College Admissions Info

catlady
catlady
Reed College, ‘19
BA,

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 4 advice topics

Student Background

I'm a quirky student from a small town in the Midwest.
From: Brandon , South Dakota
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Reed, HPU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

31
ACT
Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

3.74
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, Choir, School Band, Dance, School Theater/Plays
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Overcoming personal struggle
56 Words
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.

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.

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...









College 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...





Post-college plans
19 Words
I intend to go on to...





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...





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...