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Grinnell College, ‘14
BA, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am currently a student in an MD/PhD joint program at the University of Illinois-Chicago. My undergraduate institution was Grinnell College, to which I applied early decision.
From: Lincoln
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Grinnell
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Greek, Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1500
Highest SAT: 2160
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball, Cross Country
Extracurricular Activities: School Jazz / Orchestra, Debate Club/Team, Student Council / Government, Political Campaign, French Club
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College Application Essays

In Greece they say “Η περιέργεια είναι η αρχή της σοφίας”, curiosity is the beginning of knowledge. I sat inside the elementary building with Ardelle drawing a diagram of the pistils and stamens in a flower. Our teacher quietly called the two of us to the door and hurriedly told us to follow. As we neared the woods, a small rat was lifelessly sprawled across the path. Looking back, the dissection of a deceased, and probably diseased, rodent was decidedly not the best idea to present two...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
383 Words
Please share with us how you first learned about Grinnell College: In 1969, my 11-year-old father left Anthiro, a secluded village in the Greek Pindus Mountains where radios were still foreign, the cafe held the communal phone, and a singular truck arrived biweekly to deliver goods. He was put onto a bus headed to Thessaloniki, Greece where he tested into Anatolia College and the plethora of opportunities which it presented. Anatolia was originally founded in Turkey by American Congregationalists but in...

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