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Cornell ED Class of 2023 Results

Lightdark05Lightdark05 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
edited December 2018 in Cornell University
I know the decisions will be announced soon so I am happy if we can help others by sharing our stats. Maybe we can also find future classmates.


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[aB][asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Accepted [/color][/size][/b]
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FFA500]Decision: Deferred [/color][/size][/b]
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected [/color][/size][/b]

Objective:
SAT I (breakdown):
ACT (breakdown):
SAT II:
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
AP (place score in parenthesis):
IB (place score in parenthesis):
Senior Year Course Load:
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

Subjective:

Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
Job/Work Experience:
Volunteer/Community service:
Summer Activities:
Essays (rating 1-10, details):
Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

Teacher Rec #1:
Teacher Rec #2:
Counselor Rec:
Additional Rec:
Interview:

Other

Applied for Financial Aid?:
Intended Major and College:
State (if domestic applicant):
Country (if international applicant):
School Type:
Ethnicity:
Gender:
Income Bracket:
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

Reflection

Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:

General Comments :


[Copied from last year thread]
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  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 43,580 Super Moderator
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  • sk2001sk2001 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    edited December 2018
    Decision: Accepted

    Decision: ACCEPTED!!!!!!!!!! WOOO GO BIG RED

    FILLED OUT BEFORE DECISION TO PREVENT BIAS

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown):
    ACT (breakdown): 34 (35 English and reading, 32 math, 34 science)
    SAT II: 780 Bio E, 740 French Reading
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): Including first quarter senior year, around a 93.8%? My school doesn’t actually do GPAs, but I have a strong upwards trend!
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP French (4), AP Biology (4) – didn’t really study and we were only allowed to take a maximum of two APs junior year—AP Computer Science, AP Calculus AB, self-took AP English Language test end of junior year and got a 5
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: French 5 (above AP level), Physics, Creative Writing, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): French National Contest (silver), silver Scholastic keys, published a bunch in national teen magazine & won an award. Nothing humongous though

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Speech captain (11, 12) and greatly expanded team, running a coding club (11, 12), yearbook literature editor, a really awesome selective writing mentorship program in my city, magazine editor, in chorus for six years (appeared only on my transcript; I didn’t put it as an extracurricular), some miscellaneous stuff I didn’t put.
    Job/Work Experience: Kumon instructor for a bit
    Volunteer/Community service: Tutoring, a trip abroad (didn’t end up putting on app)
    Summer Activities: Girls Who Code (rising junior), intern at immunology lab & intern at well-known writing organization in my city (rising senior)
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): Common app was maybe an 8/10. Solid but I can’t really rate it after a while-- definitely personal to me and it showed growth. Cornell maybe a 9/10; made it personal and specific to school
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): Waived right to see

    Teacher Rec #1: English: 8/10 at least. She loved me.
    Teacher Rec #2: Math: 8/10. Had him for two years and a program outside of school. I feel like he got to know me as a person; I grew a lot in his classes, though I wasn’t necessarily the most academically successful one.
    Counselor Rec: We’ve become buddies and talk about stuff! 9/10
    Additional Rec:
    Interview: Pretty chill. Talked with alumnus for an hour, bonded over a few things in a Starbucks. She also gave me some good advice

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Nah
    Intended Major and College: CAS
    State (if domestic applicant): NY
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Very, very competitive public.
    Ethnicity: South Asian
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket: High, which I’m grateful for
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Mom faculty at a Cornell institution

    Reflection: START EARLY. FIND SOMETHING YOU LOVE. I didn’t give a frick before the end of sophomore year and that was by far my biggest downfall. Make sure you have a spike in an area or two; don’t just pad your app. It’ll get you nowhere.

    Strengths: I love writing things
    Weaknesses: Probably early high school grades and lack of major awards
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:

    General Comments:
    It’s a stressful process. I remember pouring over these threads for hours on end. But it’s exciting—you’ll be where you’re meant to be. Good luck 😊 don’t stress too much.

    SO EXCITED. Was freaking out about the whole decision thing for the past month… but I’M DONE. FINALLY DONE. And to those of you who weren’t as lucky (and I firmly believe a large portion is luck), Cornell might just not be the place where you will be your happiest! Whatever happens, happens for a reason :) and no one school is right for everyone.
  • daddogdaddog Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    Accepted
    CAS Chemistry major biomedical minor
    34 ACT (35 maths, science)
    SAT II chem 770 maths II 720

    Regional orchestra and regional team sport representation

    Submitted music portfolio

    It was my S’ dream school and we are partying even tho it is the middle of the night here!

