Jaryn
Jaryn,
Dartmouth ‘18
B.A., Economics, , Political Science and Government
I wrote my college essay about awkward dancing; it ended up being one of the UChicago admissions officer's favorites!
Features Included
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Essays
6
Schools
15
Scores
11
Advice
6
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Houston, Texas
GenderFemale
EthnicityAsian
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Mandarin

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
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Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

Applied for a B.A. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
683 Words
Creative personal story
I consider myself an awkward dancer. Awkward dancing doesn’t always mean bad dancing – even Anna Pavlova would be awkward performing an arabesque in certain contexts. Like at a debate tournament with no specific reason to dance. You can imagine the kinds of looks I get when I do it. Last year, I started a trend on my debate team of dancing at tournaments. The only rules are that 1) you must dance where people can see you and 2) no excuses...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
330 Words
I have days when I’ll spend hours at a time learning about a random topic – reading articles on the history of Cyprus, for example, or listening to an online lecture on causal reasoning. It’s as though Csikszentmihalyi's concept of “flow” (which I’ve also researched) will take over and I become fully immersed in learning. Although I have specific areas of interest for my future career goals, I enjoy enriching my knowledge of many different subjects. In school,...
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General Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
49 Words
No, I didn't use a private admissions counselor; I didn't think it was necessary. There...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
118 Words
For the standard alumni interview, just treat it like a conversation you're having with an alumni! They'll ask you questions about yourself, such as why you're interested in the college, extracurricular activities, recent books you've...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
82 Words
Your school counselor, the company your parent(s) work for, an organization that you're in, Google, books -- all great places to start looking. Keep...
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How I chose schools to apply to
67 Words
Honestly, I recommend applying to as many schools are you think you'd be interested in. A lot of similar schools...
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How to increase chances at my school
77 Words
For any school -- don't try too hard to sound intellectual and impressive; admissions officers can tell. For example, sometimes applications will have...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
81 Words
You should always be aiming to do something productive during your summers, like internships, projects, working, or volunteering. Not many high school students do...
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What I like about my school’s location and culture
45 Words
Dartmouth is known for being isolated and cold, which I wasn't initially keen on,...
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What I’d change about my application process
22 Words
I actually procrastinated quite a bit. Don't...
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What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
91 Words
Dartmouth is most unique due to its D-Plan (allows you to take terms off of your choice, so for example you could stay on campus one summer...
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What set me apart from other applicants
31 Words
My essay was quirky (I wrote about awkward dancing...
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My advice about getting recommenders
88 Words
I got letters of rec from my junior year AP English and AP Calculus teachers. Both of them knew me well and particularly liked me. When...
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High School Performance

Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
35
 
ACT Score Details
 
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2210
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1520
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details12 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesAcademic Decathlon, Model Congress / Model UN, Debate Club/Team, School Choir, National Honor Society, Community Cleanup / Service
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

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