Accepted Cadets Please post your stats HERE

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  1. ASticks

    ASticks Member

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    I would like to see what the applicant pool is like this year so I am making this thread to get everyone's abridged resume here to put it in perspective. Some people were kind enough to share their stats during the October board so I will compile them here for anyone else who is curious.

    rotcmom2016:
    S awarded three public in 5th and one private in 9th
    3.6 gpa
    31 act (36 s, 35 w, 31 e, 24 m)
    3 year varsity sport
    boys state
    flight commander jrotc
    nhs
    usafass
    team captain
    ecas= 5
    6 honors and ap
    consulting business

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    89Bison
    1340 SAT (740 Reading, 600 Math)
    3.7 GPA (funky 4.0 scale that worked in his favor)
    Top 41% of class at large public high school
    Three years JV soccer, Varsity senior year, captain of club team
    Soccer ref
    Counselor at summer family vacation camp two summers
    School club treasurer senior year only; member of club junior year
    Church mission trips
    200 interview score and PMS did a phenomenal job on the comments
    Interviewed at local school he's not applying to
    Communications major

    Offered schools are two out-of-state publics and a private (didn't put any in-state schools on his list)
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    Rhino35:
    GPA 3.9
    Class Rank 59/333
    National Honor Society
    Boys State
    Eagle Scout
    ACT Composite 28
    3yr Varsity Baseball
    NJROTC 4yrs
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  2. jiller59

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    Stats

    gpa: 4.0 unweighted/4.36 weighted
    Class rank 2 of 240
    6 AP courses completed (4 5's, 2 4's)
    currently enrolled in 2 AP
    Dual enrollment Calc 2 (Physics I next semester)
    5 honors classes
    SAT 1520 (760 math, 760 reading)
    ACT 35 superscore/34 regular score
    National Honor Society President
    National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist
    4 years varsity cross country, 3 year team captain
    3 years track - 1 varsity, 2 jv (will run track again in spring)
    serves on our city's Youth Advisory Council
    Quiz Bowl - went to state last two years
    Forensics Extemporaneous speaking - one year, went to state
    math tutor at high school
    4 year NROTC @ University Of Michigan, tier I (Nuclear Engineering)

    That's my boy (oh, and he is just an all around great young man and son:biggrin:)
     
  3. Blake3348

    Blake3348 USMA Appointee 2016

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    GPA: 3.5/4.0, 5 honors classes, 3 AP classes
    ACT: 27
    SAT: 1820 (1200 M&R)
    Athletics: 4 year football letter, 3 year team captain. 4 year track letter, 3 year team captain, 3 year wrestling letter 2 year team captain, 1 golf letter.
    EC's: Boys State, Lead Teen Attorney for Texas, 500 + community service hours, Student Council officer, Service Organization Delegate, Marketing Advisor for Vector.

    Awarded Scholarship to The Citadel, Iowa State and Texas Christian University. Accepted it to The Citadel
     
  4. Jcleppe

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    Army?, Navy?, Air Force?
     
  5. ASticks

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    Congratulations to those who posted and thank you for posting, it definitely does help put things in perspective. To me it seems like being a team captain makes a huge difference in acceptance rate.
     
  6. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    These were my stats when I was awarded the NROTC scholarship (Tier 1: Mechanical Engineering), some of the numbers have changed over the last few months.

    SAT: 660M 670CR
    GPA: 3.83UW 4.20W
    Rank: 19/442

    NJROTC - Company Commander, Drill Teams
    NHS
    Interact Club
    Around 280 hours fixing computers and related equipment for my school (because my school is too poor to hire real professionals)

    JV Cross Country for one year

    And that's it. It's nothing close to some of the astronomical stats posted in these forums, but someone up there liked something.

    So for those of you who get all sad reading this sort of thread, apply anyway. On October 17, I was surfing these forums, reading stats and being sad. By the end of October 18, I had an NROTC scholarship and an LOA from USNA.

    Boy, that was a good day.
     
  7. Blacklab

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    Well.....

    Jiller59...wow!! I though my kid did alot on his own, that's one well raised kid...outstanding!!

    Though to match up to stats like that but it is what it is.

    Not the best but he created his own footsteps.

