College Admissions Info

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, ‘20
BS, Nursing

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hey, I'm Isabelle and I'm a rising freshman at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. I'm relieved to leave high school behind me and excited to start my new journey as a Wolverine. Go Blue!
From: Commerce Township , Michigan
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: MSU, OU, Calvin
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Charity Drive Organizing, National Honor Society, Spanish Club
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College Application Essays

I wrote my Common App personal essay on a problem I'd like to solve: the stigma of mental illness. I explained the issue's relevance in society, its significance in the lives of people close to me, and ways that it could be solved/ways that I could contribute to the cause.

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
20 Words
Why I was drawn to the School of Nursing and the many ways it would fuel my interests and aspirations

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
39 Words
The prompt was to write about a community I belong to and my place within it. I described my place in a community of people with names that do not reflect their ethnic background, but nevertheless have unique backstories.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
32 Words
The prompt was to choose an extracurricular activity and explain why I would be involved in only that one, if I had to be. I chose Interact Club and briefly explained why.

Additional Essay Details:
76 Words
Overall, I made sure to stay away from cliche essay topics. Instead of writing my personal essay about a solely personal problem, I wrote about an ethical issue that is significant not only to me, but to society as a whole. Instead of writing about my place in an ethnic or religious community, I envisioned a different idea of a community. I wanted my essays to appear unique to the admissions officers while still being genuine.

College Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
25 Words
Form a positive relationship with a teacher early...

What I’d change about my application process
78 Words
I wish I was involved in more extracurricular activities relevant to Nursing, such as volunteering in a hospital or other clinical setting or...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
58 Words
Earn and save as much money as you can over the summers, and apply for scholarships. College...

Why I ultimately chose my school
101 Words
I chose the University of Michigan for many reasons. One was the helpful tuition grant that they gave me. Others were the location (Ann Arbor is an amazing college town)...

How to increase chances at my school
127 Words
Have strong grades. B's will not kill you, but don't settle for them. Don't slack off any year, including freshman and senior year. Take classes that interest you and that are relevant to what you might what to...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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The typical Wolverine...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
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It is difficult to say what the most popular activities are because U of...

Post-college plans
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I plan to work as a registered nurse after graduation. I also plan to volunteer...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
46 Words
As a whole, Ann Arbor is quite liberal and diverse, which I love. College...