Official Rice University Class of 2012 RD Thread

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[ *] GPA:
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[ /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:
[ /list][ b]Other Factors:[ /b][ list]
[ *] Extracurriculars:
[ *] Why I think I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted:
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<p>accepted, will post stats later</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

[<em>] SAT: 730/800/790
[</em>] SAT IIs: 800 math II/800 physics
[<em>] ACT: 35
[</em>] GPA: 3.435
[<em>] Rank: school doesn't rank
[</em>] Other stats:
[<em>] Essays: pretty good
[</em>] Teacher Recs: waived my right to see them
[<em>] Counselor Rec: waived my right
[</em>] Hook (if any): skipped a grade, accelerated course load
[<em>] State or Country: Long Island, NY
[</em>] School Type: Public
[<em>] Ethnicity: Caucasian
[</em>] Gender: Male
[/ul]Other Factors:[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars: research, drama, marching band, sci oly, math team
[</em>] Why I think I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted:
[li] Other thoughts:[/li][/ul]</p>

<p>Congrats bigred, d4r7h3v1l and everyone else who got in, hope to see you next year!</p>

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<p>Out of state</p>

<p>Received likely letter in Feb</p>

[<em>] SAT: 800 CR, 750 W, 740 M
[</em>] SAT IIs: 790 Lit, 780 M II, 740 US
[<em>] ACT:
[</em>] GPA: 3.8ish unweighted
[<em>] Rank: school does not rank
[</em>] Other stats:
[<em>] Essays: Well-written and sincere, I'd say, but not particularly amazing.
[</em>] Teacher Recs: Did not read. One from a Rice grad.
[<em>] Counselor Rec: Did not read.
[</em>] Hook (if any):
[<em>] State or Country: northern VA
[</em>] School Type: private, sends most grads to top schools
[<em>] Ethnicity: white
[</em>] Gender: female
[/ul]Other Factors:[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars: A lot.
[</em>] Why I think I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted:
[li] Other thoughts:[/li][/ul]</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

[<em>] SAT:
[</em>] SAT IIs: 800/790/780/710
[<em>] ACT: 34
[</em>] GPA: 4 UW/4.5W
[<em>] Rank: 1%
[</em>] Other stats: NA
[<em>] Essays: Horrid (Wrote two hours before app was due, but in all honesty, Rice is my top choice. I have a procrastination problem obviously (but to my defense, I did write essay for all other schools, I might have been too nervous to write Rice essay)
[</em>] Teacher Recs: Did not read
[<em>] Counselor Rec: Did not read
[</em>] Hook (if any): Na
[<em>] State or Country: Arkansas
[</em>] School Type: Public
[<em>] Ethnicity: Asian
[</em>] Gender: Male
[/ul]Other Factors:[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars: Nothing standout
[</em>] Why I think I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted: My box, common app essay was spectacular.
[li] Other thoughts: Congrats to all those accepted[/li][/ul]</p>

<p>Ditto what pedrossi said!</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

[<em>] SAT: 730-reading 680-math 690-writing
[</em>] SAT IIs: 610-biology 670-literature 620-mathII
[<em>] ACT: didn't take
[</em>] GPA: 4.0+ (weighted)
[<em>] Rank: 4 out of 193
[</em>] Other stats:
[/ul][ b]Subjective:[ul]
[<em>] Essays: don't remember what I wrote, but my essays tend to be my strong suit
[</em>] Teacher Recs: didn't read, but from teachers I'm really good friends with
[<em>] Counselor Rec: really nice-I was suprised because I barely knew my GC
[</em>] Hook (if any): low-income/black/first gen college student
[<em>] State or Country: Pennsylvania
[</em>] School Type: really poor, bad public school
[<em>] Ethnicity: 1/4 black, so I checked white and black
[</em>] Gender: Female
Other Factors:**[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars: lots of band, founder/pres of college prep club, lots of volunteer work with disabled kids, some academic clubs and competitions, etc
[</em>] Why I think I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted: I have no clue
[li] Other thoughts: knew it was coming because I got a likely letter, but it was still nice for everything to be official[/li][/ul]</p>


