College Admissions Info

Valparaiso University, ‘19
BBA, Marketing, French Language and Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I am currently a freshman at Valparaiso University, a marketing and French double major. I applied to over 40 schools and was accepted to each one!
From: Crystal Lake , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: AC, GCU, UNI, Loyola U Chicago, SLU, Belmont, UMaine, JWU, Valparaiso, Alabama, Case, IWU, Marquette
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1510
Highest SAT: 2180
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High School Performance

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Top 25%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Track & Field (Recruited), Volleyball (Recruited)
Extracurricular Activities: American Cancer Society, Best Buddies, Church, French Club, Greek Life (Fraternity/Sorority), Nursing Home Volunteer, Student Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring, Volunteer Coach
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Leaving home
57 Words
It can be really hard to leave the nest. No one likes a chance in routine and a lot of students will struggle when they leave because they are not prepared. Becoming prepared may seem like a waste of time, but it is all a mental game. One of the ways in which I prepared myself is....

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
12 Words
Description using school's mission statement, location, national rankings & personal experience with school.

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
524 Words
Question was: What about your classes at Loyola will help with a significant issue of the 21st century? Here's my response: A significant issue of the 21st century is lack of communication skills. As teenagers, we are constantly texting, tweeting, calling, posting, taking selfies, and sending snap-chats. We need to put down our phones as a whole, and realize there is so much beauty in the world around us. We need to realize we can't always text someone and say ...

Additional Essay Details:
12 Words
Make it true to you, don't try to be something you're not.

College Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
4 Words

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
5 Words
Don't worry,...

What I’d change about my application process
15 Words
Don't try and be the...

What set me apart from other applicants
28 Words
All of my leadership experiences, colleges love that!...

Why I ultimately chose my school
27 Words
I made a spreadsheet of cost, size, location,...

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
31 Words
Apply for any scholarship you can, no matter how...

My advice about getting recommenders
40 Words
Ask the people who know you well, but also make sure you...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
13 Words
Be determined and committed...