syd414
syd414,
Northeastern ‘18
B.S., Civil Engineering
Northeastern University, CIVE Undergrad & Triathlete
Features Included
3
Essays
9
Schools
12
Scores
15
Advice
2
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown Boston, Massachusetts
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionEarly Action
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst (Amherst, MA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Northeastern University (Boston, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Civil Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Personal Statement
622 Words
Transition to adulthood
There was blood, everywhere. When I initially joined the staff at Hale Reservation's North Beach as a lifeguard and swim instructor, I was under the impression that I would simply teach children from the inner city how to swim freestyle properly, tread water, and float on their backs. This was not an accurate description of my summer job during the summer of 2013. Lifeguarding is often viewed as an easy job for teenagers whose only goals fro the summer are to...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
19 Words
I wrote about how important co-op would be in determining what student and career paths were right for me.
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Additional Essay Details
24 Words
I expressed a strong sense of understanding of what the co-op program was, and how experiential learning would be pivotal in my undergraduate career.
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General Admissions Advice

Why I declined other schools
27 Words
Northeastern often gives promising students academic scholarships if...
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What I’d change about my application process
7 Words
I'd have...
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Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
18 Words
I was automatically considered for...
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My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
42 Words
I am on the Triathlon Team. It's one of the most hardworking club...
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Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
20 Words
Intramural sports are pretty popular, as...
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My favorite course thus far, and why
62 Words
So far my favorite course has been an honors class, Drugs: Global Implications. Although it is not part of...
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What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
19 Words
I'd put more focus on ending...
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Hardworking, diverse,...
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What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
15 Words
There are a lot of...
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How to approach transferring schools
14 Words
Express interest in the...
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Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
41 Words
My counselor was simply my academic adviser from high school. She told...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
46 Words
I interviewed with Holy Cross, Vanderbilt, Stanford, Harvard, and Yale. They were all pleasant...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
81 Words
Volunteer! Don't just do it to get something for a resume or application, find a way to offer your time doing something you enjoy....
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What set me apart from other applicants
21 Words
My application essay was focused on...
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Post-college plans
12 Words
I plan on attending...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.2
 
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeReligious
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2100
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1470
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSwimming/Diving, Lacrosse, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesNational Honor Society, Spanish Club
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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