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Colby College Class of 2019 RD Results

123wombat123wombat Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
Since a results thread hadn't been made, I thought I'd go ahead and start one. I know that many other factors go into decisions, but these threads can be a good starting place for gauging one's ability to get into a school.

Delete the spaces and it should display correctly.

[ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted[/b][/color]
[ color=orange][ b]Decision: Waitlisted[/b][/color]
[ color=red][ b]Decision: Rejected [/b][/color]

[ b]Objective:[/b]
[ list]
[ *] SAT I:
[ *] ACT:
[ *] SAT II:
[ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
[ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
[ *] AP scores:
[ *] IB scores:
[ *] Senior Year Course Load:
[ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):[/list]
[ b]Subjective:[/b]
[ list]
[ *] Extracurriculars:
[ *] Job/Work Experience:
[ *] Volunteer/Community service:
[ *] Summer activities:
[ *] Essays:
[ *] Teacher Recommendations:
[ *] Counselor Rec:
[ *] Additional Rec:
[ *] Interview:[/list]
[ b]Other[/b]
[ list]
[ *] State (if domestic applicant):
[ *] Country (if international applicant):
[ *] School Type:
[ *] Ethnicity:
[ *] Gender:
[ *] Income Bracket:
[ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):[/list]
[ b]Reflection[/b]
[ list]
[ *] Strengths:
[ *] Weaknesses:
[ *] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
[ *] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:[/list]
[ b]General Comments:[/b]
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Replies to: Colby College Class of 2019 RD Results

  • coll1234coll1234 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Decision: Waitlisted

    [ b]Objective:[/b]
    [ list]
    [ *] SAT I: did not report
    [ *] ACT: 30
    [ *] SAT II: did not report
    [ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.65-3.7
    [ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): I think top 10 or 20%
    [ *] AP scores: U.S. History 4, all I reported
    [ *] IB scores: N/A
    [ *] Senior Year Course Load: three APs, three honors (one of which honors is the highest level course, and it's required to take)
    [ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):[/list] National Honor Society, Italian Honor Society
    [ b]Subjective:[/b]
    [ list]
    [ *] Extracurriculars: Gifted Program, journalism, model leg, JV athlete, instrument, more
    [ *] Job/Work Experience: summer job, many hours
    [ *] Volunteer/Community service: service trip, many hours in-state
    [ *] Summer activities: job, community service
    [ *] Essays: Very strong
    [ *] Teacher Recommendations: Very strong
    [ *] Counselor Rec: probably very generic
    [ *] Additional Rec: N/A
    [ *] Interview:[/list] not too good. Alumni, made me look a little weak.
    [ b]Other[/b]
    [ list]
    [ *] State (if domestic applicant): New England (rather not say state)
    [ *] Country (if international applicant):
    [ *] School Type: Catholic
    [ *] Ethnicity: White
    [ *] Gender: Male
    [ *] Income Bracket: high
    [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):[/list] ?
    [ b]Reflection[/b]
    [ list]
    [ *] Strengths:
    [ *] Weaknesses:
    [ *] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: 47% increase in applicants~19% acceptance rate. Would have made it any other year.
    [ *] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:[/list] Accepted Northeastern, Holy Cross
    [ b]General Comments:[/b]
  • 123wombat123wombat Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): Didn't send
    • ACT: 31
    • SAT II: Didn't take
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 10%
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): AP US History 5, AP English Language 5, AP English Literature 5, AP US Govt 4
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): Not offered
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP English Literature, Biomedical Research, Calc, Dual Enrollment Political Science, Latin, Modern Literature Analysis, Psych, Speech & Debate
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Book awards, political science paper published, AP Scholar with Honor
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Academic team (co-captain), constitution team, a few clubs
    • Job/Work Experience: Scientific research internship, political science non-profit internship, political science internship with professor
    • Volunteer/Community service: Over 300 hours, unique, significant social-justice bent demonstrated in application
    • Summer Activities: Camp counselor
    • Essay: Strongest part of my application and I think it was what made me stand out.
    • Teacher Recommendations: Probably very good. Did not read.
    • Counselor Rec: Probably okay. Did not read. Counselor does not get to know students very well.
    • Additional Rec: Very personalized, showed my growth and leadership skills.
    • Interview: Brief but positive conversation with an alum. I think the interview may have had a large impact on the decision.
    Other:
    • State (if domestic applicant): California
    • Country (if international applicant): N/A
    • School Type: Competitive private
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: $250,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None whatsoever
    Reflection:
    • Strengths: GPA, unique ECs, internship experiences, writing
    • Weaknesses: Test scores! My ACT math and science sections were a good 6-8 points lower than my reading and writing sections, so perhaps they realized that I have potential in some areas.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I have no idea. I have no hooks and my scores are mediocre. My best guess would be the essay. I am very proud of it and I think I interpreted the prompt in an unexpected and refreshing manner.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: Smith (early write), Grinnell (early write), Macalester, Kenyon, Mount Holyoke, Whitman, Beloit. Rejected: Wash U.

