College Admissions Info

Dartmouth College, ‘17
BA, Anthropology and Archaeology, Comparative Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: , New Jersey
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Barnard, Dartmouth, Wesleyan, UMich, Tufts, NYU, Brandeis, Fordham
Denied At:
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2210
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Choir, School Choir, School Theater/Plays, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

In school, you must at once open your mind and shut your body, paying close attention to teachers on a journey of geometric and literary discovery while staying physically still and not being a distraction. My grades and scores don’t indicate this struggle inherent in my schooling. Having been diagnosed with Tourette syndrome nine years ago, I first competed, then came to an uneasy truce with my body, struggling to listen to my teachers while attenuating my involuntary actions...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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I used a private advisor, Keith Berman, from Options for College in New York City. A Yale graduate, Keith did a wonderful...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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In my opinion, the interviews are not very important. Of the six Ivies to which I applied, I interviewed with 5 of them. I was accepted Dartmouth even though I did not...

How I chose schools to apply to
186 Words
I was very nervous about finding schools that I deemed a good "fit." You MUST apply to all different levels of exclusivity. I applied to several "safeties," schools to which I would most likely be accepted. Also apply to some "reaches," schools that may be harder to get into. You should focus on schools you aren't...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
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I love that my school feels like a college campus, as I grew...

What I’d change about my application process
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If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to calm down. The college process can be EXTREMELY stressful. To any kids applying, I recommend to stay...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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The "why us" essays are mainly intended to separate the people who are very interested in the college...

My advice about getting recommenders
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I had several recommendation letters. My English teacher, my math teacher a director for my favorite high school play, and my boss from my internship each wrote me a letter. My best advice for letters of recommendation is to ask someone who is intelligent, likes you very much, and...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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Dartmouth was the most prestigious school to which I was accepted. Although this was certainly a factor, I loved the people, as the community reminded me a lot of my tiny high school. Dartmouth allows me to pursue...