Hello everyone! I've been following this thread for a while now and thought I'd share my results as well!
Undergrad Institution: Small liberal arts collegeMajor(s): ChemistryMinor(s): noneGPA in Major: 4.00Overall GPA: 3.98Position in Class: not sure, but definitely at the topType of Student: (Domestic/International, male/female, minority?) domestic femaleGRE Scores (revised/old version):Q: 165V: 161W: 5.0S: 780 (73%)Research Experience: 3.5 years of materials research including 2 summers at home institution, 1 NSF REU at UPenn, and part-time work during semesters. Have presented at multiple ACS meetings and have a 1st author paper submitted to top materials journal.Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?) numerous school departmental awards and research fellowships, Goldwater honorable mention, Phi Beta Kappa, Outstanding Presentation Award at GCURSPertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, etc...) chemistry tutor and TA for 5 semestersAny Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help:Special Bonus Points: My research interests are very closely related to my previous work.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I know at least one of my LOR will be stellar.Applying to Where: all for materials chemistry/closely related disciplines
UC Berkeley, Harvard, Caltech, MIT, Stanford, Northwestern, Columbia, UCLA, U of Michigan, Georgia Tech, UCSB, U of Washington
So far I've been accepted to Caltech, Northwestern, UCLA, Michigan, UCSB, and Washington! I'm a bit worried about Berkeley at the moment since I've seen so many acceptances posted....