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Smith 2023

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  • AGR4444AGR4444 2 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I applied RD to Smith, and got accepted early - totally unexpected! Does anyone have any info on that? Just... totally for vanity's sake, I'd like to know how many others were accepted early.
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  • allisfreezingallisfreezing 3 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I also got accepted early today after applying RD!
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  • pacificnwgalpacificnwgal 41 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @allisfreezing @AGR4444 by postal mail or was the portal updated?
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  • allisfreezingallisfreezing 3 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Postal, there was nothing new in the portal
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  • Dancingmom518Dancingmom518 342 replies2 threadsRegistered User Member
    Would applicants be willing to share general stats for future applicants?
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  • bookboozerbookboozer 87 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @AGR4444 @allisfreezing Congratulations! Could you please share your stats?
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  • indyaharrisonindyaharrison 27 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    i also got in early after applying rd!!! i’m so excited
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  • smithieboundsmithiebound 3 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Did she get an early write?
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  • sallymoe230sallymoe230 21 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I recieved an early acceptance applying RD and wanted to share my stats just so others can gauge.

    Accepted

    RD

    Major: Psychology

    [ b]Objective:[/b]
    SAT I (breakdown):1580
    ACT (breakdown): 34 (35,32,34,33)
    SAT II: Didn't submit
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.90
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    AP: Lang, Research, Psychology, Spanish, APHG, Stats : 5; APUSH, Seminar: 4, Euro: 3
    IB (place score in parentheses):
    Senior Year Course Load: Dual Credit English 102, Spanish Humanities, AP Calc BC, AP Macro, AP Biology, Anatomy
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): 2x Kentucky Delegate AJAS/AAAS/NAAS Conference, 1st Place International Community Problem Solving Competition, Won a p competitive grant with a non-profit I work with, Presentation at Association of Behvioral & Cognitive Therapies, Published paper
    [ b]Subjective:[/b]
    Extracurriculars: STEM+Youth (non-profit founded in Louisvilly KY, check it out @stemy.org), Scientific research EAT Lab at UofL, 4 year volunteer at hospital

    Job/Work Experience:
    Volunteer/Community Service:
    Summer Activities:
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8 (i had fun writing it but i'm not sure)
    Teacher Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): 7 (not sure)
    Counselor Rec (rating 1-10, details): 6/7 (not close, big school)
    Additional Rec (rating 1-10, details)::
    Interview: The lady loooooved me and was super impressed with my research and work within the non-profit!

    [ b]Other[/b]
    Applied for Financial Aid? Yes
    State (if domestic applicant): KY
    Country (if international applicant): USA
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Vietnamese
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: 70,000-75,000
    Hooks: First generation college, psych hook
    [ b]Reflection[/b]
    Strengths: interview definitely! the lady loved me and was familiar with my eating disorder research
    Weaknesses: Didn't report SAT II
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Luck?
    Where else you are applying or have already applied: UChicago (deferred), Emory, University of Louisville (accepted, but waiting to hear back from scholarships fingers crossed)
    General Comments/Advice/Hindsight:
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  • TheWindAndRainTheWindAndRain 11 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    hey guys!! i was given a likely letter around the same time as everyone else on here and i wanted to share my stats! CC was so helpful for me while I was going through the admissions process this past year, so hopefully people in the future are helped by this!

    SAT I (breakdown): 1510 (superscore- 790 R, 710 M)
    ACT (breakdown): 33
    SAT II (place score in parentheses): Didn't send
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 10% (the most specific my school gets)
    AP (place score in parentheses): World History (4), Biology (5), US History (5), AP Language (5)
    IB (place score in parentheses): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: History Through Film, SUNY Old Westbury Advanced Spanish, AP United States Government, AP Calculus AB, SUPA English (Syracuse University course), AP Environmental Science
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar with Honor

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses): Key Club (President), Model UN (President), Cities of Peace initiative (Founder, President), Broadway Club (Founder, President), Century Club, NHS, World Language Honor Society, School musical- Les Mis (ensemble), student-run production (minor lead)
    Job/Work Experience: I've been with the same job for the last four years which could have appeared to show dedication, as well as picking up two new jobs in my senior year
    Volunteer/Community Service: Over 300 hours, over three years of dedication with two specific volunteer organizations (attend on a weekly basis)
    Summer Activities: Work, volunteering, chilling at the beach, nothing too special here
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 9.5, I managed to have a professional essay grader read mine over and she said not to change a thing because it showed my passion, so I think it was quite good! I also got a handwritten note about it on my likely letter!
    Teacher Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): 8-9, I had a close relationship with both teachers
    Counselor Rec (rating 1-10, details): Hard to tell but I would judge it around a 7-8
    Additional Rec (rating 1-10, details): 9-10, from the program directors of the volunteer organizations I've worked with for the past few years
    Interview: I didn't have one

