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***JOHNS HOPKINS 2021 ED DECISION THREAD***

baribaribaribari Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
edited December 2016 in Johns Hopkins University
Well, I don't know if I have the authority to create this discussion, but with 10 days to go until decisions are released, we need a thread. We should also revive one of the ED discussion threads because lord knows we all need to release some anxiety. Hahahaha ... :(

Post results only, and good luck to everyone.

(I used the format from last year's thread)

Accepted, Rejected, or Deferred:
Intended Major/School:

Objective:

SAT I (breakdown):
ACT:
SAT II:
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
AP (place score in parenthesis):
IB (place score in parenthesis):
Senior Year Course Load:
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

Subjective:

Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
Job/Work Experience:
Volunteer/Community service:
Summer Activities:
Essays:
Teacher Recommendation:
Counselor Rec:
Additional Rec:
Interview:

Other

State (if domestic applicant):
Country (if international applicant):
Intended major(s):
School Type:
Ethnicity:
Gender:
Income Bracket:
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

Reflection

Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:

General Comments:

Replies to: ***JOHNS HOPKINS 2021 ED DECISION THREAD***

  • apollo1425apollo1425 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member

    Accepted, Rejected, or Deferred: Accepted
    Intended Major/School: Biology

    Objective:

    SAT I (breakdown): did not take
    ACT: 29
    SAT II: did not take
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.8
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 10% of my class. I think I was around 20 out of 270
    AP (place score in parenthesis): World (3) lang (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: 5 Ap classes, 3 Dual credit classes
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): I have a blue star award for theatre

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Track (CPT) XC (captain) Hosa (VP), Student council, theatre, DECA, theres a lot more, but i figure those are the important ones
    Job/Work Experience: been working since the summer going into my junior year
    Volunteer/Community service: I have done a lot of volunteering, I wont get into details but I did a lot haha
    Summer Activities: Work and sports
    Essays: 10/10 I spent a great deal of time on these essays and I think it showed
    Teacher Recommendation: 9/10 I did not see what they wrote but I am pretty sure they wrote some good stuff. I chose teachers that I have has for multiple years and that know a good deal about me
    Counselor Rec: I think this was pretty good too. I had a good relationship with my councilor and he knows all of the things that I am envolved in
    Additional Rec: none
    Interview: none

    Other

    State (if domestic applicant): Missouri
    Country (if international applicant):
    Intended major(s): Biology, math
    School Type: public
    Ethnicity: African American
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: single dad, makes less than 50k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): I Think I had a lot of potential hooks, but only the admission committee knows for sure

    Reflection

    Strengths: My extra curricular involvement. I juggled a lot at a time and I think they liked that. I Also am a really good actor so i guess that was my spike. My course load was another strength. Also my essays and recommendations
    Weaknesses: ACT score definitely
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think they looked passed the ACT score and saw strength in the other parts of my application, and just my passion to be great. I have taken every AP class my school has too offer and even though I am not the smartest kid, I will work my butt off for my education
    General Comments:
  • EleqantEleqant Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Accepted, Rejected, or Deferred: ACCEPTED!~!~!~!~!!~~!!!!!!!!
    Intended Major/School: Cell bio/biology


    SAT I (breakdown): 2120 (old SAT) don't remember break down
    ACT: 34 (36 English, 34 reading, 31 math, 34 science) submitted this late but I originally applied with a 32 ACT.
    SAT II: 770 US History, 760 Bio M 740 Chems
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 6? (top 2%)
    AP (place score in parenthesis): APWH: (4). AP euro (4) bio (4) chem (3) us history (4) calc ab (5) english lang (5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: 6 APs -calc bc, government, environmental, french, 2D studio, english lit & Dual enrollment Economics.
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP scholar with distinction, nothing major rlly

