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***NORTHEASTERN REGULAR DECISION 2022 RESULTS***

TapTapRevenge3TapTapRevenge3 Registered User Posts: 24 Junior Member
Hey guys! Let's make a thread so it's easier for kids in future years to look and find them. I know it helped me last year! I found this format off of another schools page so it doesn't include NUin, so just note that if that is your case. Please only post results

[aB][asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Accepted [/color][/size][/b]
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FFA500]Decision: Deferred [/color][/size][/b]
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected [/color][/size][/b]

Applied (ED,EA,RD):

Objective:
SAT I (breakdown):
ACT (breakdown):
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 (rating 1-10, details):
Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

Teacher Rec #1:
Teacher Rec #2:
Counselor Rec:
Additional Rec:

Other

Applied for Financial Aid?:
Intended Major:
State (if domestic applicant):
Country (if international applicant):
School Type:
Ethnicity:
Gender:
Income Bracket:
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

Reflection

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

General Comments :
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Replies to: ***NORTHEASTERN REGULAR DECISION 2022 RESULTS***

  • anxiouswreckanxiouswreck Registered User Posts: 326 Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Applied (ED,EA,RD): RD

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1530 (760RW, 770M)
    ACT (breakdown): nope
    SAT II: USH 800, Math II 790, Bio E 760
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/300 (?)
    AP (place score in parenthesis): World (5), Stats (4), Macro (5), Calc AB (5), APUSH (5), Physics 1 (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): nope
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc BC, AP Psych, AP Bio, AP Lit, Latin 4
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): nothing too major
    -Dartmouth Sci Oly- 3rd place ecology
    -Harvard Sci Oly- 4th place ecology
    -Other Sci Oly states awards
    -March for Science video contest winner (+ other mini film festivals)

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    -Varsity field hockey
    -Math team (captain)
    -state math team
    -Science Olympiad
    -TEDx speaker about women in STEM
    -Founder of Arts and crafts club
    -Math (president), Science, and National Honor Society

    Job/Work Experience:
    -Math teacher on the weekends
    Volunteer/Community service:
    -coach for city field hockey and tennis programs
    -animal shelter volunteer

    Summer Activities: nothing relevant

    Essays (rating 1-10, details): my common app is pretty mediocre, 7/10

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    Teacher Rec #1: Calc/physics teacher short and sweet, 8/10
    Teacher Rec #2: APUSH teacher loves me, really nice but he had to write like 40, 7/10
    Counselor Rec: no clue, my GCs get switched around a lot, maybe 7/10?
    Additional Rec: nope

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: yes, got $18k merit too
    Intended Major: Environmental Science
    State (if domestic applicant): NH
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: public
    Ethnicity: don't want to give myself away- Eastern European
    Gender: female
    Income Bracket: middle class
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): nah bruh

    Reflection

    Strengths: GPA, focus on Women in STEM
    Weaknesses: essay, SAT (no Honors College :()
    Why you think you were accepted: probably my GPA pulled me through
    Where else were you accepted: So far accepted into UVM, UConn, and UNH (deferred from Harvard)

    General Comments : I am shocked! So many bright kids are getting waitlisted or rejected in place of superstars that most likely applied to NEU as a "safety" without caring much (as many of my friends did). Northeastern needs to clean up their act and start finding the students that care!
  • koyfish1koyfish1 Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    @anxiouswreck congrats!! I've seen you in the NU threads the past few months and remembered your username lol glad to hear that you got in!!
  • eulerspythoneulerspython Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Applied (ED,EA,RD): RD, WAITLISTED

    Objective:
    ACT (breakdown): 33 Composite, 34 Superscore. Highest subsections: 31M, 32R, 35W, 36S
    SAT II: 740 Literature, 720 Chem, 740 Math II
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.99 (One A- in a Harvard Extension School calculus class)
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
    AP (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: US History, World History, Calc-Based Physics1 (Dual Enrollment), Statistics(DE), World Cultures Seminar (DE), Calc-Based Physics 2 (DE), Chemistry for Science and Engineering 2 (DE), Calculus 2 (DE)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/A



    Subjective:


    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):

    Speech and Debate Freshman-Senior:
    ● Multiple top-10 rankings at Regional and Nationwide Speech and Debate tournaments, including
    --- 3rd place in Extemporaneous Speaking at the Regional Championship
    --- 1st at a Regional Qualifying tournament, and
    --- 3rd Place Policy Debate Speaker at a Nationwide Tournament.
    ● (Coached some debate)

