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Just For Fun, let's find the "Average" CCer

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  • FlatulentPenguinFlatulentPenguin 51 replies33 threads Junior Member
    Question: Am I on the Right Track for my Aims?

    Grade: rising 10th
    Race: Asian
    Aims:Ivy/UCs

    Science
    Biology-8th grade
    Chemistry-9th grade
    AP Biology-9th grade

    Math
    Alg 1-7th grade
    Geometry/Alg 2 -8th grade
    Pre Calculus-9th grade

    English (standard)

    History (standard)

    Comp Sci
    C++ -8th grade
    AP Java -9th grade

    Foreign Language
    Latin 1-8th grade
    Latin 2-9th grade
    Spanish (self study up to Spanish 2 ) -this summer

    APs taken
    AP Bio-leaning towards a 5 (9th grade)
    AP Java-4/5 probably (9th grade)

    NEW SAT
    9th (MAY)-740 math 700 verbal 660 writing

    GPA-4.33 Weighted 4.1 Unweighted

    ECs
    Founder/Teacher of School Calculator Club
    Piano 3 years
    Academic Team
    NJHS
    Mu Alpha Theta
    Latin Club
    Gold Metal Latin Exam
    State Latin Forum (various awards)

    Community Service
    Library Helper
    Tutoring
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  • tanonevtanonev 713 replies10 threads Member
    "Does anyone else here really hate the term "passionate/passion" for a subject, my dad won't shut the hell up about it and my lack of it for a particular subject..."

    Lol yes...that's why I couldn't get into Olin...because I wasn't "passionate" enough about music...hey, I love piano, and I do well in it, but I just don't express "passion" (I don't like to express emotion in general...)

    You can always say you're passionate about football, I guess...

    (I wanted to put down video games, but I thought they might have an auto-delete for people who put that down lol)
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  • sucharitasucharita 3771 replies49 threads Senior Member
    I don't hate the term but I don't have any passions either - apart from Pink Floyd, which can't be listed as an EC :p
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  • tanonevtanonev 713 replies10 threads Member
    @Penguin:
    You're the epitome of the Asian student! Unfortunately, there are, oh, about 10000 kids just like you...don't get me wrong, that's some great academics, but unless you express a "passion" or extreme talent for something, you're just like everyone else

    If you took AP CS freshman year, perhaps CS is what you're planning to go into? Program a game...(I tell everyone that lol)

    Also, do USACO and USAMO...if you want to go Ivy, you will HAVE to distinguish yourself on those olympiads...(I was #8 in USACO for a while, and I still didn't get in, besides Cornell...)
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  • tanonevtanonev 713 replies10 threads Member
    Wait, Penguin...how did you get a 4.1 UW? It's on an immovable 4-point scale...straight-As is a 4.0
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  • thesbohemianthesbohemian 417 replies21 threads Member
    What were my chances? :p I’ve resisted posting stats for a year, but it’s all over now and I’m gonna break my CC addiction soon, anyway. Meh … Here they are …

    White Female
    9th and 10th grade at a small town public high school.
    11th and 12th grade at a highly competitive arts high school.
    GPA: 3.97 unweighted
    SAT I: 1570; 800 verbal, 770 math
    SAT IIs: Never took any because I didn’t need them.
    Class Rank: 3

    APs:
    10th English Lang. & Comp., Calculus BC, Spanish
    11th English Comp. & Lit., Chemistry, U.S. History
    12th Biology, European History, Art History

    ECs:
    9th and 10th Grade at Public HS:
    Class Council (P10); Drama Club (10); Ecology Club; Historical Society; Spanish Club; Varsity Gymnastics; Varsity Soccer; JV Cheerleader (Football Squad); Methodist Youth Fellowship; Homecoming Court (10); Yearbook Pageant (Winner 10); Community Theatre

    11th and 12th Grade at Arts HS:
    Drama Major (20+ hours per week); Class Council (S11, T12); Honor Council (12), Public Service Club (P12); Habitat for Humanity; Amnesty International; Yearbook Staff; Chess Club; Fencing Club; Cross Country Club; Swing Dance Club; Youth of Unity

    Awards:
    National Merit Finalist; AP Scholar with Distinction; National Honor Society; State Shakespeare Competition Winner (11); Regional Shakespeare Competition Finalist (11); State Thespian Festival Best Actress (11)

    Summer Employment:
    Lunch waitress

    Applied and academically admitted to University of Evansville, Southern Methodist University, North Carolina School of the Arts, Florida State University, SUNY Purchase, Rutgers University, University of Miami, University of Minnesota, Northern Illinois University, Catawba College

    Accepted via audition to BFA Theatre programs at Evansville, SMU, and NCSA. Rejected by FSU. Cancelled auditions for SUNY Purchase, Northern Illinois, and Catawba after SMU acceptance. Withdrew from consideration at Minnesota, Miami, and Rutgers after Evansville acceptance.

