Vanderbilt ‘19
B.S., Economics, , Corporate Communications, , Human Development
Freshman at Vanderbilt University and former gap year student from Boston area.
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Hometown Watertown, Massachusetts
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst (Amherst, MA)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
  • Barnard College (New York, NY)
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Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

Applied for a B.S. in Economics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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I am a different person than I was two months ago. Before the summer, even during the summer, I was convinced it wouldn’t happen. I couldn’t understand why, but the program wasn’t “working” on me; I wasn’t having the life-changing experience past fellows had promised. And yet, here I am - I’ve changed. Our summer English assignment had been to create an anthology of three poems that “deserve to be read for as long as...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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At the University of Michigan, everything seems possible. A large school with countless opportunities, divided into smaller schools and communities with personal relationships between students and faculty, Michigan offers all one can ask for from a university. Michigan students are happy. Statistics such as the high retention rate, along with the overpowering school spirit I have seen, show that beyond great sports teams, Michigan is a place that caters to the students in a way that makes them love their...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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I grew up in Watertown, a town that received a lot of attention this past April when the younger of the two marathon bombers was found hiding in my neighbor’s boat. I live in a small town, and I have known many of my friends since age five and most of the two hundred students in my graduating class since middle school. Parents have been friends since childhood, and many are related to one another. We are a town...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
152 Words
At six years old, I opened my first business: Becca’s Best. I sold homemade ice cream, “delivered to your door” and gave any profit to my local library. I even distributed business cards and looked for leasable space. My six-year-old business plan wasn’t advanced enough to last, but at Brown I hope to learn to develop one that is. The Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations concentration combines my interests in math, management, economics, and relationships into one field. Those...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
179 Words
At Brown University, I will learn, practice, and succeed. Brown’s open curriculum will allow me explore my interests, ranging from math to music. The flexibility will also provide me with opportunities to enroll in interesting courses I might not find, or have time to take, elsewhere. The task of designing my own curriculum suits me, as I’ve always known what I want. When I was younger I demonstrated this in my clothing styles. These days, my decisions are...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
208 Words
Last winter, I was selected to join the Tufts Health Plan Foundation Future Philanthropists Initiative. The Foundation had given us $20,000 to allocate to Healthy Aging. Over the course of five months, the sixteen other students and I met weekly to learn about non-profits and different ways to contribute to their success. We heard from several influential philanthropists, non-profit directors, foundation heads, and journalists. Once adequately prepared, we requested and read grant proposals, visited five finalists, and deliberated where to allocate...

General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
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At Vanderbilt, 50% of the freshman class is...

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