2004 Transfer Acceptees (Ivy and Tier 1) -- pls post your stats!

<p>I am particularly interested in transfer stats for these schools: Yale, Georgetown, Harvard and NYU Stern. I was accepted to Cornell CAS for Fall 2004 without finaid (unable to attend)! </p>

<p>Also please evaluate my stats for those schools :-) THANKS</p>

<p>**International female student (non-traditional)
Transfer from a community college in Florida
GPA: 4.0 Honors</p>

<p>Courses [taken, 53 credits]: </p>

<p>English College Composition I & II
Business Calc [total 16 credits in math]
Financial Accounting I & II
Cultural Anthropology
Sociology - Intercultural Communication
Spanish I & II
World History Honors
Pursuit of Knowledge Honors [Interdisciplinary course]
Humanities Literature Honors
Political Science - American Government </p>

<p>Courses registered for Spring 2005 (15 credits): </p>

<p>Astronomy Honors
Chemistry Honors
World History II Honors
Managerial Accounting
Statistics </p>

<p>Proposed major: Economics with concentration in International Development and Poverty Reduction </p>

World Bank [3 years]
United States Agency for Intl Development [6 months]
College Foundation (Scholarships, investments, retirement plans etc.)</p>

Red Cross
Senior Citizen Home
Spanish Tutor
ESL Instructor
Hurrincane peer tutor</p>

Student Government Secretary, Member of the Executive Board 2004/2005
Student Government Sophomore Senator 2003/2004
Publicity Committee Member 2003/2004
Decorations Committee Member 2003/2004
International Club Secretary 2003/2004
International Club Member 2004/2005
Phi Beta Lambda Student Government Rep & Competitor [Districts 1st place International Business, 2nd place Economics, 2nd place Accounting; State 1st place International Bussines; qualified for National Conference]
History Club
Honors Club
+ a number of charity, support and development projects (community and campus. Example: school supplies drive for the elementary students in a Bosnian orphanage)</p>

Full tuition scholarship, room and board
1000$ stipend scholarship
All Florida Academic Team
Phi Theta Kappa
Honors Program</p>

<p>Overseas Internship [summer 2004]: Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Office of the Prime Minister - Poverty Reduction Strategy Office - Economic Planning Unit [3 months] </p>

<p>Recs from the College President, Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Accounting Department Chair**</p>

<p>Helen of Troy</p>

<p>We won't hear until april or may..</p>

<p>What were your SATs?</p>

<p>I did not take SATs in highschool; I am taking ACT in February and TOEFL in January :-)</p>

<p>...I know we won't hear before April/May but I was wondering if there are transfer acceptees from last year to share stats with us (like Danga and Yaletransfer who were accepted to Yale)...</p>

<p>Thanks...your stats look impressive as well! Good luck!</p>

<p>Helen of Troy</p>

<p>Helen of Troy,</p>

<p>You were accepted to Cornell without taking the SATs or ACTs, just based on your CC stats (which to me are impressive) and your ECs? What were your grades like in high school?</p>

<p>It's interesting that you mentioned not taking the SATs in high school. I'm in the same situation; probably worse because I did extremely poor in HS and my first run through at a CC, but now I'm averaging a 4.0, and taking all honors courses next semester. I was planning on taking the SAT this summer or spring since most schools I want to attend require a test score.</p>

<p>Hey ok_computer,</p>

<p>Cornell states that if you have not taken SATs before (highschool) there is no need to take them now. However both Yale and Harvard are asking for either SAT or ACT scores. Some schools also state that you should not submit SAT/ACT scores if you have more than 30 credits in college. All I can say is that each school has it own, unique requirements. </p>

<p>My HS GPA was around 3.75 (I had some problems in my senior year, otherwise it would have been 4.0)...I also took TOEFL in 97 (600 points) and Cornell accepted that score but Yale and Harvard won't so I have to retake it! Sucks, I know!</p>

<p>Helen of Troy</p>

<p>well lets try to keep this thread active through may- how about we all post our complete stats, the schools we're applying to, our majors, and our predictions for acceptance/rejection. then, when we find out how completely wrong our predictions were in may, we can post our actual acceptance results.</p>