<p>In state</p>

<p>Interview for Rice/baylor</p>

SAT: 630 CR, 770 W, 800M
700 CR, 700 W, 740 M
SAT IIs: 740 Bio, 760 M II, 740 Chem
ACT:36 w/ 8 essay
GPA: 4.0 unweighted, 4.4 weighted
Rank: 8/1107
Essays: Good.
Teacher Recs: Good.
Counselor Rec: Good.
Hook (if any): none
State or Country: texas
School Type: public
Ethnicity: chinese
Gender: male
Other Factors:
Extracurriculars: A lot.
Why I think I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted:
Other thoughts:</p>

<p>Decision: ACCEPTED ARCH</p>

[<em>] SAT: 670r, 690w, 780m
[</em>] SAT IIs: 610bio, 690chem, 710physics, 710ushistory, 800math2
[<em>] ACT:
[</em>] GPA: 4.52/4
[<em>] Rank: top 10%
[</em>] Other stats:
[<em>] Essays: Good stuff.
[</em>] Teacher Recs: Dunno.
[<em>] Counselor Rec: Dunno
[</em>] Hook (if any): Portfolio
[<em>] State or Country: NJ
[</em>] School Type: very competitive public
[<em>] Ethnicity: white/asian
[</em>] Gender: female
[/ul]Other Factors:[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars: lots of stuff
[</em>] Why I think I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted: good portfolio, good supp rec
[li] Other thoughts: yay, congrats everyone, and good luck everyone else[/li][/ul]</p>

<p>*Decision: Accepted *</p>

[<em>] SAT: 2310 (800 M, 800 W, 710 CR)
[</em>] ACT: 35
[<em>] SAT IIs: 780, 760, 740, 720
[</em>] GPA (uw/w): 3.9/4.45
[<em>] Rank: 3/430
[</em>] Other stats: 14 aps by grad.</p>

[<em>] Essays: decent
[</em>] Teacher Recs: good
[<em>] Counselor Rec: nothing special
[</em>] Hook (if any): none</p>

[<em>] State or Country: CA
[</em>] School Type: very mediocre public
[<em>] Ethnicity: male
[</em>] Gender: indian </p>

<p>[/ul]Other Factors/Hook?:
ECs: tutoring, work, volunteering, karate, debate</p>

<p>General Comments: CONGRATS TO EVERYONE WHO GOT IN!</p>

<p>Decision: ACCEPTED</p>

<p>Stats: **[ul]
[<em>] SAT: 2130 or something, not submitted for admission, see ACT
[</em>] SAT IIs: 710 math 2, 710 lit, 750 bio
[<em>] ACT: 32, perfect writing tho
[</em>] GPA: 4.64
[<em>] Rank: 1/569
[</em>] Other stats: 6 AP exams straight 5's, 7th was a 4 :(
[<em>] Essays: complete garbage. Well probably not, seeing as they liked them maybe. but I think it was the "Why rice" one that won them over. I relished in a ... long list of rice traditions that I saw myself humiliatingly doing. Very unedited writing tho cuz of time
[</em>] Teacher Recs: One super good, one probably good, formlettery though
[<em>] Counselor Rec: wonderful; she's new so she is rather impressed by the few seniors she inherited
[</em>] Hook (if any): not that I'm aware of; diversity essay maybe
[<em>] State or Country: georgia
[</em>] School Type: Public
[<em>] Ethnicity: Pakistani
[</em>] Gender: Female
Other Factors:**[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars: I'm in everything and do everything. Not particularly well though. A lot of activism sorts of things; regional position with AI
[</em>] Why I think I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted: Genuine interest and unique extracurrics. I think it was pretty obvious how much time I devote to things and my writing focused on my passions.
[li] Other thoughts: <3333333333333333 RICE![/li][/ul]</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

[<em>] SAT: Superscore: CR630 / M800 /W710 (essay 10)
[</em>] SAT IIs: Math2 790 / Japanese 760 / Chem 770
[<em>] GPA: above 4.0
[</em>] Rank: top 1%
[<em>] Other stats: AP US History 3 /Calc AB 5 // Statistics 5 / Micro Econ 5 / Geography 5 -- last 3 self-taught
[</em>] Essays: unique
[<em>] Teacher Recs: did not read
[</em>] Counselor Rec: did not read
[<em>] Hook (if any): international low-income orphan
[</em>] State or Country: Ohio
[<em>] School Type: Catholic
[</em>] Ethnicity: Korean (International student)
[<em>] Gender: Male
[/ul]Other Factors:[ul]
[</em>] Extracurriculars: some very nerdy things, had some leadership position in all of them
[<em>] Why I think I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted: I am confident that I did good job on portraying who I really am
[</em>] Other thoughts: likely letter was really good thing ro receive

