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Cornell ED Class of 2023 Results

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Replies to: Cornell ED Class of 2023 Results

  • akcha1801akcha1801 Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    edited December 2018
    Decision: Rejected

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): Not taken
    ACT (breakdown):34(E-35, M-34, R-34, S-33)
    SAT II: Math Level 2-800, Chem-800, Physics-800
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): We don't get a GPA at school ( Predicted Percentage - 98.7)
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 10
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Not taken any
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: In a CBSE(National Government Board) school - course load almost equal to 4 AP courses(Phy, Chem, Math, CS)
    Major Awards: Finished within top 50 ranks in General AI Challenge, Solving the AI Race Round; Competed in News-Wiz Quiz till pre-televised rounds; Finished 4th in the western round of JAIBC India Competition; Participated in NASA's Cassini Scientist for a Day Competition

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    I have published a Research Paper on Acta Astonautica Journal of Elsevier on GAGAN and future airports
    2 projects on Data Science to be used in my school from the next academic year(LORs mention the same)
    Zonal Level Table Tennis Player
    Certified Scuba Diver
    Working on creating an 8-bit computer using breadboards
    Designed a Journal to enhance productivity for high-school students - working on releasing and selling copies on Amazon


    Job/Work Experience: None
    Volunteer/Community service: Helped initiate Storytelling sessions for underprivileged students to teach elementary English with AASHA Foundation
    Summer Activities: Completed various online courses on Data Science and Mathematics - Part of an online Data Science invite-only community
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    CA Essay (10) - Spoke about how I dealt with finding friends and adapting to a new life due to a move from a rural area to a large city - which caused me to go into depression after 3 years of the move. Wrote how I dealt with the switch; drew a parallel between that and my experience with scuba diving.
    CoE Supplementary Essay (9) - Wrote about profs, motto and my future goals with a CoE education
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 8; had a good rapport with my Math Sir - worked on a project with him. Not experienced in writing LORs though
    Teacher Rec #2: 7; CS Teacher - decent academic relation - again worked on a project with her. Again, not experienced in writing LORs
    Counselor Rec: 9; Built a strong connection with her
    Additional Rec: 8; written by my academic mentor
    Interview: N/A

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Nope
    Intended Major and College: CS, College of Engineering
    State (if domestic applicant): None
    Country (if international applicant): India
    School Type: extremely competitive private school
    Ethnicity: Asian(Indian)
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket:200000
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None

    Reflection

    Strengths: strong essays and grades
    Weaknesses: subpar ECs, unrecognized school - weak school profile
    Why you think you were rejected: CS is the toughest major to get into, I guess. Should have done more competitive coding as most of my ECs were theory based only 2 being projects.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Not received any intimation from UMich, UWash

    General Comments :
    Incredibly disappointed, was really hoping to at least get deferred. But, then that's life - you do not always get what you want. Congratulations to whoever got into Cornell - it truly is an amazing school - hope you have an amazing and enriching 4 years.
    Sorry to go so philosophical in the end.
  • erionoireerionoire Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Decision: Deferred

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1490; Math 800; Reading+Grammar 690
    ACT (breakdown): didn't take
    SAT II: none
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): don't know. probably REALLY low. Weighted 3.9 (Also to note that I got a C in junior religion class and F in a no-credit course)
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): not 100% sure but probably right in the middle (50%)
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Bio 3 (did not report); 2D Art 4
    IB (place score in parenthesis): school does not offer
    Senior Year Course Load: CalcAB, French, APES. Our school has a weird policy that only allows seniors (except the top 10%) to take no more than 3 AP/honor courses.
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): 3 pieces (gold&silver&bronze) in an international photography competition; first place (in a 3-people group) in an international wildlife species searching&identification contest at a pretty professional level with some graduate/PhD scholars
    TOEFL: 113 (R29 L29 S27 W28)

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): captain of school crosscountry team; varsity xc & track (4 yrs)
    Job/Work Experience: none
    Volunteer/Community service: volunteered at a botanical garden for 2+ yrs; did some volunteer in a national nature reserve in China during summer
    Summer Activities: mentioned above. Off-site summer program offered by an ivy
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): don't know.
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): don't know

    Teacher Rec #1: from my soph&junior yr math teacher & 4 yrs xc coach. I guess it's pretty good
    Teacher Rec #2: from my junior yr AP Bio teacher. really not sure about the quality.
    Counselor Rec: She seems to like me but I'm not sure.

