Current college: T40
Entering as (soph/jr): Sophomore
Major: Political Science
High School GPA: 3.85 UW/4.28 W (doesn’t rank)
SAT/ACT Scores: 33 ACT
SAT II Scores: 730 US History (only sent to Rice & Brown)
College GPA: 4.0
Transferable GPA (if applicable): N/A
Major GPA: 4.0
Hooks: First-gen, but not sure how much this helped since the rest of my applicant shows that this hasn’t really put me at a disadvantage
ECs: Co-founded a non-profit, mock trial captain, other leadership positions, mock trial awards, student gov in HS and college, internships in HS and college
Applied for FA: No
Applied to: Georgetown, Davidson, Swarthmore, Wesleyan, Vanderbilt, Rice, Tufts, Brown, Northwestern, WUSTL
Accepted: Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Tufts, Rice, Wesleyan, Davidson, WUSTL
Rejected: Brown, Swarthmore, Northwestern
Comments: Last year I applied to a lot of schools, and I was rejected/waitlisted from all the ones I wanted to attend. To get an idea of how random admissions is, the schools I applied to both this year and last year were Georgetown, Northwestern, WUSTL, Brown, and Vandy. I was rejected from all of them last year. This year, I was accepted to Georgetown, Vandy, and WUSTL and rejected again from Brown and Northwestern. Keep working hard and don’t give up.
I used to religiously look at CC both in high school and last summer. I was hoping to get into just one school, and I’d be happy. I was ecstatic every time I opened an acceptance letter this year. Choosing a school was hard, but I’m super happy about where I’m headed.
Please feel free to PM regarding transferring, your application, etc. because I know there’s not nearly as much info out there about transferring as there is for first-year admissions.
Congrats to everyone that’s headed somewhere they love. Good luck to any future applicants reading this!