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***Official Early Action Results Thread for the MIT Class of 2013***

burnitblueburnitblue Registered User Posts: 522 Member
With 4 days to go (not including today), I though it would be appropriate to post this.

you know the drill, people. remove the spaces, remove 2/3 decision choices, and you will help the next generation of eager people such as ourselves.

[ size=+1][ color=green][ b]Accepted[ /b][ /color][ /size]

[ size=+1][ color=red][ b]Rejected[ /b][ /color][ /size]

[ size=+1][ color=blue][ b]Deferred[ /b][ /color][ /size]

[ b]Stats:[ /b][ list]
[ *]SAT:
[ *]SAT II:
[ *]ACT:
[ *]GPA:
[ *]Rank:
[ *]Other Tests (AMC, AP, IB):
[ /list][ b]Subjective[ /b][ list]
[ *]Essays:
[ *]Teacher Recs:
[ *]Counselor Rec:
[ *]Supplementary Material:
[ *]Hook(recruited athlete, legacy, Nobel Prize):
[ /list][ b]Personal[ /b][ list]
[ *]Location:
[ *]High School Type:
[ *]Ethnicity:
[ *]Gender
[ /list][ b]Other[ /b][ list]
[ *]Extracurriculars:
[ *]Awards:
[ *]Advice? Commiserations? Feel like bragging?:[ /list]

Good luck to you, my people. May we collectively triumph over statistics.
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Replies to: ***Official Early Action Results Thread for the MIT Class of 2013***

  • molliebatmitmolliebatmit Registered User Posts: 12,374
    I'll delete this post when I open the thread for decisions at about 8:30 PM on Monday night, but I wanted to remind people to delete the spaces in the brackets when posting your stats on Monday, or else your friendly local (slightly OCD) moderator is likely to go insane fixing everybody's incorrect formatting.

    We're all smart people here, and I know you can remember to delete the spaces in the brackets. ;)

    If you don't know BB code, check it out here.
  • codersarepeoplecodersarepeople Registered User Posts: 145 Junior Member

    • SAT: 2120 (780M, 660CR, 680W)
    • SAT II: 800 Math II, 640 Chem
    • ACT: N/A
    • GPA: 3.9
    • Rank: 9/491
    • Other Tests (AMC, AP, IB): Lots of APs
    • Essays: Ehh, okay I guess? about the time my violin was run over
    • Teacher Recs: One great, the other I dunno? probably pretty good though
    • Counselor Rec: No idea, barely know her
    • Supplementary Material: N/A
    • Hook(recruited athlete, legacy, Nobel Prize): None
    • Location: FL
    • High School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Male
    • Extracurriculars: Mu Alpha Theta, Junior Classical League, Youth Group, NHS
    • Awards: 1st place at a state-wide computer programming thing...not much
    • Advice? Commiserations? Feel like bragging?: Gwah I guess I needed better scores? :(
  • goldenratiophigoldenratiophi Registered User Posts: 1,149 Senior Member

    • SAT: 2160: 680 CR, 680 W, 800 M
    • SAT II: 800 Math II, 780 Physics
    • ACT: 34: 35 E, 36 M, 34 R, 30 S
    • GPA: 3.97 UW, 4.31 W
    • Rank: 9/271
    • Other Tests (AMC, AP, IB): AMC12 top score is 136.5, AIME top score is 12, USAMO I can't remember but I think 15
    • Essays: I honestly can't decide what to think of them. I didn't like them when I submitted them but they've grown on me a bit. I submitted though QB, and I wrote about the future of the internet.
    • Teacher Recs: One I know is probably amazing, the other is pretty good I'm sure.
    • Counselor Rec: I have no clue.
    • Supplementary Material: none
    • Hook(recruited athlete, legacy, Nobel Prize): MOP
    • Location: Ohio
    • High School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Puerto Rican
    • Gender: Male
    • Extracurriculars: A Capella Choir, Show Choir, Jazz Band, National Honor Society, Ohio ARML team, math for fun.
    • Awards: USAMTS Silver Medal, top score in the state on AMC12, Ohio Economics Challenge winner, a couple little piano awards.
    • Advice? Commiserations? Feel like bragging?:
  • srangesrange Registered User Posts: 6 New Member

