Official Admission Decision Thread

<p>In anticipation of finding out our admission decisions sometime tomorrow, I wanted to start this thread so we can share about decisions.

<p>Should look like:

[<em>] SAT:
[</em>] SAT IIs:
[<em>] GPA:
[</em>] Rank:
[<em>] Other stats:
[</em>] Essays:
[<em>] Teacher Recs:
[</em>] Counselor Rec:
[<em>] Hook (if any):
[</em>] State or Country:
[<em>] School Type:
[</em>] Ethnicity:
[<em>] Gender:
[</em>] major strength/weakness:
[li] why you think you were accepted/rejected/waitlisted:[/li][/ul]Other Factors:</p>


<p>Use this.. but you must delete all the spaces in the brackets for the html to work</p>

<p>[ size=+1][ color=Green][ b]Decision:[ /b][ /color][ /size]</p>

<p>[ b]Stats:[ /b][ list]
[ *] SAT:
[ *] SAT IIs:
[ *] GPA:
[ *] Rank:
[ *] Other stats:
[ /list][ b]Subjective:[ /b][ list]
[ *] Essays:
[ *] Teacher Recs:
[ *] Counselor Rec:
[ *] Hook (if any):
[ /list][ b]Location/Person:[ /b][ list]
[ *] State or Country:
[ *] School Type:
[ *] Ethnicity:
[ *] Gender:
[ *] major strength/weakness:
[ *] why you think you were accepted/rejected/defered:
[ /list][ b]Other Factors:[ /b]</p>


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<pre><code>* SAT:
* SAT IIs:
* GPA:
* Rank:
* Other stats:


<pre><code>* Essays:
* Teacher Recs:
* Counselor Rec:
* Hook (if any):


<pre><code>* State or Country:
* School Type:
* Ethnicity:
* Gender:
* major strength/weakness:
* why you think you were accepted/rejected/defered:

<p>Other Factors:</p>

<p>Decision: Rejected</p>


<li>SAT IIs: 740, 730, 680</li>
<li>GPA: 4.25</li>
<li>Rank: Top 2%</li>
<li>Other stats:</li>


<li>Essays: I though that they were good... teachers liked them</li>
<li>Teacher Recs: from teachers who liked me</li>
<li>Counselor Rec: good</li>
<li>Hook (if any): Attended and presented research at an international genomic sequencing and analysis conference</li>


<li>State or Country: CT</li>
<li>School Type: Parochial</li>
<li>Ethnicity: Iranian American</li>
<li>Gender: Female</li>
<li>major strength/weakness:</li>
<li>why you think you were rejected: I don't know... I'm sooo upset right now. I thought that I had a fair chance of getting in. My SAT is a bit low, but I don't think that it was enough for me to get rejected. If anyone knows why they think I was rejected, please let me know. This is my first rejection and it totally sucks.</li>

<p>Decision: Waitlisted</p>


<li>SAT: 730V, 680M</li>
<li>SAT IIs: 720, 710, 630, 650</li>
<li>GPA: 4.112</li>
<li>Rank: school does not rank</li>
<li>Other stats: 29 ACT comp., 2 5's and 2 4's on AP exams</li>


<li>Essays: I got very positive feedback about my essay, about the birth of my political awareness</li>
<li>Teacher Recs: Good to excellent</li>
<li>Counselor Rec: Most likely excellent</li>
<li>Hook (if any): Internship at Congressman's office and rec. from Congressman, internship at pharmacology lab at SUNY Stony Brook</li>


<li>State or Country: New York</li>
<li>School Type: public</li>
<li>Ethnicity: white</li>
<li>Gender: female</li>
<li>major strength/weakness: being well-rounded is both my strength and weakness...I have experience in many different areas, but I think it was to the point where I spread myself too thin. No incredibly special talents.</li>
<li>why you think you were waitlisted: I didn't take the time to fill out the optional essay :(</li>

<p>Other Factors: Not planning on attending anyway</p>

<p>Decision: Acceped (College)</p>

SAT: 1390
ACT: 33
SAT IIs: 750, 710, 690, 680
GPA: 4.0 uw, 5.2/5 w
Rank: 5/400</p>

<p>Other stats:
Essays: creative......
Teacher Recs: good, honest, painted me as a person
Counselor Rec: i filled out a survey, he put it into words
Hook (if any): community service/leadership/mother who wanted to go to tufts but couldn't afford it
State or Country: NJ
School Type: competitive public
Ethnicity: white jew
Gender: male
major strength/weakness: never showed much interest, but i did in my interview i guess
why you think you were accepted: good grades, good ec's. mom's saga.
Other Factors: i'm excited.</p>

