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UNC 2021 EA RESULTS (OFFICIAL)

sirhcgledsirhcgled Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
Hey everyone! I always find these helpful when I'm on CC, and I think it would help future applicants to see stats. Please post only results in here!

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[*B][*size=4][*color=#008000]Decision: Accepted[*/color][*/size][*/b]
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[*B][*size=4][*color=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected[*/color][*/size][*/b]

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Objective:
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Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
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Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
AP (place score in parenthesis):
IB (place score in parenthesis):
Senior Year Course Load:
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):


Subjective:
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
Job/Work Experience:
Volunteer/Community service:
Summer Activities:
Essays:
Teacher Recommendation:
Counselor Rec:
Additional Rec:
State:
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Gender:
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

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Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
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Replies to: UNC 2021 EA RESULTS (OFFICIAL)

  • sirhcgledsirhcgled Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    edited January 2017
    Decision: Accepted

    In State or Out of State: OOS

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): Didn't send
    ACT: 32 C (36E, 34R, 31S, 28M)
    SAT II: 770 US History, 750 English Lit
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.96
    Weighted GPA: 5.07
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): School doesn't rank, I'd guess top 5% though
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 US Gov, 5 Art Hist, 5 World Hist, 5 Spanish Lang, 4 US Hist, 4 Eng Lang, 4 Capstone Seminar
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Eng Lit, AP Capstone Research, AP Comp. Gov. and Politics. Rest are honors
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Nothing special honestly. Some debate awards I guess


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Speech and Debate (Speech Captain), Theatre/Thespians (Director of Communications), various honor societies
    Job/Work Experience: Summer camp counselor every summer, Internship with lobbying group Junior year
    Volunteer/Community service: 650+ hours over four years
    Summer Activities: See Job/Work experience above
    Essays: Common App 9/10. UNC ones also 9/10, I thought they were pretty great
    Teacher Recommendation: 10/10 English teacher I had for two years that loved me. 9/10 Debate moderator and teacher who also likes me
    Counselor Rec: 10/10 we're really close
    Additional Rec: N/A
    State: FL
    School Type: Competitive catholic private
    Ethnicity: Hispanic
    Gender: Male
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Hispanic I guess.

    Strengths: My writing is my strongest suit so essays definitely helped
    Weaknesses: Test scores. Was really worried about that being my make or break for most schools
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Honestly.. No clue. I guess they liked my essays!
    General Comments: I love UNC, it's one of my top choices and I can't believe I got in. If you're reading this and you're OOS, my stats prove you don't need perfect test scores to get in. Can't wait to meet all the other Tar Heels and good luck to future applicants!
  • MedSciBudMedSciBud Registered User Posts: 961 Member
    Decision: Accepted OOS

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): Did not submit 2260C, 690CR, 770M, 800W
    ACT (breakdown): 35C, 36M, 35S, 35E, 34R, 10W
    SAT II: USH (770), Bio (800), Math 2 (780)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Weighted GPA: 4.96
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 9
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Bio (5), USH (5), Eng Lit&Comp (4), Eur Hx (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): Chem SL (7)
    Senior Year Course Load: Marine Sci (A), IB Eng4, IB Calc&Stat, IB Bio3, IB Cont Hx2, IB French 5B, IB TOK
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): ISEF (Finalist), State Science Fair (1st Place +3), Regional Science Fair (1st Place +2), USNCO (Nat exam), Astronaut challenge (State finals), AP Sch w Dist

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Swim (12+ years - not recruit level), SGA, Clubs (French, Science, MAT, NHS, Interact), School newspaper (ed), Non-profit (co-founder)
    Job/Work Experience: NIH paid summer internship
    Volunteer/Community service: NPO, Hospital, IB ambassador, SGA, Key club, Interact club, Youth group, Youth UW
    Summer Activities: Harvard SSP, NIH
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 9? (Can't rate my own essay)

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details): Waived FERPA, so all below are guesses
    Teacher Rec #1 (rating 1-10, details): Chem - he said he wrote 4 pages, so guessing very good
    Teacher Rec #2 (rating 1-10, details): Bio - all 4 years, did research, so guessing good
    Counselor Rec (rating 1-10, details): Have good relationship, but really can't tell (large public school GC!)
    Additional Rec (if any) (rating 1-10, details): 1 from SSP Prof, 1 from NIH PI
    Interview (if any) (rating 1-10, details): N/A