    • SAT: M800 CR740 W610 (essay 6)
    • SAT II: Math2 800, Chemistry 800
    • ACT: 34
    • GPA: 4.0 (unweighted)
    • Rank: top 10 in class (highest distinction school recognizes)
    • Other Tests (AMC, AP, IB): APUSH 4, AP Macroecon 5, AP Bio 5, AP Chem 5, AP Calc BC 5sub5
    • Essays: Solid
    • Teacher Recs: Raving
    • Counselor Rec: Good?
    • Supplementary Material: LED candle which I did design, modeling, and manufacturing supervision for at the engineering firm where I work.
    • Hook(recruited athlete, legacy, Nobel Prize): extensive experience working at an engineering firm: one product on the market, micro wind turbine research
    • Location: Southwest Michigan
    • High School Type: Suburban public, ~1000 students
    • Ethnicity: Caucasian
    • Gender: Male
    • Extracurriculars: Band, work, Science Olympiad, the whole boatload
    • Awards: Eagle Scout, NM Semifinalist, Intel Excellence in Computer Science (regional)
    • Advice? Commiserations? Feel like bragging?: AAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
  • Feral24Feral24 Registered User Posts: 888 Member

    • SAT: 690 CR 750 M 800 W
    • SAT II: 800 Chem 790 Math2 760 Chinese
    • ACT: n/a
    • GPA: 3.98/4.0
    • Rank: top 5%
    • Other Tests (AMC, AP, IB): 5's on the five i've taken, minus a 4 on Comp Sci A
    • Essays: mini essays were kind of weak and underdeveloped, but main essay was pretty strong, about how i learned about independence from my dad's illness
    • Teacher Recs: apparently my humanities one was amazing, although the teacher barely knows me. the sciences one was from my CS teacher, who knows me pretty well
    • Counselor Rec: she likes me, but doesn't know much about me so idk
    • Supplementary Material: none, but I should have sent a rec from my internship mentor...
    • Hook(recruited athlete, legacy, Nobel Prize): anti hook, asian male
    • Location: Maryland (DC suburbs)
    • High School Type: Public, not so competitive, but alright
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Male
    • Extracurriculars: National Institute of Science and Technology Internship (research on Human Computer Interaction), Chess Team (team won national title for high schools in my division), national honors society, mu alpha theta, science national honors society
    • Awards: maryland distinguished scholar finalist, national merit commended, ap scholar w/ distinction, harvard book
    • Advice? Commiserations? Feel like bragging?: I should have spent more time on my essays...
  • static75static75 Registered User Posts: 904 Member

    • SAT: 2290 (CR:690, 800M, 800W)
    • SAT II: 660 math, 650 physics
    • GPA:3.71 UW
    • Essays: probs not good lol
    • Teacher Recs: probably amazing lol
    • Counselor Rec: amazing
    • Supplementary Material: none :(
    • Hook(recruited athlete, legacy, Nobel Prize): none
    • Location: NJ
    • High School Type: public
    • Ethnicity: white
    • Gender: female
    • Extracurriculars: lots...mostly liberal arts
    • Awards: nothing special :(
    • Advice? Commiserations? OMG

    I'm so happy I wasn't rejected! I actually wrote "Feel like bragging?: I screwed up and missed out on MIT." in the "Advice?" box before checking decisions lol.
  • Millerl1teMillerl1te Registered User Posts: 725 Member