<p>Decision:Accepted (College)</p>


<li>SAT:1460 (750 V, 710 M)</li>
<li>SAT IIs:750, 700, 680</li>
<li>GPA: 4.5 W</li>
<li>Rank: 8/67</li>
<li>Other stats:</li>


<li>Essays:pretty good</li>
<li>Teacher Recs:didnt read it</li>
<li>Counselor Rec:didnt read it</li>
<li>Hook (if any):nothing spectacular....pretty well-rounded</li>


<li>State or Country:Louisiana</li>
<li>School Type:Private Catholic</li>
<li>major strength/weakness:probably my essays</li>
<li>why you think you were accepted/rejected/defered:i thought my essays were pretty good and my interview went really, really well...dont know how much that stuff matters</li>

<p>Other Factors:</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted to school of engineering</p>


<li>SAT: 770v 700m : 1470</li>
<li>SAT IIs: 750/730/710</li>
<li>GPA: 95.6/100</li>
<li>Rank: 20/325</li>


<li>Essays: Good</li>
<li>Teacher Recs: Excellent</li>
<li>Counselor Rec: Excellent</li>
<li>Hook (if any): Internship at the Cooper Union Research Foundation</li>


<li>State or Country: NY</li>
<li>School Type: Public</li>
<li>Ethnicity: White</li>
<li>Gender: Male</li>
<li>major strength/weakness: Creativity</li>
<li>why you think you were accepted: I'm an artist and writer going into engineering.</li>

<p>Decision: ADMITTED</p>

[<em>] SAT: 800M, 800V
[</em>] SAT IIs: 790 Math IIC, 780 Writing, 720 U.S. History
[<em>] GPA: 3.94 unweighted
[</em>] Rank: unranked (class size of 81)
[<em>] Other stats: 34 ACT, 5 AP Calculus BC, 4 AP U.S. History, 4 AP Physics C Mechanics
[</em>] Essays: pretty good
[<em>] Teacher Recs: didn't read them
[</em>] Counselor Rec: didn't read them
[<em>] Hook (if any): NOTHING
[</em>] State or Country: Illinois, U.S.
[<em>] School Type: small, rigorous private
[</em>] Ethnicity: white
[<em>] Gender: male
[</em>] Major strength/weakness: poor interview
[<em>] Why you think you were accepted/rejected/defered: I have no idea -- I was expecting a Tufts Syndrome rejection or waitlist
[/ul]Other Factors:
[</em>] Visited[/ul]</p>

<p>*Decision: Waitlisted *</p>

[<em>] SAT: 1350 710 M, 640 V
[</em>] SAT IIs: 620, 620, 660
[<em>] GPA: School does not give out GPA
[</em>] Rank: School does not rank
[<em>] Other stats: Nothing much
[</em>] Essays: Very good
[<em>] Teacher Recs: Very good
[</em>] Counselor Rec: Very good
[<em>] Hook (if any): Nothing that I know of...
[</em>] State or Country: NY (home), CT (school)
[<em>] School Type: Private
[</em>] Ethnicity: White
[<em>] Gender: Male
[</em>] major strength/weakness: ECs and interview were the major strength, Sophmore and junior grades were the weakness
[li] why you think you were accepted/rejected/defered: Sophmore and junior grades, but I guess my good ECs and interview keped me on the waitlist.[/li][/ul]Other Factors: Visited, interview.</p>

<p>Decision: Rejected</p>

[<em>] SAT/ACT: 31
[</em>] SAT IIs: none
[<em>] GPA: 3.9 UW; 4.9 W
[</em>] Rank: school does not rank
[<em>] Other stats:
[</em>] Essays: decent
[<em>] Teacher Recs: didn't read but probably pretty good
[</em>] Counselor Rec: lots of info, but nothing spectacular
[<em>] Hook (if any): none
[</em>] State or Country: IL
[<em>] School Type: Public
[</em>] Ethnicity: International Student, Asian
[<em>] Gender: Female
[</em>] major strength/weakness: i think i'm well rounded/did not have a good midyear
[li] why you think you were accepted/rejected/deferred: because i didn't show too much interest, competition for international students who apply for financial aid is tough?[/li][/ul]Other Factors:
had an interview, went okay.. i asked alot of questions about tufts and tried to showed interest.
i have a good list of ECs. at least 2 years commitment for all of them. held several leadership roles.</p>