    Girls Who Code Junior-Senior:
    ● Summer Immersion Program 2016 (graduation speaker)
    ● Presented Summer Immersion Program project at Amazon Web Services Re:Invent Conference 2016
    ● Girls Who Code Hackathon at the National Governors Association
    ● (Volunteer, Girls Who Code Club Harvard)

    Classical Ballet Age5-Sophomore:
    ● Multiple lead roles at home studio
    ● Accepted by audition to summer intensive


    Job/Work Experience:
    Research Assistant, MacLean Hospital Biological Psychiatry Lab (Summer 2016)
    ●Assisted in updating images in a computerized tool for measuring body image perception

    Adult and Accessible Sailing Instructor (Summer 2017)
    ● Created & executed disability-specific lesson plans for individuals w/ sensory, cognitive, or physical impairment
    ● Modified sailboats to meet individual needs
    ● Partnered with Special Olympics of Massachusetts for weekly practice and annual sailing regatta
    ● Taught group and individual on-the-water classes
    ● Led onshore drills in knot tying, rigging, and points of sail
    ● Assisted with Hoyer lift transfers

    Robotic Sailing Instructor
    ● Developed curricula for basic programming and electrical engineering principles necessary to control an autonomous sailboat
    ● Taught 15-20 person classes for ages 14-17 and ages 18+
    ● Facilitated online coursework
    ● Led chalk-talks, programming exercises, and on-the-water drills


    Volunteer/Community service:
    Summer Activities:
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):


    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: English Professor from Freshman and Sophomore year (Presumaby a 8-10, had a great relationship with the professor and helped compile debate guidlines for her classroom debates even after I stopped taking classes with her. Didn't have a more recent English teacher because homeschooled and exhausted English classes at community college by the end of Sophomore year)

    Teacher Rec #2: Chemistry Professor from Junior year (Presumably an 8-10, had a great relationship with the professor. Went to office hours, participated in class, did well in Lab, had a 95+ exam average, and was exempt from taking the final)

    Counselor Rec:
    Additional Rec: Employer who has two degrees from NEU, worked very closely together for robotic sailing instruction, presumably a 9-10)



    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Computer Engineering
    State (if domestic applicant): Massachusetts
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Homeschool
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: Lower-Middle
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):


    Reflection

    Strengths: Had complete control over my curriculum, so everything in my courseload was something I chose. Started taking dual-enrollment classes freshman year.
    Weaknesses: Maybe not enough AP scores?
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Maybe they don't like homeschoolers and/or didn't know what to do with me?
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:
    Accepted:
    ● Clark University
    ● Georgia Tech (Accepted EA)
    ● University of Alabama (Presidential Scholarship)
    ● University of Massachusetts Lowell (Commonwealth Scholarship, Accepted EA)
    ● University of Rochester (Dean's Scholarship, Applied RD & Accepted in February)
    ● University of Virginia (Accepted EA)
    ● Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Presidential Scholarship, Accepted EAII)

    Deferred:
    ● Harvard

    Rejected:
    ● N/A

    General Comments :
  • bruiserschmittbruiserschmitt Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    edited March 14
    Decision: Waitlist

    Applied (ED,EA,RD): RD

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 760M, 760E
    SAT II: 780MII, 730C (didn't send)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0UW
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Ranked by decile, top 10%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Human Geography (5), English Lang (5)
    Senior Year Course Load: APs - Physics I, Chem, Music Theory, Calculus BC, Art History. Others are honors orchestra, engineering, and choir.
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): qualified to attend international Russian Olympiad, couldn't attend. Don't know if this is considered major, it mostly just sounds good.

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars: lots of music stuff mixed with electronics. Played piano at Carnegie Hall, have done a lot of district/regional music festivals. Run a YouTube channel that posts classical music with scores, wrote programs to automate most of the process.

    Essays (rating 1-10, details): Common App was okay, maybe a 6/10. Really should've spent more time revising, no real issues, but I don't think I conveyed myself that well.

