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Vanderbilt ED1?

fbentinfbentin 1 replies1 threads New Member
Hi guys, I’m planning on applying Vanderbilt early decision next year. Could some please inform me on if I have a chance at all.

SAT: 1420
GPA unweighted: 3.8
GPA weighted: 4.1
AP: Chemistry, Calc AB, Physics 1, Statistics, Economics, US history
EC’s:
-4 yrs travel ice hockey (15hrs/week)
-2 yrs Varsity inline hockey (6hrs/week)
-Top scorer in Varsity league junior year
-Captain senior year varsity inline
-Captain junior and senior year ice
-Maintained a job all 4 years (10-15hrs/week)
-2yrs Physics club
-Summer engineering class at Brown University
-Leadership intern at local science camp (40hrs/week 2 weeks total)
-2yrs Volunteered at sophomore chem teachers lab (2hrs/week)
-Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Declared Major: Chemical Engineering
Residency: out of state
Legacy: no
Visit: yes

Thanks for your time
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  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 7469 replies76 threads Senior Member
    Will your plans change depending on the consensus of responses?

    What does your school's Naviance say? Your GC? They will have better insight than we will.

    I can tell you that your SAT puts you in the bottom 25% of accepted students and your UW GPA just squeaks you past being in the bottom 25%- but obviously, students do get in with your stats. You have solid ECs- but will they ring the bell for Vandy? idk. Then there are your LoRs and your essays. Do you have a strong 'why Vandy'? idk

    The thing is, you look great: obviously hard working, achievement oriented, good grades, etc. But Vandy is down to 9% acceptance rate these days, so it's really hard for anybody here to say what your chances are.

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  • fbentinfbentin 1 replies1 threads New Member
    Do you think the fact that I’m applying early decision will help at all? I’m aware I have no shot at Vanderbilt regular decision. Unfortunately my Navi’s fr only includes two students who applied ED. One got in and the other did not. I don’t think I can base my chances off that small of a sample.
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  • obamalastnameobamalastname 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Where did you find out that a 3.8 UW would be below the 25% at Vanderbilt? I've been looking for info on Vanderbilt's average incoming freshman GPA everywhere but haven't found a detailed source.
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  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 7469 replies76 threads Senior Member
    edited February 6
    It's not below- 74.2% had a GPA of 3.75+. So your 3.8 slides in
    above that.

    Line C-11 on the Common Data Set: https://virg.vanderbilt.edu/virgweb/CDSC.aspx?year=2018
    edited February 6
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  • obamalastnameobamalastname 3 replies0 threads New Member
    @collegemom3717 thanks for the link and clarification!
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