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balonce_nolesbalonce_noles Registered User Posts: 145 Junior Member
edited April 2005 in Colgate University
lol, i recieved two rejection letters today....the Colgate rejection letter is so nice, i read it 3 times.

bUT anyway, i don't give a hoot cos i got accepted to my FIRST CHOICE!!!!!! :D
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Replies to: Rejected!

  • mistymisty Registered User Posts: 162 Junior Member
    congrats on getting into your first choice!!!:) do you mind me asking where that is?
  • books2005books2005 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    were the rejections fedexed as well
  • pp000441pp000441 Registered User Posts: 85 Junior Member
    i was rejected too and happy for it.
  • Colgate13Colgate13 Registered User Posts: 136 Junior Member
    Can someone post it?
  • LiamLiam Registered User Posts: 32 New Member
    Jesus christ... this was unexpected.

    Rejected with 1370 SAT, Eagle Scout, 3.9 GPA, Out of-state (Oregon), 2-year varsity letterman.

    But somehow I got into University of Rochester?
  • StPlayrXtremeStPlayrXtreme Registered User Posts: 744 Member
    Liam. . . .I have a 1360 SAT, 30 ACT,Valedictorian (4.0), Eagle Scout, Student Council Pres, Varsity Tennis, Independent Researcher, Church group leader, assis. editor for newspaper, vice president for spanish honor society, and secretary for honor society. . . . .and those are just this years activities.

    Yet, I was waitlisted.

    I was supprised, but I got into U of Rochester and Cornell. . . . . .so it doesn't really matter!

    What is Colgate looking for?? I was well above average in every stat they have. . . . and my recommendations and essay were great. . . .

    Also, one of my best friends got waitlisted with a 1440ish SAT, ranks 3rd in the class, 2 sport athlete, and president of Honor Society, who was also Waitlisted.

    With a less that 3% accepted from the waitlist it is as good as a rejection.
  • azgirlazgirl Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    rejected, stats on the forum
    that's ok...first choices are probly ndame and washington&lee...i could be a lot worse off

    gluck everyone
  • RadarRadar Registered User Posts: 85 Junior Member
    I have heard Colgate is looking at financial need in their decisions. My son is 1440, great EC's, 4 year football, track wrestling and got waitlisted. We need big time financial aid. Some ex colgate insiders are claiming that colgate is taking more kids that can pay.

    Their loss, Vassar's gain.
  • SS1987SS1987 Registered User Posts: 157 Junior Member
    Radar,
    I don't think that Colgate looks at the financial need.
    I need a lot of aid and got in.
    I am not a sports person...in fact, I don't play any sports.
    Suggestion: maybe your son was waitlisted b/c Colgate is trying to tone down its "jockness" - just a theory
    Congrats on acceptance to Vassar.
  • gizmo9187gizmo9187 Registered User Posts: 75 Junior Member
    In very small print, Colgate states that they are not "need blind" and that financial need can be used when considering the merits of the applicant.

    It does not mean that you are disqualified by a large aid requirement, they just left the door open to consider it before they give away more money than they have budgeted.
  • kimmibee16kimmibee16 Registered User Posts: 232 Junior Member
    I got a large amount of aid from Colgate (something around 27,000). I dont think they used aid in their admission process at all. Honestly i dont know what they are looking for because the ppl who are getting rejected have way better stats than I do.
  • SS1987SS1987 Registered User Posts: 157 Junior Member
    Same here, I have a 27 ACT (that's 27!!!!!!!!), but was accepted with 33,000 in grant!!!!!
  • tcolgatetcolgate Registered User Posts: 213 Junior Member
    SS1978 wrote

    "Suggestion: maybe your son was waitlisted b/c Colgate is trying to tone down its "jockness" - just a theory"

    I could completely see that theory. I am an alumni who made good grades, my dad is a huge donor to Colgate, presidents club, very involved alumni. A few years ago I would have been in no question, but I think now Colgate is trying to get away from its frat boy jock reputation. Colgate as you know it will no longer exist a few years from now, its sad
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