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: no
    Intended Major and College: CALS plant science
    State (if domestic applicant): attending high school in California. F1 visa (Not US citizen)
    Country: born and attended school 1st thru 9th grade in China
    School Type: private, religious, all-girl
    Ethnicity: Chinese
    Gender: female
    Income Bracket: not sure. middle class.
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): nothing

    Reflection

    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I know 90% of my objective stats are basically TRASH. The extracurriculars might have saved me from straight rejection.

    General Comments : I know that I'm a extremely weak applicant compared to others in my pool so I already feel like winning lottery for being deferred. Ready to take that L in the regular round. All the best to those who have received whatever results AND people applying the regular round!! :D
  • PM99292939PM99292939 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    edited December 2018
    Decision: Rejected



    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1460 (790M, 670 R&W)
    ACT (breakdown):
    SAT II: Physics-800, Chemistry-800, Maths 2- 790
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 5%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Physics 1-5, AP Physics C mechanics-5, AP Chemistry- 4, AP Calc AB-4 ( All self studied)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics 2, AP Physics C E&M, AP calc BC, AP Statistics, AP EVS
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar with Honors

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Student Council, School Cricket team, 2-3 Science Projects, MUNs, etc
    Job/Work Experience: Part time intern at a Robotics startup.
    Volunteer/Community service: Part of Bharat Scouts and Guides. Won Governor's Award for commitment to community service.
    Summer Activities: Worked with a friend to build a quadcopter which could effectively monitor waste and presented it to the City's municipal Corporation along with a project report which summarized how drones could be effectively used to monitor landfill waste
    Also worked with another friend to build a model of a thermocouple which could be used for generating electricity in an environment friendly manner. The model won us the third prize at a state level science fair.
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):COMMONAPP- Wrote about my waste management initiatives and how my concern for the environment stemmed out of things which I witnessed on a daily basis (8/10)
    Cornell Engineering: Wrote about how a cornell education would equip me with the best facilities to find solutions to present environmental issues.(9/10)

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 9/10
    Teacher Rec #2: 8/10
    Counselor Rec: 9/10
    Additional Rec: From my employer at Phoenix Robotix 7/10
    Interview: Did not get one

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes. I guess it was a mistake since Cornell is need-aware for international Students
    Intended Major and College: Mechanical Engineering in CoE
    State (if domestic applicant):
    Country (if international applicant): India
    School Type: Private
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: 50k-100k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Sibling Legacy. Don't know if that counts though.

    Reflection

    Strengths: Essays, Recommendations, Subject SAT, AP Scores
    Weaknesses: Low R&W score. I guess my ECs were not good enough to help me stand out in a competitive applicant pool.
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: IDK. Maybe I was just under-qualified for Cornell Engineering. I also should not have applied for financial aid to a need sensitive college.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:

    General Comments :

    Congratulations Class of 2023. You will love your Cornell experience and you will fall in love with Ithaca. I guess it's time for me to get over Cornell now and focus on my Regular Application
  • CoyMintCoyMint Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Decision: Deferred


    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1530 (800 Math, 730 R+W)
    SAT II: Math II (750), Spanish w/ Listening (750)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.7
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Spanish Lang. (5), AP Computer Science A (5), AP European History (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calculus AB, APUSH, Middle Eastern Studies, AP Spanish Lit., Physics, AP English Lang., Design & Data Structures (H)

    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/A.