    • SAT: 2100  (see ACT)
    • SAT II: 800 Math IIC, 750 Chem, 720 USH
    • ACT: 36 
    • GPA: 4.0 UW/4.33 (took the hardest courseload possible. not allowed to take online cLasses  so thus I cant take anything higher than Calc AB or AP chem.. lame)
    • Rank: 2 (should be one, but I took too many classes which brought down my GPA, even though I got straight As. Go figure)
    • Other Tests (AMC, AP, IB): 5s on USH and Lang
    • Essays: thought they were pretty good; talked about how I studied Calc, chem, physics and string theory on my own
    • Teacher Recs: amazing
    • Counselor Rec: best student ever
    • Supplementary Material:
    • Hook(recruited athlete, legacy, Nobel Prize): 0.5 Mexican
    • Location: FL
    • High School Type: Private, Catholic, All-Boys, near sheer hell
    • Ethnicity: Mexicasian (Mexican and white)
    • Gender: M
    • Extracurriculars: tons of Key Club and service, president/officer of like 7 clubs; basically made the best of what I was given
    • Awards: Outstanding Key Club pres in FL (best of the best in the state, but couldn’t win top award and scholarship bc I was a junior, although I probably would’ve  ); NMSF, few community service awards; I was also chairman of project which one 1st place internationally in single service project in sophomore year
    • Advice? Commiserations? Feel like bragging?:
    omg congratulations to those who got in. To those who got deferred, don't lose hope. To the others, there are other schools where you can still be yourself and make the best of your amazing potential. Best of luck to all. omg...
  • battletopsbattletops Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member

    • SAT: 2290 (800 M, 800 W, 690 CR)
    • SAT II: 780 Math IIc, 600 BioE (only taken a quarter of bio)
    • ACT: (not taken)
    • GPA: 97.74 UW Average, 5.007 Weighted GPA (weird scale)
    • Rank: Probably 1 or 2 out of about 250
    • Other Tests (AMC, AP, IB): AP Calculus AB (5), AP Physics MechC (4), AP World History (4)
    • Essays:
      • "Something for fun" - Rubik's cube, discussed frustration
      • "Which program" - Aerospace, discussed watching the shuttle launch, MS Flight Simulator
      • "End of the world" - Hard drive died, lost thousands of photos, value of memories
      • "Something you created" - Created a computer course in Philippines for a fishing village
      • "Anything else" - Humorous essay in 3rd person about my quirks, qualities, and dreams
    • Teacher Recs:
      • Math teacher wrote one a few years ago, MIT responded by saying it was one of the best they had ever seen. She's been working on mine just as carefully.
      • World history teacher wrote one that should be excellent, but not spectacular.
    • Counselor Rec:
      • I know my counselor fairly well, and they are taking this recommendation very seriously because they haven't had someone apply to MIT in years.
    • Supplementary Material:
      • A DVD of a video I made for calculus called "Calc Slide," a spoof of "Cha Cha Slide." The DVD also had a video of one of my comedy routines for Speech & Debate.
      • First supplemental recommendation from middle school teacher that I've known for six years. It is a fantastic letter about my passion for engineering and my character.
      • Another supplemental recommendation from my professor at Bates College, discussing the course I'm taking (same as 6.001 at MIT). He compares by abilities to a junior mathematics major in the class, and says that no one else enjoys the class as much as I do.
    • Hook(recruited athlete, legacy, Nobel Prize):
      • 200 hours as volunteer computer instructor in Philippines
      • International Grand Prize for the Macworld 2008 Video Contest by IDG World Expo.
    • Location: Auburn, ME
    • High School Type: Small Public
    • Ethnicity: Filipino-American
    • Gender: Male
    • Extracurriculars:
      • Speech & Debate (9-12) - several state and national awards
      • FIRST Lego League (9-12) - volunteer coach
      • Tug of War Engineering Challenge (9-10) - captain, won research award
      • Math Team (11-12) - created the team
      • Spanish Club (11-12) - president
    • Awards:
      • Macworld 2008 Video Contest (Grand Prize)
      • NFL National Qualifier in Duo Interpretation
      • Maine State Champion in Original Works
      • Maine Student Web Design Awards (2nd Place)
      • Most Outstanding Speaker in Student Congress
      • Harvard Book Award (School)
      • RIT Computing Medal (School)
    • Advice? Commiserations? Feel like bragging?: It's gonna be a long wait...
  • DMan-eDMan-e Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member

