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  • physicsfuturephysicsfuture Registered User Posts: 99 Junior Member
    Accepted:
    University of Rochester ($16,000 per year merit originally appealed to $20,000 merit)
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / RPI ($29,000 per year merit originally appealed to $36,500 merit)
    Union College (NY) ($20,000 per year merit)
    Clarkson University (Honors) $40,000 per year merit (Not really an acceptance since I was already attending)
    Hamilton College
    Denied:
    Williams College
    Waitlisted:
    Colby College
    Haven't heard back yet:
    Swarthmore College (applied as transfer student) (Application Withdrawn)
    Colgate University (applied as transfer student)


    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): didn't submit
    • ACT: 34
    • SAT II: didn't submit,
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 100): 95,
    • Weighted GPA (out of 100), 97
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 7% (but this is self calculated, my school doesn't rank)
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 (World History, Eng Literature), 3 (Chemistry), 2 (Physics I)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): none
    • Senior Year Course Load: The past year I have completed my freshman year of college through an early college program at Clarkson University called The Clarkson School. I graduated high school in January using one of my classes from Clarkson to fulfill my high school graduation requirements. The only difference between The Clarkson School students and normal freshman is that we have different dorms, but we take all the same classes etc. In my first semester my core classes were Chemistry I (A), Calculus I (A-), Physics I (B), and Ethics I (A) (my honors class). Second semester my core classes are Chemistry II, Calculus II, Physics II, and Ethics II.
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel, etc.): "Built by Girls" National Engineering Competition Finalist 2016, Clarkson University Honors Program

    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Gender and Sexuality Alliance (Treasurer), Science Research with a professor at SUNY New Paltz in my Junior year, Polymer research at Clarkson University in my Senior year of high school/freshman year of college.
    • Job/Work Experience: Cashier at a local supermarket for 3 months during the summer
    • Volunteer/Community service: Only 40 hours, nothing consecutive
    • Summer Activities: Lots of summer research, both at SUNY New Paltz and at Clarkson University
    • Essays: Common App (8/10) I wrote about discovering my spirituality and how it connected to my love for science. It was a little risky because I mentioned how I used to be interested in Levayan Satanism...
    • Teacher Recommendations: AP Lit teacher (10/10) She loves me and I'm sure the letter was very well written; AP Chem teacher (6/10) he really likes me but I don't know how great of a writer he is.
    • Counselor Rec: (8/10) He knows me very well and helped me emotionally throughout High School.
    • Additional Rec: Research advisor (?/10) I only submitted this one to Colgate. He gave me an A+ in the class, and seems to like me in the lab, but also doesn't know me very well.
    • Interview: My interview at University of Rochester went well, my interview at Hamilton went HORRIBLY.

    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    • Intended Major: Chemistry
    • State (if domestic applicant): NY
    • Country (if international applicant): Domestic
    • School Type: Public, semi-competitive
    • Ethnicity (Hispanic Y/N/not reported): N
    • Race(s) (AI/AN, Asian, AA, NH/PI, White, not reported): White
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket: over 200,000
    • Hooks/tips (URM, athlete, legacy, 1st gen, etc.): None

    Reflection
    • Strengths: I think my strengths were definitely my test scores and my research activity.
    • Weaknesses: I really didn't have any volunteer or leadership experience that was significant.
    • Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think I was rejected from Williams a) because it's just really hard to get in, and b) I showed no interest at all except for visiting campus. Also c) I'm pretty sure the supplemental essay I wrote for Williams sucked. I think I was accepted to the colleges I was with the scholarships I was given because of my test scores, stellar high school record, my research activities, and my attendance at The Clarkson School.

