slcruz14
slcruz14,
Princeton ‘18
B.A., International Relations
Princeton University '18
Features Included
3
Essays
10
Schools
13
Scores
5
Advice
8
ECs
2
Sports

Background

Hometown Bridgeport, Connecticut
GenderMale
EthnicityHispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language No
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish, German

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Applied for a B.A. in International Relations

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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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...
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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...
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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.
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General 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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High School Performance

GPA
4.00
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 5%
 
High School TypeReligious
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest ACT
30
 
ACT Score Details
 
Highest SAT
2060
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1440
Other SAT Scores
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer, Track & Field

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesCommunity Cleanup / Service, School Theater/Plays, Church, Student Council / Government, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Latino Student Association, Model Congress / Model UN, Other Religious Affiliation
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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