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Class of 2017 Results Thread

Syoung2Syoung2 317 replies31 threads Member
edited April 2013 in Wesleyan University
Now that RD decisions are starting to come out, I figure that this is a good time to start this. How did everyone do? Stats?
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  • pettifogpettifog 15 replies0 threads New Member
    Has Wesleyan started sending acceptance letters? Based on last year, I was speculating that notification would be available online this coming Friday, March 22, but they haven't even posted the release date on the site yet. Does not bode well for my son, I guess... :-(
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  • ephemerosephemeros 37 replies2 threads Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]


    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2270 (CR750/W790/M730)
    • ACT: n/a
    • SAT II: Lit 740 US history 750
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): my school only releases weighted? 4.35/5 but only a 4.5 is possible
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 16/144
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): USH(4), Lang(5), WH(4)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP physics, AP calc, AP eng 4, AP macro eco/AP US gov, tech, 4 fine arts classes
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): nat'l merit finalist, AP scholar, youngarts finalist in creative writing
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): lit mag editor/founder, paper staff writer, GSA co president (10-11)
    • Job/Work Experience: hebrew tutor, camp counselor
    • Volunteer/Community service: 900+ hours at zoo as an asst. keeper in the reptile house, and science museum as a docent
    • Summer Activities: see above volunteer nonsense + summer program at university of iowa young writers studio
    • Essays: pretty good. my strong suit academically is english, and i'm a creative writer/will be majoring in english. wrote about reptile loving, etc, because i am an eensy bit of a kooky snake girl
    • Teacher Recommendation: one was great, the other was excellent
    • Counselor Rec: eh, sort of cursory i guess. i don't know him well at all.
    • Additional Rec: n/a
    • Interview: went absolutely fabulously. my first college interview, but my interviewer was an english teacher and we talked about poetry and it went spankingly well
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    • Intended Major: english
    • State (if domestic applicant): TX
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: public, but it's an arts magnet. i'm there for visual art.
    • Ethnicity: white
    • Gender: F
    • Income Bracket: >150,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): n/a
    Reflection
    • Strengths: essays, extra curriculars, test scores i guess? and that interview.
    • Weaknesses: rank, counselor rec, gpa? art school really deflated it with 4 pt credits
    • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/denied: that interview affected it i think. i honestly don't quite know/am in shock. also, i sent an arts supplement!
    General Comments:

    i'm so, so excited. and i just got rejected from uchicago and waitlisted at wustl, so this is brilliant and entirely unexpected and oH MY GJfhudisfjfaos
    /sorry for the keyboard smashing
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  • Syoung2Syoung2 317 replies31 threads Member
    According to several posts in another thread, some people have received decisions. Don't worry, I haven't received a decision either.
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  • ephemerosephemeros 37 replies2 threads Junior Member
    ALSO - in my letter it says, and i quote:

    "you are among the first group of students to be notified of your regular decision because we feel that you have so much to add and contribute to the Wesleyan community: we want you to begin now to plan to be at wes next fall!"

    so, it's just the first batch i think?
    also, my app didn't go in until just before the deadline, so it isn't a timeliness issue.

