College Admissions Info

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, ‘20
BA, Political Science and Government

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Polisci/Pre-Law Student at Umich, and I'm more than happy to help any rising seniors during the college application process!
From: Detroit , Michigan
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: UMich, Georgetown, Oberlin, Cornell, Vassar, USC, MSU, Wayne State, UMich - Dearborn, EMU, Central Michigan
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team, National Honor Society, American Red Cross, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Choir, Multicultural / International Club
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College Application Essays

“Remember, it is okay to lose, just as long as you know why you lost.” These were the words that were spoken by my debate coach at my very first debate tournament. This simple, yet profound phrase rings into my ears every time I enter a debate space or any other challenging environment. Of course, knowing why you were defeated is the only way to come out victorious, whether in the space of policy debate, sports games, business meetings, or...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
611 Words
For University of Michigan: Even as a student in grade school, I was always excited in class when my Social Studies or English teacher decided to put down the textbooks to discuss a current event, such as the presidential election, a new law that has been passed, or even something that we as a class may be passionate about. As I would raise my hand, eager to provide my own commentary or provide my own "lecture" to the class, I...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
512 Words
For Cornell University: Even in grade school, I was always excited when my teacher had decided to discuss a current event, such as the presidential election, a new law, or even something that the class may be interested in. As I would raise my hand, eager to provide my own commentary or my own "lecture", I would wonder how I would be in front of a camera, reporting about or participating in such an event. I enjoyed the thought of...

Supplemental Essay: Issue of personal significance
515 Words
For QuestBridge: The area around my school has been changing in a myriad of ways in the past year: new businesses are springing up, residents from the suburbs are beginning to move in, and citizens are beginning to take charge into how the community and city should be run. To any person outside of my school community, or even out of my city, this may sound like a dream come true. It is true that these changes are bringing in...

Supplemental Essay: Scholarship application
509 Words
As a child, the phrase "community service" was not expressed simply in words, but rather, it was expressed in actions. I have grown to witness my parents act out of selflessness towards our community and our city in the simplest of ways, from offering to shovel our neighbor's snow to volunteering time in local events such as the Detroit Festival of the Arts. This urge to serve coursed through my veins and did not only inspire me to become a...

Additional Essay Details:
38 Words
For many essays used for both college ans scholarships, I often recycled paragraphs or excerpts to include, especially if the prompts for differing schools had similar questions. This is why I would say keep all of your essays!

College Admissions Advice

Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
42 Words
I managed to be able to not have to take out loans because...

What I’d change about my application process
38 Words
I would have had more people look at my essays, had...

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
66 Words
I interviewed with alumni from Georgetown University, UPenn, and Oberlin, with Georgetown requiring the interview. I found out that during...