College Admissions Info

New York University, ‘18
BA, International Business, Voice and Opera, Liberal Arts and Humanities

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm Kaitlyn!
From: Southbury
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Fordham, NYU
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1350
Highest SAT: 1900
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High School Performance

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High School Type: Boarding
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field, Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Admissions or Post-Acceptance Committee, American Cancer Society, Choir, Community Cleanup / Service, School Theater/Plays, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

The next time I saw my father in prison, he was haggard and wore a tried, unshaven face. My small twelve-year-old hands stretched toward the dirty, scratched up glass dividing us, trying to get as close to him as possible. He was a broken man.

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
548 Words
My childhood was a childhood filled with instability. Frequent eviction notices, power cuts, and school transfers were completely normal to me. However, the instant I heard the silver cuffs click shut and saw my dad’s head pushed behind the dark windows of a police car, I knew that everything was about to change. That moment, seeing my dad going from a freeman to an incarcerated criminal, was the moment that I started my journey to become the strong, independent,...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
462 Words
NYU is the perfect place for me to pursue my unique passions for both international business and opera studies. The university's exhaustless course offerings both at home in Washington Square and abroad at study away sites allow me to design a course of study that merges together these two passions into a coherent concentration. Having spent my junior year studying abroad in Spain, I know how important on-the-ground experience is in becoming a “citizen of the globe.” As result, I...

Additional Essay Details:
290 Words
For my personal essay I tried to explain a detail that made me significant and explained where I come from. Choosing to write this essay was extremely difficult and it felt like a risk for me. In the business world, this essay topic has occasionally reflected upon me and my family poorly. However, I feel like it was the right choice for my college essay. It was and will always continue to be a central part of my identity and...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
524 Words
When interviewing it is very important to look up and research everything that attracted you to the school. This way the interviewer can see how passionate about the school you are (even if you aren't it is important to make the interviewer believe this). Furthermore, look up your interviewer ahead of time. You won't want to mention that you looked them up, but you can mention topics and create a discussion and personal connection to your interviewer. For instance, I researched my interviewer and found out that she did a study abroad, played tennis, and lived in a town I...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
47 Words
There are so many online sources you can look to to find scholarships. CollegeProwler...

How I chose schools to apply to
89 Words
There are soooo many important factors when choosing a college. Sometimes it can even be extremely stressful because there may be so many things you'll like...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
26 Words
Doing Liberal Studies is amazing, but confusing and...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Have one or two things...