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**Vanderbilt Regular Decisions!**

TetraoxygenTetraoxygen Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
edited March 2009 in Vanderbilt University
I couldn't find anything specifically for Regular decision & Vanderbilt so...

If anyone would like to post a result/ express excitement/ express dejection/ discuss the probability of obtaining money, this thread is for you!!!

I've taken the liberty of hijacking this format, which I have seen for several colleges.

[ size=+2][ color=green][ b]Decision: [ /b][ /color][ /size]

[ b]Stats:[ /b][ list]
[ *] SAT I (by section):
[ *] SAT IIs:
[ *] ACT:
[ *] APs:
[ *] IBs:
[ *] GPA:
[ *] Rank:
[ *] Other stats:
[ /list][ b]Subjective:[ /b][ list]
[ *] ECs listed on app:
[ *] Job/Work Experience:
[ *] Essays (subject and responses):
[ *] Teacher Recs:
[ *] Counselor Rec:
[ *] Applied on:
[ *] Hook (if any):
[ /list][ b]Location/Person:[ /b][ list]
[ *] State or Country:
[ *] School Type, Average Stats of School (if available):
[ *] Ethnicity:
[ *] Gender:
[ /list][ b]General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc:

When you post, remember to delete the spaces within the brackets so that your browser can process the code correctly.

I hope this thread will help Vandy applicants meet each other and create a record for future applicants.

The best of luck to everyone out there!!!

Post edited by Tetraoxygen on

Replies to: **Vanderbilt Regular Decisions!**

  • hookem168hookem168 - Posts: 3,206 Senior Member
    Um. Dude, first of all, decisions won't be released until April.

    Second of all, put this in the Vandy sub-forum. Mod?
  • hilsahilsa - Posts: 2,328 Senior Member
    Nah, I think this thread is ok in this big Vandy forum. More people can access it and realize it's here.
  • ObiwankenobiObiwankenobi Registered User Posts: 181 Junior Member
    yeah, but its gonna be a month before anyone starts posting. lol
  • hookem168hookem168 - Posts: 3,206 Senior Member
    whoa, weird, for some reason I thought this was in the general "Admissions" forum lol. I'm going crazy.
  • hilsahilsa - Posts: 2,328 Senior Member
    Geeze Luke, go to bed.

    Let's see if we can keep this thread alive before April!
  • zmoose27zmoose27 Registered User Posts: 252 Junior Member
    Yes, but some people already got their notification of Regular Decision Admission through the MOSAIC Program.
  • TetraoxygenTetraoxygen Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    Yes! My acceptance also came through the MOSAIC Program. @zmoose27, are you going?? I've heard that the Vanderbilt campus is *gorgeous*, and I sort of want to see it for myself.
  • monroylobomonroylobo Registered User Posts: 380 Member

    • SAT I (by section):Writing:680, Verbal:730, Math: 660
    • SAT IIs:Spanish:800, Literature: 670, US History: 620
    • ACT:31
    • IBs: Chem HL, History of the Americas HL, World Literature: HL, Music SL, Maths SL, Spanish SL
    • GPA:4.01/3.7
    • Rank:16
    • Other stats:
    • ECs listed on app:JROTC Battalion Commander(4 years) Founder/President of Junior State of America at my school(2 years), Marching/Symphonic Band(4 years), NHS, Spanish Honor Society, Scholars Bowl
    • Job/Work Experience:
    • Essays (subject and responses):Being Latino in Alabama
    • Teacher Recs:History and Chemistry
    • Counselor Rec:
    • Applied on: December 15, RD
    • Hook (if any):URM
    • State or Country:AL
    • School Type, Average Stats of School (if available):Public
    • Ethnicity:Hispanic
    • Gender:Male
    They invited me to the Mosaic Weekend
  • vandyclassof2013vandyclassof2013 Registered User Posts: 161 Junior Member
    the admission rate for regular decision will be really really low this year. vandy admitted a bigger proportion of the class in ED and the applications skyrocketed. follow closely:

    considering vandy wants to admit 1570 students this year, and 40% of the class has been filled in early decision, that leaves 942 spots left. vanderbilt had about 19700 applications overall. and then admitted 37% of the ED pool, so 1700 of the applications were for early decision. which means at least 18000 applications are left for those 942 spots. Last year vanderbilt had a 40% yield, in other words 2 out of every 5 acceptances go to vanderbilt. which means that to fill the 942 remaining spots, they will give out 2355 acceptances (lets go with 2500 so we error of the side of a higher acceptance rate) Its a pretty safe bet that vandy will admit less than 2500 this year. so the admit rate for regular decision should be slightly less than (2500/18000 = ) 13.8%. We will have to see how close to the actual numbers i am, im glad i did ED 2
  • hookem168hookem168 - Posts: 3,206 Senior Member
    ^ Psh. Child's play compared to the 5-6% at HYPS this year. lol
  • rockerguyasjrockerguyasj Registered User Posts: 561 Member
    Yeah, but vandyclass you are forgetting that the overall yield rate included the 100% (or near 100%) yield that comes from ED admits. The yield for regular decision alone should be lower than 40%, so they would admit more than just 2500 or so applicants from RD.
  • hilsahilsa - Posts: 2,328 Senior Member
    This made me feel a lot better! :P
  • rockerguyasjrockerguyasj Registered User Posts: 561 Member
    ^Yeah, tell me about it. I didn't get a MOSAIC invite so I think my chances are getting slim...
  • monroylobomonroylobo Registered User Posts: 380 Member
    You can have mine if you wish. I think they should be desperate for minorities anyways as they have like 5 percent hispanics and only 20 percent non-whites including asians.
  • VandySAEVandySAE Registered User Posts: 232 Junior Member
    God, that is hilarious phrasing. Can someone help me find the magic numbers, please? Do you think that the demographics of a college should match those of the general population as a whole? Maybe 50% white, 50% colored? Maybe 25%-75%? Or does anyone else think we will just be a whole lot better off when white people are not allowed into these universities at all? It's ironic that in this decade, the amount of additional resources that have gone towards affirmative action policies has skyrocketed at Vanderbilt from essentially nothing to an incredible percentage. Is anyone able to put forward a legitimate argument as to why that is a credible investment, especially when budget cuts are being made to nearly every other department? Looking forward to reading it.

    As much as I enjoy being who I am, a part of me wishes I had been born black so that I could get some media attention and denounce racism. I certainly hope I'd have the moral fortitude to be able to call them in the event I was invited to a minorities-only program and ask them to re-review my application, hopefully without a distorted perception the second go around.
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