College Admissions Info

College of the Holy Cross, ‘18
BS, Visual Arts

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

College of the Holy Cross Class of 2018; Division 1 varsity rowing; Biology Major
From: Barnstable , Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 7 schools
Accepted At: Holy Cross, WPI, RPI, Pepperdine, San Diego, UMass, UVM
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1420
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball , Track & Field, Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, National Honor Society, Hospital Volunteer, School Jazz / Orchestra, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, Nursing Home Volunteer, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: One moment that changed you
71 Words
I wrote about an experience at Boston Children's Hospital in which I interacted with a patient in the NICU that had no family and was spanish speaking yet being spoken to in spanish. I told the child stories in spanish and watched as they transformed with heart rate returning to stability. The child became more calm and stopped crying showing me the need for personalized care in the health care system.

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
13 Words
Talked about how the specifics of the school applied to my academic interests.

Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
17 Words
Used my rainboots as a metaphor for many life experiences and my love of nature and exploration.

Additional Essay Details:
32 Words
Primary essay allowed me to show career interest, community involvement and moral values, while my supplemental essays helped to direct interest of specific schools as well as show other interests I have.

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
6 Words
Student government,...

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
81 Words
Rowing (Div 1 varsity team): I've always been an athlete throughout high school and wanted to continue competing because it keeps balance in my life...

What I’d change about my application process
37 Words
I would not have applied to as many schools and I...

Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
51 Words
Contacting professors at schools in subjects of interest can help you to see if the...

My favorite course thus far, and why
37 Words
Intro to Psychology: I had an amazing professor who was extremely...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
32 Words
I have both loans and many scholarships, take advantage of...