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Emory University / Oxford College Class of 2023 Thread

emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 260 Junior Member
It's that time once again, EAGLES in ATL.
This thread is for any current SENIORS or knowledgeable Emory affiliates to discuss interest, concerns, chance me's, etc.
For "Chance Me's" please use this format.

College of Choice: Emory College or Oxford College or Both

Decision Plan : ED1 or ED2 or RD

Major(s) of Interest:

Location: (State and or Country)

Gender:

Race/Ethnicity:

Recruited Athlete, or Legacy:

GPA: (UW and Weighted)

AP or IB:

Class Rank:

Test Scores: (SAT, ACT, or SAT 2's)

Extra Curricular, Community Service, or Co-Curricular(s):

Any other interesting Info: ( Have a criminal record, Started a band, Dad is Tom Brady etc)

Good Luck everyone, and remember you'll end up where you belong.




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Replies to: Emory University / Oxford College Class of 2023 Thread

  • loveplantsloveplants Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    Hi! Im applying Early Decision I to Emory feel free to chance me


    College of Choice: Emory College only

    Decision Plan : ED1

    Major(s) of Interest: Maybe Business or International Studies still very undecided

    Location: NJ

    Gender: Female

    Race/Ethnicity: Half White Half Indian

    Recruited Athlete, or Legacy: Mom went to Emory for Masters and PhD degree

    GPA: Weighted 4.56

    AP or IB: Junior Year - AP U.S. History (4) AP Lang (4) AP Spanish Lang (4) AP Physics I (did not take)
    Senior - AP Stats, AP Environmental Science, AP Lit, AP Spanish Lit, AP World History

    Class Rank: Top 10% of class of around 500 students

    Test Scores: ACT Composite 30

    Extra Curricular, Community Service, or Co-Curricular(s):
    Spanish Club President 3 years
    XC JV athlete 3 years
    Track JV athlete 3 years
    Work at a General Store 2 years
    Volunteer Work
    NHS
    AP Scholar
    Service Awards from High School
    Senior Mentor

    Recommendations: Both definitely very strong, counselor rec average since I barely know him
    Thanks!

  • emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 260 Junior Member
    @loveplants
    At Emory the International Relations program is under the Political science department.
    It has some great special programs like the BARD international program. Please look into it.
    http://polisci.emory.edu/home/undergraduate/special_programs/index.html

    Also the business school has several Joint degree programs.

    What interests you about IR?
  • emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 260 Junior Member
    @loveplants
    And for the chance part. I think you have a decent shot, especially if you apply as IR. Your GPA and Rank are great. The Spanish Club and the Senior Mentor, should help. What are the award that you received?

    What will help the most is the legacy status, that might be able to overcome your low ACT score.
    Overall I'll say its a Low Reach/Reach.
  • loveplantsloveplants Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    Thanks! Yes I know my ACT score isn't the best but I worked really hard and did want a higher score. I hope the other components of my application outweigh it.
  • romns116romns116 Registered User Posts: 515 Member
    edited October 2018
    Emory is a reach for S19..



    College of Choice: Emory College

    Decision Plan : RD (QuestBridge)

    Major(s) of Interest: Film Studies (w/GBS conc in Film & Media Mgmt)

    Location: (State and or Country): TX

    Gender: M

    Race/Ethnicity: Asian (Filipino)

    Recruited Athlete, or Legacy: No

    GPA: (UW and Weighted) 4.0/4.5

    AP or IB: Max amount of AP offered (4)

    Class Rank: 1/12 (very small private, mostly lower income)

    Test Scores: (SAT, ACT, or SAT 2's) 31C/32SS

    Extra Curricular, Community Service, or Co-Curricular(s): Valedictorian, Presidential Service Award (Gold, 350+ hrs), QuestBridge CPS, Student Council President, Several Film Festival selections, Varsity Football (6-man) 4 years (2 yrs TC), Founder Film/Video Club, Internship w/Transition Films (film production), Belongs to a group of handymen that serve the elderly, widows, and single parents in the local community by doing lawncare/yardwork

