College Admissions Info

University of Notre Dame, ‘17
BA, English, Area and Ethnic Studies, Medicine and Medical Studies, Minority and Group Studies, Pre-Medicine Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Class of 2017 at Notre Dame! I absolutely love my school. I am an Arts & Letters Pre-Med student with an English major and a Poverty studies minor (on top of the supplementary major that is pre med). Check out my profile for some juicy advice!
From: Bakersfield , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: UC Berkeley, San Diego, Loyola U Chicago
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 3
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Softball (Recruited), Tennis, Water Polo
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring, Community Cleanup / Service, Church
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College Application Essays

My personal statement was about how my family has really pursued the American Dream. Each generation becomes more and more successful than the previous generations. My grandfather is a Spanish immigrant and promised his children a life better than that of his own. He did not even complete high school when he had to begin working. My father completed high school, but because of financial reasons was not able to attend the college in which he was offered a position...

College Admissions Advice

Post-college plans
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Getting into medical school gets more and more difficult each year. But here's some advice from students in med school right now and practicing doctors that I know: cast a wide net when applying (UCLA and Johns Hopkins aren't the only med schools). try your hardest to get into a US school (it's very hard to get US residency when you attend a foreign school and then almost impossible to get a US job). shadow, shadow, shadow (research is cool if you want to go into medical RESEARCH. what...

My advice about getting recommenders
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You need to have recs written by people that know you pretty well and have enough to say about you for an entire letter. Just because it might look cool to have a letter written from the president of the school, if he/she doesn't know you, it...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I only interviewed with one school, Yale, and it was hands down the weirdest experience ever. It was a skype interview with a recent grad who was originally from my area but had since moved. I'm pretty sure he was high and my side of the webcam didn't work so...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
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Okay so before I committed to Notre Dame I was actually being recruited to D1 universities to play softball (true story). As far as recruitment goes, email call email call email call write letters bug them bug them bug them. They will eventually bite. Technically they can't contact you until you're a junior, BUT they can contact your coach. So once you get that email back saying they can't talk to you have your coach call (preferably your club coach or private instructor) (side note: if you don't play club softball, I'm sorry but there's no shot). Then when you...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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If you plan to continue your education after undergrad, which most people will opt to do coming out of a top university, you have to do something with your summers. Don't waste them! you only have 3 really. Pre-Med: shadow a doctor. Med schools like to see long term shadowing but they also don't want to see you doing the same thing every summer (I know, it doesn't make all...