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    Teacher Rec #1: Orchestra teacher - 7/10, pretty close, puts a lot of trust in me.
    Teacher Rec #2: Engineering teacher - 9/10, did extremely well in class, probably got maybe 2 questions wrong total over two years. Did a lot of extension of what we were doing in the class, knows I am passionate about engineering.
    Counselor Rec: Probably pretty cookie-cutter. The first time people in my school have contact with counselors (besides getting in expelled) is to write the rec lmao. Probably just reformatted my resume into paragraphs.
    Additional Rec: N/A

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    State (if domestic applicant): PA
    School Type: Public

    Reflection: Maybe a little surprised based on previous years' threads, I thought my stats alone gave me a decent shot. Not really bummed, I really liked Northeastern on a surface level, but when I joined online groups with the student body I really didn't feel like I would be a good fit.
  • nyclikanyclika Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    [aB][asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Accepted [/color][/size][/b]

    Accepted for NUin!

    Applied (ED,EA,RD): EA (deferred)

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1410 (730 M, 680 CR), 22/24 on the essay
    ACT (breakdown): Did not submit
    SAT II: 730 (US History), 740 (Math 1)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 98 W/100
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 30/1100
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP World (3), APUSH (5), AP Lang (3)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc BC, AP Lit, AP Physics 2, AP Gov, Physical Education/Health, Band
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): NHS, AP Scholar (they're pretty common), and I got an improvised solo award at a national music competition

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Jazz Band (section leader), Jazz Combo (section leader), Orchestra (section leader), NHS Executive Board (Secretary), Quiz Bowl, Physics Club, and All-City Orchestra
    Job/Work Experience: N/A
    Volunteer/Community service: I've been volunteering at a local nursing home for the past 7 years
    Summer Activities: various unpaid internships and programs for law, STEM, and the arts
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 9/10, it was about my ancestry and how it made me a more powerful and aware individual.
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: It was from my AP Lang teacher and I never saw it, but I'm assuming it's around a 9/10.
    Teacher Rec #2: It was from my Honors Physics teacher from last year and she showed me it. 8/10.
    Counselor Rec: I never saw it, but my counselor likes me and we're close so I'd say around a 7/10.
    Additional Rec: N/A

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Management Information Systems
    State (if domestic applicant): NY
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Large Public
    Ethnicity: White/Middle Eastern
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: I'd prefer not to say.
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Uncommon major?

    Reflection

    Strengths: EC's, my Common App essay
    Weaknesses: SAT score
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I honestly don't know. I feel that my stats are on the lower side for NEU and there were so many qualified candidates getting rejected.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: I haven't been rejected anywhere yet, but I got into the University at Buffalo, University at Albany, Penn State UP, Rutgers NB, Stony Brook University, Binghamton University, Baruch College, SUNY New Paltz, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, College of Staten Island, Queens College, and Northeastern University. I'm still waiting on Columbia, Barnard, Cornell, UPenn, Boston University, and Macaulay Honors College.

    General Comments: I'm still shocked that I got in! I was honestly expecting a rejection, but I'm pleasantly surprised by the outcome!
  • UCSDfan1007UCSDfan1007 Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    Applied (ED,EA,RD): RD, but for Spring 2019 :(

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1450; 780 math, 670 reading. Didn't study, not that that matters.
    ACT (breakdown): 32. Don't know specific section scores atm. Didn't study for this either, not that that matters.
    SAT II: 760 Chem, 710 US, 700 World (didn't send any of these)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.6 (at the end of junior year)
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A (school doesn't do ranking)
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Macro, AP Bio, AP Statistics, AP Lit, AP Comp Gov, AP Italian
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Honors Society, National Italian Honors Society, AP Scholar w/ Distinction. Nothing too special.

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Model Congress (I have like a mid-level position here), Forensics Speech and Debate, Varsity Swim (Division I, idk if that means anything), IQ Club, DECA
    Job/Work Experience: Worked for parents (bookkeeping and data entry type stuff) and landscaping for friends. I also have my own online business that I recently created selling clothing and such. At the time I submitted my app, it had been running for 3 months and made about $5K in revenues (not enough to pay for NEU, but yeah).
    Volunteer/Community service: None. I'm selfish, aren't I?
    Summer Activities: College coursework at a local state university. I took 12 credits, one of which was a 400s (college senior level) course.
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): I wrote my common app essay in one day, so that's that.
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: AP Chem. I think it was probably pretty good since I had a really good relationship with this teacher.
    Teacher Rec #2: AP Euro. She gave me an idea of what she wrote; I thought it would give admissions a unique perspective on how I approach education, etc. Presumed 10/10.
    Counselor Rec: No clue. Let's just say 7.5/10.
    Additional Rec:

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major: Biochem
    State (if domestic applicant): NY
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Large public and very competitive.
    Ethnicity: Half Asian, half white.
    Gender: M
    Income Bracket: >$500,000/yr.
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None. The system's against me. Lol.

