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Emory Class of 2022 RD Results Thread

VANDEMORY1342VANDEMORY1342 Registered User Posts: 1,076 Senior Member
A BIG congratulations to the accepted students, Please post your results here.
Objective:
SAT I (breakdown):
ACT (breakdown):
SAT II:
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
Weighted GPA:
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
AP (place score in parenthesis):
IB (place score in parenthesis):
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

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

LOR( rating 1-10) Brief Summary:

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

Reflections:
Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:

General Comments (if any):

Replies to: Emory Class of 2022 RD Results Thread

  • summerhazedsummerhazed Registered User Posts: 196 Junior Member
    OBJECTIVE: ACCEPTED
    Both Emory and Oxford

    SAT I: 1550 (800 M 750 RW) with 16 on essay
    ACT: 32 since Emory doesn't superscore (35E 34S 32R 27M)
    SAT II: didn't officially send, only self-reported on Common App but 700 ML2 and 680 Lit
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9-ish (straight A's junior and senior year)
    Weighted GPA: 101.18
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2/~115
    AP classes or Full or Partial IB: Calculus AB (5) Lang (4) Bio, Chem, and CSP (not reported), Lit and Gov (taking), CSA (currently taking class but not exam), Calculus BC and Macroeconomics (self-studying)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): some quizbowl awards, two-time qualifier National Championships of US Geography Olympiad, National Championships of US History Bee, qualified for National History Bee, Scholar of the Year (awarded to top senior at each high school in area), High Honor Roll every quarter

    Extracurricular activities/ Work experience (place leadership in parenthesis):
    I've done a bunch of things in high school that I may have briefly mentioned on my app, but only put seven in the Activities section. Not really going to go into detail with them, but my main are quizbowl, minimum-wage job, and school newspaper.

    OTHER: no interview, Common App essay 10/10 in my opinion, supplements decent

    Applied for Financial Aid?: hell yes
    Intended Major : undecided
    Domestic or International (state or country in parenthesis): Pennsylvania
    Race and/or Ethnicity: left this part blank but I'm white
    Gender: male
    Income Bracket: between $100k and $150k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, Recruited Athlete, Famous, High Donar): none

    Other Schools you are applying to: Northeastern EA (Accepted w/ merit), U of Delaware (Accepted Honors as 1743 Scholar), Fordham RD (Accepted w/ merit), WashU (waitlisted), Georgetown, Penn, Columbia
    General Comments: Super excited to have been accepted!
  • yikesssyikesss Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    edited March 2018
    Objective: Accepted at Emory College (didn't apply to Oxford)
    SAT I (breakdown): N/A
    ACT (breakdown): 32 (33 superscore even though Emory doesn't look at that, highest scores: 27 M, 31 S, 36 E, 36 R)
    SAT II: N/A
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 5%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 AP Lang, 3 AP WH, 3 APUSH. AP Classes Taken: AP WH, AP Lang, AP Chem, APUSH, AP Bio, AP Macro, AP Micro, AP Stats, AP Calc AB, AP Latin, AP Lit

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): HOSA (Reporter my sophomore year, President my senior year. Also won lots of awards and recognition), school community service club, Superintendent's Student Advisory Council, JCL, and a few other things I'm not gonna list
    Job/Work Experience: Worked my senior year
    Volunteer/Community service: Did LOTS of community service all 4 years
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): Common App Essay was probably a 7 tbh, Emory writing supplements were 10/10
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): Math teacher/Coordinator of Program, Lit teacher, and Counselor. I'm extremely close with all of them, probably 10/10

    Other:
    Applied for Financial Aid?: YES im broke
    Intended Major: Put as Business and Accounting but I'm not that interested in it anymore
    State (if domestic applicant): Georgia
    School Type: Public but I also am enrolled in my county's STEM program
    Ethnicity: Multiracial, Black and White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: about 50,000
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM, first generation

    Reflections: I attended CORE, which I feel really helped me stand out to Emory. I was still kind of iffy about getting in but I worked really hard these past four years so I'm more than happy with my result :)