    Other:
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    State (if domestic applicant): From NY
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: 30k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None

    Reflection
    Strengths: Grades, scores, recs, community service
    Weaknesses: No hooks
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think my passion for history and learning really showed through in my application! I am so excited to be considering Smith!
    Where else you are applying or have already applied: Barnard (RD), Boston College (Accepted), Boston University (RD), Columbia (RD), Emerson (Accepted), Fordham University (Accepted), NYU (RD), Northeastern (Deferred), Providence College (Accepted), Simmons University (Accepted), UPenn (RD)
    General Comments/Advice/Hindsight: Please do not stress over college! You will get in where you get in and I believe in everyone reading this! My plan for college did not go 100% how I originally thought it would but I'm happy with how everything ended up and I know I'll be happy wherever I go! I'm highly considering Smith now that I've been accepted!
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  • TheWindAndRainTheWindAndRain 11 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I got a likely letter and I am so excited! I posted my stats but the post seems to have disappeared, not sure where it went. I'm super new to posting on this platform! Anyways, congrats to all and good luck to all who are still waiting to hear!
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  • TheWindAndRainTheWindAndRain 11 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    SAT I (breakdown): 1510 (superscore, 790 R 710 M)
    ACT (breakdown): 33
    SAT II (place score in parentheses): Did not submit
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 10% (the most specific rating my school does)
    AP (place score in parentheses): World History (4), Biology (5), US History (5), English Language (5)
    IB (place score in parentheses): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: History Through Film, SUNY Old Westbury Advanced Spanish, AP US Government, AP Calculus AB, SUPA English (Syracuse University course), AP Environmental Science
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar with Honor

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses): Key Club (President), Model UN (President), Cities of Peace Initiative (founder, president), Broadway Club (founder, president), Century Club, NHS, World Language Honor Society (Spanish), School musical- Les Mis (ensemble), school play (minor lead)
    Job/Work Experience: I've been with the same job for the last four years and just picked up two new jobs this year in addition, which might have appeared to demonstrate dedication in my application.
    Volunteer/Community Service: Over 300 hours, I've volunteered a significant amount with two specific organizations that I attend on a weekly basis.
    Summer Activities: Work, volunteering, chilling at the beach, nothing too special
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 9, I had a professional grader look over mine because I was unsure about it and she said not to change a thing because it showed my passion so I think it was good! I also got a handwritten note about my essay with my likely letter!
    Teacher Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): 8-9, I got two letters from teachers who were very close to me and whose classes I worked very hard in.
    Counselor Rec (rating 1-10, details): 7-8, most likely pretty good but not incredibly personal
    Additional Rec (rating 1-10, details): 9-10, letters from the directors of the two organizations I volunteer with
    Interview: Did not have one

    Other:
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    State (if domestic applicant): NY
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: 30k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None

    Reflection:
    Strengths: Grades, test scores, community service, essays/recs
    Weaknesses: No hooks, did not submit SATII scores, no interview
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think I was able to demonstrate my passion for learning and knowledge through my application! I also think my personality and my accomplishments stated on my application mesh very well with Smith ideals!
    Where else you are applying or have already applied: Barnard (RD), Boston College (Accepted), Boston University (RD), Columbia (RD), Fordham University (Accepted), NYU (RD), Northeastern (Deferred), Providence (Accepted), Simmons University (Accepted), UPenn (RD)
    General Comments/Advice/Hindsight: Please do not stress over college! My plan did not go 100% how I wanted it to but I am so happy things are turning out the way they did. I am highly considering Smith and am very excited to explore it more!
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  • bookboozerbookboozer 87 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @TheWindAndRain Thanks for posting your stats! They're really insightful! Congratulations on receiving the letter!!
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  • TheWindAndRainTheWindAndRain 11 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @bookboozer thank you so much!! the original post seems to have reappeared again, whoops! i would delete it but in all honesty i have no idea how, hahaha! the stats helped me out so much when i was researching colleges to apply to so i wanted to make sure future applicants have somewhere to turn to!
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  • pacificnwgalpacificnwgal 41 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    got the T-shirt today!
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  • ajl2019sajl2019s 25 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    does anyone know when RD decisions are coming out
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  • TheWindAndRainTheWindAndRain 11 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @ajl2019s my likely letter said formal acceptances with financial aid will be mailed on march 22!
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  • ajl2019sajl2019s 25 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    thank you!

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  • sallymoe230sallymoe230 21 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hi guys! I was notified of my offer into the STRIDE Program which is 22,500 per year! My stats are posted above if anyone wants to see. Hope all is well this college decision release season.
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  • pacificnwgalpacificnwgal 41 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @sallymoe230 congratulations!! Were you notified by email or snail mail? Has your portal been updated?
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