    General Comments: I applied to Colby on a whim and expected a rejection. I didn't visit or show interest. I'm honestly very surprised that I was accepted, especially considering the stats of students who were waitlisted and rejected. I'm thankful that the admissions committee saw something valuable in my application!
  • yanaginagiyanaginagi Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    edited March 2015
    Decision: Accepted


    Objective:
    • SAT I: N/A
    • ACT: single 32 [E: 32 M: 34 R: 32 S: 34 Es: 10] / superscore 34 [E: 34 M: 35 R: 32 S: 35 Es: 10]
    • SAT II: Math2 800 Phys 780 Chem 740
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.71 / 5.00
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    • AP scores: 5s: Physics B, Physics C E&M, Physics C Mechanics, Calculus BC (AB subscore), Chemistry, Japanese, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics / 3s: English Language, Biology, World History
    • IB scores: N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: Linear Algebra, Philosophy, Modern Physics,
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): KYPT Silver medal, Korean Enterprise Challenge Gold medal (2nd place), Rocket City Math League 1st Place (team), International Robot Olympiad Korean Preliminary Bronze medal

    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars: Musical, Science Club, Basketball, Creative Writing
    • Job/Work Experience: Tutoring
    • Volunteer/Community service: N/A
    • Summer activities: Just EC's
    • Essays: 7 out of 10? It was a plain essay about musical activity.
    • Teacher Recommendations: Didn't Read
    • Counselor Rec: Didn't Read
    • Additional Rec: Didn't Read
    • Interview: N/A
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): N/A
    • Country (if international applicant): Republic of Korea
    • School Type: Private
    • Ethnicity: Korean
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: < 200,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Superscored ACT, AP's, Awards
    • Weaknesses:
      [ *] Why you think you were accepted: High test scores? I did not apply for financial aid.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: UC San Diego, St. Andrews (Scotland), University College London (England), Durham (England) / Rejected: Grinnell, Harvey Mudd, WUSTL, UCLA, Oxford (England)
    General Comments: Pretty happy because it was my first time being admitted to LAC's. By the way, is it possible for international student to apply for financial aid if his or her citizenship status change? I asked financial aid office but did not get a reply yet :/
  • TheDidacticTheDidactic Registered User Posts: 2,113 Senior Member
    Decision: Rejected

    Objective:
    • SAT I: Didn't give them but 2130. 760CR, 660M, 710W
    • ACT: 33 composite
    • SAT II: Didn't take
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):1/1? Unavailable? I'm homeschooled. :p
    • AP scores: N/A but have CLEP's
    • IB scores: N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: Honors Calculus, Advanced Chem, Advanced Bio, Advanced Pre-Med, Spanish III, English 12, Bible IV, Home Ec, Psychology, US History II
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/A

    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars: Travel soccer, volunteer for arts and crafts at a camp, work on a website as a staff for the R&D team.
    • Job/Work Experience: N/A
    • Volunteer/Community service: Volunteered at a summer camp for 4 years.
    • Summer activities: See above ^
    • Essays: Really good, 9/10 or 10/10. I talked about being adopted.
    • Teacher Recommendations: Homeschooled but I had recommendations from my parents, coach, and supervisor.
    • Counselor Rec: See above. ^
    • Additional Rec: See above. ^
    • Interview: Didn't have one.

    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): New Jersey
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Homeschool
    • Ethnicity: Chinese
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: >= 100,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First generation, don't know if Chinese is URM.

