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Official JHU Class of 2017 ED/RD Results

ExperimentalExperimental Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
edited May 2013 in Johns Hopkins University
A tad bit late on this forum, but nonetheless, posting your results here will definitely help future applicants! Just copy the following:

Pick one:
[size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]
[size=+2]Decision: Waitlisted[/size]
[size=+2]Decision: Rejected[/size]

Pick one:
[size=+2]Early Decision[/size]
[size=+2]Regular Decision[/size]

Objective:
  • SAT I (breakdown M/CR/W/Essay):
  • SAT I superscore (breakdown M/CR/W/Essay):
  • ACT (breakdown):
  • ACT superscore (breakdown):
  • SAT II (subject, score):
  • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
  • Weighted GPA:
  • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
  • AP (place score in parentheses):
  • IB (place score in parentheses):
  • Senior Year Course Load:
  • Number of other EA applicants in your school:
  • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel, etc.):
  • Common Awards (AP Scholar, honor roll, NM things, etc.):

Subjective:
  • Extracurriculars (name, grade levels, leadership, description):
  • Job/Work Experience:
  • Volunteer/Community Service:
  • Summer Experience:

Writing (Subject, 1-10 rating, details):
  • Essays:
    • What You Do For Pleasure:
    • Department at MIT:
    • Trait Most Proud Of:
    • World You Come From:
    • Significant Challenge:
    • Additional Essay/QB Essays:
  • Recommendations (teacher's subject, 1-10 rating, details):
    • Teacher Recommendation #1:
    • Teacher Recommendation #2:
    • Counselor Rec:
    • Additional Info/Rec:
  • Interview:
  • Art Supplement:

Other
  • Date Submitted App:
  • U.S. State/Territory or Country:
  • School Type:
  • Ethnicity:
  • Gender:
  • Income Bracket Range:
  • Hooks (URM, first generation, recruited athelete, development):

Reflection
  • Strengths:
  • Weaknesses:
  • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
  • What would you have done differently?:

Other Factors:


General Comments & Advice:

Good luck, and best wishes to everyone! Regardless of where we end up going, anyone applying to JHU is bound to be successful.
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Replies to: Official JHU Class of 2017 ED/RD Results

  • mdgirl22mdgirl22 Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Regular Decision

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown M/CR/W/Essay): 740 M/ 690 CR/ 730 W (essay 8)
    SAT I superscore (breakdown M/CR/W/Essay): same as above
    ACT (breakdown): 27 but I don't remember break down... I didn't turn it in though
    ACT superscore (breakdown):
    SAT II (subject, score): 710 US History, 680 Math II
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.85
    Weighted GPA: 4.4
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 27/ ~500
    AP (place score in parentheses): US history (5), calc BC (4), euro history (3), stat (3), Lang (4)
    IB (place score in parentheses):
    Senior Year Course Load: linear algebra, ap bio, ap lit, ap psychology, ap human geography, ap French, ap environmental and dance
    Number of other EA applicants in your school: at least 5
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel, etc.):
    Common Awards (AP Scholar, honor roll, NM things, etc.): AP scholar with distinction, national merit commended scholar, national Hispanic recognition scholar, discus award winner, honor roll

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (name, grade levels, leadership, description):
    Varsity/JV lacrosse (9-12) captain of defense, goalkeeper, defensive MVP
    Varsity swimming 10-12, captain
    Key club 9-12
    National French honor society 10-12
    National honor society 11-12

    Job/Work Experience:
    Babysitting 4 years
    Volunteer/Community Service:
    Hospital over the summer
    Relay for life team captain 3 yrs
    Volunteer at school for kids with learning disabilities
    Kiosk at local farm festival

    Summer Experience:

    Writing (Subject, 1-10 rating, details): writing letter to mom's work to get her job back because she couldn't speak/write in English very well (spent 5 months on it)

    What You Do For Pleasure: dance! Swim, run

    Department at MIT:
    Trait Most Proud Of: sense of humor
    World You Come From: Divorced parents, low income

    Significant Challenge: my height and financial difficulties

    Additional Essay/QB Essays:
    Recommendations (teacher's subject, 1-10 rating, details):
    Teacher Recommendation #1: 9, English teacher loved me and obvi a good writer
    Teacher Recommendation #2: 8 math teacher can vouch for my hard work
    Counselor Rec: 9 we had an awesome relationship
    Additional Info/Rec:
    Interview:
    Art Supplement:

    Other
    Date Submitted App: 10/15/12
    U.S. State/Territory or Country: MD
    School Type: public
    Ethnicity: Hispanic
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket Range: 60kish
    Hooks (URM, first generation, recruited athelete, development): URM

    Reflection
    Strengths: essay, extracurriculars (didn't list all here haha)
    Weaknesses: GPA, rank, test scores
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: URM...
    What would you have done differently?:

    Other Factors:


    General Comments & Advice: make yourself a well-rounded person. My friend got straight 5's and awesome sat scores...but nothing else. Rejected.
  • accioknightaccioknight Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted BME[/size]