    • SAT:2400
    • SAT II:800 Math II, 800 Physics, 760 US History
    • GPA:3.8 UW
    • Rank:Unranked
    • Other Tests (AMC, AP, IB): 5 on 2 APs (3 if you count AP Calc AB subsection)
    • Essays: Pretty good.
    • Teacher Recs: Probably very good.
    • Counselor Rec: Standard.
    [ b]Personal[/b]
    • Location: NJ
    • High School Type: Magnet
    • Ethnicity: Israeli / South Korean
    • Gender: Male
    • Extracurriculars:Founded an investment club and such, also did lots of obama campaigning
    • Awards:Stuff
    • Advice? Commiserations? Feel like bragging?: Expected deferral. No surprises. Still I got into UChicago, which I like better, so itsallgood
  • effwardeffward Registered User Posts: 79 Junior Member

    Gender: M
    Location: CA
    College Class Year: 2013
    High School: Public
    High School Type: sends many grads to top schools
    Will apply for financial aid: Yes


    GPA - Unweighted: 3.96
    GPA - Weighted: 4.70
    Class Rank: top 5 students
    Class Size: 315


    ACT: 35
    SAT II Math Level 2 (IIC): 800
    SAT II Chemistry: 780

    Teacher Rec: Both Great
    Counselor Rec: I don't know, I only talked to her once or twice, lol
    Hook: Some legacy


    Significant Extracurriculars: Robotics, Skiing, Work
    Leadership positions: Vice President of Robotics, Captain of Water Polo, Project Lead at CMU NHSGA
    Athletic Status - list sport and your level: Varsity Water Polo, Varsity Swimming, 2nd Degree Brown Belt Shotokan Karate
    Volunteer/Service Work: KEY Club, Tutoring (volunteer)
    Honors and Awards: Nation Merit Semi-Finalist, AP Scholar with Honor
    College Summer programs: Carnegie Mellon National High School Game Academy

    Comments: Sorry I didn't use the "official" formatting, my mouse is broken and I cannot highlight the text to copy it, lol
  • QuicksandslowlyQuicksandslowly Registered User Posts: 1,514 Senior Member

    • SAT: 2200 (CR: 690 M: 750 W: 760)
    • SAT II: Math IIC: 770 Chem: 660
    • ACT: Just took December one.
    • GPA: 3.9 (weird scale system in school even though I should have 4.2)
    • Rank: 4/207
    • Other Tests (AMC, AP, IB): AP Eng: 4
    • Essays: Used my QuestBridge Application; essays were pretty awesome.
    • Teacher Recs: Should be Awesome.
    • Counselor Rec: Should be Good.
    • Supplementary Material: None
    • Hook(recruited athlete, legacy, Nobel Prize):
    • Location: TX
    • High School Type: Small Public
    • Ethnicity: Chinese
    • Gender: Male
    • Extracurriculars: Number Sense, Math, Basketball, etc.
    • Awards: Couple State Number Sense awards.
    • Advice? Commiserations? Feel like bragging?: OMG! I was expecting Rejection, but there's still chance for RD!!
  • vaibhav2614vaibhav2614 Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member

    • SAT:2190(780M,690CR,720WR)
    • SAT II:(M800 Bio790 CHEM800)
    • ACT:Didnt take em
    • GPA:4.275 Weighted 4.00UW
    • Rank:3/409
    • Other Tests (AMC, AP, IB):AP Calc Bio, 5s USH 4
    [ b]Subjective[/b]
    • Essays:blah
    • Teacher Recs:blah
    • Counselor Rec:really dont know
    • Supplementary Material:none but will send some now
    • Hook(recruited athlete, legacy, Nobel Prize):none
    • Location:NJ
    • High School Type:Ghetto Public
    • Ethnicity:Indian
    • Gender:Male
    • Extracurriculars:Enough
    • Awards:Nothing special
    • Advice? Commiserations? Feel like bragging?:
  • MillhouseMillhouse Registered User Posts: 1,102 Member


    * SAT II: 800 Math II; 780 Chem; 720 Math I
    * ACT: 34 (36 math, 35 science, 34 english, 31 reading)
    * AP/IB taken/scores: Calc BC 5, Chem 5, Lit 3, USH 4, Euro 4
    * GPA weighted: 99.329
    * Rank or % estimate: 1


