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Ivy League Applicants from India Class of 2024

maddy09maddy09 69 replies1 threads Junior Member
Hello everyone,

This is the Ivy Applicants from India 2024 group. Feel free to share/ask/help ....
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  • theperilisttheperilist 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Okay so this is a chance me
    SAT:1600
    SAT 2: physics-720, biologyE-730
    9,10th-96%
    11th-86%
    12th-95ish(predicted)

    ecs :
    1. MUN(hmun-OD, a few other awards) I don't like this EC because literally everyone and it's very overrated
    2. Research- with my Physics teacher, we won an intl award for it.
    3. Founded an organization for LGBT+ advocacy. We write articles and send help to kids who are confused about their sexuality.
    4. Started a chapter of an NGO that helps women with menstrual health.
    5. Founded a website for young people to share their views(i know it sounds vague lol)
    6. Aeronautics Olympiad

    Awards:
    1. NSO, IEO( I heard these don't count for much though)
    2. First place aeronautics Olympiad (national level)
    3. HMUN OD
    4. Bronze medal in the university physics competition

    Recs: physics and chemistry teachers(they seem to like me. I hope they write me good recs)



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  • ThetechyguyThetechyguy 2 replies0 threads New Member
    where do you plan to apply and for what major?
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  • rocketryisfunrocketryisfun 3 replies0 threads New Member
    edited November 3
    Oh boy, here we go. BTW I am an Indian who lives in america but doesn't have a green card so I am considered an international RIP lol. Chance me pls:

    Scores/GPA:
    SAT: 1530 750EBR, 780M
    SAT 2: Chem 780, Bio-E 780, Math L-2 800
    Rank 2/197
    GPA: 4.92 W, 4.00/4.00 UW

    AP Classes:
    Taken: AP Bio: 5, AP Chem: 4, AP Calc BC: 5, AP Physics 1: 4, AP Comp Sci A: 4, AP Research: 4, AP Seminar: 5, AP Human Geo: 5, AP Stats: 4, AP USH: 4, AP English Language: 5
    Taking: AP Macro, AP German, AP Physics 2, AP Comp Sci Principles, AP US Government

    Extracurriculars:
    1. FIRST Robotics Competition. Awards: World Championship Quarter Finalist Captain, Regional Finalists, Deans List Finalist. Role: Technical Lead, Co-president.
    2. The Hut Project. Essentially my friends and I have constructed a hut in the woods and we integrate modern technology into it such as solar panels etc.
    3. Penn State University Labteching. I work under a chemistry professor at penn state and we are revising and improving local chemistry curriculum in our counties by adding labs and other cool stuffs.
    4.FIRST Lego League and FIRST Lego League Jr. Mentor. Mentor elementary school kids about STEM and compete in LEGO League tournaments.
    5. Science Olympiad. President of the Club. We compete every year, won regional awards in thermodynamics and biology etc.
    6. Math Club. Secretary, we compete in the math bowl and also we solve calculus based proofs for the sheer fun of it.
    7. Bread Club. Breadident(President lol). Started out as a meme club between some friends but somehow eventually got to the point that we have bread drives and stuff for helping homeless people. Still one of the best things that happened in high school.
    8. Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science. Did an ecology project on salination pollution and its effects on daphnia magna populations in freshwater ecosystems. Won a 1st award at regionals and a 2nd award at states.

    Awards:
    I think I listed 'em in EC's ooof. Also got summa cum laude for "good academics." National AP Scholar, Capstone Scholar, [some other AP awards that dont mean much to me or the colleges I am applying to]. Ye that's about it.

    Recommendations:
    Rec 1: Statistics Teacher, 9-10/10. Knew for all 4 years, also was a robotics mentor so he knows me way too much.
    Rec 2: Chemistry Teacher, solid 10/10. Knew for all 4 years, a lot of people who go to ivy's, mit, stanford, duke, etc. from our school got rec's from him. I am also very good friends with him.

    Colleges I am applying to: Yale SCEA (I hope, I really hope), Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Amherst, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Lehigh, Tulane, Bucknell, Colgate, Dartmouth, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Penn State University Park, University of Pittsburgh, and Purdue.

    Good Luck to you all. Lets yeet this wheat 2024.




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  • rocketryisfunrocketryisfun 3 replies0 threads New Member
    edited November 3
    @theperilist I think that you have a decent chance to get in to some colleges. Ivies are hard but your SAT is pretty epic, idk abt your SAT 2's tho, kinda meh but still decent. Your EC's seem really good and that physics award should come in clutch. I am a student so take my chancing of you with a grain of salt. Also what school are u applying to?
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  • MarcoThePhoenixMarcoThePhoenix 21 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Okay so this is a chance me
    SAT:1600
    SAT 2: physics-720, biologyE-730
    9,10th-96%
    11th-86%
    12th-95ish(predicted)

    ecs :
    1. MUN(hmun-OD, a few other awards) I don't like this EC because literally everyone and it's very overrated
    2. Research- with my Physics teacher, we won an intl award for it.
    3. Founded an organization for LGBT+ advocacy. We write articles and send help to kids who are confused about their sexuality.
    4. Started a chapter of an NGO that helps women with menstrual health.
    5. Founded a website for young people to share their views(i know it sounds vague lol)
    6. Aeronautics Olympiad

    Awards:
    1. NSO, IEO( I heard these don't count for much though)
    2. First place aeronautics Olympiad (national level)
    3. HMUN OD
    4. Bronze medal in the university physics competition

    Recs: physics and chemistry teachers(they seem to like me. I hope they write me good recs)



