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Emory University Class of 2019 RD Results

render142render142 Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
This is for results only. There is another thread for discussion and questions.

Hopefully this thread will be useful for future Emory applicants.

Copy and paste information below and fill it out. Delete the spaces after initial brackets.

[ size=+2][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted[ /b][ /color][ /size]
[ size=+2][ color=orange][ b]Decision: Waitlisted[ /b][ /color][ /size]
[ size=+2][ color=red][ b]Decision: Rejected[ /b][ /color][ /size]

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

[ /list][ b]Subjective:[ /b][ list]
[ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
[ *] Job/Work Experience:
[ *] Volunteer/Community service:
[ *] Personal Statement:

[ /list][ b]Other[ /b][ list]
[ *] Applied for Financial Aid?:
[ *][ b] Intended Major [ /b]:
[ *] State (if domestic applicant):
[ *] Country (if international applicant):
[ *] School Type:
[ *] Ethnicity:
[ *] Gender:
[ *] Income Bracket:
[ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.):

[ /list][ b]Reflection[ /b][ list]
[ *] Strengths:
[ *] Weaknesses:
[ *] Schools were you accepted/waitlisted to?
[ *] Schools you were rejected from?
[ *] Schools you are waiting for?
[ /list][ b]General Comments:[ /b] Good Luck!!
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Replies to: Emory University Class of 2019 RD Results

  • gminorgminor Registered User Posts: 266 Junior Member
    separate thread for oxford or no?
  • IvyBoneIvyBone Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    I'm not sure if we're still using this for results because some are interspersed within the other one, but I'll try and get this one going.

    I've taken out the couple UC things.

    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted at Emory and Oxford[/size]

    Objective:[ list]
    [*] SAT I (breakdown): 2180 Superscore (680 CR, 740 M, 760 W), 2170 Single-score (730 M)
    [*] ACT: 34 Composite; 36 R, 35 M, 33 E, 32 S, 9 Essay
    [*] SAT II: 750 WH, 790 USH, 800 Math II
    [*] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.96, 4.45 W
    [*] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 6/1375
    [*] AP (place score in parenthesis): Human Geography (5), World History (5), Physics B (5), English Language (5), Chemistry (5), US History (5)
    [*] IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    [*] Senior Year Course Load: Band, AP BC Calculus, AP Macroeconomics (1 semester), AP Government (1 semester), AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Statistics, Jazz Band (2nd Semester)
    [*] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    11th Outstanding German III Pre-AP/IB Student
    11th Texas State German Contest: 5th Place German III Reading Comprehension
    11th Texas State German Contest: 2nd Place German III Spelling
    11th Texas State German Contest: 6th Place German III Cultural Awareness
    11th Winterfest: Dallas Regional German Contest: 1st Place German III Spelling
    11th Winterfest: Dallas Regional German Contest: 1st Place German III Vocabulary
    11th Winterfest: Dallas Regional German Contest: 3rd Place German III Reading Comprehension
    12th AP Scholar with Distinction
    12th Winterfest: Dallas Regional German Contest: 2nd Place German IV Cultural Awareness
    12th Winterfest: Dallas Regional German Contest: 3nd Place German IV Listening Comprehension
    12th Winterfest: Dallas Regional German Contest: 3nd Place German IV Reading Comprehension
    12th Winterfest: Dallas Regional German Contest: 4th Place German IV Vocabulary