<p>Decision: ACCEPTED!!! (deffered ED1)</p>

SAT: 1360
SAT IIs: 780/740/710
GPA:4.0 W
Rank:top 10%
Other stats:
Essays: really good
Teacher Recs: awesome
Counselor Rec: great
Hook (if any): AMAZING INTERVIEW and had letter written to them
State or Country:Southern Cali
School Type: strong public school
Ethnicity: white
major strength/weakness:personal qualities, EC"s
why you think you were accepted/rejected/waitlisted: my personal situation, letters, and personal qualities</p>

<p>Decision: Rejected (first applied EDI, deferred)</p>

<p>SAT: 1410 (700M/710V)
SATII: 800, 690, 640
GPA: 3.35UW/3.65W in a top 10 public high school in CA
No rank
Most challenging curriculum, 8 APs (3 on AP Euro, 4's on AP US History and Psychology)
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: White</p>

<p>300 hrs community service, most of which was with the Kerry campaign, which I helped lead locally
Grassroots organizer for Feminist Majority Foundation
Wrote a novel (unpublished), wrote 2 plays (one of which was performed locally, the other of which I submitted with my application)
Took classes at Cal every summer (straight A's)
Concurrently enrolled student at local community college (straight A's)
Participated in Mock Trial (attorney, witness), Amnesty International, Junior Statesmen of America, VP of Philosophy Club, Model United Nations, etc.
Participated in National Youth Leadership Forum on Law
Participated in school district honors program
Received Governors' Scholar's Award for high STAR test scores
Received Underclassmen Award in soph year for English 2 and jr. year for Precalculus (each teacher gives award to one student in yrs. frosh-jr. for academic achievement)
Helped organize local letter writing campaign in defense of teachers/school programs during budget cuts
Great essays
Fantastic recs
Interview went wonderfully
Financial struggles in family affected school performance and created a tremendous amount of personal stress</p>

<p>Disappointed about the rejection. I've gotten into 2 UCs so far (Davis and Santa Barbara) but haven't gotten into a SINGLE private school yet! :-(</p>

<p>[ b]Decision: Waitlisted**</p>

[<em>] SAT: 1320
[</em>] SAT IIs: 740/700/680
[<em>] GPA: 4.5w, 3.9uw
[</em>] Rank: 5/323
[<em>] Other stats: 5 Calc BC, 4s on 4 other tests
[/ul]Subjective:[ list]
[</em>] Essays: georgetown liked them
[<em>] Teacher Recs: dunno
[</em>] Counselor Rec: dunno
[<em>] Hook (if any): norcal debater who skis and has a passion for business
[</em>] State or Country: CA
[<em>] School Type: Public, ghetto
[</em>] Ethnicity: Persian
[<em>] Gender: male
[</em>] major strength/weakness: debate, business, politics
[li] why you think you were accepted/rejected/defered: dunno, but i don't care cuz tufts is a pretty bad school compared to georgetown and UCLA[/li][/ul]Other Factors:</p>


<p>but no way im attending , they gave such a bad impression during interview...</p>


<p>SAT: 1500
SAT2's: 770. 750. 740
GPA: 3.6
Hook:none obviously
Location:Providence, RI</p>

<p>Disappointed that "Tufts Syndrome" is still rampant amongst highly competitive applicants....</p>

<p>Decision: REJECTED</p>

SAT: 1390
SAT IIs: 680, 730, 710, 660 (590 first time)
GPA: 3.79
Rank: N/A
Other stats: ok ACT</p>

<p>Subjective: </p>

<p>Essays: oh kay</p>

<p>Teacher Recs: good</p>

<p>Counselor Rec: bad</p>

<p>Hook (if any): I am normal, meaning I don't study 24/7</p>


<p>State or Country: NY
School Type: Suburban
Ethnicity: South Korean
Gender: Male
major strength/weakness: personality as strength (obviously that was a little arrogant to say), weakness: SAT scores and BAD GPA</p>

<p>why you think you were accepted/rejected/waitlisted: Major lack of GOOD extracurriculars (i.e. I had Brainstormers, mathletes, student gov, global club, all general)</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>


<li>SAT: 1470</li>
<li>SAT IIs: 740, 740, 670</li>
<li>GPA: 4.43w</li>
<li>Rank: 9/379</li>
<li>Other stats: decent AMC, AIME</li>


<li>Essays: Pretty decent. I wrote an essay about my summer experience observing surgery at a local hospital, and my editorial was about No Child Left Behind.</li>
<li>Teacher Recs: From what I saw they were good. (Only saw 1)</li>
<li>Counselor Rec: She said it was really good. :)</li>
<li>Hook (if any): Diverse background, first generation, first to go to college in my family.</li>


<li>State or Country: Rhode Island</li>
<li>School Type: Public</li>
<li>Ethnicity: White Russian (LOL)</li>
<li>Gender: Male</li>
<li>major strength/weakness: Academic interest, diverse background, 1st generation. Weakness would probably be flatness of my ECs.</li>
<li>why you think you were accepted: For the strengths above.</li>

