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Princeton RD Class of 2023 Results Only

sunquebecsunquebec 65 replies22 threads Junior Member
RD decisions is coming out tomorrow, and I noticed there wasn't a thread...

*** REMEMBER to remove brackets before posting! Good luck everyone!

[ size=6][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted[/b][/color][/size]
[ size=6][ color=yellow][ b]Decision: Waitlisted[/b][/color][/size]
[ size=6][ color=red][ b]Decision: Rejected[/b][/color][/size]

[ b]Objective:[/b]
[ list]
[ *] SAT I (Comp, Essay, CR, M, CW):
[ *] ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci):
[ *] SAT II (Type, Score):
[ *] Weighted GPA (out of ??):
[ *] 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.):
[ /list]

[ b]Subjective:[/b]
[ list]
[ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
[ *] Job/Work Experience:
[ *] Volunteer/Community service:
[ *] Summer Activities:
[ *] Essays:
[ *] Teacher Recommendations:
[ *] Counselor Rec:
[ /list]

[ b]Other[/b]
[ list]
[ *] State (if domestic applicant):
[ *] School Type:
[ *] Ethnicity:
[ *] Gender:
[ *] Income Bracket:
[ *] Assets:
[ *] Property:
[ *] Extenuating Circumstances:
[ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
[ /list]

[ b]Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments:[/b]
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  • skieuropeskieurope 40797 replies7569 threads Super Moderator
    This thread is for results only; non-result posts will be deleted. General discussion/questions/congratulations/etc should be on the Discussion thread:
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  • lawandphotoslawandphotos 43 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Rejected
    Major: Political Science
    SAT I (Comp, Essay, CR, M, CW): 1430 superscore (700 reading, 730 math) perfect score on essay
    ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci):
    SAT II (Type, Score):N/A
    Weighted GPA (out of ??): 4.1 out of 4
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.87
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 10%
    AP (place score in parenthesis):
    APUSH (4), AP Gov (5), AP Statistics (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: AP English Literature & Composition, AP Calculus AB, French, AP Psychology, AP Environmental Science, ChamberSingers (highest ranking choir in school)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar? (I don't really know what to put for this...I've been on the Thespian Honor roll, but my school doesn't have its own honor roll, etc.)


    Extracurriculars: Historian of Thespian Troupe, wrote one-act play about LGBT+ individuals in community (the play went to the Michigan Thespian Festival and the International Thespian Festival), Student Council, NHS Executive Board, Executive board member of Kids' Food Basket (local food pantry dedicated to helping kids get food to eat at home after school. I helped launch their farm this summer-we now grow our own produce.), GSA (I founded the Gender-Sexuality Alliance at my school)
    Job/Work Experience: I work full-time at a grocery store during the summer and part-time during the school year.
    Volunteer/Community service: Kids' Food Basket (see "extracurriculars")
    Other Summer Activities: Concert Photography-I've photographed artists including Paul McCartney, Tegan and Sara, Alabama Shakes, The Weeknd, Janelle Monáe, Travis Scott, St. Vincent, Florence + The Machine, and Post Malone. I am published.
    1. Common App- I wrote about my concert photography and how it has enriched my life (it's allowed me to travel, develop social skills, problem solving skills, etc.) Used a lot of appeal to senses and literary techniques. It's a big passion of mine, and I made sure that I conveyed that.
    2. Princeton Supplement - I wrote about diversity in my community. I live in the most conservative county in Michigan, and my small town is an extremely exclusive "bubble." When I transferred to my current high school, I was an outsider due to my progressive views and because of my bisexuality. I wrote about the struggle to form the GSA at my school, and the fact that I wrote a critically successful one-act play about real-life LGBT+ individuals in our community. I channelled all of this into my passion for politics and for helping minorities in need.

    Teacher Recommendations:
    Counselor Rec:
    1. APUSH teacher - 10/10....she is my biggest cheerleader and she's said multiple times that I am the best writer she's ever had in class.
    2. AP Government teacher - 10/10...I learned everything I know about the government from him. We get along really well.
    3. AP Stats teacher/NHS advisor- 8/10...We don't know each other very well, but he knows about my involvement with the community.

    I had an in-person interview in February. I thought it went pretty well.

    State (if domestic applicant): Michigan
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: middle class (single parent)
    Extenuating Circumstances:
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): not any that I can think of

    Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments: Obviously my SAT and GPA. Maybe I didn't have enough awards or extracurriculars. Princeton was my dream school, but I'm trying to see the silver linings-I've been accepted to UMich AA and I have the full-tuition Morrill Scholarship from OSU.
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  • apmaster10apmaster10 94 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Rejected


    SAT I (breakdown): 1560 (800 Math, 760 ERW)

    ACT (breakdown): 35 C (36 M, 36 S, 35 E, 34 R)

    SAT II: 800 Physics, 800 Math Level II, 780 Chemistry

    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0

    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2/366

    AP (place score in parenthesis): Calculus BC (5), AB Subscore (5), English Language (5), Environmental Science (5), US History (5), European History (4), Physics 2 (4), Physics 1 (3)

    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A

    Senior Year Course Load: AP English Literature, AP Statistics, AP Chemistry, AP Psychology, AP Computer Science Principles

    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Semifinalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, School Departmental Awards, Rowing Awards, Math Club Awards


    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Varsity Rowing (Grades 9-12) (Learn-To-Row Volunteer), Mu Alpha Theta (Math Club, Grades 11-12) (Senior Year Treasurer), National Honor Society (Grades 11-12)

    Job/Work Experience: N/A

    Volunteer/Community service:Learn-To-Row Volunteer (Grades 10-12; 40 Hours Per Year), Food Bank Volunteer (Summer Between Grades 10 & 11; 20 Hours), Animal Shelter Volunteer (Grade 9; 40 Hours)

    Summer Activities: Davidson College July Experience

    Essays (rating 1-10, details): Won't put; too subjective.

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Rec #1: AP Calculus Teacher; didn't see.

    Teacher Rec #2: AP English Language Teacher; didn't see.
    Counselor Rec: Very good, 9/10.

    Additional Rec: Sociology Professor at Davidson. Didn't see.

    Interview: 9/10. It went very well.


    Applied for Financial Aid?: No

    Intended Major: Chemistry

    State (if domestic applicant): North Carolina

    Country (if international applicant):

    School Type: Large Public Suburban Average

    Ethnicity: White

    Gender: Male

    Income Bracket: $250,000+

    Hooks (URM, first generation college, Questbridge, etc.): (Asperger's Syndrome; wrote about in essays?)


    Strengths: Grades, Test Scores, Essays

    Weaknesses: Lackluster Awards & Extracurriculars

    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Don't know.

    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:

    Accepted: Amherst College (Attending), Middlebury College, Vassar College, Davidson College, Bates College, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University - Raleigh, University of North Carolina - Asheville

    Waitlisted: Williams College, Bowdoin College, Colby College

    Rejected: Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Brown University

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