    Other:
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes, but don't think will qualify
    Intended Major: Undecided on app
    State (if domestic applicant): FL
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Asian (Indian)
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: --
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): --
  • kgcollege17kgcollege17 Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    edited January 2017
    Decision: Rejected

    In State or Out of State: OOS

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): Old SAT: 2240 (700 CR, 740 M, 800 W; 10 essay)
    ACT: didn’t submit
    SAT II: 790 USH, 720 lit, 720 math 1
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9ish
    Weighted GPA: idk, my school does it differently
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 3/98
    AP (place score in parenthesis): junior year: apush (4), ap bio (4)
    Senior Year Course Load: AP English Lit, AP Physics 1, AP Calc AB, AP Psych, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Spanish (also concurrent enrollment through local college), College Writing (concurrent enrollment through URI)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): nothing MAJOR, but CSPAN studentcam documentary contest 3rd prize, National History Day state finalist, tennis all-division, etc.


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    -World Languages Club (Secretary)
    -National Honor Society (Treasurer)
    -World Languages Honor Society
    -Varsity tennis: 4 years
    -Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse (VAASA)
    -Golf team

    Job/Work Experience: 2 summers of bussing at local beach club
    Volunteer/Community service: 40 hours per year for NHS; teach CCD at local Catholic church
    Summer Activities: work & tennis
    Essays: Okay, my common app one is either good or weird, can’t tell (could be interpreted as either). One of my UNC ones is good, the other is alright
    Teacher Recommendations: Both good, one by a UNC alum but they probably didn’t know that
    Counselor Rec: Decent probably, but she doesn’t really know me too well
    State: Rhode Island
    School Type: Small public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none

    Strengths: I have good test scores, grades, and ECs, but these are just average in the UNC OOS applicant pool.
    Weaknesses: Test scores are good, but not good enough. I have no hooks, am OOS, and have nothing that truly stands out about my application
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I’m OOS, which is extremely competitive for UNC. I was expecting to get deferred or maybe accepted, so the rejection came as quite the surprise. But at least this will make my decision easier.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: Boston College (honors program!), University of Miami (with a scholarship!), and Fordham. Deferred: Georgetown
    General Comments: You’ll end up at a great school no matter what. One thing that I’ve learned through this process is that it’s not only good to go to a school that you want to go to, but to also go to a school that wants YOU! Congrats to everyone who got into UNC though :)
  • MadAstroMadAstro Registered User Posts: 141 Junior Member
    edited January 2017
    Decision: Accepted


    In State or Out of State: In State

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): didn't take it
    ACT: 35
    SAT II: Chemistry 800 Math level C2 800 Japanese 770
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.95
    Weighted GPA: school does not calculate weighted GPA
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 10% out of 50 (school does not rank but only give percentile)
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Calculus BC (5) AB subscore (5) Chemistry (5) Physics 1 (4)
    (My school actually doesn't offer AP so I took those before I got into my current school)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): None
    Senior Year Course Load: [Physical Chemistry I, Physical Chemistry I Lab, Linear Algebra, Fundamentals of Classical Physics I, Fundamentals of Classical Physics I Lab, US History until 1877, Intro to Philosophy, Class Piano I] <- 1st semester
    [Differential Equations, Intro to American Politics and Government, Fundamentals of Classical Physics II, Fundamentals of Classical Physics II Lab, Statics, Philosophy of Science, Class Piano II] <- 2nd semester
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AMC 12 105/150, AIME 5/15, USAAAO Qualifier, US Representative for International Olympiad of Astronomy and Astrophysics 2016 (Honorable Mention on International Olympiad), Hold a patent for an invention (It's not an award but I thought it was worth mentioning)