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): CAPSTONE research project, HOSA- President and Founder, MUN-Treasurer (won some awards), etc.
    Job/Work Experience:N/A
    Volunteer/Community service: Volunteered with LOVE146 and summer camp for 400 hours
    Summer Activities: JHU discover hopkins, went to china as rep for LOVE146, some other stuff
    Essays: They were lit- My common app essay was really good. My why JHU essay was ok could've been better
    Teacher Recommendation: didn't read
    Counselor Rec: didn't read
    Additional Rec: didn't read
    Interview: N/A

    Other

    State (if domestic applicant):FL
    Country (if international applicant):
    Intended major(s): Bio/chem maybe linguistics
    School Type: Charter
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: FEMALE
    Income Bracket: 50k-60k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): first gen

    Reflection

    Strengths: my scores were pretty good, essays were strong
    Weaknesses: could've had better ECs and better subject II scores
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: i have blue jay in my VEINS

    General Comments:
    For those of you who have hopkins as ur dream school,
    it really isn't crazy difficult to do. 3 kids in my school all got in including me so as long as you apply early, you have a solid 30% chance as opposed to that ugly 10%

    also early decision does round up alot of minorities, so if you're a minority you have a really solid chance, even if your test scores aren't crazy.
    have faith in yourself!

    Find out about uchicago monday HA.
    just doing it for the monies but yeah
  • miamiavbmiamiavb Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    edited December 2016
    Accepted, Rejected, or Deferred:ACCEPTED INTO BME
  • miamiavbmiamiavb Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    edited December 2016
    Accepted, Rejected, or Deferred:ACCEPTED INTO BME
    Intended Major/School: BME / Comp Sci

    Objective:

    SAT I (breakdown): n/a
    ACT: 35 (English - 35; Reading - 36; Math - 33; Science - 35;)
    SAT II: Biology 750
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.71
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 15th I think
    AP (place score in parenthesis): English Lang (4); English Lit (4); Spanish Lang (4); Biology (4); Enviro (4); - for the record, I should have gotten a 5 9' Bio... super sad.
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load:
    AP Chem
    AP gov/ Econ
    AP Cal
    AP Comp Sci A
    DE World Lit
    Internship w Biology teacher
    Art
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    MVP for high school volleyball team - 3 years
    Coaches Award for school volleyball - 1 yr
    I WAS CAPTAIN OF MY VARSITY volleyball TEAM ALL FOUR YEARS!
    Qualified for Junior Nationals
    AP Scholar something something (no idea the specifics whoops)
    Qualified for the Florida National team at age 14 and competed internationally
    Competed nationally for years (8 years)

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Varsity Volleyball (Captain); Health Information Project (President); National Honors Society; National English Honors Society.
    Job/Work Experience: Tutored children w high functioning Autism/Aspergers In Math and Biology at my school.
    Volunteer/Community service: Volunteered w Shake a Leg Miami (teaching disabled children how to sail); Volunteered and eventually interned with an animal clinic and did blood tests for them and got to sit in on surgeries and perform x rays. Over 800 hours of cs.
    Summer Activities:
    Intern at Animal clinic one year
    Another year I interned and participated in research at FIUs Biomedical Eng dept's Optical Imaging lab. The doctor I worked with actually spoke at hopkins on Nov 9, just days after the app was due so I'm sure that helped because she presented the research I alluded to on my application!!!
    Essays: Common app was about coding. Basically it talked about how as a child I was passionate about becoming a doctor, and how through rigorous schooling and a monotonous learning env I lost sight of that passion. I described coding and discovering how to code saying that it really brought back that passion. I called it my transition to adulthood.
    Supplement was weird. It talked about how as a child I was inquisitive enough to the point where it was annoying. I would constantly ask "but why?" And so I tied that into how research was important to me. I also talked about me being Vegan and all the vegan friendly options and clubs around hopkins. I talked about my love of animals and mentioned some clubs I I was interested in and mentioned BME too.
    I also wrote in the additional info section, talking about the intricacies of my research experience and mentioning my mentor
    Teacher Recommendation:
    First was from my AP Bio teacher who is Buddhist and vegan and very much like myself. She always tells me I remind her of her daughter lol! And she treats me like one! she is amazing and she is the sponsor of my club Health Information Project... I run it on my own and she oversees most of the administration so she has a lot of respect for me in that regard.
    The other was the Vice Principal!! She loves me and always comes to all my volleyball games and hugs me after and stuff! Such a nice lady and a very powerful one too!
    Counselor Rec: probably strong considering it took me a week to fill out the questionnaire... 20 PAGES LONG TALKING ABOUT MY INTERESNTS AND INTRICATE DETAILS ABOUT MY LIFE!!!!
    Additional Rec: none
    Interview: none

