Clark ‘19
B.A., Political Science and Government
I race cars, play soccer, and I have travelled to over 20 countries.
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Hometown Chelmsford, Massachusetts
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Clark University (Worcester, MA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Emerson College (Boston, MA)
  • Colby College (Waterville, ME)
  • University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
  • Bates College (Lewiston, ME)
  • Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
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Clark University (Worcester, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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Personal Statement
652 Words
Story central to identity
I sit anxiously as I wait for the light to turn from red to green. Anticipation consumes me as I clench my hands around the steering wheel, prepared for the hard left turn that comes after the start/finish straight. The vibration of the twin engine that sits about five inches behind my seat shakes my whole kart. I can hear the spilling rain slam against the asphalt and my helmet and I can feel its moisture covering my hands....
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
254 Words
I knew I wanted to attend a small liberal arts school located in New England. I was not sure what I wanted to study in college but I knew that a liberal arts education would give me a broad understanding of human knowledge, no matter where I studied. I have always attended small, private schools in small Massachusetts towns. I knew that the college I wanted to attend would have similarities to these schools. I wanted to find a college...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
304 Words
I have lived in the same house all of my life. It is a 260 year old, historically significant house, located in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. From almost every window in our house, one can reflect upon a period or event in the history of our house, and of our country. As I look through the front windows, which face what used to be called the Boston Post Road, I imagine the Chelmsford militia marching past our house to engage the British at...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
207 Words
I was raised in a small family in a small town environment with which I have created strong ties. With a small family, I have been able to create everlasting bonds with my family members and this resonates with my experience in the small schools that I have attended throughout my life. These small communities parallel my family life. In school and in my town I have gotten to know my peers extremely well, and I have been given opportunities...

General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
222 Words
I applied to many schools that I beleived were the best colleges in the country. I chose solely using ranking and numbers, and not taking into account what school would be right for me as a person. That was the biggest mistake of my life. The schools I applied to were the most selective in the country and that made for a difficult admissions process. I was...
How to approach transferring schools
142 Words
Transferring to another school is a taxing process. In addition to the classes at the college that you don't have any interest in going to, you must search around for a school where you might find happiness. My experience transferring schools was difficult,...
List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
128 Words
I interviewed with Harvard, Tufts, and Clark. I learned that the interview can be one of the most important parts of the application process. The most important thing to remember is that you don't need to totally sell...
My advice about getting recommenders
189 Words
Recommendations are a great addition to your college application. They will by no means make or break your application, but they can definitely give a big boost to your candidacy during the college's decision making process. However, it all depends on who you get the recommendation(s) from. Getting a recommendation from a successful business man who...
My favorite course thus far, and why
177 Words
My favorite course so far is my International Relations class. I love my International Relations class because it is about what I am interested in, since I plan on majoring in Political Science with a subfield in International Relations. International Relations interests me because I have travelled all over the world and I...

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SportsSquash (Recruited), Soccer (Recruited), Rowing (Crew), Baseball


ActivitiesTutoring/Mentoring, Volunteer Coach, Special Olympics
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