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Studied abroad in Spain during my junior year, Model UN for >= 6 years, JSA (Assembly member though that doesn't mean much) JV Tennis (MVP 10th grade), (Unpublished) research essay during J.Y.
    Job/Work Experience: None
    Volunteer/Community service: YMCA España (regret not doing more service with them, only around 12ish hours), Operation Gratitude (only 30 or so hours though).
    Summer Activities:
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): CA essay (7, didn't feel as natural as I wanted it to be though I got positive comments on it); Cornell supplement (9, really went all out, I cared a lot about the school lol)
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 5-7 (Could really go either way, I liked my math teacher and I did really well in his class but we didn't know each other all that well and I only had him for one year).
    Teacher Rec #2: 4-8 (God have mercy on my soul. Econ. teacher, love her, she got to know me more as a person because I worked with her on a research essay, but I wasn't exactly the best student in her class lol [+ her first language isn't English])
    Counselor Rec: 9
    Additional Rec: N/A
    Interview: 9

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major and College: Spanish, Arts & Sciences
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    School Type: Private
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: Prefer not to say.
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None.

    Reflection

    Strengths: Study abroad complements my major really well, solid test scores (Spanish was perhaps a little low but I took it with listening + curve is **** by bilinguals), males are underrepresented in language study.
    Weaknesses: No strong extracurriculars other than my study abroad experience, maybe too weak of a CA personal essay.

    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think I was deferred because my grade in Spanish Lit. (B+) for the quarter was too low for them to be comfortable accepting me at this time (so maybe they want to wait until the semester to see if it improves?).

    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Nowhere yet.

    General Comments : Obviously I'm saddened because I have to churn out my **** reg. apps now, but I think this is a good lesson for me in some ways that I'm not going to divulge here (though I will say one). Although I'm passionate about languages, I'm not entirely certain that I want to major in one. I find that my interest in subjects fluctuates a lot of the time based on the postive feedback I get from them - I thought Spanish was perhaps something that could escape that pattern, but it may not be. Regardless of my circumstance though, I'm honestly incredibly happy for the rest of the people in this thread that got in and hope that they're (or you're, if you're one of them that's reading this) able to attend.
  • BadCoderBadCoder Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    [asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Accepted [/color][/size]

    I hope this helps someone!

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1550 (770 Verbal, 780 Math) (Single sitting)
    ACT (breakdown): N/A
    SAT II: 800 Chemistry, 780 Math II
    Unweighted GPA: 97.79/100 UW (Don't know my GPA out of 4)
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Does not rank
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Note: my school really limits the number of APs that we can take
    AP Latin (4), AP Chemistry (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load:AP Comp. Sci. A, AP Physics C, AP Calc. BC, AP Lit. and Comp., AP Psych.,Honors Latin
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Subjective:
    These are just the ones I listed on my application
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    -Co-founder and co-president of a club that helps people learn programming and engineering.
    -Co-president of our school's chapter of the Technology Student Association and won some national and state-level awards.
    -Captain of our school's Science Olympiad Chapter.
    -Worked on a research project with a finance professor from the University of Oklahoma
    -Currently working on a printer that uses Python,Google APIs,and Arduino to print online orders from a Google Forms page for my parents' restaurant
    -National Latin Exam 2 golds, 1 silver
    -Intel and Hackster Planet Pulse Challenge, 3rd place category
    -HackerRank World CodeSprint 11- 1580/6212
    -NHS
    -3rd place at a programming competition at a local university.
    Job/Work Experience: I work at my parents' Chinese Restaurant
    Volunteer/Community service: Habitat for Humanity, Nativity Miguel (a middle school that serves the underprivileged), Soup Kitchen
    Summer Activities: Took 2 college-level classes at Carnegie Mellon University and got As in both (Principles of Computing and Reasoning with Data)
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 7/10 for my common app (I felt it was a bit impersonal and full of fluff, so please avoid what I did), 9/10 for my supplement (I really put a lot of effort into writing this and everyone I showed it to liked it.)
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    I waived my right to read my recommendations, but my teachers seemed to like me.
    Teacher Rec #1: From my AP Chemistry teacher
    Teacher Rec #2: From my Pre-Calculus teacher
    Counselor Rec: I feel that it was personalized since we had a long meeting discussing the recommendation
    Additional Rec: A good recommendation from the professor that I worked with in the research project.

