College Admissions Info

Anna Gustafson
Anna Gustafson

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Atlanta , Georgia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: Duke, Syracuse, UMich, UGA, BU, UNC, UCL, St. Andrews
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

None Reported

High School Performance

None reported

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Charity Drive Organizing, Church, Film, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Common App. Essay: While the other girls in my sixth grade class were dressing up American Girl dolls, I was folding my family's laundry. While they did cartwheels on their front lawns, I sat in stiff hospital chairs. While their mothers painted their nails, my mom went through radiation treatments. The month I started middle school, my mother told me and my younger sister that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and would soon have a mastectomy. She was...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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BOSTON UNIVERSITY -admitted I am looking for a school with strong academic programs in global studies and broadcast journalism. Boston University is one of few schools that fits that criteria. My goal is to be a foreign correspondent, committed to producing excellent and timely stories for my news outlet. My aspirations are reflected at Boston University. I must learn to tell seemingly complicated stories of foreign cultures in concise broadcasts for viewers. The College of Communications has a reputation for...





Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
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DUKE - admited If you'd like to share a perspective you bring or experiences you've had to help us understand you better-perhaps related to a community you belong to, your sexual orientation or gender identity, or your family or cultural background-we encourage you to do so. It was first day of freshman orientation. “Everyone group by eye color!” said the administrator. Okay, I thought--blue eyes, blue eyes. “Time is running out!” she said. I cannot find the blues; I don't...





Additional Essay Details:
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British Personal Statement for the British UCAS System: My fascination with history began with curiosity about myself in the middle years program of my International Baccalaureate curriculum. I wondered about my ancestry, so I explored Swedish history, culture, and government. I was then lucky enough to retrace the steps of my great grandfather back to Sweden. I visited museums and engaged in history from the early settlements of Stockholm, to the crowning of the current monarch, Carl XVI Gustaf. As...









College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
5 Words
rowing, Student...





My favorite course thus far, and why
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"The Chinese Cultural Revolution": it's a great course because my teacher literally lived under...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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curious, fun (not everyone studies...





What I’d change about my application process
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Do NOT apply to 14 schools! Choose 6-8 max and really focus...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I interviewed in person for Princeton University and on Skype for The University of Hong Kong. I had a really good experience with both. My biggest piece of advise would be drive to the location...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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- Travle to a foreign country and take language classes -...





Why I ultimately chose my school
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I visited and...





Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
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I was initially differed at Princeton and so...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Focus not the international...