College Admissions Info

Pennsylvania State University - University Park, ‘19
BA, Advertising

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Outgoing, involved in everything, upper/middle type of student.
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Sibling
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Penn State, UMass, UDel, URI, Syracuse
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1230
Highest SAT: 1720
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball, Softball
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council / Government, Church, Broadcast Journalism / Media / Television, Boy/Girl Scouts
How Spent Summers:
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College Application Essays

"Congrats, Shannon! I voted for you!" The words of a familiar faced freshman girl broke through the nervous thoughts racing around my mind. I reacted by politely thanking her before fully grasping what her words meant. As I continued walking down the 900 Hallway, congratulations and high fives met my steps. I hadn’t realized that during those congratulatory minutes, my body had relaxed into the realization of what this all meant before my mind had: I had been elected Vice...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
36 Words
I wrote about a place where I feel most content. I strayed away from the typical ones like "Grandma's House" or "The Beach" and wrote about a little luncheonette place I go to on Sunday mornings.

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
35 Words
Penn State not only has an unrivaled football team, but also...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
33 Words
Honestly, everything an admissions counselor is going to tell you...

How to increase chances at my school
139 Words
I wanted to either go to Syracuse or Penn State. For Syracuse, I wanted to go into the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, but I knew it was going to be hard. So I applied ED with Newhouse as my first...

Why I declined other schools
6 Words
I got...

How I chose schools to apply to
38 Words
Go on visits to all different types of schools. Big, small,...