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jessie.mcbrayer
jessie.mcbrayer
Northwestern University ‘17
BS, Astronomy and Astrophysics, English

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: Charlotte
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, UNC, NYU, Macalester, McGill, BU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2130
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1480
Highest SAT: 2130
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
Top 25%
Rank
High School Type: Boarding
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: School Theater/Plays
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
604 Words
When I was a kid I was scared of a lot of things, but mostly I was petrified of heights. I have memories of clinging to the railings of lighthouses, of bird- watching platforms, of bridges and cliffs. I would get goose bumps in the heat of a North Carolina summer. I would tremble. This was probably why my mother was surprised when I asked to try parasailing. “Really?” she asked. I shrugged. Why not? Unbeknownst to her, I’d...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
373 Words
I’ve always had a bit of trouble with the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” In kindergarten, I had my heart set on someday becoming a dinosaur, but after the differences between a career and a species were explained to me I’ve remained much less certain. On the one hand, I’ve always been happiest within a story¬– I grew up reading anything I could get my hands on and writing whenever I...







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