    Reflection
    • Strengths: I had the test scores, the rigor, and the passion in my EC's.
    • Weaknesses: I didn't have actual official "AP's" and didn't have have more EC's.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Either any of my weaknesses were heavy factors or there were just way too many people to pick from, and they believed someone else holistically was a better fit for their campus over me.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I've been accepted to all of my other schools so far (not going to name all of them, but one is UVM); this is the first rejection. :p

    General Comments:

    I tend to think the worst of situations so I can't say I wasn't preparing for or expecting this. I'm okay with it. Colby came onto my list later in the game so it wasn't like I expressed the most interest early on or anything like that.
  • hezekielhezekiel Registered User Posts: 285 Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    • SAT I: 2200 (CR -680, M- 800, W- 720)
    • ACT: Not taken
    • SAT II: 800 Chem, 800 Math 2
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/140
    • AP scores: Not taken
    • IB scores: Not taken
    • Senior Year Course Load: Physics, Chemistry, Maths, English, Computer Science
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    A couple of national level scholarships
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars: Table Tennis, Music, Quiz Bowl,
    • Job/Work Experience: An internship at a quiz company
    • Volunteer/Community service: Unique. Can't give much details
    • Summer activities: A couple of college preparatory camps
    • Essays: On the unique community service. Highly rated by an ex- admission officer
    • Teacher Recommendations: Been told it is extremely specific, and detailed
    • Counselor Rec: Counselor taught me, so excellent
    • Additional Rec:-
    • Interview:
    Requested for Skype interview. Not granted
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant):
    • Country (if international applicant): India
    • School Type: Private
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: 20000$
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    - None
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Essay, ECs, grades
    • Weaknesses: Applied for financial aid (international)
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Waitlisted at Colorado, Grinnell, Whitman. Rejected at Brandeis, Macalester. Awaiting others

      General Comments:
      When you are an international applying for financial aid at LACs, expect the unexpected. I honestly expected to get admitted to colleges like Grinnell and Macalester where a substantial no. of internationals got aid, but I din't get in, even though my SATs were above 75 % percentile and I had expressed interest.

      Colby was the first LAC on my list, and I am glad I got in.
  • Green1997Green1997 Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    edited March 2015
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    • SAT I: 2090 (690CR 750W 650M)
    • ACT:
    • SAT II: 700 Math Level 1, 680 Literature
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 93/100
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): No rank. Competitive high school in NYC
    • AP scores: AP English Lang (5) World History (3)
    • IB scores:
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Lit, AP Stat, AP Environmental Sci, Honors Economics, bunch of tech theater courses
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars: Build and design props for theater productions in my school. VP of a charity club. Advertising manager at a student-run tutoring company!
    • Job/Work Experience: Off-Broadway production of "Hair"
    • Volunteer/Community service: Charity club
    • Summer activities: Advertising Manager at a tutoring company
    • Essays: Not sure.. I took a risk. I wrote a letter instead of an "essay."
    • Teacher Recommendations: Should be good.
    • Counselor Rec: Great! She likes me a lot.
    • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:
    No interview
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): NY
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Asian Indian
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: lol
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    first gen, arts supplement (tech. theater work)
    Reflection
    • Strengths: idk..
    • Weaknesses: GPA (Had a very rough junior year-- it was explained in my guidance counselor recc)
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Idk
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: Binghamton, Stony brook, U Albany Rejected: Vassar, Grinnell, Boston U (still very surprised), Northeastern (not need blind.. shouldnt have applied esp. considering my EFC lol) Still waiting on Hamilton, Cornell, and U of R!
    General Comments: I was being rejected everywhere, even match schools that my counselor told me I would get into. It's honestly a crapshoot. Glad to have gotten in.
    Post edited by fallenchemist on
  • bsm1997bsm1997 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    edited March 2015
    [ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted[/b][/color]


