College Admissions Info

College of William and Mary, ‘16
BA, History

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Junior, History major looking for a career in Undergraduate Admissions after graduation!
From: Danville , Virginia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Transfer
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: UVA, VA Tech, William & Mary
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: German

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1340
Highest SAT: 1890
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High School Performance

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

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College Application Essays

Throughout my life, I have cultivated an overwhelming passion for history. It began with my father who was a history major himself during his college years. He took me to Civil War reenactments up and down the East Coast every chance he got. No matter where we were, he had a historical fact to enlighten me about everything from the Main Street Bowling Alley to the farmer across the road that grew the same kind of corn meal the original...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
309 Words
After spending my freshman year at the College of Charleston, I’ve learned a great deal about what I’m looking for in a potential college that I didn’t quite have figured out during my senior year of high school. I hope to enroll in the fall in a school that has a stronger, more beneficial history program that fits my interests, and a greater diversity of opportunities to offer. As a history major that intends to continue on...

Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
718 Words
According to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.” The problem is that as I stare at the blankness of this paper I find myself at a loss for those essential, expressive words that will let you know the contents of my mind. What I am feeling is what I’m sure surges through every college applicant’s mind sometime during this process in our lives. How do I...

College Admissions Advice

How to increase chances at my school
129 Words
Write a unique essay and send in any and all additional content you can think of that might let them know more about you. While W&M does use a holistic approach, test scores and grades are still extremely...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
26 Words
Alpha Chi Omega social sorority, Tribe Ambassador, Wizards...

Post-college plans
10 Words
To work in...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
100 Words
William and Mary has an extremely close-knit, diverse community. People genuinely want you to feel welcome and get to know you personally and what unique experiences you bring to the...

What set me apart from other applicants
62 Words
I applied early decision and was deferred, then denied. What set me apart was reopening my original application as...

My advice about getting recommenders
122 Words
My recommendation letters were written by two of my high school teachers. One of which I had English with for two years, and my main one which I had had English with for a year and then 3...

Why I ultimately chose my school
72 Words
W&M has an amazing community, as I've already discussed above, but they also have a reputation for excellence in academics and...