My Schools

After a grueling application process, I have applied to every school and have heard back from all of them!

I am so, so fortunate to have offers from such wonderful schools. I am overwhelmed by my options; it is especially difficult since I fell pretty certain that I would enjoy each one! Considering all the variables that must be factored into my decision, I know that it will not come easily.

Here is my information about each school:

University of Portland (Safety)–Accepted¬†

UP has rolling admissions but I got a priority application. I got my decision letter in early November. I was offered a scholarship. I applied to the honors program.

University of Oregon (Safety)–Accepted

I applied Early Action and heard back (on my student portal) in early November. I got a scholarship offer and was accepted into the honors college. Oregon isn’t on the Common App.

University of Washington (Safety)–Accepted

I applied Early Action and got my letter in the mail on March 18. They are not on the Common App. I applied to the honors program.

University of San Francisco (Safety)–Accepted

I applied Early Action and received my decision in an email on December 20. I received a scholarship offer. USF is on the Common App.

UC Santa Cruz (Safety)–Accepted

I received my decision online on March 15. The UC’s do not use the Common App. I applied to the honors program. I received an offer for a very small scholarship.

UC Davis (Target)–Accepted

I received this decision in an email on March 14.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (Target)–Accepted

I applied Regular Decision and got my decision on February 26.

Northeastern University (Target)–Accepted

I applied Early Action on the Common App. I got my decision online on December 17. I received a scholarship offer.

Brandeis University ¬†(Target)–Accepted

I applied Regular Decision and heard back online on March 13. I received a scholarship offer. Brandeis is on the Common App.

UC Berkeley (Reach)–Accepted

I heard back, online, on March 27.

Washington University (Reach)–Accepted

Even though WashU was my first choice, I did not apply Early Decision because I had not yet visited the campus. I also did not feel like I should limit my choices by binding myself to a single school. I received my decision online on March 10 (sparking a complete meltdown). It is on the Common App.

Duke (Reach)–Denied

I received this rejection online on March 27.

17 thoughts on “My Schools

    1. mbfcs Post author

      Good question! When I just read that I thought, Really? I put it as a reach?

      I guess just because I’m uncertain. I mean I know that I could get in, but I don’t feel like I can say that I definitely will. It probably is more of a target school though.

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      1. Tim

        I see… I was under the impression that NE is much easier to get into than UNC or Wake. Maybe that is just the case from my school. As a resident of Massachusetts, maybe it is easier to get into Northeastern than as an applicant from a different state.

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        1. mbfcs Post author

          Well I know that UNC is much harder to get into for out of state students. However, I recently heard that NE is really trying to get kids from California so that’s great news for me! It may just be a rumor but I hope it’s true! Are you in high school?

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  1. Michael

    I’m a NC native so definitely pro eastern schools, but if you get a chance visit UNCW for sure, UNC, and Appalachian State. 3 schools that really show off NC geographically and in their education!

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    1. mbfcs Post author

      I may or may not get to see NC schools but I would really like to. North Carolina is soooo gorgeous, it seems like an amazing place to live and/or go to college. Thank you so much for your recommendations!

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  2. Beth

    Love the pictures and review! What grade are you in and what state do you get “in-state” tuition? Anyways, love this site!

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    1. mbfcs Post author

      Thank you so much! I live in California so I can go to all the UC’s or Cal States with in-state tuition.

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  3. Lisa

    I hope you visit Wash U soon. My cousin and his wife went there (they met there). Based on what they say, it sounds like a dream school. I look forward to seeing your review and pictures when you go there.

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    1. mbfcs Post author

      I’d loooove to visit!! However, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to because it’s the only school I’m interested in for that general area and I don’t have a good chance of getting in. If I get in (fingers crossed!) then I will definitely go out to St. Louis.

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  4. Rachael

    Hey I’m looking at University of San Francisco but haven’t been able to visit – what did you think of it?

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    1. mbfcs Post author

      I love it soooooo much! I think I’ll review it formally very soon because I just can’t wait much longer! I have many reasons to like it, but it may not be completely perfect for me. What grade are you in?

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