    [/list]Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
      8th-10th, 12th North Texas Fencing Alliance
      9th-12th Allen Eagle Escadrille (Band) (Quartermaster [10th], Trombone Section Leader [12th])
      12th Jazz Band
      9th, 11th-12th German Club (Vice President [11th], President [12th])
      11th-12th Junior World Affairs Council (President [12th])
      11th-12th Model United Nation (President [12th])
      10th-12th National Honors Society
      11th-12th Phoenix Council (Must be elected to be involved, [11th])
    • Job/Work Experience: N/A
    • Volunteer/Community service: Something like 75 hours. Not a crucial part of application.
      Summer Activities: College Tours, UT Austin Honors Colloquium
      Essays: Great; edited for about a month
      Teacher Recommendation: Didn't read. Teachers are strong writers so I assume they're good.
      Counselor Rec: No idea. I didn't understand our school's policy so probably pretty bad.
      Additional Rec: Fencing coach. Likely full of grammatical errors as is everything he writes, but coming from a native Egyptian who sees me outside the school working with young kids it'd be pretty good.
    • Personal Statement: No idea? I don't really remember.
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    • Intended Major : South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Quantitative Social Sciences
    • State (if domestic applicant): TX
    • Country (if international applicant): USA
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: White and Registered Native American
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: >250,000, divorced parents
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): Native American
    Reflection
    • Strengths: SAT II, Biggest High School in state with high rank, Extracurriculars, AP Scores, Essays
    • Weaknesses: Community Service, Work, Counselor Rec, Learning about Emory way too late
    • Schools were you accepted/waitlisted to?: Accepted- UT Austin, University of Washington, Northwestern
      Waitlisted- UT Austin Plan II Honors program
    • Schools you were rejected from?: Yale-NUS Singapore
    • Schools you are waiting for?: Stanford, Yale, Dartmouth, Georgetown
    General Comments: Still haven't visited campus and need to. Great job to all that got in, and there are always other options if you were waitlisted or rejected. Good luck to all those waiting on more admissions decisions!!
  • render142render142 Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    @gminor‌ Ill guess both, for many it would be too much work
  • AbrohamLincolnAbrohamLincoln Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Decision: Accepted Emory and Oxford

    Objective:
    SAT I: nope
    ACT: 35
    SAT II: nope
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0; Weighted GPA: 4.20
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): school doesn't rank, top 8%
    AP scores: 5 AP Bio, 5 AP English Lang, 4 AP Gov
    IB scores: nope
    Senior Year Course Load: 4APs = Calc AB, Physics, English Lit, World History; Art History, Theology, Mandarin
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Commended

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: Debate 4 Years, Team President and Coach Senior Year, Semis at TFA State, Nationals Finalist; Orchestra Violist and Violinist; Student Government; Podcast Host and Producer, published on iTunes;
    Job/Work Experience: Marketing and IT Consultant for real estate brokerage firm and truck dealership
    Volunteer/Community service: Food Bank, After school tutor for children's shelter, Muscular Dystrophy Association Camp leader
    Essays: 11/10 damn good common app essay
    Teacher Recommendations: AP Bio teacher knew me well, liked me in general, writes good recs; AP Gov teacher I've known for 4 years so he probably wrote a nice personal one.
    Counselor Rec: Counselor knew me rather well, speaks highly of me.
    Additional Rec: nope.
    Interview: nope.
    Other
    State (if domestic applicant): TX
    Country (if international applicant): America
    School Type: Private College Prep
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: EFC > $200k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): nope
    Reflection
    Strengths: good test scores, good focus on debate as primary extracurricular, good work experience
    Weaknesses: no DI, no subject tests
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: numbers game.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: If you have a specific college in mind, PM me.
    General Comments: nope.
  • render142render142 Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    edited March 2015
    So, I should do this too:

    Decision: Accepted at Emory and Oxford


    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2090 (670 CR, 670 M, 750 WR)
    • ACT:
    • SAT II: 650 French, 720 Lit, 800 Spanish
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.7
    • UC GPA:
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 25%
    • Senior Year Course Load: International A-Levels (AICE) Full Curriculum
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Published two fantasy novels in spanish (65.000 words and 140.000 words long), National Level Tennis Player, Varsity Soccer (Captain), Rock Band (Leader, guitar and vocals), All Stars Soccer Team (Member). RECENTLY GOT A MAJOR PUBLISHING DEAL FOR MY SECOND NOVEL (With one of the top 10 biggest publishing groups in the world)
    • Job/Work Experience: Two different internships (Marketing intern)
    • Volunteer/Community service: School related volunteer work, helping the blind and environment related volunteering.
    • Essays: I think my essays where the strongest part of my application, together with my publishing two novels, taking into account my Sats and school GPA/Rank aren't very strong.
    • Teacher Recommendation: Just Amazing, I think. Gave by both my writing teachers (spanish and english)
    • Counselor Rec: He loves me.
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: YES
    • Intended Major : Creative Writing
    • State (if domestic applicant):
    • Country (if international applicant): Argentina
    • School Type: Private Trilingual, extremely hard.
    • Ethnicity: White/Hispanic
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: <100.000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): None (I think...)
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Obviously my recent book deal, but my essays were strong and my ECs too.
    • Weaknesses: Test Scores and GPA, Rank...
    • Schools were you accepted/waitlisted to? Deferred at Dartmouth (Still waiting), Accepted at Sarah Lawrence.
    • Schools you were rejected from? Rejected at Uchicago, Vassar, Trinity.
    • Schools you are waiting for? Hamilton, Rice, Dartmouth, Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Cornell, Stanford
    [ b]General Comments:[ /b] I'm so thrilled!!! So glad to be accepted! Good luck to everyone else!!
  • couplemoreweekscouplemoreweeks Registered User Posts: 336 Member
    edited March 2015
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted at Emory College and Oxford College[/size]

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 750 Critical Reading, 800 Writing, 750 Math
    ACT: N/A
    SAT II: 800 World History, 780 US History, 730 Literature
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9
    Weighted GPA: 4.4
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 5 percent
    AP (place score in parenthesis): four 5,s, two 4's
    Senior Year Course Load: Ap Environmental Science, AP Biology, Ap Gov, AP Literature, AP European History, Ap Economics, AP Comparative Politics
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Commended, ADL Youth Leadership Mission Delegate, world Affairs Council Delegate Thrice, nothing major...

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Russian Newspaper wclub soccer, varsity soccer (starter since freshman year), Adl youth delegate, president of russian club, NHS, soccer refereeing and coaching, vP of geopolitics club
    Job/Work Experience: League of Women Voters Internship, Daycare Assistant
    Volunteer/Community service: included that in Extracurriculars I have some more things but cant remember
    Essay: My common app was probably an 8/10 and my emory supplement was a 9:10 probably.
    Teacher recommendation: 1 really great one and then another good but slightly generic one.
    Counselor recommendation: not positive but she loves me so I can only assume it was pretty good.
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major : International relations
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant): US
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: Middle Class
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): nothing at all
    Reflection
    Strengths: showed passion in what i wanted to do backed by solid enough stats and ECS. My interview was with a slightly ( a little more than slightly) famous guy and it was one of my best interviews to date. So happy they picked me to do it.
    Weaknesses: not enough diversity
    Schools were you accepted/waitlisted to? Accepted: UCLA, USC, EMORY, UCSD UCD UCSB Waitlisted: Pomona College, Claremont McKenna, vanderbilt
    Deferred: Princeton
    Schools you were rejected from? UCB (lol not even a waitlist Berkeley is very weird and I think I was not liberal enough for them as my essays reflected)
    Schools you are waiting for? IVYS, Stanford, Georgetown,
    General Comments: Only did this because these forums were so helpful to me when I was applying!
  • viewthroughkohl0viewthroughkohl0 Registered User Posts: 173 Junior Member
    Can't copy and paste on my phone but

    ACCEPTED TO EMORY UNIVERSITY

    Objective
    SAT: 2190 (780 CR, 720 M, 690 W)
    UW GPA: 4.0
    RANK: 1/404
    AP: STAT-5, PSYCH -5, USH- 5, HUMAN GEO- 5, LANG- 4, ENVIRO- 3
    SENIOR LOAD - Honors humanities, honors multicultural lit, AP calc, AP bio, anatomy and economics (regents)
    Awards: NMSF Commended student, AP scholar of distinction, Georgia Merit Scholar

    Subjective
    Extracurriculars: Varsity track and field (Runner of the year 2x, Scholar athlete 2x)
    Varsity cross country (Runner of the year, scholar athlete)
    Debate
    Beta club
    Poetry and essay writing publication
    Volunteer work: Tutor for middle and elementary school students for 4 yrs
    Organized events for mosque for 4 yrs, such as eid celebrations, bazaars
    Work for charities like PCRF, LIFE, etc

    Essays were incredibly risky. I was sure that they were going to keep me outhe after sending them.

