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RD Chances?

seh8735seh8735 Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
Gender: Female
Race: Caucasian
State: North Carolina
Religion: Jewish
No Alumni affiliations

GPA: 3.84 UW, 4.29 W
SAT: 690-CR, 630-Math, 680-Writing
6 AP's: US History (4), Environmental Science (4), Lang (4)
US Gov, Calculus AB, Lit (will take in May)...... my school doesn't offer too much
Essay: pretty good, but probably nothing outstanding compared to other applicants
Recs: very good

Extracurriculars (definitely my strong point):
Varsity Cross Country - Conference Champion, All-Conference runner, Coaches Award, 3rd place at State Meet
Varsity Tennis - 3x Conference AND State Champion, MVP, All-Conference player
USTA state tennis tournaments
National Honor Society
National Beta Club - School chapter President
BBYO (Jewish youth group) - City chapter President, Events Chair, attended/lead regional coventions
Youth and Government - Committee Chair and student bill author
SADD - Secretary/Tresurer
Green Club (environmental awareness)
Outreach Club (community service)
Violin lessons for 13 years, played in City Symphony Youth Orchestra

Highest Class Average - Biology, Geometry
Sewanee Book Award for Excellence in Writing
AP Scholar
President's Education Award
Headmaster's List (all A's)
Marshal for 2011 commencement ceremony

Community Service:
JDRF, Relay for Life, Crop Walk (all 3 years)
Volunteer regularly at Salvation army soup kitchen and at a local charity that provides clothes for the homeless
Bell Ringer for Salvation Army

Work Experience:
Camp Counselor
Hebrew teacher

I applied ED to Vanderbilt and got denied. What do you all think?
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Replies to: RD Chances?

  • stresseddadstresseddad Registered User Posts: 118 Junior Member
    I think you look like a solid candidate except for your math SAT score. Maybe you could take that one more time. You have similar stats to my D. except for the math score and she got in ED. Yay!
  • marcdvlmarcdvl Registered User Posts: 1,315 Senior Member
    Reading BBYO gave me a trip down memory lane
  • seh8735seh8735 Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    Thanks! My math score is definitely what's hurting me..
  • synth204synth204 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    Your overall SAT is a little low for WashU, but not out of the ordinary. I'm not sure how to rank your GPA, since WashU cares more about rank/percentile rather than GPA (I got in with a 3.6, but that was high for my HS). If you're in the top 10%, you definitely have a chance. I'd recommend interviewing, staying overnight (OWL program) if possible (I'm an OWL leader, so there's even a chance you'd be crashing with me!), and visiting campus -- they like demonstrated interest.

    Don't take it personally if you get denied, but I'd say there's a good chance you could get in :)
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