    SAT - 1800 - 1200 M&R - No prep ( He wanted to go into this knowing what he was truly about. A chance yes, but he has his ways.) I told him he should have did a prep. As I understand it the SAT & ACT is not looked at as a score. We were told they SAT & ACT are flagged, Green (my son) is the best area you can be, then yellow and I have no idea what happen after that.

    Top - 15% of his class
    2 AP classes
    All other classes Honors
    GPA 3.64 - (Just went up, waiting on report)
    NHS
    Lettered in three sports - Soccer, CREW, indoor track.
    Team Captain - CREW - 90 kids total
    Link CREW Leadership
    A couple other leadership things but I forgot what they were.
    Varsity Club
    Regional Conference Leadership AD Selection
    Indoc Freshman Sports Leadership
    State University Award In Science
    Student of the Year Award
    Town Certified - Babysitter
    State Certified - Hunter Education
    Certified - Jr. Lifeguard (Beach)
    vol. hours - Many and ongoing - He dosent keep count he just gets involved.
    vol. at a museum and opera benefit
    vol. youth soccer coach
    vol. youth soccer ref.
    vol. youth crew coach

    Outstanding officer interview - Made my wife cry (Respectfully, this is a good thing)
    Applied for Tier 1

    We dont have and Jr. rotc programs in the area so I think that hurts. I think the other thing that might hurt is that he did not have any scouting exp. he was alway in a sport or hunting, hiking, and fishing with me.
    Working (with siblings) on getting our dog certified as a therapy dog (Not on the application but it's nice ot put out there.)
     
  8. jiller59

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    Nuensis: there was never an intention on my part to make anyone feel bad; that was the reason I hadn't previously posted his stats - I am just so proud of my son. He has pushed himself...I pushed my dd and regretted it. I worried that he was taking on too much but he thrived. There will be so many different attributes that the board will look for - your volunteer work on the computers for the schools speaks volumes about you as a person and involved citizen.

    I feel for all the candidates that are waiting...
     
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  9. jiller59

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    Balcklab
    Your son sounds like a well-rounded, very accomplished young man. I sent you a pm.
     
  10. Blake3348

    Blake3348 USMA Appointee 2016

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    Army 4 year
     
  11. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    Oh, no, I was not referring to your post, but rather threads like these in general. I am now a firm believer in not taking hard statistics seriously.

    I remember spending so many nights in September and October looking at statistics, reading posts about LOAs and SAT scores, feeling my heart sink lower and lower and lower.

    I still read plenty of stats on these forums; I frequently see someone with achievements far beyond mine and wonder how and why I got an LOA and a scholarship offer when there are much better candidates who did not. After all, my SAT scores were right around average for USNA, and if appointed, I will be in the precious 7-10% of appointees who did not participate in varsity sports.

    I just wanted to provide some encouragement to those who at this point have begun to doubt their competitiveness or are hesitant to apply because of perceived shortcomings. I'm one of those guys who didn't think he'd get very far, and here I am.
     
  12. jiller59

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    Congratulations and best wishes!
     
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    Can't remember my son's stats exactly but roughly speaking:

    4yr arotc
    Accepted GA Tech and Big 10 school
    Chemical Engineering

    Stats got screwy because he spent junior year in Brazil on Rotary exchange
    -School was in Portuguese, family spoke no English

    SAT-National merit Scholar Finalist
    1 B in a weighted class
    All kinds of AP's
    1 Yr Varsity Tennis (would have been two, if not for rotary exchange)
    Quiz bowl -Captain won state
    Science bowl Captain went to nationals
    WEPO -Civics competition- won state went to nationals
    Concertmaster School Orchestra-First Violin like a captain
    4 yrs citywide youth orchestra-by audition- Assistant concertmaster
    Minimal volunteering
    Let's say he had to be very careful about whom he asked for references and recommendations. In High School, he was a bull who carried around his own china shop.

    My impression is that his interview at the local University ROTC went well.

    There was a glaring lack of sports, scouting, helping his fellow man.

