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Please post your stats, regradless of Olin's decision.

kamankaman 39 replies10 threads Junior Member
edited March 2008 in Olin College
That will help next years's pool.
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  • lilreeldancerlilreeldancer 13 replies2 threads New Member
    Invited! =]

    ACT: 35 (36 superscored)
    GPA: 4.5 weighted (4.0 unweighted)
    Extra-Cirrics: Student Council, Track, Cross Country, Dance, Quiz Bowl, NHS, Peer mentoring
    Essays: not so bad?

    I am probably forgetting something important. but yay. Hope to see ya'll at CW (march 7-8)
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  • mathwizmathwiz 2190 replies165 threads Senior Member
    lilreeldancer,

    You are great, see you at CW and hopefully next year.
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  • lilreeldancerlilreeldancer 13 replies2 threads New Member
    Thanks, Mathwiz.

    I'm pumped!
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  • kevin63138kevin63138 485 replies60 threads Member
    Nevermind....

    *whistles innocently*
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  • crazyyakcrazyyak 53 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Hey guys,
    I'm going to suggest that you not post your SAT scores... It might "help" next year's pool in some ways, but Olin really looks at much more than test scores. Your personal qualities and passions matter a lot. And at CW and later, they don't even look at your academic record any more; it's all about whether you and Olin fit. If you guys really need to compare scores, I would suggest that you do it in private messages or something. This really isn't the place. I don't mean to be a downer or anything; just enjoy yourselves and don't worry about SATs any more. :) Feel free to disagree; it's just my 2 cents.

    Molly '09
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  • kevin63138kevin63138 485 replies60 threads Member
    Molly, I know that's what counts it's just that we're so nervous about getting an invite and I want to know if I have any grounds. (Well, that's why I asked anyway).

    I hope I do get to CW so I don't have to worry about scores anymore!
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  • crazyyakcrazyyak 53 replies2 threads Junior Member
    It's cool. I remember how you feel. Good luck. :)
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  • lilreeldancerlilreeldancer 13 replies2 threads New Member
    Good point, Molly.

    Just getting caught up in the excitement. I'm really anxious for cw.
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  • melmanmelman 53 replies19 threads Junior Member
    Molly, it's perspectives like yours that highlight why Olin is so special. Thank you.
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  • kevin63138kevin63138 485 replies60 threads Member
    ^ Agreed...That's one of the reasons I love Olin so much!
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  • zhbrasszhbrass 7 replies0 threads New Member
    Invited and excited! (top 5 best days of my life)

    GPA 3.5 unweighted
    Recommendations: I assume good, I picked teachers that really loved me

    Extracurriculars: math team, AIME, National Art and French Honor Societies, Environmental Club, Jewish youth group, Junior Statesmen of America (HUGE cabinet position), iPod repair, Intern for NY times technology columnist

    Essays: Again, relatively, I'm not sure, but I put as much Olin enthusiasm as I could possibly stuff in there :-)

    I also submitted a DVD portfolio of some of my NY times work

    I think it was my extracurrics and DVD that got me in (mixed in with a little Olin spirit)

    I LOVE OLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • auronaaurona 190 replies12 threads Junior Member
    Invited! :D:D (<-- I don't particularly like that emoticon on CC, but it's my favorite character-wise)

    My stats, modeled off zhbrass's:

    GPA 3.9 Unweighted
    Recommendations: I asked my Calc and Physics teachers, who supposedly write good recs.

    Extracurriculars: Science Olympiad (captain), DDR Club (co-founder), hospital volunteer (260+ hours), JV Track and Field, ARML, ACSL, club soccer, blogging, eating, etc.

    Essays: My passion = blogging, and I tied in some of my other hobbies. For the Why Olin essay, I related Olin to the Free Parking space on the Monopoly board... do any of you remember Olin's Free Parking poster? I really took the poster to heart, and I do suspect that the essay gave me a little boost in the application process.

    So overall? I think my essays gave me the biggest push.

    <3 I LOVE OLIN TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Core2ExtremistCore2Extremist 7 replies0 threads New Member
    6:45pm + no package = rejected :'(

    ACT: 33 (34 superscored)
    GPA: 4.61 weighted (3.86 unweighted) [IB Diploma Candidate]
    Extra-Cirrics: Boy Scouts of America, Anime Club, NHS, FIRST Robotics Team Captain and Lead Programmer
    Awards: (the best ones) Masonic Achievement Award (top overall male junior), 2-time USA Biology Olympiad Semifinalist, Eagle Scout and Silver Palm, 7 weeks of semiconductor laser research and 3-time IB Student of the Semester award.

    Not really an award, but I took Calculus III last semester and Differential Equations this semester which is pretty good.

    Essays: My English teacher said they were two of the best he's ever seen.

    I guess I didn't stand out... I probably just came across as your standard smart kid despite my best efforts to bring out my scouting and mountaineering passions.

    As I posted in another thread, congratulations to everyone who got in. From the two profiles you guys posted I see why I didn't get accepted... better luck next time? Oh wait... there isn't one.
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  • lilreeldancerlilreeldancer 13 replies2 threads New Member
    Aurona, you have a DDR club?

    thats sweet!
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  • auronaaurona 190 replies12 threads Junior Member
    Yeeeupp! It took almost 2 years to get the plan approved (not sure why), but we've been playing and having a blast in general this school year. So, does the "Dance" you included in your extra-currics include DDR? :D
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  • zhbrasszhbrass 7 replies0 threads New Member
    Oh, aurona, we MUST ddr it up at CW, which one are U going to?

    I can B max 300 on standard (I use stepmania)
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  • TritiumKnightTritiumKnight 1687 replies10 threads Member
    Uh...no mail from the UPS guy so...yea..Rejected

    GPA: 3.9 UW, 4.56 W
    SAT: 690R, 760 M, 570 W Essay 11
    ACT: 32, Essay 10
    ECs: Various academic competitions, Math Club, Chem Club
    Recs: Average - Good
    Essays: Below Average - Horrible
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  • pchan406pchan406 30 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @ aurona&zhbrass:
    sorry to stray a bit from the intent of the forum, but, uh..... if theres any ddr-ing going on at CW (feb 29/mar1), i am so there, although i am ridiculously horrible, haha...
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  • Eravial08Eravial08 437 replies27 threads Member
    Invited!!!

    GPA UW: 3.9ish, W: 4.3ish
    Top 3%

    SAT (what Olin saw, not most recent): 730CR, 770M, 750W

    ECs: Decent, founded GSA, competitive horseback riding/rodeo, president of political club, trombone
    Recs: Very good, specific
    Essays: pretty good

    Yeah, if there's DDRing at 2/29-3/1, I want in! Though like pchan, I'm not so great, but my friends generally think it's pretty fun to watch me ddr while flapping like a chicken! I try. :P
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  • arctica2arctica2 18 replies3 threads New Member
    Invited!

    GPA: 4.0 UW, 4.2 W (darn my small school w/ few, few AP classes)

    ACT: 36 composite
    SAT: 2290 (800 CR, 780M, 710W...oops)

    ECs: Decent...lots of music/tennis/chess/destination imagination
    Recs: Good! I think.
    Essays: By far MY best out of all the college essays I wrote, which means they were probably borderline decent:)
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