The Lowest GPA Someone Got Into Harvard With

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Hydro Aegis
Hydro Aegis 2 aylar önce
2.9 GPA kid on his essay: My dad's the chairman, my mom is on the board, my ancestors founded the school.
Kyurin Diary, Multilingual Traveler
Catalina Mercado
Catalina Mercado 19 gün önce
@Never Back down nope these two twins from my school got in too Harvard for sailing. They also had the academics tho.
Abrar Zahin
Abrar Zahin 19 gün önce
cloudydreem 22 gün önce
The athletes
Steve Martini
Steve Martini 23 gün önce
@bunnywavy xx then your calling them stupid for not being able to get there with everything they get
ToastyCarp 3 aylar önce
I understand that there have been scandals where people were buying themselves into prestigious colleges, but in nearly all those cases the students weren’t academically poor just average. What’s interesting about this is that for whatever reason they were admitted, it wasn’t because of money. While very rare it’s not unorthodox to see a few outliers with bad GPAs get into Ivy Leagues. This is because the student most likely showed tremendous accomplishments outside of class (ex: sports, entrepreneurship, leadership, etc.)
Sam Aylar önce
Your mistake is thinking that the “scandals” represent atypical cases. The lowest GPAs at top universities virtually always represent legacy students whose parents fund the school in some way. Most wealthy people aren’t illegally bribing school officials to get their kids in because they don’t need to. For rich people, donating large sums to the school is an accepted standard to get your kids into college and has been for a very long time - no “operation varsity blues” needed.
Glow 2 aylar önce
@Cartoon Hanks “Master’s of Science” do you even know what that is? It’s not the same thing.
Spital Helles
Spital Helles 2 aylar önce
and diversity xF
Just another weirdo
Just another weirdo 2 aylar önce
@Amanda Dixson if you had a masters degree why were you still in high school? Liitle confused.
Brock Ross
Brock Ross 2 aylar önce
@anarchy deluxe yeah I was mistaken about the tennis thing. The kid that was faked as a tennis star was at Georgetown. The tennis coach pleaded guilty to faking his accolades because the dad paid them. And the full house chick and her husband Mossimo paid for their daughter and she didn't want to go. I thought she went to Georgetown as well but I could be mistaken. I just know it was all prestigious schools these kids were faking to get in.
Scum03 2 aylar önce
Bro I graduated with a 3.2, I wouldn’t wanna go to Harvard but still. Their SAT scores must have been PERFECT. Or daddy must’ve donated a stadium
Kyurin Diary, Multilingual Traveler
The latter probs 😂
xoxliltina12xox 13 gün önce
Not true. I had a 1270 sat, and my dad is a lower middle class furniture salesman. If your gpa and essays are outstanding, you can get in. As a college counselor, that is what I do! Kids can easily get in with hard work on the essays.
lorstyle.lorena 18 gün önce
@Ryan no where?
Yaya G.
Yaya G. 26 gün önce
@Ryan Glynn or they're a white woman
Marvens Pierre Louis
@Ryan Glynn Nigerian?
Tortellini Fettuccine
Tortellini Fettuccine 3 aylar önce
What a lot of people don't get is colleges also care about what high-school you went to. I had a 2.5 GPA, was not in any clubs or sports, and was not top anything, yet I was accepted at a 3.5 minimum GPA school and I had a 920 on my sat and I didn't didn't show them my sat. Covid helped considering it made many colleges no longer ask for an sat but yeah, I learned that apparently my high-school was really rich and had a lot of renown so I was accepted over 1000 4.0 and above GPA kids. It's stupid and I don't deserve it honestly
Tortellini Fettuccine
Tortellini Fettuccine 10 gün önce
@HKAR I've learned after my forst semester and many of the nice people here in the comments that it is a messed up system, and sometimes some people are given the advantage and the others just aren't. But it's a systematic issue, and a single person denying their advantage won't fix anything. We have to work to make it so that we are worthy of this advantage, and even possibly work for change it, so it's better and easier for more people to get the advantage we did.
Tortellini Fettuccine
Tortellini Fettuccine 10 gün önce
@Joey Ramirez thank you sir 😅
Tortellini Fettuccine
Tortellini Fettuccine 10 gün önce
@tohru I was definitely not rich, we had to lie where we lived to get into my hs
tohru 12 gün önce
if your hs is rich then your rich 💀
Calle Hörhammer
Calle Hörhammer 13 gün önce
Hey make sure that u deserve it then
No 29 gün önce
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YaBoiTheodore 4 gün önce
Sabine Maloney
Sabine Maloney 3 aylar önce
I’d like to remind everyone that while being rich is a possibility of how they got in, there may have also been extenuating circumstances for the student such as a death in the family, illness or disability, a rough home life, homelessness, or immigrating from a country where they were really struggling. While I’m not trying to say Harvard is a morally good institution by any means, they do prioritize getting to know students who had extenuating circumstances outside of their GPA. So if a student’s GPA was unfair based on their circumstances, they’ll look more at SATs, extra curriculars, not count a year or two toward their GPA for admissions, or get to know the student outside those numbers. Another thing that can help people get admitted is if they invent something, are an outstanding activist, or have some kind of public notoriety. Take Greta Thunberg, she could be an F student and institutions would be fighting to get her in. In fact she has been on many school strikes so that may well happen when or if she chooses to go to a university. While being rich gives anyone an advantage, more and more colleges are prioritizing diversity both in terms of identities and in terms of backgrounds. It looks better if colleges are admitting more students who have experienced homelessness, etc., in fact a friend of mine got a really great deal for college because of this.
maksampece Aylar önce
I'm sorry but colleges are supposed to be academic instutions, with Harvard being one of the best in the world. What's a B- student going to do there, struggle to solve a quadratic equation? Regardless of how good they are in bullshit like sports or activism the purpose is to advance knowledge.
