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Cornell ED Class of 2022 Results

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Replies to: Cornell ED Class of 2022 Results

  • cornellian2022cornellian2022 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
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    Decision: Accepted


    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1430, (690 CR, 740 Math)
    ACT (breakdown): did not take
    SAT II: 750 Math II, 660 Physics
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.98
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): school does not rank
    AP (place score in parenthesis): school does not offer AP
    IB (place score in parenthesis): school does not offer IB
    Senior Year Course Load: Dual Enrollment: Calculus 3, Differential Equations, Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Computer Science, High School: Honors English
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): NHS, MVP in Tennis, some swim awards

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): First Singles Tennis Player (Captain), Swimming 4 year varsity, HOSA (Treasurer), Yearbook, Math League
    Job/Work Experience: Paid internship at pharmaceutical company, worked in Japanese restaurant
    Volunteer/Community service: over 200 hours, medical records at local hospital, volunteer at daycare, physical therapy intern
    Summer Activities: N/A
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8/10 for personal essay, well written and sincere, CoE supplemental 6/10, somewhat cliche, talked about teamwork
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1:10/10, amazing recommendation by my chemistry teacher, he loved me
    Teacher Rec #2: 9/10, didn't get to read, but i participated a lot in English class, she liked me
    Counselor Rec: 7/10, not too well written but sincere and talked about my personality and obstacles
    Additional Rec: 9/10, tennis coach, he really liked me, offered to write me one, but I never read it
    Interview: did not get one

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: YES
    Intended Major and College: put down Chemical Engineering, but not sure
    State (if domestic applicant): NJ
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public, but somewhat like a magnet/technical school
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: <50,000
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): first generation college, female in engineering, ED

    Reflection

    Strengths: my personal essay, hooks, extracurriculars
    Weaknesses: SAT scores, leadership positions, supplemental essay
  • cornellgal22cornellgal22 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    edited December 2017
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1540 - one test, not superscored (770 reading and 760 math)
    ACT (breakdown): never took
    SAT II: never took
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 10/397 (whole class), #9 in IB program
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP English Language and Composition (3), AP Calculus AB (5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): no scores yet, but an IB Diploma candidate
    Senior Year Course Load: all IB (SL math, SL english, SL chem, HL psych, HL bio, HL spanish)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Semifinalist, school department awards, NHS

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Habitat for Humanity Club (President), Science National Honor Society (Vice President), Devilettes Dance Team (Senior Officer), English National Honor Society (Historian), Spanish National Honor Society (Parliamentarian), Mu Alpha Theta, Yoga Club, Dance Marathon (Event Planner), Rojans of Interact, Bayside Sports Academy Competitive Trampoline, Bayside Sports Academy Bright Stars Program (special needs gymnastics program)
    Job/Work Experience: Bayside Sports Academy Summer Camp Coach
    Volunteer/Community service: see extracurriculars
    Summer Activities: see work
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): common app & cornell supplement 8 or 9 out 10; had my English teacher read, very very tied to my major and why I was so passionate about it.

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 10/10, math teacher with whom I have very close relationship
    Teacher Rec #2: 10/10, chemistry teacher with whom I completed my extended essay, and with whom I also have a very close relationship
    Counselor Rec: 7 or 8 out of 10, not a very personal relationship, but I'm sure it didn't hurt in any way
    Additional Rec: 10/10, esteemed alumnus
    Interview: 10/10, really good conversation with interviewer

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    Intended Major and College: College of Human Ecology, Nutritional Sciences
    State (if domestic applicant): Florida
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: public
    Ethnicity: white
    Gender: female
    Income Bracket: <50,000
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none

    Reflection

    Strengths: SAT score, essays, recommendations
    Weaknesses: no service activity or extracurricular that was extravagant (i.e. service trips overseas, etc.)
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: see strengths
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: nowhere

    General Comments :
    GO BIG RED!
  • lululemon12lululemon12 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    edited December 2017
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    [[[Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): Didn't take
    ACT (breakdown): 33
    SAT II: Didn't take
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Chinese (5), Chemistry (4), World History (4), US History (4), English Language (4), Biology (3)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): None
    Senior Year Course Load: Orchestra, AP Macroeconomics, AP US Government & Politics, AP Human Geography, AP Art History, AP English Literature, AP Physics 1, AP Statistics
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar with Distinction

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Orchestra (Section leader)
    Job/Work Experience: None
    Volunteer/Community service: Key Club, HOSA Health Professionals, National Honor Society
    Summer Activities: Volunteered at local hospital, interned at a research lab
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): I guess an 8 or 9? I'm not really great at writing amazing essays with elaborate words, but I think my essays were meaningful and showed who I am outside of the scores and the things they saw on my resume.

