College Admissions Info

Brandeis University, ‘17
BA, Political Science and Government, International Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: New York , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: BU, Stony Brook, Brandeis, Clark, GWU, UVA, UConn, Wesleyan, Northeastern, UMass
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1240
Highest SAT: 1730
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 1%
High School Type: Other Private
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: 4-H, Book Buddies, Charity Drive Organizing, Community or summer theater/plays, Culinary, Lions Club, Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

515 Words
Moving to Puerto Rico was not my idea. I was against it from day one and from the second my mother first mentioned it, I was already formulating my counter argument. I did not speak much Spanish nor was I ready to move from the big city to the middle of nowhere Aguadilla. My argument didn’t have much, if any, weight on my mother’s decision, and at the end of the school year, I found myself with a...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
26 Words
I wrote that I wanted to go to Brandeis University because of it's strong focus on social justice and the small community feeling of the campus

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
39 Words
A book, work of art, music or science that inspired me or surprised me. I wrote about The Night Circus and how the author turned the words into art and made me fall into the world of the story.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
34 Words
My favorite place. My favorite place was on top of a mountain in costa rica. I wrote about the serenity and quiet which differed so much from my hectic city life in New York.

College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
13 Words
I did a lot...

How to increase chances at my school
20 Words
My SAT scores weren't the best,...

Post-college plans
7 Words
I plan...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
5 Words
Internships or...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
37 Words
Really personalize the essay for the school, don't just say blank...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
16 Words
Its small, so everyone knows...

Why I declined other schools
6 Words
My school...

Why I ultimately chose my school
5 Words
Prestige, Small...