College Admissions Info

Boston College, ‘18
BA, Communication and Media Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: BC, Penn State, Tulane, Miami, UMD, Syracuse
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1430
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Field Hockey, Golf
Extracurricular Activities: Athletics Organization, National Honor Society, Yearbook
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: One moment that changed you
487 Words
I’m afraid of everything. I’m afraid of the dark. I’m afraid of getting sick. I’m afraid of ghosts in my basement. I’m even afraid to eat my Grandma’s cooking – those expiration dates are there for a reason! Being home alone frightens me because I never know what could happen. A robber could break in. A tree could fall and crash through the roof. The electricity could go out and I could fall down the...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
1 Words

Additional Essay Details:
352 Words
Yes is a three-letter word that has become my trusty guide in life. Yes has allowed me to make the most of every opportunity by opening doors to new experiences. Over the past few years this word has not only become my favorite, it has also become my motto. By transforming into a “yes-woman” I have participated in a variety of activities creating special memories that will last forever. Whether it is an invitation to play a round of golf...

College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
16 Words
Send in an updated resume...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
64 Words
Go to your interview before you go on the campus tour because then you go in having more questions...

How I chose schools to apply to
55 Words
I talked to my college guidance advisor and said what I was looking for. After visiting a...

How to increase chances at my school
96 Words
The Common App only lets you put 10 activities on your application in the resume section. If you are like me you have more than 10 activities. I would recommend sending...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
53 Words
I went on service trips in different countries to show not only what causes I am...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
32 Words
I plan to continue my passion for volunteering with the...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
49 Words
Finding a school that was bigger than my high school was important along with a...

What set me apart from other applicants
87 Words
I gave the admission office everything I had. A full resume, extra letters, letter of interest, as well as well written essays where I wasn't afraid...

Why I declined other schools
66 Words
The schools I got into were either too far or I couldn't see myself fitting into the culture of the...

Why I ultimately chose my school
99 Words
I did not want to go to my college at all when I got accepted because for years my mom told me how much I would love it there. But...