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Just got off emory's waitlist!!!!!

clutch01clutch01 - Posts: 50 Junior Member
edited December 2012 in Emory University
I am confused, I am glad to have gotten off Emory's waitlist, but I don't know if I should go...I mean I have to pay full 50,000 to attend, but my efc was only 25,000.....My state school total cost is only 20,000....The other thing is, what if I am the dumbest kid there..I mean I didn't get in, in the first round. I have never visited the school....I plan on doing pre-med, so gpa is a BIG BIG thing for me....I want to major in Economics....I hear theres grade inflation at Emory, but what if I can't make the grades...I mean I wasn't even top 10 percent in high schoool....Emory only has a 50 percent pre-med acceptance rate too....Its also very far from home....


These are my high school stats:

1470/1600 on sats (critical reading and math), a 2170(overall)...1930---the first time...

Gpa - 3.8 unweighted, with a 4.1 weighted
10 A.P.s and 7 honors classes...

Class Rank-Top 20 PERCENT....

These are my high school grades...I am showing these, because I don't know if I have what it takes to do well at Emory....(I mean if I end up with a 3.0 I can't get into Medical School)


Freshman Year
1. Honors Algebra 2 - 95/98
2. Honors English - 90/94
3. Honors Biology - 92/94
4. PE - 93/92
5. Spanish 2 - 91/91
6. Art 1 - 92/91
7. Freshman Survial - 98

***Started going downhill, second semester of sophmore year...I guess I started getting dumber....

Sophmore Year
1. Honors English- 88/88
2. Honors Pre-Cal - 92/84
3. Honors Chemistry - 90/86
4. A.P. World History - 94/91
5. PE - 88/88
6. Spanish 3- 88/83
7. Medical Learning - 92/96

**** Started going uphill second semester of junior year a little, senior year I kicked it up a knotch....

Junior Year
1. A.P. English -87/83
2. A.P. Calculus AB - 83/88
3. Honors Physics - 89/90
4. A.P. American History - 94/95
5. Clinical Rotation -100/100
6. Clinical Rotation - 100/100

Senior Year
1. A.P. English - 91
2. Computer Science -87
3. A.P. Statistics -93
4. A.P. Calculus BC- 87
5. A.P. Biology -94
6. A.P. Macroeconomics - 92



This is how I fared at other schools

Vanderbilt-Rejected
Rice-Rejected
NU-Rejected
JHU-Rejected
Cornell-Rejected
Boston College-Waitlisted
WashU-Waitlisted
Duke-Rejected
Brown-Rejected
UPenn-Rejected
Columbia-Rejected
University of Texas-Rejected----This is because I wasnt' top 10 percent...**** MY LIFE
Texas A&M-Accepted
Emory---Accepted..
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Replies to: Just got off emory's waitlist!!!!!

  • rodneyrodney Registered User Posts: 9,406 Senior Member
    You weren't waitlisted because you can't handle the work....You were waitlisted at the time because Emory had enough people from Texas with your particular profile (or so they thought?)....that being said, this is a financial decision...Emory is a great school, but is it worth that much money for undergrad when you plan on med school?...and then there's that GPA issue.....but your decision....
  • bluebayoubluebayou Registered User Posts: 25,791 Senior Member
    Did you show any interest? If not that is another reason you may have been waitlisted.

    But with regards to premed, it will be difficult wherever you go. Successful applicants are typically those that easily ace their high school courses, particularly math and science.

    btw, Econ also requires a strong math background.
  • Colleges00701Colleges00701 - Posts: 1,790 Senior Member
    ^^^ not true...My friend didn't show any interest...he didn't interview, he didn't visit, and he decided to choose his state school over Emory....he also had a 2350 on the sats, with a 4.0 gpa.....his rank was top 5 percent at an elite prep school...
  • clutch01clutch01 - Posts: 50 Junior Member
    ^^I have been owning A.P. Biology, I haven't made anything below a 100 on the tests in that class, the average grade in that class is a 70...our salutorian who is going to Yale is also in that class...Calculus is a pain in the asss...
  • cpierscpiers Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
    I applied to some of the same schools you did...
    My decisions:

    Vanderbilt-Waitlisted
    Boston College-Rejected
    Brown-Rejected
    Emory-Waitlisted

    This is very strange....
  • clutch01clutch01 - Posts: 50 Junior Member
    ^^^ lol, hopefully you get into Emory or Vandy...good luck!


    The thing is, I had applied for FA, but after I was waitlisted, I took myself off FA...The week after I took myself off Finanical Aid, my parents investments in the stock market and real estate started going down...I don't know if I can still afford Emory....
  • bluebayoubluebayou Registered User Posts: 25,791 Senior Member
    what's not true colleges? That Emory does not care about demonstrated interest? Sure they do, and they so state on their website. It doesn't mean that you HAVE to show interest, but if you are just an average candidate for Emory, it helps big time.
  • clutch01clutch01 - Posts: 50 Junior Member
    ^^^ I think what colleges was trying to say was, that interest is important ot Emory, but if you have exceptional stats, and you show no interest, you still have a VERY GOOD chance of getting in....



    Anyone know what I should do about the FA situation?...should i contact them and ask them if there is still some aid left? lol....I guess I can ask my parents if we can still pay full after they lost a lot of money in stocks and real estate in the past 3 weeks...hopefully I can still afford the full cost, and eventually attend Emory next fall....REALLY WANT TO GO TO EMORY!!!!....
  • madirocksmadirocks Registered User Posts: 392 Member
    ^just call the FA office and ask them for the status of your FA and if they say anything you should say that you need it and blah blah...doesn't hurt to try right? lol
  • clutch01clutch01 - Posts: 50 Junior Member
    Any Emory students willing to tell me how hard they work to maintain a 3.8 gpa.....I NEED A 3.8 SCIENCE, and overall gpa for medical school, otherwise my parents are going to take me out of Emory, and make me go to a foreign medical school (ie Carrabean)....How willing are professors to change a grade to an A if you truely worked hard in the class, but couldn't do well in the class?
  • UcanhopeUcanhope Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    During the accepted student visit the career counceling office mentioned 83% of their students with a 3.5 or higher GPA and a 30+ MCAt got into a med school. It was also mentioned thay had a 93% succes rate for those applying to law school.

    I decided on Gtown so maybe a space will open for somebody else.

    Best to all.
  • stevenashstevenash Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    Got the call this morning, I'm into Emory as well :)

    Going to have to see what financial aid I can still get before I decide though as I have a full ride to Lehigh University waiting... decisions decisions.

    Best of luck to everyone else waiting too!

    Non-Ranking Rigorous Private School
    89.93/100 weighted GPA
    34 ACT / 2150 SAT (unsubmitted)
  • simonsimonsimonsimon Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    GAHHH

    going nuts over this
    wait's killing me; it's even interfering with my finals :(

    still havent heard anything
  • hilsahilsa - Posts: 2,328 Senior Member
    Good luck you guys!
  • tokyotxtokyotx Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    So where did you end up going? Should have gone to A&M - much less expensive. Get top grades there and you're off to the races. Students should only consider good in-state schools and the top private schools, like Ivies, in order to make college worthwhile. Good in-state schools because they're cost effective and Ivies because of the recognition and network. Those middle private schools like Emory and Vanderbilt don't have national or international names and are friggin expensive.
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