    * Essays: Main – Not that great (overcoming injury); Extra info – also not too great
    * Teacher Recs: Both excellent I’m sure.
    * Counselor Rec: I'm sure great
    * Supplemental Rec(s)?: None
    * Hook (if any): 4 week internship at hedge fund
    * Interview?: Yes - horrible

    * State or Country: NY
    * School Type: Public
    * Ethnicity: White
    * Gender: Male
    * Financial Aid?(Y/N): No
    * Legacy Yes/No: No
    * Recruited Yes/No: No
    * Important ECs: volunteering which ending up being focus of essay, founder of investment club... nothing great

    Other Factors (weaknesses, strengths, etc.):
    Strengths: rank, gpa, act
    Weaknesses: Leadership, White from northeast
    General Comments/Congratulations/etc: going to Wharton anyway :P
  • Brenner14Brenner14 Registered User Posts: 21 New Member

    • SAT: 2200 (800 Critical Reading, 680 Math, 720 Writing)
    • SAT II: 740 Math I, 760 Math II, 670 US History
    • ACT: n/a
    • GPA: 3.79
    • Rank: 13/319
    • Other Tests (AMC, AP, IB): AP Language - 5, AP US History - 4
    • Essays: Pretty good. I kind of sidestepped the prompt for "A Moment that Felt Like the End of the World" but I think it worked out well for me. The optional essays were killer.
    • Teacher Recs: Should be good.
    • Counselor Rec: Junk.
    • Supplementary Material: Links to films that I had produced. They're pretty good and I think they helped a lot.
    • Hook(recruited athlete, legacy, Nobel Prize): First generation college student?
    • Location: Sussex County, NJ
    • High School Type: Public. Not good.
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Male
    • Extracurriculars: FBLA, Varsity Tennis, Mock Trial Lawyer, NHS President, Yearbook, Lit Magazine, the works...
    • Awards: 8th at FBLA Nationals for Digital Video Production
    • Financial Aide?: No
    • Advice? Commiserations? Feel like bragging?: I'm happy about being deferred. I expected the worst, and now I get to head into RD with an interview under my belt as well. MIT is a tough school, and I'm proud to have gotten as far as I did. Although I would be happier posting this if I were accepted... lol
  • Cougar09Cougar09 Registered User Posts: 218 Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Deferred[/size]

    • SAT Verbal:660
    • SAT Math: 730
    • SAT Writing:720
    • SAT Total:2110
    • SAT II: Chem:770 Math II:800 Math I:800 (wanted to make up for my bad sat I math
    • ACT: Composite:34 reading:33 math:36 english:34 science:34
    • AP/IB taken/scores: Stat (5), WHAP(4), Chem(5), USAP(4), CompSci A (4), Phy B (4), Eng Lang(3) L
    • GPA weighted:….
    • GPA unweighted:4.0
    • Rank or % estimate:1/646
    • Essays: morphed them from the common app
    • Teacher Recs: Turned in two good ones plus one supplement great one
    • Counselor Rec: not bad for a couselor with over 400 students
    • Supplemental Rec(s)?:Yes from class sponsor
    • Hook (if any): No sir, I wish
    • Interview?: Yes, pretty interesting one
    • State or Country: Texas (represent!)
    • School Type:Large Public
    • Ethnicity:White
    • Gender: Male
    • Financial Aid?(Y/N): Y
    • Legacy Yes/No: No, everyone’s a longhorn in my family
    • Recruited Yes/No: No
    • Important ECs: Class President, Eagle Scout, Varsity Tennis, Cross Country, Interact Community Service Treasurer, UIL Academic V.P., Founded Ping-Pong Club, Boys State Supreme Court Justice, Yale Book Award, some other random clubs and work experience
    Other Factors (weaknesses, strengths, etc.): weakness is no hook for sure, hopefully not many people apply from Texas though

    General Comments/Congratulations/etc: I could care less, WHARTON 2013 baby!!! Congrats everyone that got in!
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