College Admissions Info

The College of New Jersey - TCNJ ‘17
BA, English, Game and Interactive Media Design

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a queer, 20 year old kid who has just finished their first year at college
From: Cranford , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Fordham, College of NJ, SUNY New Paltz
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 1940
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Choir, Japanese Club, School theater/plays
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
571 Words
The vocabulary of children is generally small, so knowing a five syllable medical term at the age of seven, to most, would seem to be an anomaly. For me, however, knowing the word hemangioma by the time I was in kindergarten was unsurprising considering the impact it had had on my life thus far. Hemangioma, or strawberry birthmark, is a type of skin tumor which is commonly found on the neck or face, and in my case, on the chin,...

College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
136 Words
I honestly suggest jumping right into extra cricks the second you get into college. Go to a number of club meetings, and drop the ones you don't enjoy. If you do enjoy one, stick with it, but only if it's something you really care about. My freshman year I got involved in a number of clubs and ended getting on...

Why I ultimately chose my school
95 Words
TCNJ is a really great school, especially for a public school. Everyone there is pretty smart, it's fairly hard to get into. It has a beautiful campus and pretty ok food, you get tired after some time, but I think with most schools thats the case. The profs I've had at tcnj are all amazing, the inspire me to learn...

What set me apart from other applicants
70 Words
I honestly think my sat scores and college essay did the most to get me into tcnj. My gpa wasn't all that great through highschool, but I think my essay topic being to personal and unique really helped in my admittance. I also think the major you pick really determines if you get in here. Some majors like bio have...

Why I declined other schools
52 Words
One school particularly I declined that I know other people in my class had to decline as well was Fordham. The reason I ultimately picked TCNJ over Fordham was honestly money. 60,000 a year was what I would have had to pay at that school, and I'm very glad I dodged that bullet.