Two Plus Two Newer Archives  

Go Back   Two Plus Two Newer Archives > Other Topics > Student Life

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-01-2007, 02:03 AM
BigPoppa BigPoppa is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Mid-Life Crisis
Posts: 3,614
Default Biggest college admissions luckbox?

All these college admissions questions brought back memories. I dropped out of high school and joined the Navy at 17 (over 20 years ago). Just before my hitch was up, I was applying to colleges and my best friend obviously had his feelings hurt that I wasn't applying to his alma mater. So I applied (knowing I had no chance) just to make him happy. After getting rejection letters from some schools that admit 70-80% of applicants, I was shocked when the school I had no shot at sent me a big envelope with the words "The Next Four Years of Your Life" printed on the outside.

I was not a legacy, nor an athlete, nor famous. I was only 21 when I applied (so age wasn't much of a factor). Yet I still got into Northwestern University with a GED.
Anyone top that?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-01-2007, 02:59 AM
lobster lobster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 140
Default Re: Biggest college admissions luckbox?

LOL thats sick, no way anyone can top that
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-01-2007, 03:18 AM
HugItOut BIITCH HugItOut BIITCH is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: 161st and River Avenue
Posts: 119
Default Re: Biggest college admissions luckbox?

This does not top that but.....

My cousin got into Brown with an 1190 (out of 1600) on the SAT. He is currently a senior there and plays lacrosse.

The fact that he is an athlete has everything to do with this, but usually even the athletic recruits at Ivy schools have 1250 plus on the SAT.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-01-2007, 06:23 AM
DLKeeper1 DLKeeper1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: lovin the flon, imo
Posts: 597
Default Re: Biggest college admissions luckbox?

woot for NU, well played big poppa
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-01-2007, 01:34 PM
JJH3984 JJH3984 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,876
Default Re: Biggest college admissions luckbox?

[ QUOTE ]
This does not top that but.....

My cousin got into Brown with an 1190 (out of 1600) on the SAT. He is currently a senior there and plays lacrosse.

The fact that he is an athlete has everything to do with this, but usually even the athletic recruits at Ivy schools have 1250 plus on the SAT.

[/ QUOTE ]

Depending upon how good a LAX bro he is, this is totally standard. My friend is a nasty squash player and got into Yale with a sub 1100 SAT. They love their raquette sports.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-01-2007, 03:48 PM
BigPoppa BigPoppa is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Mid-Life Crisis
Posts: 3,614
Default Re: Biggest college admissions luckbox?

[ QUOTE ]
woot for NU, well played big poppa

[/ QUOTE ]

Thanks

I had really good test scores and maybe they figured that a hitch in the military and a newborn kid had straightened me out. They were wrong, but it was still probably a +EV bet.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-01-2007, 03:53 PM
O Fen�meno O Fen�meno is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: my robot factory
Posts: 2,488
Default Re: Biggest college admissions luckbox?

i love it when they call me big poppa
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.