    Gender: female
    Ethnicity: Middle Eastern (considered white)
    Did not apply for financial aid
    Georgia

    Also accepted to Georgia Tech and for Georgia State's Presidential Scholarship. Will most likely take the latter
    Congrats to all.
  • belgiumappbelgiumapp Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[ /b][ /color][ /size]
    Major: Biology
    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 2170 (780 CR, 660 M, 730 W)
    ACT (breakdown): 30 Did not send
    SAT II: 740- Biology E, 720- US history, 670- Chemistry
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.83
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 26 out of 619
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Biology, Environmental, Lang, French V, Us History 5s
    Chem, Lit, Calc, Euro not yet taken test
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Chem, AP Calc ABBC, AP Euro, AP Lit, Latin 2, Honors French 6
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Umm Bronze Presidential Service, AP Scholar with Distinction, 2cnd place at HOSA States
    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): HOSA
    Job/Work Experience: Referee for the past three years in sports league
    Volunteer/Community service: Tutor at peer tutoring center at school, tutored at middle school during the school year and the summer, other random one time deals
    Summer Activities: Governor's School in NC
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 7-8, I personalized the essay to emory in the supplement. I meant sure to include the little quirks that made me fall for Emory!
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: English Teacher known 1 year, 7-8 probably above average but not amazing
    Teacher Rec #2: Bio Teacher known 1 year, same as before
    Counselor Rec: Maybe slightly above average, she deals with many students but she at least knew my face and name!
    Additional Rec:
    Interview: Did not receive an interview.
    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major:Biology and French
    State (if domestic applicant): NC
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Large Public
    Ethnicity: Black
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: <100k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    URM interested in the sciences
    Reflection

    Strengths: I think my common app essay gave them good insight to who I was. URM, Early write through Essence of Emory
    Weaknesses: My GPA and my scores
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think they saw that I would be a good fit for their school and that I was passionate about entering the medical field! But I the end college admissions remains a randomized process.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:
    Accepted: UNC Chapel honors college, Washington and Lee, USCarolina Honors College, Emory, Davidson, Swarthmore
    Waitlisted: Duke
    Applied: Harvard, Brown
    General Comments: I have loved emory since day one and was so ecstatic to get in!!! It's an amazing school, so congratulations to all those accepted.
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,206 Senior Member
    edited March 2015
    @belgiumapp‌ : Your GPA and scores are not weaknesses. They are at or above the median for many selective institutions, maybe above for Emory (SAT is and GPA is like in the middle I think). Any of these schools should be glad to have you! Just don't be a soft pre-med when get to wherever. You can do better....
  • rtunnel97rtunnel97 Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    edited March 2015
    Decision: Accepted at Emory and Oxford