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): SciOly club, Math club, Student Government Association, Community Service club... no leadership position haha
    Job/Work Experience: None
    Volunteer/Community Service: long-term (2 months) tutoring at nearby cultural center
    Summer Activities: Research at North Polar Region (Svalbard) about Patterned Ground (August 2014)
    Family trip to Osaka (July 2015)
    Alone trip to Tokyo (July 2016)
    US Astronomy Representative Training Camp at MIT (August 2016)
    Essays: Common App 8.5/10 (Wrote about my life-long aspiration about astronomy)
    UNC Supple essay 9.5/10 (Wrote about how Freddie Mercury inspires me as an astronomer even though he is an artist and another one was about imminent crisis of space flotsam invading the atmosphere)
    Teacher Recommendation: #1 Math 10/10 (I waived FERPA so I wasn't sure but when I told him I got into UNC he said he wrote an excellent one for me so I'm guessing 10/10)
    #2 English 9/10 (She is relatively new teacher and I'm guessing she's still figuring out how to write letter of rec but still she also said I deserve a good letter of rec so I'm guessing 9/10)
    Counselor Rec: 9/10 (My counselor usually gives out above average recommendations)
    Additional Rec:
    State: MO (I am resident in NC but attend school in MO... it's kinda complicated haha)
    School Type: Boarding school
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Male
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Strong preparation in Astrophysics... I guess? Or maybe just strong preparation in STEM-field research in general. I tried to incline all my activities to science or astronomy related activities to make the 'hook' and I guess it worked out pretty well.

    Strengths: ACT, GPA, EC(Olympiad)
    Weaknesses: No leadership position
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Princeton (deferred) Georgia Tech (deferred)
    General Comments: Well I guess my status as In-state applicant really helped me out a lot here. I just want to say that public schools have that inevitable inclination towards their states' applicants and therefore for OOS it is a different ball game. Same for UNC! Maybe if I applied as OOS my chances might have been slim. So don't be sad even if you got rejected/deferred from UNC. You'll be fine wherever you go.

    (Sidenotes, I would love to answer any general questions about my results/stats so please do not hesitate to DM me if you have any questions)
  • CollegeBound1325CollegeBound1325 Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted

    In state

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): Didn't send
    ACT: 35C (35 E, 34 M, 35 R, 36 S)
    SAT II: 720 US History, 700 Math II
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.7
    Weighted GPA: 4.5
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 15%
    AP (place score in parentheses): AP Lang Comp (5), AP Human Geo (5), AP US History (4), AP Stats (4), AP Calc AB (3)
    IB (place score in parentheses) N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Comp Gov, AP Biology, Rest are Honors
    Major Awards: Just some regional DECA awards and some basketball awards


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses): Varsity Basketball (Co-Captain), Varsity Golf, 1st Chair Alto Saxophonist, DECA, NHS
    Job/Work Experience: Worked for a catering company
    Volunteer/Community Service: Helped coach youth basketball players during the summer and volunteered to help pack meals each year at my church
    Summer Activities: See sports, job, and volunteer work
    Essays: Common App: 8/10 (nothing extraordinary), UNC essays: 9/10 I really liked those
    Teacher RECs: 10/10 I got my UNC alum APUSH teacher to write it; one of my favorite teachers.
    Counselor REC: 7/10 We got a new counselor this year and I never even met them.
    Additional REC: 10/10 Got a UNC alum who is a lawyer to write it. He only writes 1 per year but he and my father are fairly close. He has great connections with the school.
    State: NC
    School Type: Competitive Mid-Size Public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc): None

    Strengths: ACT score, in state, additional rec, ECs
    Weaknesses: GPA and no hooks
    Why you think you were
    accepted/deffered/rejected: I worked hard and took my testing seriously.
    General Comments: I'm super happy and relieved to have gotten in. I'm fortunate to be in state even though I think I'm a pretty competitive applicant. I'm waiting on 3 ivies but I don't have much hope so UNC is a great fallback. I can definitely see myself having fun and being successful here. Congrats to everyone accepted and good luck to those not, I'm sure you will find a great school. Seems weird that the wait is over. I remember reading the results of the 2019 and 2020 classes live. I even posted an annoying "what are my chances" thread as a young junior haha. I'd say they're very good now lol.
  • sunshinemiraclesunshinemiracle Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
    edited January 2017
    [*B][*size=4][*color=#008000]Decision: Accepted[*/color][*/size][*/b]

    In State or Out of State: In-State

    Objective:
    SAT: 1080/1600
    ACT: 23
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.58
    Weighted GPA: 4.46
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 5/152
    AP (place score in parenthesis): I took two AP classes freshmen year but I did not take the tests
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    College Credits: 30 credits so far, mostly dual enrolled
    Senior Year Course Load: Conceptual Physics (college), Precalculus Algebra (college), Principles of Biology (college), Honors English IV, Precalculus Trigonometry (college), Computer Programming I, World Civilizations II (college), and College Transfer Success (college).
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Student of Merit, Dean's List (this year upcoming)


