Austin College class of 2010

<p>Anyone here applying for the class of 2010?</p>

<p>Me. I got in!</p>

<p>You found out already? Did you apply ED?</p>

<p>I applied early action and was accepted. I won't be going, but I do think it's a great school.</p>

<p>Can you post your stats?</p>

<p>My ethnicity is Indian (from India); female; Hindu</p>

<p>GPA: 98/100
Rank: 33/463-ish (in the top 10% ) Our school is fairly competitive.</p>

<p>SATs: (aren't spectacular but here they are)
M: 680
V: 600
W: 590
Essay: 9/12
Math: 540 (<em>sighs</em> didn't have a functioning calculator)
Biology: 580 (<em>sighs</em>)
I'm planning to retake biology and take US history in April </p>

<p>I have taken the most rigorous courses offered at my school--all IB classes since the 9th grade. I've finished writing the 4,000 word essay required for the IB diploma and I am now working on the community service hours and the other internal assessments for English, Spanish, Chemistry and History. As far as the IB tests, I've only taken one test which was last May. I took the Math Studies/Statistics test and received a 6 out of 7 on it. </p>

-I have been a Superintendent Scholar for 7 consecutive semesters. This is given to those who maintain at least a 90 average in all their honors/AP/IB classes and a 95 in non-honors/regular classes.
-Lettered in Academics</p>

<p>Extracurricular activities:
-Piano (for 10 years)
-Cultural and religious functions all year. One of these is the Diwali show that is put on for the Indian community. Diwali is a religous festival which I've been involved in for about 7 years.
-played JV tennis for 2 years
-tabla (type of indian drum) lessons
-hip-hop classes (I'm preparing for a recital in May)
-yoga classes
-tutoring for 6th graders
-volunteering at hospital
-volunteering at a local science museum
-community service projects (collecting clothes, toys, etc for orphanges and homeless shelters)
-I'm also involved in two projects which are raising money for the National Cancer Society. One is a music festival and the other is an International school dance where students will dress in the attire of their heritage. Both will be in mid-March.
-Vice-president of International Forum (cultural club at school)
-Treasurer of Junior Statesmen of America (debating club)
-committee chairman for National Honor Society
-Attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Boston in 2004</p>

<p>Work experience:

<p>Recommendations: I don't think I sent one...I did the common application.</p>

<p>Essays: The personal statement was good; could've been better</p>

<p>Honestly, I don't really know much about Austin College. I know it's a great school academically, but what about the social life? Are the two pretty balanced?</p>

<p>I just got accepted this week, and thought some information about myself would be useful. I was shocked on how gracious they were with financial aid, and also their admissions staff is beyond friendly.</p>

<p>GPA: 3.0 (I go to a girls competitive prep-school who doesnt rank)
SAT: Verbal: 690
Math: 640
Writing:670 (Essay 11/12)</p>

<p>Ethnicity: Caucasian</p>

<p>Personal Statement: I hope it was decent, being that I want to be a writer.</p>

<p>As far as extra-cirrculars go: I was a varsity athlete four years, done a lot of theater, and am a published poet.</p>

<p>As you can see from earlier my GPA wasnt great, but they were still VERY nice about financial aid (gave me about 40,000).</p>

<p>Thanks for the information. Do you go to Hockaday by any chance?</p>

<p>Haha, indeed I do. Very nice guessing!</p>

<p>I was accepted EA...</p>

<p>Anyone plan on going to Roo Camp? I just got the registration forms in the mail.</p>

<p>I was also accepted EAII, and am just waiting on my financial aid package (I also got a 9,000 dollar scholarship).</p>

<p>I got in RD but I don't know much about the school. Could somebody tell me more about the academics at Austin College?</p>

<p>Lots of science kids. Lots of science classes. Lots of pre-met/bio/chem majors.</p>

<p>How did you find out that you got in?</p>

<p>I got a letter in February</p>

<p>Is anyone going to Roo Camp? I was awarded a $12,000 renewable merit-based scholarship and so I am really considering Austin College. I can't go to Roo Camp though because it is the same weekend as prom and so I am going April 20th. Any suggestions on things that are absolutely must-sees?</p>

<p>Hey pdesai06 and breannaK88, will you be attending?</p>

<p>Just got accepted with a Founders Scholarship.</p>

<p>I got the Founders Scholarship too! Congratulations! Are you planning on attending?</p>

<p>I'm definitley considering it...Austin College seems like such a great school. It also has a good pre-med program.</p>