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 10, My pre-cal teacher, who I frequently keep in touch with and truly understood me as a person, so she wrote a personal recommendation with lots of anecdotes.
    Teacher Rec #2: 9, My APUSH teacher was really nice and really liked me, but I wasn't super close to him.
    Counselor Rec: 7, super generic because she didn't know who I was out of the masses.
    Additional Rec:
    Interview: None

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major and College: Nutritional Sciences, Human Ecology
    State (if domestic applicant): Texas
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket:
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

    Reflection

    Strengths: My essays were extremely well-thought out, especially the supplement essay to HE.
    Weaknesses: My ACT score is considered not as high as others I'm pretty sure, also I haven't done much extracurriculars other than orchestra...
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think I got accepted because of my essays. They weren't fancifully crafted, but I think that I showed that I would fit into the college well through my essay.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: I was accepted to UT Austin as well.

  • Ravenclaw2000Ravenclaw2000 Registered User Posts: 17 Junior Member
    [asize=4][acolor=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected [/color][/size]

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1240 (690 RW 550 M)
    SAT subject test: US History (710)
    weighted GPA: 3.4
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Biology (3), AP US History (4), AP Environmental Science (currently in)
    Senior Year Course Load: APES, Physics (regents level), Foreign Affairs, Economics, Ethics & Existence, Symphonic Band, Trig & Topics in Precalculus, History Through Film, American Independence (English class)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Girl Scouts Gold Award, county 4-H honoree (through the Cornell Cooperative Extension)

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    -Girl Scout, 10 years, ambassador rank (Gold Award: Animal-Assisted Therapy/Animal Science Program for teens with autism & Agricultural Advocacy [legalizing backyard chickens in my town])
    -Teatown Lake Reservation and Education Center volunteer, 4 years, ~150 hours (assistant in Nature Girls after-school program that's run through Teatown)
    -4-H, 3 years (President of Hooves, Beaks, and Bills 4-H club)
    -Cooking for a Cause, 4 years, club member
    -History Club, 2 years, (assistant leader)
    -Trumpet, 8 years
    -Begineer french horn

    Job/Work Experience:
    -Summer camp counselor at Teatown Lake Res. (a natural sciences/hiking camp), 2 years
    -Block babysitter, 5 years

    Volunteer/Community service:
    -Girl Scouts
    -Cooking for a Cause club

    Summer Activities:
    -Bronx Zoo internships, 3 years
    -Summer camp counselor at Teatown Lake Res. (a natural sciences/hiking camp), 2 years
    -4-H fair season
    -Attended Cornell Summer College and took Animal Science: Sustainable Animal Husbandry course (3 cred)

    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8, wrote about how the quest for perfect grades was the death of meaningful extracurricular activities that help establish a passion

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): overall 8
    Teacher Rec #1: Living Environment, APES (known for 4 years) (Cornell Alum) 9
    Teacher Rec #2: AP Bio teacher (loves my work in 4-H and how detailed my course work is) 7
    Counselor Rec: 5 (not my biggest fan)
    Additional Rec: Mother of a kid I babysit, Cornell Alum 10
    Additional Rec: Prof of Cornell Summer College Course (Got a 100% on the final exam, A in the course, the prof loved my enthusiasm throughout the course) 8
    Interview: -

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: no
    Intended Major and College: CALS Undeclared (possible biological sciences and/or animal science major)
    State (if domestic applicant): NY
    School Type: Public (but very competitive)
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: F
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None

    Reflection

    Strengths: Extracurricular activities.
    Weaknesses: Grades and SAT score
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
    I definitely think that my grades and SAT score held me back. Last year I had some health problems and a close family member was dying/died. I've never really been good at math but last year was the worst I've ever been and it really brought down my GPA. I didn't get a tutor for SAT studying/never signed up for a tutoring course (I didn't see how learning how to take a test was worth my time/sacrifice for volunteering, I still don't)