Eddie Pancho
Eddie Pancho Aylar önce
I think your balance and maturity on this matter is commendable, but, I think it's highly unlikely that's what got him in. The Valid Victorian at my school, who had about a year of college credits, a 4.4 GPA (Because of Gifted Classes), Class President, activist etc, didn't get into any Ivy leagues he applied for. It's more about who you know and how much money you have, far more often that not, when it comes to Ivy League admissions.
Timothy L
Timothy L 2 aylar önce
Meanwhile, I have a friend with outstanding academic achievements who was rejected bc "we have too many asians already"
Aditya Jambhale
Aditya Jambhale 2 aylar önce
Maybe because I’m still a little bitter about college admissions myself currently, but I really doubt any Ivy League puts as much effort as you’re supposing they do. They get so many applications every year I barely got even an interview from almost any place despite having (In my opinion) a pretty solid set of extracurriculars and academic scores. If they don’t spend time on people like that, why would they spend even more extra effort on anyone else? They just have so many people apply I’m not sure they could even give this consideration if they wanted to.
Marurina F.
Marurina F. 3 aylar önce
Y’all forget people who work also go to Harvard. They might not achieved much in their old schools, but they might’ve made significant impacts in their line of work.
Keston Smith
Keston Smith 2 aylar önce
You are right
Jishan Ahmed
Jishan Ahmed 2 aylar önce
@Deenan TheKemon I who said anything about free? I think they meant after people already start working and accomplish stuff there, they can go back to school and gpa isn’t as important.
Victory 3 aylar önce
@Deenan TheKemon I it’s good you know that’s not how they work because literally no one said that was how they work
Marurina F.
Marurina F. 3 aylar önce
@Joe Smith Good to know, Jared.
Joe Smith
Joe Smith 3 aylar önce
That was hard to read
Hydra57 2 aylar önce
Either: 1. It's one of those gifted kids who really sucked at school because they couldn't be bothered. 2. It's someone with parents who bought them their way in. 3. It's someone who was predominantly focused with other spheres of their life (Sports, Handling Poverty, Business, Charity Work) and got recognized for it. 4. It's a combination of one of the above to varying lesser degrees.
Merrimacc 27 gün önce
They bribed their way in. I went to school with that person
Hydra57 Aylar önce
@Sam Whither That actually fits into category #3, at least from the perspective of whoever wrote that Harvard policy.
Sam Whither
Sam Whither Aylar önce
Funny how u forgot affirmative action. Oh well...
Alex Ace
Alex Ace 3 aylar önce
With 2.9 you probably have to donate new stadium to the school plus all the sports equipment for a good measure.
James Bedu Kodjo Graham
@PH4NT0M Jake Knight I am with you.
James Collier
James Collier 21 gün önce
@James Bedu Kodjo Graham No Jussie. It's 99% retention freshmen year
James Collier
James Collier 21 gün önce
@James Bedu Kodjo Graham likely they select for "stay ability" ==4 years of $$$
James Bedu Kodjo Graham
@Calista Gomez And she has a heart of Gold to help the less fortunate after a grabbing a high degree from this mythical school.
James Bedu Kodjo Graham
@Calista Gomez This is a classic Harvard story based on achievement.
Aaron 2 aylar önce
I also got in with a 3.3 GPA. I had to deal with abusive Asian parents and sexist teachers in high school, on top of depression and multiple suicide attempts. High school wasn’t a great time for me. My parents are not rich, I came from a normal middle class family that lives in a single story 2 bed 1 bath home in the suburbs. I had to get scholarships to attend college. My SAT score was 1320/1600 iirc. I wasn’t an athlete when I entered college.
Warisony 21 gün önce
You mean right now you are in Havard?
Absolute Zippo
Absolute Zippo 24 gün önce
Your highschool experience sounds bad. I hope it's better now and that you're ok. Congrats on your admission. Wish you the best.
Eli Goldstein
Eli Goldstein Aylar önce
Just curious, what in your application do you think got you into Harvard? Did you invent something or like start a business??
Ege Buyruk
Ege Buyruk Aylar önce
man you definetely motivated me! btw, congrats for your harvard acceptance
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@Suhail Mawari bless you
Elin Felicia
Elin Felicia 3 aylar önce
Can we just talk about how literally the 2 lowest scores isn’t even in the average spectrum and are literally just 2 strayed dots on the graph?? That means everyone except for those 2 has at least a 3.4 GPA (although this is prbly not the real number since not all students took the survey but still super impressive).
Gagan Sandhu
Gagan Sandhu 2 aylar önce
@demebox360 the average gpa that gets accepted I believe is 4.18. You have to be perfect and take ib/ap and be close to perfect in that to then have a chance to get in. Obviously you need recommendations achievements etc in addition to that. That’s a lot to ask for and crazy how one of the most successful students zuckerberg was a dropout.
demebox360 2 aylar önce
@Gagan Sandhu 3.4 may be around high 80s, but whether or not that is high is relative to the uni. It’s piss for Harvard, unless ofc you are a certain race, even then it’s not gona cut it. I would guess if you are of a favoured race (black), 3.8 would be good, while If you are of an unfavored race (Asian), a 4.0/4.0 perfect (or 5.0/5.0 depending on scaling) on all AP/IB courses and 1580/1600 sat would get you a sub 50% chance of Harvard. Anecdotally, out of like 15 kids in my old hs program who applied to Harvard, 1 got in, but all of us got 1550+ on sat and perfect gpa. The discrepancy at the top is ridiculous.
