College Admissions Info

rapunzel17
rapunzel17
Texas A&M University ‘17
BS, Nursing

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Pre-nursing student who loves Texas A&M!
From: Dallas , Texas
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Texas A&M, Alabama, UMD, UPenn, Catholic UA
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2290
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2290
SAT Prep:
PSAT Scores:

High School Performance

4.20
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Choir, Debate Club/Team, School theater/plays, National Honor Society, Younglife (Christian), Boy/Girl Scouts, Church, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization
How Spent Summers:
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Issue of personal significance
459 Words
Superfluous school zones--where speeds go down and fines go up. One Monday morning. I approached the intersection of Royal and Arborside, pressing on the brakes, irritated that I had to slow down. School zones and running late don't mix well. It would, of course, have been worth it if I had seen some little schoolgirls and boys parade into school with their Hello Kitty and Spiderman backpacks, their lives perhaps saved by my twenty mile per hour speed. However, in...







Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
584 Words
Whether studying the periodic table of the elements, understanding the effects of the Stuart monarchs, or learning how to take a derivative, oftentimes school-work seems irrelevant to my day-to-day life or future career. Even Spanish class, which could someday allow me to communicate with hundreds of millions of people, seems ineffective when we are asked to read poetry in Spanish or learning how to order food at a German restaurant theoretically located in Madrid. Luckily, I had the opportunity to...









College Admissions Advice

What I like about my school’s location and culture
119 Words
What I love most about Texas A&M is the community. As big as my school is, it has always felt like home. As you head to college and leave pretty much everything you know behind,...





What I’d change about my application process
145 Words
I didn't have anyone review my entrance essays. People told me again and again how many times I should get it looked at and review it, and of course I knew I should, but I just completely ignored their advice. It was utterly...





My advice about getting recommenders
142 Words
My junior year English teacher wrote one of my recommendation letters. She was excellent because she had pretty in-depth forms for us to fill out which allowed her to write recommendation letters that weren't too cookie-cutter. I also had recommendation letters...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
77 Words
If you're applying at Texas A&M, you'll definitely want to mention the traditions that are drawing you towards our school, but I...





Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
146 Words
Google is pretty much your best friend for finding scholarships-just Google scholarships in your area and through your school. Make sure to fill out FAFSA, but scholarships outside of that are also great. I would advise looking for scholarships that are less well-known...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
214 Words
I used an admissions counselor from my school. (Does that count as a private counselor?) She advised me to aim a little higher, as I was mostly looking at state schools and I could have gotten in to much more competitive schools. Her advise was well-meaning, but I didn't really take it. I knew that I wouldn't really be able to afford anything...





How I chose schools to apply to
109 Words
There are hundreds of colleges out there, at some point you can't look into every single one. So I think my most important resource wasn't researching all of them, but instead just...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
72 Words
I volunteer with Texas A&M Emergency Care team, which provides emergency medical assistance at school events. I'm also involved...





Post-college plans
37 Words
I am currently considering pursuing a Masters in Nursing through a...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
142 Words
I honestly am a big fan of working during the summer. Saving for college is really important-that money goes fast. Outside of that, I definitely recommend taking a couple college visit trips either during the summer between sophomore and junior year...





How to increase chances at my school
255 Words
Texas A&M does automatic admit for the top 10% at each school in the state, so that is the very best way to ensure that you will be admitted. Outside of that, Texas A&M will automatically admit you if you meet the academic admit requirements (that's how I got in). Here are the details about academic admit: Applicants qualify for automatic academic admission (but not necessarily to the major of choice), if...







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