<p>APPLYING TO: Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Georgetown SFS, UPenn, Duke, Brown, Cornell</p>

<p>Honors program NY cc
4.0 College GPA, 1530 SAT, 3.7 HS GPA</p>

Student Gov't VP (senator last year) SG Committees: Oversight Chairman, Blood Drive Chairman; Campus Improvements
Phi Theta Kappa Prez;
Speech honor society Prez (VP last year);
Student Activites Board;
Student Ambassadors;
Republican Party Town Committeeperson;
Young Republicans;
Creator and Debator from the Right, 2004 Presidential Election Student Debate Series;
Panelist, Importance of Voting Panel Discussion.</p>

All-USA Academic Team nominee (results not in yet);
Dean's List;
Phi Sigma Omicron (local honor society);
Outstanding Presenter, Philosophy/Religious Studies, Beacon 2004 conference for student scholars (regional award);
Outstanding Student Service Award.</p>

One from director of honors program/english professor, one from school president, one from speech professor, maybe one extra from poli-sci professor</p>

<p>WORK EXPERIENCE (college): Office Worker at fairly well known law firm; Student Worker at Town Supervisor's office</p>

<p>HS EC's include Model Congress, Student Government, Varsity Football, Support our Troops Club (founder).</p>

<p>MAJOR: Political Science</p>

<p>PREDICTIONS: Harvard-rejected, Yale-accepted, Columbia-rejected, Georgetown SFS-accepted, UPenn-accepted, Duke-accepted, Brown-accepted, Cornell-accepted</p>

<p>northrams, one question before i post. Are you going to put down your high school ECs/awards on your Penn application? It has confused me for a while if I should or not.</p>

<p>Applying to: Penn, Brown maybe
African American Male from Long Island, NY
Georgetown University-Georgetown College-freshman
3.268 College GPA, 1340SAT I(680V, 660M), 690Writing, 630US History and Math IC, 3.69 HS GPA</p>

Georgetown University Symphony Orchestra-Viola
Campus Ministry-Lector, Eucharistic Minister
International Relations Club-Rapporteur in Legal Committee at North American Invitational Model UN Conference
Georgetown Admisssions Ambassadors Program-High School Visitor
Emerging Leaders Program</p>

Selected for Emerging Leaders Program 2005
Selected for Symphony Orchestra</p>

not final yet, but most likely from my healthcare in america professor, one from bioethics, one from language in health and disease professors</p>

University Information Services-Hoya Computing(software lending database, informal Apple Computer specialist), Service Desk(virus, adware, spyware help, other areas)</p>

music sample of Viola-either Overture "Coriolan" Op. 62 by Beethoven, or Symphony No. 1, Op. 21 Movement 3 and/or 2 by Beethoven</p>

<p>HS ECs
Model United Nations-treasurer
VP-Mu Alpha Theta-national math honor society
treasurer-National Honor Society
Chamber Ensemble
All District and All County Orchestras
Lector at local Church
Catechist(teacher of religious ed-8th grade confirmation, 6th grade general ed) at local church
volunteer at health fairs for economically disadvantaged</p>

Health and Society(Penn), Community Health(Brown)</p>

Penn-rejected, Brown-rejected
Guaranteed transfer offer to Cornell University, fall 2005-CAS(most likely where I'll end up. Go Big Red!)</p>

<p>im gonna fill in any spaces on it that arent filled with the college ones with what i think are my most important HS ones, and im attaching a resume with a full list of both w/descriptions</p>

<p>ok cool, thanks for the help.</p>

<p>Currently Studying at a local Houston college (not community).
College GPA is 3.71 and by date of matriculation I will have 36 Hours.
SAT Score is 1280 M690 V590 (I will be retaking it in January)
High School GPA is 2.3 (I spent half of High School in the Middle East), all Honors/GT/AP Courses.
Fluent in French</p>