    Any other interesting Info: ( Have a criminal record, Started a band, Dad is Tom Brady etc): Emory Pre-College for Dramatic Writing (QuestBridge Scholarship), Dooley Award, Low Income ($29k family of 6), School created an award for S19 - Academic Perfection (first time in 18 yr history a student had 4.0 GPA every semester from K-12, obviously a bit premature, hopefully he gets it), Self-taught guitar and leads worship at church weekly, highlighted on SportsCenter Top 10 (Social Media, not the TV show), conducted College Affordability Info Session at school to help educate peers about community programs that make college affordable (QuestBridge, CollegePoint, Matriculate, etc)


  • emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 260 Junior Member
    @loveplants
    Great, but what interests you about international relations? What are your future goals.
  • emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 260 Junior Member
    @romns116
    Well, I'm not too familiar with the quest-bridge process, but I've heard it's a bit more holistic. I also think Filipino counts as URM but again I'm not sure.
    The fact that he seems interested in creative writing helps a lot. The program received some great new professors as of recent. Also being VAL is probably most important to his application.
    Again he's applying to a non-competitive major (although Emory doesn't necessarily admit by major it does take major interest into account.)

    I would say High Match/Low Reach ( the ACT score could be better).
  • romns116romns116 Registered User Posts: 515 Member
    Thanks @emorynavy

    The film dept faculty had been very helpful and welcoming. They mentioned facility renovation plans (Visual Arts bldg), along with new screenwriting faculty.

    The renowned creative writing program is definitely a plus, along with the booming film/tv production industry in the ATL area.

    S19 would also be interested in taking courses at SCAD via the ARCHE program, but heard there may be some red tape to get through.
  • loveplantsloveplants Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    @emorynavy I'm just interested I've been fortunate enough to travel a lot I am interested in how other countries work and what their cultures are like. My father is from India and that has played a role in my interests
  • romns116romns116 Registered User Posts: 515 Member
    Anyone know how construction is going on the CLC? Still scheduled for Summer 2019 opening?
  • emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 260 Junior Member
    @romns116
    It looks to be on schedule or even ahead of it from my vantage point. I'm sure you saw it when you visited. Grand and beautiful. Oxford is getting one as well, should be done around the same time.

    @BiffBrown
    Do you know anything about CLC?
  • romns116romns116 Registered User Posts: 515 Member
    @emorynavy
    S19 said he walked by the construction site but didn’t much of the bldg structure in August. I’ve yet to visit, and the construction blog hasn’t been updated since 2017. Glad to hear it may be ahead of schedule.
  • BiffBrownBiffBrown Registered User Posts: 452 Member
    @emorynavy

    I only know what I've witnessed and read.

    You've seen the online animations, yes?
  • hopefully32hopefully32 Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Hi, so I am actually a Questbridge student. I was a College Prep Scholar in the spring and have just applied to be a finalist in the NCM program.

    College of Choice: Emory College
    Decision Plan : Questbridge Match or Questbridge RD
    Major(s) of Interest: Business / International Relations / Political Science
    Location: New Jersey
    Gender: Female
    Race/Ethnicity: Asian - Korean
    Recruited Athlete, or Legacy: None

    GPA: 3.5 UW, 5.0 Weighted
    AP or IB: 7 total AP's, (US History- 4, World History- 4, English Lang- 5, Physics 1- 3, US Gov- currently taking, English Lit- currently taking, Calc AB- currently taking). I have taken the hardest classes I have been able to
    Class Rank: School does not rank, my graduating class is ~600 students
    Test Scores: 1570 SAT in one sitting, SAT II's: Korean- 750, US History0 720, Math II- 760
    Extra Curricular, Community Service, or Co-Curricular(s): Drum Major of 180 person marching (won state championships last year), Design Editor of school yearbook, Future Business Leaders of America (qualified for many National, State and Regional competitions), writer for school newspaper, youth leader at church, summer job at local tutoring center, summer internship at beauty supply store, school September senior of the month (chosen by local Rotary club), volunteering- at a senior citizen home and at a Korean school with little children

    Any other interesting Info: Because I am low income, I will be applying through the Questbridge program. Emory is absolutely my top choice, and I would love to be a part of the class of 2023.

    Thanks!!
  • emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 260 Junior Member
    @hopefully32
    I think you have a great chance for Emory through QB. Your EC's are really stand-out, and so is your class rigor, SAT score, and AP scores. If your Essays are good I think they can counterbalance your low(ish) GPA.
    Question, If you don't become a finalist can you apply to Emory ED or ED2?
    Emory RD- Low Reach/Reach
    QB- I have no idea what so ever but, no more than a low Reach.
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