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sxflak
sxflak
Northwestern University , Boston College ‘17
BA, Neuroscience and Neurobiology, Psychology

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 9 supplemental essays

Student Background

I am a transfer student at Northwestern. Essays from freshman and transfer admissions included.
From: Boca Raton , Florida
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision, Transfer
Applied To: 11 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, BC, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Florida, Northeastern, Tufts, UMich, NYU, Vassar, Wesleyan
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

34
ACT
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 1%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Science Club/Team, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring, After School Program Coordinator, National Honor Society
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

Darkness drowned my surroundings. The dim car lights barely guided us down the endless winding road. Daunting mountains towered over us like the enormous skyscrapers that pierce city landscapes. The cold air seeped through the car doors and penetrated my winter coat. Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” persisted effortlessly as one indistinguishable track flowed into another. The music pulsated throughout my body, and each passing lyric invaded my mind. I gazed out my window and watched...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
413 Words
My love for the physical sciences became apparent two years ago as a sophomore in high school. I was determined to figure out what subjects I would excel at and would interest me. Once I started my first chemistry class, it became obvious. The subject immediately clicked for me. My teacher had a true passion for chemistry, which he loved to share with his students; it was not long before I developed a close bond with him. I was fortunate...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
111 Words
For the past four years, I have attended a very open and accepting arts high school that has helped me on my journey of personal discovery. I have been able to dedicate myself to studying piano while also focusing on my academic classes. Through it all, I realized my love for the sciences, and I felt like I could embrace this in an environment that advocates the following of one’s passion. Tufts seems to be a community that also...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
231 Words
Chemistry is an area of study that I am very interested in because it combines the study of physical and chemical processes in a field that is limitless. This past summer, I was an intern in a physical chemistry lab at the University of Florida through the Student Science Training Program. I spent 7 weeks working in a lab that combined my two favorite subjects: physics and chemistry. I worked with a graduate student under the supervision of Dr. David Wei...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
403 Words
Confusion. Intimidation. Loneliness. These are the words that describe how I felt as an 11 year old riding the train to my new school for the very first time. My mother stood on the platform and gave a hopeful smile that assured me I made the right decision. I nervously followed the hoard of excited, screaming children onto the train, but as I looked back to my mother, the doors shut and shielded my eyes from her loving smile. The train...







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
571 Words
The opening phrase of Chopin’s 3rd Ballade resonates in the music hallway. The sound of dancer’s music pulsates the science rooms above the studios. Actors belt their songs loud enough to be heard in classrooms down the hall. This is my community, Dreyfoos School of the Arts. It is a place where students across Palm Beach County come together with one common trademark: a passion for their art. Many of us practice at least 3 hours a day, but...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
259 Words
Individuality has always been supported in my household. It has been instilled in me that it doesn’t matter what path people believe you should follow because others truly don’t know where your fervor lays. My parents have always encouraged me to pursue my passion since passion is what drives people to succeed. I have spent much of my life discovering my talents and passions in order to lead a fulfilling life. This has paved quite an interesting road....





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
421 Words
My academic focus at Boston College has been geared toward a degree in Chemistry. While I still have an interest in this field, I have come to realize that I am even more fascinated with the application of science to the field of psychology. The ideal major for me would be Neuroscience and Behavior since it perfectly integrates my academic interests. Boston College does not offer this major or many of the opportunities that are available at a university with...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
250 Words
My academic focus at Boston College has been geared toward a degree in Chemistry. While I still have an interest in this field, I have come to realize that I am even more fascinated with the application of science to the field of psychology. The ideal degree path for me would be to major in both Chemistry and Psychology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Boston College does not offer the opportunity to major in both subjects because...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
505 Words
I will never forget the warmth as it trickled down my thighs, soaking my tan tights as it puddled around my feet. Reality hit me like a wave a bricks. If I had only thought to go to the bathroom before the show, I would not be standing on stage in front of a full-house audience in a puddle of my miscalculation. I had been faced with a difficult fate, for going to the bathroom before my cue was not...







Additional Essay Details:
542 Words
Here is my common application essay for transfer: The cold air seeps through the window, taunting me, yearning to penetrate deep inside my bones. As I frantically search for more covers, an emptiness overcomes me. Attempting to allow the darkness of the night to guide my mind to the depths of sleep does not do me any good, for I am plagued with the truth that I am not living in a place I call home. Going to college is...









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