catlady
catlady,
Reed ‘19
B.A.
I'm a quirky student from a small town in the Midwest.
Features Included
3
Essays
2
Schools
3
Scores
4
Advice
5
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Brandon, South Dakota
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Reed College (Portland, OR)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (Honolulu, HI)
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Reed College (Portland, OR)

Applied for a B.A. in

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
56 Words
Overcoming personal struggle
My personal statement detailed my journey to overcoming my eating disorder. I have suffered from body dysmorphia since I was about 12. It led me to starving myself and becoming obsessed with "skinny." My personal statement explained this, and my emotional path to realizing how beauty is a social construct and bears no importance when determining self-worth.
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Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
23 Words
One of the prompts was in regards to when I felt I became a woman. I took the opportunity to bash gender norms.
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Additional Essay Details
651 Words
Women possess femininity, bear children, and depend on men. Those statements are all false. Society dictates those traits upon women, but one can most certainly attain womanhood without one, or all, of those characteristics. I do not aspire to any written definition of womanhood; I do not feel the need to become a woman at any point in my life. Women must pursue happiness, rather than a vague ideal of what is expected of us. I will define what will...
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General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
44 Words
I decided to enroll Early Decision before I knew a whole lot about...
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Post-college plans
19 Words
I intend to go on to...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
62 Words
My "Why Reed" essay was about how being an open-minded, liberal atheist in close-minded, conservative, Christian South Dakota was...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
142 Words
Portland has an amazing food scene. The city is also very trendy and everyone has their own unique style. Reed is interesting in regards to its drug culture. During O-week, senior "beer fairies" go around handing out cheap beers to freshman--very different from...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.74
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
31
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details4 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesMarching Band, Choir, School Band, Dance, School Theater/Plays
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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