College Admissions Info

elanaross2017
elanaross2017
Northwestern University, ‘17
Political Science and Government, Broadcast Journalism

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a college sophomore, studying political science and journalism.
From: Pacific Palisades
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No, Both Parents
Admission: Regular Decision, Early Decision
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, UCSD, Lehigh, GWU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2060
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1440
Highest SAT: 2060
Other SAT Scores:
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Tutoring/Mentoring, Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Charity Drive Organizing
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Career aspirations, Work experience
498 Words
While the battle for the remote is an epic one in our home, one night each year, there is no debate. For my sister, it has always meant storming out of the room, ears steaming. But I would sit right in front of the television, eyes glued to the screen. The State of the Union Address would become the center of my world, accompanied by my parents’ running commentary. At only five, I was hooked. I happily grew into the...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
319 Words
In fourth grade, I found myself in trouble for the first time, “benched” for petitioning “More trees, less Bush” during recess. Molded by my family’s political advocacy, it was no surprise that I was so captivated by the world of government. My passion for politics quickly turned into all out zeal, and by Election Night, 2008, my mind was made up; I needed to be a politician, and I needed to go to Georgetown University. By senior year, I was...





College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
21 Words
Come prepared with questions! Know a...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
10 Words
Professional. Don't just...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
5 Words
Dance Marathon,...





Post-college plans
2 Words
Law...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
13 Words
Choose a specific program...