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***Official RIT RD Results Class of 2021***

reformedmanreformedman Registered User Posts: 328 Member
SIMPLY REMOVE THE "x" IN THE FOLLOWING CODE

[xB][xsize=4][xcolor=#00aa00]Decision: Accepted[/color][/size][/b]
[xB][xsize=4][xcolor=#aaaa00]Decision: Deferred[/color][/size][/b]
[xB][xsize=4][xcolor=#aa0000]Decision: Rejected[/color][/size][/b]

Financial Award: $

Objective:
SAT :
ACT :
SAT II:
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
Weighted GPA:
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:
Job/Work Experience:
Volunteer/Community service:
Summer Activities:
Interview:
_________________________
Applied for Financial Aid?:
Intended Major:
State:
Country:
School Type:
Ethnicity:
Gender:
Income Bracket:
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

Reflection

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

There is another thread for discussion, please keep this thread as concise as possible for future students.
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Replies to: ***Official RIT RD Results Class of 2021***

  • kmlmc5kmlmc5 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Accepted!!

    Financial Award: $ hoping it comes this week

    Objective:
    SAT : did not take
    ACT : 35 composite
    SAT II: Physic 740 Chemistry 710 Math 2 700
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.6
    Weighted GPA:
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 15%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): School only offers 1 ap class, all classes honors and college classes offered
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Literature, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geo-astrophysics, Oceanography,
    Calcus, History II
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Merit Scholarship Commended

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: Track, Bowling, Service club
    Job/Work Experience: Summer Job (amusement park)
    Volunteer/Community service: few clubs, & relay for life
    Summer Activities: work
    Interview: no
    _________________________
    Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    Intended Major: Finance
    State: NJ
    Country:
    School Type: Small Public competitive Science & math high school
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: M
    Income Bracket: Upper Middle income
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none

    Reflection

    Strengths: Strong Tests scores & high school classes
    Weaknesses: No hooks
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Strong Candidate, good essay & recs,
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Colorado Boulder, Rutgers, waiting on answers from 6 other colleges, rejected Upenn
  • tocinatocina Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Financial Award: None so far


    SAT : 1480
    ACT : 33
    SAT II: Math 1 710, World History 800
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): n/a homeschoolers
    Senior Year Course Load: Calculus, Arabic, Japanese, Finnish, First Peoples Culture, Standard Lit
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Absolutely none

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: NACLO
    Job/Work Experience: None
    Volunteer/Community service: None
    Summer Activities: Cleaning local wildlife preserve
    Interview: Nope
    _________________________
    Applied for Financial Aid?: But of course
    Intended Major: Linguistics
    State: NY
    Country: USA
    School Type: homeschool
    Ethnicity: screamingly white
    Gender: M
    Income Bracket: myob
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Passionate about social and material culture

    Reflection

    Strengths: Contrarian ideas
    Weaknesses: lack of conventional education
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: no idea
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: again, myob

    There is another thread for discussion, please keep this thread as concise as possible for future students.
    Reply
  • BreakfastClub1BreakfastClub1 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    ACCEPTED! COMPUTER SCIENCE

    Financial Award: too early

    ACT : 31 Composite; 32 Super
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): ?
    Weighted GPA: 3.9
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Chemistry; lots of Honors
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: Honors Physics, C++, Calculus, Honors Gov, World Lit, Concert Band, Ecumenical & Inter-Religious Studies
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Honor Society; swim related

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: Varsity Swimmer (4 yrs), USA Swimmer, Band
    Job/Work Experience: Lifeguarding
    Volunteer/Community service: Lots of school & work service; Immersion trip; Student tutor
    Summer Activities: USA Swimming / work
    Interview: No

    Applied for Financial Aid?:
    Intended Major: Computer Science
    State: Ohio
    Country:
    School Type: Private Catholic
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: M
    Income Bracket:
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None

    Reflection

    Strengths: Essay & Recommendation
    Weaknesses:
    Why you think you were accepted: Good essay & recs; strong HS
    Where else were you accepted: Ohio State, Purdue, U of Pitt, still waiting on 2
  • 2kidsinky2kidsinky Registered User Posts: 215 Junior Member
    Financial Award: unknown

