Seniors: What schools did you apply to?

Applied RD to all schools:

  1. University of British Columbia :white_check_mark:
  2. McGill :white_check_mark:
  3. Lewis and Clark College :white_check_mark:
  4. Brandeis (waitlisted)
  5. Bowdoin :x:
  6. Oberlin :x: (this is sad)
  7. Wesleyan University
  8. Reed
  9. Smith
  10. Williams
  11. Mount Holyoke :white_check_mark: omggg
  12. Amherst
  13. Ryerson University

I am hoping to experience some independence from family and the opportunity to study things that really interest me. I’ve been stuck in the IBDP with not much choice in my classes, so it’s been a struggle staying afloat in this rigorous program. I can’t wait to study things like film and psychology that weren’t offered to me. I am also excited to get to know my classmates and have a true group at my new school.

I think I would like to meet the actress and activist Jameela Jamil or singer Bishop Briggs. Two of my idols and favorite women in the world!

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Brief update:
Got into Fordham University (plus the Rose Hill Honors Program)
Got into American University (plus the American Honors Program)
Still waiting on everything else!

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Omg I’m so glad to meet someone else who’s been waitlisted to Brandeis. It was a reach for me, but still caught me off guard. You’ve got this!

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In no order:

  1. Wake Forest
  2. Clemson (accepted into school, rejected from honors college)
  3. Clarkson (accepted)
  4. Brown
  5. Dartmouth
  6. Emory
  7. UVM (accepted honors college)
  8. Boston University
  9. University of Rochester
  10. University of Maine (accepted honors college)
  11. University of Massachusetts Amherst (accepted, rejected from honors college)

I want to be able to do research with faculty and travel.

Some other students at my school and have in person classes.

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hey I also applied to Emory, BU, and URoc! Might see you next year haha

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So far for me, would love to hear anything about these:

Early:
Georgetown (deferred)
UNC (waitlisted)
UVA (deferred)
URI :white_check_mark:
Umass :white_check_mark:
Richmond :white_check_mark: (with presidential scholarship)
Villanova :white_check_mark:

Regular:
Colby (waitlisted)
Duke
Davidson
Northwestern
Dartmouth
Brown
Harvard

Lotta indecision but no rejections yet

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I’m not actually class of 2021, I graduated in 2020 but chose to apply to college this year during my gap year. I’m an American citizen living in the U.K. The schools I applied to in the US are:

  • Yale University (deferred EA)
  • Brown University
  • Cornell University
  • University of Virginia (accepted)
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Southern California
  • Grinnell College (waitlisted)
  • Colby College (waitlisted)
  • Oberlin College (accepted + scholarship)

It’s been a really fun process. However, I won’t be attending any of these schools - already committed to my dream university which is the University of Cambridge in the U.K. It’s always been my goal, plus school in the U.S. is totally unaffordable for me, the education style isn’t really for me and I don’t wanna leave my friends on a different continent :slight_smile:

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I applied to wayyy too many (26):

Waiting on decisions from:

Tufts
Duke
Northwestern
Wake Forest
WashU St. Louis
Dartmouth

Accepted:

Emory University
Oxford College (of Emory)
University of Georgia
Providence College
Villanova University
Clark University
Vanderbilt University
University of Colorado (Boulder and Denver)
University of Denver
Cornell University
U of Kentucky
North Carolina State
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama
University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Northeastern University
Baylor University
University of South Carolina
Colorado College

No rejections yet!!

Hopefully we will have more normalcy than this school year. I’m just looking forward to the general college experience!

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Oh Lord, way too many.

I applied EA to the following:

  1. Penn State
  2. IU
  3. Rutgers (NB & Newark)
  4. UMass Amherst
  5. Tulane
  6. UMich
  7. Seton Hall (a mid-size college in NJ)
  8. Monmouth (a mid-size college in NJ)
  9. OSU
  10. VT
  11. URI
  12. Sacred Heart
  13. Fairfield
  14. Temple
  15. UMaryland
  16. Quinnipiac
  17. Michigan State
  18. U of Delaware
  19. UConn

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:

  1. Gettysburg
  2. U of South Carolina
  3. Clemson
  4. TCNJ
  5. Holy Cross
  6. Muhlenberg
  7. Boston U
  8. 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.

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I heard back from all my schools so here goes:

Accepted at:
UCLA
Oxford College at Emory
Vassar College
Northeastern (honors)
University of Rochester (scholarship)
UC Irvine (regents and honors)
UCSD
UC Riverside (regents)
University of San Diego (scholarship)
Clark University (scholarship)

Waitlisted at:
UC Berkeley
Emory University
Boston University

Rejected at:
Duke
Pomona
Brown (ED)

Probably going to go UCLA because cost, closer to home, and I feel like I vibe with the students there

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probably committing to umass-amherst

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Congrats everyone:)

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we made it! no matter where y’all did/did not get in, we have our whole futures ahead of us. you’ll all do great!

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Didnt get into any of the schools I wanted to, hoping to get the opportunity to transfer, good luck everyone!

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My SAT was below a 1400 and people told me here and on Reddit that I wouldn’t get into top schools. I still submitted it to all my schools (except Yale) because the average SAT in my schools hovers around a 1000.

Accepted:
Stanford
Brown
Tufts
University of Southern California
UCLA
UCI
UCSD
Cal Poly SLO
NAU
University of the Pacific
Ohio State
Kenyon College
Canisus College

Waitlisted:
Johns Hopkins
GWU
Pomona College

Rejected:
Yale
Claremont McKenna College

I’m most likely committing to Stanford because they gave the best financial AID out of all the schools (even CSUs & UCs). My advice is to not let people on Reddit or CC psych you out, just work hard on your essays and believe :slight_smile:

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I got into Brown, Georgetown, and Davidson for Poli Sci. Definitely not easy to turn down Georgetown or Davidson for poli sci but I cannot see myself not going to brown

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