koolhallah
koolhallah,
Brandeis ‘16
B.A., Psychology
I am always here to help with anything, although I specialize in theatre, psychology, and extracurriculars.
Features Included
2
Essays
9
Schools
12
Scores
6
Advice
7
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Newburgh, New York
GenderMale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
First Gen College StudentYes
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
  • Stony Brook University - SUNY (Stony Brook, NY)
  • Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
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Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Psychology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
87 Words
Brandeis offered an environment that I just couldn't refuse. From the moment I stepped on campus to the second I got picked up from Admitted Students'...
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More Essays

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“…and that’s how a three-switch circuit works. Got it, Brian?” “Yeah, Grandpa, of course,” I said absentmindedly. Of course I wasn't listening, I don’t care about circuits. Why should I? Sherlock Holmes once said about the heliocentric model, “Now that I do know it, I shall do my best to forget it.” Anything extraterrestrial did not relate to his job of finding criminals. Circuits are part of electrical engineering, irrelevant to my psychiatric aspirations. Who would've thought mere...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
198 Words
A Kinnus is a very difficult thing to host. A Kinnus, or “assembly” in Hebrew, is a weekend-long get-together in USY, a Jewish youth group. As one of three co-chairs for this event, I was rather distressed. For one thing, though, the weekend ended up going wonderfully. My one reminder of the whole weekend is the traditional costume that the co-chairs wear. Every single one of these weekends, there’s a costume that characterizes the Kinnus theme. The theme for...
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General Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
129 Words
While in college, I participated in theatre, mock trial, quidditch, student union, and Jewish activities. You're probably noticing that all of these have next to nothing to do with one another. I have found that this is the best...
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What I’d change about my application process
48 Words
I probably would have found more free application schools, personally. I wasted a lot...
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My advice about getting recommenders
21 Words
Choose teachers that you know from...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
38 Words
My favorite course was Literature and Medicine, because it really helped...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
62 Words
I only interviewed with the two Ivy League schools I applied to, Columbia and Princeton. Overall, the interview seemed...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.8
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 10%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2120
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1480
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesDebate Club/Team, Drama Production Crew, Homecoming committee, Model Congress / Model UN, Marching Band, Jewish Student Union, Student Council / Government
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Awards Received

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