College Admissions Info

vvcastano
Pennsylvania State University - University Park ‘19
BA, Digital and Print Journalism, Journalism, Photojournalism, Pre-Law Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Yonkers , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Penn State
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

1880
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1340
Highest SAT: 1880
SAT Prep:
SAT IIs:

High School Performance

3.75
GPA
Top 50%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Photography / Film
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Work:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Family background
714 Words
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...











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...









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...





College 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...





What set me apart from other applicants
13 Words
My passion and determination...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Balanced, Unrivaled,...