PrinceMuzic's Official Results Thread (For those of you w/out 4.0/2400)

<p>-Introduction-</p>

<p>I'd just like to say that this has been an amazing journey and what is listed below is the absolute truth. I hope that this just goes to show that getting into amazing schools is not solely for the super geniuses, it is for those with the biggest heart, the most determination and the strongest voice. Oh, and stick around 'til the end for a special surprise. :-)</p>

<p>-Results-</p>

<p>Amherst College (WAITLISTED*)
Bowdoin College (ACCEPTED)
Carleton College (ACCEPTED)
Columbia University (REJECTED)
Dartmouth College (WAITLISTED *)
George Washington University (ACCEPTED)
Macalester College (ACCEPTED)
Occidental College (ACCEPTED)
Pomona College (ACCEPTED)
Skidmore College (ACCEPTED)
Stanford University (REJECTED)
Swarthmore College (WAITLISTED)
University of Chicago (ACCEPTED)
Vassar College (ACCEPTED)
Yale University (WAITLISTED)</p>

<p>*accepting place on waitlist</p>

<p>-Academic Stats-</p>

<p>GPA: 3.75 (unweighted)
Rank: 16/348 (top 5%)
SAT I: 600 (M) 640 (CR) 680 (W)
SAT II: 590 (Math 1 <em>sad face</em>) 710 (Lit)</p>

<p>-Extracurriculars-</p>

<p>Plays and Musicals (Several Lead Roles)
Student Council (President/State President)
Graffiti Street--the only teen television talk-show in the Virgin Islands (Host and Treasurer)
Piano Teacher
Eager Beaver's Club (Junior Counselor)
National Honor Society
Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra- organization for teens who play the steel pan
French Club (Secretary)
Academic Quiz Bowl Team</p>

<p>-Awards-</p>

<p>United Nations Scholar
Iowa Scholastic Test Honoree
Laws of Life Essay Contest (2nd Place)
Poetry Out Loud In-School Competition (Winner)
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Role Model
Honor Roll
Principal's Award</p>

<p>-Other-</p>

<p>Recs: Really good. Discussed my humor, charm and wit. Also talked about how serious I can sometimes be and about how creative I am.</p>

<p>Essay: Pretty damn great if I do say so myself. Detailled two of my "misadventures" that reveal my naivete and teenage inexperience. </p>

<p>-Reflection-</p>

<p>Strengths: Essays and recs.</p>

<p>Weaknesses: SAT, GPA</p>

<p>-Final Thoughts-</p>

<p>I know this has been said numerous times before but do not, I repeat, DO NOT BELIEVE EVERY CHANCE YOU READ!! Many people are ill-informed and only the admissions office can determine if you're good enough or not. Also, don't be afraid to color outside of the lines with your college applications. I think admissions persons love seeing a little creativity and bending of the rules. Most importantly, have fun! Don't make this process a life and death thing. You'll end up somewhere amazing and just where you need to be. Besides, there is so little that you have control over so why stress about the things that you don't determine? Good luck you guys!! BEST WISHES TO THE NEXT VICTIMS!! :-P</p>

<p>-Surprise-</p>

<p>Here are the links to my chance threads. I enjoy re-reading and laughing at them. :-)</p>

<p>First: <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/992079-what-chance-do-i-have.html?highlight=what+chance+do+i+have%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/992079-what-chance-do-i-have.html?highlight=what+chance+do+i+have&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Second: <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1057649-wheel-chance-what-goes-around-comes-around.html?highlight=wheel+of+chance%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1057649-wheel-chance-what-goes-around-comes-around.html?highlight=wheel+of+chance&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Final: <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1085617-final-chance-thread-because-i-know-gets-annoying.html?highlight=final+chance+thread%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1085617-final-chance-thread-because-i-know-gets-annoying.html?highlight=final+chance+thread&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Prince are you an international student?</p>

<p>No. No I am not.</p>

<p>It sounds from your post that you're pretty happy with how things panned out, so if I may congratulate you—I hope you're either facing an enviable choice between several schools you love, or you've already decided on one that you're really excited about attending.</p>

<p>As a fellow H.S. class of 2011, I salute you.</p>

<p>And I love that you linked your chance threads. I never did one of those, and I sort of regret it...it would've been interesting to compare the chances to my actual results now.</p>

<p>This is amazing and really help me put things in perspective.
Thank you so much!</p>