    Objective:
    • SAT I: 2160 (800 CR, 590 M, 770 W)
    • ACT:
    • SAT II: Lit 760
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.6 (a few ticks higher toward last trimester)
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): (top 20%)
    • AP scores: AP English Language and Composition (5), AP World History (spring), AP Spanish V (spring) AP English Literature (spring
    • IB scores: N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP English Literature, AP World History, Spanish V Honors, Chemistry, Discrete Matbematics
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.) National Merit Commended Student
      Subjective:
      • Extracurriculars: Investment Club (President), Debate Team (Founder/President/Captain), Model UN (Co-Chair), Film Club (Co-Wrote/Directed/Edited and scored two feature length films), 3 year varsity oarsman (Top 5 New England team), The Quill (Literary Magazine, Editor in Chief), Writing Center (First Ever Student Intern)
      • Job/Work Experience: N/A
      • Volunteer/Community service: N/A
      • Summer activities: Oxbridge L'Academie De Paris (2013), Oxbridge La Academia De Barcelona (2014), Columbia University Summer School (2015)
      • Essays: My essay was on the divergence of investment principles gleaned over lunch with a hedge fund manager with my views on the objective of a successful college education.
      • Teacher Recommendations: AP English Lang (presumably strong and very well written), Honors U.S. (presumably strong)
      • Counselor Rec: strong
      • Additional Rec: Headmaster (unsolicited)
      • Interview: strong
        Other
        • State (if domestic applicant): New York City
        • Country (if international applicant): U.S.A.
        • School Type: (small private boarding)
        • Ethnicity: White
        • Gender: Male
        • Income Bracket: not sure but high
        • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.) none
          b]Reflection[/b]
          • Strengths: Language scores on SAT, extracurriculars, essay
          • Weaknesses: Math SAT score, GPA
          • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I don't know
          • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
          Accepted: Bard, Northeastern, Kenyon, Bates, Colby. Waiting: Bucknell, Franklin and Marshall, Connecticut College, Hamilton, NYU, Pitzer, Reed, Skidmore, University of Michigan, University of Richmond. Rejected: N/A
          General Comments: just super happy so far, didn't expect this
  • deepthought80deepthought80 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    edited March 2015
    Decision: Waitlisted


    Objective:
    • SAT I: 2300 superscore (CR: 800, M: 770, W: 730)
    • ACT: C: 32, E: 35, M: 31, R: 30, S: 31 (didn't sumbit)
    • SAT II: 770 World History, 740 Math II
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.92
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1
    • AP scores: 5s in European History, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, World History
    • IB scores:
    • Senior Year Course Load: Accounting, AP Lit, AP Bio, AP Chinese Lang, AP Calculus AB, AP Psych
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    AP Scholar with Distinction, 1st place in a national academic competition for 2 years

    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars: Varsity Soccer (4 years, Captain), Model UN (4 years), NHS (2 years, Secretary), Church youth worship band (4 years, Piano/Vocals)
    • Job/Work Experience: None
    • Volunteer/Community service: Raised over $30,000 for victims of natural disasters and children with cleft lip & palate via various fundraisers throughout high school; Sunday School Assistant Teacher for 7 years, started a tutoring program at my school
    • Summer activities: Tutoring, reading, volunteer at Sunday School, band practice
    • Essays: Readers said it was well-written and candid
    • Teacher Recommendations: Excellent
    • Counselor Rec: Excellent
    • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:
    None

    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): NA
    • Country (if international applicant): Somewhere in Southeast Asia
    • School Type: International
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: F
    • Income Bracket: <$80,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    None

    Reflection
    • Strengths:
    • Weaknesses:
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Waitlisted at Grinnell & Middlebury
    General Comments: I'm disappointed but life goes on

  • arctoarcturasarctoarcturas Registered User Posts: 28 Junior Member
    Great stats, hard to figure methodology sometimes.
  • stuWorkerColbystuWorkerColby Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Well, to be honest, it really is a true combination. Just because you have good extracurriculars or grades doesn't mean you are good for the school. Colby doesn't look for simply the world's smartest people, but the most well rounded who are thirsty for knowledge and the world, which is more than tests and grades. Just felt like I should say this because I've been seeing a lot of people talking about how it makes no sense.
  • arctoarcturasarctoarcturas Registered User Posts: 28 Junior Member
    Yes it is a combination.By stats I also meant her EC's which do matter ,Look at the leadership positions and dedication as a 4 year + athlete ( which can tell a great deal about a person) and as a volunteer etc . In my opinion that means more than a one time well written essay (or well coached essay) as to why someone fits. I understand what you are saying and one can "fluff" a resume but there are certain benchmarks that do need to be considered in the process,.
  • louielegrandlouielegrand Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    • SAT I: 2160 (740 CR, 730 M, 690 W
    • ACT: 34 Composite (35 Eng 32 M 34 Read 33 Sci 6 Writing)
    • SAT II: 730 U.S. History, 690 Math Level II
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.43
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): My school doesn't report
    • AP scores: 5: Italian Lang/Culture 4: U.S. History, AB Calc, English Lang/Comp
    • IB scores: -
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Biology, AP Microeconomics, AP Statistics, French IV Honors, Senior English
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    : AP Scholar with honor, National Merit Commended student
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars: Varsity soccer (3 yrs, team captain and MVP in 12th grade), Varsity basketball (2 yrs,) Varsity baseball (5 yrs), Guitar
    • Job/Work Experience: Worked at a country club for a summer, now working at Olympia Sports (sales)
    • Volunteer/Community service: None really
    • Summer activities: Visit Italy for several weeks every year, otherwise just hang around, play soccer, etc.
    • Essays: Felt my commonapp was quite strong, talked about how I moved to Italy when I was in 4th grade, how soccer helped me make new friends and learn the language
    • Teacher Recommendations: One from my soccer coach/APUSH teacher who I am close with (guessing quite good), other from AP Calc teacher
    • Counselor Rec: Also probably quite solid
    • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:
    Had a very good interview. Was able to really relate with person I interviewed with.
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): MA
    • Country (if international applicant): USA
    • School Type: Private independent
    • Ethnicity: White/Asian
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: >$250,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    None really?
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Interview, essay, test scores, long-term commitment to otherwise nice but unremarkable ECs, I speak a second language in Italian
    • Weaknesses: GPA (3.43 overall through end of junior year, but on the rise. 3.31 Frosh GPA, 3.42 Soph, 3.63 Jun, 3.53 first term of senior year due to health concerns, 3.8 second term of senior year). Lack of volunteer/community service activities
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I think that my strengths outweighed my weaknesses enough; according to Naviance, I have the lowest GPA from my high school to be accepted at Colby. That being said, after seeing this thread, I think I'm lucky to have been accepted.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: Drew University, UMASS Amherst, Brandeis University, Union College; Denied: Wesleyan (EDI), Bowdoin (EDII), Middlebury
    General Comments: I hope that I'm proof that you can get into Colby with a subpar GPA as long as you make up for it in other areas. I strongly recommend doing an interview and preparing for it in advance; I think that's what helped set me apart.
  • TwentyfifteenTwentyfifteen Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    [ b]Decision: Accepted[/b]

