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Class of 2016 Regular Decision Notification Dates

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  • Tizil7Tizil7 1640 replies46 threads Senior Member
    A high SAT score doesn't hurt Mrinal, but it's significance stops after a certain point. As demonstrated by the the 2390 and 2360 case.

    Trust me, your ECs will matter more :)
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  • tastyclestastycles 179 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Congrats everyone! :D

    Waitlisted at Caltech. Don't know whether its worth accepting the spot though :s


    Oh and regarding rank and school grades - it should be relative to your school, so in this is case if more people from your school apply abroad, the college will have some experience with what to expect, so they will be able to judge you better.

    At my Penn interview, I was told that the Admissions Office keeps a file on every school they receive apps from for future reference so they get more familiar with grading policies. So if you're from a 'popular' or 'feeder' school and have a high class rank, it helps more than being the topper from a school that does not have many applicants.
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  • compactcompact 71 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @tizil
    i believe that your "accepted at caltech" guy had some awesome ECs
    IMOTC
    IOITC
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  • Mrinal2207Mrinal2207 745 replies34 threads Member
    At my Penn interview, I was told that the Admissions Office keeps a file on every school they receive apps from for future reference so they get more familiar with grading policies. So if you're from a 'popular' or 'feeder' school and have a high class rank, it helps more than being the topper from a school that does not have many applicants.

    I am screwed then, no one has ever applied from my city to the US, let alone my school.

    EDIT: There is one after all from my city, Veerthi from TiT 20
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  • tastyclestastycles 179 replies4 threads Junior Member
    @Mrinal No one applying isn't to your detriment. You'll be considered in your context, what I was trying to say earlier wasn't that being from less known school affects you negatively.

    It's just that when colleges get apps from a school they get a feel of how competitive it is. After all, no one will trust a school where everyone gets 90+, right? In your school profile, make sure you ask your counselor/principal to include average marks of all students from class 9 through 12, and for boards even. That way, your marks will be shown as competitive with respect to your school.

    Also, scoring high in boards/SAT/AP/A levels helps in this regard as they can see you have done well in accredited examinations, so you school standards are of a good quality.
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  • compactcompact 71 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @mrinal

    tastycles said that it helps more.
    so i hope the "screwed" is a hyperbole
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  • Mrinal2207Mrinal2207 745 replies34 threads Member
    I understand that it was an exaggeration ;) Don't mind me.....
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  • prd1993prd1993 24 replies15 threads Junior Member
    Are you all sure about all this? Hamilton sent me a mail saying decisions are released on March 23 at 5 P.M. EST. Also I've already received my Lafayette decision...
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  • Anirudha1993Anirudha1993 344 replies80 threads Member
    Hamilton decision is on 23rd, Amherst on 30th
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  • iamthebistiamthebist 359 replies23 threads Member
    One of my knowns got into caltech.
    Olympiad gold medallist and GSF semi finalist (asked for aid)
    She got into stanford too
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  • Mrinal2207Mrinal2207 745 replies34 threads Member
    ^^Olympiad, as in the International ones??
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  • iamthebistiamthebist 359 replies23 threads Member
    Of course!
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  • compactcompact 71 replies0 threads Junior Member
    so by my,knowledge for caltech
    2 accept.
    6 waitlist (including me)
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  • rew2402rew2402 638 replies53 threads Member
    wow! caltech is that selective huh!?
    or is it the major u choose to study that plays the pivotal role in deciding your acceptance?
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  • Tizil7Tizil7 1640 replies46 threads Senior Member
    Rew, at Caltech, your intended major doesn't affect your chances.
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  • compactcompact 71 replies0 threads Junior Member
    i dont think major matters.
    on average onlya couple of indians enroll to caltech every year.
    so yeah ... it is tough
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  • angadudayangaduday 62 replies18 threads Junior Member
    A couple??? mysticgohan said that no student from India was admitted last year....didn't he?
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  • college00000college00000 13 replies4 threads New Member
    Has anyone received admission decision from any UCs???
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  • Mrinal2207Mrinal2207 745 replies34 threads Member
    A couple??? mysticgohan said that no student from India was admitted last year....didn't he?

    Facts & Stats - Caltech Caltech Undergraduate Admissions
    The average number of internationals enrolling at CalTech was 9% out of 967 students. That means about 9 internationals. Assuming that India sends 15% of the total internationals at all schools, the average goes to 2.
    But that's just an average, it can go up or down depending on the strength of the applicant pool....
    Irrespective of what I wrote above, I myself don't like the numbers I mentioned.....Only 2 Indians:eek:
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  • anialwaysanialways 1193 replies17 threads Senior Member
    Mrinal,
    Just a correction, I think it should read,
    9% of 967 is 87 and 15% of 87 is 13.
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