College Admissions Info

PJMarino
PJMarino
Boston College ‘15
BA, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

My name is Paige Marino. I am a rising senior at Boston College, majoring in English and minoring in American Studies with a concentration in journalism. I hope to someday have a career in journalism or advertising.
From: Norwood , Massachusetts
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: BC, Bentley
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: English

Test Scores

2260
SAT
Highest SAT: 2260
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:
Other Standardized Tests:

High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis, Field Hockey, Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Community Cleanup / Service
How Spent Summers:
Work:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Volunteer/public interest work
310 Words
I wrote my personal statement on my passion for volunteering and the incredible lessons I have learned from my experiences with volunteer work. Rather than going into detail about all the volunteering I do, I decided to focus on one particular story of a boy with special needs that I worked with for many years. In this story, I detailed a playgroup that I used to bring him to. We worked together once a week. Through this program, we participated...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
146 Words
One college asked to talk about a failure and what you learned from it. I focused on a game during my soccer career in which I was brought up to varsity because their goalie was sick. The game was against out school's biggest rival, and I was incredibly nervous about it. Sure enough, the other team scored a goal within the first few minutes. I was devastated, but after watching my team struggle on the field, I knew that I...



Additional Essay Details:
104 Words
I tried to use all of my essays as a showcase to what I would bring to the college if I were admitted. I focused on the qualities I thought would be most appealing to a college, such as my work ethic, my leadership abilities, and my willingness to work on a team. I typically tend to favor essays that are all positive rather than spotlighting a shortcoming and changing it into a positive, but I have done that before...



College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
106 Words
I asked my two favorite teachers to write my recommendation letters during my junior year of high school. I knew they were both very popular teachers, so I was sure to ask them early before too many people did. I asked an English teacher, not only because we had developed a close relationship, but also because I wanted to major...



Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
141 Words
Although I did not personally go through this, my friend was deferred from her top choice school after applying early. She was very upset, but her advisor encouraged her not to give up. My friend made a plan from there. She scheduled an extra visit to the college right away, and requested an appointment with the admissions advisor. She asked...



List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
157 Words
I had very varied interview experiences. I had some that were really great. I felt prepared and engaged in the conversations and thought I gave the interviewer a good indication of myself. In other interviews, I felt disjointed and uncomfortable. For example, I had one interview at a school that has current students conduct interviews. My interviewer was clearly uninterested...



How I chose schools to apply to
143 Words
To choose schools to apply for, I first bought books about colleges and checked out their statistics. This made me aware of what I would need for grades and SAT scores. It also helped me look at what schools had that I might be interested in. I strongly suggest checking out "Top X Schools" lists and things like that to...



Post-college plans
198 Words
Oddly enough, although I came into college knowing exactly what I want to do, now I am not so sure. As I approach my senior year, I have realized I have discovered different passions. I came into BC and immediately registered as Pre-Law. I picked a major based off of what internet sites said were the most favorable for law...





Why I ultimately chose my school
176 Words
I ultimately chose Boston College because I knew it was the perfect fit. I was accepted into all of the other schools I applied to and received big scholarships from most of them. Even with these factors, I knew BC would be the best fit. My older brother was there, so I was able to spend a good amount of...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
148 Words
I would definitely strongly suggest using the summer to save up money and build up your resume. I also think it is smart to use the summer to study and prep for the college application process. I took an SAT prep course while also babysitting. Although the babysitting was not technically something that I was interested in for the future,...



My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
129 Words
In college, I try to stay very involved on campus. Next year, I will be the president of one of the largest volunteer organizations on campus. That is my main commitment, and I couldn't be any happier with my time there. I also intern with a national online-magazine and write for their Boston College branch. I am part of a...