    International student but also legacy ties
  • Kbat11700Kbat11700 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    edited December 2018
    Applied to COE, wrote this in advance to try and be unbiased, thanks for reading!


    Decision: Accepted


    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): Didn't take
    SAT II: Math 2: 650, chem: 660
    ACT (breakdown): 32 (32E, 35M, 31R, 30S)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.954
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 3/65
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Chemistry (3), AP Statistics (5), AP Calc BC (current), AP Human Geography (current)
    Senior Year Course Load: 2 AP's, 2 dual enrollment college courses, bunch of other fun stuff ;)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy student + top graduate

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): AFJROTC (Achieved Cadet Col, Vice Wing commander senior year), National Honor Society (Vice President), Varsity Baseball (Captain), Student2Student (Founding Member), Band, WUCT participant.
    Job/Work Experience: Ski instructor for two years, gym receptionist for a summer, dominoes CSR for a semester
    Volunteer/Community service: National Honor Society and AFJROTC - 120ish hours
    Summer Activities: Chief of staff of the Air Force Flight Academy, SAME Engineering Camp, work
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): Common App (8/10). Very humorous semi-personal story that reveals my personality. COE supplement (9/10), Wrote about a very specific experience I had with Cornell Engineering students and how they showed me what was possible there.
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    Teacher Rec #1: (8/10) - great letter, but I have not read
    Teacher Rec #2: (8/10) - great letter, but I have not read
    Counselor Rec: (6/10), specific well-written letter, but did not bring anything new to the table
    Additional Rec: Nada
    Interview: Nada

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yep!
    Intended Major and College: College of Engineering, Engineering Physics
    State (if domestic applicant): Utah
    School Type: Public Charter school (military emphasis)
    Ethnicity: white
    Gender: male
    Income Bracket: You fellas don't need to know
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Perhaps AFROTC stuff and Utah

    Reflection

    Strengths: Being from Itah, my ACT math score, my essays, and some AFROTC affiliation.
    Weaknesses: My SAT II scores, lack of AP's (not many offered), composite ACT was a touch low
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: my state schools, but this is my first real acceptance.

    General Comments : I'm freaking out a little. To all those who didn't make it, I'm so sorry. And you probably don't want to hear it from me, but just know there's options out there for you. Have faith!
  • AyeXianAyeXian Registered User Posts: 18 Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1540 (R: 770; M: 770)
    ACT (breakdown): N/A
    SAT II: Math II - 740; US History - 710
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.92
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 11/457
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP World History (4); AP Chemistry (3); AP English (5); AP Calculus AB (5); AP US History (5); AP Psychology (4); AP Physics (3); AP Comp Sci (3)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Calculus BC, AP Human Geography, AP English 12, AP Economics
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Meh, not really, some business awards here and there, but nothing major

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Club soccer, FBLA, Key Club, Piano
    Job/Work Experience: Hopkins Neuroscience internship, Hospital internship
    Volunteer/Community service: Volunteered at Chinese school
    Summer Activities: My work experiences are all during the summer
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 10 - personal; probably the reason I got in to be honest
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    English - 8: Great writer and writes a lot of student recs
    Calculus AB - 7: A lot of people are scared of her, but I think she's a great teacher and was great in her class
    Counselor - 6: Not a lot of interaction, but I guess she didn't mess up

    Teacher Rec #1: English teacher (8): Great writer and writes a lot of student their recommendations
    Teacher Rec #2: Calculus teacher (7): A lot of people are scared of her, but I think she's a great teacher and was great in her class
    Counselor Rec: 6 Not a lot of interaction, but I guess she didn't mess up
    Additional Rec:
    Interview:

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major and College: Human Ecology - Nutritional Sciences
    State (if domestic applicant): Maryland
    Country (if international applicant): N/A
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: Not sure, high enough
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): N/A

    Reflection

    Strengths: My essays were definitely my strength - showed my ambition to pursue health and to fight against diseases that could potentially harm me, and did harm several members of my family
    Weaknesses: Grades and ECs - nothing really stands out
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Essay
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Nothing, and no need to be accepted

    General Comments: I did this very quickly. I'm too excited to go into detail lol
  • garfield0804garfield0804 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    edited December 2018
    Decision: Rejected

