College Admissions Info

Eleanor W.
Eleanor W.
Winthrop University, ‘19
BA, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

A student at Winthrop University with a passion for literature, teaching, and macaroni and cheese.
From: Simpsonville , South Carolina
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Liberty, WU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1370
Highest SAT: 1940

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Choir, School Theater/Plays, Debate Club/Team, National Honor Society
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

Living with two African siblings and staying up late to study for a rigorous International Baccalaureate test may sound like they don't have anything in common, but, for me, the two scenarios are tied closely together. In 2009 my family embarked on a life-long journey of adoption; soon, a six year old boy from Ethiopia who suffers from an attachment disorder joined our picture perfect family of four blue eyed children. During the summer of 2010, we adopted a five year old...

Supplemental Essay:
12 Words
Applied for and accepted into the Emerging Leaders program at Winthrop University.

Additional Essay Details:
740 Words
If you’ve ever thought of yourself as a leader, you’ve probably envisioned a tall, sharply dressed version of yourself, somewhere in the near future, with an army of underlings and a voice to call all the shots. Leader personality types make the best CEOs, managers, entrepreneurs, and principals, so why wouldn’t they take every opportunity to let their views be heard above the rest? There is one very important answer to this “why not” question; because forcing...

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
35 Words
Taking a course outside of your major, especially at a Liberal...

What I’d change about my application process
125 Words
I would have kept an open mind all the way up to the end of the application process. About half-way through, I was convinced I was going to one school - a private, Christian college that cost way...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
60 Words
Apply for as many scholarships as you can! There are thousands of great websites out there that find...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
23 Words
Buzzwords like diversity, academic excellence, and a...