College Admissions Info

Barnard College , Columbia University ‘18
BA, African Studies, Education Studies and Research, Human Services, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Barnard '18 | My passions lie in education, psychology, and human rights, all from the lens of an African Studies major. My transcript and application were far from conventional, but neither am I.
From: Los Angeles , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Barnard
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2330
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High School Performance

High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Gymnastics, Dance
Extracurricular Activities: Best Buddies, Dance, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Photography / Film
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College Application Essays

The phone rang late on June 21, 2010. Half asleep, I barely acknowledged the news when my mom came running in to tell me her best friend had given birth to a healthy baby boy. On my way to the hospital the following morning, I tried to muster up the energy to be as excited as everyone thought I should be. However, as trivial as I expected the day to be, when I walked in to the delivery room I saw the...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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I am pretty sure I learned about Barnard around the time I learned to walk. Having an alumna for a mom doesn't give you much opportunity to miss the Barnard brigade. The common reaction to my applying early to Barnard is "Aren't you sick of all girls?" I laugh. I am the product of a girls' school. I yearn to push limits and question opinions. I dream big and firmly believe in myself. Archer has taught me that with ambition,...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Pick one woman in history or fiction to converse with for an hour and explain your choice. What would you talk about? Neurosurgery is a topic I took interest in before I fully even understood what it was. I am not sure where I picked it up, but by third grade I was proclaiming my future career as a pediatric neurosurgeon. By fifth grade I was well read on the topics of behavior and the basic biology of the brain,...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Alumna and writer Anna Quindlen says that she “majored in unafraid” at Barnard. Tell us about a time when you majored in unafraid. Innately tenacious, I began majoring in unafraid about 17 years ago. Anyone who knows me will account for my incredible sense of justice and unwavering willingness to fight to my death when I believe in something. I recently received a letter in the mail that I had written to myself in third grade. Answering prompted questions I stated, ...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Community - educational, geographic, religious, political, ethnic, or other - can define an individual’s experience and influence her journey. How has your community, as you identify it, shaped your perspective. After spending six years in the hallowed halls of the Spanish mansion I call school, the community who inhabits the stunning building has influenced me drastically. When I came to Archer I was 10 years old. At the enormous height of 4’1, I thought I was ready to tackle world hunger,...

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College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
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Philosophy and Feminism changed my life. I took it only because a friend was in it and I needed another course. It sounded somewhat interesting, but I never expected it to be the idea changing, mind opening, disillusioning experience it was. It had transformed the way I understand the world, gender, sex, and general thought. The lesson I learned was...

What I’d change about my application process
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I would have let myself enjoy it more. I was so wrapped up in the stress and anxiety of it that I lost sight of the opportunity I was being given. Writing essays doesn't have to be miserable. College essays are these weird moments where you get to reflect on who you are and what you think. Applications are these...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Involve yourself in what you love. My summers defined who I am. My experiences altered the path I am on and I only had summers that transformative because I immersed myself in the things I care about. The epiphanies you have when you spend time doing things you love to do are unparalleled. Don't feel obligated to do any one...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
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I met with a professor in my presepctive major's department before I applied to Barnard. She was awesome and gave me lots of really interesting and useful information. I don't know that meeting with her helped me get in, but it definitely helped me choose to apply ED to Barnard. I think that reaching out to professor's is primarily beneficial...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Determined Thoughtful Empowered Individual Brilliant

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I only interviewed at Barnard because I applied Early. I think my interview was a huge help for me, primarily because my application does not read in a simple way. What I mean by that is that my grades were pretty volatile and more importantly no where close to matching my test scores. My interviewer (from the admissions office) even...

My advice about getting recommenders
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For me, figuring out who would write my recommendation was a horrible process. Luckily it was because I felt that too many of my teacher's knew me so well and would be able to write a letter that represented who I am as a person as well as a student. Creating relationships with teachers in high school was always very...