • School Type: medium sized public, not very competitive
    • Ethnicity: white
    • Gender: F
    • Income Bracket: 100k
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): legacy
    Reflection
    • Strengths: test scores, GPA, probably recs
    • Weaknesses: ECs
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I'm really not extraordinary?
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
      Accepted - UCLA, URochester, Boston College, Dartmouth
      WL - Harvard, Columbia, Brown, UChicago, Northwestern, Barnard
      Rejected - BU, Princeton, Penn
    General Comments:
    Totally expected it - I bungled up my application in very significant ways. Congrats to everyone who got in! You guys are amazing. :)
  • 3kidsforcollege3kidsforcollege Posts: 17Registered User New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Waitlisted[/size]


    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown):2230 CR 760, M 770, W 700
    • ACT:33
    • SAT II:Chem 770, Math 2 760, US Hist 740, Lit 700
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0 W: 4.92 UW
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):1/670
    • AP (AP LIT 5, AP CALC 5, AP ART HIST 5, AP CHEM 4):
    • IB ():
    • Senior Year Course Load:AP/IB English, IB Theory of Knowledge/IB Gov, Honors Physics, AP Psych, AP/IB Biology, AP Calculus B/C, Economics
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Semi-Finalist Coca Cola
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):Eagle Scout, ASB School Board Representative, CA Boys State, MUN Under Secretary Crisis, MUN Deputy General, Treasurer of Habit for Humanity club,
    • Job/Work Experience:
    • Volunteer/Community service:Boy Scouts, Habit for Humanity
    • Summer Activities:HHMI Biological Research Intern, Intern at UCI Neuroscience Lab, NYLF Forum on Medicine at UCLA
    • Essays:Good, not great
    • Teacher Recommendation:Great
    • Counselor Rec:Great
    • Additional Rec:Great
    • Interview:Wasn't offered interviewed until middle of March. It went really well!
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant):CA
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type:Public
    • Ethnicity:Caucasian
    • Gender:Male
    • Income Bracket:
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    Reflection
    • Strengths:Not your typical valedictorian! Very involved in school, sports and ASB.
    • Weaknesses:
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:Not sure
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:Accepted: UCLA, UC Berkeley, UCSD, UCI, Case Western, USC, Johns Hopkins. Waitlisted: Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth. Still waiting on Stanford.
    General Comments: S has been accepted to a lot of great schools. Disappointed he was waitlisted at all the Ivies. Congratulations to everyone who got in!
  • musicalme004musicalme004 Posts: 11Registered User New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Waitlisted[/size]


    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2320 (800 Math, 800 Reading, 720 Writing)
    • ACT: did not take
    • SAT II: 800 Math II, 790 Physics
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0 (4.53 unweighted)
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 3 (5 at time of application, but went up at the end of the semester)
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Calc AB 5, Calc BC 5, Human Geo 5, Environmental Science 5, Statistics 5, Physics C: Mechanics 4, Physics C: E+M 5, World History 4,
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP English Lit, AP US History, AP Bio, AP Chem, AP Psych, advanced independent math research, Honors Orchestra, STEM Art B, STEM Research and Development
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): School Orchestra (Principal Violist, all 4 years), All-County Orchestra (Principal Violist 3 years), MD All-State Orchestra 2012, School Jazz Band (Principal pianist), National Honor Society (Vice President), Tri-M National Music Honor Society (Vice President), Girl Scouts (Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards), and a few other music-related things
    • Job/Work Experience: music teacher (3 years), math tutor (5 years),
    • Volunteer/Community service: Girl Scout Gold Award, Musicians of Mercy Benefit Concerts
    • Summer Activities: Internship doing Alzheimer's Research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, articles submitted for publication
    • Essays: common app essay about my schools STEM program and how it has affected me personally, yale essay about the harmony between science and music in my life (harmony 'cause I play viola), yale engineering essay about the perfect blend of interests
    • Teacher Recommendation: good i guess but did not see
    • Counselor Rec: very enthusiastic and complimentary, although not the most well written or explanatory and only one page
    • Additional Rec: from my mentor at my Hopkins internship, did not see but I would assume good
    • Interview: did not get asked for one
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): MD
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: suburban public, pretty competitive, fairly college-going
    • Ethnicity: white
    • Gender: female
    • Income Bracket: ~180,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): female biomedical engineering applicant
    Reflection
    • Strengths: grades, test scores, extracurriculars, internship
    • Weaknesses: not an enormous amount of science research, no interview, essays werent fantastic, and recs might have been iffy
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: who knows, its yale, but i was waitlisted so i must have bene close
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
      accepted- UVa, U of Michigan, U of Maryland, UMBC, Harvard, Penn
      rejected- UChicago
    General Comments: I definitely want to stay on the waitlist, Yale is by far my top choice. For now though, I'm between Harvard, UVa, and UMich
  • GetExcitedGetExcited Posts: 108Registered User Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2100 (Did not send)
    • ACT: 34
    • SAT II: 780 Chemistry, 760 US History, 740 Math II
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.97
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 11/570
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Human Geography, Environmental Science, Biology, World History, English Language, US History, European History, Psychology, Physics B, Chemistry (all 5s and one 4 in Physics)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Literature, AP US Government/Macroeconomics, AP Calculus AB, AP Art History, AP Computer Science, some college classes (Genetics, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Biological Basis of Behavior)
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National AP Scholar, Questbridge Finalist, Science Olympiad stuff, a few regional academic competitions, some schools ones
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
      Environmental Club (4 years)
      National Honor Society (2 years) Vice President of Community Service
      French Club/French Honor Society (4 years/3 years) Vice President
      Chemistry Club (3 years) President
      Science Honor Society (2 years) President
      Ultimate Frisbee (3 years)
      Orchestra (clarinet 2 years)
      - clarinet for 7 years
    • Job/Work Experience: Tutoring for a year
    • Volunteer/Community service: Science Museum Guide (4 years)
    • Summer Activities: Volunteered, took a college class or two, Summer Science Program 2012
    • Essays: My supplement was VERY rushed. I read over it a few weeks ago and was not happy with it. Oh well.
    • Teacher Recommendation: Amazing!
    • Counselor Rec: Generic, but the good kind
    • Additional Rec: Nope
    • Interview: I really enjoyed talking with my interviewer!
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): FL
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Public (2200+)
    • Ethnicity: 100% Hispanic
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: 45,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM, first generation, questbridge
    Reflection
    • Strengths: A lot of hooks, strong interest in science
    • Weaknesses: essays
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: All of the hooks and things cannot make up for a rushed application and subpar essay
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
      Accepted: Princeton, Brown, Vanderbilt, University of Florida
      Waitlisted: none
      Rejected: Yale, Dartmouth
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