Where are you going for colleges?

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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby thsom » March 31st, 2013, 8:17 am

So the final results are in:

Accepted:
Columbia
University of Chicago
Brown
University of Pennsylvania
Tufts
Johns Hopkins
Boston College
Stony Brook
University of Maryland - College Park
Northeastern
UCLA
UC Berkeley
University of Vermont

Rejected:
Harvard
Yale
Stanford (I'm going to get flak for this, but I wouldn't have gone even if I had gotten in)
University or Wisonsin-Madison (I forgot to finish my application, so they denied me. I really don't care)

Waitlisted:
Northwestern

So, I'm not sure where I'm going just yet, but I'm probably going to be choosing between Brown, UChicago, and Columbia, unless somewhere else offers me money.
How did you get accepted to UPenn but Waitlisted at Northwestern? Nothing against Northwestern (It's a fantastic school), but UPenn is just on a different level... What was going through Norhtwestern's mind?!!

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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby paleonaps » March 31st, 2013, 8:57 am

How did you get accepted to UPenn but Waitlisted at Northwestern? Nothing against Northwestern (It's a fantastic school), but UPenn is just on a different level... What was going through Norhtwestern's mind?!!
I'm confused about that myself, but it may have to do with the fact that I rushed the Northwestern application dreadfully. I had only a couple of hours left. I wasn't really thinking of going anyway, so I'm not disappointed at all.
Wow, these are some awesome schools! You've got some good Ivy League choices. What are you looking to become?
I'm probably going into paleontology, but I have a strong interest in psychology and film. Ideally, I'll try to pursue all three, to the extent that I can.
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby thsom » March 31st, 2013, 9:33 am

How did you get accepted to UPenn but Waitlisted at Northwestern? Nothing against Northwestern (It's a fantastic school), but UPenn is just on a different level... What was going through Norhtwestern's mind?!!
I'm confused about that myself, but it may have to do with the fact that I rushed the Northwestern application dreadfully. I had only a couple of hours left. I wasn't really thinking of going anyway, so I'm not disappointed at all.
Wow, these are some awesome schools! You've got some good Ivy League choices. What are you looking to become?
I'm probably going into paleontology, but I have a strong interest in psychology and film. Ideally, I'll try to pursue all three, to the extent that I can.
Where are you thinking of going as of now?
EDIT: You don't have to gratify this with a response... I just read your original post again... sorry... :oops:

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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby Kokonilly » March 31st, 2013, 2:46 pm

Stanford (I'm going to get flak for this, but I wouldn't have gone even if I had gotten in)
:(

But seriously, congrats! You have a good decision to make. :)

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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby paleonaps » March 31st, 2013, 3:00 pm

Stanford (I'm going to get flak for this, but I wouldn't have gone even if I had gotten in)
:(

But seriously, congrats! You have a good decision to make. :)
Thank you so much! And I should make myself clear - Stanford's great. For whatever reason, though, it's never been a top choice of mine.
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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby The Eviscerator » April 3rd, 2013, 12:13 pm

Gratz Napz.

It's looking like Duke or CMU (or tiny, tiny chance of Johns Hopkins) for me--didn't get into any of my top 4 choices :| (Rejected at MIT, Stanford, and Harvard -____________-)
Although I have a infinitesimal slimmer of hope for the Princeton waitlist to turn out favorable.
Also, in retrospect, I probably should have applied to CalTech.

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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby The Eviscerator » April 7th, 2013, 12:12 pm

Sorry for the double post, but, just wondering, what are you guys planning on studying (or currently studying if you're already in college)? I'm curious as to whether people are studying things related to what events they've done in Science Olympiad.

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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby Cedavis6 » April 7th, 2013, 12:14 pm

Children's Ministry, drama, and maybe psychology.

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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby winneratlife » April 7th, 2013, 12:20 pm

Gratz Napz.

It's looking like Duke or CMU (or tiny, tiny chance of Johns Hopkins) for me--didn't get into any of my top 4 choices :| (Rejected at MIT, Stanford, and Harvard -____________-)
Although I have a infinitesimal slimmer of hope for the Princeton waitlist to turn out favorable.
Also, in retrospect, I probably should have applied to CalTech.
Send them updates about what you've done since you'd sent in your app, reaffirm your interest, etc etc. I hear it helps.
Sorry for the double post, but, just wondering, what are you guys planning on studying (or currently studying if you're already in college)? I'm curious as to whether people are studying things related to what events they've done in Science Olympiad.
Probably econ with a possible dual in electrical engineering. Not really SciOly based at all.

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Re: Where are you going for colleges?

Postby Luo » April 7th, 2013, 12:36 pm

Sorry for the double post, but, just wondering, what are you guys planning on studying (or currently studying if you're already in college)? I'm curious as to whether people are studying things related to what events they've done in Science Olympiad.
I plan to study molecular biology or bioengineering, depending on where I end up going to college. Interestingly, I didn't do any SciOly events directly related to these topics (Microbe Mission or Designer Genes or Anatomy or Protein Modeling, for example). I suppose that Disease Detectives got me interested in toxicology and immunology and stuff like that, even though the event is more epidemiology/public health-focused rather than pathology-focused.
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