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!
Among the worst websites on the internet. A place to go where you can read about snotty geniuses who feel the need to brag in the ultimate attempt to make the "average high school student" feel pity on the themselves. An absolutely awful website that privileges and celebrates the Ivy League-Potential student, while completely forgetting about everyone else.
Jonathan from New York: Hello, my name is Jonathan from New York. I was wondering if I could get into any college in the entire universe with these *shitty* grades and these terrible credentials. Will someone please help me!? Here goes: 5.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale); 1600 SATs; participated in every club in my high school; Started 12 new clubs/became Club President of each respective one; was Valedictorian of my class; participated in Community Service; Volunteered all over the place; Held jobs at 8 different workplaces; Wrote an amazing College Application essay; Teachers wrote excellent recommendations about me/sent those to the colleges; participated as Captain of every available high school sport team; played 4 different instruments/played in Jazz Band/Orchestra/Marching Band/Symphony Band/Choir... Oh yeah, and my high school is ranked #1 in the entire country.... WHAT ARE MY CHANCES PEOPLE!?!? HELP ME!! I'm just so worried, and I probably won't even get into the nearby Community College!! HEEEEEELLLPPPP!!!!
ME: You ignoramus!!!
A "college help forum" that breeds elite nerd factions. Everyone wants to know their "chances" of getting into a certain Ivy school, but everyone knows that if you don't have an inspiring life story you can't get in in the first place.
Another day at College Confidential...
Thread title: Chances
iluvphysics: Hey everyone, I want to know my chances of getting into the University of Chicago. Someone please tell me if these are remotely good enough?
Caucasian male, 5.1 GPA Freshman year
5.2 GPA Sophomore year
5.5 GPA Junior year
(weighted with extra summer classes)
2400 on the SAT, 36 on the ACT (re-took them 6 times)
President of Debate Club, French NHS, Science NHS, National Honor Society, Class Vice President, Treasurer for Spanish NHS, Art NHS,
Member of almost every club at school
Did Basketball, Tennis, and Track all four years, winning excessive awards and breaking more records than I have fingers,
Worked 3 jobs and was promoted my Senior year to leadership positions in all of them,
Recieved the Governor's Teen Award
Mayor's Top 10 award
National Merit Scholar
And numerous other academic awards,
Did 5000+ hours of community service,
Won the National Physics Bowl championship 4 years in a row
So will somebody PLEASE tell me if I have the FAINTEST chance of MAYBE getting in?
gradezarecool: I think you have a very strong chance of getting in, just like me.
mathdude101: And me!
SocratesSquared: Me, too. We'll all get in.
Thread title: Chances
chucknorris51: Hey guys, I want to get into the University of Chicago. Can someone help me out?
White dude from Colorado,
3.85 GPA Freshman year
3.65 GPA Sophomore year
4.06 GPA Junior year
Did 70 hours of commun...
A place for trolls
who want to make everyone feel bad with bogus accomplishments.
World History 5
French Lang 5
Euro History 5 (self-study)
Eng. Lit 5
Span Lang 5
Eng. Lang 5
Music Theory 5 (self-study)
US History 5
Calculus AB 5
Computer Science 5 (self-study)
Physics C E&M and Mechanics (self-study)
Env. Sci (self-study)
Latin Virgil (self-study)
Human Geography (self-study)
I only took 5 AP classes senior year, earned a 34 on the ACT, 2290 on the SAT, earned a million awards, have 3,219 community service hours, gave a speech in front of 100,000 people, earned a plaque from my counselor for writing the best application essay he's ever seen, got 780 or better on each of the 16 subject tests I've taken. I have a 4.99 GPA, and I am #2 in my class of 933 (it's a big school and it's competitive) and I'm an internet troll. I have no chance into any college at all! Will colleges care if I didn't take that many AP classes? and that I have bad scores? Tell me! I don't want to be a loser. I have no chance at all!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!1111OMG1!!!ROFLZ!!!!1!!!!!!
Proper reply: If you think a 34 on the ACT give you no chance into any school, you might be as smart as
The worst website on the web where snooty genius fucktards come to brag about themselves to make the other 99.99% population of high school students feel like shit.
College Confidential Forum:
HELP ME!! I HAVE NO CHANCE FOR ANYTHING!!!
5.00 GPA Weighted
4.00 GPA Unweighted
50 AP Classes, All A's
800 SAT II Chemistry
800 SAT II US History
800 SAT II Physics
Varsity Tennis (9,10,11,12)
Varsity Basketball (9,10,11,12)
Varsity Football (9,10,11,12)
500 Hours of Community Service
Research Internship at Stanford & MIT
American Math League Champion
Cured Cancer, AIDS, and Ebola
HELP ME I HAV NO CHANCES AT ALL!!!
A website where pretentious nerds troll all day about high school/college and make other people who read their posts want to crawl in a hole.
Hey everyone on College Confidential, my name is Cornelius. Plz chance me for admittance into Ivy League; I want to go to Harvard!!!1!!
4.75 GPA (weighted)
2400 SAT, 36 ACT (both one sitting)
APs- 5's in Chemistry, Biology, Physics B, Physics C, Calculus BC, English Language, English Literature, Psychology, Environmental Science, World History, U.S. History, Spanish, French, Chinese, Latin, Statistics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics. I could have totally taken Italian also if I had enough room in my schedule >.<
I don't feel like listing my ECs, but here's a brief run-down:
-Class Prez, VP, Secretary, and Treasurer all at the same time for 4 years
-Piano: performed at Carnegie Hall 9x, played at White House
-Spent summer in Africa to build houses for the poor; found the cure for AIDS while there
-Internship at Harvard Medical Center
-Volunteered at Soup Kitchen 1000 hours
-Created 4 clubs at my school, President of 12 others
-Varsity Track, Swimming, and Tennis (captain for all three)
-National Merit Finalist
-Attended Biology, Physics, and Chemistry Olympiad study camps
I'm kinda nervous right now-should I do more ECs? Improve my GPA??? I'm freaking out!!!!!!
THAT'S SO WEAK! I HAVE LIKE 10x MORE ECs THAN YOU!
The forum where overachievers go, where people will do anything to get into Top 15, where people self-study APs, brag about their acceptances/rejections, and complain of getting 790.
That dude's going to self-study AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, AP Microeconomics, and is going to retake his 790 on the SAT II Chemistry. He must have gone to Collegeconfidential!