    Research in physics with an award, bronze in university physics competition, first in aeronautics, but 720 in SAT Physics. That does not add up. Either dont send that 720 or retake it.
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  • ThetechyguyThetechyguy 2 replies0 threads New Member
    What do you want to major in?
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  • delocalisedpidelocalisedpi 8 replies1 threads New Member
    edited November 10
    This is me:
    SAT : 1520( 720 + 800[math]); 6/5/6 in essay
    Will be taking Physics SAT(Confident of scoring 750+) and TOEFL(will get around 110).
    ISC curicullum, top 3 in class
    97.2 in ICSE class X boards
    around 95% predicted for class 12 ICS examinations

    Intended majors:
    Computer Science(AI or Data Science preferred)
    Physics(Astro or quantum is preferred)

    ECs:
    MUNs with awards
    Debates & Quizzes
    Regional winner of TCS IT Wiz Quiz and National Safety Science Quiz.( Took part in national finals of both)
    School gold medalist in IMO, NSO, NSTSE, NCO, IEO in 9th/10th(Does it matter?)
    Lots of volunteer social work
    District level badminton player
    school level soccer player
    Indian classical vocalist, passed 3 levels of certification examinations with distinction(i also sing "western" songs)
    won a science competition for an innovative "invention" (Computer based)
    2 time Prefect (Leadership??)

    Got my Math and Physics teachers to write RECs, which will hopefully be strong.

    chance me :smile:
    what is the best uni i could get into for the intended majors?
    any general advice?

    thanks in advance
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  • delocalisedpidelocalisedpi 8 replies1 threads New Member
    edited November 10
    would really appreciate any inputs at the earliest
    This is me:
    SAT : 1520( 720 + 800[math]); 6/5/6 in essay
    Will be taking Physics SAT(Confident of scoring 750+) and TOEFL(will get around 110).
    ISC curicullum, top 3 in class
    97.2 in ICSE class X boards
    around 95% predicted for class 12 ICS examinations

    Intended majors:
    Computer Science(AI or Data Science preferred)
    Physics(AStro ro quantum is preferred)

    ECs:
    MUNs with awards
    Debates & Quizzes
    Regional winner of TCS IT Wiz Quiz and National Safety Science Quiz.( Took part in national finals of both)
    School gold medalist in IMO, NSO, NSTSE, NCO, IEO in 9th/10th(Does it matter?)
    Lots of volunteer social work
    District level badminton player
    school level soccer player
    Indian classical vocalist, passed 3 levels of certification examinations with distinction(i also sing "western" songs)
    won a science competition for an innovative "invention" (Computer based)
    2 time Prefect (Leadership??)

    Got my Math and Physics teachers to write RECs, which will hopefully be strong.

    chance me :smile:
    what is the best uni i could get into for the intended majors?
    any general advice?

    thanks in advance

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  • Quark62Quark62 2 replies0 threads New Member
    I'm currently in class 11.

    Academics:
    9th: 97.3%
    10th: 96.8%
    11th: expect around 95%

    APs: Calculus BC, Physics C- Mech and E&M, Chemistry (probably 4 or 5 in all)

    Achievements:
    NTSE Scholar
    (Expected) KVPY Fellow
    Twice awarded Academic Excellence Scholarship by SOF (only 1 student per class per zone is given)
    Allen Champ AIR 8
    About 20 or so top 100 AIRs in Olympiads by SOF, Silverzone etc. (inlcuding 3-4 of top 20)
    City topper twice in IIT-G Technothlon (Top 100 AIR)


    Cambridge FCE- 189/190
    Cambridge CPE- 225/230

    Expected SAT: 1550+

    ECs:
    Research paper in maths; attended National Maths Conference
    Student government- Prefect (House Captain) thrice
    Student Journalism- School Magazine Editor, Part of school team which produced special edition of Times NIE
    Quizzing: Participated for 7 years; Won many prizes including 1st at National School Quiz at IIT-B and BournVita Quiz City Finale; Organized quizzes at my school
    Debating and MUNning- won several awards (3yrs)
    School football Team (5 yrs)

    Major: Computer Science

    Financial aid: Yes, I need this...

    Dream: MIT, Stanford

    Reach: Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, Cornell, Caltech, Yale, Harvard

    Safety: UCB, UIUC, UT Austin, UMich

    Can someone please advise me what chance my current profile stands at getting me in?
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  • KshitijD101KshitijD101 45 replies0 threads Junior Member
    You definitely need to redefine your definition of safety schools man. There’s no way UT Austin is a safety if you’re an international. And need I say more about UC Berkeley 🤨
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  • aunt beaaunt bea 9899 replies64 threads Senior Member
    edited November 19
    Financial aid: Yes, I need this...
    This ^^^^ significantly reduces your chances at all of the schools that you’ve listed. Apparently you didn’t research the cost of the schools and whether or not they provide financial aid to international students.

    Safeties? You also don't realize how tough those publics are to gain admission if you are NOT a resident. Even tougher if you’re going for the CS impacted major.
    Where did you get this list from?

    A safety school is a school where you would be easily admitted, happy to attend, and affordable.
    If you need financial aid, you’re currently able to afford $65,000 a year for UC Berkeley?

    See, with research, you would have discovered that most public universities charge full fees to non-residents because the “State” provides funds for the public school, for its’ residents. Priority admission goes to those residents. If you are not a resident, you’re not entitled to state funding.

    Look at the tuition and fees pages of each of the universities that you hoped to attend. Then look at their financial aid and see if they fund international students. That should narrow your list.
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