niagallo88
niagallo88,
Pitzer ‘18
B.A., Political Science and Government
My name is Estefania "Nia" Gallo. I am majoring in Political Science, and I am really passionate about social justice and the politics pedagogy.
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Essays
6
Schools
11
Scores
5
Advice
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ECs
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Sports

Background

Hometown Los Angeles, California
GenderFemale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Pitzer College (Claremont, CA)
  • Smith College (Northampton, MA)
  • California State University - Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
  • San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
  • Scripps College (Claremont, CA)
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Pitzer College (Claremont, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Political Science and Government

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

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Personal Statement
609 Words
One moment that changed you
The strong gust of wind blew my hair into my face. I was never quite sure if that air came from the train’s arrival or the loud sigh of relief coming from the people next to me. The screeching sound of metal against metal made my teeth clench, but there it was-- the Metro Blue Line heading to Los Angeles. We rushed into the small, grey cabin to find a seat. I pulled out my crumpled-up map of Los...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
520 Words
I fell in love with Reed College on a toilet. This is more symbolic than it seems; bathrooms have become my rite of passage for the last two years due to my weird intestinal disease. My first “Reed-ers Digest” began when I found a Reed magazine in a bathroom. I had heard about it before, but there was something intriguing about the magazine. While reading, I kept encountering the words “genuine skeptics”. As someone who has gotten in trouble for...
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Additional Essay Details
60 Words
Don't feel pressured to write about a "traumatic" experience or some experience that makes you unique. The strongest essays are ones that make mundane and simple things beautiful. Talk about something that is meaningful to you. No matter how cliche. This will show colleges what you value, your level of maturity, and your insight into the world you live in.
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General Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
284 Words
Don't go for prestige, you are more likely to get rejected if that is your sole purpose for applying to a college. You need to find a good fit. What does good fit mean? Ask yourself a series of questions. What do I want out of college? Do I want to pursue a topic of interest, or do I just want a career? Do I prefer small classes where professors know my name, or am I okay with just blending in with the crowd? Does...
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How to increase chances at my school
107 Words
Don't go for prestige, you are more likely to get rejected if that is your sole purpose for applying to a college. You need to find a good fit. Visit the college....
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Why I declined other schools
66 Words
I did a very good job of choosing schools that fit my preferences. Any school I decided to go to...
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Why I ultimately chose my school
23 Words
I chose my college, because I agreed...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
46 Words
Treat an interview like a conversation. Don't list your extracurriculars and awards. More so,...
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High School Performance

Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
28
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
1800
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1290
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Application Additional Materials

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