    Objective:
    SAT : 1370 (730 RW, 640 math)
    ACT : 32 (36 reading, 34 English, 26 math, 24 science)
    SAT II:
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9
    Weighted GPA: 4.1
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 10%
    AP (place score in parenthesis):4 world history, 5 English language
    IB (place score in parenthesis):na
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Psych, AP Eng Lit, AP 2D Studio art, dual credit math, Special ed peer tutor, Honors French 3, physed
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit commended

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: special competitive art team, Took local college american sign language last summer and participated in deaf community activities
    Job/Work Experience: restaurant
    Volunteer/Community service: church activities
    Summer Activities: mission trip working with children 4 years in a row
    Interview: yes
    _________________________
    Applied for Financial Aid?:no
    Intended Major: ASL interpreting
    State:KY
    Country:
    School Type: large public
    Ethnicity:white
    Gender:female
    Income Bracket:middle
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):none

    Reflection

    Strengths: showed initiative to learn ASL at a college because not offered at high school, high English scores
    Weaknesses:
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:accepted Kent State, Eastern KY U, U of Louisville
  • dfak218dfak218 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    edited March 5
    Decision: Accepted


    Financial Award: $16k scholarship, $1k grant, $8.3k in loans

    Objective:
    SAT : 1440 new SAT (720 math, 720 reading)
    ACT : 33 composite (35 english, 31 math, 32 reading, 33 science)
    SAT II: N/A
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): School only does weighted
    Weighted GPA: 99.0/100
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): My school doesn't give out official ranks, but based on what ive heard from others im in the top 10%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): World History (4), U.S History (4), English Language and Composition (4), Calculus AB (TBD), Biology (TBD), U.S Government and Politics (TBD), English Literature and Composition (TBD)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load:AP Calculus AB, AP Biology, AP U.S Government and Politics, AP English Literature and Composition, Advanced Spanish Communications II, Computer Aided Design
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): NYSPHSAA Varsity Scholar Athlete Award (4x), National Spanish Exam Bronze Level Achievement, AP Scholar Award, White K Award (highest unweighted average of the team in a varsity sport- 2x)

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Marching Band- Kickline (captain), Varsity Winter Dance Team (captain), Varisty Girls Spring Track, Science Olympiad, Student Environmental Action Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions, dance company outside of school
    Job/Work Experience: assistant dance teacher in 9th grade, cashier at mcdonalds in 10th grade, assistant office manager in 11th grade
    Volunteer/Community service: various events through clubs and honor societies im involved in, Dancing for Smiles- non profit organization designed to preform for the elderly free of charge and raise money through donations and bake sales for a friend who lost her leg to cancer to help ease to cost of chemo/surgeries
    Summer Activities: summer jobs (same as above)
    Interview: N/A
    _________________________
    Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    Intended Major: Biomedical Engineering
    State: New York
    Country: USA
    School Type: medium/large public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: >$100k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): first gen college student, woman in engineering

    Reflection

    Strengths: personal statement essay (almost everyone who read it cried), extracurriculars, GPA, test scores, coach recommendation letter (10/10)
    Weaknesses: teacher recommendation letters (7/10- it was my fault that i was never really close with any of my teachers), not enough leadership experience
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: strengths and hooks listed above
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: University of Delaware (accepted), Binghamton University (accepted), UConn (accepted), still waiting on BU, Cornell, and WPI... keeping my fingers crossed
  • JoeK1117JoeK1117 Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    edited March 6
    [xcolor=#00aa00]Decision: Accepted[/color]

    Financial Award: $ Do not know

    Objective:
    SAT : 1210
    700 in math
    ACT : N/A
    SAT II: N/A
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): N/A
    Weighted GPA: 3.41
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 25%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Ap Computer Science, Ap Stats, Ap Human Geo
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: Ap Computer Science, Ap Stats, Ap Human Geo
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Dirigo Boy's State

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: Ice Hockey, Soccer, Tennis
    Job/Work Experience: Grocery Store 20 Hours A Week
    Volunteer/Community service: Soup Kitchen
    Summer Activities:
    Interview: N/A
    _________________________
    Applied for Financial Aid?:
    Intended Major: Cyber Security
    State: Maine
    Country: USA
    School Type: Private
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: 200k>
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

