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BU ED 2019


Replies to: BU ED 2019

  • snooglekisnoogleki Registered User Posts: 191 Junior Member
    Congraz to everyone who were accepted!! So devastated that I got a deferral :(
  • Gocollege2015Gocollege2015 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    edited December 2014
    @terrier97 me too, accepted to CGS!
  • NinjaKid543NinjaKid543 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    @ilikeacting‌ Here you go!

    Decision: Accepted


    SAT I (breakdown): 2010 (710 Critical Reading, 640 Math, 660 Writing)
    ACT (breakdown): Didn't take it
    SAT II: Didn't take any
    GPA (out of 4.0): 3.4 unweighted, 3.8 weighted
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 153/610
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP English Lang (4), AP English Lit (4), AP World History (4), AP Macroeconomics (currently taking), AP US Gov (currently taking), AP Spanish Language (currently taking), AP Environmental Science (currently taking), AP Statistics (currently taking)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): IBSL Spanish-Language B (5)
    Senior Year Course Load: All APs listed as "currently taking" plus Eng IV Honors (I've taken the highest level English courses offered at my school so I actually had to step down a level because I have to have 4 years of English) Chorus 1 (show choir), Chorus 2 (a cappella choir), Acting IV Honors
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar, National Achievement Semifinalist, Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholar, 3 Star Member of International Thespian Society, Superior and Excellent rated Individual Events at Thespian District 3 Festival 2013 & 2014 (only elaborating if necessary haha)


    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Theatre at my school and church, member of my school's Thespian Troupe, Show Choir and A Cappella Choir
    Job/Work Experience: None
    Volunteer/Community service: 100+ hrs
    Summer Activities: Musical theatre productions with my church
    Essays: Pretty good in my opinion. My general Common App essay was all about personality in execution, so I tried to fit as much of my sassy and sarcastic style as I could in there. Hope the admissions officer laughed haha. I also applied for Trustee, so I wrote an essay responding to the prompt of whether art is a lie. I wrote about how realism is seldom perfectly achievable through any medium, but despite that, art is neither a fabrication nor a lie but rather an exaggeration of the truth, as presented by the creator of the work. I related it to popular sympathetic villainism and the portrayal of the flawed hero, definitely my best one. Then my "why I want to go to BU" essay which was practically nothing. I just talked about how I'm a creative person who feels stunted in an area that does not promote my creativity and as such I sought to attend BU as it would allow me creative freedom and the liberty of exploring every avenue of myself and what I want to do in my life.
    Teacher Recommendation: One from my Spanish teacher of two years. She started and submitted on the deadline so I'm not sure of the quality. My director and acting teacher of three years who is a major perfectionist. She wanted it to be as good as possible, so I'm sure she put everything she could into it.
    Counselor Rec: Nope. I'm an ex IB student, I dropped out last year so this year I have a new counselor who barely knows me. She's a bit of a fuddy duddy, so I figured that wouldn't be a good idea. I miss my old counselor, but that's all I missed from IB haha
    Additional Rec: An author friend of mine. He is currently in the process of creating an audio book dramatization of his novel, and he approached my school's theatre company looking for talent. He auditioned many of our students and selected me to voice the main character. Working with him has been my first real experience outside of school and community acting, my first foray into voice acting, and a great network building opportunity.
    Interview: My audition went pretty well. I auditioned for Clay Hopper and presented two contrasting modern monologues. One from I Hate Hamlet and the other from Dog Sees God. I skipped lines on the first, but I kept going. He said I was excellent and choose not to workshop with me. After, I told him about how I do theatre and choir and he asked me why I wanted to go to BU. I pretty much said what was in my essay, as that is how I genuinely feel. He agreed that that's one of the number one reasons a person would want to attend school there. Then I showed him my portfolio (if you work in other aspects of theatre besides acting, this is a good idea to spice up your interview) in which I had writing samples from both a play and novel I'm working on, and a publicity card for the novel and audio book I was associated with. This gave us plenty to talk about in terms of me as a person and what I like to do. After that, we were done.

    That interview is really where they can get a feel for how passionate you are. Don't let the nerves take over, show them you, show them why they should want you there.

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Theatre Arts
    State (if domestic applicant): Florida
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public Magnet High School (IB and Academy of Health Sciences)
    Ethnicity: Multi racial, predominantly Black
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: $32, 650 per year (single mom, long term disability, not in touch with noncustodial parent)
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None that I can think of

    Honestly, I applied knowing that I had a chance but not a guarantee. My academics aren't perfect, but they fell within most of the averages. My primary concern was the audition and interview, as that was the post that I recognized having control over. That's important, the sooner you realize that, the better off you'll be.

    Strengths: Essays, Interview
    What you tried to focus on in your application - any hooks you tried to make for yourself: Tried to make myself sound as desirable as possible (that's the point right? Haha) But seriously, I pretty much focused on my essays and perfecting them once I got my objective information in. I had them proofread by multiple peers and modified each till I was completely satisfied.
    Weaknesses: GPA
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: My interview. I felt comfortable, relaxed, and confident when I walked into that room. I left feeling that I made an impression and I did the best that I could at the time.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: First acceptance or hearing back of any kind. I applied to UCLA while I was waiting, but I'm not waiting to see those results.
  • NinjaKid543NinjaKid543 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    @ilikeacting‌ Also no, I did not participate in BUSTI.
  • tobuornottobutobuornottobu Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    @food4lyfe‌ congrats on getting in!

    to answer your questions: the bathrooms at bu are fine. i live in warren (the main freshmen dorm at bu). it's a standard bathroom -- 3 stalls, 3 showered, lockers, sinks.
    also, pretty much everyone goes out into the city on weekends. a lot of people either go off campus to parties at other colleges or to go somewhere in boston (shows, dinner, etc.)

    **I'm a current student at BU if you have any questions.
  • absotootlyabsotootly Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
  • DanismomDanismom Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    @skidreamer‌ Thank you! And yes, It is a small world! We are at ISL. Congrats to you- best of luck!!
  • sreyomayosreyomayo Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    @absotootly‌ accepted to ENG pre med
    from bay area cali!
  • hockey515hockey515 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
  • kymedlinkymedlin Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    edited December 2014
    accepted to COM!!!
  • ABCDE101ABCDE101 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    I have already been accepted :)
  • pumpkinremixpumpkinremix Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Anyone know how many people applied/how many got accepted ED?
  • ABCDE101ABCDE101 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    While I do not know specifically. I do know it was a relatively low number(on acceptances), BU I think has about a 35-40% acceptance rate under the ED program. For my school(which is number 40 in the country), only 4/18, including myself, got in.
  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 14,240 Senior Member
    Last year BU ED had about 2000 ED applications and accepted 50% according to the BU website.
  • acer18acer18 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    Congrats to everyone! I am a current freshman (girl) living in Warren, and I'm in SMG- so if anyone has any questions about the upcoming school year feel free to pm me!
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