College Admissions Info

Emerson College, ‘16
BA, Film, Video, and Photography

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Emerson College Student originally from California. Studied Writing for Film and Television.
From: Palos Verdes , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Emerson, UC Davis, UCSC, NYU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2120
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball
Extracurricular Activities: Improv club/team
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

A personal essay about my performance at a summer improv festival with my high school improv group. I was self-conscious about improvised singing and then thrown headfirst into an improvised opera. Despite personal doubts, I was able to rise to the challenge, the audience loved the scene and voted it 5/5 which allowed my team to continue to the next round of the competition. Tied the story into my love of performance, my willingness to take creative risks, my interest in...

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
13 Words
Theater Troupes, Comedy Troupes,...

My favorite course thus far, and why
18 Words
Transnational Asian Cinema Seminar for...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
34 Words
Passionate, Enthusiastic, Self-Motivated (how much you get out of your...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
64 Words
The Equipment Distribution Center which rents film equipment to students and is heavily utilized in the marketing pitch for...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
24 Words
High School: Do what you're passionate about....

What I like about my school’s location and culture
24 Words
Urban Campus in Downtown Boston right across...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
48 Words
Talk about how you're creative endeavors would benefit from the collaborative artistic culture, or...