|By Shaka (Shaka) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 02:35 pm: Edit|
hey im just wonderin about a fellow student i know that is applyin ED to wharton with a 1240ish-1300ish SAT, 91ish average. The thing is he/she has a parent that was on the staff of the school and is well connected with the officials.
What do you think?
|By Ivysearch (Ivysearch) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 03:44 pm: Edit|
I think applying to Wharton is a mistake. It may mean definite rejection. Legacy helps some but not that much. It's slightly easier to get in to The College- she has a better chance there.
|By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 04:19 pm: Edit|
You just never know. I mean, look at what the right connections did for George Bush! The guy isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. His IQ is under 100. He was a C student in HS and his SAT score could not have been much over 1000. The guy got his BA from Yale and his MBA from Harvard. Sometimes, it really is about who you know! LOL
|By Matth (Matth) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 05:40 pm: Edit|
Alexandre, I'm no fan of Dubya but I question your information here. I just read an article which stated that his SAT score was 1206, so it's very doubtful that his IQ is under 100. Obviously, his legacy status helped him but if we're going to bash him, at least, let's get the facts straight.
|By Snuffles (Snuffles) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 06:10 pm: Edit|
A 1206 corresponds to approximately a 1300 today, leaving bush in the top ~3% of the nation for the standardized testing of the time. It's easy to forget that.
|By Shaka (Shaka) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 06:28 pm: Edit|
guys guys...we can discuss bush in a diff post...
let's stick to this person im talkin about...what do you guys think...can he/she get in?
|By Vapajude87 (Vapajude87) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 02:35 am: Edit|
that's not quite right, either. A score of 1300 puts someone in the top 10% of the nation (which, at least to me, is still very acceptable.)
|By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 04:37 am: Edit|
The point is, if Bush could get into Yale with a 1200 or 1300, a person with the right connections can get into Wharton with a 1250-1300 too.
|By Ralkas (Ralkas) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 03:23 pm: Edit|
WTF? Bush is frieking president of the United States and has a dad who was extremely influencial politically at the time. How does this kid compare to Bush?
|By Fresca (Fresca) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 03:55 pm: Edit|
There are legacies and there are legacies. At most top schools a non-influential legacy will need to score in the ballpark with other similar applicants.
|By Anarchy245 (Anarchy245) on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 11:50 pm: Edit|
"There are legacies and there are legacies"
Just reading through this post, I cannot help but comment on this overly cliche usage of grammar - yes I understand the point you are trying to make, but every time I see this usage I cringe. ugh.
|By Kinshasa (Kinshasa) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:28 am: Edit|
My friend graduated Penn in the early 1970s. Two of her kids applied to Penn. Both brilliant, tons of APs, community college classes, did calculus in soph year, etc. Kid #1 (male), IB program, was rejected. Two years later, kid #2 (female), regular high school, was accepted RD. Both decided to attend UCLA.
It sounds to me that even with a legacy card, Penn is iffy.
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