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Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am a first year at the New School and currently undeclared.
From: Merrick , New York
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: UC Riverside, SUNY Albany
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Bengali

Test Scores

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

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High School Type: International
Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved
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Extracurriculars & Awards

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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Story central to identity
437 Words
As I kid, I could blend into the walls. I’ve been reading for as long as I remember and some of my earliest memories are of my father trotting me out in front of friends and relatives and having me read long and complex words flawlessly (for my age anyway). Now, I wouldn’t say that I was smarter than other kids my own age – in fact, you could argue the opposite. I read story books so much that...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
254 Words
Your About page says that ‘Forward-thinking educators founded The New School in 1919 to defy the intellectual constraints of traditional college education.’ Cue instant fascination. I needed to know more about what constituted a ‘traditional college education’ and how the New School challenged it so I clicked on the Mission Statement and an hour later I look up blearily from my computer, vibrating with excitement over the existence of The New School. It’s a bit difficult to explain why I...

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College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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My favorite course thus far, and why
32 Words
Writing the Essay. It's required for all first years and...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Creative, intelligent,...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
13 Words
The sheer amount of...

How to approach transferring schools
15 Words
The website is incredibly helpful...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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No, I had to figure...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
15 Words
A non profit organization usually...

What set me apart from other applicants
8 Words
My background,...

Why I declined other schools
29 Words
This school was best suited for somebody like me,...

Why I ultimately chose my school
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How I chose schools to apply to
14 Words
I chose liberal arts...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
21 Words
It's located in the heart of...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
68 Words
I received scholarships because my school automaticaaly considers every applicant for one. I didn't have to apply. I did take...

How to increase chances at my school
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Write a fantastic essay....

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Look up the...

My advice about getting recommenders
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Get teachers who know...