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Dance-(head dancer), Student Advisory Board- (Surveyor), Chorus- (head Alto), Tutor, Mentor, Gaming Club, National Honors Society
    Job/Work Experience: N/A
    Volunteer/Community service: Helping out in church, visiting the elderly in my tribal community
    Summer Activities: Did a class over the summer last year in college
    Essays: I talked about my tribe, Haliwa-Saponi and Costa Rica with renewable energy, and also for my personal statement via Common App, I talked about getting "C" and "D" for math in Freshmen and Sophomore and how I did not let one terrible teacher stop me from being a high "B" in a college math class in Senior first semester
    Teacher Recommendation: I chose my English teacher that I had for English III and English IV, so it was probably great.
    Counselor Rec: This was good I think, I guess, I do not know.
    Additional Rec: N/A
    State: In-State
    School Type: Went to public magnet for freshmen through junior year, then regular public school.
    Ethnicity: Black and Haliwa-Saponi Native.
    Gender: Nonbinary
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First generation college in terms of four-year since I am with my mom. (She was very happy!)

    Strengths: I think my essays did it for me.
    Weaknesses: I would say math in freshmen and sophomore year due to my math teacher being horrible :(
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think I was accepted because my experiences were unique and my schedule was unique as well.
    General Comments: I am VERY PROUD OF EACH OF YOU--whether you got accepted, deferred, or rejected, please understand that you are worthy. Also, dreams come true since as a person who is from a rural part of in-state, that had to do most of this college stuff on my own, I never thought this would happen but dreams come true if you are genuine. Also, be authentic and take risks!!
  • highsch00lstresshighsch00lstress Registered User Posts: 18 Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted

    In State or Out of State: Out of State

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): n/a
    ACT: 34
    SAT II: 790 Chinese, 800 Math II, 800 Biology (E)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Weighted GPA: n/a
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): n/a (somewhere in the top 10%)
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Chinese (5), Calculus BC (5), Biology (5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Chemistry, AP Gov/Microecon, ASB Leadership, AP Stats, AP Japanese, British Lit
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): other than Eagle Scout nothing really lol


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Class President (9th, 10th, 11th), ASB President (12th), California Scholarship Federation (VP), NHS, JNHS, Varsity Badminton (co-captain), Boy Scouts (Eagle), Art class
    Job/Work Experience: none
    Volunteer/Community service: Tech Museum (around 150 hours)
    Summer Activities: Boy Scout high adventure camps, BU RISE, Boys' State
    Essays: Common App 9/10 UNC ones 8/10
    Teacher Recommendation: AP Biology Teacher 10/10 and American Lit H Teacher 9/10
    Counselor Rec: Assistant Principal of Activities/ASB advisor 10/10
    Additional Rec: AP Chemistry Teacher 10/10
    State: CA
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: M
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none

    Strengths: student government, boy scouts, teacher recommendation letters
    Weaknesses: Asian male from Bay Area
  • chiirpchiirp Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Decision: Accepted

    In State or Out of State: In State

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1460 (740R 720M) new
    ACT: 33 composite (35E 32M 36R 28S)
    SAT II: N/A
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.96
    Weighted GPA: 4.75 out of 6.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 10 out of ~360
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Calc BC (5) with AB subscore (5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: 1st semester: H. A&P, office TA, H. Chem II, H. Eng IV.
    2nd semester: AP Stats, H. Visual Arts III, AP Chem, H. Contemporary Law & Justice
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/A

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): French Club (treasurer) [french program died in my senior year and so did the club], NAHS
    Job/Work Experience: N/A
    Volunteer/Community service: N/A
    Summer Activities: ...N/A
    Essays: CA essay 7/10, picked the transition to adulthood prompt and talked about the week i spent packing/cleaning an old house.
    unc #1 7/10, i wrote about my first concert (twenty one pilots)
    unc #2 8/10 wrote about wanting to do the disney college program because of how wdw has impacted me personally
    Teacher Recommendation: done by my ap calc teacher - probably great. Never read it, but I've had multiple people tell me that she writes good recommendation letters.
    Counselor Rec: As good as it could be? I spent a semester working in student services, so my counselor knows me pretty well, plus she's the best counselor at the school IMO
    Additional Rec: N/A
    State: North Carolina
    School Type: large public high school
    Ethnicity: white
    Gender: female
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): technically first-gen