    General Comments :
    Honestly, only the Cornell applicants from my school who got in were summa and magna cum laudes. I didn't really expect to get in with my SAT and GPA but I was still hopeful. No senior at my school (or even county) is in 4-H and the fact that I put so much time into it, I honestly thought that that would set me apart.
  • SmerplestSmerplest Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    edited December 2017
    Decision: Accepted


    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1480 (690 RW 790 Math)
    ACT (breakdown): 34 (Eng 35 Reading 30 Math 36 Science 36)
    SAT II: Physics 730 Math 800
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): school doesn't provide GPA, but total predicted IB score 40
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):n/a
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Calculus AB (5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): Eng A SL (5) Geo SL (6) French B SL (6) Math HL (7) Physics HL (6) Chem HL (7)
    Senior Year Course Load: full IB
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Canadian Mathematics and Computing Contests, regional science challenges

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    - A student-found, community based non-profit organization (President)
    - Taekwondo black belt 1st Dan (leadership team)
    - SPCA volunteer for two years
    - School engineering club (executive)
    Job/Work Experience:
    - internship at a software company
    Volunteer/Community service:
    - SPCA volunteer
    - non-profit organization fundrasing
    - community library volunteer
    Summer Activities:
    - internship as software tester
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8, wrote about baking and showed my creativity and how it also relates to science
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 10 IB Physics teacher (known for writing very strong rec letters)
    Teacher Rec #2: 8 IB Math teacher (focused on my personality, didn't even look at my resume)
    Counselor Rec: 7 IB coordinator general rec
    Additional Rec: n/a
    Interview: n/a

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: NO
    Intended Major and College: Mechanical Engineering, CoE
    State (if domestic applicant): n/a
    Country (if international applicant): Canada
    School Type: Public, IB program
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket:
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): female in engineering

    Reflection

    Strengths: fairly strong rec letters and essays, okay test scores, full IB student
    Weaknesses: lacking significant awards
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
    I think being a girl who wants to study engineering definitely put me at an advantage. My application also reflected a very consistent personality and my interest in engineering. I focused on very specific points when writing the supplement essay, as if I was totally ready and prepared to study at Cornell. Considering my activities, essays, gpa and testing, I don't think any one of those factors really made me stand out; but none of them is really weak either.
  • AllisSwellAllisSwell Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Decision: Deferred

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): n/a
    ACT (breakdown): 35 composite (35 English, 34 math, 35 reading, 34 science)
    SAT II: 800 Chinese, 800 math II
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): n/a
    AP (place score in parenthesis):
    - Chinese (5),
    - Calculus BC (5),
    - Eng Lang (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    Senior Year Course Load: (5 out of 8)
    - AP Statistics
    - AP Art History
    - Philosophy
    - Religion
    - Microbiology
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    - AP Scholar with Distinction (took 5 but only sent 3)
    - French Grand Concours level 2, silver medal

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    - arts council (instrumental rep)
    - diversity council (senior leader)
    - Chinese club (co-founder)
    - orchestra
    - writing center & STEM center tutor
    - help bridge relations with middle school kids with high school issues
    Job/Work Experience: n/a
    Volunteer/Community service:
    - 5Ks
    - mentoring low-income, URM children, who will be the first in their families to go to college
    - assisting those with disabilities at summer camps and sport competitions
    Summer Activities:
    - summer programs, taking psychology courses
    - service trips abroad
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8, edited thoroughly, making sure to incorporate main objectives and stayed true to myself. However, not as outstanding as others’
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): 9, I love my teachers, and hopefully they put in a good word for me.

    Teacher Rec #1: calculus BC teacher, attended STEM and diversity conferences with her, love her very much
    Teacher Rec #2: art history teacher, both sophomore and senior years, wonderfully kind human being who has the best lectures, as if storytelling
    Counselor Rec: senior advisor, full orchestra director, knows me pretty well
    Additional Rec: professor from a summer social psychology course, didn’t know me super well because of the large class size
    Interview: went amazingly! Talked for 1.5 hours and delved into topics such as race, conformity, and social experiments. Also talked about different customs on the east coast compared to the south.

