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Harvey Mudd Class of 2023 ED1 Result Thread

maximumhmaximumh Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited December 2018 in Harvey Mudd College
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Accepted [/color][/size][/b]
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FFA500]Decision: Deferred [/color][/size][/b]
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected [/color][/size][/b]


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

Subjective:

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

Teacher Rec #1:
Teacher Rec #2:
Counselor Rec:
Additional Rec:

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.):

Reflection

Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:

General Comments :

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Replies to: Harvey Mudd Class of 2023 ED1 Result Thread

  • WhyDoCatsBarkWhyDoCatsBark Registered User Posts: 17 Junior Member

    [aB][asize=4][acolor=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected [/color][/size][/b]


    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1570 (780 CR 790M, first try single sitting)
    ACT (breakdown):N/A
    SAT II: 800 Physics 800 Math II
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.94
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 Mechanics, 5 BC, 5 English Language, 5 French Language, 4 US Historu
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: Post-AP Discrete Mathematics & Graph Theory, AP Physics C E&M, AP English Lit, AP Comparative Gov, Honors World Religions, Piano, Orchestra
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Semifinalist

    Extracurriculars:
    Origami Artist
    Varsity T&F
    Varsity XC
    Varsity Soccer
    Robotics
    Dorm Prefect
    Honor Council Vice President
    DECA
    And plenty of other stuff
    Job/Work Experience:
    Part-Time Soccer Referee
    Volunteer/Community service:
    Some little stuff
    Summer Activities: Took some crazy hard math and coding classes
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    Common App: 9/10
    Why Mudd: 6/10
    Something Else: 9/10
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    According to counselor,
    Teacher Rec #1: 9/10
    Teacher Rec #2: 7/10
    Counselor Rec: Probably 8/10
    Additional Rec: N/A

    Other: N/A

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major: Physics
    State (if domestic applicant): PA
    Country (if international applicant): N/A
    School Type: Private Boarding
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: 250k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): No

    Reflection

    Strengths: Test scores, course rigor, leadership, essays, unique primary EC
    Weaknesses: Limited STEM ECs, Senior Fall grades
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: No idea honestly
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:
    Accepted PSU University Park, waiting on USC, UCSB, UCSD, UCLA, UCB, Stanford. Might apply Harvard/Columbia.
    General Comments: Even if you're feeling really good, don't trust your gut. I was about 75% sure I'd get in because, despite my forcing myself to find weaknesses in my app here, it's very hard to point out any glaring weakness anywhere.
  • einsteinkideinsteinkid Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    [aB][asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Accepted[/color][/size][/b]

    Decision: Accepted


    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1560 - (790 Math, 770 Reading)
    ACT (breakdown):
    SAT II: 800 Math 2, 800 Bio M
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.89
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): ~10%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Calc AB & BC (5), AP Euro (5), APUSH (5), AP Lang (5), APCS (5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Stats, AP Lit, AP Macro, AP US Gov, AP French Lang, PE, Ceramics, World Religions
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/A

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Environmental Club (president), International Club, Mock Trial (captain), Indian classical dance, Newspaper
    Job/Work Experience: Internship at a military academy
    Volunteer/Community service: ~70 hours with elderly, developmentally disabled, and homeless
    Summer Activities: Unpaid internship and community college classes after sophomore year, paid internship and community college classes after junior year
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): Why Mudd 7/10 (was very personal and funny based on my overnight visit but not very well written), tell us something outside your application 9/10 (about how I learned to love literature)

    Teacher Rec #1: English teacher 8/10 (good student in his class but nothing too special)
    Teacher Rec #2: CS teacher 9/10 (she really liked me and was very impressed with one of the projects I did in my physics class)
    Counselor Rec: Counselor 10/10 (she loved me and I talked to her a lot)
    Additional Rec: from mentor at junior year internship

    Interview: 6/10 (it was not bad, we had a good conversation, but it was nothing special)

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major: Engineering or Physics
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: mid-sized private, Catholic, competitive
    Ethnicity: Asian (Indian)
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket: 300k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none

    Reflection

    Strengths: I think the internship really helped. My essays were really personal and I think colleges like that. Being a woman probably helped as well. I know they say demonstrated interest is not considered but my overnight visit and interview probably didn't hurt.
    Weaknesses: My GPA is definitely not bad but no 4.0 either. I didn't win any major awards like science fairs or anything.
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: No idea, I think maybe the rec from my internship mentor? I also think am a very good fit for the school culture. I am super sciency and nerdy but my humanities side is a really big part of me still.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Nothing yet

    General Comments : Looking at where my friends are getting in and not getting in, I see a lot of college stuff is just chance. I was one of the lucky ones. No one should feel bad if they don't get in. You will do fine no matter where you end up. Best of luck to everyone.
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