College Admissions Info

Northwestern University, ‘17
BS, Advertising, Mass Communication, Marketing, Film and Video Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a current sophomore at Northwestern pursuing a career in marketing and communications.
From: Chicago , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American, Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: Illinois, Missouri, Loyola U Chicago, Northwestern, NYU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1350
Highest SAT: 1900
Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

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Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Boy/Girl Scouts, Community Cleanup / Service
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College Application Essays

Pots and pans rattle on the stove while Telemundo blares in the background – an average afternoon in my Abuelita’s kitchen. Some of my fondest childhood memories took place in that kitchen on Commercial Street in Southeast Chicago. I remember making tortillas by hand and cooking arroz con frijoles with my Abuelita’s help. I remember crossing the street to the corner store to buy her daily lottery ticket, and running back as she called out to me, “¡Vamanos!” But...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
487 Words
Journalism is a passion of mine. I can’t imagine my life without it. From my humble beginnings as a high school newspaper reporter to the first time I walked into my job at Tribune Tower, I knew that it was my calling. That isn’t to say that I wasn’t pulled into it kicking and screaming. I never thought I would be interested in journalism. Hell, I was never that into the news until I got into high...

Additional Essay Details:
353 Words
At the time that I applied to Northwestern, I was almost certain that I wasn't going to be accepted. It was my dream school, no doubt about it. The school fit all of my criteria: proximity, program, and prestige. I had dreamed about the school since I was that little girl that wanted to be a veterinarian. I couldn't handle that dream being crushed, which I was sure was going to happen because of my (what I considered to be)...

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
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I chose the universities I applied to based on three main criteria: proximity, programs, and prestige. I applied to local schools because I knew that as an only child that had never spent much time away from home, I would probably be best off with safety schools...