    Objective:
    • SAT I: Math 600, Reading 610, Writing 690
    • ACT: N/A
    • SAT II: N/A
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 6/188
    • AP scores: APUSH 4, AP STATS 5
    • IB scores: Not offered
    • Senior Year Course Load: Anatomy, two gym credits (graduation requirement), AP Language and Composition, Central Philosophical Issues: God and Nature (Colby course), German Language and culture, Honors Psychology, Calculus.
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Nothing national.
    b]Subjective:[/b]
      [ *] Extracurriculars: Proposing three bills to state legislature (12), Key Club (9-12 -- Officer 11,12), Executive VP of Student Council (11,12-- Leadership Award), Varsity Lacrosse (9-12), Drama (9-12), National Honor Society (11,12), JV Soccer (9,10), Yearbook (11), Senior Mentor (12), Public Speaking (9)
    • Job/Work Experience: N/A
    • Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer anywhere from 50-200 hours (depending on year) through Key Club and National Honor Society.
    • Summer activities: N/A
    • Essays: I am an excellent writer. It exposed a more vulnerable side of me, and showed extreme triumph in the face of adversity. It was a last minute essay, but brought tears to the eyes of all of my proof readers.
    • Teacher Recommendations: Both Excellent. One was from my Colby prof.
    • Counselor Rec: Good
    • Additional Rec: N/A
    • Interview:
    Fantastic. I had a really engaging senior and we ended up just chatting the whole time. Came out of it feeling really confident, albeit I have good people skills in general.
    Other
    [ list]
    [*] State (if domestic applicant): Maine
    [*] Country (if international applicant):
    [*] School Type: Rural Public School
    [*] Ethnicity: White
    [*] Gender: Female
    [*] Income Bracket: N/A
    [*] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):[/list] None
    Reflection
    • Strengths: All-around excellent student. I took a class at Colby this year, got an A+, had a wonderful professor who offered to write me a recommendation. Very involved in community. Really great interview. Overcame a huge tragedy in the beginning of the year; now proposing three bills to state legislature. Also a human trafficking awareness advocate.
    • Weaknesses: I didn't take the SAT very seriously. On paper it doesn't look like I challenge myself in coursework (I tend to choose classes based on interest, not because I'll look good to colleges). Coming from a pretty lackluster high school.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I showed them that I can perform in their classroom. It's like they actually got a trial period with me.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: St. Thomas Univeristy (NB, CA), Deferred and then rejected from Bowdoin
    General Comments: The applicant pool was extremely competitive this year. They accepted a fair majority of students ED, so RD was especially tough. It's definitely an honor to be accepted this year. I wasn't going to apply until I took my class there this year, and it was fantastic. I had an amazing professor and I really got to know the students and the 'vibe' of the campus. It's really down to earth, inviting and academic, rather than snobby.
  • TwentyfifteenTwentyfifteen Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    [ b]Decision: Accepted[/b]