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: no
    Intended Major and College: Psychology, CAS
    State (if domestic applicant): TX
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: small private
    Ethnicity: Chinese
    Gender: female
    Income Bracket: upper middle class
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): legacy

    Reflection

    Strengths: decent ACT, pursuing a major that not many other Asians pursue
    Weaknesses: not that many APs because my school limits 3 AP classes per year, a low subject test score that I didn't post here that I was required to send, not that many awards, didn't do any groundbreaking research with college professors, no summer internships, extracurriculars don't pertain to my intended major that much, GPA could be higher
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I'm a pretty basic Asian with average stats for my demographic. CAS is a competitive school. If it weren't for the fact that I'm a legacy, I'd probably get rejected. No one else at my school has applied yet, so they have no one to compare me with. There's no "wow" factor.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: University of Texas at Austin w/ Plan II honors (accepted on the day that Cornell results came out)

    General Comments : To all of my fellow deferred people: do not despair! We are still in the running, even if the sea of applicants will have expanded exponentially by the time of RD. From the years past, lots of deferred applicants get in. Good things are worth waiting.
  • datboi17datboi17 Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    edited December 2017
    Decision: Accepted




    Objective:

    SAT I (breakdown): 1570; 800 Math, 770 English

    ACT (breakdown): 35C, 36E, 35M, 36R, 34S

    SAT II: 800 Math 2, 800 Physics, 800 Chemistry, 710 Bio-E, 610 German

    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): idk, it's a 4.04 on a 4.3 scale and a 4.49 on a weighted scale where honors is +0.5 and AP is +1.0

    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): no rank

    AP (place score in parenthesis): Chemistry (5), Physics C Mechanics (5), Physics C E&M (5), Computer Science A (5), English Language & Comp (5), Calculus BC (5), AP Subscore (5)

    IB (place score in parenthesis):

    Senior Year Course Load: AP Lit & Comp, AP Micro, AP Macro, AP German, AP Stats, AP Psychology, Honors Biotech & Forensics

    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): 4-Year National Army ROTC Scholarship Winner to Cornell University, FRC Robotics Mid-Atlantic Regionals 2nd place and World Champion Qualifiers... then just a few small piano honors



    Subjective:



    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): President of Environmental Club (build up from member to secretary to VP to Prez), 2 years on a world-class FRC Robotics team, Varsity XC 1 season, Varsity Track 3 seasons, Marching Band 4 seasons + Section Leader senior year

    Job/Work Experience: Intern at an international drone service retailer. I also got FAA-Licensed as a Commercial Drone Pilot

    Volunteer/Community service: About 140 or so hours working at local gardens, soup kitchen, Special Olympics Bowling, setting up community events. Also, 24 hours as a volunteer music camp counselor for elementary schoolers teaching saxophone and rhythm

    Summer Activities: Running, volunteering, interning. Nothing too special I guess.

    Essays (rating 1-10, details): Common App: 9/10. This essay wowed my teachers. Super personal and powerful. Risky subject matter which I thought may put my whole application at risk but it paid off I guess.

    CoE Supplement: 7.8/10 It was meh. I talked about things that are probably quite generic for an aspiring engineer, and talked about how Cornell offers this super unique major (Engineering Physics is pretty darn rare) and the breadth of options available. Honestly nothing standing out, other than some humor about Cornell's ice cream and Andy Bernard on The Office lol.

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): I didn't read them



    Teacher Rec #1: My English teacher thought I was bold and found that likeable

    Teacher Rec #2: I am probably the one of the best students my Chemistry teacher has ever had and she still talks to me after 2 years.

    Counselor Rec: I'm in a big public school so it was probably generic

    Additional Rec: had my employer, marching band and jazz band director (I'm a pretty stand out kid in band, just because I'm unafraid to be confident (and loud) even when it's completely wrong lol), and Computer Science teacher (who thought I was a pretty memey dude)

    Interview: none



    Other



    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes (but this is need-blind so it shouldn't matter)

    Intended Major and College: College of Engineering (CoE); Engineering Physics

    State (if domestic applicant): NJ

    Country (if international applicant): N/A

    School Type: Large Public

    Ethnicity: Asian

    Gender: M

    Income Bracket: like 90k-110k I think, although it doesn't matter

    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): ROTC Scholarship Winner? Not all schools take this as a serious boost to admission, but some do. I know Princeton for sure loves seeing an ROTC Winner who accepted Princeton as a top 3 choice.



