FYI - Class of 2018 Portrait

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  1. JShawshank

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    Thanks

    Selection %
    M 7.6%
    F 9.3%

    Acceptance %
    M 86%
    F 83%
     
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    Thanks, JShawshank. I somehow missed seeing the hard copies of this over the weekend.
     
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    They were at the desk near the front of Dahlgren. The stats are also on the first few pages of the thick Plebe Summer book that was available (the one with the 2018 formation on the cover).
     
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    Any ideas on what qualifie as

    Hardship or Adverse Life Experience........... 21%
     
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    From what I understand, many things can fall under that category - loss of 1 or more parents or siblings, orphaned, family bankruptcy (lost house, had to move towns, etc.), chronic family illnesses (applicant may be helping as caregiver), etc.

    One of the moderators may be able to add more...
     
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    A couple I can provide --

    Family's home burned to the ground. Candidate spent entire senior year living in hotel room. Since parents didn't speak English, candidate spent much of the time interfacing with insurance companies, home repair companies, etc.

    Candidate's father was a geographic bachelor and mom worked long hours. Candidate fixed breakfast for 3 siblings, drove them to school, picked them up, cooked their dinner and helped them with their homework.

    The above said, not everyone has such an experience -- 4/5 of the incoming class did not. Most of the time, it helps explain lack of ECAs, sports, etc. -- not sure it per se is a huge bonus in the admissions process.
     
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    I'm not sure if this is a hardship or adverse life experience in admissions eyes buy I believe it to be for me personally I was an emancipated minor at the age of 16 declared by the court.

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    Is it me, or did the SAT 75th percentiles drop significantly this year?
     
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    It's definitely down from the 2016 Class profile, which was:

    COLLEGE BOARD DATA
    Middle 50th percentile*
    Verbal 560-670 Math 600-700
     
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    The 75th did come down and the 25th went up so the 50th is about the same - for whatever that's worth! 2018 did set a new high mark for class validations.
     
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    If so why bother stating in the class profile?

    I doubt that the admissions office decided to ask or track such information to just fill space on the profile sheet.

    Is there a box in the application where a candidate check "Hardship or Adverse Life experience." My daughter thinks not having an unlimited data plan on her smartphone is a "hardship." If we can't describe, quantify, and ask why mention it or track it? What if a candidate claims he was abused when he was 10 years old? What if a candidate claims his grandmother passing away was an "adverse life experience" because he was very close to his grandmother. How does admissions office verify that?
     
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    I can't attest to whether it adds points to ones profile or not. As to your other question, there is a question on the Personal Data Record that asks whether you have had a hardship or adverse life experience and below that is a box in which one describes the hardship or adverse life experience. I'm guessing it is up to Admissions to decide whether it truly qualifies, but on the other hand maybe it's just another box check and they don't look into it. If they do look into it, how do they qualify if it is or not? I have no clue. I've experienced my father going to war and being WIA, my house being burnt down, deaths of family members, etc. I, however, did not consider any of that a hardship or adverse life experience, so I didn't check it. I think if someone was orphaned or had to support their family or suffered from poverty then that little box lets Admissions know where this person comes from, and like someone said, the lack of ECAs or sports.
     
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    No Eagle Scout statistics this year....
     
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    Triple Q'd Nominations

    Would anybody have historic data on the number of Presidential Nominees that are found triple qualified?
     

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