College Admissions Info

Vanderbilt University ‘18
BS, Molecular Biology, Pre-Medicine Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I grew up in New York City, Bronx and Brooklyn to be exact. I went to pretty big public schools and once you find a supportive yet motivating group of friends, teachers, advisors, and counselors to complement your family, life becomes a whole lot better!
From: Brooklyn , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Prefer Not to Share
Legacy: No
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Baruch, Binghamton, Brooklyn College, Hunter, Macaulay Honors, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, UPenn, Brown, Cornell, SUNY Buffalo, Rice, Vanderbilt, NYU, Columbia
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Highest SAT: 2130
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Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

Top 1%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: March of Dimes, Student Activities Committee, Student Council / Government, American Cancer Society
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

My home is not a place to sleep. It doesn’t have any bedrooms, or closets, or even a stove. Those things do not matter since my home is not a traditional house. My home is a medical clinic but who would want those things in a medical clinic anyway? Ten years ago, my dad decided to follow his dream and open his own medical clinic practice. I watched my parents invest themselves into the office, or “Rockaway,” as our...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
582 Words
Walking down the hallway painted with a soft yellow hue, I see a row of men, staring through a window. Their eyes are glued to the screen, watching intently at the precious newborns. The love for their new flesh cannot be contained -- it transcends the glass, wrapping the babies in emotional warmth. It could not have been more than an hour before I helped the babies into this world and their fathers are already keeping post, watching over. I...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
137 Words
Tell us where you have lived - and for how long - since you were born; whether you've always lived in the same place, or perhaps in a variety of places. (100 word limit) Whenever I’m asked to say where I’m from, I always say New York City. I'm pretty sure the image of skyscrapers and Broadway pops into everyone's mind. When I correct myself and say Brooklyn to be more specific, I'm sure everyone thinks of the Barclay's...

Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
233 Words
Spending the last four years of my life in such a school that housed over five thousand kids who believe in different customs, who hold different beliefs, and who support each other, I've learned how to grow in an environment where knowledge is always bursting at its seams. Hearing about different foods being cooked at home or interesting traditions makes me a more openminded individual. With over five thousand individuals in one place, each and everyday has been a learning...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
194 Words
Optional - For First-Year Arts & Sciences Applicants Only) If you are applying to Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, please discuss why you consider Duke a good match for you. Is there something particular about Duke that attracts you? (Please limit your response to no more than 150 words.) Getting my lab results back, I stared at the bold number next to the title "A1C" on the colorful single sheet paper. I handed my mother the paper and slowly backed...

College Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
97 Words
Scavenge the internet looking for scholarships. I spent hours upon hours looking for them, applying to them, and even mailing them. Start with the school you are interested in first. Schools like Vanderbilt have so many scholarships, a couple are even completely based on merit and volunteer service. Some schools have their own scholarships and grants that you have to...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
65 Words
I've edited tons of my friends' essays and one thing I've always told them was be specific! Write about something so unique to the college. It shows the school that you aren't just interested in applying because of their name. Once you find that special quality, show how that will enhance your experience at said college and how that will...

My advice about getting recommenders
65 Words
Get to know your teachers and your guidance counselor. Open up to them. Tell them about your life inside of school, outside of school, your deepest fears, and your greatest aspirations. Not only will your teachers and guidance counselor see how well you excel in the classroom, but also they'll know how much effort you put into every commitment while...

Why I declined other schools
143 Words
Honestly, this entire college process is a money making affair. So I chose the school that gave me the best deal and that was Vanderbilt University. They gave me a full tuition merit scholarship and how can anyone say no to a good school and a good scholarship like that? Other schools like Rice University tried to lure me to...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
109 Words
Come prepared. Remember a few details about the school that correlate to your prospective future. I remember during my Penn interview, I talked about the Molecular Sciences Program and my interviewer instantly jibed with me on it. In almost all interviews, I was true to who I was. Of course, I was a little nervous when I first started being...