    good luck to all of you!
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  • smurfinator23smurfinator23 42 replies3 threads Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 760CR, 700M, 680WR (2140)
    • ACT: 32 (34E, 34M, 32R, 28S)
    • SAT II: 730 Lit
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.93 (4.5 weighted)
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 9/673
    • AP (place score in parenthesis):
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): 6 (Spanish B SL)
    • Senior Year Course Load: IB HL Biology, IB HL English, IB HL Economics, IB SL Math, IB SL Music, Theory of Knowledge
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): NMSF, Top 10 in state for DECA
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): NHS, Interact, Varsity Soccer (Team Captain), Varsity Tennis, DECA, MUN (Officer), JSA (Officer), Soccer Team Manager, Link Crew Leader, IB Ambassador
    • Job/Work Experience:
    • Volunteer/Community service: Mentor local elementary school students, Tutor high school students, 4 h/wk front desk work at hospital
    • Essays: Decent but nothing that stands out. It was pretty humorous but not particularly insightful
    • Teacher Recommendation: First was good, nothing special. Second was absolutely stellar. Teacher compared me to John Adams.
    • Counselor Rec: Amazing - he was also the soccer coach so I had a good relationship with him.
    • Additional Rec:
    • Interview: Not offered
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yup
    • Intended Major: Econ/Poli Sci
    • State (if domestic applicant): AZ
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Public >3000
    • Ethnicity: Asian
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: I need financial aid
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none
    Reflection
    • Strengths: GPA, letters of rec, lots of leadership experience on resume
    • Weaknesses: test scores weren't off the charts, no hooks, essay could have been better
    General Comments:
    At this point, I'm still shocked I received an early acceptance! I'm still waiting on a few more schools but Wesleyan is near the top of my list. Good luck to everyone else!
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  • LittleNickyLittleNicky 28 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Did acceptees get decision through email or mail?
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  • smurfinator23smurfinator23 42 replies3 threads Junior Member
    I received mine through mail.
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  • OakguyOakguy 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted


    Objective:• SAT I (breakdown): 2190 not sent
    • ACT: 34 composite
    • SAT II: Bio 780 USH 800
    • Unweighted/weighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0/4.3
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 5/400
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): USH(5) Bio (5) WH (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP ES, AP Calc, AP English, AP Govt, Comp Govt, Spanish Tutor
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none

    Subjective:• Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Newspaper Editor (11/12), Debate Club Pres (12), Chess Club founder, Student Govt positions
    • Job/Work Experience: camp counselor
    • Volunteer/Community service: Library Advisory Group
    • Summer Activities: Student government conferences, camp counselor, travel
    • Essays: quirky, vivid, passionate
    • Teacher Recommendation: great, probably
    • Counselor Rec:ditto
    • Additional Rec: n/a
    • Interview: went great

    Other• Applied for Financial Aid?
    Intended Major: CSS
    • State (if domestic applicant): AZ
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: public,
    • Ethnicity: white
    • Gender: M
    • Income Bracket:
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

    Reflection• Strengths: essays, extra curriculars, grades, interview.
    • Weaknesses:
    • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/denied: visited class at Wes during visit, did my homework about the school. I love the Wes vibe!
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  • Avalde4Avalde4 187 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted


    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 2110
    (CR710/W720/M680)
    ACT: n/a
    SAT II: US history 770 WHist 750 Lit 670
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): my school does it on a 100 scale, but I believe it would be a 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2/542
    AP (place score in parenthesis): USH(5), Lang(4),Psych (4) Env. Science (4) WH(3)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):n/a
    Senior Year Course Load: AP calc bc, AP eng 4, AP macro eco/AP US gov, AP Bio, 2 creative writing courses (required for my magnet program), Latin Word Power and team sports
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): national Hispanic scholar, AP scholar with distinction, silver key in poetry from scholastic alliance for young artists and writers, directors award at regional science fair, school representative at state poetry out loud contest 9th and 12th grade year, Texas high school aerospace scholar (required congresswoman's nomination), 4 of my poems out of 55 Selected published in city public library anthology out of 2000 entries

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): lit mag (co editor-in-chief-12) (contributor 9-11), spoken word and performance poetry events for creative writing department of my magnet program, film appreciation club, north east school of the arts representative forum (senior creative writing class rep), model un, Spanish honor society (historian), animal society (co founder and treasurer), earth club, national honor society, social studies UIL,
    Job/Work Experience: waitstaff at a soup/salad buffet, secretary and Internet advertiser for my dads real estate business
    Volunteer/Community service: young writer's camp (team leader for screenwriting group), church group (occasional playwright for skits 9-10), chandler nursing home, miscellaneous book fairs, writing workshops and plays at nearby elementary and middle schools