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

[<em>] SAT: 2380 (800 CR 800 W 780 M)
[</em>] SAT IIs: 800 bio, 790 chem, 750 physics (ouch!)
[<em>] ACT: N/A
[</em>] GPA: 113 or something, I don't even know.
[<em>] Rank: 1/686 at time of application, 2 now.
[</em>] Other stats: Seven 5's on APs (bio chem apush english stat psych calc ab), 96.5 on AMC (AIME cutoff was 97), semifinal on bio olympiad</p>

[<em>] Essays: Integrated a lot of my interests into the "field of choice" essay, talked about the museum district in my other one...long essay was a conglomeration of all my other college essays lol
[</em>] Teacher Recs: They were from pretty much my two favorite people ever (physics and english teachers). The one I had a chance to read was hysterical, the other one said it's one of the best he's ever written and I trust him completely on that count.
[<em>] Counselor Rec: She's dumb
[</em>] Hook (if any): Nada. Work? Published in a historical journal for what that's worth
[<em>] State or Country: TX
[</em>] School Type: Big, public, ghetto
[<em>] Ethnicity: White
[</em>] Gender: Chick
[/ul]Other Factors:[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars: Mainly local academic stuff (UIL science & current events, state for both), model un, environmental stuff, gov't stuff, campaign stuff, work stuff, various and sundry awards
[</em>] Why I think I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted: I said I like texmex too much to leave Um, I think my essays were strong and my recs were good. No national awards or "hooks" or what have you.
[li] Other thoughts: I want to know if I get money, and I think it's really considerate of the school to have a priority waitlist.[/li][/ul]</p>

<p>Decision: ACCEPTED!</p>

[<em>] SAT: horrible! ;) 590M 650W 610CR 1200/1600, 1850/ 2400
[</em>] SAT IIs: 510 (LITERATURE), 620 (MATH II)
[<em>] ACT: 26
[</em>] GPA: 3.9
[<em>] Rank: 11/600
[</em>] Other stats:
[<em>] Essays: i think these are what got me into the school. b/c as you can see, my test scores are TRES HORRIBLE! ;P
[</em>] Teacher Recs: I'm assuming that they were good b/c i'm not one of those "bad" students at my school
[<em>] Counselor Rec: (same thing as teacher recs)
[</em>] Hook (if any): i've had a hard life, and i mentioned that in my essays. HOWEVER, my essays were never depressing... they showed my optimism.
[<em>] State or Country: GA
[</em>] School Type: my school is one of the top schools in gwinnett county, which is one of the top counties in GA! ;P
[<em>] Ethnicity: african american
[</em>] Gender:female
[/ul]Other Factors:[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars: class president, leadership positions in clubs i've been in for years (don't feel like listing :D), and other community service...basically i didn't just do crap at school...i reached out to the community (i.e. HOBY!, science tutoring at an elementary school, etc.)
[</em>] Why I think I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted: i believe that i did not sound like an application; i sounded..."human". which i think is a VERY important factor. rice and other schools (i got accepted into everyone but washu where i was waitlisted) don't just look at the test scores, they look at how this person has experienced the world around them. (wow. i sound all...philosophical....)
[li] Other thoughts: for any future college applicate: just be yourself![/li][/ul]</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted Engineering</p>

[<em>] SAT:2340 (780 across the board)
[</em>] SAT IIs:760 Math II, 760 US History, 720 Physics
[<em>] ACT:none
[</em>] GPA:3.93 UW, 4.4 W
[<em>] Rank: Top 1%
[</em>] Other stats:National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar, School Academic Awards, four 5s on APs, one 4
[<em>] Essays: Really good ( I just reread them on my computer and they really showed why I wanted to go to Rice)
[</em>] Teacher Recs:Probably great (didn't read them)
[<em>] Counselor Rec:Pretty good (didn't read either)
[</em>] Hook (if any):None
[<em>] State or Country:Texas (Dallas)
[</em>] School Type: Competitive Public
[<em>] Ethnicity: Caucasian
[</em>] Gender:Male
[/ul]Other Factors:[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars: Lots of church stuff, clubs at school, NHS, lots of community service, mission trips, minor leadership positions, piano, track and XC, nothing really major or groundbreaking at all, no AMC, AIME, USAMO, or Siemens science fair crap, didnt even know about that stuff
[</em>] Why I think I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted:My stats and essays...cuz I sure as h<em>ll know it wasn't my lackluster ECs
[</em>] Other thoughts:I'm so pumped, I got waitlisted by Duke for engineering but I'm glad in knowing that I'm most likely gonna be an Owl!!

