College Admissions Info

slcruz14
slcruz14
Princeton University ‘18
BA, International Relations

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Princeton University '18
From: Bridgeport , Connecticut
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: BC, Columbia, Duke, Fordham, Georgetown, Providence, Tufts, Yale
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, German

Test Scores

2060
SAT
30
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1440
Highest SAT: 2060
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Soccer, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Community Cleanup / Service, School Theater/Plays, Church, Student Council / Government, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Latino Student Association, Model Congress / Model UN, Other Religious Affiliation
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College Application Essays

Life, in leading us to a place and time of complete enjoyment and fulfillment, chooses often to take the scenic route. Rather than a simple “point to point” journey, we are taken along long dusty roads, dark valleys, and even around what we originally thought our destination would be. This seemingly cliché concept only became real to me when it hit me square in the face during my junior year. Veering off my path to greatness as a high school...











Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
602 Words
As my last name and fluency in Spanish reflect, I am of Hispanic descent (half Puerto Rican and half Guatemalan to be exact). And at a Jesuit high school nestled in the heart of Fairfield County, I am one of few that share this distinguishing characteristic. However lonely I may be in my ethnicity, it is never cause for shame. Rather, my culture is a source of happiness in my daily life, and the mold from which I developed myself...









Additional Essay Details:
73 Words
My essays are focused primarily on experiences that relate directly to me. Some of the best advice I received concerning college essay topics was to write about things that I don't have to think about. For me, this meant discarding every draft of my essay that I had. However, it was in exchanging my parents' and siblings' stories for my own that I was really able to exhibit myself most efficaciously to schools.

College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
187 Words
Above everything else, your prospective school is a learning institution and it is essential that this be the focus of anyone choosing colleges to apply to. In my own college admissions process, I applied to schools that had a wide range of academic disciplines and room to branch out and deepen my knowledge in each. In...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
82 Words
If I could go back and change one thing about my high school career, I would probably make better use of my summers. Summers are...





What I’d change about my application process
87 Words
Although it was an object of pride during my college admissions process, I (regrettably) did not prepare for standardized tests at all. I consider myself lucky...





What set me apart from other applicants
82 Words
What I believe set me apart from other prospective students is the fact that I didn't take myself too seriously. My college essay and supplements...





Why I ultimately chose my school
104 Words
My choice to attend Princeton came very soon after I was accepted. Primarily, Princeton offered the most money which was an attractive offer. However, other schools have financial aid match and...