College Admissions Info

aebrennen
aebrennen
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill ‘18
BBA, Political Science and Government, Business Administration and Management

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Passionate about education from the great state of Kentucky.
From: Lexington , Kentucky
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: Yale, UPenn, Davidson, UNC, UMich, Emory, Northwestern, Wake Forest, UVA, UKentucky, William & Mary, Miami OH, Vanderbilt
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

1980
SAT
31
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1400
Highest SAT: 1980
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 25%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Beta Club, Debate Club/Team, Model Congress / Model UN, National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Student Council / Government, School Jazz / Orchestra
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College Application Essays

Startled, I opened my eyes to the buzzing of the floor phone. Kicking myself for falling asleep, I reached behind me to answer. “Floor this is Andrew.” The voice on the other end, annoyed at how long it took me to answer spat back, “Go find Senator Grassley, he needs to vote” It was 3am Friday morning; 16 hours ago I was headed for the airport ready to go home for spring break. The first ten weeks in the United States...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
300 Words
I must admit I was at first skeptical about Davidson. I found myself researching the school only at the request of my father who had some friends who graduated from the institution. I was concerned about the location and the lack of business school; however, upon researching, and more certainly after setting foot on campus, I found these concerns were not nearly as serious as I had first thought. As to location, though Davidson the city is rather small, it...





Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
407 Words
Recently, my family and I had the opportunity to hear Michele Norris speak at a local university. My brother and I grew up as prisoners to public radio. I remember hearing Michele Norris’ voice narrating the show All Things Considered every day on the way home from school. It became somewhat of a calming reassurance – if Michele Norris was on, mom was in a good mood, and we were not about to get chewed out for sneaking extra cookies into...







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
291 Words
When I mention the show “Glee” people either react with joy or annoyance (mostly the latter). Despite the haters, Glee remains my number one favorite show. My ability to relate to so many of the struggles the characters in the show face has been a constant comfort throughout my time in high school. Below are my top ten favorite quotes. Some are funny, some are inspiring, and some are really rather stupid. 10 Rachel: “I'd like your feedback as to whether...





Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
514 Words
If you were to look at me there is really only one physical attribute that would be instantly apparent. I am, unfortunately, not the star athlete on the football team so my biceps tend to disappoint. My face, at least according to Lilly when she was explaining, through a friend, why she would not be accompanying me to homecoming sophomore year is painfully plain, and my eyes are a color somewhere in between mud and dirt. The feature that is...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
498 Words
The traditional assumptions one might make about my life based on the color of my skin are not necessarily accurate. I have never had to wonder where my next meal will come from or whether I will have a roof to sleep under. Unlike what my parents experienced growing up, I have lived a fairly privileged life. Unfortunately, for many African Americans around the country, and even many within my own family this is not the case. I have been...







Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
805 Words
The definition used in the prompt to describe a community is interesting in that it supposes similarity to be the prevailing nature of a community. While I concede the fact that, since my beautiful 2002 Toyota Camry can only get me so far and similarities in geographic location have been somewhat of a necessity, the similarities I share with those in my community tend to end there. Every Tuesday and Friday I get together with about 50 other seniors to play Ultimate...











College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
64 Words
I used a private counselor named Rose Lucas. You can find her website here: http://www.csplan.com/ Rose...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
134 Words
I interviewed with Wake Forest, Penn, Harvard, UNC Chapel Hill Robertson Scholars program, UVA Ridley Scholars Program, Miami University Stamps Scholarship program, Davidson College Belk Scholarship, Wake Forest University Gordon Scholarship and University of Kentucky's Singletary Scholarship. There was no...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
62 Words
Scholarships are much easier to find than you would think. As far as top merit scholarships worth...





What set me apart from other applicants
169 Words
There are a lot of interesting things about my profile that would definitely have set me apart from other applicants. My SAT was a 1980, my ACT was a 31 and my GPA was ~3.7 yet i got into almost every school i applied to including Penn and Yale and received...





Why I ultimately chose my school
50 Words
I ultimately choose UNC because I wanted to be on the ground. Although I was...