    Summer experiences: young writers camp mentioned above, working for my dad, summer school in order to make room for more AP classes I was interested in, national student leadership conference for theater at Fordham university, Dartmouth bound summer program
    Essays: I think my common app essay was absolutely terrible. Some people have liked it, but I think it was kind of pointless and whiny and I don't like it at all in retrospect.
    Teacher Recommendation: one was probably good and one for sure was very strong
    Counselor Rec: not too shabby, we have a nice relationship
    Additional Rec: n/a
    Interview: n/a
    Other
    Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    Intended Major: film studies, (also listed interest in poli sci and Env sci)
    State (if domestic applicant): TX
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: public, with an arts magnet program
    Ethnicity: Hispanic, Mexican
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket: 20,000 <
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM
    Reflection
    Strengths: extra curriculars, GPA, sat IIs?, URM
    Weaknesses: sat score, essay
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/denied: I guess URM status helped me, but hopefully it wasn't all about that and being versatile and having multiple passions in different fields (but I could be wrong)
    General Comments:
    I'm extremely excited! I was getting nervous after looking at applicants who were wait listed from last years results thread. It was such a pleasant surprise and kind of picked up my spirits after being wait listed and UChicago. I can't wait for WesFest! I received my early write to Williams not too long ago and I was worried it was only because I went to the Windows on Williams program in the fall, so this acceptance really felt like a vindication.
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  • soushiosoushio 6 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    -SAT I (breakdown): 720 CR, 780 M, 710 W (2210)
    -SAT II: Jap 800, Physics 740, world history 690
    -Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.7
    -Senior Year Course Load: Elective Chinese, English, elective maths, civics, geography, history, fine arts among others. I'm not allowed to take science.
    -Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Choir comp (3rd), city choir comp (1st), school speech contest (4, 3, 3 I think?), school writing contest (1, 2, 2), represented school in city writing comp, national spelling bee (2nd), city speech contest (4th)

    Subjective:
    -Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Choir (10 yrs), theatre (stage manager, actor, music director), library science club (art director). I also put songwriting here, but it's not an organized ec or anything.
    -Volunteer/Community service: Peer support for people with mental illness.
    -Summer Activities: Some random theatre workshops, plus the usual volunteering.
    -Essays: One of them was a bit risky, because I mentioned my own history of depression. But I made sure it wasn't a sob story--it was just used to highlight the significant experience. I also managed to sneak in a few mentions of community service. Also wrote about choir.
    -Teacher Recommendation: I thought they were very generous, plus they mentioned some statistics to show that the school is extremely competitive which I think may have helped me out, since I've gotten several Cs in maths (oops).
    -Counselor Rec: As above.
    -Interview: I thought I screwed up because it was quite awkward!

    Other:
    -Country (if international applicant): Somewhere in Asia, but I'm a us citizen.
    -School Type: public. My class has almost 1100 students.
    -Ethnicity: Asian
    -Gender: female
    -Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): first generation