    Reflection

    Strengths: My schedule is the most rigorous possible at my hs and I have a lot of ECs. My essay and recs were also pretty good I think; they gave a pretty unique "inside look" at who I am.
    Weaknesses: Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: My midyear report was HORRIBLE. I'm known to be the kind of guy who takes all the Honors/APs and somehow does it without studying. Senior year, however, was horrible. I had two F's on my midyear report and a C+; the rest were A's. I'm surprised I even got accepted.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Stony Brook University, NYU.

    General Comments: I'M PRETTY SURPRISED. WAS NOT EXPECTING ACCEPTANCES ANYWHERE REALLY BECAUSE OF MY HORRENDOUS MIDYEAR REPORT. BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE!
  • Texasstudent827Texasstudent827 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    [aB][asize=4][acolor=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected [/color][/size][/b]

    Applied (ED,EA,RD): RD

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): -
    ACT (breakdown): 33 superscore (34 eng, 32 math, 33 Reading, 31 science
    SAT II: -
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.25 (3.36 after first sen. Strong upward trend)
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): just outside top 25%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): World History, US History, AP Bio, AP Econ, AP Gov, DE English 3 & 4, lots of pre-ap
    IB (place score in parenthesis): -
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Gov, AP Econ, AP Bio, Pre-Ap precalc
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    DECA ICDC (12)
    Subjective: Extreme upward grade trend (2.5 gpa fresh year), personalcircumstances let to it, mentioned in essay.

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Model UN (12)
    DECA (12) ran very successful business
    Speech and Debate (12)
    XC (10-11)
    Job/Work Experience: -
    Volunteer/Community service: nothing special
    Summer Activities: -
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8, talked about his no overcame major obstacle and started improving through an extended metaphor.
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: 9-10/10, teacher really liked me and knew circumstances.
    Teacher Rec #2: 7-8/10, teacher liked me and had me for 2 years but no really strong relationship
    Counselor Rec: 7, really liked me but is really new and doesn't know what to do really.
    Additional Rec: -

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Poli Sci + Business admin
    State (if domestic applicant): Texas
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: white/middle eastern
    Gender: male
    Income Bracket: less than 50k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): first gen

    Reflection

    Strengths: test score, ran very successful business
    Weaknesses: Freshman year (was bottom quarter freshman year), and late ECs
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: GPA
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:
    Accepted: U of H, UTD (scholarship), Baylor (scholarship), A&M (blinn team, business school was full in Oct I applied Jan).
    Rejected: UT (CAP)
    Waiting on: BU, BC, OXY, USC, Rice, Cornell, UChicago

    General Comments : I know list was top heavy for reaches but I was hoping they'd overlook freshman year GPA and look at improvement. Also, parents wouldn't let me go anywhere but U of H unless it was a reach or cheaper (UTD would be cheaper than commuting to U of H). Not expecting any more acceptances but Oxy, BC, BU acceptance would be a nice surprise lol.
  • koyfish1koyfish1 Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    [aB][asize=4][acolor=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected [/color][/size][/b]

    Applied (ED,EA,RD): RD

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): didn't send
    ACT (breakdown): 35 (36R, 36E, 36S, 34M) in one sitting
    SAT II: didn't send
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 2.9
    Weighted GPA: 3.5
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): school doesn't report
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Computer Science (haven't taken test yet)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Computer Science, honors anatomy/physiology, honors literature and psychology, honors psychology and sociology, radio board, choir-opera
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National merit commended student, Illinois state scholar

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    - Played piano since I was 7
    - Been in multiple different choirs since I was in first grade, most recently sung at the Kennedy Center in D.C.
    - Many school plays/musicals
    - DJ and board member for my high school's radio station since sophomore year
    - Model UN freshman and sophomore year
    - Cantor at local church
    Job/Work Experience:
    - Mariano's (Barista and worked at smoothie bar, May - December 2016 )
    - Park District (Beach attendant/lifeguard, last summer and this coming summer)
    - Cantor at local church (Alto, September 2016 - now)
    - Local candy shop (cashier/I help with little kids' parties, December 2017 - now)
    - Nannying/babysitting (April 2013 - now)
    Volunteer/Community service:
    - Volunteered locally for Habitat for Humanity, Feed my Starving Children, Quilts Across America, Misericordia, etc. (not a lot, probably a total of 75-100 hours)
    - Last year I did a big project on the role music plays in long-term memory where I went to local nursing homes and played piano for them, I talked to the residents and played their old favorite songs (probably total of 50 hours)
    - I tutored middle school kids on spelling and English for free for a little (probably a total of 25 hours)
    Summer Activities:
    - working literally all the time
    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    - Nothing super notable, I had a bunch of people edit it, including my dad who's an author. 8.5/10