    Other

    State (if domestic applicant): Fl
    Country (if international applicant): USA
    Intended major(s): BME / Comp Sci
    School Type: Public STEM Magnet w high ranking
    Ethnicity: Hispanic
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: over 500k (my step dad though so it's kinda messed up I don't get aid but can't pay for it with my moms 40k in come)
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    First Gen
    Hispanic
    Female in Stem
    35 ACT
    volleyball coach at JHU wanted me to play for him (he may have talked to admissions officers)

    Reflection

    Strengths: ACT / Internships / Extra Curriculars
    Weaknesses: GPA / Class Rank / APs / Percentile
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
    Honestly no idea !

    General Comments:
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  • CollegePerson167CollegePerson167 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Accepted, Rejected, or Deferred: ACCEPTED!
    Intended Major/School: Kreiger School of Arts and Sciences // Either Medicine, Science, and the Humanities or Public Health Studies

    Objective:

    SAT I (breakdown): 1540 (780 Reading, 760 Math)
    ACT: None
    SAT II: 700 Literature, 790 Math II, Biology E (Idk yet, but it doesn't matter now)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.98
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 4/753
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Bio (4), AP Chem (3), AP Psych (5), AP Calc AB (5), AP Lang (5), AP Comp Gov (5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): none
    Senior Year Course Load: AP US Gov, AP Calc BC, Biotechnology II, AP Literature, AP Comp Gov (part of the team, not retaking the class)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Various NSDA/Speech and Debate Awards (12 awards varying from 1st to 6th place) Principal’s Pass Award– Perfect Attendance and above 4.0 GPA
    National Academic League State Champion
    Mesa Community College Model United Nations Conference– Distinguished Delegate
    National Merit Commended Scholar
    East Valley Tennis Invitational Champion
    Gene Autry Tennis Tournament Champion
    NCAA Scholar Athlete

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Speech and Debate Officer
    Model United Nations Vice President
    Future Health Professionals Treasurer
    National Honor Society Treasurer
    Tennis (10+ years, varsity), won state championships last year
    Toro Links (school spirit thing)
    MenToros

    Job/Work Experience: Advent Internal Medicine Receptionist
    Volunteer/Community service: Bearers of Hope (charity organization) president and founder
    Summer Activities: Maricopa Integrated Health System Psychiatry Observer, Girls State delegate, Midwestern Health Careers Institute participant
    Essays: I worked really hard on them.. but I'm not the best writer. Maybe 8/10
    Teacher Recommendation: Not sure, they never showed me. But I got one from my Speech and Debate coach (4 years, she knows me super well) and my Biotechnology teacher sorta likes me, but she cared about my letter a lot
    Counselor Rec: Idk they didn't show me. Judging off of the interview she seemed very in depth.
    Additional Rec: none
    Interview: requested one, didn't get it.

    Other

    State (if domestic applicant): AZ
    Country (if international applicant):
    Intended major(s): Medicine, Science, and the Humanities or Public Health Studies
    School Type: VERY large public school, well ranked in the state
    Ethnicity: Indian-American
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: >400,000$
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First generation undergrad here? Honestly not that much.

    Reflection

    Strengths: Test scores, grades
    Weaknesses: Depth of extracurriculars
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Gosh, I don't even know. But I'm really happy about it!

