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*BOSTON UNIVERSITY RD CLASS OF 2020 THREAD*

pallavijanianipallavijaniani Registered User Posts: 290 Junior Member
So I know that there is a lot of time left for the decisions to come out but until then why not discuss about our experience of applying and everything related ?
Also post your stats.

Mine
College Applied to : College of Arts and Sciences
Intended Major- Psychology
Grades
Grade 9 -9.8/10 cgpa
Grade 10-9.8/10 cgpa
Grade 11-94.45%

Toefl-112/120
SAT-2060 (M 710 , CR 660 CW 690)

ECs
French tutoring
MUNs
Community service
Photographer
Dancing
Debates

Awards
Excellence in commerce - grade 12
Academics award - grade 9,11
International Rank 15 in International Olympiad of English Language (2012)
Just a minute competition - 1st position
Mathemagic- 3rd position :)
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Replies to: *BOSTON UNIVERSITY RD CLASS OF 2020 THREAD*

  • TalkTheTalkTalkTheTalk Registered User Posts: 248 Junior Member
    Applied to: Questrom
    Intended Major: Global Business

    SAT I (breakdown): 630 CR 760 M 740 W (Comp: 2130)
    ACT (breakdown): n/a
    SAT II: Korean w/ Listening (800), U.S History (720), Bio M(720)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.77
    Weighted GPA (if available): 4.46
    Rank/percentile (if available): Top 15% of ~800
    AP (place score in parenthesis): World History (3), U.S History (5), Biology (4)
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Lit, Chinese 3, AP Calc AB, AP Gov/Econ, AP Psychology, Wind Ensemble
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Principle Honor Roll (4 years), EXPLO At Yale Completion (2013)

    Subjective
    Extracurriculars:
    -Link Cru Leader [Freshmen Orientation/Guidance] (1 yr)
    -Future Business Leaders of America (4 yrs, V.P)
    -Chess Club (4 yrs, member)
    -Hwarang Leo Club [Branch of Lion's Club] (3 years, Board of Directors)
    -Korean Club (4 yrs, Junior Rep. Next year's president)
    -Amateur Astronomy Association (3 yrs, Secretary/Grade Rep)
    -Competitive Archery [2 state competitions: ranked 34th in California 2014]

    Job/Work Experience:
    -Chipotle May 2015-October 2015 (30hr/wk)
    -Cafe Mochilato October 2015-present (20hr/wk)
    -Internship at Guangzhou, China for ADS (Audio Science Technology Co.) Winter 2014

    Volunteer/Community service:
    -Hwarang Leo Club (60+ hrs)
    -Discovery Science Center Orange County [DCOC] (100+ hrs)
    -Church Orchestra (200+hrs)

    Essays: 8.5/10
    Teacher Recommendation: 9/10
    Counselor Rec: 8/10
    Additional Rec: n/a

    School Type: Public School
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Male

    Notes:
    -Been hosting Chinese students from Guangzhou for 3 years
    -Went to China over Winter Break for internship/cultural exploration
    -3 Years of learning mandarin
    -7 Years of playing Bassoon
  • sarahnasser123sarahnasser123 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Applied to: CAS
    Intended Major: Psych

    SAT: 2160 single sitting
    ACT (breakdown): didn't take
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.89
    Weighted GPA (if available): 4.12
    Rank/percentile (if available): 27 out of 250
    AP (place score in parenthesis): none offered besides senior year
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Lit, AP Human Geo, honors Spanish V, justice and criminology, psychology
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Honors Society

    Subjective
    Extracurriculars:
    Vice President of the Recycling Club (4 years)

    Job/Work Experience:
    -The Paper Store (manager, monthly champion) 2 years - present
    -doctor's office 4 years - present
    -ice cream store 1 year

    Volunteer/Community service:
    -NHS volunteer hours (25)

    Essays: 9/10, showed growth
    Teacher Recommendation: 9/10 they really like me
    Counselor Rec: 8/10 she likes me but doesn't know me that well
    Additional Rec: 8/10 my manager at work, discussed my growth and achievements

    School Type: Public School suburban
    Ethnicity: half white, half arab
    Gender: female

    Notes:
    -first generation college student
    -immigrant father
    -really need merit/fin aid in order to attend
  • cantwait100cantwait100 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    You mention a lot of time before decisions come out.....any idea when that will be? Thanks!!
  • pallavijanianipallavijaniani Registered User Posts: 290 Junior Member
  • samrj2016samrj2016 Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Applied (ED,EA,RD): RD