<p>Other Factors:
Good interview.</p>

<p>*Decision: REJECTED *</p>

[<em>] SAT: 1360 (700 V, 660 M)
[</em>] SAT IIs: 780/740/700
[<em>] GPA: 3.875
[</em>] Rank: 10th out of 724
[<em>] Other stats: Nada
[</em>] Essays: Pretty good.
[<em>] Teacher Recs: Pretty good.
[</em>] Counselor Rec: Pretty good.
[<em>] Hook (if any): None.
[</em>] State or Country: California, USA
[<em>] School Type: Public
[</em>] Ethnicity: Korean
[<em>] Gender: Male
[</em>] major strength/weakness: Lack of interest (weakness)
[li] why you think you were accepted/rejected/defered: Read above.[/li][/ul]Other Factors:</p>

<p>Decision: Waitlisted (College)</p>

[<em>] SAT: 1520
[</em>] SAT IIs: 790, 720, 720
[<em>] GPA: 93 UW
[</em>] Rank: no rank
[<em>] Other stats:
[/ul][ b]Subjective:[ul]
[</em>] Essays: Very good.
[<em>] Teacher Recs: Didn't read.
[</em>] Counselor Rec: Didn't read.
[<em>] Hook (if any):
[/ul][ b]Location/Person:[ /b][ul]
[</em>] State or Country: NY
[<em>] School Type: Public
[</em>] Ethnicity: White
[<em>] Gender: Female
[</em>] major strength/weakness: Strength: SATs
[li] why you think you were accepted/rejected/defered: I dunno, I thought I would get in. Is this Tufts Syndrome?[/li] [/ul]
Other Factors:**</p>


[<em>] SAT: 1520 (770V / 750M)
[</em>] SAT IIs: 770W / 720IIC / 710Chem
[<em>] GPA: 3.9 UW / 4.5 W
[</em>] Rank: School does not rank (but top 10%, I think)
[<em>] Other stats: 34 ACT; NMF; AP Scholar w/ Honor (5s on Lang & Comp, Calc BC; 4 on Euro; 3 on Chem); 9 APs total
[</em>] Essays: Pretty good, but I didn't let anyone read them, so I don't really know...
[<em>] Teacher Recs: 1 very good, the other I didn't see
[</em>] Counselor Rec: Probably great (she likes me), but I didn't see it
[<em>] Hook (if any): Not sure? Possibly university-level research?
[</em>] State or Country: Florida
[<em>] School Type: Small, public magnet
[</em>] Ethnicity: Caucasian
[<em>] Gender: Female
[</em>] Major Strength/Weakness: Strength - ECs? Maybe just well-roundedness; Weakness - Mid-Year Report?
[li] Why you think you were accepted: I guess I got lucky. You win some, you lose some, and I won this one (but lost others)...[/li][/ul]Other Factors:
Visited the school (though I didn't stay for the info session or most of the tour because it was pouring rain); Interview was decent (although my interviewer was probably 85, so it was difficult to relate...); Perhaps the admissions office coffee was really good the day they read my app??</p>

<p>Congrats to everyone else who got accepted and good luck to all of you with the rest of your schools!</p>

<p>Decision: Waitlisted (college)</p>

[<em>] SAT: 1490
[</em>] SAT IIs: 780, 720, 720
[<em>] GPA: 3.91 end of jr yr
[</em>] Rank: school doesn't, but pretty sure top 1-2% (of 500ish kids)
[<em>] Other stats: Few 5's on a few APs, a 4, etc. Leadership things. Music. Leadership in music. lol
[</em>] Essays: It was.. different.
[<em>] Teacher Recs: Dooon't know.
[</em>] Counselor Rec: Also don't know.
[<em>] Hook (if any): none at all!
[</em>] State or Country: NJ
[<em>] School Type: Public
[</em>] Ethnicity: Asian
[<em>] Gender: Female
[</em>] major strength/weakness: i.. dunno. i'm not much of a math person.
[li] why you think you were accepted/rejected/defered: didn't show enough interest? i don't know. my why tufts was probably pretty generic.[/li][/ul]Other Factors: Dunnoo. not going to accept place on waiting list. i have two other schools who want me. and i really wanna go to both!
haha i can imagine.. they probably read over my app and was like.. well, she's not "Tufts syndrome" material but (judging from the stats so far) she's a lil above average... we're not sure if she really wants to go here. okay. waitlist. good luck to all of you! and you're welcome, to anyone who is also on the waitlist and really wants to get in =)</p>