    Objective: Pre-Med
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2090 (670 CR, 720 M, 700 W)
    • ACT: 29 (did not send)
    • SAT II: 750- Biology, 680- Math I
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.96
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 5/128
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): Biology, Physics, US History, Chemistry, Calculus
    • Senior Year Course Load: Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Law and Ethics, Government, Economics, English, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus, Spanish 5, Health Careers Exploration, and Chorus
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars: way too many to list
    • Job/Work: Tutoring, Babysitting
    • Volunteer/Community service: Mission Work in Nicaragua and within the US, Key Club, NHS President
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    • Intended Major : Human Health
    • State (if domestic applicant): NY
    • School Type: Rural Public
    • Ethnicity: Indian
    • Gender: Female
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): nanotechnology research and presenter at conference, first generation
    Reflection
    • Strengths: common app essay, leadership, small town
    • Weaknesses: SAT score
    • Schools were you accepted/waitlisted to? Boston College, McGill, Alabama, RPI, Geneseo, Union College
    • Schools you were rejected from? Vanderbilt, Duke
    • Schools you are waiting for? CMU, Georgetown, Brown, Dartmouth
    General Comments: I am thrilled! I wish you all the best of luck!
  • belgiumappbelgiumapp Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    @bernie12‌ thank you! I meant that my GPA isn't the 3.9 and 4.0 I often see on college confidential. And my math score is pretty low compared to most other kids accepted to my schools. And I can do better than what?
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,206 Senior Member
    edited March 2015
    @belgiumapp‌ : Your math score is about the median for many selective places, especially when compared to the class they actually enroll. When I made the last remark, I was referring to your future plight as a pre-health. You can do better than following the pre-health crowd in doing things like forfeiting AP credit for the "easy A of retaking the course" or being convinced by a pre-health advising board that you should do what the herd is doing because you are "at risk" (this usually is not explicitly said, but is often implied when they suggest high easy majors to you) and thus you need to find and take easier paths/course (or course loads. Like they may tell you not to double up on major sciences, but this advice is typically invalid for those who scored 5's on AP exams in those areas and many med. schools like it when you pass up retaking a class and are successful at pursuing a more advanced opportunity or successfully double up). Do to all of the hearsay, and fear associated with pursuing pre-med, the best students with strong preparation tend to water themselves down and pass up academic opportunities that could have actually benefited them. That is what I meant by being soft, students essentially abandoning the fact that they are more well-prepared to do better things, but settle for the "safe" route that the crowd follows.
  • belgiumappbelgiumapp Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    @bernie12‌ thank you for the advice, I'd often heard it's better the retake lower level courses even if AP credit could have been used. I'll make sure to talk to the pre-med advisor as soon as can, whichever school I end up attending.
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,206 Senior Member
    edited March 2015
    @belgiumapp‌ : No, many selective schools encourage students to move on (if qualified and comfortable) and take an advanced course to compensate (the trick is many other students and sometimes pre-health advisors trick you into being uncomfortable with your abilities so even take a pre-health advisor with a grain of salt. They can be wrong about you or taking a one size fits all approach to advising which is bad). Most of my friends did this and did indeed get most interviews and got into places. I think that keeps going around because many are buying into the idea that med. schools specifically want to see say...."general chemistry" on there. It simply isn't true. Medical schools are not write off someone who took the organic sequence as a freshman, did well, and then took analytical and/or inorganic chemistry and did fine in those. And for biology, they certainly do not care as many students will take upperlevel biology courses (such as cell biology or a genetics course) anyway so you wouldn't be at a disadvantage if you forfeited it (many students at Emory did this and honestly got at least interviewed by the best schools. Hell some skipped biology 1, did biology 2 and did not upperlevel bios and still got in. They were chemistry majors).

    I know many at Emory who started with the freshman organic sequence (but under Soria) or those who started with organismal biology instead of forfeiting AP credit to retake biology 1, did extremely well in the med. school admissions process. My guess is it exposed them to a different type of learning that built up work ethic early and also taught them to do critical thinking in science (sometimes rare as some teachers only ask students to be good at rote memorization) which is beneficial for adjusting to MCAT level prompts (in fact some students have claimed that Dr. Beck's class, the organismal teacher, gives essay/short answer prompts that are very close in style and sometimes even in content to MCAT passages and data figures). I feel like the retake mantra is more so valid for schools that exempt students from both parts of a sequence as opposed to 1. Like with biology at Emory, it is only the first semester of lecture, which is missable if you have a 4/5 (the lab is useful I guess and you have to take 141-L), and you get to take bio 142 which may teach you something new and could be worth it, but it isn't like you have to go a whole year without taking biology, you can just substitute 141 lecture with 240 lecture and take 141-L lab and then continue on the normal path.


    But anyway, explore your options, take your talent and preparation into account, and do not let another student or advisor to tell you otherwise and to just "do what everyone else is doing" it could end up making you very average...and large intro science courses can often end up disappointing. Seek better experiences if possible.
  • belgiumappbelgiumapp Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    @bernie12‌ thank you so much for that advice! Hopefuly the other Emory pre-med hopefuls will see it too!
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