    Also applied to Duke ED (deferred), NYU, and USC

    Congrats to all who got in this year and good luck to those who are applying next year!!!
  • PastpowerPastpower Registered User Posts: 377 Member
    Accept/Reject/Deferred: ACCEPTED Both Emory and Oxford!!
    SAT I (breakdown): Did not take
    ACT (breakdown): 32, 11/12 writing
    SAT II: 740 USH, 580 Literature (Did not send either- I took them last minute and did not study)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.98, W:4.8/5
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 17/520
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Human Geo (5), US History (5), Lang (5), Chem (2, it's bad I know, didn't report), Currently taking Euro, Calc, Spanish, Lit, Government.
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Top 10 International Finalist DECA and FBLA, 1st place in Water Filtration competition, Model UN awards at Vanderbilt, WashU, UVA, Duke, NYU, TN Governor's School, Volunteer Awards


    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Job/Work Experience: Personal Tutor
    Volunteer/Community service: Student Council President, Model UN Undersecretary General, Youth Leader in Cultural Organization, Volunteer Leader at 2 area hospitals, Library Volunteer Leader, Mentor at Organization for kids with developmental disabilities, Community Service Club President, DECA/FBLA representative, Announcements Producer

    Essays (rating 1-10, details): I'd say a good 8.5/10 for Common App. Overall pretty good and showed my passion for interaction and communication, Supplements were fairly strong as well, talked about the impact of a local food joint in my community and my commitment to diversity through my extracurriculars
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): Got 10/10 recs from my AP US and English teachers, had 2 additional recs written by library volunteer coordinator and director of my governor's school which were both stellar. Counselor Rec was great too, I've been her assistant for a few years now


    Other
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major and College: Interdisciplinary Studies, Arts and Sciences
    State (if domestic applicant): Tennessee
    School Type: Big high school
    Ethnicity: AA
    Gender: Male
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM, AA Male, also did CORE program as well

    Reflection

    Strengths: EC's, recs, writing to an extent, GPA/grades, ACT writing score, ethnicity
    Weaknesses: pretty low test scores, AP scores (I really thought my 2 on AP Chem would do me in)
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: While my app was very strong, I know I was given a boost since I participated in CORE back in October where they said only three kids who participated in the program did not get in last year.

    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Accepted: UNC (full scholarship), Vanderbilt, Duke, UCLA, Miami-Ohio, Rhodes
    Waiting on: Brown, Princeton, USC, Berkeley,
    Waitlisted: Tulane

    General Comments: In the weeks leading up I was a little nervous but I feel like CORE helped me a bit here. Excited to be accepted and Congrats to everyone!
  • FrothyShakeFrothyShake Registered User Posts: 103 Junior Member
    D Accepted Emory

    Objective:
    ACT (breakdown): 34
    SAT II: 780 US Hist
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.97
    Weighted GPA: 4.48
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 5%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 AP Eng Lang 5 APUSH 4 AP Stats
    AP currently taking: Eng Lit, Calc AB, Bio, Gov and Politics, MEH, French V

    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Job/Work Experience:
    Volunteer/Community service: Summer Hospital Intern (selective).
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): ?
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): ?

    LOR( rating 1-10) Brief Summary:

    Other:
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Undecided
    State (if domestic applicant): TN
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Private
    Ethnicity: W
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket:
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Nope

    Reflections: Apply early and apply for school's named scholarships (shows interest)
    Strengths: Test scores, GPA
    Weaknesses: Undecided major makes essays sometimes hard.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: Emory, Tulane, UNC, UVA, Rhodes, Richmond, Washington & Lee
    Waitlisted: Davidson
    Waiting on: Vanderbilt, Wake Forest
  • VANDEMORY1342VANDEMORY1342 Registered User Posts: 1,076 Senior Member
    Also Please Specify Emory College and Oxford College decision.
  • tylerssoarestylerssoares Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    Objective:

    Accept/Reject/Deferred: ACCEPTED both Emory and Oxford
    SAT I (breakdown): 1390 (740 M and 650 ERW)
    ACT (breakdown): didn't take
    SAT II: didn't take
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.7 UW (school doesn't provide, so I'm estimating)
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/80
    AP (place score in parenthesis): didn't take (school doesn't offer)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): didn't take (school doesn't offer)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Eagle Scout


    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Student Gov't (Class President), Foreign Langauge Learning, Scouting (up to Senior Patrol Leader) and Cross Country
    Job/Work Experience: ESL Tutor for 3 years
    Volunteer/Community service: won major city award for community service

    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 7-8/10 for Common App. Supplements were very strong as well prob 9-9.5/10

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): Got shining 10/10 recs from my Counselor, Physics and Geopolitics teachers, had an additional rec written by a peer that was mostly for Dartmouth, but I included it in my apps.


    Other
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major and College: Finance at GBS
    State (if domestic applicant): Domestic applicant living abroad (Brazil)
    School Type: Small private high school
    Ethnicity: White Latino
    Gender: Male
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM

    Reflection

    Strengths: ECs, LORs, supplemental essays, ethnicity (if that's even a strength)
    Weaknesses: lower SAT scores
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Mostly because of my ECs and having talked to the admissions dean at a college fair (I put a face to my application)

    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:
    Accepted: Baylor (Honors), UMass Boston (Honors), Colby (Bunche Scholar), Quinnipiac, Boston College
    Rejected: UChicago (ED2), Tulane, Bowdoin
    Waiting on: Dartmouth and Harvard (yes, I know they're reaches hahaha)
    Waitlisted: U of Richmond

    General Comments: Congrats to everyone who got in and, to all those that weren't accepted, you'll find your future home and you'll be happy for the next four years. Have hope!
  • LinerneedsoffersLinerneedsoffers Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Has anyone got the actual acceptance letter yet?
  • emysperemysper Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Objective:
    Accepted at Oxford, waitlisted at Emory
    SAT I (breakdown): 1320 (I got the same score 3 times w/ diff breakdowns lol); 1360 Superscore
    ACT (breakdown): 31 comp, 36 English, 32 reading, 27 math, 27 science; 32 superscore
    SAT II: 650 Lit, 640 Math 1, 500 Physics
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Weighted GPA: 4.3
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2 out of ~270
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Lang (3), AP Bio (3), didn’t report APUSH (2), APWH (2); currently taking Psych and Calc AB
    IB (place score in parenthesis): not offered by school
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): US Lang Arts Award, Yale Book Club Award

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): National Honor Society (prez), Science National Honor Society, Book Club (treasurer), School Newspaper, West Indian Culture Club, Mock Trial (captain), International Language Club

    Job/Work Experience: Intern at city’s health dept

    Volunteer/Community service: Creating winter care/hygiene packages for homeless women, knitting blankets for newborn babies in local hospital, American Cancer Society fundraising & Relay for Life participation, CT Food Bank, assisting at pregnancy care shelter for current/expecting mothers, complementary gift wrapping at local Barnes & Noble

    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    Favorite book/movie/etc - 8. I chose I Am Malala and wrote about how I admire her devotion to girks’ and children’s education rights, 2 areas of social change I am interested in.
    Engaging with integrity essay - 10. I wrote about how engaging with integrity on social media means considering other ppl’s viewpoints and having productive discussions to create a cohesive global community

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    9th grade Eng teacher/NHS advisor - 9.
    10th grade Chem teacher - Didn’t get to read it, but I trust that he would write a good one
    Practicing attorney that coached Mock Trial - 10

    Other:
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Absolutely
    Intended Major: Originally applied as a Psych major but planning to enter as Eng w/ Creative Writing instead
    State (if domestic applicant): CT
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Inner-city, public
    Ethnicity: Guyanese-American
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: About 90k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM, first gen American and college, inner-city schooling

