College Admissions Info

alyssa776
Georgia Institute of Technology, ‘21
BS, Psychology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm a hardworking, dedicated, and passionate student/dancer/human being.
From: Marietta , Georgia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Accepted At: UGA, Emory, Florida, NYU, GWU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

1370
SAT
30
ACT
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High School Performance

4.50
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Dance, Hospital Volunteer, National Honor Society, Science Club/Team, Spanish Club, Tutoring/Mentoring
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement for GA Tech, UGA, Emory, Florida, NYU, GWU, UNC: Career aspirations, Embracing your heritage, Interest in med/sci/math, Volunteer/public interest work
642 Words
As I glide or hop on the ballroom floor, the dances I create with my body epitomize a story, a message, and a journey. Ballroom dancing serves more as a representation of myself rather than an extracurricular activity. I have transformed any arduous challenge through this creative outlet to form a beautiful piece of expression that completely, yet vulnerably, shows my true self for all to see.  My dance of life is one as a first-generation American. Coming from a...









Supplemental Essay for GA Tech, NYU, GWU: “Why us” school essay
253 Words
The George Washington University, a place of diversity in ideas and interesting individuals, would give me the opportunity to connect with, appreciate, and understand people of different cultures. By taking advantage of the wide scope of study abroad programs ranging from Madrid to England, I will be able to accomplish that awesome feat. GW goes beyond academics and offers such programs to open up its students to new places, new people, and new cultures, and to breed well-informed citizens of...





Supplemental Essay for GA Tech, NYU, GWU: “Why us” school essay
366 Words
NYU, besides being an extremely respectable school, is one of the few universities that will be completely out of my comfort zone (unlike the other colleges that I am considering). However by venturing forth at NYU, I would be able to truly grow regardless of my fear of inching away from the small bubble that my community has been constraining me in since birth. As my ballroom teacher has always asserted throughout my journey of dance, being uncomfortable for just...







Supplemental Essay for GA Tech, NYU, GWU: “Why us” school essay
150 Words
The rigor that Georgia Tech offers is precisely what I desire from my college education because I know that it will make me a well-rounded person who can tackle any pressures with ease and that it will also push me to reach my full potential in my studies. Most of all, I am excited to immerse myself within Georgia Tech’s numerous programs from its internships to its studies abroad that would foster my unpolished skills and let me explore...



Supplemental Essay for UNC: Amusing anecdote
231 Words
From reenacting a scene from The Incredibles to immersing ourselves into the competitive world of Mario Kart, my brother is my constant inspiration in my philosophy of life. Although autism constrains him in his social interactions, we maintain a special, loving relationship in which we can connect with each other beyond any barriers. Oftentimes, I come home from school feeling absolutely stressed and worn out from its high expectations and the mounting pressure that I face daily. Everything changes once...





College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
37 Words
Over the summer, think about which colleges you're interested in applying...





My advice about getting recommenders
27 Words
Ask teachers early on for recommendations before they...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
62 Words
It is important to be involved in something during the summer. I got involved in volunteering at the hospital...





What set me apart from other applicants
163 Words
Most of my applications I finished in September/October. So, I recommend sending applications in early. This means that over the summer, you should write your Common App essays and the short answers for whichever schools you'll be applying to. This way, you'll be less stressed during the school...