    Teacher Rec #1: English teacher I had last year, should be good, 8/10
    Teacher Rec #2: none
    Counselor Rec: should be fine, he likes me but we don't have a particularly close relationship, 7/10
    Additional Rec: none

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    Intended Major: nursing
    State (if domestic applicant): IL
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: public
    Ethnicity: white
    Gender: female
    Income Bracket: $50k-75k/yr
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none

    Reflection

    Strengths: essays, letter of continued interest, ACT, significant improvement in grades senior year
    Weaknesses: GPA, downward trend in grades (not including senior year), extracurriculars
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: there were so many qualified applicants this year and Northeastern was going to be a pretty big reach for me either way, but considering the increase in applications and the over-enrollment last year, I didn't really expect much.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:
    Accepted to:
    - Indiana Univeristy
    - University of Iowa
    - Loyola University Chicago
    - Depaul
    - Michigan Tech

    Denied from:
    - UIUC
    - Northeastern

    Waitlisted:
    - University of Pittsburgh
  • stephhhh1881stephhhh1881 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Applied (ED,EA,RD): RD, Accepted!

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): First time: 1400- 690 RW 710 Math Second Time: 1550- 750 RW 800 Math (
    ACT (breakdown):
    SAT II: 730 Math II, 790 Chinese with Listening, 690 Literature (didn't send)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.3 (we are only told our weighted GPA)
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP European History (4), AP Mandarin (5), AP Language and Composition (5), AP World History (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):----
    Senior Year Course Load: Anatomy and Physiology, AP Psychology, AP Human Geography, AP US History II (APUSH is a two year course at my school), AP Calc BC, AP Literature and Composition
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Commended Student, AP Scholar with Honors, Marketing Award at my high school... nothing that really stood out

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Girl Up, Key Club, Orphanage Club, Environmental Club, School Newspaper (news editor), volunteer tutor at school in 10th grade, volunteer tutor at library 12th grade
    Job/Work Experience: Worked as a tutor for students in my apartment building in 9th and 10th grade
    Volunteer/Community service: volunteer tutor at school in 10th grade, volunteer tutor at library 12th grade
    Summer Activities: Nothing that really stood out
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8? I wrote about how moving back to America from another country after 6 years for junior year affected me
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): 8.5-9/10? I asked teachers who knew me very well and I had them as my teacher last year and this year

    Teacher Rec #1: History teacher. She taught me in APUSH both years and was my stand in teacher when my WHAP teacher went on maternity leave 9/10
    Teacher Rec #2: Honors Biology/Current Anatomy teacher. I think we had a pretty good relationship 9/10
    Counselor Rec: We talk a lot about college and because I moved to a new school junior year she was always checking up on me 9/10
    Additional Rec: Honors Marketing teacher. I loved her. She made me want to major in marketing and she gave me the marketing award at the underclassmen awards assembly. 10/10

    Other
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes, received 12k merit
    Intended Major: Marketing
    State (if domestic applicant): NJ
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Small public school, around 200 people in our class
    Ethnicity: Chinese
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: ----
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none

    Reflection

    Strengths: SAT Score, recommendations, showed uptrend in grades and class rigor
    Weaknesses: GPA, didn't take many honors and AP classes as a freshman and sophomore, ECs (I transferred schools so I couldn't continue with clubs that I was in freshman and sophomore year)

    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
    I think because I was an international student for 6 years in Asia, they thought I would have a good global perspective which is good for business majors. Nothing from my application significantly stood out besides that I think. Also, by moving junior year (even though I didn't want to) and showing improved grades, shows my ability to thrive even though I had to go through such a change for junior year. This may not have been the only reason I was accepted but it may have made my application stand out. This doesn't apply to many other students so I don't know how useful this information will be.