    Strengths: in state, good gpa/act/rank
    Weaknesses: lame ecs
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: got lucky? the fact that i'm in state is a huge pull. my essays were interesting, too, to say the least.
    General Comments: lol please don't be like me and wait until the week before the deadline to write all your essays, and then have no one proofread them. i got lucky. my advice: be authentic, relax, and don't force yourself to do things just because it will look good. by all means, please challenge yourself, but do what you enjoy.
  • adp106adp106 Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    edited January 2017
    Decision: Accepted

    In State or Out of State: In-State

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): Did not submit
    ACT: 30
    SAT II: N/A
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Weighted GPA: 4.87
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 3/267
    AP (place score in parenthesis): English Language/Composition (4), Calculus AB (3), APES (3)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Biology, AP English Literature, AP US History, Honors Psychology, AP Statistics
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): 1st place woodwind solo (Saxophone) Teen Talent Festival, 3rd place piano solo Teen Talent Festival, 2nd place woodwind solo (Saxophone) Top Nazarene Talent, Junior Marshal, Morehead-Cain Nominee, Most Outstanding Musician Award 3 years in a row, AP Scholar Award.


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): High school band (Band Captain), Youth Group Student Leader, Saxophonist for Church Band, Beta Club (Vice President), National Honor Society, Greensboro Youth Jazz Ensemble.
    Job/Work Experience: Piano/Saxophone Private Instructor for Beginners
    Volunteer/Community service: Translated documents and fund-raised for Triad Health Project (organization that helps with the HIV/AIDS dilemma in the NC), assisted in preparing testing materials for Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools ESL department, Mission Nashville, 30 Hour Famine, Soup Kitchen.
    Summer Activities: Mission trips, various events with the youth group, Project Uplift, college visits
    Essays: Common App 9/10, UNC ones 9.5/10
    Teacher Recommendation: Honors English 10 teacher 10/10, AP Calculus Teacher 8/10
    Counselor Rec: Guidance Counselor 8.5/10
    Additional Rec: N/A
    State: North Carolina
    School Type: Mid-size Public
    Ethnicity: Hispanic (Cuban and Puerto Rican)
    Gender: Male
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM

    Strengths: GPA, strong ACT score (for in-state), I think personally my essays are really good, I was able to demonstrate my passion for music and I think that's what put me over the top if my scores/essays hadn't yet.
    Weaknesses: Not a whole lot of AP classes because block schedule at my school made me take overall less courses as well as presenting conflicts between certain AP classes that I could only take as an upperclassmen due to prerequisites. However, my senior year did not have any conflicts because I now have all of my prerequisites so all of my classes are AP classes (except for psychology).
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: GPA, test scores, essays, demonstrated passion for music.
    General Comments: It has been so much fun interacting with everybody on this forum. Witnessing people freaking out as much as me was relieving and provided some comfort in the uncertain times. It is amazing to see some of the people I've seen posting since October finally getting their dreams realized. It's also great to see the attitude of those who did not get in, as they are all brilliant students as well who will strive in any setting. I look forward to trying to aid next year's class through this process now that I have a bit of understanding on it and I hope I can be active in admissions throughout my time at UNC. THANK YOU EVERYBODY!
  • buckscountydannybuckscountydanny Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    ACCEPTED!!!
    SAT: 1230
    GPA: 3.74W
    3 EC's, but I love them all!
    Literally cannot believe this.
    Congrats to all my future Tar heels!
  • aimivanaimivan Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted


    In State or Out of State: In state

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): N/A
    ACT: 28 (32E, 27M, 28R, 23S)
    SAT II: Spanish w/ Listening (770), Biology Molecular (540)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.8
    Weighted GPA: 4.65
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 5%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Lang (3)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load:
    AP Calc BC
    Sociology
    Spanish III Hon
    AP Environmental
    Band
    Anatomy/Physio Hon
    AP Lit