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1980 (680, 640, 660)
    ACT (breakdown): 33
    SAT II: EB 680, Lit 700
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): weighted is 4.05
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 22
    AP (place score in parenthesis): US (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): Maths SL (5), taking more exams this may
    Senior Year Course Load: IB Spanish 4, IB Bio 2, IB English 2, IB World History 2, Media Literacy, Writing on Film, IB Theory of Knowledge, Gym, IB World Religions
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): theatre, tennis, film club, spanish club
    Job/Work Experience: 19 months and counting at Dunkin Donuts
    Volunteer/Community service: tutoring, library volunteer
    Summer Activities: WORK full time hours
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): I wrote about rape culture, a main part of what I want to study. probably 8 or 9, good reflection of my personality and values
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): Fantastic, my two teachers adore me and one actually made me tear up reading it

    Teacher Rec #1: My English/Media Lit teacher quoted Walt Whitman and stuff, it was beautiful
    Teacher Rec #2: My Bio teacher talked about a lot of my traits like curiosity
    Counselor Rec: never read it
    Additional Rec: my boss wrote about how he basically sees me as his daughter

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    Intended Major: Cultural Anthropology and Sociology
    State (if domestic applicant): Rhode Island
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type:
    Ethnicity: white
    Gender: female
    Income Bracket: under 40k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

    Reflection

    Strengths: recommendations, essay. I think my essay will make the most impact
    Weaknesses: test scores, my ACTs were good and I didn't send them my SATs; lack of extracuriculars
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I'm still holding out hope for acceptance
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Rejected Columbia University, Accepted University of Rhode Island w/ a 20k scholarship
  • AmrfootballAmrfootball Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    Applied to: Questrom RD
    Intended Major: International Management

    SAT: 2290 (didn't' send)
    ACT (breakdown): 35 (single sitting, 36 E, 35 S, 34 R, 33 M)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Weighted GPA (if available): 4.49
    Rank/percentile (if available): School Doesnt' Rank
    AP (place score in parenthesis): World History (4-self studied) No AP offered at school just Dual Enrollment
    Senior Year Course Load: DE Calc 1, DE Stats, DE General Psych, DE Developmental Psych, Senior Bible (I go to a private Christian school), AP US Government, Economics, DE English Comp 1, DE English Comp 2, DE Contemporary Ethical Problems
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Honors Society, National Merit Semi-Finalist (probable finalist)

    Subjective
    Extracurriculars:
    President of the Running Club (2 years)
    Trained on my own and have run 8 half marathons (school does not have cross country) and had an article written about my efforts in a regional magazine with readership in several states.
    National Honor Society (Vice President senior year)
    Major role in Senior class play
    play piano recreationally

    Job/Work Experience:
    -Document management position (converting paper medical records to electronic database)
    -Office job at my church
    -Panera Bread employee

    Volunteer/Community service:
    -Planned a charity 5k race for tornado victims in OK in 2012 (17 hours)
    -Over 200 hours with church leadership group planning church events and outreach
    -50 hours from a mission trip to Peru this summer
    -Various small things from NHS

    Essays: 8/10 for common app, 10/10 for Trustee essay
    Teacher Recommendation: Never saw either, but both know me REALLY well so my guess is good
    Counselor Rec: 7/10
    Additional Rec: 8/10 Both my boss and youth pastor; has known me since six grade

    School Type: Private Religious
    Ethnicity: white
    Gender: male

    Notes:
    -really need Trustee scholarship to attend, so I'm not holding my breath.
    -already accepted to Northeaster EA with 30k/year and USC with 23k/year in scholarships (assuming I reach finalist status in NM, which is likely)
    -deferred EA from UNC Chapel Hill
  • pallavijanianipallavijaniani Registered User Posts: 290 Junior Member
    @Amrfootball You've got a great chance to get accepted but trustees is tough to get for anyone but all the best !
  • NewEnglandBoundNewEnglandBound Registered User Posts: 96 Junior Member
    ED2 but still goin to post stats here
    Objective:
    Applying to CAS but also considered for CGS if I don't get in
    [ *] SAT I (breakdown): 1970 (660 math 660 writing 650 reading)
    [ *] ACT: 29 (30 english 30 reading 28 science 27 math) but waiting on the December scores...
    [ *] SAT II: 730 math I, 620 math II
    [ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.3 (trash... but straight 3.5-3.7 since last semester sophomore year. Freshmen year killed my gpa..hoping the strong upward trend helps.)
    4.0 GPA from a community college where I got a math credit from
    [ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Doesn't rank
    [ *] Senior Year Course Load: Two science courses and an honors math, along with regular classes (for first semester)
    [ *] Major Awards: No major awards... but honor roll, athlete scholar, varsity letter

