Oh Lord, way too many.
I applied EA to the following:
- Penn State
- Rutgers (NB & Newark)
- UMass Amherst
- Seton Hall (a mid-size college in NJ)
- Monmouth (a mid-size college in NJ)
- Sacred Heart
- Michigan State
- U of Delaware
Got into Michigan State, Sacred Heart, Quinnipiac, Temple, Penn State, IU, URI, Seton Hall, Monmouth. Got deferred at Fairfield, Rutgers, and UDel during EA round. Got rejected from the rest.
I applied to the following during regular decision:
- U of South Carolina
- Holy Cross
- Boston U
- Florida State
Got into Gettysburg; rejected from 5 of them; and waitlisted at Muhlenberg. I haven’t heard back from either TCNJ or BU yet (I’m pretty sure BU comes out Saturday), but I’m pretty sure I’m going to get rejected from them both. When it came to my deferrals during the EA round, I got waitlisted from Fairfield, and I’m still waiting to hear back from UDel and BU.
Overall, I thought I would get into some I got rejected or waitlisted from (like U of South Carolina and Muhlenberg), and I didn’t expect to apply to so many colleges that I did at the beginning of this process at the end of my Junior Year. I already made up my mind of what school I want to go to in the fall, I just hope I get into said school.
Ultimately, I hope to have a typical college experience (go to football games, make great friends, live in a dorm, etc.), but hope to build up my resume, and participate in research and other learning opportunities over the next four years. When this pandemic is over, I hope to meet Dua Lipa lol. Her album, Future Nostalgia got me through quarantine last Spring.