Gagan Sandhu
Gagan Sandhu 2 aylar önce
@demebox360 isn’t 3.4 gpa equal to 89percent in their grades if so isn’t that high?
MrScarceGaming 2 aylar önce
@demebox360 yea
demebox360 2 aylar önce
@MrScarceGaming 3.4 is mostly for underrepresented minorities, if your not it’s near perfect gpa and sat or out.
Synderlix 3 aylar önce
Wouldn’t it also depend on which major you’re going into too? I think having a high gpa would be beneficial for more competitive majors, unlikes the less popular ones? Idk
ALDC Boulevard
ALDC Boulevard 3 aylar önce
Depends on the school too, at the college I’m at you don’t declare a major of any kind when you apply. You can put a projected major, but they won’t take it into consideration, as we can take classes in any school (school meaning school of business, school of communications, college of arts and sciences, etc, all built into my university) and double major/minor in any too. Harvard, yeah that may be important, schools like mine, not so much
兎PeachesBunny兔 3 aylar önce
Definitely. The more competitive a major is, it's most likely you'll have to work even harder cause they'll probably pick the best of the best candidates. Especially for courses like Medicine, Dentistry and health related courses
Mia Allen
Mia Allen 3 aylar önce
Harvard: why would we put a student on blast like that? Harvard in reality: why would we unwittingly admit that money can get you into this school?
SuperBizalz 3 aylar önce
Reality: GPA and test scores don’t mean 💩, if daddy’s bank account makes an appearance on campus.
how to properly clean your plastic computer
Harvard’s prestige is dying because of their corrupt admission process.
David Rosado
David Rosado Aylar önce
You know you get accepted first and then they analyze your financial situation
David Rosado
David Rosado Aylar önce
Not really. People that are highly intelligent and do something with their life are the ones that make it
Megan Aylar önce
I wish I had daddy’s money 💀
wrije Aylar önce
can you really blame them for that, though? they don’t have funding so a big check for one or two dipsh**s on campus is a plus in my eyes.
Salvador Martinez
Salvador Martinez 3 aylar önce
I applied in 2017 with a 4.1/4.0 and they rejected me but accepted the valedictorian from my school. They had a 4.2
bbrownbbean 2 aylar önce
unweighted gpas make a difference
pandakatiefominz 2 aylar önce
@someusername121 Why do you have to be racist, you buffoon? You don't know her story.
Vᴇʀʏ Qᴜᴇꜱᴛɪᴏɴᴀʙʟᴇ
@- Pakman - some schools let you take all AP classes. My school let you have 2 years of gym, and after that you didn't have to do gym anymore, letting you take 6 AP classes if you really wanted to.
Stat 2 aylar önce
@demebox360 and I’m sure you realize those statistics are probably only for a few countries in Asia. Maybe like 3-5 Asian groups. If you’re from the most unknown Asian country or a really poor performing one don’t try to bunch yourself with the others because they don’t include you.
Stat 2 aylar önce
@demebox360 and I wonder what the group size was for those statistics, because I’m sure you’d realize it’s all bullshit. If they allowed high income foreigners or their children with good lives in simply for having those high grades compared to others the schools will be filled with nothing but those people. In life you’ll realize when all you’re looking for is bad in things it’ll be your only excuse.
Patrick Steinbeck
Patrick Steinbeck 3 aylar önce
2.9 probably an athlete. Athletes can always get by academic requirements.
xo gilbert
xo gilbert 20 gün önce
not at harvard
Alejandro Perez
Alejandro Perez 3 aylar önce
Two ways to get into any prestigious school: Your a genius or super rich.
TheYay1995 Aylar önce
Very untrue.
Loocie 2 aylar önce
Malini Sinha
Malini Sinha 2 aylar önce
I think the super rich thing is wrong . If you are an intelligent person actually seeking knowledge, then you are worthy .
Jelly Matsu Ryuka
Jelly Matsu Ryuka 3 aylar önce
@Mark H IIL Yeah but that still gives you a good boost if you're very good at it
Aaron 87658
Aaron 87658 3 aylar önce
@Mark H IIL yep.
Hussain Zaidi
Hussain Zaidi 3 aylar önce
I would imagine someone with such a low GPA would have some other extraordinary skills besides GPA and or extenuating circumstances that they can demonstrate to an admissions board. Harvard is obviously very selective and they're going to pick and choose who they want
Kiya Zadeh
Kiya Zadeh 3 aylar önce
Probably a star athlete. That can get a person into pretty much any college they want
Khôi Dương Minh
Khôi Dương Minh 3 aylar önce
extenuating circumstances: several million US$
Co.11 3 aylar önce
Reasons a low GPA student would get in, based on the comment section's ideas: •Family already went there(alumni) •Large donations to the school •Great athlete •Being rich •Affirmative action •Some scholarship award(Did a good deed)
Matthew Swinehart
Matthew Swinehart 19 gün önce
I’d like to see if they’re still in the school or not.
