College Admissions Info

University of Virginia, ‘19
BS, Physical Therapy

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a first year Kinesiology major at the University of Virginia.
From: Alexandria , Virginia
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: No
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: JMU, Penn State, USC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1320
Highest SAT: 1860
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Key Club, National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

The pool has been my second home since I was four years old. I come from a family of swimmers, and my summers have always consisted of constant swim practices, hanging around the pool, or visiting swimming friends. As I grew up, swimming became less of a hobby and more of an elite sport. By the time I was 12, I was swimming six days a week for two different teams. As I was entering high school, I began practicing for...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
274 Words
COAS Supplement: Daniel Gilbert gave a TED Talk in February 2004 about the science of happiness. Gilbert discusses the brain's ability to simulate experiences in order to make decisions. This simulator allows the brain to have a psychological immune system, which helps people cope with adversity. Knowing that I have this said immune system allows me to take a moment to analyze a situation instead of automatically being negative when something goes wrong; instead, I try to see the silver lining...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
234 Words
Flash Seminar: Many advanced placement and college level English classes involve reading classic literature. Although these novels contain many important themes, they often cannot capture the attention and excitement of many young students. My Flash Seminar would focus on the importance of reading, even if it doesn't involve reading novels such as Moby Dick or Pride and Prejudice. Reading young adult fiction by authors such as David Levithan, Sarah Dessen, and Deb Caletti is my guilty pleasure, along with many...

Additional Essay Details:
43 Words
These were the three essays I originally submitted to UVa. The common app, the choice supplement and the college of arts and sciences supplement. I ended up applying to the Curry School so my common app ended up being my Curry School supplement.

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
57 Words
Do not apply to too many schools. It is a waste of time, effort, and money. Try...

What set me apart from other applicants
32 Words
I think despite not having the highest test scores I...