    Reflections:
    Strengths: GPA/grades, supplement writing, EC’s, volunteer work, recommendations, part of my school’s ACE program (group of selected students w/ weighted classes higher than honors credits)
    Weaknesses: Test scores, no major national awards despite small school/state awards
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted - Emory (Oxford), Drexel, Ithaca, U of New Haven, Eastern CT State University
    Waitlisted - Villanova
    Rejected - Stanford, Brown, UPenn, Dartmouth

    Good luck this fall everyone!!
  • grkcapo7grkcapo7 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    ACCEPTED TO EMORY COLLEGE / WAITLISTED OXFORD COLLEGE
    SAT I (breakdown): 1460- 740 reading / 720 math
    ACT (breakdown): n/a
    SAT II: 600 math II, 620 ecological biology
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Weighted GPA: 4.52
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 5/365
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Psych (5) APES (4) AP Human (5) Bio (4) Lang (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar w Distinction

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): National Honor Society (President), Spanish Honor Society (Secretary) Field Hockey (Captain)
    Job/Work Experience: 2 jobs, one as a manager, one internship for a dentistry
    Volunteer/Community service: over 150 hours
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): wrote about my experience with acne & how it helped me gain perspective (prob 7/10)
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): AP Lang teacher loved me, and i got to read that rec (9/10), dance teacher (6/10), bio teacher (8/10)

    LOR( rating 1-10) Brief Summary:

    Other: a lot of random clubs and activities
    Applied for Financial Aid?: YES and it came in clutch
    Intended Major: Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
    State (if domestic applicant): Virginia
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: > 100K
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none really

    Reflections:
    Strengths:
    Weaknesses:
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Deferred then rejected Duke, Accepted UVA, William & Mary, rejected UNC Chapel HIll

    General Comments (if any):
  • lilmarielilmarie Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Accepted Emory, didn't apply to Oxford

    ACT (breakdown): 31 Comp., 34 Eng, 29 Math, 32 Reading, 28 Science

    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.8
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 10%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): ((school only offers six AP classes)) AP Lang & Comp (4), APUSH (3)
    taking AP Lit & AP Gov
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): QuestBridge Finalist, have won awards in Commentary Writing at the NSPA/JEA National Journalism Convention three years in a row

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): National Honor Society (Secretary), SkillsUSA Arizona Region 4 Secretary, Digital Communications (Secretary then Vice President), Newsmagazine (Editor-in-chief)
    Job/Work Experience: working two jobs and have been since sophomore year
    Volunteer/Community service: not enough honestly
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): Not great. Did them last minute because of QuestBridge Finalist timeline


    LOR( rating 1-10) Brief Summary: Probably about a 7 for both, one from English teacher whom I was also a TA for, and one from anatomy/physiology & botany teacher

    Other:
    Applied for Financial Aid?: lmao duh; received Emory College Grant for $53,368
    Intended Major: Biology BS
    State (if domestic applicant): Arizona
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: white latina
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: less than $50k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM & first-gen

    Reflections: I really did this application (and all of my applications) quickly and without thinking due to the fact that I was given one week to apply to twelve colleges as a QuestBridge Finalist. Really wish I had more time and spent more time on essays and everything.
    Strengths:
    Weaknesses:
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: UVA, UWash, UofMaryHardin-Baylor, Arizona State University, UofAZ, UofUtah, Dixie State
    Waitlisted: Vanderbilt
    Rejected: Brown, Yale, UPenn, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Rice, Tufts, Stanford, USC
  • eilishhaydeneilishhayden Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    accepted to emory (didn't apply to oxford)
    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): N/A
    ACT (breakdown):
    Composite: 33
    Reading: 35
    English: 36
    Math: 30
    Science: 30
    SAT II: N/A
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.975
    Weighted GPA: 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 51/400 ish?
    AP (place score in parenthesis): no AP test scores reported
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): I had a bunch of stuff in my application about awards i had won in speech and debate mostly as well as a couple outside organizations