    General Comments: Don't feel intimidated by the people on College Confidential. They have CRAZY stats and when I read them I felt super discouraged, but I got in anyways. Remember that college admissions know that you're just a high school student, and that you don't need to win a Nobel Prize to get into JHU. Stay positive!
  • BioGradeBioGrade Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    Accepted, Rejected, or Deferred: Rejected
    Intended Major/School: Kreiger School of Arts and Sciences

    Objective:

    SAT I (breakdown):
    ACT: 35C 35E 35M 35R 36S 9W
    SAT II: Chem 800 Math 2 800
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.7
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): no ranking
    AP (place score in parenthesis): took 7 APs didn't report
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: 3 APs
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): did a lot of things. pm me if you really want to know
    Job/Work Experience:
    Volunteer/Community service:
    Summer Activities:
    Essays: 8/10
    Teacher Recommendation: good 8/10
    Counselor Rec: pretty good 9/10
    Additional Rec:
    Interview:

    Other

    State (if domestic applicant):
    Country (if international applicant):
    Intended major(s):
    School Type: Private
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: >200k+
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none

    Reflection

    Strengths: Test scores
    Weaknesses: gpa? ethnicity?
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
    General Comments: I wish I knew why I got rejected! would be nice to know at least. happy for everyone else though.
  • AKBAKB Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    edited January 2017
    Accepted, Rejected, or Deferred: Accepted
    Intended Major/School: Engineering, Mechanical w/ concentration in Aerospace

    Objective:

    SAT I (breakdown):
    ACT: 33
    SAT II: 1500 (770 english, 730 math)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.98
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): n/a
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 on Calc AB, 4 on APUSH
    IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    Senior Year Course Load: 4 APs
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): All Section for soccer, National Merit, Le Grand Concours

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Varsity High School Soccer, Club Soccer, FBLA, French Club, Girls Who Code, birdwatching (Three Rivers Audubon Society), JOA Society of Scholars, NHS, Student Ambassador
    Job/Work Experience:
    Summer Activities:
    Essays: common app essay about birdwatching, was good and stood out, my "Why JHU" essay I thought was not as good
    Teacher Recommendation: outstanding -- I had a great relationship with my teacher and spent my lunches and free periods in her room talking (9-10/10)
    Counselor Rec: not sure, since they don't get to know you well at my school -- hopefully 7-8/10
    Additional Rec: n/a
    Interview: n/a

    Other

    State (if domestic applicant): Pennsylvania
    Country (if international applicant):
    Intended major(s): Mechanical Engineering w/ concentration in Aerospace, minor in French, minor in Space Systems Engineering
    School Type: Engineering
    Ethnicity: white
    Gender: female
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): female engineer

    Reflection

    Strengths: my numbers -- good grades and test scores
    my essay -- not many people write about birdwatching
    Weaknesses: lack of awards or amazing accomplishments
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think I showed enough interest, my test scores fit easily into the desired bracket, I'm an aspiring female engineer, I had a unique essay and stellar recs

    General Comments: I honestly think that applying ED is the way to go -- nothing shows more interest.

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    Post edited by CCadmin_Sorin on
  • Jack-etJack-et Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    Accepted, Rejected, or Deferred: Accepted
    Intended Major/School: I do not really know. Choosing primarily between political science, public health, physics (astronomy/astrophysics "concentration") and neuroscience; considering chemBE, molecular and cellular bio, sociology, and psychology, as well :)

    Objective:

    SAT I (breakdown): 1440/1600, school average of 995 (720/800+720/800, 8/8). So while the numbers themselves are not necessarily mind-blowing in comparison to other applicants, they don't need to be - would a school reasonably expect a kid from a 30 student school in Kansas, for example, to score a 1590? No.
    ACT: 35/36 (36R, 34M, 36E, 34S)
    SAT II: 760-U.S. History
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/240
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 5-APUSH, 5-AP Lang
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Lit, APES, AP Gov, Calculus, Physics, Spanish 4
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Black belt in karate for 10 years (active volunteer, "instructor"), FBLA for 4 years (VP, 2x national competitor, 2x 3rd in state, 3x state competitor, project leader on business/student outreach), NHS for 4 years (President), 2x Class Treasurer, District delegate in primary caucus
    Job/Work Experience: Summer intern at an IRB, fast food worker
    Volunteer/Community service: 4.5 hrs/week for karate, FBLA project
    Summer Activities: Just the internship or job
    Essays: Common App: 6.8743/10, wasn't written like a normal application essay and wasn't the most insightful, but really dug down to the core of my emotions and how I think; JHU essay: 9/10, written with a lot of passion for helping others through what I learn at JHU
    Teacher Recommendation: One good and one average in terms of how they were written, both as positive as they could be (like everyone's lol)
    Counselor Rec: Probably average, but positive like above
    Additional Rec: n/a
    Interview: nah, dawg, didn't want to interview

    Other

    State (if domestic applicant): WA
    Country (if international applicant):
    Intended major(s): See above
    School Type: Small-medium public (~250/class)
    Ethnicity: White as they come
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: ~$200k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

    Reflection

    Strengths: Community service, good scores, took advantage of resources available to me
    Weaknesses: Bland :)
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: See strengths, besides scores

    General Comments: I think that my case supports the notion that you do not have to be POTUS or cure cancer to get accepted. I didn't have many activities, but they all defined me - someone who enjoys giving back, giving others a helping hand in life. Quantitative measures only take you so far - scores, numbers of leadership positions, etc. You need to have a general path, a backbone principle to your education that transcends what your eventual occupation may be, and you need to make this idea of what you want to do, and how it relates to your school, apparent.
  • MArtyn19MArtyn19 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    edited February 2017
    THIS, I hope I am this lucky
  • edmetzedmetz Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Accepted, Rejected, or Deferred: Accepted
    Intended Major/School: Psychology

    Objective:

    SAT I (breakdown): 1380
    ACT: 33
    SAT II: N/A
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.67
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 23
    AP (place score in parenthesis):
    APUSH (3)
    AP Physics 1 (2)
    APLang (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load:
    Theology (school requirement)
    Psychology
    Speech (school requirement)
    AP Physics 2
    AP Calculus AB
    AP Lit
    Economics
    Art
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Academic All-State Award for Track & Field
    National Merit Commended Scholar


    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Student Council (class secretary)
    NHS
    Varsity Club
    Track & Field
    Job/Work Experience:
    Box office employee at a local movie theater
    Secretary at a mental health clinic (current)
    Volunteer/Community service:
    Formerly a volunteer at aforementioned mental health clinic
    Summer Activities:
    Mostly working
    Essays:
    Common app was about my name and its unique nature. I tied it into my struggle to understand it growing up and how it related to me wanting to go into psychiatry in the future.
    "Why Hopkins" was about how my faith life is connected to the city of Baltimore, as well as how my name also plays a significant part there (provincial governor long ago had the last name that is now my first name)
    Teacher Recommendation:
    One was from my physics teacher and the other from my student council moderator, and I've known them both for a while so I'm sure they were good.
    Counselor Rec: Not really sure about this one
    Additional Rec: From a psychiatrist/professor who I took a class from in Miami this past summer (I'm sure that helped out).
    Interview: N/A

    Other

    State (if domestic applicant): Michigan
    Country (if international applicant):
    Intended major(s): Psychology, Computer Science, Sociology
    School Type: Small Catholic school
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: >300K
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): my age maybe? I was born in March of 2000 so I'm typically a year younger than most others in my grade but I'm not sure that matters much.

    Reflection

    Strengths: Recommendations and essays
    Weaknesses: ACT, grades
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think my application stood out in terms of passion and ability to portray why I wanted Hopkins and nowhere else

    General Comments:
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