    Interview: Went really well I think. We talked for about an hour, but it got awkward at times since it was my first interview.

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No (big oof)
    Intended Major and College: College of Engineering, Computer Engineering
    State (if domestic applicant): Pennsylvania
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Private/religious
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: <$50k (I wanted to apply for financial aid, but my parents convinced me not to. You probably should though)
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First generation, neither parents graduated from college.

    Reflection

    Strengths: My testing and extracurriculars. For my extracurriculars, I simply pursued the things that I loved to do and really developed a deep "spike" in engineering.
    Weaknesses: My essays, definitely. I'm a bad writer.
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Accepted probably because my extracurriculars matched the major that I want to pursue and because of standardized testing. I can't think of anything else since I feel that my APs and essays are relatively weak.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Accepted to Penn State, University Park

    General Comments: I'm not sure if this will work for you, but really try to pursue the things that you love to do and are passionate about. I think that was the one thing that helped make me stand out with my otherwise pretty average profile. But really, I'm at a loss as to why I'm accepted and some others who are more qualified aren't. I'm not too special and even my strength isn't as strong as some others. Maybe I've just seen too many good applicants on CC, lol.
  • TheoreticalTacoTheoreticalTaco Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    edited December 2018
    Decision: Deferred

    Hopefully this helps someone!

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1530, EBRW 730, Math 800, Essay 22
    SAT II: Math 2C 800, Physics 800
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.93, school does not rank
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Calculus AB&BC (5), Physics C - Mech (5), Physics C - E&M (5), Chemistry (5), Statistics (5), Computer Science A (5), English Lang and Comp (4)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Nothing too big, but constant AIME qualifier + almost represented my country at IYPT. My research paper was also taken interest by the editor of a SCI-E journal, if that counts.

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Physics Club (Leader), Math Circle (Leader), Varsity Basketball, Math Team, Curling Club, Boy Scout
    Volunteer/Community service: Led an Appropriate Technology Project (Leader)
    Summer Activities: MIT Camp + writing research papers with independent research.

    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    Common App (9) - pretty good I'd say. Teachers and friends told me it was rly interesting.
    Supplements (7) - was good, but it was pretty boring.

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    Counselor (7) - She think's I'm very organized and has a good impression of me
    Physics Teacher (9) - He told me I'm his best physics student in my grade
    English Lang Teacher (7) - He has a good impression of me, and he was happy to write my rec
    Outside Rec: Math Circle director (8) - He knew me for 6 years, and he offered me that he'd write my recs.

    Other
    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major and College: Physics, Arts & Sciences
    State (if domestic applicant):
    Country (if international applicant): South Korea
    School Type: Charter School
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: ~$120000
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Nope

    Reflection

    Strengths: Strong physics related ECs, pretty good academics.
    Weaknesses: I guess I didn't show much personality in my essays. I talked too much about physics.
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I honestly don't know.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: None yet

    General Comments:

    I thought I had a good chance because my counselor and teachers were confident that I'd get in. Rip. Maybe I'll get in regular decision :/ Congrats to anyone who's been accepted ED!
  • djgrimmdjgrimm Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown):1510 (M: 800, RW: 710)
    ACT (breakdown):Didn't take
    SAT II:800 Chem, 800 Math 2
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.51/5.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Not Available
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Chem(5), Gov(5), Calc AB(4), Calc BC(4), Stat (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load:
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar with Honor, National Spanish Exam - Silver Medalist, Eagle Scout


