College Admissions Info

Northwestern University, ‘15
BA, Economics, Pre-Medicine Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm an Econ/premed at Northwestern, hoping to get into med school straight out of undergrad. I've been involved in a few things in college, but I'm most passionate about the research and service activities I've done.
From: Glenview , Illinois
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, UChicago, Illinois, Notre Dame
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Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2240
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: Chess, Church, Debate Club/Team, Hospital Volunteer, Improv club/team, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Science Club/Team, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
616 Words
X is not only the letter before Y in the English alphabet. X does not merely begin very few English words. X is not merely the quantity Y minus B divided by M. X is truth, and X is meaning. X is what I stand for, what I believe in. X is destiny, and X is purpose. X is what I am and what I aspire to become. How do I go about exploring and discovering X? I study hard...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
221 Words
I was invited to interview at a Starbucks location near my house for admission into Duke. Since I had never interviewed for anything before—whether it be admission into a program, landing a job, or for some news story—I wasn’t really sure what to expect initially. I wore a clean, pressed, light colored button-down Oxford shirt, black slacks, and recently shined shoes. My interviewer,...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
402 Words
I’ve been involved in quite a few things in college (some more deeply than others), as my interests have a decently broad range. I have tutored kids age 5-18 in math for a couple years now once or twice a week, depending on my college schedule. Since I get to work with kids and to help someone improve in something I am both passionate about and find great importance in, this has been a very rewarding experience for me. I also play a variety of intramural sports, from flag football to soccer. These are an incredible way to take...

Post-college plans
194 Words
As my username indicates, school will dominate my life in the near future. I applied to medical schools throughout the country this past summer and am hoping to land a few interviews and eventually, acceptance letters. I hope to pursue a dual MD/MBA degree, as my Economics major and several experiences while volunteering at hospitals and shadowing...

What I’d change about my application process
265 Words
The quarter system is highly overrated. Schools (such as Northwestern) will laud its “versatility” in allowing students to take an impressive variety of classes. However, its cons far outweigh its pros (well, pro). Schools on the quarter system typically begin and end classes far later than those on the semester system. This leads to two things: sitting around with no one to hang out with for several weeks before classes start, and being several weeks late to the internship/job...