An online forum with elitist and nerdy, overachieving students who are constantly worried about whether they will get into a top-ranking school
A (hyped-up) example of a post on a forum in College Confidential:
OP: Hello everyone at College Confidential! My name is SuperAchiever5000. Anyways, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MY CHANCES for the Ivies, Duke, NYU, and Washington University in St. Louis?
I have a 4.99 GPA and a perfect SATI, with eight SATIIs (including French, German, Spanish, and Chinese) each at 770 or above. I'm just worried that I'm not special enough. I'm president of the entire freakin school and have volunteered more than 500 hours at the local shelter and pound. I play the piano and the violin. I haven't had that many awards, but I did win the international math competition. Also, one summer I found the cure to AIDs.
Do you think I have a chance to get into my selected schools?
Reply1: You have a shot! Go for it!
Reply 2: I'd say match for the Ivies, match for WUSTL, but high reach for NYU just cuz...
Reply3: No way, Reply2! I'd say OP with those stats will get in anywhere!
OP: Thanks guys for the encouragement! Anyone else? Wish me luck!