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

LampoLampo Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
Just wondering

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

  • albatross60albatross60 Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
  • ninakatarinaninakatarina Registered User Posts: 1,610 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.
  • piper787piper787 Registered User Posts: 6 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
  • IWillKillForMITIWillKillForMIT Registered User Posts: 730 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.
  • collegeknightcollegeknight Registered User Posts: 4 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
  • normanxinormanxi Registered User Posts: 209 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
  • sache001sache001 Registered User Posts: 12 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.
  • compmomcompmom Registered User Posts: 10,519 Senior Member
    Folks here need to improve their sleep schedule :)
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