    Reflection



    Strengths: Academics, Common App essay, being an active student and discussion participant who never cheated and teachers know it (as was probably reflected in Letters of Rec).

    Weaknesses: Extracurriculars that weren't really Engineering or Science related (except for Drones). I just did what I wanted to do I guess.

    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:

    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Accepted to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Accepted on full ride to NJIT. Letter of Assurance to United States Military Academy at West Point. Rejected from Caltech

    Gonna try to withdraw the rest of my applications

    General Comments :

  • absolut1618absolut1618 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    [asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Accepted [/color][/size]

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1580 one sitting - 790R/790M
    ACT (breakdown):
    SAT II: 790 Math II, 770 Physics
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9 UW, 4.6 W
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    AP (place score in parenthesis): English Lang(5), Chem(4), Physics A(5), Psych(5), Music Theory(5 on both)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics Cs, AP Calc AB, band, AP lit
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Nothing big, national merit semifinalist, AP scholar with distinction

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Tennis 9-12 (captain), 12 years piano - submitted recording and recommendation, 2 years varsity track, a couple tutoring clubs
    Job/Work Experience: summer job junior year at a doctors office
    Volunteer/Community service: tutoring and some tennis coaching
    Summer Activities: summer job, tennis camp, summer courses in financial lit and com sci
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): CA - 8/10, I rewrote it entirely 1.5 days before submitting, obviously not my best writing but it had a lot of heart I guess
    Cornell - 9/10? my guidance counselor said it was flawless, it was definitely creative but I thought a little impersonal

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    Teacher Rec #1: 8/10 Lang teacher, nicest person you’ll ever meet, said she could write me a “glowing” rec even though I didn’t do much except write well
    Teacher Rec #2: 8/10 physics teacher, had junior and senior year for physics and he’s the jv coach for tennis
    Counselor Rec: She likes me a lot and is supposed to be good, but I saw her writing someone else’s rec and it looked rather fake and generic so idk
    Additional Rec: 9/10 piano teacher, he likes me and I think he’s pretty famous so he has some clout or whatever
    Interview: nope

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yep, prob won’t get any
    Intended Major and College: MechE
    State (if domestic applicant): NJ
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Mixed Asian/White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: $200,000+
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): girl in engineering??

    Reflection

    Strengths: Number stuff, essays, recs
    Weaknesses: Unimpressive extracurriculars and no STEM at all, you’d think I was going Arts and Sciences
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: No idea, applied UMich, Rutgers, Northeastern and GaTech EA, would’ve reach applied Princeton, CMU, and Dartmouth if not accepted to Cornell

    General Comments: My scores probably balanced out the extracurriculars, but honestly the only reason I can think of to be accepted was the essays and my music submission, showed character and creativity I guess. I’m really not sure how I got in, and seeing many qualified people not be accepted is pretty mystifying, luck of the draw I guess. I hope that everyone who was disappointed finds a place they’re happy to be at. Go Big Red!!
  • absolut1618absolut1618 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Decision: Accepted


    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1580/790R/790M
    ACT (breakdown):
    SAT II: 790 Math 2, 770 Physics
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9, 4.6 W
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 on English Lang, Psych, Physics A, Music Theory aural and non aural, 4 in Chem
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP lit, calc ab, and physics Cs
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): national merit semi, ap scholar w distinction

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): 4 years varsity tennis(captain), 12 years piano, 2 years track
    Job/Work Experience: summer doctors office job
    Volunteer/Community service: bunch of tutoring clubs and some tennis coaching
    Summer Activities:
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): CA 8/10 - decided to write a completely new one 1.5 days before due, obviously not the best writing but lots of heart
    Cornell 9/10? - guidance counselor said it was flawless, was very creative but a little impersonal
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 8/10 lang teacher, love her, said she would write a “glowing rec” even though all I did was write well
    Teacher Rec #2: 8/10 physics teacher, had me last year and this year and he’s the jv tennis coach
    Counselor Rec: good
    Additional Rec: piano teacher, took a shine to me and he’s pretty famous I think
    Interview:

    Other:

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yep, won’t get it
    Intended Major and College: MechE
    State (if domestic applicant): NJ
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Mixed Asian/White
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket: 200,000+
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): girl in engineering?

