College Admissions Info

oliviakylland
oliviakylland
Wesleyan University, ‘20
BA, Art History, Communication and Media Studies, French Language and Literature

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Find me in the art museum. I'm Olivia, incoming freshman at Wesleyan. Happy to help anyone get through the college whirlwind.
From: Bronxville , New York
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Accepted From Waitlist
Applied To: 10 schools
Accepted At: Fairfield, Rhodes, Wesleyan, Skidmore, Richmond, Syracuse
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: French

Test Scores

32
ACT
Highest ACT:
ACT Prep:

High School Performance

3.88
GPA
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: French Club
How Spent Summers:
Application Additional Materials:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Art/acting/singing
672 Words
I struggled to keep my eyes open. I lay there, determined to stay awake, clinging to the cadence of their speech- the rhythm of the murmuring grown-ups voices was putting me to sleep. It was past my bedtime, but I wanted to stay awake and keep listening, though I didn’t quite understand what was being said. Little pitchers have big ears. I have practiced the art of listening from a young age. My family lives for storytelling and talking;...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
639 Words
Driven, generous, spirited – a spider in three words. A diligent breed, spiders succeed at what they choose to pursue, be it business management, social science, or raising children. I was raised by two spiders who proved to be excellent role models. My mother started her own production company and stands on her own two feet. She has taught me what it means to be proud of yourself, what it means to stick with your passions. My father can fix any...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
237 Words
A forty-five-year-old architect has inspired me. Always dependable, cutting his own path in a field he loves. My uncle. Like all alums, he suggested his school for me right off the bat. As I deepened my college search, my top criteria became: close to home, strong Art History program, dynamic group of people. Syracuse, at the top of my list, checks every box. I wanted to hear more than my uncle’s stories from the glory days, so I booked...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
265 Words
Who is the person you dream of becoming and how do you believe Syracuse University can help you achieve this? (Maximum: 250 words) Every millennial woman should aspire to be Sophia Amoruso. Every grown woman should aspire to be her, too. She took a small passion and fueled it into a $250 million business, and takes it all with a grain of salt. At twenty-two, Amoruso’s resume was unimpressive. She had little direction until she artfully marketed her Salvation Army finds...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
319 Words
The Discovery Programs for first semester study abroad give students the opportunity to begin their college experience in a unique and life-changing way. Explain why you are interested in this opportunity, detailing how you have previously adapted to a new environment, culture, language, or time spent away from your family. How would you expect spending your first semester abroad to change you? I was never one for summer camp. I dabbled in it, but it never caught on. But, oh,...





College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
22 Words
I applied to some schools that didn't...





Why I ultimately chose my school
78 Words
I was trying to decide between some scholarship money from Syracuse and my Early Decision waitlist acceptance from Wesleyan. Ultimately, I chose Wesleyan...





Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
84 Words
When I was waitlisted at Wesleyan, I had my guidance/college counselor write a letter to the admissions director from my area. I also wrote...