College Admissions Info

lemongirl
‘19
BS,

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • 9 supplemental essays
  • 11 advice topics

Student Background

Hoping to help others through this stressful process!
From: Boca Raton , Florida
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: Columbia, Barnard, NYU, Miami, Washington
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Arabic, French

Test Scores

34
ACT
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High School Performance

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

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Tennis
Extracurricular Activities: American Heart Association, French Club, Community Cleanup / Service, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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College Application Essays

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
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Yes, but only until like the 3rd week of December when a friend suggested the counselor to me. She was amazing and helped me brush up on my essays/perfect it....





My advice about getting recommenders
77 Words
I chose two teachers that had nothing to do with my major (I am a science major, and I chose my history teacher...





How I chose schools to apply to
103 Words
Every school I applied to had a specific program or aspect of it that made me super interested in that particular school. Make sure to do your research before you apply,...





What set me apart from other applicants
48 Words
I am passionate, diverse, and bilangual. I get good grades, but I have an...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Find opportunities that apply to your interests in...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Research the school as much as possible and find the special aspects of the school that apply...





What I’d change about my application process
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Honestly, I was way too stressed and nervous about the process.... wish I was more...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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I only had two interviews out of the nine schools I applied to, and one was with Columbia! Getting an interview with an ivy league is totally random and kind of rare (most of my friends did not get an interview with...





How to increase chances at my school
122 Words
This is going to sound cheesy (I know) but just BE YOURSELF. Find your little niche and let the passion come through. That's the only way it will be natural. Don't spend your 4 years of high school...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
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In terms of location, it's NYC. No further explanation required. :D In terms of...





Why I declined other schools
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I knew from the start that Columbia was where I was meant to be. However, I found out late (in November of my senior year). When I visited NYC for a few days during Thanksgiving, I decided to visit the Columbia Campus to see a friend. I set foot on the campus, and I just randomly started crying! For the first time in the entire college process, I was overcome with emotions. I finally got that "feeling" that other kids talked about when they spoke of...