College Admissions Info

Northwestern University, ‘17
BA, Film, Video, and Photography, History

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm studying Radio/TV/Film and History at Northwestern!
From: Shaker Heights
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, WashU, Tufts, Wellesley, Barnard
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2260
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Rowing (Crew)
Extracurricular Activities: Green Club, Junior Classical League / Latin Club, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Marching Band, School Band, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
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College Application Essays

Other people track their growth through trends of clothes or the progression of their artwork from macaroni mosaics to landscapes and portraits. I track mine through Shakespeare plays with Lori. I can’t remember the first play we saw together—maybe it was Love’s Labour’s Lost. I was in the 5th grade and as we sat in the comfortable theater seats, I understood not a word and I struggled to stay awake. At the time, I vaguely remembered...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
132 Words
It would have been easy to give in to my natural timidity and let the boys of the drum line continue to torment me. Primarily cocky and obnoxious males, the drummers picked on me, the tiny girl who was miraculously selected for the male upperclassmen dominated snare-drum line. However, they taught me a crucial lesson: to stand up for myself. This was a new idea for a shy girl, formerly content to slip under the radar. In a community that...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
168 Words
Though I first admired Jane Goodall because she played with monkeys for a living, she soon became my inspiration and role model. Her book, In the Shadow of Man, played a major role in sparking my interest in animal behavior and advocacy. I idolize Goodall for her passion, curiosity, and commitment to seeking answers in her field. Beyond the beliefs I know we share, such as vegetarianism, there are certain issues about which I am eager to learn her position,...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
161 Words
Playing percussion is not an easy job. Unlike a clarinetist or a flautist who can fade into their section or fake a difficult part, percussionists are constantly exposed. We have conspicuous parts, often solos, though they may be simply one crash of the cymbals or a triangle trill. Percussionists can’t get away with anything. We need to know our parts from the first rehearsal, lest the director point out mistakes in the “very important timpani part.” These blunders lead...

College Admissions Advice

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
100 Words
I found it very useful to reach out to professors in my areas of interest, either through email or in person, or in several cases, both. Not only did this...

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
70 Words
When I was wait listed at a school, I happened to be in that city and arranged for an interview. Although...

Why I ultimately chose my school
104 Words
It was the best balance of everything I wanted in a school. It is not too small and not too big; it is not in the middle of a big city,...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
195 Words
Do something that you're truly excited about. The summer after my freshman year, I did what I thought I was "supposed to do" in order to get into college, and I went to a pre-college program where I took a history class. It was an interesting class, but the program in general was fairly miserable for me. So the...