College Admissions Info

Southern Illinois University, ‘20

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

From: chicago , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 8 schools
Accepted At: SIU, Southern Illinois, Ball State, Eastern Illinois, Roosevelt, BenU, ISU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 970
Highest SAT: 1310
Highest ACT:
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ACT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 50%
High School Type: Public
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Dance, Tutoring/Mentoring
How Spent Summers:
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Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

147 Words
I have learned that determination can affect your outcome. Life throws you curve balls. I can not change other people nor control all of my circumstances, but I can dream, I can persevere, and I can overcome obstacles. Not having my father in my life has hurt at times, but it did not stop me from recognizing I have a strong mother that showed me unconditional love. I have had a great mentor and have witnessed how hard work, and...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
909 Words
My family responsibilities and chores are cleaning and washing laundry, walking and feeding my two dogs, washing dishes and cleaning the bathroom and my room. I regularly assist my mom with her physical therapy exercises and provide any physical support she may need. I have worked in the past at 2 part-time positions during the school year, summer, and Christmas break, averaging 25 hours per week. I currently babysit my nephew and God-brother for additional income. My mother is a disabled veteran...

Additional Essay Details:
5 Words
Scholarship was for Horatio Alger

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
76 Words
I choose SIUE after visiting every school on my accepted list and ruling them out one by one. The ultimate deciding factor was...

Why I declined other schools
18 Words
I wanted to find a...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
32 Words
Volunteer, do an internship , keep applying to scholarships (scholarships are...