vvcastano,
Penn State ‘19
B.A., Digital and Print Journalism, , Journalism, , Photojournalism, , Pre-Law Studies
Features Included
3
Essays
1
Schools
8
Scores
3
Advice
1
ECs
1
Sports

Background

Hometown Yonkers, New York
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Pennsylvania State University - University Park (University Park, PA)
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Pennsylvania State University - University Park (University Park, PA)

Applied for a B.A. in Digital and Print Journalism

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
714 Words
Family background
Lisa Ling once said, "There is so much grey to every story-nothing is so black and white." It's not like some stories aren't worth telling, it's just, should they be told at all? Is it anyone's business? Is it so tragic or full of depth that it becomes good writing? How do you get to know me, by just reading a limited amount of words about everything that made me who I am? How do you figure out who I...
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Supplemental Essay Explaining low grades/scores
556 Words
As a junior, when I decided to become full IB, my counselor advised me not to, not only because it was the middle of the first marking period, but also because I wouldn't be able to catch up. Wanting to prove her wrong, I made my mom come in and back me up knowing I could take the work, feeling that becoming full IB would be essential towards my goals for college. Coming in late to the IB program caused...
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Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
289 Words
Recently, my mom told me a story about how I used to be when I was younger. When I was about 3 or 4, I had this profound obsession with huge 500 piece puzzles, especially Winnie the Pooh ones. When many of my mom's and grandma's friends would come over and tell me that I was too young to be able to work on these puzzles (seeing that there was an age minimum on them) I became infuriated. Immediately I would choose to...
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General Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
58 Words
CMLIT143 has to be one of the best classes I've ever taken. This is a Human Rights...
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What set me apart from other applicants
13 Words
My passion and determination...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Balanced, Unrivaled,...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.75
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 50%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1880
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1340
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

SportsVolleyball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesPhotography / Film

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Application Additional Materials

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