    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Marching Band (Drum Major and Equipment Manager), Jazz Band (Lead Tenor Sax), Local youth committee for parks and rec. dept (Director of Technology), TEDx Youth (Budget Manager and Community Liaison), NHS
    Job/Work Experience: Work 40 hrs/ week in the summer as a lifeguard, 15-20 hours/ week at a ski shop during the school year
    Volunteer/Community service: NHS Volunteering, Habitat for Humanity
    Summer Activities: Work
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    Common App: 9/10, wrote about the day my dad died and the emotional struggle after
    CA Personal Statement: 8/10, wrote about my eagle project and the motivation behind it
    Cornell Supplement: Showed my love for math and detailed my passion to be a biomedical engineer as a result of my dad's death

    Teacher Rec #1: Chem Teacher: 9/10, Have a very close relationship with him. Didn't read it but he told me what he wrote about
    Teacher Rec #2: Calc/Stat Teacher: 8/10, Didn't read either, but close with him as well and have spent much time talking about math and life
    Counselor Rec: 10/10, My Guidance Counselor is actually a family friend, and I know she wrote an awesome rec.
    Additional Rec: N/A
    Interview: Was awesome, bonded very well with my interviewer and had an awesome time talking about opportunities at Cornell and life in general

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major and College: Biomedical Engineering, CoE
    State (if domestic applicant): PA
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type:Public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: <60k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Not very wealthy, strong story

    Reflection

    Strengths: SAT II scores and AP score. Essays, essays, essays
    Weaknesses: SAT Score, not many nat'l awards or anything like that
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: My essays. I really took my time on them and put a boatload of effort in. I did my best to write a really powerful story
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: 2 State Schools nothing big

    General Comments : GO BIG RED I'm so excited to attend! For those looking at this like a guide as I did, put a SERIOUS amount of work into your essays. Not everybody has the most amazing story, but everybody can make one.
  • hopeigetin22hopeigetin22 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    edited December 2018
    Decision: Rejected :((

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1350 (math-730 and eng-620)
    ACT (breakdown):did not take
    SAT II: math2- 650 chem- 650 math1- 700
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): school didnt give
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1 out of 11
    AP (place score in parenthesis): did not take
    IB (place score in parenthesis): predicted 40/45
    Senior Year Course Load: math hl. chem hl, psych hl, phy sl, eng sl, hindi sl
    i was in a different school in 9th and 10th
    for my 10th grade i gave the ICSE board exam- 89% overall across 10 subjects
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Australian National chemistry award- Merit
    EUMIND certificate of excellence 2017 - best article
    EUMIND certificate of excellence 2018
    100% attendance grade 10 (it was kind of a big deal in my school)

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    School Marshal (Head of the Student Council) 2017-18
    Best Co-chair in *****MUN 2017
    Deputy Secretary General in ******MUN 2018
    Co-founder and Treasurer of Debate Society
    CEO – School Enterprise Challenge
    Model United Nations (2015-2018)
    Electronic Keyboard - Trinity College London - Grade 2
    Participation in ISA (International School Award by the British Council)
    won tons of inter house competitions
    made certificates and invitations for most school events

    Job/Work Experience:
    Freelance Birthday Photographer 2017, 2018 (paid)
    Volunteer for data collection at Faasos Food Services Pvt. Ltd. (unoaid)

    Volunteer/Community service:
    Founder of Cleanliness Drive (School Project)
    Volunteer at many organisations
    Organising Sports day for children from a tribal hamlet (year 2017 and 2018
    India’s first 24 hours Beach clean-up drive
    Young Environmentalists Programme Trust- Eco friendly Idol Making
    Clean-up Drive at Sangharsh Nagar
    Butterfly Garden
    Happiness Quotient Play

    in all approx more than 250-300 hours

    Summer Activities: I travel every summer so no activity in specific

    Essays (rating 1-10, details):

    common app essay- really good, have of my friends and teachers have read it and they all really liked it
    (it is a bit personal so wont talk about details)

    cornell supplement essay: it was good- i talked about how my experiences make human development the perfect major for me and how I wish to use my education in the future.
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1:8.5/10- psych hl teacher- she really likes me but might have rushed the letter so might not have been the best
    Teacher Rec #2:7.5/10- chem hl teacher- i am not a great chemistry student, but the teacher knows me really well; so the entire letter might have been mainly about my personality and nothing much about my grades
    Counselor Rec: 10/10- she knows me since i was 6 or 7 yrs old
    Additional Rec: none
    Interview: did not happen