    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:
    Accepted:
    Rutgers- New Brunswick (Honors with 13k scholarship and because I'm in-state, I only have to pay for housing)
    UMass Amherst (Honors with 19k scholarship)
    Seton Hall University (Honors program was separate application and I didn't apply after finding out that I got into Rutgers)
    Haven't heard back from a majority of my schools so I haven't been rejected anywhere as of now :)

    General Comments :
    The application process is so random at times. I saw high stats and good ECs from other applicants who were rejected from the same schools that I got into. I thought that many of them were more qualified than me and yet I was accepted and they were rejected. So anyone who didn't get the decision they wanted shouldn't feel too bad because I'm sure you'll end up at a great school that you'll love!

    Also, don't be afraid to apply even if you feel intimidated by the stats of people who got in before. It doesn't hurt to apply and if you don't try, you may regret it in the long run

    Good luck to everyone else!
  • ShibalnuShibalnu Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    edited March 14
    Decision: Accepted

    Applied (ED,EA,RD): RD

    Objective:

    SAT I (breakdown): N/A
    ACT (breakdown): 32 C (30 E, 30 M, 36 R, 33 S)
    SAT II: N/A
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.7
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Does Not Rank
    AP (place score in parenthesis): APES (5), APUSH (3), APLang (3), Psych (4). Did not report Calc AB
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: Leadership, Civics, Contemporary World Problems, AP Chemistry, AP Calc BC, Anatomy & Physiology, Biomedical Engineering, World Literature and Analytic Composition, Health
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None


    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    -3 Years National Honors Society
    -Link Crew Leader (Lead freshman and transfer students to get them accustomed to our school)
    -Master Scuba Diver certified by PADI, the highest non-professional level. Have been diving since I was 10, the youngest you can be certified.
    -Internship with Waste Management
    -Conducted own Research in Senior and Junior years

    Job/Work Experience:
    -Fast Food. During Senior year, average 25 hours a week.

    Volunteer/Community service:
    Volunteered at a food sorting organization since I was 6. We sort food into smaller packages which then get sent to food banks across Western Washington

    Summer Activities:
    3-week service project to the Dominican Republic to build houses, schools, farms, and clean water filtration.

    Essays (rating 1-10, details): Looking back, my common app essay is a bit unorganized. Talks about what I was like in elementary school and shows how I'm still that passionate and energetic but how I have also matured (7/10).

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    Teacher Rec #1: APES Teacher from Sophomore year. He’s a bit disorganized, but he see’s me as a hard working and fun student. (8/10)
    Teacher Rec #2: APLang Teacher from Junior year, who also taught me in 10th grade Honors English. Loves me as a person and has seen me grow in what I consider one of my weakest subjects. Went from getting a B- in her class Sophomore year to getting A’s during Junior year. (9/10)

    Counselor Rec: Go to a small school with only about 150 in my graduating class so counselor knew me by name. I've also done many school events like info and curriculum night, so they've seen my help around. (9/10)


    Other:

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes, received $30,000 Northeastern Achievement Award
    Intended Major: Health Sciences
    State (if domestic applicant): Washington State
    Country (if international applicant): N/A
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Multiracial (Asian and White)
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: $175k+
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): N/A


    Reflection:

    Strengths: Not completely sure, possibly difficult course load throughout high school? Great recommendations (I’m assuming) and maybe unique extracurriculars?
    Weaknesses: GPA, Test Scores
    Why you think you were accepted: I’m fortunate in that my high school is one of the best in the country (according to US. News if that means anything?) and so I’ve had a pretty rigorous curriculum in high school that they may have thought would mean I could handle the work at Northeastern. Also possibly because I have some unique extracurriculars like scuba diving and going to the Dominican Republic.
    Where else were you accepted:
    -Washington State University
    -University of Washington
    -Deferred from Duke in ED
    -Waiting on Stanford, Duke (for RD this time), USC, Northwestern, Boston U, NYU, U of Rochester


    General Comments: Pleasantly surprised that I made it in! After seeing how many great individuals either were Rejected or Waitlisted I didn’t think I was going to make the cut. Very grateful to be accepted into one of my top schools!
  • shafthalfshafthalf Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    ACCEPTED NU:IN
    ACT (breakdown): two tests scoring 31, a 33 superscore (33english, 32reading, 30math, 35science)
    SAT II: none
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.55
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): barely top quartile
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 4 euro, 5 apush 5 psych 5 English language
    IB (place score in parenthesis): unavailable at my school
    Senior Year Course Load: light, only 2 aps and 2 fluff classes
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): qualified for CA state parliamentary debate, boys state nominee