Nikol Sanchez
Nikol Sanchez 3 aylar önce
Think all colleges should take outliers as an experiment. I knew a few people in high school that were not the brightest but somehow became A students in college. I recently saw one of them and he is an associate at a law firm and co-founder of a charity.
Victor 19 gün önce
Key word "self-reported." While it is likely that there is an outlier with a 2.9 GPA this cannot be known for certain.
AlfreDite 2 aylar önce
If I went to Harvard, I'll have the lowest GPA in the history of Harvard
Lone Kpopper
Lone Kpopper 2 aylar önce
I think I remember hearing that LSAT scores have the most impact, apparently even more than your GPA. So it’s possible that it’s not just a situation where they have lots of money or parents on the school payroll; maybe their LSAT score was just perfect or near perfect.
Vincent Martinez
Vincent Martinez 17 gün önce
That’s only for law school
Ludvig 2 aylar önce
I cant imagine having a school system where you can buy your way into a top uni. America truly is something else....
The one and only Mariah Carey
It should have killer essays + killer interview + 1000+a volunteer hours + parents/relatives from Harvard + multiple successful businesses started by the student + multiple mission trips to developing countries to help + countless letter of recs from around the world + more. Harvard is not stupid as yall think. I believe that 2.x student deserves to attend Harvard as other students with higher hc gpa
D SN 3 aylar önce
Honestly I think if the school thinks you have enough potential to bring their school a good name they will want you, which for some is enough funding 👀
Gavriella Rutigliano
Gavriella Rutigliano 3 aylar önce
everyone's talking about money but y'all forgetting that athletes can get in no matter how much worse their gpa is than the rest of the students lmao
Nick Imbasciani
Nick Imbasciani 24 gün önce
No, in Ivy League football they need a certain cumulative GPA amongst their football team so it would be almost impossible to make a team with low gpa players
Logan Rogers
Logan Rogers 25 gün önce
@Zomb for sure but you have to keep in mind Harvard isn’t necessarily known for athletics. Good athletes would rather go elsewhere ya know, so they probably give their athletes a nice little cushion on the gpa
Nic Saliou
Nic Saliou 27 gün önce
This might be true for students at large, sports driven institutions, but for schools such as Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, etc. all student athletes are not only the best in their sports, but have top class placements
Cory Hirose
Cory Hirose Aylar önce
For real all these clowns just act like scholarships don’t exist
The left upright at soldier field
Not for Ivy leagues
TheeBrownSugaKitchen _
Yeah when I was in high school I wanted to go to Harvard and we had to do a college search and figure out if we were compatible with the school mind you I graduated high school in 2014 but they had accepted students with a 1.2. It helps if your family has a gymnasium named after them I guess
Salamander 3 aylar önce
My first thought was “they’re probably a music/art prodigy or got in the news for starting a charity organization or something” meanwhile everyone else in the comments decided on nepotism 😅
Have a good day
Have a good day 2 aylar önce
What i've come up with:black athelete(scholarship),important parent,accomplishments outside of school,great essay,went to a prestigious high school and majoring in something less competitive
Premixed Doge
Premixed Doge 3 aylar önce
I can't remember my GPA since it's been a whole since I was in highschool but I do remember my SAT score (1320) and I was in the 2nd quartile of my class. I got contacted by 5 ivy league schools due to being in the 97th percentile of test scorers that year for the SAT. I want to say my GPA was right below a 3.0 but I'm not entirely sure and I don't want to bust out my transcript. Anyways just remember everybody, high school itself isn't the end all be all that some people would like to have you believe. There are other ways to prove yourself and people will recognize that.
Premixed Doge
Premixed Doge 3 aylar önce
@Théta yes. That's who I talked to but it might have been different for me since I went to a school that only had 400 people so all the teachers did a lot of things. My best advice I could give would be to ask your nicest teacher if they knew who could help you with all this stuff. It's been about 4 and a half years since I went through all this so it's hard to remember all the details. Just don't be afraid to ask around for help.
Théta 3 aylar önce
@Premixed Doge my school counselor as in student counselor? I think ours is a therapist or something. I really am in the dark on all this
Premixed Doge
Premixed Doge 3 aylar önce
@Théta yes SAT and ACT are both voluntary. You would have to look online to find dates and locations for where you can take the test and if I remember correctly the test givers will send your test information to different schools if you allow them to. You will also need to check which test you are required to take depending on your major as some require SAT, ACT, or both. I'd really recommend getting with your school counselor as mine was able to help walk me through all this.
Théta 3 aylar önce
How do SATs work? Do you voluntarily choose to take them and then they act as an asset for your application or are they required for a uni? How did the ivy League schools find out about you? I'm already in 11th and really don't feel ready for this
John Simon
John Simon 3 aylar önce
“Yale could use an international airport.”
Ryan Cannon
Ryan Cannon 27 gün önce
I think I saw some blood in there the other day!
Silver Back
Silver Back 27 gün önce
He made light of my weight problem and suggested my motto should be “Semper Fudge”.
Silver Back
Silver Back 27 gün önce
@Linux Tuxvolds no it’s not from stupid tiktok, it’s from the Simpsons when Mr. Burns tried to enroll his son Larry to Yale
Jules G.
