College Admissions Info

LunaXDC
LunaXDC
Georgetown University ‘20
BS, International Relations

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I could talk about Georgetown all day, so feel free to reach out! I like politics, the outdoors, and cupcakes, of course.
From: Charlotte , North Carolina
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Other Family Member
Admission: Early Action
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: UNC, UC Berkeley
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

2340
SAT
35
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1580
Highest SAT: 2340
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High School Performance

4.47
GPA
Top 10%
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High School Type: Other Private
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Field Hockey
Extracurricular Activities: School Band, Community Cleanup / Service, Gay/Straight Alliance, Diversity Committee / Minority Initiative
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Transition to adulthood
659 Words
Critical Splash Since I was ten, I’ve been going to CampNameEditedOut every summer. As a kid, it was an amazing place to be. Nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains, surrounded by Pisgah Forest, it’s everything I love about my home state: good food, friendly people, and beautiful scenery. Like most campers, I was devastated at age 14 when it was my final summer as a camper. But after leaving camp, I had time to discover myself and my passions...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
495 Words
TEDxDIVERSITY Prone to Hypocrisy: The Disturbing Lack of Intersectionality in Equality Movements “The only position for women in SNCC is prone.” When I read those words off my AP US History packet, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Stokely Carmichael, leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and civil rights champion, was a blatant misogynist. How could someone advocating for equality and basic respect for the Black race discount and discriminate against half of that population? How could someone fight...







Supplemental Essay:
860 Words
Like most middle schoolers, I used to stare at my reflection in the morning while applying my cheap lip gloss and wonder, “Who am I?” Whether it’s the preteen angst or the rapidly occurring changes in their lives, I believe the majority of twelve-year-olds struggle with that question. But I didn’t begin to answer it for myself until high school. Ninth grade was the year I started watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. That’s not crucial...













Additional Essay Details:
33 Words
I felt the best about the ones I was passionate about! The Gtown Personal Essay (not my common one) was best because it was open ended and let me explain myself. GET PROOFREADING

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
209 Words
Yes, Georgetown is really prestigious, but that's not what drew me there. Had Harvard University itself offered me a full ride, I would have apologized to my parents and still ultimately chosen Georgetown. First of all, it's the best in the country for Foreign Service. Second of all, is there a better place to be learning that Washington DC? It's all there!...





What I like about my school’s location and culture
124 Words
Oh lord I could go on forever. I like that Georgetown isn't cliquey or super elitist, I like that most of the students are involved in service, and I LOVE that instead of Greek life, clubs...





List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
186 Words
I only interviewed at Georgetown and Tufts. I'm aware that it was a HUGE mistake not to get one at UChicago, I probably didn't show enough interest. My Gtown interview went well. I was super nervous, but the woman was close to my age and very nice. Standard questions about my activities and interests were...





What I’d change about my application process
89 Words
I would do even more research before and find lots of schools I loved. I'm lucky I got into my top choice--Georgetown--but if I hadn't, it...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
72 Words
I don't like this question because you should know that there's not one "golden ticket" activity. What schools want to see is...





Why I declined other schools
120 Words
First, let me make it clear that both UC Berkeley and UNC Chapel Hill are AMAZING schools, and I'm happy to talk to anyone about their merits, if Georgetown isn't calling your name. To be...





What set me apart from other applicants
277 Words
One thing you'll learn if you apply to Georgetown and are accepted is that they are SO PERSONAL in the letters they send you. You'll get a letter from the President highlighting an aspect of campus Admissions thinks you'll be interested in, and, if you apply EA, you'll get a Christmas card with a handwritten note from your regional admissions officer. Because of those two, I was given a slight insight into what Gtown liked about me. The letter from the Pres...







5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
258 Words
Driven: Georgetown students all want to be here, and all want to earn their time here. They're all always doing something, be it working really hard on a paper, writing a play, starting a company, joining eight million clubs, finding something fun to do in DC, or planning incredible parties. Busy: All this stuff comes with a downside: hoyas typically feel guilty for their free time. If you come here, please remember to slow down and take...







My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
163 Words
I'm most majorly involved in two clubs: The Voice and H*yas for Choice. The Voice, if you haven't obsessively stalked Georgetown and thus don't know, is the major student magazine. I write for the leisure section, which covers music, books, movies, TV, plays, and all that good stuff....





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
189 Words
For Georgetown, you write one personal essay and one school-specific essay. You can use your personal essay from the common app, but I didn't because the Georgetown prompt is far more open ended, and I liked the additional freedom that gave me. So if you're SFS (School of Foreign Service), your essay has nothing to do...





Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to (Georgetown)
78 Words
Georgetown offers some cool ways to get to know the school better beyond touring. 1) Meeting with a dean. If you're the...