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    Intended Major and College: human development in college of human ecology
    State (if domestic applicant): n.a.
    Country (if international applicant): India
    School Type: Private
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Female
    Sexuality: straight
    Income Bracket: $40,000 per year
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None

    Reflection

    Strengths: extracurriculars, essay and letters maybe
    Weaknesses: scores, asian, indian
    i dont know if this counts- my subjects have been very science oriented and the only relted subject is psychology which i only took/ am taking during my dp years; but i really want to study human development/ psychology
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: umass amherst ($14k per year Award ) and university of illinois, chicago ($7.7k per year merit scholarship )

    General Comments: wish i applied from some country where they get no applications from
  • Horses1234567Horses1234567 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member


    [asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Accepted [/color][/size]

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1410 (one sitting)
    ACT (breakdown): didn’t send
    SAT II: didn’t take
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): n/a
    AP (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    IB (place score in parenthesis): IB diploma program ( two years of all IB classes)
    Senior Year Course Load:
    IB Biology HL
    IB English HL
    IB Math SL
    IB Psychology HL
    IB History HL
    IB French AB SL
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Cum Laude

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): indoor track (1 year), varsity cross country (3 years, captain, team manager, first runner), varsity riding ( competed on two competition teams, IEA and JHC), weightlifting (2 years), Global Issues Network Club (implemented a recycling program), completed two nutritionally based research projects on my own ( not official or published research), Junior class president
    Job/Work Experience: Worked in a veterinary lab (2 years), worked at an environmental learning center (4 years)
    Volunteer/Community service: volunteered on rescue cow farm, launched an environmental program in an inner city school
    Summer Activities: working at two jobs listed above and volunteering at cow farm, completed nutrition course through eCornell
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8 I think
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 8 - Bio teacher
    Teacher Rec #2: 8- Psych teacher
    Counselor Rex: 7-8
    Additional Rec:
    Interview:

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major and College: Nutritional sciences in Human Ecology
    State (if domestic applicant): MD
    Country (if international applicant): US
    School Type: private boarding
    Ethnicity: white
    Gender: female
    Income Bracket:
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): idk

    Reflection

    Strengths: passion for environment and nutrition reflected in my ECs and essays, strong GPA, in IB
    Weaknesses: low SAT, no specific hooks, didn’t take chemistry, focused too much on the environmental science in my essay which isn’t the major I’m applying for but my experience with environmental science led me to my passion for nutrition so I thought it was crucial to include
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I mentioned a specific professor I was influenced by, maybe my essays were good, ECs reflect my passions
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: idk I applied Ed

    General Comments :
    I really did not think I was going to in because my sat is so low. If you are worried about your test scores still apply. They are obviously not the only deciding factor. Show a passion!
  • all4laxall4lax Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    Rejected

    College of Human Ecology. 34 ACT (35 M, 35 R, 34 E, 33 S); 3.95/4 Unweighted and 5.1 Weighted; 11 AP Classes; 1000 plus service hours; Did not apply for Financial Aid

    So sad I did not get in, really thought I had a good chance. Good luck to the rest of you regular decision applicants and those who got deferred. Congrats to everyone who got in!!!
  • BadCoderBadCoder Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    edited December 2018
    I just want to update my original post. I originally said that I did not apply for financial aid, but apparently I accidentally did apply for financial aid because I received an email saying "Our records indicate that you wish to be considered for financial aid; however, your application is currently incomplete." It allowed me to finish my financial aid application even though I passed the deadline and I submitted it. At least for me, selecting and not selecting financial aid did not affect my chances.
  • ejn415627ejn415627 Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    edited December 2018
    Decision: Deferred HumEc

