College Admissions Info

MaeganM
MaeganM
Drexel University ‘19
BA, History

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Sophormore History Major
From: Whittier , California
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic, Native American, White Non-Hispanic
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Hofstra, Drexel, St. John's, American, UVA
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

1630
SAT
29
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1180
Highest SAT: 1630
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High School Performance

4.30
GPA
Top 1%
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High School Type: Religious
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: French Club, Academic Decathlon, Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Achievement (MESA), National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

482 Words
When people used to ask me why I don’t speak Spanish, I couldn’t answer. Because of my last name and the color of my skin, they assumed I spoke Spanish. When questioned I felt guilty for being a Mexican-American and not knowing the language or celebrating the culture. As I matured more, I let go of the guilt and I embraced being “American.” My ancestors may have been from Mexico and Spain but I also have ancestors that...







Supplemental Essay: Using a metaphor
159 Words
An Autobiography of the Letter M: Pronounced as “em”, M is the thirteenth letter in the English alphabet, coming after the letter L but before the letter N. No matter big or small, rounded or pointed, no matter what language either, M maintains its shape. With words beginning with M ranging from two letters to twenty-one letters, M is used for a multitude of things. M is used for me, literally. As the first letter of my first and last...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
276 Words
My freshman honors literature class was required to read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The book at the time confused me and was not a book I particularly enjoyed. During sophomore and junior year, I forgot about the book. I forgot I read it, forgot about the papers I wrote about it, and forgot the book existed. However, the summer after my junior year, I had the opportunity to go to a leadership and citizenship seminar at Pepperdine University for...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
177 Words
When I was little, I thought of college as more years of school. Grades 13-14, so to speak.  But as I grew up and went through school, I realized that college was more than that. I learned that I love history, that I am intrigued by psychology, that religion sparks interest in me. I agree with Mr. Wayland, that I should be free to study what I chose, all that I chose, and nothing but what I chose. I want...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
103 Words
Describe home: A white “popcorn” painted apartment building with a large willow tree in the front that I loved, was my childhood home. The lawn had no fence, just a cement border. When the tree became sick, it unfortunately was removed. That marked the end of my childhood. Now that apartment, the one I have lived in my entire life, is sky blue. The lawn has a wrought iron fence with scroll designs. The willow tree is two palm trees. ...



College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
11 Words
take advantage of...





Why I ultimately chose my school
3 Words
location,...





My advice about getting recommenders
12 Words
be friendly. your teachers...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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engineers, stem...





What I’d change about my application process
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I would have taken more time...