Jules G. 2 aylar önce
Herman Pesina
Herman Pesina 3 aylar önce
At that point, he told me to "relax"
PandaHub Aylar önce
No one buys their way into a top uni like harvard, I’m telling you. No one. A guys parents paid his way in through bribes and harvard took his diploma 8 years later after it was discovered. This guy got in because of outside excellence such as sports. Calm down and use your brains. This is coming from someone who is lower middle class in wealth.
untitled Aylar önce
I knew a kid during my high school years who got into Harvard because he was extremely smart, like a Good Will Hunting type of case but he honestly in my opinion just got very lucky involving himself in one extracurricular that really made him stand out. His gpa was like a 2.9. I knew another guy that same year who was pretty smart like the first guy and first-gen too, but he had the BIGGEST ego and wondered why none of the ivy leagues or top schools accepted him when he felt like he deserved it.
Jacob G
Jacob G 2 aylar önce
I can't imagine wanting to go to Harvard or any Ivy League school. Being a big fish in a small pond was way less stressful for me and my level of ambition. Not like you can't be a doctor or lawyer by going to a different school.
Jacob G
Jacob G Aylar önce
​@Sad Sader • 100 years ago Why not? People connect all the time with people not connected to their schools. It certainly helps, but it's never a requirement, nor is it a guarantee of success. Plus, you can be strategic about it. Transfer to a school that has niche connections in your field. It's not like top employers only connect with Ivy Schools.
Sad Sader • 100 years ago
@Jacob G and I’m sure I can get top tier connections at my community college?
Jacob G
Jacob G Aylar önce
@Sad Sader • 100 years ago Correlation does not equal causation. The type of student who gets into an Ivy League is typically already motivated and competitive. It's more likely the qualities that got them into an Ivy League that help them do better than being in the Ivy itself.
Sad Sader • 100 years ago
@Jacob G or, you could just look up statistics to see that a Ivy grade does better than others on average.
Jacob G
Jacob G Aylar önce
@Sad Sader • 100 years ago Perhaps, but it really depends on what your goals are and how an ivy league will fit into that plan. Don't just go because you think it might help. The only Harvard grads we hear about are the ones who did things afterwards.
Calista Gomez
Calista Gomez 3 aylar önce
Honestly someone I know got into Harvard with low GPA but her non academic achievements is just astonishing. And she's not rich in fact she got in with scholarship. Come from poor family but I know her heart is not. She even helped me to get scholarship to study in Europe. I'm talking about postgraduate anyway. And she's an international student. So I guess they treat international students differently....? Since many comments said "they must have had donate tons of money"
Lüka 3 aylar önce
Its like more impressing going to Harvard with such grades than actually beeing pretty good at school
Nikki 3 aylar önce
"Gotten into Harvard with" and "current self reported gpa" are two very different things.
misophobia 2 aylar önce
All of my past family has gone to Harvard, and I’m afraid I’ll do something dumb and drop my GPA like crazy, good to know someone got in with a 2.9 xD
Mikael Nevear
Mikael Nevear 3 aylar önce
I'd rather have someone with a 2.9 GPA and a rich dad at my uni than having to pay 5k extra tuition
linear memories
linear memories 3 aylar önce
I graduated from Harvard and most of my colleagues were very unique individuals with very specific and concentrated skill sets. Legacy is literally on the application, so yes, that is taken into account, however it should be noted that being an interesting person is almost required for admission.
linear memories
linear memories 3 aylar önce
@Ethan Jones I called them my colleagues because they were my colleagues 🙄
Ethan Jones
Ethan Jones 3 aylar önce
@linear memories what’d you avoid the question for lol
linear memories
linear memories 3 aylar önce
@Ethan Jones “…you not have any friends.”
Ethan Jones
Ethan Jones 3 aylar önce
Why you calling them “colleagues”… you not have any friends 😂
Pandas Go Quack
Pandas Go Quack 3 aylar önce
Dont you need to do something about that
Bill Wungis
Bill Wungis 3 aylar önce
Everyone is talking about money getting you into an Ivy which is extremely true -!: sadly common, but these students also could’ve stood out with incredible extracurriculars like athletics, community service, volunteer work, personal projects, etc.
I Need More Sleep
I Need More Sleep 3 aylar önce
@Roman nope, went to a school with large Hispanic population. They all still had 3.5 gpa or above, took multiple AP classes and were varsity athletes. Actually come to think of it, a 3.0 gpa is average in my school. By the way I live in Boston, seen a lot of Ivy League kids. Even the bottom of the barrel is usually incredibly brilliant unless they’re 6th generation legacy and the parents donated absurd amounts of money.
Colton Sherman
Colton Sherman 3 aylar önce
@no look up affirmative action
no 3 aylar önce
@Roman yeah okay buddy, any proof to your claims or are you just spouting nonsense?
Roman 3 aylar önce
@I Need More Sleep or just be mediocre but have a higher amount of melanin in your skin and affirmative action will take care of it for you.
I Need More Sleep
I Need More Sleep 3 aylar önce
Hate to break it to you but you’re already required to have all those things on top of having an amazing gpa to even be considered for harvard
Astal 3 aylar önce
In reality, there are many factors that can get you into a good college, not solely based on GPA. Sure money could be a factor, but so can extracurricular activities, volunteering/ community service, recommendations, sports. Your GPA and test scores will go a long way, but it you can show you're "well rounded" with a bunch of other stuff, that can help you acceptance, even with a low gpa.
