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Hispanics Stats

Charming2010Charming2010 Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
edited June 2009 in Hispanic Students
If you don't mind, can you guys post your stats, and what college you got accepted to? I just want to see how I'll stack up and stuff...
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Replies to: Hispanics Stats

  • entomomentomom Registered User Posts: 23,662 Senior Member
    Just a word of caution here, as I think that any stats, even for Hispanic students, have to be taken in context. There are a myriad of factors within this group of applicants that can have an affect on how colleges will evaluate their stats as well as their other credentials (ECs, LORs, essays, etc.), for instance: SES, HS attended (private, suburban, underserved, etc.), country of origin, overcoming adversity, language spoken at home.

    I think it's valuable to look at the stats of other Hispanic students, that's one of the first things I did when I got on CC, mostly by monitoring results threads of colleges of interest in the spring. However, I think it would be simplistic to believe that all Hispanics are considered equal, and such a belief could lead to very surprising results. For instance, based on comments by other long term posters and my own Ds experience, I'd come to the conclusion that any high scoring Hispanic, no matter what their other cultural and social attributes, would be shoe ins for all top colleges as they add to diversity but don't present much of an academic "risk" for the schools to take. However, this winter, I saw a Hispanic who appeared to be very qualified in all ways and with test scores that would be in the top few percent, who was denied from Y SCEA. Of course I know that Y is extremely competitive, but this student was not even deferred, he was straight out denied. Now, since this is the internet, it could have been a lie, although there wasn't anything about the poster that would have made one think so. Or there could have been something in their application, for instance a suspension or extremely bad essay, that could have kept them out. Anyway, I'm just trying to say that it's not always readily apparent how schools evaluate URMs in general and Hispanics in particular.
  • Charming2010Charming2010 Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    i wish i still got to see hispanic stats :(
  • goldenratiophigoldenratiophi Registered User Posts: 1,149 Senior Member

    • SAT II: 800 Maths II, 780 Physics, 700 Literature
    • ACT: 34 Composite: 35 English, 36 Maths, 34 Reading, 30 Science, 9 Essay
    • GPA: 3.97 UW, 4.31 W
    • Rank: 9/271
    • Other Tests (AMC, AP, IB): AMC12 - 136.5, AIME - 11, USAMO - 12 (just my 11th grade, I don't remember the others)
    • Essays: Eh.
    • Teacher Recs: Probably good I guess
    • Counselor Rec: Who?
    • Supplementary Material: none
    • Hook(recruited athlete, legacy, Nobel Prize): URM, MOP
    • Location: Ohio
    • High School Type: Crappy public
    • Ethnicity: Puerto Rican
    • Gender: Male
    • Extracurriculars: A Capella Choir, Show Choir, Jazz Band, National Honor Society (Treasurer), Ohio ARML team, math for fun.
    • Awards: MOP invitation, USAMTS Silver Medal, top score in the state on AMC12, Ohio Economics Challenge winner, a couple little piano awards.

    Accepted: MIT (EA), Ohio State
    Still waiting: Harvard, Yale, Oberlin, Williams
  • monroylobomonroylobo Registered User Posts: 380 Member
    This thread will be much more useful to future applicants after April 1st. I'll be sure to put my list.
  • Charming2010Charming2010 Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    Guys, can you post your stats, and the colleges you get accepted/rejected too please?
  • BigWeightBigWeight Registered User Posts: 978 Member
    Member name: BigWeight
    Gender: Male
    State or Country: GA
    GPA: 3.98/ 4.25
    SAT (M:CR:W) or ACT: 2270
    SAT II scores: 800, 770, 760, 730
    AP scores: 5,4,4,4,3,3

    EMORY (Early Scholars Notification)

    Waiting on:
  • Charming2010Charming2010 Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    guys i would really appreciate it if you posted your stats, and colleges you got accepted to
  • gonzaemigonzaemi Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    • SAT (best combo, took it twice): M - 650, CR - 750, W - 780, total score - 2180
    • Didn't take ACT
    • SAT II: Math I - 670, Chemistry - 600, U.S. History - 690
    • Rank: 1/36
    • No APs or IBs, dual enrollment in junior and senior year English, U.S. history, economics, government
    • GPA: 4.2 weighted, ~3.9 unweighted
    • No special math tests or anything

