College Admissions Info

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, ‘17

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Just trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.
From: Darien , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 3 schools
Accepted At: U Iowa, Indiana, Illinois
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

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High School Performance

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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving, Water Polo
Extracurricular Activities: Yearbook
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College Application Essays

329 Words
When I “grow up,” I want to be an explorer, a baker, an environmentalist, and a journalist. I want to be everything. Deciding who I want to be is critical to “growing up,” and that’s why the University of Illinois is the perfect school for me. Explorer. My first trip out of the country was after 6th grade. I traveled to Italy with my grandma. While abroad I was exposed to cultures I had only dreamt of previously. My...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
347 Words
I collect elephants. It’s not political or anything it’s just pure pachyderm passion. Prompted by a quilt my mother made for me when I was a baby, collecting elephants evoked a passion within me that I didn’t know existed. This devotion has expanded beyond the shelf of elephants in my room, into the world I live in. Has my affection for elephants had an impact on my life? In a word, yes. Elephants are highly symbolic animals,...

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
51 Words
Argumentation. It was a class based on the rhetoric of how we disagree with each...

My advice about getting recommenders
16 Words
Do it early, and give...

What I’d change about my application process
26 Words
Don't stress. Yes its overwhelming but when it's...