    Reflection

    Strengths: Math Sat
    Weaknesses: GPA
    Other Schools: UMass Accepted
    UTampa: Accepted
    UMD College Park: Accepted:
    UMaine: Accepted
    Northeastern: Deferred
  • asinineayoasinineayo Registered User Posts: 149 Junior Member
    edited March 6
    Decision: Accepted

    Financial Award: $1,000 NTID Foundation Fund Scholarship

    Objective: ASL/English Interpreting
    SAT : 1380 (New) 730 English 650 Math
    ACT :
    SAT II:
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.6
    Weighted GPA: 3.8
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
    AP (place score in parenthesis): APUSH (3)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: ASL 4 Honors, Earth Science, AP Calc AB, APGov, English 11
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Athletic Scholarship of the Year 2016

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: ASL, Track, Jobs, etc.
    Job/Work Experience: 2 jobs and one I currently hold now
    Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer at my church
    Summer Activities:
    Interview:
    _________________________
    Applied for Financial Aid?: YES
    Intended Major:
    State: CA
    Country:
    School Type:
    Ethnicity: Black
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: 100k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

    Reflection

    Strengths: SAT and strong background in ASL
    Weaknesses:
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
  • SamAndCheeseSamAndCheese Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Decision: Accepted


    Financial Award: $26,300 ($18K Merit Aid, $5.5k direct unsubsidized loan, $2.8k campus employment)

    Objective:
    SAT : (2016 New SAT) Superscored 730 M 730 CELA
    ACT : N/A
    SAT II: N/A
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.63
    Weighted GPA: 3.84
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 20
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Human Geography (3), AP Art History (4), AP English Language and Composition (3), AP Calculus AB (TBD), AP Psychology (TBD)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Psych, AP Calc AB, American Govt/ Economics, Physics, Digital Media, World Literature
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Hispanic Recognition Scholar Finalist, AP Scholar

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: Tennis (all four years, Varsity capt.), American Red Cross, Piano/Voice Lessons, Church Choir
    Job/Work Experience: Tutor (was not listed in my application)
    Volunteer/Community service: Created free curriculum for nanotechnology courses for high school students, Helped run first aid station at 2016 Rose Parade alongside Red Cross, Created a school garden in collaboration with Home Depot and Lowe's, general paperwork and labor at local marathons
    Summer Activities: 10 Intensive Law and Trial Course at Stanford University (not listed on my app),
    Interview: Yes. For future applicants, fyi: it's not a real interview. You walk in and an admissions counselor meets with you. They introduce themselves, you introduce yourself, they ask what activities you like to do, and then ask if you have any questions about RIT. I straight up asked them what sets RIT apart from schools with seemingly better academics like Northeastern and the counselor didn't have an answer. I also asked him if I could have a major with two minors just to test if he knew what he was talking about, and he didn't know. tl;dr they're not actually prepared to answer anything, whether it's subjective or objective, so the interview is useless.
    _________________________
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yup
    Intended Major: Mechanical Engineering
    State: California
    Country: USA
    School Type: Average Public School
    Ethnicity: Mixed
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: Upper Middle Class
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): NHRP Finalist, URM (part hispanic)

    Reflection

    Strengths: Test Scores, Strong interest in the school (join the Loop guys the admissions counselors see who's active on there!), lots of extracurricular activities related to my major
    Weaknesses: Weaker GPA than most. Also, I did my essay literally 4 hours before the app was due. Don't be me.
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: URM Female Student-Athlete pursing a STEM field major with decent grades and decent money. Checks off all the quota boxes the school has to fill.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: UC Riverside (accepted), CSULA (accepted), Cal Poly SLO (rejected)
  • Waverider3377Waverider3377 Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
    @SamAndCheese How were you notified?
  • MSMeadMSMead Registered User Posts: 194 Junior Member
    For my son:
    Not Rejected but not offered ME: Other majors????