<p>*Decision: Accepted! *</p>

[<em>] SAT: 2360. 800 M 800 CR 760 W
[</em>] SAT IIs: 790 Math II, 790 Chinese
[<em>] ACT: N/A
[</em>] GPA: Dunno. Um...cumulative, unweighted GPA all A's...I believe.
[<em>] Rank: School Does Not rank
[</em>] Other stats:
[<em>] Essays: Honestly, I think I may have done this one 2 days before it was due.
[</em>] Teacher Recs: Good, I expect. Though I never took AP Physics, and the teacher offered to do mine.
[<em>] Counselor Rec: Lol. Our counselors had us write like 5 essays to complete their "survey" of us.
[</em>] Hook (if any): Dunno.
[<em>] State or Country: New Jersey, USA
[</em>] School Type: Public Magnet
[<em>] Ethnicity: Asian
[</em>] Gender: Female
[/ul]Other Factors:[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars: Model UN, Multicultural Club, Academic Team, Student council, etc.
[</em>] Why I think I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted: Because I'm a good applicant.
[li] Other thoughts: I like it better when I don't know my decision's coming. Nice little surprise "hey, you got in!"[/li][/ul]</p>

<p>For my son:</p>

<p>Decision: ACCEPTED</p>

<p>Received likely letter in February.</p>

[<em>] SAT: 2400, Math (800), CR(800), W(800)
[</em>] SAT IIs: Math IIC: 800, CHEM: 800
[<em>] ACT: 36
[</em>] GPA: UW (4.0), W(4.55)
[<em>] Rank: 4/378
[</em>] Other stats: AP [5]: Chemistry, Physics B, US History, Calculus BC, English Language, Latin Literature ([4]: Computer Science A)
SR YR AP: English Literature, Physics C Mech/E&M, Biology, Latin Vergil, Macroeconomics, US Government
[<em>] Essays: Son thought Common App was good, and Supplemental was great.
[</em>] Teacher Recs: Did not read.
[<em>] Counselor Rec: Did not read, but counselor knows him almost as well as teachers.
[</em>] Hook (if any): None
[<em>] State or Country: Texas
[</em>] School Type: Public magnet school
[<em>] Ethnicity: Indian
[</em>] Gender: Male
[/ul]Other Factors:[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars: Quiz Bowl, Science Olympiad, Kung Fu, Latin Club/Certamen Team, Knowledge Masters, Research at Microbiology Lab
[</em>] Why I think I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted: I think because he is well-rounded.
[li] Other thoughts: Son seemed too happy about decision for someone who claimed he will go to college as far as he can from us.[/li][/ul]</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

[<em>] SAT: 1500 / 2150
[</em>] SAT IIs: 760 & 660
[<em>] ACT: 34
[</em>] GPA: 3.96UW, 4.5W
[<em>] Rank: 11/425
[</em>] Other stats:National Merit Finalist
[<em>] Essays: Good I guess
[</em>] Teacher Recs: Didn't see, but good?
[<em>] Counselor Rec: Same as ^
[</em>] Hook (if any): None really.. good at math?
[<em>] State or Country: Georgia
[</em>] School Type: Public Magnet
[<em>] Ethnicity: White
[</em>] Gender: Female
[/ul]Other Factors:[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars: Enough
[</em>] Why I think I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted: Who cares? I'm in :D
[li] Other thoughts: Let the waiting for financial aid packages commence![/li][/ul]</p>

<p>This right after my rejection letter from Duke. Wow.</p>

<p>Decision: Waitlisted</p>

<p>SAT: 2300 M-800 CR-740 W-760
SAT IIs: US History-770 Math II-800
ACT: n/a
GPA: 3.94 uw
Rank: Top 10
Other stats: 7 APs taken by end of senior year.
Essays: good
Teacher Recs: decent
Counselor Rec: decent
Hook (if any):
State or Country: WA
School Type: Public
Ethnicity: Asian
Gender: male
Other Factors: Extracurriculars: Two sport varsity athlete for three years, seven varsity letters, National Merit Finalist, bunch of other stuff
Why I think I was accepted/rejected/waitlisted: ?</p>