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2016 Windows on Wiliams (WOW) Discussion


Replies to: 2016 Windows on Wiliams (WOW) Discussion

  • markb2017markb2017 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    Is anyone from Missouri or Tennessee?
  • NickJtFly5NickJtFly5 Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Awesome! Cool to see some Chitown flavor in here haha.
  • saraheresarahere Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    has anyone had their phone call yet and wouldn't mind sharing what they discussed??
  • CalDreaminCalDreamin Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    edited August 2016
    D's phone call went well, she said (I wish I had more specifics.) Admissions personnel she spoke with said she had no "deficiencies" but that she didn't fit the profile for WOW, income too high (even though we feel quite poor, family of 5 on one public school employee salary) and parents with MA degrees not quite the target audience. They talked a bit about her essay details but I don't recall exact feedback. She said that the only possible "issue" to consider was that D had 2 Bs junior year in AP classes; not sure if that was a warning that wasn't great and to not get any senior year or what. Not sure it was earth shattering but D felt better about not getting into WOW afterwards so was likely worth it just for that.
  • j_anonymousj_anonymous Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    My admissions personnel was very nice and chill with everything. I asked multiple questions, and they all got answered. However, they really didn't go into that much detail of why I was rejected other than there were so many qualified applicants. Other than that, it went very well!
  • drakefandrakefan Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    Bad news. I won't be able to go. :( I hope someone on the wait list gets a notification soon! Best of luck to all :)
  • williams2021williams2021 Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    For Archival Purpose:

    Acceptance rate to WoW(2016): 16%. ~240/~1500

    Acceptance rate to Williams College as a WoW attendee(for WoW 2015): ~95%. Most common reasons to be accepted to WoW but then rejected from Williams are bad rec letters and severe senioritis.
  • kassh4kassh4 Registered User Posts: 987 Member
    edited July 2017
    on the EPHblog, it says that 85% of the students that got accepted into WOW got accepted into the college.

    Edit: the 16% figure seems accurate tho.
  • williams2021williams2021 Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    @kassh4 I think ~85% was for class of 2019. The 95% figure I got for the class of 2020 came from the reps during WoW.
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