    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Marching band (Drum major), Jazz Band, Piano, Beta Club, National Honor Society
    Job/Work Experience: Cook at Bojangles, Sales/Cashier at Shoe Carnival
    Volunteer/Community service: Math tutor, Abby foundation
    Summer Activities: National Youth Leadership conference, Work
    Essays: Common App 8/10, UNC 10/10
    Teacher Recommendation: English 10 Hon, AP Calc AB/BC, APES, don't know what they wrote
    Counselor Rec: don't know what she wrote
    Additional Rec:
    State: NC
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Hispanic
    Gender: Male
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First generation college, unique essays

    Strengths:
    Weaknesses:
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
    General Comments:
  • rm17hobirm17hobi Registered User Posts: 12 New Member

    Decision: Accepted


    In State or Out of State: Out of State

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): didn't take
    ACT: 34 Reading, 34 Math, 34 English, 33 science
    SAT II: didn't submit but i got an 800 on Math II and a 760 on Bio-M
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Weighted GPA: 4.54
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): both unavailable
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Biology (5), Calc AB (5), Calc BC (5), World History (5), US History (4), English Lang (4), Physics 1 (3), Chemistry (3)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics, Advanced Multivariable Calculus, AP Latin, AP English Lit, AP Statistics, AP Physics C, Introduction to Ethics
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Semifinalist, UVA's Jefferson Book Award


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): JCL
    Job/Work Experience: i had an internship in a medical research facility but thats about it
    Volunteer/Community service: hosptial, science center/kids museum, library
    Summer Activities: volunteering, internship at a major research facility
    Essays: eh; my short answers were bad, but my essay is like decently good in my opinion
    Teacher Recommendation: strong for one, probably moderate for my 2nd
    Counselor Rec: strong
    Additional Rec: n/a
    State: FL
    School Type: Private college prep
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: FM
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): i'm an asian female that applied w/ a humanities major (?) i guess

    Strengths: strong course load, extracurriculars showed a lot of commitment to a couple of things, lots of community service hours, definitely 1 of my teacher and my counselor recs
    Weaknesses: probably my test scores, maybe my essay, definitely my short answers
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I don't know not gonna lie
  • MissSuzyQMissSuzyQ Registered User Posts: 583 Member
    Decision: Accepted


    In State or Out of State: In State

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1940 old version (670 CR, 570 M, 700 W)
    ACT: 29 (32 E, 25 M, 33 R, 25 S)
    SAT II: N/A.
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.96
    Weighted GPA: 4.75
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 23/425
    AP (place score in parenthesis): English Language and Composition (5), Environmental Science (3), United States History (5), Psychology (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A.
    Senior Year Course Load: AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics, AP Physics 1, Civics and Economics Honors, AP US Government and Politics, Newspaper 3 Honors, and Forensic Science
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Not major but the school newspaper I am editor of won the Tar Heel Award from the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (at UNC) my sophomore year and All North Carolina my junior year. Individually I won a newspaper sports photograph award from them. AP Scholar with Honor.


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Editor-in-chief of school newspaper, Spanish Club VP, Beta Club Treasurer, Special Needs Prom Committee, National Honor Society, National Math Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, Book Club, Film Club, Quill and Scroll Honor Society for High School Journalists, Junior Marshal.
    Job/Work Experience: Internship at town newspaper (wrote multiple stories for them), host at local restaurant
    Volunteer/Community service: Not much. Just tutoring and required hours for NHS.
    Summer Activities: NCSMA camp at UNC (in top division), town newspaper internship, and restaurant job.
    Essays: Common App was kind of cheesy about how I overcame failure when my novel was rejected by literary agents. Short answers were...decent? I felt insecure about all of my essays but how can you not?
    Teacher Recommendation: Didn't read them but one came from my newspaper advisor and should have been great. Other came from my junior AP English teacher... Not sure what he wrote about LOL.
    Counselor Rec: Average for a big public high school where I've met her twice
    Additional Rec: N/A.
    State: North Carolina
    School Type: Large public high school
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): N/A.