    Objective:
    • SAT I: Math 600, Reading 610, Writing 690
    • ACT: N/A
    • SAT II: N/A
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 6/188
    • AP scores: APUSH 4, AP STATS 5
    • IB scores: Not offered
    • Senior Year Course Load: Anatomy, two gym credits (graduation requirement), AP Language and Composition, Central Philosophical Issues: God and Nature (Colby course), German Language and culture, Honors Psychology, Calculus.
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Nothing national.
    b]Subjective:[/b]
    • Extracurriculars: Proposing three bills to state legislature (12), Key Club (9-12 -- Officer 11,12), Executive VP of Student Council (11,12-- Leadership Award), Varsity Lacrosse (9-12), Drama (9-12), National Honor Society (11,12), JV Soccer (9,10), Yearbook (11), Senior Mentor (12), Public Speaking (9)
    • Job/Work Experience: N/A
    • Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer anywhere from 50-200 hours (depending on year) through Key Club and National Honor Society.
    • Summer activities: N/A
    • Essays: I am an excellent writer. It exposed a more vulnerable side of me, and showed extreme triumph in the face of adversity. It was a last minute essay, but brought tears to the eyes of all of my proof readers.
    • Teacher Recommendations: Both Excellent. One was from my Colby prof.
    • Counselor Rec: Good
    • Additional Rec: N/A
    • Interview:
    Fantastic. I had a really engaging senior and we ended up just chatting the whole time. Came out of it feeling really confident, albeit I have good people skills in general.
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): Maine
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Rural Public School
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: N/A
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    None
    Reflection
    • Strengths: All-around excellent student. I took a class at Colby this year, got an A+, had a wonderful professor who offered to write me a recommendation. Very involved in community. Really great interview. Overcame a huge tragedy in the beginning of the year; now proposing three bills to state legislature. Also a human trafficking awareness advocate.
    • Weaknesses: I didn't take the SAT very seriously. On paper it doesn't look like I challenge myself in coursework (I tend to choose classes based on interest, not because I'll look good to colleges). Coming from a pretty lackluster high school.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I showed them that I can perform in their classroom. It's like they actually got a trial period with me.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: St. Thomas Univeristy (NB, CA), Deferred and then rejected from Bowdoin
    General Comments: The applicant pool was extremely competitive this year. They accepted a fair majority of students ED, so RD was especially tough. It's definitely an honor to be accepted this year. I wasn't going to apply until I took my class there this year, and it was fantastic. I had an amazing professor and I really got to know the students and the 'vibe' of the campus. It's really down to earth, inviting and academic, rather than snobby.
  • houseofcards19houseofcards19 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    edited March 2015
    [ b]Decision: Accepted[/b]
    Objective:
    • SAT I:
    • ACT: 35
    • SAT II:
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.46
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
    • AP scores: 4 on USH, Calc AB, Chem, Spanish, English Lit; 5 on English Lang
    • IB scores:
    • Senior Year Course Load: BC calc, Post AP spanish, AP Bio, Econ CIS, Anatomy&Phys, Shakespeare, Creative Writing
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):AP scholar w distinction
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars: pretty solid
    • Job/Work Experience:
    • Volunteer/Community service: President of Community Service Board @ my school
    • Summer activities: hospital internships in Pakistan
    • Essays: idk wrote it the day before apps were due after staying up the whole night, it was pretty weird. Somewhat spiritual experience
    • Teacher Recommendations: good, very good
      [ ] Counselor Rec: solid
    • Additional Rec:
    • Interview:
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): MN
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Private Prep
    • Ethnicity: South Asian
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: 500k+
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    Reflection
    • Strengths: I’m a good writer, so that probably helped even after procrastinating my essay
    • Weaknesses: Obviously my GPA is bad. No real reason for that. I just didn’t try very hard. I did not address it anywhere in any of my applications.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Low GPA instills confidence that I will attend if accepted, whoever read mine got lucky last night, who knows
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: Middlebury, Wash U
      Rejected: Northwestern, Columbia (ED)
      Waiting on a couple reaches before I decide
    General Comments: I really only applied here because they didn’t have a supplement (same with my other two acceptances), but I think there’s some serendipity there, because the more I think about it, the more I feel as though I’d be pretty happy at a place like Colby or Mid.

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