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QuestBridge Match Recipients 2013-14

calipretty3calipretty3 Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
Hello everyone! I did not get matched but well, until may it is.. For everyone else who did, please share your history! Non matched finalists are welcome to share too.

This thread is to share stats & for future applicants for reference.

[size=+2]***Remember to remove spaces in brackets before posting!! That is, the space between the brackets ( '

[ size=+2][ color=green][ b]Decision: Matched[/b][/color][/size]
[ size=+2][ color=red][ b]Decision: Not Matched[/b][/color][/size]

[ b]Match to:[/b]
    [ b]Objective:[/b]
    [ *] 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.): [ /list] [ b]Subjective:[/b]
    [ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): [ *] Job/Work Experience: [ *] Volunteer/Community service: [ *] Summer Activities: [ *] Essays: [ *] Teacher Recommendations: [ *] Counselor Rec:[ /list] [ b]Other[/b]
    [ *] 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 matched/not matched and general comments:[/b]

Replies to: QuestBridge Match Recipients 2013-14

  • ZamiotaZamiota Registered User Posts: 150 Junior Member
    edited February 2014
    Decision: Not Matched

    Match to: Bowdoin College

    • SAT I (breakdown): 2050 (730 CR - 570 MT - 750 WR) <- Didn't submit.
    • ACT:
    • SAT II:
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.6
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 8%
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): World History (3), US History (3), AP Lang/Comp (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Statistics, AP Literature, AP Government, AP Economics, PAP Physics, 2 Honors Level Electives
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): QuestBridge Finalist (lol)
    • Extracurriculars: Literature Club (Founder/President), Business Club (President), Academic Decathlon (President), Theatre Club (Officer), Youth for Christ (President); a lot of other basic ones with officer positions.
    • Job/Work Experience: None
    • Volunteer/Community service: Around 150 hours.
    • Summer Activities: Babysitting.
    • Essays: Decent enough.
    • Teacher Recommendations: One great recommendation, one basic recommendation.
    • Counselor Rec: Who knows?
    • State (if domestic applicant): TX
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Caucasian
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: EFC = 0
    • Assets: None
    • Property: None
    • Extenuating Circumstances: Father is old/sick, mother in massive debt
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None come to mind.

    Why you think you were not matched and general comments: I had no hope for the match lol. At the time, I had never taken an SAT or ACT, so it was the only school I ranked and my stats are definitely not up to par for Bowdoin.
  • CichlidkeeperCichlidkeeper Registered User Posts: 75 Junior Member
    EFC = 0
    There are many QB finalists with EFC=0 who are accepted by and given full financial aid their freshman year at their first choice school. However, they must apply for FA every year.
    I suspect the students who match are assessed by the school as having little to no chance that their EFC will rise above 0 during their expected four years in college.
    Look at the school's Common Data Set (usually in Institutional Research) to see stats on recent freshman classes. If the school isn't going to accept you, you have zero chance of matching for a full 4 year package.
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