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 750 Reading, 660 Math, 1410 Composite
    ACT (breakdown): 35/25/34/31, 10/12 Writing, 31 Composite
    SAT II: none of my scores were worth sending lol
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.67
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): my school doesn't rank
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Biology (4)
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics, AP Spanish, Honors everything else: US History II, English, Calc
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Presidential Service Award (100+ hours), National Hispanic Recognition Program

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Competitive dance for 13 years (captain for 2 years of HS), NHS (exec board), Spanish NHS, School Ambassador, School Musical (dance captain for 2 years), Future Doctors of America Club, Service club, health/wellness club
    Job/Work Experience: private dance coaching
    Volunteer/Community service: presidential service award, local hospital volunteer (4 years), team captain of pancreatic cancer research walk, organized christmas card drive for recovering soldiers, meals on wheels, special needs dance team, lector, eucharistic minister
    Summer Activities: envision youth leadership medical forum
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    common app: 8/10, really creative and i thought it had an awesome hook and was true to myself
    cornell supplement: 7/10, unique but might have been too abstract
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    I couldn't read any of them so idk how to rate them lol
    Teacher Rec #1: chem teacher, liked me
    Teacher Rec #2: spanish teacher, liked me and did well in her class, had her for two years
    Teacher Red #3: liked me but i only had her for one year
    Counselor Rec: never really used my counselor but generally knew me
    Additional Rec: ballet teacher, known her for 10 years and we're very close but her letter was kind of bland
    Interview: 8/10, thought it went very well, but was mostly just me asking questions about the school

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: no
    Intended Major and College: Human Biology, Health, and Society
    State (if domestic applicant): NJ
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: very competitive private, all-girls catholic
    Ethnicity: Cuban
    Gender: F
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): nothing

    Reflection

    Strengths: essays, interview, ED status
    Weaknesses: GPA, test scores, too long of a resume (i put unnecessary things on it and it was 3 pages lol)
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: my scores/grades are not amazing but my essays definitely kept me from flat out being denied
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: haven't heard back from anywhere else but i applied to bucknell, tufts, lehigh, colgate, UNC chapel hill, elon, providence, and hawaii (lol)

    General Comments: i hoped for an acceptance but everything happens for a reason and now its just time to wait until April! goes to show you that even if your scores and stuff aren't spectacular you still have a shot!
  • TheOrdinaryRonTheOrdinaryRon Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1520 (760)(760)(22)
    ACT (breakdown):
    SAT II: 780 Math II, 720 Literature
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
    AP (place score in parenthesis):
    IB (place score in parenthesis): 41/45 (HL English A Literature 7, HL Biology 7, HL History 6, SL Mathematics 7, SL Spanish B 6, SL Music 6)
    Senior Year Course Load:
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    International European Music Competition - High school Piano National Champion
    International History Bee & Bowl - Varsity National Bowl Champions
    Taipei Cicero English Debate Competition - Varsity National Finalists
    TISSA National Soccer Competition - Varsity National Finalists
    TISSA National Volleyball Competition - Junior Varsity National Finalists

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):

    Self-published a collection of short stories and poems written over the course of 4 years
    Student Council Vice President
    NGO project leader to organize groups of students from my school to work with the elderly with dementia
    Principal Cellist of school orchestra
    JV/Varsity Cross-country
    JV/Varsity Soccer
    Classics Club
    Cooking Club
    Crafts Club
    Organized and performed solo piano concert for the underprivileged and the money from the tickets were donated to charity

    Job/Work Experience:
    Volunteer/Community service: Government licensed volunteer, worked in care homes, organized summer camps, led an anti-drug campaign
    Summer Activities:
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):

    Common App 10/10: Talked about my love of English in a traditional Asian family and how I struggled against family expectations, very personal and unique
    Supplement 9/10: Wrote about very specific courses in Cornell's English curriculum that I was really excited to study, really showed my interested and understanding of the school