    Reflection:

    Strengths: numbers, essays
    Weaknesses: small time extracurriculars, no STEM at all you’d think I was arts and sciences
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: numbers and course choice balanced out extras I think, but I tried to be honest and show a lot of character and creativity in my essays. also submitted a piano recording to show more of the same
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:
    Applied rutgers, northeastern, umich, gatech, gotta go withdraw those now :)

    General Comments: no idea why I was accepted honestly, seeing so many amazing applicants get decisions they don’t deserve. I hope everyone who was disappointed this round finds a place they love. Go Big Red!!
  • Tomato12138Tomato12138 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    [acolor=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected [/color]
    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown):1560 760R+W 800M
    ACT (breakdown):N/A
    SAT II:2400 Math lvl 2, Chem, Physics
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):top 10%
    AP (place score in parenthesis):Physics BC E&M(5), Physics BC Mechanics(5), Chemistry(5), Calculus BC(5), Statistics(5), CS(5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):N/A
    Senior Year Course Load:APUSH&French, both after school classes though
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):sadly, none

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): will update later, but believe me it's quite limited.
    Summer Activities: Cornell Summer college
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    I would say it's about 6-7/10. It's generally about my experience as a virtual air traffic controller at VATSIM(Google it if you don't know what that is, which most people don't..), and how I value human interactions more than technology itself. I know these two sounds a bit far off but..that's what I did. I also talked about how I utilize my ability in computer science to help me pursue my interest in aviation, and ended the essay with my philosophy in studying sciences, which is "exploring the intersection between humanities and technologies." I think the greatest problem is that it lacks a real "focus." I wanted to fill as much information as I could into the essay and ended up with a central idea that's really far off from the content.
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    7/10
    Teacher Rec #1:AP Chem teacher, I guess it's a very generic looking RL? Mostly about how I perform academically both in and out of class.
    Teacher Rec #2:AP Calculus teacher, a very generic and yet detailed one.
    Counselor Rec:Again a pretty generic one.
    Interview:N/A in my city

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?:no
    Intended Major:CS
    State (if domestic applicant):
    Country (if international applicant):China
    School Type:Public
    Ethnicity:Asian
    Gender:Male
    Income Bracket:$100,000+
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):none

    Reflection

    Strengths: Yes...test scores. (it really turned out to be not a strength when ur applying for Cornell)
    Weaknesses: extracurriculars are a little plain I guess..(or it's just I didn't make them sound unique in my essays), terrible scores at Cornell Summer college (B and , zero awards and honors,
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:Awaiting decision for Umich and 3 UCs(LA/Berkeley/SD), will apply for NWU/Emory/RIce/NYU/GT/USC in RD

    General Comments:
    Bye Cornell I guess? It's time to move on : )
  • nathan09098nathan09098 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    edited December 2017
    Decision: Accepted


    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1400: 720 M 680 W 7,7,6 Essay
    ACT (breakdown): 30: 29 E 30 W 30 M 31 S
    SAT II: 660 Math 1 720 Bio E
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.97
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 5 out of 271
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Psych (5), Human Geo (4), Stats (4), Comp Gov (4), English Lang (4), Euro (3), World (3), US History (3), Bio (3), Chem (3)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: SUPA Psych, SUPA English, College Speech, AP Calc AB, AP Physics 1, AP Gov, AP Macro/Micro, AP Enviro
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar w/ Honor, AP Scholar w/ Distinction, Black Achievement Award

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Academic League (President/ Captain), Science Olympiad (Co-Captain), (Social Studies Honor Society (President), Drama Club (Treasurer), NHS (Parliamentarian), Science Honor Society, English Honor Society.
    Job/Work Experience: Shift Leader at Ben & Jerrys
    Volunteer/Community service: Jawonio, a local service provider for disabled people; Meals on Wheels, Rotary International
    Summer Activities: RYLA conference both Summer 2016 and 2017
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 10. Very deep personal narrative about how the fact my mom died when I was so young and how not knowing her drove me to want to know everything else, hence made me such a great student.
    Supplement was also strong but it was hard to balance narrative with answering the question.
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): 9. Both Teachers were from junior year and love me. I have a 246 day snapstreak with one of them now.