<p>High School ECs
- First Chair, Alto Sax, School Band - Member of "elite eight" that played for George Bush Sr.
- LD Debate with regional and some national recognition, plenty of awards.
- Extemporanious Speaking, also with regional recognition.
- Student Council Class Rep
- Member of varsity volleyball team for three years and my being team captain for the last year.
- Member of soccer team - I competed in various international tournaments.
- Basketball team
- Track and Field - I competed in various international tournaments, best long distance runner in my school.
- Cross Country Running - 3rd Place in regional competition.
- Community Servce - Raised money for earthquake relief in Turkey
- Finalist in Dramatic Speaking competition (Top 7 in 286).</p>

<p>College ECs:
- Pre-Law Honors Society
- Started a philosophy group where students who are having trouble can discuss and work things out
- Started a "pro bono" program for individual students to seek advice in philosophy (free tutoring)
- Judging at local debate tournaments</p>

<p>College Honors:
- Member of Dean's List
- Half-Tuition Scholarship
- I wrote an article that will likely be published in the Harvard Review of Philosophy (will be submitted as a supplement)</p>

- I took a year off, after graduation, to work in Europe as a Systems Administator.
- Former member of a Microsoft developer program
- Former member of Apple developer program
- Self-Taught in Carbon, Cocoa, C++, C, Flash, HTML, and Graphics Design
- I am now a freelance web-designer and am currently raking in plenty of money. My portfolio will be online by the time I submit an application.
- Currently pursuing a recreational pilot's license.</p>

I have two extremely good recs that will probably make it or break it for me (besides my improving my SAT score)</p>

<p>Major: English and Political Sciece, but I want to do Philosophy (my current college does not offer it)</p>

<p>Chances: I am ambivalent of how things will work for me, but I really want to further my education in philosophy.</p>

<p>Weaknesses: My high school GPA is low and my SAT needs improvement. Current practice indicates a score in the 1400+ range, with my verbal score witnessing significant improvement.</p>

<p>Essay: Aside from my supplement, my regular essay will be an adaptation of the Cartesian thinking thing and Hume's notion of the self.</p>

<p>Hey northrams, </p>

<p>Cool idea. I cannot however predict my chances b/c I am an international student and colleges tend to have rather weird policies regarding internationals. But I'd like to get accepted to Yale and Georgetown SFS :-)</p>

<p>I forgot to mention that I will request a recommendation from the World Bank Office in Geneva and that I am currently on both Dean's and President's lists at my college.</p>

<p>Btw, we have very similar stats! Good luck!</p>

<p>Helen of Troy</p>

im gonna fill in any spaces on it that arent filled with the college ones with what i think are my most important HS ones, and im attaching a resume with a full list of both w/descriptions


<p>Is it true that Yale does not like supplementary materials? I sent a complete list of EC's to Cornell although they did not ask for it and I got accepted! Does it really matter?</p>

<p>i dont think any school really has a problem with a basic resume. from what i understand, they really just try to discourage extraneous supplemental garbage that some people try to send in, like 20 letters of recommendation or newspaper clippings or something.</p>

<p>I <3 Alan Greenspan.</p>

<p>HS Stats:
Freshman GPA: 2.3
Sophomore GPA: 2.5
Junior GPA: 3.68 (unweighted)
Senior GPA: 3.87 (unweighted) 4.44 (weighted)
730 average</p>

<p>College Stats:
Year: Freshman
College: Rutgers University Honors Program
GPA: 4.0
Classes: (17 credits)
Regression Methods (400 level applied statistics, hardest offered here)
International Economics (300 level class)
Honors Writing
Honors Seminar
Honors Colloqieum</p>

<p>Next semester: (20 credits)
Econometrics and 2 other Econ classes
3 Honors Classes</p>