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1520 (Math 800, R&W 720, Essay 17) (One sitting)
    ACT (breakdown): Didn't take
    SAT II: 780 Math II, 710 & 760 Chem (I took it again in November so I had to report both)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): My school doesn't report GPA, we do percentage so my average was 88% ish
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): My school doesn't report rank but my GPA wasn't that great so I'm guessing it was pretty low
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Stats, Calc AB, Chem all 4
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Lang, AP Calc BC, AP Psych, AP Bio, AP Micro and Macro
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Australian Math Competition Distinction winner for two years, The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Violin) – Grade 5 level

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): I received a patent for an invention I made, First violinist in school orchestra for 6 years, member of Intercultural Council, Academic Council for 2 years, Varsity Field Hockey team, Link Leader
    Job/Work Experience: Intern at a non-profit organization that financially supports cancer patients, Journalist at a local student-run journal group
    Volunteer/Community service: I have like 70 hours ish
    Summer Activities:
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 9/10 for Common App essay; I actually put in a lot of effort and a lot of people helped me edit it and 9/10 for Supplement too; I worked on both of them for over a month

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 9/10 My junior and senior yr Bio teacher; she seems to like me a lot
    Teacher Rec #2: 9/10 My junior year English teacher she liked me a lot too but we weren't that close; I just needed another rec and it was really last minute
    Counselor Rec: 8/10 I don't think my counselor likes me since I was really indecisive of my college list and bothered her a lot but I think she wrote pretty good rec letters for all of her students for the sake of getting into uni ngl
    Additional Rec:
    Interview: It was really casual, and the lady seemed really nice we didn't talk that much about Cornell at the end of the day

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major and College: Chemistry and Chemical Biology in CAS
    State (if domestic applicant):
    Country (if international applicant): Canada, but I'm a US citizen
    School Type: Top 5 private school in Canada
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: --
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None

    Reflection

    Strengths: Standardized test scores, pretty good essays
    Weaknesses: GRADES GRADES GRADES I didn't try that hard in school lol
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I don't think I stood out that much from the other applicants and my school grades weren't good at all
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:

    General Comments: Honestly I thought I had a pretty good chance since I had good standardized test scores and put a lot of work into my essays but I don't think my rec letters weren't that outstanding and my grades were below average. Little bummed out that I got straight up rejected but hopefully it's a good lesson and hope this helps future prospective students! And to everyone who got accepted, have fun at Cornell :)
  • Jasperl0818Jasperl0818 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Decision: Accepted AAP!!!!!!

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): N/A
    ACT (breakdown): 31
    SAT II: None
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.91
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Computer Science Principles (5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics, AP Calc AB, AP French, AP Euro, English, Studio Art, Ceramics
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Finalist in National High School Arch. Competition

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):

    ACE Mentorship program (my team won 1st in the regional competition)
    Varsity track team (captain and MVP 2 years in a row)
    President and founder of Design Club at my school
    Visual arts editor for school newspaper and lit mag
    Lighting designer for school theater company
    Black Student Union member

    Job/Work Experience: Employee at Panera Bread (junior year), ntern at local architecture firm
    Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer at local art museum and library
    Summer Activities: Summer study abroad in South Africa
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): Common App: 10/10 very personal
    Supplement: 8/10,
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: Waived FERPA
    Teacher Rec #2: Waived FERPA
    Counselor Rec: 9/10 my school is really small so he knows us really personally
    Additional Rec: 10/10 from my architecture mentor
    Interview: 10/10 the guy was really nice and said he liked my portfolio

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major and College: Architecture (AAP)
    State (if domestic applicant): PA
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Private
    Ethnicity: Black
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket: Upper-mid class
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

    Reflection

    IM SO HAPPY AND EXCITED AHHHH CORNELL 2023!!
  • llloowllloow Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    edited December 2018
    Decision: Accepted


    To any future applicants reading this, don't freak out!!! I spent hours on collegeconfidential (which is unhealthy!!) and dug myself into an emotional hole, but things work out.