    Teacher Rec #1: English Lang Teacher: Is known for writing really good letters of rec.
    Teacher Rec #2:Stats Teacher: Really funny, interviewed me in the process just to tell me he already finished
    Counselor Rec: Practically lived in his office this year with all this college stuff. Cried over my personal essay. Probably really good
    Additional Rec: Bio/ Science Research Teacher. Actually let me read it. Really nice analogies.
    Interview: didn't do

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    Intended Major and College: Psychology A&S
    State (if domestic applicant): NY
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Black
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: $120,000 - $140,000
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Being the exact opposite of the stereotypical black student, if you consider that a hook.

    Reflection

    Strengths: GPA, Personal essay,recs
    Weaknesses: Scores
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I still don't know. Either my personal essay or supplement got them.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:

    General Comments : small red
  • BobSagetsBobSagets Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    [aB][asize=4][acolor=#FFA500]Decision: Deferred [/color][/size][/b]


    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1520, 730 reading, 790 math
    ACT (breakdown): didn't send, but i got a 32. was insanely sick
    SAT II: 710 bio, 710 chem
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): we don't do this, but my unweighted gpa was a 94 (which i've heard is around 3.7-3.8)
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 47/600
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 - gov, psych 4 - econ, bio 3 - chem, world history
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: All AP classes, the highest possible
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none? ap with distinction?

    Subjective: these are going to sound pretty generic, but I don't want to say specifically what the names of any programs are the protect my identity

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Key club officer
    debate captain
    various selective med programs in my area
    indian classical dance
    honor societies
    Job/Work Experience:
    kumon
    club coach
    interned at a foreign affairs organization

    Volunteer/Community service:
    hospital, other places in my area. amounted to about 200 hours.

    Summer Activities:
    volunteering, working, also did a Cornell course and got an A

    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    Commonapp: 10/10. most beautiful thing I've ever written it was my baby.
    Cornell: 9/10 less artsy than my commonapp but i still conveyed the "I LOVE CORNELL" theme pretty well I think

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    Teacher Rec #1: 8/10 chem teacher. this guy was a tough teacher but he pretty much loved all of us and was known for writing tough recommendations
    Teacher Rec #2: 10/10
    Counselor Rec: 8/10 she knew me well and seems to like me
    Additional Rec: none (went wrong here)
    Interview: i had one on friday, and they were releasing decisions on monday so i don't really know how this worked out but they really liked me

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: yep
    Intended Major and College: Human Development at Human Ecology
    State (if domestic applicant): still freaked about my identity, so I'll just say northeastern america. not new york tho.
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Kind of huge, considering that I live in the middle of nowhere. 2700 kids
    Ethnicity: Indian
    Gender: female
    Income Bracket: 200K +
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): not sure? I think maybe that I'm asian and applying as an HD major instead of biochem or chem but I don't think that's much of a hook tbh

    Reflection

    Strengths: essays, really big upward trend in GPA
    Weaknesses: ECs ECs ECs (I had to drive 40 mins to get to some of my activities) and no big "spike"
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think they want to wait to see if I continue improving my GPA
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:
    Accepted to big state schools
    applying to: swarthmore, haverford, johns hopkins, dartmouth, penn, and harvard
    General Comments :

    I'm pretty upset, but I look forward to March. I really really hope they see how much I love the school, because I truly can't imagine spending the next four years anywhere else. Whoever is reading this - I was like you. Don't pay attention to the numbers, just do your own thing and look at your own grades/ECs and let them carry you through. See you again in March!!
  • rheali1908rheali1908 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    edited December 2017
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1580 (780 English/Reading, 800 Math, 7-6-7 Essay)
    Three sittings, but the 1580 score comes from a single sitting
    ACT (breakdown): N/A
    SAT II: 800 Math Level 2, 760 Biology M
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.81
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 10%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Calculus AB (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load:
    AT Senior English
    Psychology - FALL
    Anthropology - SPRING
    Spanish 4 Honors
    Greek (7:30 AM class)
    Statistics - FALL
    AT Statistics 2 - SPRING
    AT Discrete Math - FALL
    Environmental Science
    (AT = Advanced Topics -- college-level course)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Paper on material science accepted at three international conferences

