College Admissions Info

Northeastern University, ‘20
BS, Chemical Engineering

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi, my name is Kimberly and I was born and raised in Portland, OR. When applying to colleges, Northeastern was not even on my radar, but now know it's the perfect school for me! If you have any questions about my college admission process, feel free to ask
From: Portland , Oregon
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 12 schools
Accepted At: Northeastern, Tulane, Santa Clara, Villanova, Lafayette, Drexel, Case, U of Portland, Oregon State
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Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

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High School Performance

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Top 5%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Issue of personal significance
658 Words
At the age of six, I observed my mother bartering at the grocery counter for a discount on her lemons. Looking up at her for inspiration, my head filled with dreams of becoming an adult who had her tenacity and confidence; I began to develop a preconceived idea of the perfect adult whom I hoped to become one day. I would be tall and unafraid of bugs. More importantly, I would be willing to speak my mind because, as an...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
213 Words
*I used this essay for Lafayette College, to which I was accepted. Many of my "Why Us" essays were very similar. Northeastern does not have any supplement essays. I’ve always been interested in attending a liberal arts college; however, as someone who wishes to pursue a degree in chemical engineering, it is difficult to find liberal arts colleges that offer specialized, engineering degrees. Thus, attending Lafayette would provide me with a unique opportunity to take several classes outside of...

Additional Essay Details:
656 Words
The informations below is what I put in my additional information section of the common app. The Constitution Team meets as a class during the school, after school, and on weekends. Students are only allowed to be members of the team for one year. The team prepares for a series of competitions that tests students’ knowledge of constitutional law. Such competitions requires a group of six students, or Unit, to answer a series of unknown follow-up questions to a prepared,...

College Admissions Advice

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
74 Words
Co-op is amazing! I didn't know anything about co-op when applying, but it's a six month paid position. This is not an...

My advice about getting recommenders
355 Words
Generally, most colleges require two teacher recommendations. I’ve heard that it’s best to have one recommendation from a humanities teacher and another from a science or math teacher. This will also allow you to show colleges that you are a well rounded student by having teachers in two different areas who can attest to your skills in their subject. However, I know several friends who had two recommendations from an English and History teachers and other peers who received recommendations from a Science and Math teacher and have still been accepted into fantastic universities. It’s best to...

What I’d change about my application process
55 Words
Apply EA to as many schools as you can! I did not feel as though my Common...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
29 Words
Boston is amazing! There are so many opportunities being...