    On the other hand

    1)he wasn't just competitive, he loves any competition. His blood pressure drops as pressure is applied.
    2)There are only a few places in Brazil to take the PSAT. He found one and took an overnight night bus to get there. Scored high enough to earn get National merit scholarship.
    3)He leveraged his Portuguese into taking AP Spanish his senior year. Languages are more and more important to the military.
    4)He worried that his violin and lack of sports would peg him as a softy, so he set a goal to do as many pushups and run two miles as fast as anybody else.
    5)He showed a commitment to Engineering

    Bottomline, IMHO resourcefulness, persistence and ability to get along and adapt are the keys. Not everyone is born with empathy in the heart or born to be a leader. ROTC has done more in three months in those departments than my wife, positive adult role models, and I accomplished in 18 years.

    In many ways, I think nuensis has the most impressive resume. He didn't sit around complaining about his school's crappy computers, he fixed them. If I am on a submarine under the polar ice cap when the alarms goes off, I would want nuensis on my boat more than anyone else.

    You all sound great and super well grounded. For those applying, don't give up if you don't get a 3 or 4 yr scholarship. There are other paths to entry. Not giving up will speak volumes about you.

    Best of luck to you all!
     
  14. ASticks

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    bpanter94

    GPA- 3.9 uwgpa/ 4.3 wgpa
    Top 8% of class
    ACT Composite 31
    President-National Honor Society
    Vice President-Spanish Club
    Vice President of Senior Class
    2 Yrs. JV Soccer- Captain
    2 Yrs Varsity Soccer (Lettered)
    EC's- Math Honor Scociety, English Honor Society, FCA, FBLA, Mock Trial Team, and Young Life Senior advisor
    High School Mascot
    Home Coming King
    Took mostly Honors, AP, and Dual Enrollment courses
    Awarded AFROTC Type 7 Scholarship (Technical Major)
    Will be attending the University of Kentucky- Computer Science Major
     
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    Really good academics, lacking in formal leadership positions

    SAT: 2250 (1450)
    ACT 32
    Class rank: 23/460 (95th percentile)
    GPA: 4.38 (3.97)
    Varsity soccer
    Varsity cross country
    NHS committee head
    School newspaper staff writer

    Computer science (hope to pursue military career in cyberwarfare)
     
  17. Djiang

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    bacon which branch scholarship did you get and to which schools?
     
  18. ArielsMom

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    AFROTC - December Board Award

    3.9 GPA (unweighted) / Private School
    11 Honors & AP classes (including AP Physics & AP Calc)
    30 ACT

    Activities:
    CAP Cadet Unit Commander
    Pilot
    Church Volunteer (4 years)
    Club Softball & JV (team captain)/Varsity SB
    JV & recreational soccer
    Jazz & Pep Band
    NHS

    Awarded AFROTC Type 7 Scholarship (Tech major)
    Will attend in-state university
     
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    3.945 GPA(unweighted)/private school
    2 AP classes, currently taking 3 this year
    29 ACT

    Activities:
    Eagle Scout: I don't know if it had an effect, but I sent care packages to the troops for my project
    Club Swimming Year round
    NHS

    Employment: Lifeguard <10 hrs/week

    AFROTC type 7(tech)
     
  20. FutureOfficerMom

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    DS stats:
    3.928 GPA (unweighted)
    Rank: 12 of 203
    SAT: 710 Math 630 CR
    3 AP classes & 2 honor classes Jr year
    1 AP (Calc B/C) & 3 honor classes Sr yr
    2011 Aerospace Scholar (NASA 20 wk distance learning program + 1 wk summer residency program)
    National Honor Society member
    2 yrs Varsity Cheer Stunt Squad--team captain Sr yr (lettered)
    Life Scout--currently completing Eagle Rank requirements
    High School Peer mentor
    4 yrs drama--leads in several productions
    Choir club--president Sr yr, Treasurer Soph & Jr yrs
    4 yrs choir, incl. bass/baritone section leader 3 yrs
    Asst choir director--Jr & Sr year
    All-state Symphonic Choir, Jr yr
    Church youth Bible study leader
    Church audio/visual tech
    3 yrs membership in German & International Clubs
    Many hours community service

    Awarded NROTC 4-yr (Tier 1--mechanical engineering)--I'm new to this, so I don't know what "type" that is. :)
     

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