College Admissions Info

Northwestern University, ‘16
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Economics major at Northwestern University, Class of 2016
From: Brentwood , Tennessee
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

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High School Performance

Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis, Soccer
Extracurricular Activities: Church, National Honor Society, Student Council / Government, Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Role model/inspiration
108 Words
I grew up in Gaborone, Botswana. My parents are both infectious disease MD's and worked extensively with local clinics and hospitals on HIV/AIDS research. My personal statement reflected on the experiences of one particular AIDS infected patient of theirs who became incredibly close with our family, and who displayed tremendous courage in publicly announcing their positive HIV status despite the negative social connotations such a decision would leave in its wake. In summary, the statement was one that followed...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
3 Words
"Why Northwestern University"

Additional Essay Details:
125 Words
With any "Why us" essay, it's important that you pick 2 or 3 central aspects of a school, and go in depth on them. Don't try to fit every detail of why you like a school into 2 sheets of paper, and sacrifice quality for volume. My defining traits that made NU stick out to me were it's strength of athletic conference (Big Ten sports, and all the excitement that comes with it) coupled with their academic reputation. Other topics I touched on...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
17 Words
Size of student body first....