It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here.

Origin XT RPG Network Home

Off to Caltech


Apr 8 2007, 07:54 PM (Post #1)
Not Odd anymore
* * * * * * * * * *
Posts: 45,875
Cash: 1,915,578 / 1,817,041,051
Group: Administrator
Joined: 7/10/02 09:48 PM
I'm off to visit Caltech for the next couple days ssmile.gif Enjoy all your free reign here and don't break my server.
Post Options

3 Pages  1 2 3 > 
Apr 8 2007, 09:38 PM (Post #2)
I Love Jingy
* * * * * * * * *
Posts: 11,212
Cash: 2,142,701,519 / 2,147,483,647
Group: Cabinet Member
Joined: 11/30/04 08:44 PM
Enjoy o.gif

Keep a lookout for cute ticklish girls. If you can't see any, go to Berkley.
Post Options

Apr 9 2007, 12:19 AM (Post #3)
Here for the cute boys ;)
* * * * * * * * *
Posts: 16,850
Cash: 9,336,061 / 95,912
Group: Nobility
Joined: 5/08/05 04:11 AM
I'm sure there aren't many cute ticklish girls at CIT. They are all inside studying their butt off.
Post Options

Apr 10 2007, 10:54 AM (Post #4)
Commander in Chief
* * * * * * * *
Posts: 5,699
Cash: 2,145,476,571 / 2,147,483,647
Group: Representative
Joined: 12/23/06 04:45 AM
Caltech, good school. I looked into that, their average math SAT score was like 780, the highest in the nation. Probably the only school I wouldn't stand out in. Well, that's what I got on that part of the SAT anyway, and I still don't know which question I missed, but I don't feel like paying for the report. If I were to have taken it twice, I would have gotten a perfect score, and I sort of regret that I didn't now. None of the questions were really hard, but I make stupid mistakes sometimes. Oh well, there were fewer people who got 100 on the Math B Regents exam, so I feel good there at least. It was still easily the highest score in my school, but my school is nothing, I could probably teach any class better than any of the teachers there (with the exception of the chemistry teacher).

What did you get Jing? Probably 800, or close to it, right?
Post Options

Apr 10 2007, 04:53 PM (Post #5)
Here for the cute boys ;)
* * * * * * * * *
Posts: 16,850
Cash: 9,336,061 / 95,912
Group: Nobility
Joined: 5/08/05 04:11 AM
Did you have to take those exams in New York that they administer to high schoolers, Sing? (I remember reading about it in this book called "Teacher Man").

So how is the status looking for RIT?
Post Options

Apr 10 2007, 05:09 PM (Post #6)
Commander in Chief
* * * * * * * *
Posts: 5,699
Cash: 2,145,476,571 / 2,147,483,647
Group: Representative
Joined: 12/23/06 04:45 AM
Are you talking about the Regents Exams? I think New York is the only state where they have those, and basically, I've done pretty well on all of them. Basically, it is out of 100, so I'll list my scores in the order I took the courses, just if you're interested:

9th Grade
Biology: 96

10th grade
Global History: 95
Earth Science: 93

11th grade
English: 95
Chemistry: 93
Spanish: 100
Math B: 100

12th grade
Physics: -I still have yet to take it. Hopefully I'll finish strong.

If you're wondering about difficulty, anything less than 65 is passing, anything over 85 is mastery. To cite the Math B Regents as an example, in my school, I was the only person to achieve mastery, and the second highest score anyone has ever recieved in my school was a 93, the next highest was 89, and all others are below mastery. The year I took it, the failing rate was over 78%, and the year before, it was in the high 80's, something like 88% failure. The average score was about 52, I think. So, I'm sort of proud of that score, and I doubt anyone will beat it soon (or tie it, I should say). The state will probably get rid of it, as opposed to find out why everyone is failing. The funny thing is that the results of my school were better than the average for the state. Basically, it is the only one our school doesn't require you take in order to graduate, and you must have any three of the four science courses. All others are required.

As far as RIT, I've been accepted, recieved a scholarship, and will be visiting Friday. It is about 99% likely that I will be going there.
Post Options

Apr 10 2007, 05:54 PM (Post #7)
I Love Jingy
* * * * * * * * *
Posts: 11,212
Cash: 2,142,701,519 / 2,147,483,647
Group: Cabinet Member
Joined: 11/30/04 08:44 PM
QUOTE
anything less than 65 is passing


You wanna rephrase that? XD
Post Options

Apr 10 2007, 06:43 PM (Post #8)
Here for the cute boys ;)
* * * * * * * * *
Posts: 16,850
Cash: 9,336,061 / 95,912
Group: Nobility
Joined: 5/08/05 04:11 AM
If you're doing so well in everything, why RIT?

I mean:

QUOTE
Acceptance & Retention
Percent applicants admitted: 65%


courtesy of CollegeBoard.

It's just my opinion, but I think given your knowledge and ability, you can do better. ssmile.gif
Post Options

Apr 10 2007, 09:19 PM (Post #9)
Commander in Chief
* * * * * * * *
Posts: 5,699
Cash: 2,145,476,571 / 2,147,483,647
Group: Representative
Joined: 12/23/06 04:45 AM
QUOTE
You wanna rephrase that? XD


Sure.

Anything less than 65 is not not failing.

QUOTE
   If you're doing so well in everything, why RIT?


