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By Jkaz (Jkaz) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 05:15 pm: Edit

I am a 93 Average, 1510 (SAT) with excellent recomendations and extracurriculars, published in English Reviewbooks who got waitlisted from Wash U today. It's a bit disheartening, can somebody explain if my waitlisted seems logical? Do I even have a slice at getting in? I thought that I had a chance at some of the Ivys I applied to before getting this letter.

By Daonesteven (Daonesteven) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 05:19 pm: Edit

a lot of people got waitlisted in wash u, including me. i really tink wash u didn't reject anyone, they waitlisted everyone who didn't make it instead or something...

By Usnewsranker (Usnewsranker) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 05:27 pm: Edit

Rejected me...1490,800,770,770,740,3.3/4.0 UW at competitive magnet-like school. I'm sure 3.3 got me out of the weighting list.

By Kamili (Kamili) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 07:10 pm: Edit

1590/800/800/780 SAT/writing/math IIC/physics scores, 3.9 GPA, volunteer hours in the mid hundreds, club presidencies, national merit, engineering awards, etc...wait listed. Apparently this was a very good year to be the Wash U committee and a very bad year to be an applicant.

By Apatel710 (Apatel710) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 07:47 pm: Edit

kamili where else did u apply? where did u get in so far? your stats are amazing

By Kamili (Kamili) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 12:17 am: Edit

In at U Chicago. Waiting on Pomona, Yale, Stanford, Reed, BU (trustee scholarship). Hometown U of Arizona offered auto admit plus huge check each year with National Merit. Waiting for April eagerly, and trying to psychoanalyze Wash U like almost everyone.

By Culovv (Culovv) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 12:28 am: Edit

waitlisted me too. 1480/730/760/700/3.3/URM/first gen.

By Dietcokeaddict (Dietcokeaddict) on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 06:46 pm: Edit

Yup, they waitlisted me as well.

Asian female
1340/690/680/680/4.29 weighted GPA
Lots of extracurriculars
The best recs

Oh well...I guess we're all in the same boat here.

By Filmchick (Filmchick) on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 07:36 pm: Edit

I actually read somewhere that Wash U accepts 60% of its waitlist, so there is hope.

By Dg5052 (Dg5052) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 10:03 pm: Edit

I have to disagree with filmchick. My S is a freshman at Wash U, and last year they took NO ONE off the waitlist. They had about 80 more kids than they expected actually accept their admission offer.

I'm only saying this because it's not good to give people false hope.

By Apguy4 (Apguy4) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 10:08 pm: Edit

According to the latest US News Premium guide data:


"Students enrolled from waiting list: 23 "

By Argilospsychi (Argilospsychi) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 02:45 am: Edit

Also waitlisted

3.96uw, 18 of 300
Lots of AP
Lots of amazing/unusal ec
great and good recs, great essay

so what do we do next guys?

By Argilospsychi (Argilospsychi) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 02:47 am: Edit

by the way i'm thinking the deepest darkest places in hell are reserved for admission officers...


By Foreignboy (Foreignboy) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 06:08 am: Edit

They sometimes waitlist people who they think are using their school as a safety.

By Argilospsychi (Argilospsychi) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 05:14 pm: Edit

doubt that happened to me.

hey where else did you guys apply and where have you been accepted/wl/rejected? first choices?

By Argilospsychi (Argilospsychi) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 11:45 pm: Edit


By Superbighead (Superbighead) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 09:09 am: Edit

i got waitlisted by trinity college connecticut, with act 34, IB, 2 out 85, lots of ec and great recommendations. how is that possible? i thought...

By Spacechic20 (Spacechic20) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 06:53 pm: Edit

i got in at wash u...
1460 (gasp!), 34 ACT, 760 IIC, 730 Writing (10th grade), 730 US Hist
AP Scores: Calculus AB- 5, Chemistry- 5, American History 5, Psychology 5, Spanish Lang 5, English Lang 4, European History- 4
4.0 UW, 6.333 W
Rank 1/798
National Merit Finalist
12 Year pianist (sent CD)
Science research
Huge community service project
So many ECs, including prez, VP, executive officers of clubs
Lots more awards
Great recs.
White female, no legacy

Hang in there. This year was especially bad for Wash U applicants. I'm sure you'll do great in the admissions process. Stats are phenomenal.

But I must admit, this does give me a glimmer of hope for UPenn, Columbia, Harvard, and Yale.

Best of luck! 7 days until April 1! aaaah lol

By Libsters (Libsters) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 07:04 pm: Edit

Spacechic20 --- You have really good stats! Where else did you apply ... I think we applied to all of the same places ... B/c like you, I applied to Wash U. and also Penn, Columbia, Harvard, and Yale (deferred EA) ...

To everyone who was waitlisted --- This year seems to have been an awful year to apply to Wash. U. --- Just go to the Wash U. Boards and you can read about all of these amazing people who were waitlisted --- it's incredible ... Then again, it seems that others who were amazing got in of course ... I guess they just had to draw the line somewhere, and make really picky decisions .. Good Luck to all and I am sure you all will get into other schools that are just as prestigious as Wash U.

By Spacechic20 (Spacechic20) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 12:28 am: Edit

Hey Libsters-
What a coincidence! I also applied to-
NYU- accepted
BU- Full scholarship
Emory- In with Emory Scholars
GW (applied just because dad went there... kinda feel bad about that now)

I'm really nervous! Let us know how it goes. Good luck!

By Deeny1414 (Deeny1414) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 12:30 am: Edit

Should have applied early...3 friends from my old school all got in. RD, one kid from the same school got in and my best friend also got waitlisted. Just one of those years, you know?

By Masons (Masons) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 12:45 am: Edit

I got into Wash U with the following stats:

35 ACT
1470 SAT (800 Verbal, 670 Math)
4.0 unweighted GPA
Student Body President
8 AP's
5 - AP Lit, 5 - APUSH, 3 - Physics B
SAT II's - 800 Writing, 800 American History, 670 Math IIC
Eagle Scout
NHS, Mu Alpha Theta, History Club (President), Key Club, Debate Team, Tennis, Lead in the Musical
JSA, Boys State, HOBY

By Bern700 (Bern700) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 01:16 am: Edit

Kamili, it's good to see a fellow Arizonan on here! Good luck!

By Argilospsychi (Argilospsychi) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 02:35 am: Edit

so what do we do now?

how many people do they usually waitlist and how many usually get accepted?

way bummed by the way

By Kamili (Kamili) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 11:30 am: Edit

Bern- I know what ya mean. Seems like there are about...two...of us! Right back at you!

By Monskimama (Monskimama) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 01:03 pm: Edit

waitlisting is worse than being rejected, i've decided.

By Argilospsychi (Argilospsychi) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 06:18 pm: Edit

how's that?

By Confetti (Confetti) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 06:31 pm: Edit

false hope :(

By Ting (Ting) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 08:28 am: Edit

Wait listed by UVa??!!! May I know how many ppl are wait listed by UVa?

By Medusa2003 (Medusa2003) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 09:10 am: Edit

Washington University receives nearly 20,000 applications for roughly 1,500 spaces in the freshman class. Lots of great applicants get waitlisted. I've seen information on various boards showing that students who are waitlisted at Washington U. do get admitted to schools like Cornell, the University of Chicago, Dartmouth, Rice, Emory, Carleton, etc and sometimes even Harvard, Yale, or Princeton. Stats, extracurriculars, demonstrated interest, and lots of other factors are part of the admission decision. Much of it is a crap shoot.

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