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): debate captain, aquatic sports captain, founded political debate club at my school and am president
    Job/Work Experience:none
    Volunteer/Community service:minimal
    Summer Activities:none
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): about my extracurriculars and current state of political discourse. It was good writing, but lackluster in terms of subject mattter


    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: yes, but i dont see any which is bizarre cause my fafsa efc in 6000
    Intended Major: political Communication combined major
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    School Type: parochial
    Ethnicity: half asian and half white
    Gender: male
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): first gen college

    Reflection

    Strengths:
    Weaknesses: my GPA
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: accepted smu, drake

  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 14,004 Senior Member
    @anxiouswreck
    Northeastern needs to clean up their act and start finding the students that care!
    A 97% freshman retention rate and 87% six year graduation rate show that they are successful in finding applicants who care.
  • Wolfson9900Wolfson9900 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    [aB][asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Accepted [/color][/size][/b]

    Applied (ED,EA,RD): RD

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): N/A
    ACT (breakdown): 33 (36 R 36 E 30 M 30 S)
    SAT II: N/A
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.6 (4.8 W)
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    AP (place score in parenthesis): World History (3) Psych (5) US History (4) Eng Lang (4) Human Geo (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Eng Lit, AP Macro, AP Calc AB, AP US Gov, and Dual enrollment Finance, Microeconomics, Marketing, Philosophy, Business Calculus, and Statistics (I graduate with an AA Degree alongside a HS Diploma)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Job/Work Experience: Interned for over a year at a business incubator/accelerator as a consultant, ran the family business which is a small international supply chain firm since I was 14, mentored at a social entrepreneurship program at my local university, played varsity soccer 9th and 10th, Played club soccer during the same period, bodybuilding and powerlifitng seriously 11th and 12th (I coach 6 varsity athletes)

    Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer Marketing Consultant for local non profit (won an award for my work which they actually used for their latest campaign), volunteer youth soccer coach, volunteered at random events for my school, volunteered for the Miami Book Fair International, and other random things here and there

    Summer Activities: Working for the business accelerator and my family business
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): Most people who read it got the chills so I’ll say 9/10
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: US History/Gov and Macro Teacher 7/10; though he did refer to me as one of the smartest students he ever taught, it felt a little generic for me
    Teacher Rec #2: Lit/Lang Teacher 8/10;
    Counselor Rec: 9/10
    Additional Rec: Supervisor from the incubator/accelerator programs 10/10; a glowing letter about my business prowess and grit

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Economics and Business
    State (if domestic applicant): FL
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Small Public
    Ethnicity: Latino
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket:
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM

    Reflection

    Strengths: I'd say my essay and extracurriculars
    Weaknesses: I felt like my GPA and scores on the math and science section of the ACT were a bit low for B-School.
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: My experiences working with all sorts of businesses coupled with the perspective my journey as an immigrant has fortunately endowed me with, among other things.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:

    Accepted: UF, FIU

    Waiting on 13 more schools

    General Comments : Excited to potentially be part of the pack over in Boston.
  • exselsior123exselsior123 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    edited March 15
    Decision: Accepted

    Applied (ED,EA,RD): EA (Deferred, then accepted in RD)

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): N/A
    ACT (breakdown): 33 (first take)
    SAT II: 800 Math II, 690 Physics (both first take)
    Weighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.4 (Senior year => 4.0 Weighted GPA)
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    AP (place score in parenthesis): took 4 APs in Science and English
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: All classes in dual-enrolled local college
    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Founder of CS & Cybersecurity club and a coding event in my community
    Job/Work Experience: Internships in the summer
    Volunteer/Community service: Teen leader at local nonprofit.
    Summer Activities: Program at MIT, Interned at a company and took part in a programming fellowship, Published Research project.
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 10. Spent the whole summer writing it.
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): 7 (Good recommendations from college professors but ok recommendation from high school teacher).