    Regular Decision

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 750 CR, 800 Math, 760 Writing (2310 Total)
    • ACT:
    • SAT II: 800, 790, 750 (Math and Science subjects)
    • Unweighted GPA: 94/100 for senior year
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1, but my graduating class is so small - it prolly doesn't matter anyway.
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): NONE
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): NONE
    • Senior Year Course Load:
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Some board exam awards - aside from those, nothing major at all.
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Mostly theater/musical/film/writing projects. I don't even know how I got in with these pathetic ECs...
    • Job/Work Experience: Tutoring
    • Volunteer/Community service: Tutoring in a camp, live-in service, orphanage visits.
    • Summer Activities: See above.
    • Essays: Probably good? I don't know - essay evaluations are so subjective. Had multiple people look over my essays, though, and I think my reason for choosing BME (first essay) is pretty solid. My second essay ("Tell us something about yourself") uses a pretty risky/creative format and I guess it worked! Common App is more of an honest recount/reflection of my tutoring experience. The main thing with essays is to make your topic sound interesting and unique, I guess. Use your entire imagination :)
    • Teacher Recommendation: Good
    • Counselor Rec: Good
    • Additional Rec: None
    • Interview: No interview :(
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant):
    • Country (if international applicant): Somewhere in Asia
    • School Type: Small, independent school - definitely far from being a 'magnet/feeder school'
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket:
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Academics. I want to say essays, but obviously that's always been a blurry subject.
    • Weaknesses: ECs, definitely.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: UHHH I DON'T KNOW. And for BME no less! D: I have no engineering ECs at all, for goodness' sake... Maybe they like my art stuff and essays? Or maybe they admit me just because I didn't request for aid? D: Eh, I dunno.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted - Rice, Northwestern, UMich, CWRU, NUS, UW-Madison, UCSD; Waitlisted - Penn; Rejected - MIT, Columbia, Stanford, UCB, UCLA,
    General Comments: I'm very satisfied - can't believe I was admitted! :D *dance of joy* To those who had lackluster ECs like me: Definitely try to do more stuff that excites you - but even if it's too late, pour your entire energy into the essays. Communicate your passion for those few special ECs - your chances are not shot yet!
  • accioknightaccioknight Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    Also, @Experimental, that format may be for the MIT admits... Just use this general format:

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/14035944-post1.html
  • OnMyWay2013OnMyWay2013 Registered User Posts: 1,336 Senior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Krieger School of Arts and Sciences: Cognitive Science
    Regular Decision

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2300 (730 CR / 790 M / 780 W / 9 Essay, one shot)
    • ACT: Did not take
    • SAT II: 750 (Bio M), 800 (Math IIC)
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.94 (No weighted at my school)
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 22/345
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): World History (3), Biology (5), Calculus BC (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): Did not take
    • Senior Year Course Load: 4 APs, rest Honors except for Gym and a required enriched Economics course (pretty intense, but not the most intense courseload out there)
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None :(
    • Common Awards (AP Scholar, honor roll, NM things, etc.): AP Scholar, National Merit and National Achievement Scholar, Honor Roll, National Honor Society, Black Scholars Program
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Color Guard and Indoor Guard (3 years, year-round, soloist and member of advanced weapon line, senior leader), Orchestra (2 years in high school, but since 5th grade), French Club (1 year)
    • Job/Work Experience: None
    • Volunteer/Community service: Teaching Sunday School and Bible Clubs at my church year-round, Women in Science (2 years), Best Buddies (2 years)
    • Summer Activities: Color Guard, Teaching Outdoor Bible Clubs in Philadelphia, Vacation Bible School and Bible Camp Counselor
    • Essays: Terrible... Just. Terrible...
    • Teacher Recommendation: I guess they were pretty good (I didn't see them, but my AP Calculus teacher is the nicest person I've ever met and writes kind letters to his students for fun...)
    • Counselor Rec: I guess it was good. Things were tense between me and my counselor
    • Additional Rec: I got another Teacher Rec, my AP Bio teacher, and she liked me too, so I'm guessing it was also good...
    • Interview: I didn't have one!
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): Pennsylvania
    • Country (if international applicant): --
    • School Type: Public, apparently it's a good school, but only two other people that I know of got in within the last few years
    • Ethnicity: Black (Jamaican and Belizean)
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: IDK about brackets, but $80k-$90k?
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Academics and test scores fo sho, teacher and counselor recs
    • Weaknesses: Literally everything else
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Uhhh... academics? URM? They messed up my financial aid and thought my family had more money than we did? :confused:
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
      Rejected: Harvard (Deferred, then rejected, ouch) , Yale, MIT, Brown (I'll try to not fit the bitter-Ivy-reject mold :D)
      Accepted: Boston University, Duke, George Washington University, Northeastern, University of Richmond
    General Comments:

    This college application process was a long, painful road for me, and had I had the chance to do it all over again, I would have done *many* things differently. My advice:

    1. Don't shy away from things. Try new ECs or electives! You don't have to be in a million clubs or have an unmanageable workload, but don't let nervousness or an inferiority complex stop you. Also, don't shy away from leadership positions if you are already passionate about or committed to an EC.

    2. Think about college early. I'm still mad that my high school said nothing about colleges or the application process until my senior year... :mad: CC shouldn't be flooded with pre-high-schoolers, but little by little, start researching colleges, take a look at some academic areas you're interested in, and get familiar with the things you will have to do to apply, particularly in your junior and senior years. I feel really dumb about this now, but I didn't start thinking about college until the summer between my junior and senior years :o. I didn't know about any other colleges besides Harvard, Yale, Brown, MIT, and JHU because I live in such a Tiger-Mom-Parent kind of household; it's a good thing I had some people telling me to apply to more schools!

    3. If you are a super-super-super bad writer like I am, start those essays early (earlier than September of senior year like I did, especially for any early apps). They're about you, but it's harder than it looks. Do some soul-searching about who you are and why you do things, and research the kinds of essay prompts you'll be facing early. I didn't even know that college applications required essays or interviews, which led to a lot of regret later on.

    4. Don't read this and think, "Wow. This girl must be so much smarter, more talented, more beautiful than me (;))... I'll never get in..." Even with the things I had going for me, no way in a million years did I think I would get accepted. Don't be discouraged from applying based on other people's scenarios, because every case will be unique.

    All that being said, JHU was not my first choice, but in the end, I'm happy with my decision to go here. I think it will teach me a lot, and not just academics. Congrats to my fellow Blue Jays, and good luck to all prospective students!
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