College Admissions Info

Pitzer College, ‘18
BS, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hey, I'm Jessica! I am currently studying Human Biology/Chemistry at Pitzer College as a first-year. I love to sing, dance, and play my instruments (my main instrument is the bassoon).
From: Miami , Florida
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Hamilton, Howard, Pitzer, Scripps, Skidmore, Spelman, Trinity, Miami
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Haitian Creole, French

Test Scores

Highest ACT:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 5%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Nursing Home Volunteer, Tutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society, Choir, Dance, Marching Band, School Jazz / Orchestra
How Spent Summers:

College Application Essays

Like a djembe drum beating frantically behind my rib cage, I clutch my pounding chest. Trying my hardest to hold back the tears, they wet my cheeks like the Niagara Falls. My body begins to tremble – I was losing control; my mind is clouded with dark thoughts and nothing makes sense anymore. I contemplate the feel of a knife against my naïve skin. “Stop!” my conscience screams. Both aware and fearful of the consequences, I laid there as I...

Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
476 Words
Junior year, I was assigned a social awareness project for my Writing and Rhetoric class. Students were to identify an issue or topic that interests them, research it, and enlighten their peers – I knew exactly what I wanted to write about. Each year, one in five females and one in seven males engage in self-harm and ninety percent of those people started in the adolescent years – including me. I sat down to ponder how I would approach such a topic....

Additional Essay Details:
95 Words
Pitzer College is big on their core values and they want to make sure you are too (in terms of the supplement). What I like about Pitzer is that they do not care about number like most undergraduate institutions. They do not care what you have to bring to the table in terms of making the university look better. What they really care about is what you can bring to the world! If you believe you have these qualities then...

College Admissions Advice

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
20 Words
I recommend volunteering/internships/jobs. Do...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
59 Words
I'm from the city of Miami so Claremont, CA was a great change for me. I like the...