    • Essays: Pretty good stuff! :D
    • Teacher recs: EXCELLENT (they love me)
    • Counselor rec: EXCELLENT (she loves me)
    • No supplementary materials
    • Hook: URM (duh), research experience (see below)

    • Location: Texas
    • High school type: small Christian
    • Ethnicity: Mexican (USA/Mexico dual citizen)
    • Gender: male

    • Extracurriculars (main ones): President of student council, editor of yearbook, volunteer at clinic, volunteer at church, Beta Club, NHI, did some research on DNA methylation and its relation to leukemia at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX
    • Awards: National Merit Semifinalist (on apps, now finalist), National Hispanic Scholar, Most Distinguished Senator at 2008 TX LDZ, some school awards, and probably some other stuff I can't remember
    • Prospective career choice: something in the sciences for sure, leaning very heavily towards medicine
    • Prospective majors: neuroscience, philosophy, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, some others

    Accepted: MIT, Columbia (unofficially - "likely letter"), Wash U in St Louis, Texas
    Waiting: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, U Chicago, Wesleyan (in Connecticut)
    Rejected: none so far...
  • Vanessa C.Vanessa C. Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I just copy-and-pasted from my Stats Profile... hope this works, lol.

    User Name: Vanessa C.
    Gender: F
    Location: New Jersey
    Ethnicity: Hispanic (parents born in Argentina, bilingual)
    College Class Year: 2013
    High School: Public
    Will apply for financial aid: Yes


    GPA - Unweighted: 3.60
    GPA - Weighted: 4.20
    Not Ranked
    Class Size: 110


    SAT I (1600): 1330
    SAT I (2400): 2130
    SAT I Math: 680
    SAT I Critical Reading: 650
    SAT I Writing: 800
    SAT II Math Level 2 (IIC): 690
    SAT II Biology - M: 690
    SAT II Spanish with Listening: 760


    Significant Extracurriculars: JV Soccer, school literary magazine, Spanish club, Teens Against Cancer (school club), working as a cashier at CVS 20 hours weekly during the school year
    Leadership positions: Editor-in-Chief of School Literary Magazine, Layout Editor of same magazine, Co-Captain of Soccer Team
    Athletic Status - list sport and your level: JV Soccer Player (Grades 9, 10, 11)
    Volunteer/Service Work: A lot of volunteer work, mostly dealing with children affected by cancer and their families, tutoring middle and high schoolers
    Honors and Awards: National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Community Service Recognition Awards

    Colleges of Interest:

    College: University of Pennsylvania, Choice #: 1, Status: Applied/Pending
    College: Cornell University, Choice #: 2, Status: Accepted
    College: Amherst College, Choice #: 3, Status: Applied/Pending
    College: Villanova University, Choice #: 4, Status: Accepted
    College: Muhlenberg College, Choice #: 5, Status: Accepted
    College: The College of New Jersey, Choice #: 6, Status: Accepted
    College: Drexel University, Choice #: 7, Status: Accepted
    College: SUNY at Stony Brook, Choice #: 8, Status: Accepted
  • Charming2010Charming2010 Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    thanx your all awesome for helping out
  • gmailblows31gmailblows31 Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
    User Name gmailblows31
    Gender M
    Location Long Island, NY
    College Class Year 2013
    High School Public
    High School Type sends many grads to top schools
    Will apply for financial aid Yes
    GPA - Unweighted 3.75
    GPA - Weighted 3.91
    Class Rank top 10%
    Class Size 340
    SAT I Math 750
    SAT I Critical Reading 720
    SAT I Writing 640
    SAT II Math Level 2 (IIC) 740
    SAT II Biology - M 700
    SAT II Chemistry 700
    Significant Extracurriculars Stock market Club- 18th best team in nation Fall '08
    Leadership positions Participated in School's Youth Leadership Forum all 4 years. Selected upon nomination by teachers. 90 students of 1300.
    Athletic Status - list sport and your level Volleyball- V and JV
    Baseball- JV
    Fencing- V
    Volunteer/Service Work Volunteer at local library
    Volunteer at local senior center
    Honors and Awards Ap Scholar w/ Honor
    National hispanic Scholar (recognition program)
    Won math-competition award for all 11th/12th graders in 11th grade for a national test.
    honors society
    College Summer programs Carnegie mellon Architecture program (6 weeks. very selective)
    5-time participation in John's Hopkins University Center For Talented Youth (elementary school through high school)
    Colleges of Interest:
    Name Choice # ED/EA Athlete Legacy Status
    University of Pennsylvania 1 No No No Applied/Pending
    Cornell University 2 No No No Applied/Pending
    New York University 3 No No No Accepted
    SUNY College at Geneseo 4 No No No Accepted
    Boston University 5 No No No Applied/Pending
    Northeastern University 6 No No No Accepted
    George Washington University 7 No No No Applied/Pending
    SUNY at Binghamton 8 No No No Accepted
    SUNY at Stony Brook 9 No No No Accepted
  • Charming2010Charming2010 Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    please keep it coming this is extremely helpful thanks in advance and to prior posts
  • mvz315mvz315 Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    SAT: 730 M, 670 CR, 720 W
    SAT II: 760 Math 2, 730 Chem, 700 Bio M
    ACT: 31 Composite: 29 English, 31 Math, 31 Reading, 34 Science, 9 Essay
    GPA: 4.0 UW, 4.54 W
    Rank: 2/595
    Other Tests (AMC, AP, IB): AP scores are really really really low: 3 AP Bio, 3 AP Eng Lang, 3 AP World Hist, 4 AP US Hist, 4 AP Chem
    Essays: I worked pretty long and hard on them
    Teacher Recs: I really really liked them(one from my eng teacher that literally loves me and the other from a multivariable calc teacher who I've had as a teacher 3 times)
    Counselor Rec: I've known the counselor for like 6 years..it was a pretty good letter
    Supplementary Material: for caltech, a research paper
    Hook(recruited athlete, legacy, Nobel Prize): ummm..idk?
    Location: Ca
    High School Type: public
    Ethnicity: Mexican
    Gender: Male
    Extracurriculars: Student Gov, Key Club Pres, AVID Secretary, CA Scholarship Federation Secretary, Red Cross, ETS(a college preparatory program), Jazz/Concert Band, Calc Club, Student Senate, Mock Trial, and a whole lot of community service(homeless shelter, tutoring, senior center stuff, special olympics, etc, etc.), oh..and quite a bit of classes at the community college
    Awards: a few AVID write-offs, lots of school awards, was accepted into Caltech's YESS program, AP Scholar w/ Distinction(ha!..lame, I know),

    Accepted: Caltech(EA), Cal Poly SLO, UC Santa Barabara, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Stanford
    Still waiting: nope
    Rejected: nooo
  • monroylobomonroylobo Registered User Posts: 380 Member

    * SAT II: 800 Spanish , 670 Lit, 620 US Hist
    * ACT: 31 Composite: 29 English, 29 Maths, 35 Reading, 29 Science, 10 Essay
    * GPA: 3.96 UW, 4.01 W
    * Rank: 18/286


    * Essays: about being Hispanic in Alabama
    * Teacher Recs: don't know
    * Counselor Rec: don't know
    * Supplementary Material: none
    * Hook(recruited athlete, legacy, Nobel Prize): URM


    * Location: Alabama
    * High School Type: Public
    * Ethnicity: Mexican
    * Gender: Male


    * Extracurriculars: JROTC Battalion Commander, President/Founder Junior State of America political awareness club at school, marching/symphonic band for 4 years, Scholar's Bowl 4 years, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society
    * Awards: National Hispanic Scholar
    * Attended: Harvard Model United Nations 2008, Alabama Boys State 2008, Notre Dame Latino Community Leadership Seminar 2008, Junior Statesmen Summer School at Yale 2006

    Accepted: Duke, Dartmouth, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Wesleyan, Swarthmore, NYU
    Waitlisted:Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown
    Rejected: None
  • monroylobomonroylobo Registered User Posts: 380 Member
    also accepted at Columbia
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