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***Official UNC - Chapel Hill 2016 RD Results***

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  • 1999sm1999sm Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    Rejected OOS
    Daughter at large nationally regarded IL public school
    3.8 unweighted, 4.5 weighted
    33 ACT
    6 varsity letters Captain Spring sport
    Head of year round volunteer organization, 2 great Summer volunteer experiences.
    In at UCLA, UCSD, UT waiting on Berkeley
    good luck to all
  • Astr0boyAstr0boy Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    OBJECTIVE

    [*] SAT I (breakdown): 2340 second sitting (800 W, 790 CR, 750 M)

    [*] SAT II: Latin = 770, Math II = 770

    [*] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.21 unweighted (A- = 3.67, A+ = 4.33)

    [*] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): school doesn't rank, but I'm in Cum Laude (within 10%)

    [*] AP (place score in parenthesis): AP English Language and Writing (5)

    [*] Senior Year Course Load: AP Latin, AP BC Calculus, AP English Language, Auditioned Jazz/Rock Band, AP US History, Independent Study in Molecular Biology (1 on 1 with my teacher, almost like Williams' tutorials)

    [*] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Latin Awards (Golds and a silver), Cum Laude; various local, state, national debate trophies, various school awards


    SUBJECTIVE:

    [*] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Auditioned Jazz/Rock Band (3 years); Astronomy club (2 years, founder/president), Auditioned, nationally recognized a cappella group (1); pit band in musicals (1); Editor of school newspaper (1); non-auditioned a cappella group (2); Varsity Science Olympiad (2); JV and Varsity debate (2); Advisory leader in community service (only offered 1 year); liaison to national charity in junior year; Habitat for Humanity ReStore (2)

    [*] Job/Work Experience: 7 weeks (summer) in major university biology lab doing research, outreach research program in astronomy sponsored by JPL (published in major astronomical journal)

    [*] Volunteer/Community service: raised about $15k for school WISER, Stop Hunger Now, Amnesty International; organized service project for the junior class, raised $4,000, H for H ReStore

    [*] Summer Activities (fresh, soph, jun): Debate camp, biology research, astronomy research

    [*] Common app = VERY PERSONAL - wrote about overcoming illness and how it motivated me

    OTHER:

    [*] Applied for Financial Aid?: yes, will apply

    [*] Intended major?: biology, classics, astronomy

    [*] State (if domestic applicant): NC

    [*] School Type: independent

    [*] Ethnicity: white

    [*] Gender: M

    [*] Income Bracket: 100k

    [*] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): NONE

    REFLECTION:

    [*] Strengths: GPA, SAT scores, research

    [*] Weaknesses:

    [*] Why you think you were accepted: Good GPA/SAT"

    [*] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: Harvard, Columbia (likely), Williams (Early Write), Duke, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, UNC, Cal Poly, Pomona
  • cwill72694cwill72694 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2210 (760 writing, 790 critical reading, 660 math)
    • ACT: 31 (Taken at the end of sophomore year; can't remember breakdown.)
    • SAT II: 730 U.S. History, 700 Math II
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): I was home-schooled/only student.
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): World (5) Macroeconomics (4), Microeconomics (5), Calc AB (5) English Language (5), US (4)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc BC, AP English Lit, AP Euro, and physics II (self-designed curriculum)
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar, hoping for national scholar after this year's tests.
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Local civics club (founder and president, 2 school years), Music (Guitar, ten years; piano, two years; drums, one year so far)
    • Job/Work Experience: Working with my dad for two summers (painting gas stations, nothing too educational...)
    • Volunteer/Community service: Food pantry, literacy project, and music at daycare.
    • Summer Activities: Work
    • Essays: Good
    • Teacher Recommendation: I was home-schooled.
    • Counselor Rec: ^
    • Additional Rec: ^
    • Interview: No interview
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): NC
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Home-schooled
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: $25,000/thank-God-for-aid bracket
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First generation college, home-schooled
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Being independent and largely autodidactic since second grade, decent essays, APs.
    • Weaknesses: ACT and SAT scores, ability to pay.
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I don't have a good reason. It feels awfully silly to think that I deserved it. No one "deserves" a college education. I guess I was accepted because I met standards, qualifications, and character traits that the school desired.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: ^
    General Comments:
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