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): speech and debate (captain of PF debate and captain of speech for 2 years), mock trial, political action club (president), orchestra (first chair viola), advanced acting, and NHS
    Job/Work Experience: I worked in fast food for 2 years, was a private nanny for about 4 months, and worked at a daycare for 5. most of these overlapped with one another so basically i just had a consistent work record over 2.5 years in a couple different jobs.
    Volunteer/Community service: i organized a couple projects through NHS but most of my volunteer work was through debate
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): I applied through questbridge so my essay prompts may have been a little different. I would personally rank my main essay like a 6 or 7 because it was really poignant and heartfelt and i talked about my hardest experience and how it shaped me but i also know that the writing was only semi-strong, i didnt use a lot of figurative language or anything. i wanted it to be very straightforward and to highlight my writing voice so there was no fluff or anything which may have made the essay weaker but it got across the point better.
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): I waived my right to read recommendations


    Other:
    Applied for Financial Aid?: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA almost 70k a year? you bet your ass i applied for financial aid
    Intended Major: psych
    State (if domestic applicant): Idaho
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: public as public can be
    Ethnicity: white
    Gender: female
    Income Bracket: between 50k-70k for a family of 5
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): i was a questbridge finalist so i think my application stood out due to my financial status but nothing other than that

    Reflections: i legit didn't even remember applying to emory until i got my acceptance letter so that tells you how much work i put into my application here, although i spent a long time on my questbridge app and thats what i submitted. i didn't know much about this school until i did more research after i got in but i really love it and i'm attending in the fall!
    Strengths: my application was really personal to me. i talked about a lot of things that were really hard for me to talk about that i hadn't in the past and i think that made it stand out since i have a pretty unique home situation.
    Weaknesses: my grades are definitely not superb and they were probably one of the weaker points of my application. plus my essays weren't as good as they probably should have been.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    rejected from brown
    waitlisted at whitman, washington and lee, and hamilton
    accepted at nau, msu, u of i, bsu, cwi, c of i, and u of u
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    edited April 2018
    @eilishhayden " i didnt use a lot of figurative language or anything. i wanted it to be very straightforward and to highlight my writing voice so there was no fluff or anything which may have made the essay weaker but it got across the point better."


    In no one does avoiding sounding pompous and being straight-forward weaken an essay. An essay will be best if it has clarity and gets the point across no matter which method you use. There is no need to conform to almost annoying stereotypes when constructing college essays. If anything, readers may get bored if it follows that formula. Keep this in mind when you do college writing.


    "Weaknesses: my grades are definitely not superb and they were probably one of the weaker points of my "
    after posting:
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.975
    Weighted GPA: 4.0

    Is this a really annoying humble brag?

    Either way, congratulations! I am sure Emory will be glad to have you. If that is not a humble brag, please pat yourself on the back and do not be so hard on yourself.
  • eilishhaydeneilishhayden Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Thank you for the advice! i was definitely not trying to brag, i took quite a few AP classes so having a 4.0 weighted is pretty bad (meaning i got quite a few b's throughout high school as well as one c), especially compared to most of the other applicants. i apologize if it came across in a braggy way, my class rank was pretty low so my gpa is definitely the weakest part of my application out of a 5.0 rank (weighted).
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    edited May 2018
    @eilishhayden : Honestly, having some non-A grades may help you at a top tier college like Emory (it may be a part of the whole resilience thing that some admissions offices may take into account. I would suspect Emory does). You will know what it feels like to work hard or have to fight for a grade and not expect to have everything feel easy for you. Schools (especially top tier) with a lot of those folks, who have yet to be challenged by academics tend to whine and complain a lot. HS "perfection" (which can be manufactured by just choosing courses in comfort areas, getting lots of parental help, etc) can be over-rated in terms of your future development as a student/scholar. Lots of people like that who get to college and get a B grade (or more annoying, find that they must really really fight for an A-/A) tend to blame the instructors because you know "they are too perfect and smart to feel pushed". While they gripe and moan, you can shrug your shoulders and get the job done. Psychology at Emory is not the easiest whatsoever, so that resilience may really come in handy.
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