    General Comments:
  • happyteen19happyteen19 Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    Accepted: Spelman College, Syracuse University, Binghamton University, Temple University, Stony Brook Univeristy
    Rejected: NYU(ED2), Villanova
    GPA: 3.9
    SAT:1230
    Hooks: URM, Mulitple APs
    Rank: Top 20%
    Multiple leadership positions
    Pretty good essay
    Pretty good recs
    Deciding factors: My SAT wasn’t the greatest. I did significantly better on the EBRW than the math.
  • bleedorangebabybleedorangebaby Registered User Posts: 189 Junior Member
    Accepted:
    Rutgers NB, Syracuse U (attending), SUNY Binghamton, Quinnipiac U, Towson U, DePaul U,
    University of Miami (spring admit), Rowan U, Drexel U, Penn State (2+2 program)

    Waitlisted: not staying on the waitlist for all except UW
    UPitt, American U, UW-Madison, Fordham

    Rejected:
    NYU (obviously lol), Tulane U, GW

    Objective:
    SAT: 1230 (630 EBRW, 600 Math)
    ACT: N/A
    Rank: did not submit (school gives us the option)
    AP: USH (5), Psych (4), US Gov (current)
    GPA: 3.65 UW/6.0 W (7 pt scale, this includes first semester senior year)
    Awards/Honors: DECA regional and stars finalist, ACLU summer program, honor roll at HS, 2 school wide honor societies


    Subjective:
    ECs: varsity ethics team, debate team, DECA, chairperson for local community service organization, writer for school newspaper, 20 hour per week job where i am a manager, internship w local business, and a few more minor ones

    I am not going to rate my essays or teacher recaps bc i don’t think that’s helpful

    Other:
    FA?: Yes i need a ton
    Intended major: poly sci
    State: NJ
    School Type: Public (high ranked)
    Race: white
    Gender: female
    income bracket: 45k-50k
    Hooks: none

    Reflection:
    Strengths: my ECs and work experience and supplemental essays
    Weaknesses: test scores
    Comments: I am content with the way my admissions process occurred. I realize I applied to a ton of schools but I don’t regret it bc I was seeking a ton of financial aid and I wasn’t sure which schools i’d be able to afford especially because my parents are divorced which can make finances messy. Although I would’ve like to be admitted to Tulane and UW-Madison I realize they were high reaches for me and that not everything always works out. Good luck and go orange!
  • bleedorangebabybleedorangebaby Registered User Posts: 189 Junior Member
    I also did not submit my test scores to GW, but not sure if that played a factor into my rejection
  • MuqsithMuqsith Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
    Accepted:

    -Loyola University Chicago (Enrolling Probably)
    -UIC
    -DePaul University
    -UC Davis

    Denied:

    - Northwestern University (ED)
    - UC Berkeley
    - UCLA
    - Princeton University
    - Columbia University
    - Rice University
    - Johns Hopkins University

    Waitlisted:

    - University of Chicago (EDII)
    - UIUC Engineering
    - NYU


    Objective:

    ACT: 32
    SAT II: Math II (800)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 100): 95.02
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): NA out of 36
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP English Language (3), AP US History (3)
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, AP Spanish Language, AP European History
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel, etc.): None

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): ICTM Math Team (Co-Captain), FTC Robotics (Co-Founder/Secretary), Chess Team
    Job/Work Experience: Business in Entrepreneurship Club(Co-Founder/CFO), Office Assistant in Hospice/Home Healthcare Business, Tutor (Religious Studies, Math, Chemistry, and Spanish)
    Volunteer/Community Service: Hospital Way-finder + Main Desk (100+ Hours), Teacher at Sunday School (5 Years)
    Summer Activities: Religious Programs
    Essays: Common Application Essay (7/10) => I talked about some unique accomplishment that was kind of tough (very tough) to put into words.
    Teacher Recommendations: AP English Language teacher, AP Chemistry teacher, and APUSH teacher: they all claim to be good writers so I'm not sure.
    Counselor Recommendation: He's the only one who writes counselor recommendations so I'd figure he writes them very well.
    Interview: I had an interview with Princeton University and Northwestern University. Both of them went well.