    Reflection
    -Strengths: essays, reccommendations.
    Weaknesses: my school grades are horrible. My GPA doesn't look THAT horrendous thanks to arts classes.
    -Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I think I did a fairly decent job of making sure everything was connected? My essays, extracurriculars, interview...I tried to make sure that I presented the core aspects of my character consistently, instead of giving them some random statistics and facts scattered all over the place. I also sent in a list of roles I've played.
    -Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Brandeis (accepted)
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  • collegeconsciouscollegeconscious 119 replies4 threads Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2200 (W790 M740 R670 E11) - 2 sittings superscored
    • SAT II: Math2: 750, Chemistry: 720
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): No GPA; awesome grades overall, but mediocre grades with max rigor in second semester junior year
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Debating Society (President), Environmental Society (President), History Society (Editor-in-Chief), Model UN (Secretary-General), Published Author (in leading newspapers and book on amazon), Substitute 10th Grade History Teacher
    • Job/Work Experience: Intern at a Foundation for ~200 hours regarding education development
    • Volunteer/Community service: Not really
    • Summer Activities: Writing, travel, internships
    • Essays: I liked them
    • Common App Main: about the value of college
    • Teacher Recommendation: Chemistry and Advanced Math - would assume to be terrific
    • Counselor Rec: would assume to be terrific
    • Additional Rec: none
    • Interview: none
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yep
    • Intended Major: 3-2 Engineering
    • State (if domestic applicant):
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Private
    • Ethnicity:
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: Low
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Leadership, nice essays imo
    • Weaknesses: Probably test scores and academics, no major awards, no varsity athletics
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Honestly didn't think I'd make it; don't have a stellar application and I asked for quite a lot of FA which I thought would hurt given how they are now need-sensitive (I think?)
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at Macalester College with $15k merit aid; Waitlisted at WUSTL; Rejected from Stanford REA and Swarthmore EDII
    General Comments: Extremely elated when I saw the package, really didn't expect to get in and especially not as an 'early' admit! There was also a handwritten note on the admission letter: Come to Wes! - which I thought was very nice :)
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  • CUboundscholarCUboundscholar 109 replies28 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 710CR, 700M, 590WR (2000)
    ACT: 31 (32E, 34M, 29R, 30S)
    SAT II: 730 Math I, 680 Math II
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.80
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 4/127
    AP (place score in parenthesis):
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): NHS, AV Team, Youtube Channel, School Leadership team (female student body rep.)...
    Job/Work Experience:
    Volunteer/Community service: Peer Tutor (4 years), Hospital Volunteer, shadow doctor.....etc
    Essays: Great... probably the strongest thing about app
    Teacher Recommendation: Both were pretty good.
    Counselor Rec: Decent
    Additional Rec:
    Interview: Not offered
    Other
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yup
    Intended Major: Biology
    State (if domestic applicant): NY
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public ~1200
    Ethnicity: African American
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: ~80k
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM
    Reflection
    Strengths: Essay & one quirky EC
    Weaknesses: test scores
    General Comments:
    The day before I got my acceptance, I was very pessimistic. I did not think I was going to get in. Very HAPPY. Hopefully financial aid is good.
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  • iKxVeritasiKxVeritas 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    ACT (breakdown): 33 (34 superscore)
    SAT II: Math2: 740, Biology: 700
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.920 Weighted 3.880 Unweighted
    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Key Club (President, Treasurer, Scrapbook Head, Lt. Governor on District Board), Medical Club (President/Founder), Fencing Club (Co-Founder/Vice President), Red Cross Club (Vice President), NHS, Senior Cabinet, Junior Cabinet, Football, Guitar Club, Orchestra (3rd Chair violinist as a Freshman playing with Juniors) and Lacrosse
    Awards: Won the first ever trophy for my school's Key Club at the District Convention (1st Place scrapbook while I was scrapbook head), AP Scholar
    Job/Work Experience: Worked for my parent's at their restaurant every weekend to help pay bills.
    Volunteer/Community service: Did not log, but probably ~400
    Summer Activities: Questbridge, Football Conditioning, Learning piano, Key Club Conventions and Board Meetings
    Essays: Awesome, the common app one was about working at the restaurant and how a certain customer shaped my life. The short answer was about how I enjoy playing my guitar.
    Teacher Recommendation: AP Physics B teacher: Was quite mediocre, but complimented my strengths well AP Psychology Teacher: Terrific! The best recommendation she has ever written
    Counselor Rec: AWESOME, she loved me and highlighted the qualities/circumstances my teacher's couldn't!
    Additional Rec: none
    Interview: none
    Other
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yep
    Intended Major: Biology
    State (if domestic applicant): GA
    Country (if international applicant): US
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Korean and proud (Though it hurts in the admissions game)
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: Very Low
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First Generation, "URM"
    Reflection
    Strengths: Leadership, Essays, Recommendations
    Weaknesses: Probably test scores and academics, no major awards.
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: The fact that I broke out of the quiet, studious Asian male stereotype and having great recommenders comment on that. Also, all my scores were in the right range and I showed them what I had to offer.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at UGA (Honors Program auto-admit)
    General Comments: SO HAPPY! This was my first RD letter that came in and it was an acceptance! I was glad there was also a handwritten note on the admission letter: Come to Wes! - and "Yes!" which made me smile :) I'm 100% sure it is handwritten and I am wondering if everyone else received those two comments as a P.S. In general, don't stress and let your true character come alive in your application. Also, make good connections with your teachers (future recommenders) and your counselor. They add a new side to the application that is just as important as yours. Good luck, you can do it!
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  • amoonlessnightamoonlessnight 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted


    Objective:

    SAT I (breakdown): Didn't send
    ACT: 31 (33E 35M 29R 25S)
    SAT II: Didn't send
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9, 4.7 weighted
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 8/700ish
    AP (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    IB (place score in parenthesis): Psychology SL (6), Spanish SL (5)
    Senior Year Course Load: IB/AB Calculus, IB Chem HL, IB English HL, IB History of the Americas HL, Anatomy H, IB Theory of Knowledge
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Nothing (except local awards for community service)

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Co-founder of HOSA (treasurer, webmaster), Key Club (senior rep), Orchestra for 6+ years, etc
    Job/Work Experience: Summer Internship at a small company, current part time job at a store
    Volunteer/Community service: a couple 100 hours but nothing big or focused on a particular non-profit
    Summer Activities: Internships/Jobs
    Essays: I thought it was pretty good though it was random. Took a risk and wrote about Polaroids, relating it to my life, etc.
    Teacher Recommendation: Read them and they were good, but not the best.
    Counselor Rec: Read it and it was incredibly generic. Basically rewrote my resume in a letter format. Although my recs did emphasize me being able to do excellent in school despite having a part time job.
    Additional Rec: N/A
    Interview: Didn't have one

    Other

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Chemistry
    State (if domestic applicant): Nevada
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public with an IB program but the school as a whole is bad (less than 50% grad rate)
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket: 60k<
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): QuestBridge Finalist

    Reflection

    Strengths: My main essay maybe? It probably stood out because it was unique I think
    Weaknesses: Test scores, my common app full of typos
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/denied: I think maybe they read both my QB app and CommonApp so they were able to see the significance of my achievements in context with my struggles? ahah I don't know

    General Comments:
    I'm still in shock that I was part of the first 300 to be admitted, I've always thought my test scores and living in Nevada (worst education) would hurt me! I am so happy and thankful for this though, especially because they gave me very generous financial aid :)
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  • experientiadocetexperientiadocet 144 replies3 threads Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2180 superscored (720 M, 740 CR, 720 W)
    • ACT: Didn't take
    • SAT II: 760 MII, 730 Physics
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.92
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Roughly 4%
    • AP (place score in parentheses): US History (5), Lang and Comp (5), Computer Science (4), Human Geo (4), Calc AB (3)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Calculus BC, AP Latin, AP US Govt./AP Comp. Govt., AP Psychology, Speech/Women's Literature, AP Physics B
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses): Lacrosse (4x varsity, 3x captain, 3x First Team All-Conference, other stuff), CS Club (President and co-founder), Junior Classical League, Chess Club, blanking on the rest
    • Job/Work Experience: Internship within the CS department at the local state university
    • Volunteer/Community service: Books to Prisoners (what it sounds like), various lacrosse-related things
    • Summer Activities: Club lacrosse, aforementioned internship, precalculus course
    • Essays: My Common App essays were revised ad nauseam, and I consider writing to be my academic strong suit. The longer one was on how my volunteering changed my preconceptions about people, particularly criminals, and the shorter one was about lacrosse's role in my adolescence.
    • Teacher Recommendations: I think I sent two. Read neither, both were probably strong but not crazy good
    • Counselor Rec: Did not read, probably strong as well
    • Interview: It went pretty well. Even though we didn't completely hit it off, the guy was friendly and thought I was a strong applicant. It definitely gave me a sense of assurance about applying to Wes.
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    • Intended Major: Computer science
    • State (if domestic applicant): WA
    • Country (if international applicant): N/A
    • School Type: Public, ~1,600 students
    • Ethnicity: White
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: ??
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): May or may not be first gen
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Essays, perhaps applying to a LAC with a STEM major
    • Weaknesses: AP scores ought to be taken with a grain of salt, but mine don't seem indicate any great proficiency in my intended area of study!
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I applied to Wesleyan because, despite never visiting and my sister telling me otherwise, I think I'm a fit for the student body; I guess the admissions team agreed! I figured it would be a close call as to whether I'd be accepted or not, so receiving the early acceptance letter was definitely a shock.
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted to the University of Washington, NU, and Carleton. Waiting on UMich, Brown, and Carnegie Mellon.
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  • jjjjllllcjjjjllllc 14 replies13 threads New Member
    To those who have been notified of acceptance: How did you find out?

