Ali Mattaway
Ali Mattaway,
BU ‘15
B.S., Advertising
I am a recent graduate of Boston University and I love to create and explore. I am also a big fan of food, fashion, and everything on Netflix. Currently I work in advertising as a Community Manager, but I am working towards a career in Art Direction.
Features Included


Hometown Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Pace University (New York, NY)
  • Pennsylvania State University - University Park (University Park, PA)
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
  • University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
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Boston University (Boston, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Advertising

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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Personal Statement
866 Words
Failure experience, Overcoming personal struggle
Warming the Bench By Ali Mattaway I’ve left something on the bench at Jenkintown High School. No, I didn’t forget my water bottle from field hockey practice, or my smelly shin guards, I left my butt print. As an outgoing eighth grader, I followed all of my native-born “Jenkintonian” friends onto my school’s field hockey team—a sport alien to me having grown up in Miami. Now, I must emphasize the fact that I’ve never been...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
185 Words
Supplement Short Essay: How you learned about BU and what steps you’ve taken to learn more about BU: (5 or 6 sentences) Two family friends—who are like sisters to me—have attended BU. Jeanne, who just graduated in 2010, and her younger sister, Rosie, who will be graduating this spring, consistently and emphatically sing the praises of all that BU has to offer. Showing interests and talents in a random array of subjects, the sisters have made me recognize the diverse...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
434 Words
Supplement Essay 1: Given what you already know about BU, what would you hope to achieve as an undergraduate here? (less than 500 words) I possess ambition and, I believe, a good degree of talent and intellect. Given that, and taking what I have learned about BU myself as well as from current BU students I plan to expose myself to Boston University’s supreme academic and internship opportunities available through the Film & Television department of the College of Communication. In particular,...

General Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
5 Words
Independent, worldly,...
List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
67 Words
I interviewed with Cornell (basically for practice reasons), and the process really taught me how to present myself in the...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
74 Words
INTERNSHIP, INTERNSHIP, INTERNSHIP. Start as soon as you enter high school, if you can. There is nothing a school likes to see...
Post-college plans
119 Words
Currently I work in the social media department at a local advertising agency. I began interning with them my junior year, and once I earned my degree and proved myself within the company, they offered...
How to increase chances at my school
56 Words
In this day in age, you can really get someone's attention via social media. Tweet at your...
Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
42 Words
I did not have/use a private admissions counselor. I went to a...
Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
16 Words
sports (basketball, ice hockey, soccer,...
What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
92 Words
I did not apply undecided, but many people I know made the mistake of applying undecided to CGS (college of general studies) instead of CAS (College of...
What set me apart from other applicants
83 Words
Like I said, I went to a very, very small high school, so that gave me the opportunity to participate in many different extracurricular...
What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
40 Words
I'd establish more club/intramural sports teams for students to participate in....
My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
140 Words
Broomball: this is a sport that is hilarious to watch and play. It's sort of a cross between ice hockey and lacrosse, and it's absolutely ridiculous in the best way. It's also a fantastic way to get to know people. I...

High School Performance

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Top 10%
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
SAT Score Details
Converted SAT Score1270
SAT Prep

AP / IB Classes and Scores


SportsField Hockey, Lacrosse


ActivitiesTutoring/Mentoring, Yearbook, Dance, National Honor Society, Prom Committee, School Theater/Plays, Student Council / Government, Student Activities Committee, School Choir

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