    Objective: Mechanical Engineering
    SAT : 1400 (math 760)
    ACT :
    SAT II:
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.6
    Weighted GPA: 3.8
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    AP (place score in parenthesis):
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP, Physics, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Honors

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: Musical, Bowling
    Job/Work Experience: 17 hours a week: Grocery
    Volunteer/Community service: consistent, church volunteer, Refugee volunteer
    Summer Activities: Work
    Interview: No
    _________________________
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: ME
    State: PA
    Country:
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: 160+
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none apparently

    Reflection: Didn't visit, spent a lot of time on portal researching.
    I find it interesting that he hasn't been really rejected from any school just offered something different. Like: "your good but not good enough"

    Strengths: SAT
    Weaknesses: GPA
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Didn't realize ME was difficult or would have chosen Engineering exploration
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: Virginia Tech, Penn State (Behrend) 2+2, Grove City College, WVU, Geneva College, waiting on CWRU. Rejected: Penn State University Park (this is how he see's it)
  • reformedmanreformedman Registered User Posts: 328 Member
    @MSMead I found it surprising that what has been said before is apparently true concerning how overpopulated RIT is with MechEng majors. Your son's credentials appear far better than my son's but mine was CompEng and was accepted with much lower scores and extra-currs. If university park doesn't take him, then VATech would be a great choice. The negative that I see in VATech though, is that the campus is huge and students have to travel in shuttlebuses. CaseWestern is topnotch on par with RPI but quite costly. Geneva may not offer him the challenge he will need and job placement might be a bit lacking. My best friend's son went to Geneva for MechEng.
  • MSMeadMSMead Registered User Posts: 194 Junior Member
    Thanks Reformedman. I don't think he will choose Geneva for that reason. We will be visiting VATech in April to see the scope of the campus. We should know about CWRU by the end of the weekend. Its very expensive but they do offer pretty good aid so we'll see. I didn't love the campus in Cleveland but my son actually did.
    The most convenient for us will be WVU (honors college) or Grove City College but its his choice.
  • MSMeadMSMead Registered User Posts: 194 Junior Member
    FYI. I had my son send an email to the designated RIT address for (other options) asking for more details. He thought he would have at least been offered other options within the Kate Gleason School of Engineering and he wants to know why he wasn't.
  • TinijocaroTinijocaro Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Financial Award: $37,500 (16k scholarship, 12k grant, 6.5k loans, 2.8k work study)

    Objective:
    SAT :1530
    ACT :
    SAT II:
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
    Weighted GPA:
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):10/350
    AP (place score in parenthesis):
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP calcBC, AP physics, Wind Ensemble, Finance, ?
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): All Eastern Musician

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: Science Olympiad, Music, Hockey, Track
    Job/Work Experience: Dishwasher, cook
    Volunteer/Community service:
    Summer Activities:
    Interview:
    _________________________
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Chemical Eng
    State: NY
    Country: US
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: 150k+
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

    Reflection

    Strengths: GPA, SAT, narrow but high achieving focus for extra curriculars
    Weaknesses: Volunteering
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Due to strengths.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
  • zyx614zyx614 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    edited March 11
    Decision: Accepted

    Civil Engineering

    Financial Award: $10k Scholarship

    Objective:
    SAT : 1300
    ACT : nope
    SAT II: none
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): n/a
    Weighted GPA: 3.7
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): n/a
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Environmental Science (4) school offers like 4 and no honors
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc AB, APUSH, Physics, College class in a nearby college (Comp Sci and Math), Dual Enrollment Research class with UAlbany, and the rest are just regular classes
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: Student to intern to worker at a 4 year program, research at NYU, and clubs here and there
    Job/Work Experience: Office work, Sailing Summer camp, Gardening at a popular public space in NYC
    Volunteer/Community service: ~200 hours but I don't think they know that?
    Summer Activities: job/work
    Interview: none
    _________________________
    Applied for Financial Aid?: yep
    Intended Major: civil engineering
    State: NY
    Country:
    School Type: Small public
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: Low lol
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): first gen+ female in engineering?

    Reflection

    Strengths: essay, rec, and extracurr.
    Weaknesses: test scores def, and lack of APs
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: idk
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Stonybrook, UB, Syracuse Honors, Rutgers, Penn State UP, RPI
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