    Other:

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Chemical Engineering at UCs and Northwester University; but (Applied) Math for the rest...
    State (if domestic applicant): Illinois
    Country (if international applicant): Domestic
    School Type: Private, Competitive
    Ethnicity (Hispanic Y/N/not reported): N
    Race(s) (AI/AN, Asian, AA, NH/PI, White, not reported): Asian (Indian)
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: I don't know.
    Hooks/tips (URM, athlete, legacy, 1st gen, etc.): None

    Reflection:

    Strengths: I wrote a very fire essay for Chicago, and it is one that I am very proud of.
    Weaknesses: My GPA and test scores were in the bottom half for the schools I applied to I think. Maybe if I spend more time on each essay, I would have gotten better results. Maybe I am aiming too high...
  • floppedoverfloppedover Registered User Posts: 27 Junior Member
    Accepted:
    Santa Clara University
    San Jose State University
    UC Santa Barbara (undeclared, honors in Letters and Science)
    UC San Diego (attending -- got in undeclared, but I already changed my major to cog sci)

    Waitlisted:
    Cal Poly SLO
    Harvey Mudd
    UC Davis
    UC Los Angeles
    UC Irvine

    Denied:
    Cal Tech
    Claremont McKenna
    UC Berkeley
    Stanford


    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1550 (760 english, 790 math)
    ACT (breakdown): 32 (34 math, 35 english, 32 reading, 29 science) <-- didn't send
    SAT II: 770 Math II, 760 Bio M
    Capped Weighted UC GPA: 4.26
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): School doesn't rank
    AP (place score in parenthesis): CSP (5), Euro (3), Bio (5), Lang (5), Java (5), USH (5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): none
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Stat, AP Calc AB, AP Comp Gov, AP Micro + Macro, Unweighted English, Game Design, Honors Physics
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none, biggest awards I've gotten is Cross Country Coach's Award and Student of Excellence from CS teacher

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Charity club (secretary, 3 years)
    Science Alliance (2 years, 1 year officer)
    Cross-country (3 years)
    Track (1 year)

    Job/Work Experience:
    Worked at restaurant for 1.5 years

    Volunteer/Community service:
    Mexico mission trip
    Instructor at a Python coding camp
    Instructor at a game design camp
    Helped CS teacher with APCSP activities

    Summer Activities:
    Summer running club and camp
    Job (see above)

    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 7.5 or 8
    Many adults loved them, my friends liked them. I think I could have made them more interesting/shown a broader perspective of myself. I personally felt more confident in my common app essays than my UC essays.


    Supplemental Review or LOR submission:

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Computer science
    State (if domestic applicant): California
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: ~$150,000
    ELC Eligibility: no
    First Generation: no

    Reflection

    Strengths: Stats/academic success, job
    Weaknesses: Volunteering, no major awards
    Comments: Applying for computer science really does make it harder to get in, despite many telling me not to worry about it because I'm a girl lol. Looking at where all my friends got in and did not get in, college admissions really does not make any sense. Getting a lot of waitlists is frustrating (although I'm pretty proud I got waitlisted at Harvey Mudd), but UCSD was one of my top schools based on fit so it's all good.
  • crknwk2000crknwk2000 Registered User Posts: 278 Junior Member
    edited April 1
    Accepted:
    Butler ($20k merit/yr)
    Case Western ($25k merit/yr)
    Georgia Tech (College of Sciences Dean's Scholarship $21k merit/yr + research stipend)
    Grinnell ($24k merit/yr)
    Kenyon ($20k merit/yr)
    Macalester ($20k merit/yr)
    Harvey Mudd
    USC
    UCSC
    UCD
    UCSB/College of Creative Studies
    UCSD
    UCLA
    Cal

    Waitlisted:
    none

    Denied:
    Yale
    Brown

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1520 (750 english, 770 math) Single time Oct. Junior Year
    ACT (breakdown): n/a
    SAT II: 760 Math II, 730 Chemistry
    Unweighted GPA: 4.00
    Weighted GPA: 4.55
    Weighted and Capped UC GPA: 4.36

    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): School doesn't rank
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Euro (4), Calc AB (5), Chem (4), Calc BC, Spanish Language & Culture, Eng Lit, Stats
    IB (place score in parenthesis): none
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Stat, AP Calc BC, Gov/Econ, Physics, AP Spanish 5, AP English 4
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Nat'l Merit Commended, CSF Lifetime, NCS Scholar Athlete, AP Scholar, Service award 9th and 10th grades

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    WISTEM (3 years, co-president senior year)
    Varsity swimming (4 years)
    USA year round swimming (11 years)

    Job/Work Experience:
    Swim Instructor (3 years)

    Volunteer/Community service:
    Sea Serpents/Special Olympics (3 years)
    Lawrence Hall of Science Floor facilitator (1 year)
    White Pony Express (3 years)

    Summer Activities:
    UC Davis YSP

    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    I really liked them and felt confident. They were 100% my own voice and painted a clear picture of who I am.