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Head of two clubs (Beta -- math, Amnesty International -- human rights)
    Job/Work Experience: N/A
    Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer at school library all through high school
    Summer Activities: Service project in Tanzania
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 9
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 8
    Teacher Rec #2: 7
    Counselor Rec: 8
    Additional Rec: 10
    Interview: 8

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major and College: CoE, Material Science and Engineering
    State (if domestic applicant): PA (I go to private high school in the US)
    Country (if international applicant): China
    School Type: Private
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: >10,000
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Female in engineering, first-generation college student

    Reflection

    Strengths: SAT, research
    Weaknesses: GPA, recs, awards
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I have very narrow but dedicated interests and high SAT scores
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: N/A
  • ALY90ALY90 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Well this is a bit late, but here we go! : D

    Decision: Accepted into College of Engineering!

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): N/A
    ACT (breakdown): 35 single sitting (eng-35 read-36 math- 33 sci-34)
    SAT II: Math 2- 770 Chem-780
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 8/269
    AP (place score in parenthesis): European History (5) Chinese Language and Culture (4) Calculus AB (4) Spanish Language and Culture (4) Art Studio: Drawing (4) United States History (4) English Language and Composition (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calculus BC, AP Biology, AP Macroeconomics, AP United States Government, AP English Literature, Advanced Chemical Research, Model United Nations
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar with Distinction, Best Delegate at NCRCMUN, Honorable Mention at Boston University, 1st in Color it Orange (an art competition)

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Job/Work Experience: N/A
    Volunteer/Community service: 140 hours at public library
    Summer Activities: summer research camp at Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): Common App: 10, I thought it was pretty funny (see strengths section), Supplement: 8, not as much freedom for me to put my voice in my writing
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 10, from my art teacher who is basically a fun aunt to me
    Teacher Rec #2: 8, from my math teacher
    Counselor Rec: 9, she knows me pretty well
    Additional Rec: Principal: 9, I worked with him to start the first STEM club on campus; Professor from Smith: 9, I helped him conduct research
    Interview: I had an informal one with an Alumni; and the day after he interviewed me, he saw the article on our local newspaper about me and my art teacher's public mural about sea-level rise. crazy timing!

    Other
    Applied for Financial Aid?: nope
    Intended Major and College: Undecided engineering in College of Engineering
    State (if domestic applicant): Califronia
    Country (if international applicant): USA
    School Type: Public (though smallish)
    Ethnicity: Chinese American
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: average
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Female.

    Reflection
    Strengths: I believe that I had 3 main ones:
    1. female applying into STEM field
    2. Unique extracurriculars for Asians. Sure I volunteered at the library, but I took it a bit further and started a program there to teach young children origami. I also made my interest in the fine arts a large focus for my application and talked more about interdisciplinary engineering involving both art and science.
    3. I wrote a very unorthodox essay about dragons for my Common App. The unique topic would make my essay stand out to the Admission officers, though at the same time my essay talked a lot about my personality.
    Weaknesses: My extracurriculars didn't connect to the whole "STEM" theme I needed since I was applying to the college of engineering, but I managed to play it off as "interdisciplinary". My SAT Math 2 and Chem test scores could have been a litle higher.
    Why you think you were accepted: test scores, interdisciplinary nature. Also I wrote an essay about dragons because I liked dragons and it was in my personality to write an essay about dragons.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: N/A

    General Comments:
    A big thing I noticed about me and all the other kids in my school who applied ED to Ivies was that the most "real" kids got accepted. I mean "real" as in doing things for the sake of doing them, not doing them to get into college. Everything I talked about in my application were things I wanted to do because I was passionate about them and had fun. I started an origami program at the library not to demonstrate my leadership to the colleges, but because I loved working with kids at the library and wanted to make their lives a bit more colorful. I designed and painted a public mural because I wanted to raise awareness about sea level rise. Not once did I think 'oh hey this would get me into college!"

    Anyway I hope this helps whoever is reading this! Good luck on your college applications!!!
  • CSem2022CSem2022 Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    edited December 2017
    What is a 3.4 GPA on a 100 point scale?
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