College Admissions Info

marisa_elle
marisa_elle
Johns Hopkins University ‘18
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a sophomore PoliSci major with Marketing and History minors.
From: Orange , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Johns Hopkins, GWU, NYU, Northeastern, Ohio State, Fordham, Georgetown, Duke
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

33
ACT
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

How Spent Summers:
Work:

College Application Essays

A bell jingles softly as I step into my sanctuary. I pause for a moment and inhale the comforting redolence of paper, leather, glue, and ink. Walking towards the Teen section, I brush my hand against the row of covered spines full of worn, dog-eared pages. The black-inked words peel off the pages and cloud around me. “A person is a person, no matter how small.” “I will never, not ever eat a tomato.” “A bear, however hard he tries,...



Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
536 Words
Most days after school I hit Fitness19 or head straight home to my bedroom to work on laborious calculus problems; however, Mondays are different. Every Monday I race home from school excited to head to the CHOCuatorium where I host Turtle Talk. Turtle Talk is an interactive show that the Children’s Hospital of Orange County produces in conjunction with Disney. Crush, the sea turtle from the movie Finding Nemo, comes to virtually talk with the children. Here’s a...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
90 Words
The world is your oyster. The sky’s the limit. You have the world at your fingertips. These are all just generalized clichés that are often thrown about on a whim, but they all also might just become a reality for an undergraduate studying at Johns Hopkins. I am an inquisitive explorer, always questioning the unknown, following my curiosity. JHU is the institution of higher learning where I can pursue all my academic interests to the fullest extent be...



College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
12 Words
Studious, intellectual, curious, and...





What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
36 Words
Hopkins, unfortunately, favors science-y majors. The school has been working to...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
56 Words
Yes, I did. However, they are really more helpful when it comes to the financial stuff. Let...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
49 Words
Internships and part-time work. Internships will help you figure out what you actually want to...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
35 Words
Johns Hopkins has this whole "Embrace the 'S' campaign." If you...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
108 Words
I love to be over-involved - who needs free time, anyways? I am VP of Advocates for Autism, which is a cause I am passionate about. I am a DJ with our...