    Supplemental Review or LOR submission:
    Who knows, but I have really good relationships with the teachers, coach and counselor who wrote them on my behalf. Regarding the teachers, I loved their classes and I think they enjoyed having me in their classes. I'm pretty quiet, but I worked hard and was super engaged.

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes (but we're a donut hole family so that was kind of sadly pointless)
    Intended Major: Chemistry
    State (if domestic applicant): California
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: ~$300,000
    ELC Eligibility: no
    First Generation: no

    Reflection

    Strengths: Stats/academic success, essays, for UC's having attended YSP at UC Davis
    Weaknesses: No major awards
    Comments: I was pretty happy with how everything turned out. I worked really, really hard and was happy to see that it paid off. It would've been nice if I could have really considered attending USC or Mudd but there is no way my family can afford $77K and $79K per year. Oh boy.....glad to have some affordable options.

    I visited Case Western, Grinnell & Macalester summer of Jr. Year & Harvey Mudd Spring Break Freshman year.

    Interviews for: Kenyon, Brown, Yale, Case Western, Grinnell, Macalester
  • thikkathikka Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Accepted:

    - UT Austin
    - UC Berkeley

    Denied:

    - MIT
    - UChicago
    - Duke
    - Brown

    Waitlisted:

    - Cornell
    - NYU


    Objective:

    ACT: 36
    SAT: 1590
    SAT II: Math II (800); Physics 750
    Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    Weighted: 4.2
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 33/750
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP English Language (4), AP US History (5), AP Physics (4), AP Micro Economics (5),
    AP Calculus (5)
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calculus AB
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel, etc.): None

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Varsity Tennis Captain
    Job/Work Experience: Setup a business and supplied accessories to High schools; taught Maths and Physics to classmates and juniors
    Volunteer/Community Service: National Honors Society - 100 hrs
    Essays: Common Application Essay (7/10) Not very appealing
    Teacher Recommendations: English Language teacher, AP Physics teacher, and Tennis Coach. Assume they are very good as they really like and respect me
    Counselor Recommendation: Assuming good
    Interview: I had an interview with MIT, Duke, Wharton and UT Austin for Honors. MIT and UT Austin went well

    Other:

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: BBA
    State (if domestic applicant): Texas
    Country (if international applicant): Domestic
    School Type: Private, Competitive
    Ethnicity (Hispanic Y/N/not reported): N
    Race(s) (AI/AN, Asian, AA, NH/PI, White, not reported): Asian (Indian)
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: High
    Hooks/tips (URM, athlete, legacy, 1st gen, etc.): None

    Reflection:

    Strengths: Wrote very good essays including Supplementary ones for at least a few schools
    Weaknesses: Extra Curriculars are so so. No way outstanding. Seems like I lost big time there. Not great GPA to make an impression on top schools.
    Always thought I am an Ivy worthy but not enough thought and preparation went in it in High School unitl I got great scores. By then too late I guess.
  • thikkathikka Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Denied at Wharton ED too
  • RoyalsAdmissionsRoyalsAdmissions Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Agree
  • TheLaggingStrandTheLaggingStrand Registered User Posts: 17 Junior Member
    How many B's did you get, and what do you think made up for lower gpa?
  • alexandra00alexandra00 Registered User Posts: 253 Junior Member
    Objective:
    ACT: 34 (32E, 32M, 36S, 36R)
    SAT II: Bio E 740, Literature 740
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.76 UW
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 13%
    Senior Year Course Load: 8 IB Classes
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Montana Student of the Year, University of Montana Best delegate award, Presidents Service Award Gold, National Park Service Award

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    - Redesigned my city’s public transit network to make it more accessible for low-income students.
    - (President) of Model UN
    - (President) of Academic World Quest
    - (Director) of School’s TV channel
    - (President) Girls who code chapter in Montana
    - Documentary filmmaker
    - Basic stuff (NHS, student gov, and action committee)

    Job/Work Experience:
    - Worked at a local community movie theater
    - Intern at an environmental consulting firm

