S21 committed to: Brown (ED)
Stats: 3.95 UW, 4.45 W, 10 AP classes
SAT 1590, Math 2 SAT subject test 800
Took multi variable calc, linear algebra and differential equations at college through extension school (4.0 gpa)
ECs, runs three seasons (captain) pretty good, but not recruitable level, math team (captain), summer jobs lifeguarding and math tutoring, some volunteer tutoring and special needs soccer volunteering, extracurricular math team (has scored well on AMC and AIME but hasn’t made it to USAMO), NHS, NMF, Presidential scholar invite. He attends a middle class, mid level suburban high school and is not hooked in any way. We do believe (but haven’t read them so who knows) his letters of recommendation were a strength in his application.
Also applied to: UMass Amherst (accepted, in state), U Michigan, U Wisconsin, UCLA, UCSD, UC Berkeley (all apps pulled when accepted)
Was also planning to apply to: Cornell, WashU, Duke, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Northwestern
Reason for choice: We were able to tour precovid and he immediately loved the vibe, diversity, campus and open curriculum. He is a STEM kid, but wasn’t sure he wanted to go to a school where most of the students were STEM majors. He also wants a collaborative environment over a super competitive one. He also, liked the size. He wanted a midsize to large school. I love the fact that he will be 1 1/2 hours away. It really is the perfect fit for my fun loving, liberal, intellectually curious kid.