Paladin 3 aylar önce
I didn’t have enough after school activities for some top schools and I had 3.9 gpa but I also worked a part time job throughout high school and 2 part times my senior year but that didn’t matter they wanted to know why I wasn’t doing athletics or debate and told the HR debate this I’m poor need to work not play and doesn’t that mean I’m willing to work harder than good off and put my ass through your school and they literally laughed at me ….. that was YALE and Princeton told me even with help I couldn’t afford a degree from them
Ricco Stewart
Ricco Stewart 3 aylar önce
I love how colleges think your GPA defines how good you'll do when that's not the truth. I seen 4.0 students homeless and 2.3 students grow up and do big things smh 🤦‍♂️
Ricco Stewart
Ricco Stewart 3 aylar önce
@Ethan Jones Oh really now
Ethan Jones
Ethan Jones 3 aylar önce
Joe C
Joe C 3 aylar önce
Colleges are businesses, they don’t care about your grade, they want your money.
Banana Banana
Banana Banana 3 aylar önce
@Jake Smith because they still need to have a imagine to show to people. It's better for them to have people who pay them riches and have a name than a mast of people who can pay the same amount together but are nobodies...
Jamie Boer
Jamie Boer 3 aylar önce
That's somewhat wrong if they let in bad students it lowers the rate at which people get hired and avg pay of graduates reducing the number that will apply.
Uzoamaka Ebin
Uzoamaka Ebin 3 aylar önce
Well said
TheYay1995 Aylar önce
Many people on here have zero understanding of the admissions process. The answer is NO having a 2.9 GPA will not get you into Harvard. And NO, your parent's bank account don't either (btw many of these students get on a full ride). The admission procedure is holistic which means every other metrics and qualities are considered. I have served on admissions committee and that's how it works. This person could have gone thru circumstances that they overcame which showed their strength and resiliency and had other parts of the application aka test scores and extracurricular to near perfect. Very rare to happen but in holistic admissions GPA and test scores are not everything and we cannot base someone's fate just on these alone. It's so common to find a 4.0 person who can ace every test but fail procedural intelligence. The vice versa can also happen. Being a straight A student doesn't equal intelligence always.
Chicken 2 aylar önce
Honestly it’s so unfair that Asians have to try so hard to be accepted into these colleges and then other groups don’t. Everyone should be treated the same; just because we’re hardworking doesn’t mean we should be pushed to our absolute limit trying to get into a college that other people can get into with a 3.5 gpa
Brrr_Ice 2 aylar önce
Those dudes are probably prodigies keeping on the low, its like the guys who makes all their test scores 27% on purpose.
陳龍 3 aylar önce
Colleges don't only care about goa, they care about what you can bring to the table. So, things like extracurricular activities and other experiences are important and make you stand out.
Dande.liones 3 aylar önce
The "why should we put students on blast like that" got to me😂
Owen Nielsen
Owen Nielsen 3 aylar önce
My dad played hockey at Harvard, hopefully so could get in as a legacy with a decent ACT and 4.2 weighted. Ngl as a white male might be tough
Choo Jun Wyng
Choo Jun Wyng 3 aylar önce
I think we are all thinking the same thing. A 2.9 plus a little(a lot) of mommy's and daddy's money is basically the top results in the eyes of any university. As for how true and widespread it is i don't know, but most of us very likely know at least 1 guy that just paid their way through life.
Polgin 3 aylar önce
2.9 GPA is basically a B. Thought it would be alot lower on the scale but students get into colleges on Grant's and scholarships with that
Mellow Yellow
Mellow Yellow 2 aylar önce
A kid from my school got into Harvard with a 2.0 GPA. He invented some fancy website and got really famous. He got an 8 million dollar offer on the website too, but turned it down. So of course he got into Harvard.
Heart The Puppet Queen
Crazy. I'm not into those types of school that are heavily scrit in the admissions, I prefer colleges that everyone gets in to.
First Last
First Last 3 aylar önce
Harvard is known for accepting less than stellar students depending on their race as well.
Im_Bored_67 2 aylar önce
@First Last r/icantthinkofaname
First Last
First Last 2 aylar önce
@Mightron r/improudofmyignorance
Mightron 2 aylar önce
@First Last r/iamverysmart
First Last
First Last 3 aylar önce
@Noone Cares Usually when people capitalize and lower case every other letter, it is in mockery and I took it as such. I apologize for any misunderstanding. I mean, I'm kinda smart I guess. Nothing special. Thank you for thinking my diction comes off as intellectual. It's not intentional.
First Last
First Last 3 aylar önce
@Noone Cares First with the "duh" followed by the "no u." You are a master class insult comic.
Eric W.
Eric W. 3 aylar önce
I actually graduated with 5 D-s... apparently they thought I cared enough to not totally fail.... I fooled them
Miss L
Miss L 2 aylar önce
Harvard is not an intellectual or academically rigorous school. Grade inflation there makes it impossible to fail. MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley, are all more academically rigorous and you actually have to work for your grades.
SumTingFishy Aylar önce
My friend wants to go to Harvard but tbh he isn’t that smart. He keeps saying that it will be easy as his father, grandfather and great grandfather all went to Harvard, so it will be easier for him to get in as a legacy student. I think with being a legacy student, having a lot of extracurricular achievements as well as having amazing SAT scores, it would be quite easy to get in while still being dumb. Especially if daddy waves around some money (which I think my friends dad will as he is a successful lawyer who make multiple millions a year.)