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 9/10, English teacher for junior and senior year, really liked me and enjoyed my contributions in class
    Teacher Rec #2: 9/10, Biology teacher for junior and senior year, was pretty close with her
    Counselor Rec: 10/10, Only knew him for a short time but got really close with him, he really liked me and wanted me to get in
    Additional Rec:
    Interview: Went very well. He said he liked my energy and excitability and hoped that I'd get accepted

    Other:

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major and College: English
    State (if domestic applicant):
    Country (if international applicant): Taiwan
    School Type: International school
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket:
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

    Reflection: feelsgoodman ;) I had my doubts (as everyone else does), but it's really relieving know that work paid off.

    Strengths: Nice assortment of ECs, couple of competitions, decent grades. It was obvious what I wanted to do at Cornell, and I had already produced something substantial out of my passions.
    Weaknesses: SAT I was a bit low, but I only improved 10 points from my first try, so I didn't feel like wasting more time for a couple more points.
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I had a total of 20 drafts for my Common App and Cornell supplement. It really pays off the invest time in creating memorable essays, I guess.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: UMich (withdrawn)

    General Comments :

    Congrats to those who got in and good luck to those that were deferred or rejected. I wish the best for all applicants.
  • all4laxall4lax Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    edited December 2018
    @theravenslamarSb i really do not know man, I also had legacy. It's crazy, but everything happens for a reason. My twin brother also did not get in, he applied to hotel administration.

    All I can think of for why I did not get in is ethnicity maybe? I am a white male and not first generation. I also live in South Florida not northeast, which could of been a reason.

    These are my stats: (rejected)

    College of Human Ecology. 34 ACT (35 M, 35 R, 34 E, 33 S); 3.95/4 Unweighted and 5.1 Weighted; 11 AP Classes; 1000 plus service hours; Legacy; Class Rank: 14/526; Did not apply for Financial Aid

    So sad I did not get in, really thought I had a good chance. Good luck to the rest of you regular decision applicants and those who got deferred. Congrats to everyone who got in!!!
  • screenperson1screenperson1 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    edited December 2018
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    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 670 R, 670 M
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): only have weighted GPA which was 4.0 (sent in my MP1 grades which was a 4.35)
    AP (place score in parenthesis): World History, Computer Science Principles, Language and Composition, Literature, Psychology, French, and Physics. Did not submit scores.
    Senior Year Course Load: AP World, French, CSP, and Literature. Also regular calculus and astronomy.
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Model UN honorable delegate award
    high honors
    national honor society
    national french honor society
    national art honor society

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Founder of my school's first debate team, Girls Learn International (President), Model United Nations (secretary and historian), French Honor Society (Secretary), Feminist Club, Girls Club, and Cultural Awareness Club.
    Job/Work Experience: Lifeguard for 3 years and hostess at a restaurant.
    Volunteer/Community service: Over 100 hours of community service.
    Summer Activities: Lifeguarding, debate camp, ACLU advocacy institute
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    Common app- 8/10 pretty good but I could have made it better
    Supplement- 10/10 I really believe this is what got me in. I demonstrated interest and showed I know exactly what the major is.
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    Can't rate any because I did not read them.
    Teacher Rec #1: History teacher who I had a great relationship with.
    Teacher Rec #2: English teacher whose class I preformed really well in.
    Counselor Rec: We had a decent relationship and I made it really clear what I wanted in it
    Additional Rec: Softball coach who could talk about leadership and my personal growth
    Interview: Went great.

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major and College: ILR
    State (if domestic applicant): NJ
    Country (if international applicant): USA
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: Luckily high
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none

    Reflection
    I am INCREDIBLY lucky.
    Strengths: Supplement was great, my extracurriculars match perfectly with my fit for ILR, I demonstrated as much interest as possible
    Weaknesses: test score
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I believe it was my fit and love for ILR that got me in.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: None... ED baby

    General Comments :
    I cried for like 3 hours. I am beyond excited and grateful!!
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