Well, I don't exactly have a whole lot of money. But yeah, I probably should have aimed for something better. Oh well, if things go well, I might just transfer somewhere else. I really didn't think RIT was that bad of a school. If I were to transfer, I might try out MIT.
Post Options

Apr 10 2007, 11:45 PM (Post #10)
Here for the cute boys ;)
* * * * * * * * *
Posts: 16,850
Cash: 9,336,061 / 95,912
Group: Nobility
Joined: 5/08/05 04:11 AM
You can always get loans and grants from your state government and whatever else.
Post Options

Apr 10 2007, 11:48 PM (Post #11)
beat me til i feel something
* * * * * * *
Posts: 3,354
Cash: 30,343 / 0
Group: Nobility
Joined: 10/27/06 03:04 AM
woooooo! party!
Post Options

Apr 11 2007, 12:44 AM (Post #12)
Commander in Chief
* * * * * * * *
Posts: 5,699
Cash: 2,145,476,571 / 2,147,483,647
Group: Representative
Joined: 12/23/06 04:45 AM
Well, in all honesty, the main reason I didn't apply to much better school is because I procrastinated on it. I also got rejected from a couple because I was too lazy to finish my application. Not to say that money wouldn't still be an issue, but let's say, for example, I wanted to go to MIT. The tuition would be a little more than double what it would be since I live in a different state. So basically, I needed to apply somewhere within New York (add to that, I want to be somewhat close to home). With that, aside from Cornell (one of the schools I didn't finish the application for), that didn't leave me with very many good schools. Add to that, I have a few friends who are also going to RIT, so I think that overall, I'm getting more out of going there than simply the reputation of the school to add to my resume.
Post Options

Apr 11 2007, 03:32 AM (Post #13)
Hey look at me I'm kwere1
* * * *
Posts: 778
Cash: -248 / 1,487
Group: Citizen
Joined: 12/26/06 08:16 PM
Yeah, but there's a lot more you didn't put on your resume.
Post Options

Apr 12 2007, 04:25 AM (Post #14)
Commander in Chief
* * * * * * * *
Posts: 5,699
Cash: 2,145,476,571 / 2,147,483,647
Group: Representative
Joined: 12/23/06 04:45 AM
So Jing, how was your visit to Caltech, anyway?
Post Options

Apr 12 2007, 06:11 PM (Post #15)
Not Odd anymore
* * * * * * * * * *
Posts: 45,875
Cash: 1,915,578 / 1,817,041,051
Group: Administrator
Joined: 7/10/02 09:48 PM
QUOTE (Duke @ Apr 8 2007, 02:38 PM)
Enjoy o.gif

Keep a lookout for cute ticklish girls. If you can't see any, go to Berkley.
*


o_o lol. Sounds impossible.

QUOTE (Singularity @ Apr 10 2007, 03:54 AM)
Caltech, good school. I looked into that, their average math SAT score was like 780, the highest in the nation. Probably the only school I wouldn't stand out in. Well, that's what I got on that part of the SAT anyway, and I still don't know which question I missed, but I don't feel like paying for the report. If I were to have taken it twice, I would have gotten a perfect score, and I sort of regret that I didn't now. None of the questions were really hard, but I make stupid mistakes sometimes. Oh well, there were fewer people who got 100 on the Math B Regents exam, so I feel good there at least. It was still easily the highest score in my school, but my school is nothing, I could probably teach any class better than any of the teachers there (with the exception of the chemistry teacher).

What did you get Jing? Probably 800, or close to it, right?
*


800 on math (sat 1 and 2), but Caltech IS pretty selective—you're right. The bottom 25% of CIT admittants had 770 on the SAT math. That's one or two questions wrong, and chances are, they were just small errors that they didn't catch. I think the only reason I was offered admission was because I excelled in math and science, and I was familiar with technology (programming, anyone?), although my English skills weren't on par with my math/science skills stongue.gif

My reading score was much lower than CIT's 25th percentile stongue.gif I got a 680 whereas the 25th percentile of CIT's admittants list is 720.

QUOTE (Singularity @ Apr 10 2007, 05:44 PM)
Well, in all honesty, the main reason I didn't apply to much better school is because I procrastinated on it. I also got rejected from a couple because I was too lazy to finish my application. Not to say that money wouldn't still be an issue, but let's say, for example, I wanted to go to MIT. The tuition would be a little more than double what it would be since I live in a different state. So basically, I needed to apply somewhere within New York (add to that, I want to be somewhat close to home). With that, aside from Cornell (one of the schools I didn't finish the application for), that didn't leave me with very many good schools. Add to that, I have a few friends who are also going to RIT, so I think that overall, I'm getting more out of going there than simply the reputation of the school to add to my resume.
*


Oh yeah, I totally botched my Stanford application—wasn't prepared, didn't feel like spending lots of time thinking about what to write, etc. And for high-level colleges like that, I'd say time is necessary, although it IS ironic I spent the least time on my CIT app.

QUOTE (Singularity @ Apr 11 2007, 09:25 PM)
So Jing, how was your visit to Caltech, anyway?
*


The visit was pretty good, I guess, and the admission officers were pretty nice (and desperate). They gave me 20 bucks for lunch and I previewed a few classes.

I'm convinced the extra 100k won't be worth it. I'm going to Cal-Berkeley instead.
Post Options

3 Pages  1 2 3 >