    Volunteer/Community service:
    - Teach Young Girls to Code (via Girls Who Code)
    - Muir Woods (National Park) Volunteer Ranger
    - Ecology speaker ( Muir Woods)
    - Forestry volunteering
    - Muir Woods (National Park) Volunteer Ranger (over 100 hour

    Summer Activities:
    - Summer classes at Yale
    - Filmed a documentary

    Essays (rating 1-10, details):
    Common app (9/10) Wrote it on Socks
    Supplemental (8/10) Wrote it about my love for marine life and public transit

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    Teacher Rec #1 (10/10): “I’ve never had a student like her in my 15 years of teaching”
    Teacher Rec #2 (6/10): Lukewarm
    Counselor Rec (10/10): Was amazing
    Additional Rec (if any) (9/10): Written by the principal, talked about my contributions to the school
    Interview (if any) (rating 1-10, details): 10/10 The interview was my first and by far my best. The interview lasted two hours and ended with my interviewer telling me that I gave her hope for the next generation.

    Other:
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Environmental Science and History/IR
    State (if domestic applicant): Montana
    Country (if international applicant): USA
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: 1/2 Asian 1/2 White
    Income Bracket: >$100,000
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None

    Reflections: I was so sure that I was going to be waitlisted or rejected but I managed to get in. This just showed me that it isn’t all about stats. Colleges really do perform holistic admissions.
    Strengths: Test scores, essays, EC’s, and Recommendations
    Weaknesses: Class rigor and GPA



    Accepted:

    Bowdoin (Most Prestigious Scholarship Chamberlain Scholarship)

    Wellesley

    Carleton

    Claremont Mckenna College (Merit Scholarship)

    NYU

    UChicago

    Reed

    Bryn Mawr (Merit Scholarship 48k)

    Mount Holyoke (Merit Scholarship 100k)

    Scripps (Merit Scholarship 90k)

    Smith (Merit Scholarship)

    St.Olaf (Merit Scholarship 80k)

    Kenyon (Merit Scholarship 60k)

    Oberlin (Merit Scholarship 72k)

    Grinnell (Merit Scholarship 92k)



    Waitlisted

    Stanford

    Washington University in St.Louis

    Tulane

    Columbia

    Colby

    Northeastern



    Rejected:

    The University of Florida ??

    Florida State University

    Denison College

    Harvard

    Brown (ED Deferred)

    Pomona

    Barnard

    Yale

    Duke

    Northwestern
  • peach0v0peach0v0 Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Since so many people are doing it I guess I will too.

    Accepted:

    Duke (Deferred from ED, will attend)
    UNC Chapel Hill (EA)
    UC Berkeley
    UCLA
    UVA
    NYU
    William & Mary
    UC Santa Barbara
    UC Irvine
    UC San Diego

    Waitlisted:

    Johns Hopkins
    Cornell
    Rice
    Dartmouth
    Columbia
    UPenn
    UMichigan Ann Arbor

    Rejected:

    UChicago (Deferred from EA)
    Brown
    Carnegie Mellon
    Stanford
    Princeton
    Yale
    Harvard


    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1560 (760 RW/800 M)
    ACT: 34, 35 superscore
    SAT II: 800 Math II, 750 BioE, 750 World History
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Weighted GPA: 4.58
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 2/364
    AP (place score in parenthesis): WH 4, Lang 4, EnvSci 5
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Lit, AP Calc AB/BC, AP Chem, AP Gov, Dual enrollment: Macroeconomics & Spanish
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): FCCLA Nationals Gold, National Merit Semifinalist, some scholarships etc.

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): SAT/ACT club prep President, Ecology Club committee leader, FCCLA Chapter Officer (VP of Social Media), blogger and author for newspaper, Mock coop Head Board of Directors, etc.