    Email? Snail mail? Logging into the website?
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  • Avalde4Avalde4 187 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Snail mail
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  • jabrown2013jabrown2013 159 replies13 threads Junior Member
    Decisions are online already. Good luck everyone! I was rejected unfortunately; I'll update with my stats when I get the chance.
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  • rsffl95rsffl95 11 replies2 threads New Member
    Waitlisted! I can live with that. Good luck to everyone who's about to look!
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  • Syoung2Syoung2 317 replies31 threads Member
    Pick one: Denied

    [ b]Objective:[ /b][ list]
    [ *] SAT I (breakdown): 2130 superscored (670CR 700M 760W)
    [ *] ACT: none
    [ *] SAT II (if submitted): 690 Math I, 650 Math II, 720 US History
    [ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):3.94
    [ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 25/251
    [ *] AP (place score in parenthesis): US History (5) Calc AB (pending) Microecon (pending) Macroecon (pending) Biology (pending)
    [ *] IB (place score in parenthesis): none
    [ *] Senior Year Course Load: AP AB, Econ, Bio. CP English. Spanish (no honors offered). Couple of electives
    [ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none
    [ /list][ b]Subjective:[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    [ *] Job/Work Experience: 6 months at an auction house and 9 months at a golf club
    [ *] Volunteer/Community service:
    2 years Mock Trial, captain as senior. "Best Advocate" Award as a junior.
    1 year Odyssey of the Mind, state qualifier
    1 year Model UN
    3 years Young Democrats Club
    2 years NHS
    2 year Boys volleyball, school and club teams
    1 year indoor and spring travel soccer
    Avid ceramic artist
    2 years NHS
    3 years Ski Club
    2 different jobs- a local Auction House and a local Golf Club
    3 years attending the Unitarian Universalist Ohio Meadville District Summer Institute. It is a week-long summer church camp held at Kenyon. Small group discussion leader this past summer.
    [ *] Essays: About my experience at the above camp. Decent, not great. Unique topic IMO, my religion is not exactly common (Unitarian Universalist)
    [ *] Teacher Recommendation: Both were probably very good, not spectacular. Didn't read
    [ *] Counselor Rec: good, probably generic
    [ *] Additional Rec: none
    [ *] Interview: none
    [ /list][ b]Other[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    [ *] Intended Major: Economics
    [ *] State (if domestic applicant): PA
    [ *] Country (if international applicant):
    [ *] School Type: Decent, mid-sized public. Sends a handful of kids to top schools
    [ *] Ethnicity: Caucasian
    [ *] Gender: Male
    [ *] Income Bracket: 80k
    [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): None
    [ /list][ b]Reflection[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Strengths: GPA, essay, maybe recs
    [ *] Weaknesses: SAT, SATII, lack of interview or interest
    [ *] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I took two years of CP English (not the most challenging) and I didn't interview or show any interest. My scores were also a little low.
    [ /list][ b]General Comments:[ /b] I am not surprised at all, although I was hoping I would be accepted. Probably would not have attended anyway. Congrats to all who were accepted!
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