Michael Gorman
Michael Gorman 3 aylar önce
This actually makes me happy to know that I would have the ability to get into Harvard because I have a 2.8 bit I'm in 10th grade and I'll have a bigger gpa before I get out
Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty 3 aylar önce
I have a 3.5 in high school right now and that’s considered very good for my school
SgtSnowballs 3 aylar önce
What even is GPA and how is it calculated. In the UK we have UCAS points that are added up collectively and as a whole from the grades you get. I assume GPA is calculated the same?
Rinsy 69
Rinsy 69 3 aylar önce
There was a guy from my friend's batch with 4.0 GPA lmao
Coopdog 0108
Coopdog 0108 3 aylar önce
@M1A1 Abrams Tank wrong A. Average B. all of the below
- Pakman -
- Pakman - 3 aylar önce
@Austin Hernandez no actually they do. Schools prefer weighted gpa because it shows what courses u take vs only what grade u got. This prevents someone who is dominating on level classes from beating someone who is doing moderately fine in weighted classes
Austin Hernandez
Austin Hernandez 3 aylar önce
@- Pakman - Yeah but I doubt that will count for college applications
Austin Hernandez
Austin Hernandez 3 aylar önce
@SgtSnowballs yes, exactly.
Horizon 3 aylar önce
I'll me honest, I had a really low GPA, not because I'm stupid, but because I was too smart to be doing the work I was doing, so I ended up not doing it. I nearly didn't graduate because I didn't do anything in one of my classes and once they told me I wouldn't graduate without a satisfactory score in that class, I did just enough to pass, and that was that. I only did the things in my school I actually liked, so culinary, woodworking, astronomy, cardio fit, physics, I out in effort cause it actually interested me it didn't bore me to death just by being in the class. And the teachers didn't give huge amounts of home work like all the other teachers I had.
Ethanfoulds Aylar önce
Joke is that you can gain the same level of knowledge from buying hundred dollar text books instead paying 100k a year for Harvard to hand those textbooks to you.
Leathal_ Girl
Leathal_ Girl 2 aylar önce
My GPA is a 1.6 because homeschooling made me fall on my face (i have ADHD and struggle focusing in normal class, let alone staring at a screen) :') i had a 2.6 in sophomore year, now im a junior. Kinda messed up, dont think i'll be getting into veterinary school at this point 😔
Universal Remote
Universal Remote 3 aylar önce
Is it likely that those people got in by donating a lot of money to the school and/or are really good at sports? Yeah. Does it make a real difference? No not really. Schools like Harvard won’t decide your life. What you do with your education is what matters.
Nama Doodoo
Nama Doodoo 3 aylar önce
@Universal Remote 😅
Universal Remote
Universal Remote 3 aylar önce
@Nama Doodoo yeah good point. You really got me there.
Nama Doodoo
Nama Doodoo 3 aylar önce
Fenyx Aylar önce
Got a 1600 on the SAT and I’ve got a 3.2 GPA. Let’s hope I’m able to be one of those outliers lol.
Erakura Lightning-Bolt
If you get a low gpa on highschool, lets just say its okay, because they're focused of the SAT and ACT (possibly even GRE scores) so if you got them right, your chances of going to a university will increase
Amane 2 aylar önce
I mean, I'm still in middle school and in The Netherlands I have never heard of GPA but I think it stands for ''Grade points average'' and my average is a 9/10 or 8/10 (80-90%) so I think I have a pretty solid chance if I keep going like this in high school lmao
anonymous1burger 2 aylar önce
You are young so you will learn but that is usually not enough for a top school. A good school, yes, but the top schools like Harvard would want all your high school grades 95+% range. But you can still turn out well if you go to a good but not top school.
CoolL Man86
CoolL Man86 2 aylar önce
It’s not out of 10. Having a 4 is the maximum someone can have unless the have AP (Advanced Placement) classes, or possibly some other advanced classes, which will bring it up a bit higher. So if you were given an American gpa you wouldn’t even have a 4.
Tori 3 aylar önce
people with a lower GPA can get into schools with low acceptance rates by owning a successful business, creating something innovative and getting endorsements for it, or showing some extreme skill. a 4.0, 1500 sat, and some ap classes aren't getting you into Harvard, its either money or being extremely intelligence and applying that intelligence into the real world rather than just to your schoolwork.
Joseph Satriano
Joseph Satriano Aylar önce
For some reason my brain processed 2.9 as 3.9 and 3.3 as 4.3, and I was like, “holy shit how tf am I ever going to get into college if it’s that hard,” so I kept reading the comments and I was thinking why everyone’s saying this is low….and then it hit me-HOLY CRAP THATS DADDYS MONEY, idfk why my brain tricked me but how is this even possible
Tatty v that’s me
Tatty v that’s me 3 aylar önce
I go to Cambridge uni and there are also some outliers here but often it’s not “daddy’s money” in these extreme cases (although it happens sometimes with more middling grades) but rather they excel very strongly (I mean VERY strong) in their given major while not doing so well in other subjects reducing their average score or there are circumstances which mean they have struggled with normal education (eg very autistic have a SPLD or struggled with health/poverty/other difficult situation ) but are very very bright
Skyrat 3 aylar önce
They probably did things outside of school or had a really interesting life and interview
Carlos Maker
Carlos Maker 3 aylar önce
I got accepted into St. Johns with a 2.2, the issue was I was restricted to a number of majors, just went to SUNY