    OBJECTIVE
    ACT: 35C (36E, 33M, 36R, 35S)
    SAT II: 760 Math 2, 740 Bio E, 690 World
    Unweighted GPA: 3.76 (weighted 4.22)
    AP: World (5), Bio (4), US (5), Psychology (5), Lang (5), Spanish Lang (5)
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Gov/Macro, AP Lit, AP Calc AB, We the People/Competition Civics (weighted), Ceramics
    Major Awards: AP Scholar with Distinction, various Key Club awards (regional, state, and international levels), Mock Trial award, President's Service Award (Gold, 250+ hours), California State Legislature Award (i forgot to add it on my app oops)

    SUBJECTIVE
    Extracurriculars:
    - Key Club (leadership at club, regional, and tri-state level: one of three main figureheads for 40,000+ members, tracked 950,000+ service hours, fundraised $230k+ for charities, planned events with 9k+ attendees, train 600+ club secretaries and 80+ executive officers)
    - We the People (my high school's team is very well respected, almost always makes it to top 5 teams nationwide)
    - Mock Trial (expert witness)
    - Kids Against Hunger
    - Liberty in North Korea
    - Model UN
    Job/Work Experience: small Asian food chain, approx 10hrs/wk throughout junior & senior year
    Volunteer/Community service: local museum, soup kitchen at low-income senior center, animal shelter, Key Club (total service hours junior year ~400, currently ~100 senior year)
    Summer Activities: 2 college courses that aligned with my intended major (A- at UC Berkeley, B at community college which doesn't make sense lmaoooo)

    Essays:
    - Common App: 9/10 -- talked about how the death of my mother propelled me to become an active servant leader and step up as a leader in Key Club. Might have been a little simple, but I really spoke from the heart, and several friends cried reading it.
    - Supplement: 10/10 -- HILARIOUS, talked about what I plan to study and how I plan to take advantage of resources at Cornell, overall a very intellectual and witty essay.

    RECOMMENDATIONS
    (provided very detailed activity descriptions to them all, even though they know me pretty well)
    Teacher Rec #1: 8/10 APUSH teacher -- Mock Trial advisor. I wasn’t a star student (APUSH is hard lmaoo), but I did reach out to her when I was dealing with some family problems. Knows I'm in WTP, works closely w/ them, surely thinks highly of me.
    Teacher Rec #2: 7/10 WHAP teacher -- had a few good convos with him, but I wouldn't say we're BFFs. Same as APUSH teacher about WTP.
    Counselor Rec: 10/10 -- I'm very very close w/ my counselor; I've spent quality time with her throughout all of high school and she recognizes my academic & extracurricular achievement despite problems at home.
    Additional Rec: 9/10 Museum Director of Operations -- I had only worked with her for a year but she and I have grown close and I'm positive she thinks highly of me.
    Additional Rec: 10/10 Key Club Advisor — knows me very well, has worked closely with me for years and listed several Key Club accomplishments, if anything further highlights my remarkable achievements in Key Club

    OTHER:
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major and College: Classics CAS
    State: CA
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: ~$100k
    Hook: none

    REFLECTION
    Strengths: extracurriculars, essays, test scores!
    Weaknesses: low GPA but understandable because of family turmoil
  • lia3247lia3247 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    edited December 2018
    Decision: Deferred ILR

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 710 reading, 800 math
    ACT (breakdown): N/A
    SAT II: 800 Math II, 800 Korean with Listening, 730 Chemistry
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.76(W), 3.4(UW)
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Statistics (5), AP Psychology (4), AP World History (3)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Poli Sci, AP Macro Econ, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish, AP Calc AB, Eng IV, Advanced Choir
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Congressional Awards
    President Volunteer Service Awards
    International Peace Writing Contest - Finalist Award
    National History Day Award
    National Scientist Award from a Nobel Prize Winner
    Advanced Research Award
    + about 10 more awards


    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Human Resources Internship at a company (3 summers)
    Biology Internship at USC, 300+ members NGO (VP)
    Leadership at school (Founder/President)
    County-wide organization (President of Region 6)
    All State Honor Choir / School Advanced Choir / A capella group
    + about 20 more activities

    Job/Work Experience: N/A
    Volunteer/Community service: Tutoring at local MS (founder), orphanage at Mexico, senior care center, homeless shelter, blanket making
    Summer Activities: Bio Internship, HR Internship
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):

    Common APP PS: 9/10 Very strong, talked about HR internship (related to major) experience of past 3 summers
    Why Cornell Essay: 7/10 Used my past experiences/extracurriculars and tied them to Cornell's opportunities/activities

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 10/10 Stats Teacher
    Teacher Rec #2: 9/10 Eng III Teacher
    Counselor Rec: 8/10
    Additional Rec: 9/10 (turned in 3 and 2 of them were 10/10)
    Interview: 9/10