    Job/Work Experience: Worked at school coffee shop. Personal tutor.
    Volunteer/Community service: volunteer at library, online, and river cleanups (earned national certification)
    Summer Activities: 2 summer leadership camps at Ivy universities and youth tours on top of competitions
    Essays (8-9): my personal statement was about my struggles, wrote pretty good supplementals about my major and community

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major and College: Environmental Science
    State (if domestic applicant): NC
    School Type: less than 2,000 public
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Female
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None

    Teacher Recommendation (9-10): 2 good recs from my AP teachers who knew me well
    Counselor Rec (8-9): good relationship
    Additional Rec (10): 2, one from another teacher who writes good letters and one from a youth group mentor who is an adjunct professor/researcher at UCLA

    Strengths: High SAT scores and GPA. Very involved in and out of school. Poured my heart into my essays. Also had very good recommendations. I completely filled the Common App additional info section with other experiences.

    Weaknesses: Didn't take as many APs due to transferring from California my sophomore year, so I had to retake courses for credit.

    General Comments: I feel really lucky to have gotten the acceptances I have. This year was really competitive.
  • maddie9691maddie9691 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    Accepted:

    -Franklin and Marshall (attending)
    -Gettysburg
    -Dickinson
    -UVM Honors College
    -St. Lawrence University

    Denied:

    - Bates (ED II)
    - Colgate University

    Waitlisted:

    - Connecticut College
    - Union College


    Objective:

    ACT: 34
    SAT: 1500 (Math: 700 English: 800)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4): 3.67
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 25/180
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP English Language (4), AP US History (4), AP Psychology (5), AP Biology (4)
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature, AP French, Honors Physics, Honors Anatomy, Honors Spanish, TA in Freshman Bio
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel, etc.): None

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Mock Trial (Co-Captain), Knitting Club, ASL Club, NHS,
    Job/Work Experience: Worked in a restaurant for 3 years, my family owns a farm that I've worked on since I was 8
    Volunteer/Community Service: Hospital, Senior Center, Various events
    Essays: Common Application Essay (7/10) - I talked about my family's prevalence in the town and my desire to be an individual, Colgate Supplement (8/10) - I talked about a book that taught us about living freely and taking risks
    Teacher Recommendations: AP Bio and AP Psych - Not sure? I had a wicked strong relationship with both.
    Counselor Recommendation: Ok, she doesn't really know me.
    Interview: Conn, Bates, Dickinson, Gettysburg, F&M, Union - I thought the all went really, really well

    Other:

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Neuroscience, French&Spanish
    State (if domestic applicant): Massachusetts
    Country (if international applicant): Domestic
    School Type: Public, Somewhat competitive
    Ethnicity (Hispanic Y/N/not reported):
    Race(s) (AI/AN, Asian, AA, NH/PI, White, not reported): White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: Low income
    Hooks/tips (URM, athlete, legacy, 1st gen, etc.): None

    Reflection: I'm really happy, I love my school and I had some really good, affordable choices.

    Strengths: Test Scores.
    Weaknesses: My GPA was in the bottom half for the schools I applied to I think. I'm weak in Math, and have been throughout high school.
  • Puzzeled101Puzzeled101 Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    I finally get to post this lol

    Accepted: University of Rochester (full aid & scholarship yearly including grants- 68k/yearly)
    Boston University (40k merit aid yearly)
    Fordham (51k scholarships and grant for commuter & MetroCard Grant yearly
    Stony Brook University (Full Excelsior Scholarship for in state residents)
    Hofstra University (58k scholarship and merit aid, Adelphi, St. Johns, RIT (40K merit aid), UBuffalo (Full Ride)

    Denied:
    Tulane
    _____________________________________________________________________
    Attending: University of Rochester Class of 2023!

    Objective:
    ACT: 35
    GPA: 95 UW/ 99 W
    Rank: Top 20 percent
    School Type: Public Competitive
    SAT II: 770 Math B, 750 Chemistry
    AP Course-load: 7 Total APs

    Subjective:
    Common App Essay: 10/10 (I put my heart into the essay)
    Supplements: 9/10
    Letters of Reference:
    Counselors Letter: 8/10
    AP English: 10/10
    AP STATS: 10/10
    Supplemental: 10/10

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Undecided
    State (if domestic applicant): N/A
    Country (if international applicant) N/A
    School Type: Public, Highly competitive
    Ethnicity (): not reported
    Race(s) (AI/AN, Asian, AA, NH/PI, White, not reported): not reported
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: Low income
    Hooks/tips (URM, athlete, legacy, 1st gen, etc.): 1st gen


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