K. B.
K. B. 3 aylar önce
Come on guys. For example if you have a C in Biology but are already running a big business (can happen theoretically right) or you are playing in the NBA or invented something like an LCD screen or have like a box office imdb rated movie or something who cares if you were bad in biology in 9th grade. I’d be happy to see that Harvard people can understand this, means they’re actually a bit smart
Melody Roberts
Melody Roberts 2 aylar önce
my current gpa is 4.0 on the verge of 3.9 so good to know that i don't need to worry to much on that part even though i know i am not going to harvard since i am already in the collage i want to be in
Lorelei smith
Lorelei smith 3 aylar önce
So your telling me that this means I might actually have a chance of getting into Harvard?! Wow
storms64 2 aylar önce
Malini Sinha
Malini Sinha 2 aylar önce
People say you need to have a lot of money to go to Harvard but one thing I keep wondering about is that how is it that all the kids of rich parents are incredibly smart ?? Because that's why Harvard is famous . It's graduates are intelligent people . Else it would have been a posh college only , nor one of the best in the world .
SVNTN 22 gün önce
I literally didn’t even make it past grade 10 before I was expelled by every school in 15 miles 💀
Jager3500 2 aylar önce
Lol it doesn't matter, the son of our country's dictator Bong bong marcos who didn't even graduated in Oxford was given a special diploma just because her mother came to visit and gave a hefty donation.
Adnan Alam
Adnan Alam 3 aylar önce
You could've been to Harvard with those determination of research and studies. Jokes apart, your video was great.
Highview Barbell
Highview Barbell 2 aylar önce
I had a 1.9 GPA or some insane shit, but scored over 1900/2400 on the SAT. Public schools simply don't motivate students who should be otherwise performing incredibly well
dupaleepa 3 aylar önce
Majors count too. I know someone who got into stanford with a random ass major and 3-3.4gpa (i cant remember but somewhere there) because there were so much more space for that major lmao. Gpa isn’t everything, generally in competitive schools like harvard ofc usually it has to be pretty high but it’s not everything. There’s quite a few ways around it that isn’t just money or being an athlete. There’s kinda like a technique to get in, and some really smart students don’t know those stuff so they end up getting rejected despite being a better student than some who got accepted -columbia uni student
Théta 3 aylar önce
What advice do you have? I have one or two Ds in my high school history, rest were As and Bs. If I somehow get all As and Bs for 11th and 12th, do I stand a chance?
Mariiiam 3 aylar önce
GREAT to know that my gpa is someone’s lowest in Harvard 🤯😂
Tomas 2 aylar önce
Ah so essentially stuff rarely matters bc if you have the right connections or are lucky you’ll keep being reinforced and getting somewhere anyways yeahhhh that makes sense. I’m not saying there’s a problem with this there’s just a problem with the mindset that say the best to win win. Or the mindset saying what ppl deserve . ADHD isn’t recognized as a real thing bc ppl relate to the symptoms but can’t accept the inadvertent aspects and everything anyone ever says is so trapping and you’ll read into this with whatever bias you do with or without benefit of the doubt for me.
Pedro Gastelum
Pedro Gastelum 3 aylar önce
IMAGINE being a C+ Student and Getting Accepted Into Harvard.
Andrew Florence
Andrew Florence 2 gün önce
It’s been common knowledge for at least half a century your kid can go anywhere if you have enough money
Austin Thompson
Austin Thompson 3 aylar önce
I heard from a guy who was 63 years old who said he got in to Harvard with a 2.3 GPA who would have known🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂😂
The Wizard Games
The Wizard Games 3 aylar önce
Must be one hell of an alumni you got in your pocket to get in with a 2.9
ChimmyNoJams 3 aylar önce
My GPA out of high school was 3.6 which I think is pretty low to even get into any Ivy League Schools.🤦‍♂️🤣
youtube name
youtube name 3 aylar önce
Im hs co 15 and one of my best friends who went to Stanford said the guy who wrote blm for his admission paper legit did it to troll lol. I think u can find the guy online.
Jacquelyn Ramirez
Jacquelyn Ramirez 3 aylar önce
I had a 2.8 gpa junior year and bumped it up to a 3.2 when graduating high school 💀
JTguitarlessons 3 aylar önce
There's one factor that people are conveniently not mentioning here. We know why someone could still get in with a lower GPA. We know.
Im_Bored_67 2 aylar önce
Hooman 3 aylar önce
The GPA doesn't really matter as long as you have one or two papers published or have research experience as an undergrad, and after that your GRE scores matter next.
Nancy Zhang
Nancy Zhang 3 aylar önce
Serious question: is they ask what your class rank is, where would u find that info???
Grace Rydberg
Grace Rydberg 3 aylar önce
I would say they either bought their way in -or- knew/are related to/or did an interview with an alumni who put a good word in, on top of writing a hell of an essay, personally writing the dean of admissions about their low grades/test scores and giving a good reason behind it, went to a competitive (most likely private or charter), notable high school, had good teacher recommendations, and did at least one (probably more than that though) club where they excelled at the national level.
MadChristoph 2 aylar önce
Man, the admissions office at Harvard might've been like, "Fuck it"
Joseph B
Joseph B 2 aylar önce
You are kidding me? You are going to trust that data? Let alone include the outliers in the data? And then even if the lowest gpas are true can you imagine what connections and special cases those students have?
Lee Lee
Lee Lee 3 aylar önce
If your grades and high school accomplishments isn’t cutting it, being a legacy helps out a whole lot in university admittance. Having to know “someone that knows someone” could also be a factor.
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