    Strengths: GPA?, ECs
    Weaknesses: Test scores
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I'm in state and I think I showed a lot of passion for journalism (my intended major) and writing through my activities and essays.
    General Comments: Congratulations to everyone accepted! This is my dream school, and I'm so happy to embark on this adventure with you guys!
  • morgantmwmorgantmw Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted

    In-State with Pride

    Objective:

    New SAT: 1400 (700 in EBR&W and 700 in Math)
    SAT II: 730 in Math 1 and a 630 in Math 2
    Unweighted GPA: 3.87
    Weighted GPA: 5.14
    Class Rank: 6/525
    AP: Calc AB, Calc BC, Stats, Environ, Bio, World, U.S. History, Psychology, English Lang (Have passed all of them or better)
    Senior Course Load: Multivariable Calculus, AP U.S. Gov, AP Comp. Gov, AP Micro, AP Macro, AP English Lit, AP Spanish
    Awards: AP Merit Scholar, some awards for debate and other things

    Subjective:

    Sports:
    JV and Varsity Football (9-12, Captain my senior year, but NOT RECRUITED)
    JV Baseball (9-10, was the statistician for the whole program)
    Varsity Lacrosse (11-12)

    Other ECs:
    Spanish Club (9-12, Co-founder of the club, and I am fluent)
    UNICEF (9-12, President)
    KEY Club (9-12)
    Speech (11-12, Captain of Extemporaneous Speaking)
    Debate (11-12, Captain of Congressional Debate, also a PF Debater with many awards in both)
    Math Club (11-12)
    National Honors Society (11-12)
    Amnesty International (12, joined because I accidentally walked in on a meeting and got interested lol)
    Practicing Martial Arts (I have 2 black belts)
    Helping my dad with his insurance business
    Tutoring my siblings

    Job/Work Experience: Briefly worked at a movie theater between my junior and sophomore years

    Volunteer/Community Service: I have about 120 hours thanks to my ECs

    Summer Activities:
    Football workouts (AKA Hell on Earth)
    Helping out with Speech and Debate
    Touring schools

    Essays:
    Common App: 9/10. Very in-depth story about the relationship between my autistic brother and me.
    UNC: 8/10. I feel like they were well-written, funny, cohesive essays that was just me being me, but nothing absolutely mind-blowing.

    Recommendations:
    Teacher Rec. #1: 10/10. My Stats teacher who has caused everyone who has read the essay to cry.
    Teacher Rec. #2: 9/10. My Spanish teacher. I'm apparently the best-speaking student he's ever had.
    Counselor Rec.: 8/10. I've had a lot of face-time with my counselor to work out schedules and things.
    Additional Rec.: 8/10. From my football coach who says that I'm the smartest player he's ever coached, but it's not very specialized.

    Other:
    State: NC BABY
    School Type: Large Public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Intended Major: Mathematical Decision Sciences
    Hooks: None to speak of

    Strengths: Rank/weighted and course load, I also thought my ECs were meaningful too.
    Weaknesses: My SAT for in-state is above average, but it could have certainly been better; my essays were not the greatest things ever, although I will credit them with being authentic and honest with who I am and how I think.
    Why you think you were accepted/rejected/deferred: Being in state is the only reason I got in. I've seen the data, and it's true. Period. Thanks for allowing me to vent on this forum, everyone! Let's keep the admissions season going strong!
  • supercilioussupercilious Registered User Posts: 341 Member
    Decision: Accepted

    In State or Out of State: OOS

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 790 Reading 780 Math 780 Writing (2350 composite, single sitting)
    ACT: n/a
    SAT II: 800s Math II and USH, 780s Bio E and Latin
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.98
    Weighted GPA: 4.75
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 2 %
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 5s on Chemistry, Psychology, US History, and Statistics.
    IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics C, AP BC Calculus, AP European History, Honors Latin, English
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): several fairly major writing awards, perfect scores on National Latin Exam, publications in literary magazines.


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Editorships at national literary magazines, President of Classics Club, officer at school literary magazine.
    Job/Work Experience: n/a
    Volunteer/Community service: Math and English tutor, Docent at Children's Museum, special education center volunteer.
    Summer Activities: Traveling, writing mentorship program, [email protected], summer gym.
    Essays: Strong.
    Teacher Recommendation: Unsure; one of them was probably pretty generic.
    Counselor Rec: Strong.
    Additional Rec: n/a
    State: MA
    School Type: competitive public
    Ethnicity: East Asian
    Gender: Female
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): n/a

    Strengths: Objective stats, focused/unique extracurriculars, good essays.
    Weaknesses: Not a lot of APs, B+ in AP Chemistry, not a lot of extracurriculars.
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Good at packaging myself, so to speak.
    General Comments:
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