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major and College: ILR
    State (if domestic applicant): California
    Country (if international applicant): N/A
    School Type: Competitive Public
    Ethnicity: Asian, Korean
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: $110,000 a year
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First Generation College Student

    Reflection

    Strengths: Extracurricular Activities and Essays (focused on the major and the school)
    Weaknesses: GPA (extremely low)
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: low GPA, weak academic aspect
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Accepted to Penn State (EA)

    General Comments :
  • screenname45screenname45 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1490 (780 M/ 720 E)
    ACT (breakdown):
    SAT II: 800 M2/ 700 Bio M
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.2 uw/ 4.75 w
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 10%
    AP (place score in parenthesis):
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load:
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Lots of CS ECs, Captain of Volleyball, captain of fencing lots of awards in both sports, ran community service organization with over 300 participants
    Job/Work Experience:
    Internship at software engineering firm
    Taught Volleyball and tennis for my town
    Volunteer/Community service:
    Not a lot, ran blood drives
    Summer Activities:
    Backpacked a lot plus internship
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): Common App (8/10) Supplemental (5/10)
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): Never read them so I'm not going to rate

    Teacher Rec #1:
    Teacher Rec #2:
    Counselor Rec:
    Additional Rec:
    Interview:
    Went well.
    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major and College: Info Sci in CAS
    State (if domestic applicant): Connecticut
    Country (if international applicant): US
    School Type: Magnet
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket:
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): A lot of legacy, filled out four of five slots for immediate family members who were alumni plus I have sibling legacy

    Reflection: Only did this because it really helped me when I was going through the process. Don't stress it too much, whatever happens, happens and it does for a reason.

    Strengths:
    Weaknesses:
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think I was a decent candidate but tbh I know it was because I'm a legacy.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Heard back from a few safeties but thats it

    General Comments :
    Literally cried for a half an hour. I can't believe how lucky I am.

    [Copied from last year thread]
  • bigredhopebigredhope Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted


    Objective:
    SAT I: 760 Reading, 720 Math , 1480 Composite
    ACT : N/A
    SAT II: N/A
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.97
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 9 out of 322
    AP : USHis: 4 World: 5,
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/a
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc, AP Bio, AP Gov, AP Comp
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Captain Girls XC, Interact Club Historian
    Job/Work Experience: Lifeguard
    Volunteer/Community service: Hospital volunteer and youth track mentor
    Summer Activities:
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 9: Essay told of personal crisis that strengthened me to take on more rather than set me back and drove home my devotion and passion for nutrition and health.
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 10/10: Math teacher knew me well and had pride in how to write a great recommendation
    Teacher Rec #2: 9/10, teacher for 2 AP courses and my XC coach, also knew me very well and was able to backup what I said in my primary essay
    Counselor Rec: 9/10: knew me well and met with me frequently throughout high school
    Additional Rec:
    Interview: 9/10

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?:Yes
    Intended Major and College: Nutrition Sciences
    State (if domestic applicant): NY
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: 200k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None

    Reflection

    Strengths: I thought my essays were creative and powerful and really expressed my passion for the major while also highlighting my visits to Cornell and specifically why I was choosing Hum Ec
    Weaknesses: My SAT math score could have been higher.
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Essays and recommendations as my SAT and grades were like everyone else's
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: This was my first acceptance

    General Comments :
  • AeroPhysAeroPhys Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Accepted Arts and Sciences for physics!

    [asize=4]Decision: Accepted [/size]

    Objective:
    ACT (breakdown): 36/36/36/36, 8/12 Essay
    SAT II: 800 on Physics, Math II, Chem, Bio E
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): School does it weird, but my GPA was fine
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A (def at least top 5%)
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 on US History, World History, Chem, Physics 1, Psych, Lang
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: Calc BC, Physics C, AP French, AP US Gov, AP Micro, AP Lit
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): NMSF and nothing else big RIP

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Average Asian STEM stuff lol: Scioly, Mathletes (VP), Robotics, Physics club (VP), etc. Received some awards for them though.
    Job/Work Experience: N/A
    Volunteer/Community service: Taught young kids about problem solving at a math camp/class every weekend
    Summer Activities: Research internships at bio and physics labs, used for local competitions and Renegeron (didn't get results back yet)
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    Common App: 8/10, Not related to my ECs at all lol, they were too stereotypical. Instead I wrote about how my interest in origami evolved as I matured.
    Cornell supplement: 8/10, REALLY detailed

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    Teacher Rec #1: Physics teacher 7/10, did really well in her class
    Teacher Rec #2: US history teacher 8/10, really liked me
    Counselor Rec: 9/10, really liked me
    Additional Rec: N/A
    Interview: 7/10, My interviewer had a lot to say about Cornell!

