College Admissions Info
Boston College ‘16
- Test Scores
- High School Performance
- Extracurriculars & Awards
- Personal statement
- 5 advice topics
Junior at BC!Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: BC, Villanova, Cornell
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Standardized Tests:
High School Performance
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:
Extracurriculars & Awards
Sports: Field Hockey, Softball
How Spent Summers:
How Spent Summers:
College Application Essays
It was hard to think of a personal statement that would set me apart from other applicants. I did not have any particularly profound moments that would allow me to write an essay that was long enough. Upon reflection of my life and experiences, I thought that it would be best to choose a moment in which I realized that I was making the transition from high school to adulthood. I ended up writing about redecorating my bedroom, because in...
College Admissions Advice
How I chose schools to apply to
The first thing I did was consider distance. How far away did I want to go? I hate flying, so I knew that every school had to be close enough to drive. I also thought about how often I would want to come home for a weekend during the semesters. I decided that five hours would be my maximum distance. ...
Why I ultimately chose my school
When my mom suggested that we go visit Boston College, I put up a fight. I was set on Cornell and that was where I was going to go. She forced me to go visit one weekend late in the summer, much to my dismay. But once I walked on campus, I knew instantly that BC was going to be...
My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
Extracurricular activities are a HUGE part of the Boston College community. It is extremely hard to find a student who is not involved in at least one club. In fact, it is probably difficult to find someone who is involved in just one, since everyone seems to overexert themselves and become super involved. One of the most popular, and therefore...
What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
The Jesuit ideals are certainly an important part of the BC community, thus they would be a perfect topic for a "Why Me" essay. Community service and giving back is huge, and we are big on "men and women for others". Community service is probably the most logical way to approach an essay like this. Talking about how much you...
My advice about getting recommenders
In high school, I had close bonds with all of my teachers, which made it hard to pick who I wanted to write my letters. Some of my teachers I had had for more than one year, so I had gotten to know them very well. I ultimately looked at the classes to see which ones I had done best...