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Ivy Leaguers: what was your typical day/routine like as a high schooler?

LampoLampo 24 replies28 threads Junior Member
Just wondering
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  • albatross60albatross60 11 replies10 threads Junior Member
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  • ninakatarinaninakatarina 1612 replies44 threads Senior Member
    I think you're not getting answers because there is no such thing as a typical Ivy Leaguer. They also pride themselves in pairing diverse backgrounds with common interests. I went to Wellesley (not quite Ivy League) but I suspect they had a similar philosophy. In my suite we had one girl whose typical day involved an hour of milking the cows, another who took the subway to a very famous magnet school and did long hours of homework, another who went to a tony private school and stayed out late nights partying, another woke up at 5 AM every day to swim, and me, who spent every spare moment of my adolescence sprawled on the couch reading.

    Every description of an Ivy Leaguers 'typical day' will have been unique, and most of them realize by the time they've met their classmates that there is no one true way to get into the Ivy League.

    So don't stress on how someone else acted before they got into their prestige school. Concentrate on how you can make the most of the opportunities you have to exercise and showcase your strengths.
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  • piper787piper787 6 replies0 threads New Member
    My high school routine:
    8:00a wakeup
    8:30-3:30 school+jazz band
    3:30-6:00 Soccer practice
    6:30-9:30 Dinner+relaxing w friends and family
    10:00pm-2:00am doing homework, texting, procrastinating

    -From a Yalie
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  • IWillKillForMITIWillKillForMIT 710 replies20 threads Member
    Woke up at 7.
    8-3:30 School
    3:30-5:30 random extra curricular/me chilling in a random room at my school doing homework and chilling.
    6-12 Did some more homework and checked CC/procrastinated/spent time with my family.

    Columbia senior here. This feels like so long ago.
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  • collegeknightcollegeknight 3 replies1 threads New Member
    edited February 2018
    6:30AM: Wake up
    7:30AM-3PM: School
    3PM-5PM: Extracurriculars
    5PM-8PM: Homework
    8PM-8:30PM: Dinner
    8:30PM-11PM: Homework
    11PM-1AM: Extracurricular work

    Same thing, but tournament preparation from right after school till 2-3AM.
    However, sometimes tournaments started on Friday or even Thursday, which meant no school.

    4-5AM: Wake up
    Then, tournament all day.
    12AM: Come home and sleep

    8AM: Wake up
    9AM-12PM: Board work/meetings/calls
    Afternoon: Nap
    Evening/Night: Homework

    -Freshman @ Harvard
    edited February 2018
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  • normanxinormanxi 203 replies6 threads Junior Member
    6:30am: wake up
    7:15am-2:00pm: school
    2:00pm-5:00pm: sports practice, extracurricular activities
    6:00pm-7:00pm: dinner
    8:00pm-11:00pm: homework

    Saturday: wake up whenever, do a little homework during the day, hang out with my girlfriend/go to parties at night

    wake up whenever
    2:00pm-5:00pm: youth orchestra rehearsal
    6:00-midnight: finish up homework, relax

    -rising junior @ Princeton
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  • sache001sache001 9 replies3 threads New Member
    if you actually want to know, this was my senior year:

    fall asleep: 2:30-3 am
    wake up: 6 am
    school (aka hell): 7 am - 12 pm
    sleep at home or at my girlfriend's: 12:30 - 4:30
    go to college class: 5pm-6:30pm
    eat dinner: 6:45-7
    sleep more: 7pm-10pm
    read: 10pm-3am

    my life was very dysfunctional. you may notice that there is no time allotted for homework. such is high school. hopefully princeton ('22) will be better.
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  • compmomcompmom 10917 replies77 threads Senior Member
    Folks here need to improve their sleep schedule :)
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