capitalkid
capitalkid,
GWU ‘16
B.A., International Relations and National Security Studies
Started at the bottom now I'm here
Features Included
4
Essays
6
Schools
3
Scores
3
Advice
5
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Hartford area, Connecticut
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Decision, Transfer
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA)
  • Clark University (Worcester, MA)
  • American University (Washington, DC)
  • Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
  • University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
  • Colby College (Waterville, ME)
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George Washington University (Washington, DC)

Applied for a B.A. in International Relations and National Security Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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During my years in high school, the concept of a liberal arts, broad based education made sense: learning how to learn fueling an immersion in course work with far reaching application going forward. Having the opportunity to attend Miss Porter’s School exposed me to ideas in the classroom and experiences abroad that helped to cultivate a curiosity and passion for international relations with a focus on efforts to improve global health. A family trip to India also served to...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
570 Words
GW transfer supplement There are several reasons which explain my passion for The George Washington University, from a personal, intuitive feeling, to the contemplation of specific programs. During my two visits to campus, I immediately felt at home within the vibrant, intellectual atmosphere. This was different; I have not harbored a similar feeling after visiting any other campus, including the college where I am now. I remember how the enthusiasm of the tour guide and admissions committee members, and the...
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Supplemental Essay Explaining low grades/scores
505 Words
Statement regarding my learning disability As a student in elementary school, it was determined that I had a non-verbal learning disability, predicting that I would enjoy strength in language-based subjects such as English and Social Studies, but I would find difficulty in the non-verbal areas of math and the math-based sciences, physics and chemistry. In high school, course work became increasingly challenging; despite my best efforts and the seeking of additional support, my ability to master the complex topics within...
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Additional Essay Details
559 Words
There are several reasons which explain my passion for The George Washington University, from a personal, intuitive feeling, to the contemplation of specific programs. During my two visits to campus, I immediately felt at home within the vibrant, intellectual atmosphere. This was different; I have not harbored a similar feeling after visiting any other campus, including the college where I am now. I remember how the enthusiasm of the tour guide and admissions committee members, and the visible excitement on...
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General Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
36 Words
My unique story, overcoming obstacles (learning disability, serious medical issue freshman...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
51 Words
I ended up joining the lacrosse team at Muhlenberg as a walk on. I loved...
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What set me apart from other applicants
63 Words
At Muhlenberg, I took a class about sustainable development and climate change which focused on Bangladesh. The class culminated...
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High School Performance

GPA
2.80
(no specification of weighting)
High School TypeBoarding
Academic Performance in High School Low at first but improved
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
28
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsLacrosse, Field Hockey, Soccer

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesHospital Volunteer, Model Congress / Model UN, Tutoring/Mentoring, Jewish Student Union, American Cancer Society
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Awards Received
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