    Evansville ’09 with a full ride. Go Aces!
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  • knoxcountyknoxcounty 37 replies5 threads Junior Member
    GPA unweighted: 3.3
    SAT (subscores if you have them): 1360 comp; 710 v; 650 m
    ACT: 31 comp; 34 reading; 27 math; 32 science; 29 english
    SATIIs (list which subjects): none
    ECs: 2
    Course load (relative to offerings of your HS): 8
    Work and/or Volunteering: 5

    Private/Public school: Public
    State or country: KY
    Top colleges you applied to, especially Ivies: am applying to CMU, SMU, FSU, Yale, NYU
    Colleges you recieved admission too: we'll see

    Also I think it would be interesting to see what CCers are interesting in majoring in: Me= Theatre
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  • swmmr984swmmr984 162 replies23 threads Junior Member
    rising senior (male) caucasian

    PSAT 219
    SAT 1400 (OLD) 2150 800V 670M 680W
    ACT 31

    3.99uw 5/115
    private Catholic

    VARISYT X-country, swimming & track, sec. junior class, treas SGA, eagle scout, governor's school, usaa swimming

    Major: engineering pre-med

    APPLYING to Notre Dame, SLU, Villanova, Vanderbilt, Carnegie Mellon
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  • swmmr984swmmr984 162 replies23 threads Junior Member
    Should have said SAT 2150 800M 670V 680W
    From Tennessee
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  • jpt0509jpt0509 34 replies1 threads Junior Member
    GPA unweighted: 4.0
    Rank - 2/200ish
    SAT - 1480 (780 M, 700 V)
    ACT - n/a
    SAT IIs - Math IIc 800, Physics 700, Writing 660
    ECs: like how we compare to everyone else on a 1-10 scale? eh, I'd say 7
    Course load: definitely a 10... almost everyone is or will become a bluecollar worker in my county (not dissing bluecollar jobs, just saying... very poor school district from a farming community). AP classes were taken online independently
    Work and/or volunteering: I'll say 7 again

    APs: Sophomore - US History (4), Junior - Calc BC (4, ab 5), Junior - Stats (5), Senior - Psych, Macroecon, Microecon

    Private/public: very poor public, haha
    State: PA

    Schools applied to: hmm... PSU Schreyer, Haverford, Amherst, Swarthmore, St. Joe's, Yale, Cornell, U of Chicago, Williams
    Accepted: PSU Schreyer, Haverford
    Waitlisted: Cornell, Amherst, U of Chicago, St. Joe's (no accepts off w/l yet)
    Attending: PSU Schreyer (for $$$ reasons... Haverford was #1 choice out of the 9 I applied to)

    Someone else suggested listing major... probably double major in Finance and Economics
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  • leejwwcleejwwc 847 replies48 threads Member
    GPA unweighted: 4.0
    GPA weighted: 5.2593
    Rank: 3/435
    SAT I: 1440 (750 M, 690 V)
    ACT: N/A
    SAT II: 800 Math IIC, 770 Writing, 750 Chemistry
    Rank 1( bad) - 10 (good) of
    ECs: 8
    Course load (relative to offerings of your HS): 9
    Work and/or Volunteering: 6

    Private/Public school: Public
    State or country: FL
    If applicable:
    Top colleges you applied to, especially Ivies: Duke, Brown, Vanderbilt, University of Miami (Honors), University of Florida (Honors), Tulane (Honors), MIT, University of Miami 7 Year Medical Program
    Colleges you recieved admission too: Duke (attending), Brown, Vanderbilt, UM Honors, UF Honors, Tulane (Honors)
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  • johnleemkjohnleemk 696 replies19 threads Member
    GPA unweighted: No idea - I guess around 3.5 or thereabouts
    SAT (subscores if you have them): (haven't yet taken)
    ACT: (ditto)
    SATIIs (list which subjects): (ditto)
    Rank 1( bad) - 10 (good) of
    ECs: 7
    Course load (relative to offerings of your HS): 10 (my HS doesn't give you any choices when it comes to courses)
    Work and/or Volunteering: 0 (unless you count writing articles for a non-profit organisation seeking to produce a free encyclopedia, in which case, 6)