    Teacher Rec #1: Stat Teacher
    Teacher Rec #2: English Prof
    Counselor Rec: From head of guidance since I missed a year of school due to illness.
    Additional Rec: Research advisor

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major: CS & CE
    State (if domestic applicant): MA
    School Type: Suburban Public School
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: Middle Class
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Researcher, programmer

    Reflection:
    I feel blessed to have gotten a lot of great guidance and advice from my research adviser, former guidance counselor (who passed away last year), family, and administrators/teachers who believed in me. My brother also had a "low" GPA and got into an Ivy League school by creating his own opportunities and being very resourceful. Remember, the schools or grades that you get into don't define who you are. I did a lot of activities that are deemed as not helpful for getting into elite schools. For example, I wrote a lot of code and published it online, didn't play any varsity sports, missed a year out of school due to illness and to take care of my family situation, spent two years in therapy. I got nearly straight B's in my freshman year of high school and was lucky to create my own opportunities through reaching out to local professors and software engineers who mentored me. I've also gotten some C's in my term grades and almost failed Latin. Overall, I've been able to get great opportunities in CS and beyond despite my "low" GPA due to my resilience, character, and resourcefulness. Most importantly, I think developing strong friendships is very important for succeeding and surviving in high school.

    Strengths: Research and Awards in CS
    Weaknesses: GPA, missing a year of school
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I had poor grades in my freshman year and significantly improved in sophomore, junior, and senior year in high school while taking a maximum courseload.
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Accepted to lower tier schools like UMass and some liberal arts schools. Still waiting to hear back from some other schools. Northeastern has a really good co-op program so I most likely will attend except if I miraculously get accepted to my dream school,

    General Comments : Focus on getting a good GPA and being well-rounded in areas that you are truly passionate. Definitely take some courses at a local college if you have skipped some grade(s) in math or science and are passionate in those subjects.
  • musicandsciencemusicandscience Registered User Posts: 157 Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted
    Applied: RD

    Objective:

    SAT I (breakdown): Didn't send
    ACT (breakdown): 34C 36R 36W 29M 34S
    SAT II: Not too hot so I didn't send
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 96.9/100 UW
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 14/526
    AP (place score in parenthesis):N/A (my school only offered honors classes ((all of which I took)) and Dual Enrollment ((of which I took 3)) )
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Nothing huge... 20+ Science Olympiad medals. thats pretty much it.

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Science Olympiad (President, and Team Captain)-- 20+ medals on the invitational, regional, and state level
    Volunteer in Emergency Room at Local Hospital 12 grade
    Selected for EMT Training Program at school.. on track to be a certified Basic Life Support Provider by May
    Middle School Mentor- Selected by faculty to be a tutor and adjunct homeroom leader for middle school. 12th Grade
    Religious Education Teacher- Selected for community outreach program to teach religious ed to 1st grade students 10-12th grade
    Hospital Volunteer-- summer 11th Grade
    Missionary in Lourdes, France 12th grade
    Elite Choir (Senior Leader)- Recording Artist on 6+ School Albums 9-12th grade
    Worship Band (Senior Leader)- Lead Vocalist 10-12th grade
    Freshman Retreat Leader- selected to run, organize, and speak at retreats run for underclassmen.. 11th grade
    Job/Work Experience:
    Intern (Unpaid) for a Non Profit promoting Educational Equity-- summer 11th grade
    Volunteer/Community service:
    Volunteer in Emergency Room at Local Hospital 12 grade
    Middle School Mentor- Selected by faculty to be a tutor and adjunct homeroom leader for middle school. 12th Grade
    Religious Education Teacher- Selected for community outreach program to teach religious ed to 1st grade students 10-12th grade
    Hospital Volunteer-- summer 11th Grade
    Missionary in France 12th grade
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): Common App- 7/10 I think I've read it too many times to be a fair judge.
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): Didn't read but i chose really great teachers who i had great relationships with outside and inside the classroom for my recs and was very thorough in my bio for my counselor's rec so probably avg 8/10 for recs
    LOR Rank (1-10): see above
    Interview:N/A

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major and College: Behavioral Neuroscience
    State (if domestic applicant): NY
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Catholic
    Ethnicity: White/Hispanic
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: >100k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM, First generation college

    Reflection

    Strengths: Hooks, great ECs, ACT score
    Weaknesses: Common App Essay, no SAT Subject tests, GPA
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think I owe it all to their holistic admissions process. I feel like admissions really considered who i am as a whole person and placed equal weight on every aspect of my application
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Accepted to scranton, fordham, loyola MD, UNC Chapel Hill (OOS), and some others

    General Comments :
    Congratulations to all! still cannot believe I got in wow. To anyone reading this, all of us here on CC tend to fall into the trap of letting college define us. your future is what YOU make of it. all of you will thrive no matter what. just believe in yourself and your own ability to achieve amazing things
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