    Subjective:
    [ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Hoping this makes up for poor GPA
    [ *] Job/Work Experience: No paid jobs
    [ *] Volunteer/Community service:
    Research/computer work for head of otolaryngology department at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital. Chose me to lead patient data management project, and he wrote me probably my best recommendation. My essays all revolve around this work. Probably among the most important parts of my app
    Volunteered at a food pantry for a long time
    Sports (4) varsity and JV
    Science olympiad
    Piano
    Debate
    Student gov
    Get tutored in Arabic/Turkish, proficient (also fluent in Farsi)
    [ *] Essays: Pretty damn good essays, hired a past Dartmouth admission counselor current Dartmouth Med student to help write them.
    [ *] Teacher Recommendation: 9/10 (one of them pretty much asked me to write a rec for me)
    [ *] Counselor Rec: She said she emphasized my "diversity"... I'd probably say 7-8/10
    [ *] Additional Rec: 10/10 from the head of otolaryngology at the hospital. Obviously haven't read it, but I'm sure it's really good
    [ *] Intended Major: Biology, Pre-med
    [ *] State (if domestic applicant): NH
    [ *] School Type: Prestigious public (#1 public in NH)
    [ *] Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
    [ *] Gender: Male
    [ *]Legacy: Harvard University, Dartmouth College
    [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM (if Middle Eastern counts...), proficient in several languages and fluent in Farsi. Dunno what else.
  • knovalknoval Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    edited February 2016
    Applied to: CAS
    Intended Major: Political Science

    SAT I (breakdown): 700 CR 690 M 670 W (Comp: 1960)
    ACT (breakdown): n/a
    SAT II: n/a
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.86
    Weighted GPA (if available): 4.1
    Rank/percentile (if available): Top 11% of 450
    AP (place score in parenthesis): European History (3), U.S. Government (4), U.S. History (5), Psychology (5), English Language and Composition (5)
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Lit, AP Spanish, AP Physics 1, AP Statistics, AP Human Geography, two regular electives and a gifted/independent study
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): n/a

    Subjective
    Extracurriculars:
    - National Honor Society President (1 year, been in club for two years)
    - Link Crew Leader (1 year)
    - Key Club (2 years)
    - Model United Nations (2 years)

    Job/Work Experience:
    - Gate/Concessions Worker for local parks department (3 years)
    - Facility Attendant for local parks department (just started)

    Volunteer/Community service:
    - Vice President of the Youth Advisory Council for a youth-led nonprofit creating drug-free, all-ages shows (200 hours)

    Essays: 9/10
    Teacher Recommendation: 9.5/10
    Counselor Rec: 8/10
    Additional Rec: n/a

    School Type: Public School
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female

    State (if applicable): VA

    Notes:
    - Have been involved throughout high school in a rigorous academic half-day program for gifted/independent students that offers advanced and challenging curriculum combined with field experiences
    - Denied from UVA, still waiting on responses from American University and VCU

    I'm a bit worried about my SAT score and GPA but I'm really hopeful that I'll be accepted to BU, since it's my top choice. Good luck to everyone else applying, hopefully the next six weeks of waiting will go by quickly!!
  • emilyskatesemilyskates Registered User Posts: 778 Member
    Applied to Questrom

    ACT: 35
    UW GPA: 96/100
    Class Rank: Top 10%
    SAT Subject:
    800 Math 2
    800 USH
    740 Biology
    Senior Year Course Load:
    AP Biology
    AP English Lit
    AP French
    AP Government
    AP Calculus BC
    AP Statistics

    ECs:
    Competitive figure skating and some smaller stuff
    Minor Awards:
    National Merit Semifinalist
    National French Contest
    National Latin Exam
    Lots of skating stuff

    Female
    Asian
    NY

    Accepted to Northeastern Honors ($22,000/year Dean's Scholarship), Fordham ($48,750/year Scholarship), University of Michigan, UVa, and Binghamton (University Scholars)
  • kristi4806kristi4806 Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
    @emilyskates congratulations to you! I'm assuming you did EA to those schools you were accepted at? My son applied to Northeastern, Fordham and Binghamton and hasn't heard anything.. Has similar stats to yours :)
  • kristi4806kristi4806 Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
    33 on ACT for him though.. not 35 :) awesome job!
  • fishgillfishgill Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    BU will be my second to last decision but one of my favorite schools, so I'm getting totally impatient 8-|
    Let's make this thread more lively so that we can pass the time faster :)
  • pallavijanianipallavijaniani Registered User Posts: 290 Junior Member
    @fishgill it will be my last decision! Where else have you applied
  • suzyQ7suzyQ7 Registered User Posts: 3,690 Senior Member
    How early did RD results come out in past years?
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