    Private/Public school: Public
    State or country: Malaysia
    If applicable:
    Top colleges you applied to, especially Ivies:
    Colleges you recieved admission too:
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  • aussiek517aussiek517 321 replies4 threads Member
    GPA unweighted: 3.813
    SAT: 740 Verbal, 710 Math, 1450
    ACT: 34 composite, 34 English, 31 Math, 35 Reading, 34 Science
    SATIIs: 800 Writing, 760 Math 1C, 700 German w/Listening (blah, I still tested out of 202)
    Rank: 13/480

    Rank 1( bad) - 10 (good) of
    ECs: 9
    Course load (relative to offerings of your HS): 10
    Work and/or Volunteering: 3

    Private/Public school: Public
    State or country: IN

    If applicable:
    Top colleges you applied to, especially Ivies: Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, Wellesley
    Colleges you recieved admission too: Indiana University-Bloomington, Miami University (full ride), Wellesley
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  • ampersandampersand 579 replies9 threads Member
    GPA unweighted: 3.9
    SAT: 2280 (800cr/680m/800w)
    ACT: didn't take
    SATIIs: 800 Lit, 770 USH

    Rank 1( bad) - 10 (good) of
    ECs: 5
    Course load (relative to offerings of your HS): 10
    Work and/or Volunteering: 2

    Private/Public school: Public
    State or country: TX
    If applicable:
    Top colleges you WILL APPLY TO, especially Ivies: Columbia, NYU, Wesleyan, Tufts, Boston U, Brandeis, McGill
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  • Katie07Katie07 100 replies24 threads Junior Member
    I've got to stop reading this stuff...
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  • ChrisCuberChrisCuber 367 replies13 threads Member
    GPA unweighted: 4.0
    SAT (subscores if you have them): 730V 800M
    ACT: (ditto) 33 (34Eng 35Math 33Read 31Sci)
    SATIIs (list which subjects): MIIC-800 Writing-740 (720 at time of apps) Physics-670 Chem-650 (taken w/out any studying)
    Rank 1( bad) - 10 (good) of
    ECs: 7
    Course load (relative to offerings of your HS): 10
    Work and/or Volunteering: 3

    Private/Public school: Public
    State or country: OH
    If applicable:
    Top colleges you applied to, especially Ivies: UMich, Case, HY, ND, Dartmouth
    Colleges you recieved admission too: all but HY
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  • greygoogreygoo 290 replies4 threads Junior Member
    GPA unweighted: 4.0
    SAT: 740 math, 740 verbal, 800 writing (probably retaking in oct.)
    ACT: 35 comp. 36 english, 35 science and reading, 34 math
    SATIIs: 800s on world history, physics and math iic
    Course load (relative to offerings of your HS): 10/10


    Private/Public school: Public
    State or country: usa
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  • kates1422kates1422 193 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Okay, right away I'll have to argue about the quality of MIT's programs and the veracity of leaving them off of this list...

    as for humanties, I believe that the MIT linguistics and philosophy program is better than any Ivy's, and what about Sloan School of Management? <- an undergrad business program second only to Wharton. And economics? yes, I believe the economics program is *fairly* decent. And the world-renowned Media Lab. I really hate seeing these "tech" schools cast off of lists because people won't do the research to find what they're all about.

    That and you are effectively only counting humanities focused students as average CC-ers because many science/engineering students will have applied to MIT, Caltech, etc along with some Ivies.

    You're really better off not including the number of schools applied to in this discussion. It would be more accurate to post an average "percentage of schools accepted to out of how many applied to" instead of just saying "Ivy" which is NOT the academic standard in the world. There are plenty of CC members from England, say, who want Cambridge or Oxford - assuredly "Ivy"-level or better. Actually, I would say that anyone who got accepted to Olin would be on top of any list given the ~2-3% admit rate.
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  • LoJTLoJT 169 replies26 threads Junior Member
    American-Born Chinese

    SAT I: 740m / 670v / 590w
    SAT II's:
    Math2c 800
    Physics 710
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  • Katie07Katie07 100 replies24 threads Junior Member
    I don't mean to be rude, but can we please stick to the subject, and use the formula? : }
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