Did Anyone Apply ED

<p>Did anyone apply early decision to Wake?</p>

<p>I wish I had applied ED. It would have saved me a lot of grief. But then I wouldn't have had a valuable experience...</p>

<p>But applying ED to Wake is good. Admit rates are slightly better and it saves you a lot of worrying.</p>

<p>I applied ED to Wake and received notice of my acceptance on the 15th! If there is anyone else, let me know.</p>

<p>Congrats ntbad05!</p>

<p>Thanks, I was so excited. I've really wanted to go there since visiting last spring. What sorts of things can you tell me about campus life at the school? I am especially interseted in participating in club and intramural sports. Thanks!</p>

<p>There are a lot of people in intramural sports. Not many, but there are quite a few. I myself was in intramural soccer and it was OK. I think intramural basketball is going to be a beast, though, Spring semester. There are a lot of clubs at Wake ( <a href="http://www.wfusg.org/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.wfusg.org/&lt;/a> -> Student Organizations) and if there isn't one that you really want, you can always start a club up. I started up a Mock Trial club at Wake when there wasn't one, so you will definitely be able to find a club(s) you'll like. Most students at Wake are pretty smart and hard working, you'll see people studying in the lounge and at the library (it's huge). If you are into basketball and football you can also join a club called Screamin Demons and for $25 you get the t-shirt, a pass, and great seats to games all season. Overall, Wake students study and work hard through the week and let loose on friday and the weekend. I think it's a pretty good balance. Let me know if you have any other questions :-).</p>

<p>Ndbisme, esq.
Wake Forest ambassador to CC</p>

<p>Also, if you are interested in more Wake stuff, check out:</p>

<p><a href="http://www.wfu.edu/wowf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.wfu.edu/wowf&lt;/a>
<a href="http://www.ogb.wfu.edu%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.ogb.wfu.edu&lt;/a>
<a href="http://www.student.wfu.edu%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.student.wfu.edu&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>congrats ntbad05...would you mind posting your stats? sat? gpa? all that stuff. thanks</p>

<p>i was accepted early decision single choice in august. i wish my senior year would hurry up and end so i can go on to wake.</p>

<p>hey borntorun...would you mind posting your stats? thanks and congrats</p>

<p>SAT: 1540 (1450 was my best score at the time of my acceptance)
GPA: unweighted: 4.0, weighted: 4.75
Class Rank: 1/169
Courses: all available honors, 2 APs junior year (US History and Stats, 5 on both exams), 3 APs senior year (Calc BC, English, Government), my school only offers 7 total APs
ECs: Mock Trial (11,12), Young Republicans Club (11, 12), Cross Country (10, 11), Key Club (10, 11, 12), National Honor Society (11, 12), Quiz Bowl (11,12), Track (10), Spanish Club (10, 11)
Awards: Head Junior Marshal, National Merit Semifinalist (hopefully will make it to finalist)</p>

<p>and congratulations to everyone else who got accepted. i'll see you next year.</p>

<p>Woohoo! MT! Maybe you'll join the Ndbisme Law Syndicate down here at Wake next Fall :-) Congrats!</p>

<p>i'll definitely try to get involved in mock trial at wake. i plan on going to law school (hopefully harvard, columbia, or chicago) and being a corporate lawyer.</p>

<p>so, what's everyone planning on majoring in? i'm planning on a double major in economics and political science.</p>

<p>Haha, same here borntorun! My Spanish teacher is also trying to convince me to minor in Spanish. I'm still sleeping on it.</p>

<p>I want to do economics and math:) Econ is popular here. lol.</p>

<p>Haha, I'm not looking forward to math (I need calc and stats for econ major) so I'll be putting them off until senior year.</p>

<p>SAT: 1370
GPA: 4.3 W, (no clue unweighted) super competitive high school
ACT: 31
6 AP's by the end of senior year, I've taken all honors/AP's throughout h.s.
Captain of two varsity sports, all-conference, all-state, other sports related honors. Other EC's that weren't really of consequence to me.</p>

<p>Congrats borntorun, it must have been nice knowing of your acceptance so early. I plan on focusing on health and exercise science at Wake.</p>

<p>Wow, all the stats on this thread are awesome.</p>

Thank you for those links. I was wondering, what are the classes really like at Wake? I've been hearing a great deal about "grade deflating" in various posts.</p>

<p>Most of them are lecture classes but there are some that involve a lot of class participation. The majority of professors all thoroughly know their material, although there are some that you need to watch out for, and they are pretty smart. This year I took Intro to Economics (5% quiz, 95% lecture), Intro to Hispanic Lit (50% lecture, 50% class participation), Intl Politics (85% lecture, 5% randomness, 10% class participation), Political Theory (90% lecture, 10% class participation), and Government and the Economy (40% lecture, 60% class participation).</p>

<p>As far as the well-known fact of grade deflation at Wake, the way I see it, it only slams the "regular type folk." Most people at Wake are smart and they study and work very hard. This semester I got an A, A-, A-, B+, and a B, so my GPA thus far is 3.5. I consider myself above-average and because it was the first semester, I only put forth about 85% effort. I definitely will be putting more effort forward because the classes I'll be taking next semester are pretty tough, and I'm only taking 14 credits.</p>

<p>There is grade deflation, and if you are planning on applying to graduate school they will tell you that they'll put a little slip of paper on your transcript indicating the rigorous work at Wake. I however don't put much stock into it. I would say that the key at Wake is to a) pick good classes and professors and b) study and work hard. I've been able to see some transcripts of a couple of random students at Wake (everybody hush) and I have some seen some horrible GPAs (like 2.6 or so), but the majority, I'd say about 80% of the people at Wake, have GPAs above 3.00. I've seen everything ranging from 3.2s to 3.9s believe it or not. I've seen As in 300-level courses, so getting a good grade is not impossible.</p>

<p>I will not sugar coat it for you all--classes at Wake are not a stroll in the park. They are challenging but they will not kill you. It all depends on if you want an A bad enough or you'll settle for a B+. But I believe the caliber of the school, the classes, and the professors make up for the grade deflation. I also don't think of it as grade deflation but rather "not grade inflation," since other schools like to boost grades. A lot of Wake students will say that the classes were hard, but they learned a lot, feel prepared for life after graduation, and have made great friends with other students and the faculty.</p>