<p>Majors: Economics, Finance, Statistics
Minors: Math, Chinese</p>

<p>EC's (College)
ODE - Economics National Honors Society
Fed Challenge NY Federal Reserve Semi-Finalist (HS) (Presentor)
Fed Challenge NY Federal Reserve Champions (Presentor)
Fed Challenge Board of Governors National Competition 2nd Place (Presentor)
Harvard University Economics Department (research assistant)
Rutgers University Economics Department (research assistant) - Currently working for a NBER (national bureau of economic research) professor on the microstructure of stock markets.
Financial, International and Monetary Policy Columnist for School Newspaper through the Honors Economics Department program.
Money Manager/Founder of $30,000+ mutual fund (investment club). -- I work as an economist and technical analyst. Most of our holdings are in derivatives products and equity.
LIBOR (Investment Banking Club) We bring in people from the industry to give lectures. - Press Secretary</p>

<p>Recs: (All three should be great)
Undergraduate Director of the Economics department here.
Private Sector Economist who I have worked with.
HS Fed Challenge Advisor</p>

Most likely Bear Stearns (Huge Wall-Street firm)
Interview with UBS soon.
Possible internship at President Bush's council of economic advisors this summer. (Through a connection)</p>

<p>Additional Capabilities:
I have taught myself beyond intro-Calculus, up to and including linear algebra and multivariable calculus. Some statistical packages.</p>

<p>--Paul Volcker</p>


<p>Keep in mind that NYU does not fill 100% of your financial need and offers very little if andy financial aid for transfer students, so be prepared for BIG loans.</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=22066%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=22066&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Applying to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke, Stanford, and Brown. I predict I'll get into Brown, but I have no clue about the others. Any thoughts from anyone?</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=23713%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=23713&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>


<p>I know that NYU is not offering much if anything; this time I have applied for outside scholarships so I am hoping for best there. And if it comes to loans I'll cross that bridge when I get there :-)</p>

<p>Helen :-)</p>

<p>Applying to -
Brown, Penn, Yale, Harvard, Georgetown SFS, Cornell</p>

<p>Year: Social Freshman, Academic Sophomore
School: The College of William and Mary (Out of State)
Major: Double Government and International Relations
College GPA: 3.44 (1st Semester, gunning for a 3.6 at least once next semester is factored in)
SAT: 1460 (760V, 700M)
SATIIs: 800 Writing, 750 US History, 610 Math IC (Dunno what happened with that one)
High School GPA: 3.35ish (Small, challenging private school, didn't calculate GPA or rank or weight grades)
Took 7 AP classes
AP scores - US History (5) Modern Euro (5) English Lit (5) English Lang (5) Statistics (5) American Politics (Did this one without a class) (4) Microeconomics (4) Macroeconomics (4) German Language (3)</p>

<p>College ECs</p>

<p>Founder, President - The Praevaricorian Society - it's a debating society along the lines of Whig Clio at Princeton or something like that.
Founding Member - The College Company of W&M - we reenact the company formed of students and faculty at the College to fight for independence in the Revolutionary War
Member - W&M Young Democrats
Member - W&M Model UN Team
Member - W&M International Relations Club
Internship this summer, most likely in a Congressional office.</p>

<p>High School ECs</p>

<p>Debate Team Captain, Extemporaneous Speaking
-NC State Champion
-District Champion
-National Qualifier (Twice)
-National Octafinalist (top 60)
Founding Member - Young Democrats
Founder, President - Current Events Club
North Carolina Senate Page
NC Economics Challenge - State Champion
Class VP Freshman year
Class Secretary Sophomore year</p>

<p>Other stuff:
National Merit Commended
National AP Scholar
AP Scholar With Distinction</p>

<p>I feel like I'm forgetting something, but that's the big stuff.</p>

<p>i'm transferring in 2 weeks to Cornell!!!!!! ( i cant wait!!!!)</p>

<p>i'm a sophomore and a half.
SATs 540 (m) yeah i know i suck! + 710 (verbal) = 1250 (see SATs don't matter THAT much)</p>

<p>high school gpa= 4.0
college gpa (fresh and 1/2 of sophmore year)= 3.9</p>

<p>i will admit i had awesome essays and a killer rec from my political science prof. i think they are what really got me in, cause i got across how much i thought could get out of Cornell and how much I had to offer the school. </p>

<p>see, even those with the 1200 range SAT scores can find their way into the ivy league.</p>

<p>congrats stargzr!</p>