College Admissions Info

Rebecca Rimsky
Johns Hopkins University, ‘15
BA,

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Accepted At: JHU, Binghamton
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2150
SAT
Converted SAT Score: 1490
Highest SAT: 2150
Other SAT Scores:
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High School Performance

3.80
GPA
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Tennis, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Model Congress / Model UN, Disaster relief
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Reaching a goal
533 Words
Playing Chopin’s Raindrop Waltz in B Minor, I am engulfed by the beauty of each chord, the eccentric mixture of sharps and flats. Excitement runs throughout my body as I near crescendos, ending in the highest F, and decrescendos, dipping down to the lowest B. This polished piece has taken me on a long, arduous journey over the past six months. When I began, I was unable to fathom the intricacy and determination that The Waltz demanded of its...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
533 Words
Playing Chopin’s Raindrop Waltz in B Minor, I am engulfed by the beauty of each chord, the eccentric mixture of sharps and flats. Excitement runs throughout my body as I near crescendos, ending in the highest F, and decrescendos, dipping down to the lowest B. This polished piece has taken me on a long, arduous journey over the past six months. When I began, I was unable to fathom the intricacy and determination that The Waltz demanded of its...









Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
117 Words
I have found that learning about new cultures has allowed me to learn more about myself. Having traveled extensively, I am greatly interested by foreign cultures, lifestyles, and cities. I have traveled to Israel, Mexico, Italy, England, Slovenia, Belgium, Holland, France, Canada, forty three American states, and I will soon be exploring Germany and Poland. While on a trip, I eagerly attempt to use the native language, sometimes to no avail, and to visit world-renown sites as well as local...



Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
162 Words
I played soccer in middle school because many of my friends enjoyed it, and I felt pressure to conform to their interests instead of finding my own. However, in ninth grade, I felt the need to be self reliant, and I decided to try out for the tennis team, which I had desired to do for a while, but had not, for I was fearful of being different. I loved playing for the team, and finally realized that my friends...



Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
115 Words
Throughout my high school experience, I have learned what some of my interests and passions are, and I have begun to explore these interests. One of my greatest interests is history, specifically the roots of Judaism and other European religions. I chose undecided on the application, because the absence of a core curriculum at Johns Hopkins University will allow me to explore all of my interests, and to ultimately decide what I wish to study. Some majors that intrigued me...



College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
49 Words
Don't try and do college summer programs just to increase your chances of getting into...





How I chose schools to apply to
10 Words
Location, programs, core...





How to increase chances at my school
37 Words
You have to be cognizant about what schools are looking for ...





My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
35 Words
I signed up for a ton of things freshman year, and...





My advice about getting recommenders
40 Words
Teachers from high school that I felt I had really connected to....