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major and College: Physics
    State (if domestic applicant): Don't want to specify
    Country (if international applicant): N/A
    School Type: pretty competitive public
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: Too much for need based aid
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Nothing

    Reflection

    Strengths: Test scores, GPA, ECs were very directed in what I am interested in.
    Weaknesses: ECs too stereotypical, no big awards, I made the resume that I sent too long (3 pgs lol)
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: See comments
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: First decision!

    General Comments : It just goes to show you that you still can get into a top school even if you seem stereotypical...it depends on how you portray yourself through your essays!
  • abifallsabifalls Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    I am literally so grateful I thought I'd get deferred. Wow.

    Decision: Accepted!!

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1570 (R:770 M: 800) one-sitting [essay score was trash]
    ACT (breakdown):
    SAT II: Math - 800 Bio M - 770
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.8 UW
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 10%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): CS A (5) APUSH (5) Lit (4) Chem (4) Bio (4) Calc AB (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: 6 APs its a doozy
    (not really) Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    - 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalist
    - Science fair awards in the state and inter-state competition (recognized in the state talent search for science fair)
    - lots of special awards from my 10th grade project during inter-state comp.
    - first place in my state for a writing competition on finance
    - got a poem in an anthology lol
    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    - founder of CS club at my school (3 yrs and VP)
    - National Honors Society
    - Student Council
    - Multicultural Initiative (Officer)
    - Science Fair
    - Marching band (4yrs)

    Job/Work Experience:
    - Co-founder and current president of a non-profitable charity and organization (local though)
    - work as a paid teacher on weekends for CS and teacher at a CS summer camp

    Volunteer/Community service:
    - Volunteered at hospitals over summer (over 200 hrs) (did music, actual volunteer work, intern at hospitals almost annually)

    Summer
    - lab research bio-related at a university in the big city nearby during summer
    - Lots of volunteer work!!
    - went to a selective summer program before senior year @ an ivy

    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    --Personal Essay (9??) My personal essay was really personal. I think it was pretty good and I had a lot of people edit. Completely different flow by the end of the editing which was like 2 months.
    --Supplemental (7/8) I stated why the school fit me very well for my varying interests and such. I am an active person and I guess it showed through this.

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    Teacher Rec #1: CS teacher - 7/10 (i'd say pretty good had him for 3 years and club; not that standout though)
    Teacher Rec #2: Math teacher - 7/10 (i dunno have them again this year and she liked me but probs average)
    --for both teachers, I wasn't like an eXCEptional student of best friends, but they both knew me decently as a human and I was good in their class
    Counselor Rec: 8/10 (Pretty good; had my older sibling and knows my parents well from those meetings; in a public school, definitely found me to be standout a bit)
    Additional Rec:
    Interview: Alumni interview went well and went overall well for ~50 minutes. older alumni so wasn't that in touch with how it is now but thoght I was a good fit!! Went off topic a lot. idk how big of an impact alumni interviws have
    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major and College: CS in CALS
    State (if domestic applicant): OH
    Country (if international applicant): US
    School Type: public (fairly big with a competitive batch ot students)
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket: not getting anything most likely
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

    Reflection

    Strengths: I don't think my supplemental was that good because I didn't spend as much time on it as others. However, I did show my passions and clearly stated why I think this school fits me which was a push. Activities were definitely pursued for a long time and showed passion
    Weaknesses: Really thought being asian would hurt me. In my school my rank is like just in top ten which is cutting it close for my type of large public school. I personally thought my achievements weren't as good as others in my school for being asian but I think my passion shined through.
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I really thought I was going to be deferred. There are other people at my school who were doing ED and definitely quite eligible. I think I was overall a good student with the test scores, grades, and activities. I didn't have a major hook but I definitely showed my personal side in my essay and had passion in my supplementals (still would give them 8 and 9 if it's a good day).
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: 2 state schools but nowhere now bc of Cornell!!

    General Comments: I always hear about having a hook or spike or something and heard that being well rounded is not good. In my case, I think that being well rounded is absolutely fine if you have a genuine interest in all those areas and the admissions can see that in your application! Maybe this is what made me stand out compared to others in my school. Good luck to everyone in the future :)
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